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The iTEC Widget Store [chapter]

David Griffiths, Kris Popat
2015 Re-engineering the Uptake of ICT in Schools  
In order to facilitate the discovery and deployment of widgets the iTEC Widget Store was developed and evaluated.  ...  The iTEC project undertook the task of distributing resources and services for learning activities across a wide range of technological platforms in many different countries.  ...  The expansion of the use of ICT in schools was dominated for a decade by Virtual Learning Environments running on PCs, and projects which supported this platform could be confi dent in achieving strong  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19366-3_8 fatcat:ij4sfgo2fneezahfcu3jxa3bge

Development of the Future Classroom Toolkit [chapter]

Sue Cranmer, Mary Ulicsak
2015 Re-engineering the Uptake of ICT in Schools  
Within this, it focuses on the role of maturity models to enable stakeholders to assess their current context and practice in terms of the level of innovation.  ...  In addition, it shows how the Future Classroom Toolkit can support and encourage stakeholders to take ownership of and augment their own innovative practices using digital technologies for the benefi t  ...  Acknowledgements The success of our work was highly dependent upon participation by stakeholders, European Schoolnet as co-ordinators and the project partners of iTEC.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19366-3_2 fatcat:n6jkfmctcbdvvasg4qwrx244b4

Innovative Technologies for an Engaging Classroom (iTEC) [chapter]

Will J. R. Ellis, Roger Blamire, Frans Van Assche
2015 Re-engineering the Uptake of ICT in Schools  
The uptake of ICT in schools was in iTEC supported by eight strands of activity (Ellis 2014 ), based on the iTEC evaluation fi ndings, ongoing consultation with partners and the recommendations of the  ...  gap", where technology is not yet fully harnessed as a systemic part of everyday classroom practice that integrates learning both in and out of school.  ...  Open Access This chapter is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License, which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19366-3_1 fatcat:cc42l4ymjvdy7oyc7vswe5laq4

Resources Beyond Content for Open Education [chapter]

Frans Van Assche, Victor Alvarez, Douglas Armendone, Joris Klerkx, Erik Duval
2015 Re-engineering the Uptake of ICT in Schools  
While many innovations in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) have emerged over the last two decades, the uptake of these innovations has not always been very successful, particularly in schools.  ...  of open education in the K12 education.  ...  Open Access This chapter is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License, which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19366-3_7 fatcat:u4wapcabrzb7teyeyoxtsqrmzy

The Impact and Potential of iTEC: Evidence from Large-Scale Validation in School Classrooms [chapter]

Cathy Lewin, Sarah McNicol
2015 Re-engineering the Uptake of ICT in Schools  
Towards the end of the project there were growing signs of awareness and uptake, particularly in countries where the approach aligned closely with current policy direction.  ...  This chapter focuses on the impact of iTEC on digital pedagogy; 12 key findings are presented in relation to learning and learners, teaching and teachers, and the potential for system-wide adoption of  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of everyone involved in the evaluation activities in the iTEC project including: Maureen Haldane who co-lead the work initially  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19366-3_9 fatcat:orhufd3xk5e2vlatzh222uhakm

Designing Edukata, a Participatory Design Model for Creating Learning Activities [chapter]

Tarmo Toikkanen, Anna Keune, Teemu Leinonen
2015 Re-engineering the Uptake of ICT in Schools  
However, the full impact of this model and its applicability in the diverse school learning settings across Europe remains to be validated.  ...  In this article we present the design research process and one of its main results: the Edukata toolkit for teachers to design their own Learning Activities to bridge the gap between tie visionary ideas  ...  new practices (86 %); • uptake of ICT (84 %); • enthusiasm for teaching (73 %).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19366-3_3 fatcat:jqanfzpuufbrbolwx3sdpsdjri

The iTEC Technical Artefacts, Architecture and Educational Cloud [chapter]

Frans Van Assche, Luis Anido-Rifón, Jean-Noël Colin, David Griffiths, Bernd Simon
2015 Re-engineering the Uptake of ICT in Schools  
The rationale for the technology developed in the iTEC project follows from its overall aim to re-engineer the uptake of ICT in schools.  ...  enablers for the uptake of ICT, such as providing engaging experiences both for the learner and teacher.  ...  Open Access This chapter is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License, which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19366-3_4 fatcat:r3vgwhrptzd5jpikim3peapzxi

The Composer: Creating, Sharing and Facilitating Learning Designs [chapter]

Bernd Simon, Michael Aram, Frans Van Assche, Luis Anido-Rifón, Manuel Caeiro-Rodríguez
2015 Re-engineering the Uptake of ICT in Schools  
In this chapter we report on the design, implementation, and evaluation of a pedagogical tool referred to as the Composer.  ...  However, to date tools supporting educational modelling languages have not achieved wide adoption in school practice.  ...  There is still a signifi cant number of schools in Europe that lack suffi cient ICT (ITU 2013 ), and at the same time the adoption of ICT also varies between subjects (OECD 2009 ).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19366-3_5 fatcat:3ma7a4v2tfg3hefesds36wyqcm

Recommender Systems [chapter]

Luis Anido-Rifón, Juan Santos-Gago, Manuel Caeiro-Rodríguez, Manuel Fernández-Iglesias, Rubén Míguez-Pérez, Agustin Cañas-Rodríguez, Victor Alonso-Rorís, Javier García-Alonso, Roberto Pérez-Rodríguez, Miguel Gómez-Carballa, Marcos Mouriño-García, Mario Manso-Vázquez (+1 others)
2015 Re-engineering the Uptake of ICT in Schools  
when selecting the most appropriate elements to deploy learning activities in a particular school.  ...  Selecting the more suitable educational resources to create learning activities in the classroom may be a challenging task for teachers in primary and secondary education because of the large amount of  ...  up of experts in the domain and knowledge engineers.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19366-3_6 fatcat:4r3anvh4lrddfdvcw7smsn4ypu

A proposed study on the use of ICT and smart meters to influence consumers' behavior and attitude towards Renewable Energy

C C Fung, S C Tang, K P Wong
2010 IEEE PES General Meeting  
This paper proposes a study and the development of an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) learning tool incorporating the use of smart meters in order to provide knowledge, increase awareness  ...  It is expected that results from this study will provide insights and understanding to encourage RE adoption through the use of ICT and smart meters.  ...  Prior to his present appointment, he worked at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University from 1988 to 2002, and the Department of Electronic and Communication Engineering, Singapore  ... 
doi:10.1109/pes.2010.5589882 fatcat:lhuys5ifavc7tbzxafkjq7idjq

Access to ICT education for girls and women in rural South Africa: A case study

Nomusa Dlodlo
2009 Technology in society  
The study was undertaken through a case study conducted in the Mootse village in the Elandsdoorn area of Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.  ...  This paper describes the impact of socio-economic factors on girls and women's access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education and training in a rural South African environment and recommends  ...  organisational integration and process re-engineering activities [5] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.techsoc.2009.03.003 fatcat:xeugnoq6yfdztfhutje7rifuiy


Bongekile Matsenjwa, Sara Grobbelaar, Isabel A Meyer
2019 South African Journal of Industrial Engineering  
Investment in the development of ICT for rural small-scale farmer development is needed, to customise farming ICT to be user-friendly, and to conduct research on the use of simpler but more appropriate  ...  The success of small-scale farmers in pro-poor value chains is constrained by aspects related to government policies, research and training, community issues, and the quality of existing information and  ...  The major constraints to ICT uptake in pro-poor value chains include the high cost of technology, poor understanding of the value of ICTs, lack of awareness, and personal impediments (e.g., the lack of  ... 
doi:10.7166/30-4-2176 fatcat:kwh4qg5mjrd3ph2hpmbwkqnnki

Quality Labelling for Re-used ICT Equipment to Support Consumer Choice in the Circular Economy

I. Gåvertsson, L. Milios, C. Dalhammar
2018 Journal of Consumer Policy  
This study investigates the potential of establishing a comprehensive labelling scheme for ICT products, covering criteria on product quality, as a way to support the uptake of re-used and remanufactured  ...  Interviews with Swedish ICT stakeholders revealed a trade-off between the information communicated by a label of re-used and remanufactured ICT products and the costs to cover and verify these aspects.  ...  Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10603-018-9397-9 fatcat:bvpstgxddvc5zle6upn6wtcbuq

Supporting UK Teachers through the National Grid for Learning [chapter]

I. Selwood, D. Smith, J. Wisehart
2002 Pathways to Institutional Improvement with Information Technology in Educational Management  
The inquiry concluded that the state of ICT in UK schools was primitive and not improving and that it should be a national priority to increase the use of ICT in schools.  ...  New Labour also commissioned an independent enquiry into the state of ICT in schools (Stevenson, 1997) informed by a survey "The Future of Information Technology in UK Schools" carried out by McKinsey  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-306-47006-6_12 fatcat:je3lx3ly4bhxrcxw5jynfarqhu

Teacher-trainee's competency and institutional level of preparedness for adoption of e-learning in selected teacher training colleges in Kenya

Redempta Kiilu
2018 African Educational Research Journal  
Despite the efforts made by the Kenya government towards technology uptake in schools, teacher training colleges are hardly prepared for e-learning as the study results showed that majority of respondents  ...  to assess the nature of strategies put in place to promote adoption of elearning.  ...  In Chile, internet connected computers serve over 90% of the school population and 80% of the teachers have been trained and acquired pedagogical skills for the Afr Educ Res J 74 adoption of e-learning  ... 
doi:10.30918/aerj.62.18.016 fatcat:ijabzk7gdbhbtgpvm2di3jeixa
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