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Inquiry-Based Learning on the Cloud

Mikroyannidis, Alexander; Okada, Alexandra; Correa, Andre and Scott, Peter (2016). Inquiry-Based Learning on the Cloud. In: Chao, Lee ed. Handbook of Research on Cloud-Based STEM Education for Improved Learning Outcomes. Hershey PA, USA: Information Science Reference, pp. 291–310.

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Abstract

Cloud Learning Environments (CLEs) have recently emerged as a novel approach to learning, putting learners in the spotlight and providing them with the cloud-based tools for building their own learning environments according to their specific learning needs and aspirations. Although CLEs bring significant benefits to educators and learners, there is still little evidence of CLEs being actively and effectively used in the teaching and learning process. This chapter addresses this issue by introducing a European initiative called weSPOT (Working Environment with Social, Personal and Open Technologies for Inquiry-based Learning) for supporting and enhancing inquiry-based learning in STEM education via a cloud-based inquiry toolkit. The chapter presents evidence of using this toolkit within a case study that investigates how a secondary education community of students / co-learners selects information sources on the web and identifies factors associated with the reliability of information sources during their collaborative inquiry (co-inquiry) project in online environments.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2016 IGI Global
ISBN: 1-4666-9924-8, 978-1-4666-9924-3
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 45437
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2016 08:59
Last Modified: 02 May 2017 16:19
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/45437
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