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What the Research Says Event: The Potential and Impact of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)

MirandaNet is collaborating and supporting this event at the London Knowledge Lab on 26 September 2014 that follows up on a series that began in 2012 based on a short discussion document titled “Technology can help us learn faster, better, deeper …” so where are we now in 2014? Perhaps there are more questions than answers but evidence is emerging showing us where the right kind of context of use of technology does illustrate impact on learning. But what is the right kind of context of use? Can this knowledge be shared?

This what the research event explores, discusses and debates: how can teachers use old and new learning technology to drive learning innovation and discover what works and why? What is the potential and impact of technology on teaching and learning experience? What is the evidence that pedagogies using technology help us learn any better?  What are students’ expectations of learning through technology? How might we facilitate students to reflect on the role of technology when learning?

MirandaNet will be debating the research they have done with  IRIS Connect, LightSpeed and Groupcall in particular who will demonstrate their products along with BrainPop, Tablet Academy and Frog....

The event will include more presentations, demos and discussions to exchange experiences of the challenges faced in education, and to test how well and where technology help teachers to discover and create innovative learning experiences. And what is the view of the students? Are they equipped to get the best out of this kind of learning?

What does the evidence tell us about the types of teaching and learning taking place?

What is “it” that makes a difference to classroom and online teaching learning?

What are students’ learning expectations from digital technology? What are teachers’ learning expectations of digital technology?

The ETAGs submission to UK Ministers: Gove, Hancock and Willetts.

You will find our website, MirandaNet Transforming Education; making policy here. We think this should be the beginning of a wider engagement in commenting on existing policies and developing new ideas and approaches collaboratively. Ministers are also looking for schools with good practice to visit. Please send suggestions:



MirandaNet members have done more for the ETAGs submission to the three UK Ministers than was probably required. In fact, we have not only submitted to ETAGs but created a website of though- pieces and an overview of where members think policy should be heading in the future based on our collaborative past and present knowledge and experience.

Many thanks to the members who joined in the face to face and online knowledge creation events. If we do nothing else but start the process of creating, supporting and participating in creation of a large scale data hub for Education based on the principals of data management services for advancing teaching and learning this will be a huge contribution. This critical paradigm shift will enable the UK to maintain and be Education leaders. However, this decision requires putting education, the learners and the teaching professionals centre stage. Building around such decisions, such as CPD, shared knowledge and practice through the large communities and networks that exist will be essential. Any systems set in place must work beyond a particular government.

Education and its needs are long term and if nothing else is possible then resources built by society should be accessible by the society if they are to bring national and international benefit.

Such a change in policy setting will require privacy and citizen rights of access and protection of use to be set at the foundation. Companies and governments making inappropriate use of the data should be held to the highest accountability.


MirandaNet FellowshipFor 20 years more than 750 MirandaNet Fellowship members in 80 countries have committed to sharing their experience and expertise in educational innovation using digital technologies by publishing new professional knowledge in this fast moving field. Membership is free, and members ...


iCatalystThe iCatalyst Educational Innovation Consultancy draws on a team of experienced MirandaNet Fellows to undertake international research, development and dissemination projects. A particular expertise is action research-based professional development programmes for schools, ...

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World EcitizensMirandaNet Fellows built the World Ecitizens website after the events of 9/11 in New York to provide students from all nations and cultures with the opportunity to express how they will 'Create the World WE want'. One development in this area is the Peace Room where students can nominate the ...



MirandaNet works with valued associates who support the Fellows in their action research projects and knowledge exchange activities.

BESA |BETT |BrainPOP |Brother |Follett |Fit2Learn |Groupcall |icould |Ingot |IRIS Connect |Light Speed |Meru Networks |MESH |Steljes Limited |Tablet Academy |Toshiba |University of Bedfordshire |Yellow Dot