Learning through technology: a report on the implementation of a "new" e-learning tool

Jane Mattisson, Teri Schamp-Bjerede

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    This article discusses an on-going pilot project for improving essay writing at Kristianstad University, Sweden. It presents a so-called boilerplate which has been designed for Master’s-level English students. This e-learning tool is used as a cognitive tool that facilitates learning with as opposed to learning through technology. The boilerplate is part of a joint learning system (Kim & Reeves, 2007) in which there are three equal participants in the learning process: the tool, learner, and activity.

    As technology is increasingly implemented in education, there is a need to understand pedagogical processes that not only take into consideration the student, but how the technology is used by the student. Our paper discusses the e-learning tool created at Kristianstad University, and looks at the first, preliminary results of its use in connection with pedagogical issues, usability, and interaction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)146-157
    Number of pages11
    JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
    Issue number23
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    • Pedagogy (50301)


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