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Educational informatics: an emerging research agenda

Levy, P., Ford, N., Foster, J., Madden, A.D., Miller, D., Nunes, J.M.B., McPherson, M.A. and Webber, S. (2003) Educational informatics: an emerging research agenda. Journal of Information Science, 29 (4). pp. 298-310. ISSN 0165-5515

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Abstract

This paper discusses educational informatics as a research field and provides an overview of the scope of work in this, and closely related, areas by members of the Department of Information Studies at the University of Sheffield. Current work in Sheffield focuses on the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in universities and schools, seeking to understand the effects of using ICTs in educational practice on learners, teachers and learning support staff. It also seeks to develop practical knowledge of relevance to the design and facilitation of ICT-enabled learning environments. The paper highlights the interdisciplinary nature of this research, and discusses theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches that are being used by Sheffield researchers. It concludes by suggesting that library and information science has a distinctive contribution to make to the study of ICT-enabled learning, and that there is a need for further discussion within the literature of this emergent field of inquiry.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Information Studies
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2009 14:07
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2009 14:26
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/01655515030294006
Status: Published
Publisher: Sage
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1177/01655515030294006
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/8093

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