The TPEA Blog

News and stories from our members and the education sector

Teaching with learning analytics

Professor Wilfried Admiraal from Leiden University in the Netherlands introduces the idea of teaching with learning analytics as an introduction to his recent TPEA journal article: ‘Teaching with learning analytics: How to connect computer-based assessment data with classroom instruction?’

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Covid-19 and the role of technology

TPEA Journal call for papers. The spread of Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in schools closing and a global increase in technological solutions to enable children and young people to continue learning.

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Couldn’t be BETTer!

Fresh from the excitement of this year’s BETT show at Excel, Dr Elizabeth Hidson from the University of Sunderland captures her thoughts on the event.

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Research safaris

At BETT 2020 TPEA introduced the idea of research safaris -linking the research members presented at BETT  to international audiences to educational products which bring benefits to learners. Learn more about the Research Safaris and of the benefits of joining TPEA from this new members video.

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APPy or UnAPPY kids: Should young children learn online more?

This week, the Department for Education (DfE) published a list of the top six educational apps for two-to five-year-olds to encourage parents to boost their children’s learning at home in speaking, writing and reading.

But is more time online a good or bad thing for young children?

Dr Jane Murray, Associate Professor in Education (Early Years) and Dr Helen Caldwell, Senior Lecturer in Education (ITE) from the University of Northampton argue the cases for and against.

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New Year, New Topic?

by Elizabeth Hidson

Can it be that we have been stuck for so long in this loop of arguing about the old ICT curriculum versus the new Computing curriculum?

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The Power of Song

by Ian Rae

I have never failed to be surprised by the incredible power of music to re-create memories. I only have to hear a piece of music from my past and almost immediately my mind will go back to the time when I first heard that piece of music, or I will be reminded of locations and occasions where and when I used to hear it played.

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