Cross-border Digital school partnerships. Dissolving Boundaries 1999-2009 (2009)

Roger Austin, Jane Smyth, Marie Mallon, Angela Rickard, Patricia Flynn, Nigel Metcalfe

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Abstract

This report summarises research carried out between 1999-2009 with teachers and pupils involved in the Dissolving Boundaries programme which has used ICT to foster collaborative learning between schools in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.The report uses a case study approach of links between 'special',primary and secondary schools to illuminate the impact of the programme on pupils' perceptions and achievements. The study also highlights the impact on teachers' use of ICT and examines the nature of collaborative learning that has been fostered through the use of a virtual learning Environment and video-conferencing.Austin.R, Smyth.J, Mallon.M Rickard A, Flynn.P, Metcalfe.N,
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages49
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2009

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Austin, R., Smyth, J., Mallon, M., Rickard, A., Flynn, P., & Metcalfe, N. (2009). Cross-border Digital school partnerships. Dissolving Boundaries 1999-2009 (2009).
Austin, Roger ; Smyth, Jane ; Mallon, Marie ; Rickard, Angela ; Flynn, Patricia ; Metcalfe, Nigel. / Cross-border Digital school partnerships. Dissolving Boundaries 1999-2009 (2009). 2009. 49 p.
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(2006) Learning transformation with technology: a question of sociocultural contexts? International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 19 (4): 519-539. Reimann, P. (2008) Learning the wiki way. EQ Australia, Winter: 17-18 Ruth, A. and Houghton, L. (2009) The wiki way of learning. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 25(2): 135-152. Sundberg, P. A. (2001) Building positive attitudes among geographically-diverse students: The Project I-57 experience. Paper presented at the National Educating Computing Conference, NECC 2001, Building on the Future, Chicago, IL. Tan, O. S. (2005) Knowledge building in inter-school e-learning communities in Hong Kong: an extensional Asian model in project-based learning. Information Technology, Education and Society, 6 (1): 63- 79. Wenger, E. (1998) Communities of practice: learning, meaning, and identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Wong, L. F., and Trinidad, S. G. 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Austin R, Smyth J, Mallon M, Rickard A, Flynn P, Metcalfe N. Cross-border Digital school partnerships. Dissolving Boundaries 1999-2009 (2009). 2009. 49 p.