Publications

Members’ research

Key academic publications by members

  • Allen, A. Preston, C. Payton, M. and Pickering, S. (2011) Safeguarding learners in a digital world: e-Safety module information for Further Education & Skills providers & learners. Becta Coventry. http://tinyurl.com/esafety-FE-Skills-outstream
  • Cuthell J.P. (2012) Learning in Liminality Available from: http://www.virtuallearning.org.uk/?p=586
  • Cuthell, J., & Preston, C. (2012). Tracking the stages of learning: concept maps as representations of liminal space. Themes in Science and Technology Education, 5(1/2), 79-94. http://earthlab.uoi.gr/thete/index.php/theste (click the English journal icon)
  • Cuthell, J. P, L. Cych, Preston, C. (2011) Learning in Liminal Spaces. Paper presented at Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments Conference, University of Bremen. Available from http://www.virtuallearning.org.uk/
  • Cuthell, J. P. (2009) Thinking Things Through – Collaborative Online Professional Development. In: Lindberg, J. O & Olofsson, A. D. Online Learning Communities and Teacher Professional Development: Methods for Improved Education Delivery. Hershey, IGI Global http://www.virtuallearning.org.uk/?p=586
  • Cuthell, J. P.; C. Preston (2009) The Use of Concept Maps for Collaborative Knowledge Construction.  Available online:http://www.mirandanet.ac.uk/mirandamods/archive/the-use-of-concept-maps-for-collaborative-knowledge-construction/
  • Cuthell, J. P. (2008) The Role of a Web-based Community in Teacher Professional Development. International Journal of Web Based Communities, Vol. 2, No. 8 2008, pp. 115 – 139. Geneva, Inderscience http://www.virtuallearning.org.uk/?p=586
  • Daly, C, Pachler N. and Pelletier, C. (2009) Continuing professional development in ICT for teachers: A literature review Report One Becta. http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/3183/ last accessed 230514
  • Daly, C., Pachler N., and Pelletier, C. (2009) Continuing Professional Development in ICT for teachers. Becta Report two  http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/3184/ last accessed 230514
  • Davis, N., C. Preston, and I. Sahin (2009a). ICT teacher training: evidence for multilevel evaluation from a national initiative.British Journal of Education Technology (BJET). Volume 40. Issue 1 (January 2009 ) (Published Online: Feb 5 2008 12:00AM): 135–148.DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2007.00808.x
  • Davis, N. E., C. Preston and I. Sahin (2009b). Training teachers to use new technologies impacts multiple ecologies: Evidence from a national initiative’. British Educational Research Journal (BJET). Volume 40. Issue 5 (September 2009).
  • Howell Richardson, C. and C. Preston (2007). Multimodal concept mapping in teaching and learning. Editorial: Fascinating cultural artifacts: multimodal concept mapping in teaching and learning. Reflecting Education www.reflectingeducation.net/index.php/reflecting. Last accessed 15th February 2011.
  • Leask, M., Preston, C. and Younie, S. (2014) ‘Translational research and knowledge mobilisation – strategies from the Campbell Collaboration and MESH (Mobilising, Managing and Mapping Educational Specialist knowHow), BERA Symposium, British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Institute of Education, University of London, 23-25 September, 2014.
  • Leask, M and C. Preston (2009) E-tools for Future Teachers: Becta, Coventry with Brunel University: download here.
  • Pachler, N, C. Preston, J. Cuthell,  A. Allen and Pinheiro Torres (2011) The ICT CPD Landscape in England Becta download here.  A section from this about good teachers who are reluctant to use digital technologies can be downloaded here.
  • Preston, C,  S. Younie, R. Turner (2015) Listening to Learn; An Evaluation of Classroom Audio Distribution Technology for Enriching Teaching and Learning. A MirandaNet Fellowship publication in association with LightSpeed: summary: report
  • Preston, C, J. Wilde, K. Cameron and S. Nusrat (2014) The relationship between parental engagement, digital home-school links and pupil achievement. A MirandaNet Fellowship publication  in association with Groupcall here
  • Preston, C. Learning to use ICT in classrooms: teachers’ and trainers’ perspectives. Looking at the UK NOF ICT training (1999 - 2004)  here.
  • Preston, C. and S. Younie (2014) When the Funding Ends: Using the Handson ICT MOOC as a Key Element in Research and Development Projects presented at the Make Learn conference, Human Capital without Borders: Knowledge and Learning for Quality of Funded by the EU ICT Industry, Portoroc, Slovenia.http://www.mirandanet.ac.uk/researchexchange/eu-handson-ict/
  • Preston, C. and S. Younie (2014) From a community of practice perspective learning in a MOOC can be a lonely business. MoodleMoot conference, Korper, Slovenia http://www.mirandanet.ac.uk/researchexchange/eu-handson-ict/
  • Preston, C. and S. Younie (2014-in press) Mentoring in a Digital World: what are the issues? Key Competencies in Informatics and ICT (KEYCIT 2014) July 1-4 conference July 1st-5th Conference Proceedings
  • Preston, C. and M. Scott Baker 2014 (in press) Do young children need access to computers as much as they need to play with sand and water? Section: ICT in the Early Years: Teaching and Learning with ICT series: Eds, Leask and Younie, Routledge.
  • Preston, C. (2014)   Join the EU HandsOn ICT MOOC,  ITTE Newsletter Summer no. 72.
  • Preston, C (2013) Innovation in teaching and learning: using web-enabled video technology to build professional capital through reflective practice, coaching and collaboration. The value of web-based video in Professional Development. Braided Learning Journal in MirandaNet Publications in association with IRIS Connect.
  • Preston, C. (2013) The price of beauty and usefulness in learning. A study of value for money in nursery setting. Braided Learning Journal. MirandaNet publications in association with Community Playthings.
  • Preston, C. and J. Cuthell (2012) MirandaMods: From Practice to Praxis in Informal Professional Learning Contexts. In C. Jimoyiannis (Ed.) Research on e-Learning and ICT in Education, Springer pp 17-28. Chapter 2.
  • Preston, C. (2011) Gaining insight into educators’ understanding of digital technologies: three models for the analysis of multi-dimensional concept maps. Doctorate in International Education, Institute of Education, University of London library.
  • Preston, C. (2009). Exploring semiotic approaches to analysing multidimensional concept maps using methods that value collaboration. Handbook of Research on Collaborative Learning Using Concept Mapping. P. Torres and R. Marriott. Hershey, Pennsylvania/USA, Information Science Reference.
  • Preston C. and J. Cuthell (2009). From practice to praxis – through work based teaching and learning , WLE Centre, Institute of Education, University of London. London.
  • Preston, C (2008) Braided learning: an emerging process observed in e-communities of practice. International Journal of Web Based Communities,   2008 – Vol. 4, No.2  pp. 220 – 243
  • Preston, C. (2007) Braided Learning: promoting active professionals in education. New International Theories and Models Of and For Online Learning. C. Haythornthwaite. Chicago IL, USA, First Monday. www.firstmonday.org/
  • Preston C. (2007) The development of personalised learning in e-communities in Pictures of Personalisation: A global view of the personalisation of learning, Ed. Angela MacFarlane, DfES and BESA
  • Preston, C. and J.P. Cuthell (2007) Perspectives on ICT CPD: Past, Present and Future. The experiential learning of advisers responsible for school teachers’ ICT CPD programmes. WLE Centre, Institute of Education London. Available online.
  • Preston, C. (2005)  Social Networking between professionals: what is the point?  A chapter in Self-regulated Learning in Technology. Edited Stephans, K, R. Carneiro and Underwood, J. Enhanced Learning Environments TACONET Lisbon, Portugal, Shaker Verlag.
  • Preston, C. and Cuthell, J. (2005) Teaching in ICT rich environments – using e-learning to create a knowledge base for 21st century teachers. A chapter in M. Leask and Pachler, N (eds) (2nd edn 2005) Teaching and Learning using ICT in the Secondary School, London, Routledge.
  • Preston, C, B. Mannova and Lengel, L (2004) Building communities of practice in “New” Europe a chapter in A Brown, and N Davis (eds): Digital Technology, Communities and Education: World Year Book of Education – 2004 Routledge Falmer
  • Preston, C. (2004). Learning to use ICT in Classrooms: teachers’ and trainers’ perspectives: an evaluation of the English NOF ICT teacher training programme (1999-2003): summary, full evaluation report and emergent trends for teacher educators and staff-trainers. London, funded by the Teacher Training Agency www.mirandanet.ac.uk/tta.
  • Preston, C. and Danby, M. (2004) Who are the supply teachers? Research for Select Education into the characteristics of supply teachers and their professional needs. Read more here. www.mirandanet.ac.uk/associates/select.htm
  • Preston, C. and Danby, M. (2004) Building professional capacity in new media skills – An evaluation of the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) for Educators www.astonswann.co.ukwww.educatorsecdl.comwww.mirandanet.ac.uk/associates/astonswann.htm
  • Younie, S., Leask, M. and Burden, K. (2014) Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School. London: Routledge.

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