ICT

Protecting Children Online: Teachers' perspectives on eSafety
Protecting Children Online: Teachers' perspectives on eSafety
Helen Aston and Bernadetta Brzyska February 2012, Research Report

This report provides an analysis of the responses to questions from a teacher survey for the DfE's Vital Programme covering the topics of e-safety, cyberbullying, mobile phones and social networking.



International comparison of computing in schools
International comparison of computing in schools
Linda Sturman, Linda Sturman , Juliet Sizmur and Juliet Sizmur January 2012, Research Report

This NFER survey forms part of a Royal Society project looking at how ICT and Computing is taught in schools.



Connecting digital literacy between home and school
Connecting digital literacy between home and school
Lyndsay Grant December 2010, Research Report

This report describes the connections and discontinuities between children’s digital literacy practices at home and in school in two primary and two secondary schools.



Digital literacy professional development resource
Digital literacy professional development resource
Sarah Payton and Cassie Hague December 2010, Classroom Materials

This resource is designed to support primary and secondary teachers to integrate the development of students’ digital literacy into everyday learning.



"It's not chalk and talk anymore": School approaches to developing students' digital literacy
Cassie Hague December 2010, Research Report

This document is the result of a nine-month research project investigating teacher and student experiences of school-based digital literacy interventions.



Games-based learning experiences: Testing the principles with teachers and students
Games-based learning experiences: Testing the principles with teachers and students
Kieron Kirkland, Mary Ulicsak and Marisa Harlington December 2010, Research Report

This report outlines the findings from three workshops with teachers and students in which they gave feedback on the relative importance of key learning elements identified in digital games.



Children's online risks and safety: A review of the available evidence
Children's online risks and safety: A review of the available evidence
Thomas Spielhofer March 2010, Research Report

This review presents findings from the mapping study carried out by NFER on behalf of the DCSF, under the auspices of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCISS).



Harnessing Technology: schools survey 2008: Report 1: analysis
Harnessing Technology: schools survey 2008: Report 1: analysis
Paula Smith, Peter Rudd and Misia Cochlan September 2008, Research Report

This reports details the findings from the Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2008, an annual, representative, national survey of ICT in primary, secondary and special schools.



Beyond the digital divide: Rethinking digital inclusion for the 21st century
Beyond the digital divide: Rethinking digital inclusion for the 21st century
Neil Selwyn and Keri Facer January 2007, Research Report

This report considers the reasons why the digital divide remains a complex and entrenched social problem.



Impact of e-learning in further education: Survey of scale and breadth
Impact of e-learning in further education: Survey of scale and breadth
Sarah Golden, Tami McCrone, Matthew Walker and Peter Rudd May 2006, Research Report

DfES commissioned NFER to assess the impact of e-learning, which includes any learning that involves the use of ICT, in FE.



Evaluation of the East Midlands Broadband Consortium: Final report
Evaluation of the East Midlands Broadband Consortium: Final report
Karen Lewis, David Teeman and Lesley Kendall February 2006, Research Report

This evaluation examined the role and development of the East Midlands Broadband Consortium and the benefits of broadband connections to schools.



The potential of open source approaches for education
The potential of open source approaches for education
Seb Bacon and Teresa Dillon January 2006, Research Report

The paper does not discuss the pros and cons of schools adopting open source software systems, but examines the possibilities opened up by pursuing an open source philosophy.



Evaluation of the East Midlands Broadband Consortium: Connectivity in schools. Findings from an online survey
Evaluation of the East Midlands Broadband Consortium: Connectivity in schools. Findings from an online survey
Karen Lewis, Lesley Kendall and David Teeman April 2005, Research Report

This evaluation examined the role and development of the East Midlands Broadband Consortium and the benefits of broadband connections to schools.



Literature review in informal learning with technology outside school
Literature review in informal learning with technology outside school
Julian Sefton-Green January 2004, Research Report

This report focuses on children’s use of digital resources that are viewed as leisure activities and are often viewed by educational establishments as outside the realm of valued educational experience.



New technologies supporting teaching and learning
New technologies supporting teaching and learning
Mark Cunningham, Sue Harris, Kirstin Kerr and Rhona McEune November 2003, Research Report

This study, which forms part of the Local Government Association's Educational Research Programme, explored the ways in which some of the new technologies have been used in schools and classrooms.



Literature review in thinking skills, technology and learning
Literature review in thinking skills, technology and learning
Rupert Wegerif January 2002, Research Report

This review explores some of the claims that have been made in the area of new technologies and summarises the useful findings that emerge from research.



INSET for IT: A review of the literature relating to preparation for and use of IT in schools
INSET for IT: A review of the literature relating to preparation for and use of IT in schools
Sue Harris February 1999, Research Report

This report reviews the literature relating to preparing teachers to use, and using, IT in primary and secondary schools.



Schools' IT policies
Schools' IT policies
Sue Harris November 1994, Research Report

Based on an analysis of primary and secondary schools' IT policies, this report considers the range of information provided in IT policy documents.



Software in schools: The provision, acquisition and use of computer software in primary and secondary schools
Software in schools: The provision, acquisition and use of computer software in primary and secondary schools
Sue Harris and Christina Preston December 1993, Research Report

This report provides information on the range of software available, including programs obtainable from LEA computer centres and the kinds of software purchased by schools.



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