Learning Observations

This section is made up of articles, papers and other published items written and produced by MirandaNet Friends, Scholars, Associates and Partners. It is a collection built up over several years and covers a wide range of topics directly related to education in all its forms, from kindergarten to MOOCs.

A range of styles is to be found here from qualitative narrative descriptions of situated learning through to data-based analytical evaluations of tools and methods. The content is not presented in a consistent style or voice. It is a community collection with a wide geographical scope with contributions from members in Africa, China, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East, North America, Pakistan, and Russia. English is not a first language for many of our international members. We celebrate their contributions to the MirandaNet Knowledge Hub.

The full, unfiltered list is also available here, allowing readers to make their own selections. Some content is restricted to logged in users.

Current Contents


Cognitive Development

Cognitive development is a field of study in neuroscience and psychology focusing on a child’s social, intellectual and emotional development. MirandaNet members investigate ways to enhance or augmenting the development of thinking in children through the innovative use of technologies, in creating innovative environments where they can work collaboratively, and also in understanding the wider social and ethical implications of technology on the lives of children as they mature.

◄ Learning Communities ►


These studies examine some of the ways in which online communities can be formed and maintained with the use of technology and used as part of a blended learning experience, of for professional development.

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Digital Lives

MirandaNet, one of the strongest and best-established online education communities, has at its core the use of digital technologies to enhance learning.

These observations on learning look at some of the ways in which the affordances of technology are shaping the lives and work of young people.

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Flipped Learning

Recently MirandaNet Fellows have been looking at the power of Flipped Learning. This pedagogy contrasts with the conventional paradigm of schooling – rows of desks, learners facing the teacher, time neatly segmented.

Flipped Learning shows teachers how to  adapt to the possibilities offered by technologies to re-shape what we think of as learning and how it is structured. These three learning observations show how some MirandaNet professionals are facing that challenge.

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Global ICT Practice: International Studies

MirandaNet, one of the strongest and best-established online education communities, has at its core the use of digital technologies to enhance learning.

Members of the community come from across the world. These Observations reflect the work they are doing in their own countries, and the ways in which they share their knowledge and experiences with colleagues.

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Knowledge Creation

MirandaNet, one of the strongest and best-established online education communities, has at its core the use of digital technologies to enhance learning.

No longer do learners have to work in isolation. Online communities and digital tools have facilitated collaborative learning and the co-construction of knowledge across conventional constraints of time, demographics and frontiers. These Learning Observations trace the journeys that some MirandaNet Fellows have made.

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Learning Spaces

The conventional paradigm of schooling – rows of desks, learners facing the teacher – is adapting to the possibilities offered by technologies to re-shape what we think of as learning. These Observations show how some MirandaNet professionals are facing that challenge.

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Teaching and Learning: Innovations in Pedagogy

MirandaNet, one of the strongest and best-established online education communities, has at its core the use of digital technologies to enhance learning.

Keeping pace with innovation is never more of a challenge than when managing learners and classrooms. These Observations show how MirandaNet professionals have risen to that challenge, and their reflections on the ways in which learning and teaching have been enhanced.

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Professional Development

MirandaNet, one of the strongest and best-established online education communities, has at its core the use of digital technologies to enhance learning.

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Visual Learning

MirandaNet, one of the strongest and best-established online education communities, has at its core the use of digital technologies to enhance learning.

These Learning Observations explore the effect that the Visual has on learning and teaching. By embedding digital tools in the curriculum young learners are able to develop and extend their understanding of concepts and processes.

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