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Technology Enhanced Learning or Learning driven by Technology?

Students’ expectations have evolved during the last decade about how and when to study. Traditional teaching methodologies based on static material or master classes are not always the best approach to promote learning. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have been introduced to enhance the way the teaching is undertaken. Utilizing ICT in education, or in other words Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), can facilitate efficient e-learning models where technology helps learners to build students’ knowledge. Online learning is continuously promoting new methodologies for learning by using the technology as a cornerstone for this type of development. Onsite teaching focuses on maintaining the interest of the learner by applying active learning or by moving to blended learning and using the technology as a new resource in the learning process. Thus, instructors and practitioners face revolutionary changes in teaching methodologies since the introduction of TEL. Technology is evolving incredibly fast, new trends are appearing and, also, the expectations of all actors (i.e. teacher and learners). Technology is helping to develop new teaching methodologies but technology is not the only resource to foster students’ knowledge. This thematic series focuses on disseminating learning experiences and critical studies enhanced by technology and not compelled by the use of technology. 

Edited by Denise Whitelock, Eric Ras, Nicola Capuano, Maria Jesús Marco Galindo and David Baneres

  1. Content type: Research article

    This study assessed the efficacy of an interactive Moodle lesson teaching the subject of references commonly used to answer drug information (DI) questions on pharmacy student performance and retention. Studen...

    Authors: Christopher S. Wisniewski and Melissa B. Hortman

    Citation: International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education 2019 16:8

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The OER movement has empowered researchers and educators to become more innovative in their teaching and learning, through the openness and flexibility. The use and adaptation of OER have been recommended as a...

    Authors: Thanuja Chandani Sandanayake

    Citation: International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education 2019 16:3

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Today, learning is perceived as a challenge that must be faced simultaneously on numerous fronts. Indeed, learning is no longer confined to the classroom. Students have the opportunity to learn inside and outs...

    Authors: M. Laura Angelini and Amparo García-Carbonell

    Citation: International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education 2019 16:2

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