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Show simple item record Marcus-Quinn, Ann McGarr, Oliver 2015-03-05T11:21:31Z 2015-03-05T11:21:31Z 2013
dc.identifier.citation . en_US
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This research study developed curricular specific open educational resources for the teaching of poetry at Junior Cycle in Irish post-primary schools. It aimed to capture the collaborative design and development process used in the development of the digital resources and describe and evaluate the implementation of the resources by teachers in different educational contexts. The research employed a case study approach as it was seen as the most suitable methodological approach to capture the richness of the design and implementation of the resource, which was developed in collaboration with six practicing teachers and implemented in three different schools with various classroom settings. Through the use of semi-structured teachers interviews, student questionnaires and classroom observations the research methodology employed aimed to capture the richness of the experience from the participants’ perspective. The study found that the resource was adopted in very different ways across the participating schools. The study raises questions about the use of digital resources in schools and the possible emergence of a second digital divide, which is not the use of the technology and the extent to which it is used in a constructive and meaningful way to enhance the students learning experience en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Research en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Internet Research, Theory, and Practice: Perspectives from Ireland, Fowley, C English, C & Thouësny, S;pp. 277-303
dc.rights © 2013 by en_US
dc.subject open educational resources en_US
dc.subject poetry en_US
dc.subject second digital divide en_US
dc.title Digital divide in post primary schools en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor National digital Learning Repository en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor NDLR en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1400961

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