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Inquiry-Based Learning on the Cloud

Mikroyannidis, Alexander; Okada, Alexandra; Correa, Andre and Scott, Peter (2020). Inquiry-Based Learning on the Cloud. In: Information Resources Management Association ed. Cognitive Analytics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Global, pp. 529–549.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-2460-2.ch027
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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
ISBN: 1-79982-460-8, 978-1-79982-460-2
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Education
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 70033
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2020 13:23
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2020 13:39
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/70033
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