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Maximising motivators for technology-enhanced learning for further education teachers: moving beyond the early adopters in a time of austerity

Armstrong, Emily J.

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Technology-enhanced learning (TEL) has become a prominent issue in further education (FE) since the publication of the Further Education Learning Technology Action Group (FELTAG) report in 2014, but many initiatives have concentrated on digital competence without investigating the role of staff attitudes and motivation in extending their use of new technologies. This research explored the views and experiences of FE staff using technology to support learning and the impact of these on their motivation to develop a technology-enhanced curriculum in their subject. The aim was to identify any common themes or factors linked to positive engagement with TEL which could inform institutional efforts to increase the extent and effectiveness of TEL use. This research used a mixed-methods approach to attempt to provide a broader and more reliable view of attitudes and also considered the similarities and differences between the experiences of further and higher education teachers through comparison with Bennett’s (2014) Digital Practitioner Framework and the particular barriers found in the resource-constrained environment of FE. It summarises the key factors identified as likely to influence staff engagement with TEL, and recommends how such motivating factors could be maximised and how potential barriers could be addressed.

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Armstrong, E. J. (in press). Maximising motivators for technology-enhanced learning for further education teachers: moving beyond the early adopters in a time of austerity. Research in Learning Technology, 27, https://doi.org/10.25304/rlt.v27.2032

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 28, 2019
Online Publication Date Feb 28, 2019
Deposit Date Jun 11, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jun 11, 2019
Journal Research in Learning Technology
Print ISSN 2156-7069
Publisher Taylor & Francis Open
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
DOI https://doi.org/10.25304/rlt.v27.2032
Keywords Education; Computer Science Applications
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/1970004

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