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

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Austin, Roger, Smyth, Jane, Mallon, Marie, Rickard, Angela, Flynn, Patricia and Metcalfe, Nigel (2009) Cross-border Digital school partnerships. Dissolving Boundaries 1999-2009 (2009). The Department of education, Northern Ireland and the Department for Education and Science, Dublin. University of Ulster. 49 pp. [Research report (external)]

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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,

Item Type:Research report (external)
Keywords:ICT, schools, inter-cultural education, collaborative learning, professional development
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
ID Code:9399
Deposited By:Prof Roger Austin
Deposited On:04 Feb 2010 15:51
Last Modified:11 Sep 2014 12:47

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