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Listening to Learn: Reflections on
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An Evaluation of Classroom Audio Distribution
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An Evaluation of Classroom Audio Distribution
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An Evaluation of Classroom Audio Distribution
Technology for Teaching and Lear...
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An Evaluation of Classroom Audio Distribution
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An Evaluation of Classroom Audio Distribution
Technology for Teaching and Lear...
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An Evaluation of Classroom Audio Distribution
Technology for Teaching and Lear...
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An Evaluation of Classroom Audio Distribution
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Listening to Learn: Reflections on Creating an Effective Learning Environment – Sarah Younie

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Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. www.mirandanet.ac.uk Thought leaders in ICT Listening to Learn: Reflections on Creating an Effective Learning Environment – LightSpeed Technologies Dr Sarah Younie Director of Research & Innovation at MirandaNet Reader in Education, Innovation & Technology at De Montfort University, UK
  • 2. www.mirandanet.ac.uk Thought leaders in ICT An Evaluation of Classroom Audio Distribution Technology for Teaching and Learning • Lightspeed - associate of the MirandaNet Fellowship of Educators (www.mirandanet.ac.uk) • Professional network founded in 1992 – – has 1,000 members in 80 countries • Collaborative research MirandaNet & Lightspeed • Roger Turner -Lightspeed Technologies education consultant draw on advice from the MirandaNet Fellowship
  • 3. www.mirandanet.ac.uk Thought leaders in ICT An Evaluation of Classroom Audio Distribution Technology for Teaching and Learning • Research - impact of Lightspeed Technology’s Redcat and Flexcat CAD (classroom audio distribution) systems • in schools in England between 2008-2014 • First phase: school-based action research in 2008-09 to investigate the impact Redcat soundfield system on teaching & learning. • Redcat system represented the first evolution of Lightspeed technology in this area. • This was followed up with the development of the Flexcat system, which was implemented in schools in 2013 and led to the next stage of research.
  • 4. www.mirandanet.ac.uk Thought leaders in ICT An Evaluation of Classroom Audio Distribution Technology for Teaching and Learning • Methodology - multi site case study approach • 14 schools, seven primary and seven secondary • four west London boroughs & Devon • initial Redcat research in 2008-09 • Data collection methods: – Classroom observations – Questionnaires – pupils and teachers – Teacher interviews
  • 5. www.mirandanet.ac.uk Thought leaders in ICT An Evaluation of Classroom Audio Distribution Technology for Teaching and Learning • Research issues: • Generalisability, reliability and validity • Triangulation • Findings: – phase 1 and 2 • questionnaires returned from: • 58 teachers and 554 pupils
  • 6. www.mirandanet.ac.uk Thought leaders in ICT An Evaluation of Classroom Audio Distribution Technology for Teaching and Learning • The main findings demonstrated: • improved hearing and understanding of teacher instructions; • improved on-task behaviour; • improved attention and engagement in discussion activities; • improved ability to follow directions; • improved self-confidence of pupils when speaking to the whole class.
  • 7. www.mirandanet.ac.uk Thought leaders in ICT An Evaluation of Classroom Audio Distribution Technology for Teaching and Learning • For teachers, the key benefits of the system were judged to have been: • less repetition of instructions; • less vocal fatigue and tiredness; • improved ability to control and manage the class; leading to better behaviour; • more time to support individual and small groups of learners.
  • 8. www.mirandanet.ac.uk Thought leaders in ICT An Evaluation of Classroom Audio Distribution Technology for Teaching and Learning • Summary of Lightspeed research findings: • strongly support those of previous research • show that 90 percent of teachers agree that • their pupils were able to hear and understand them better when using the technology – > importance of learning environment in promoting learning & equipping classrooms with appropriate technology
  • 9. www.mirandanet.ac.uk Thought leaders in ICT An Evaluation of Classroom Audio Distribution Technology for Teaching and Learning • Researcher: Roger Turner, Director RDT Consultancy • Academic Evaluators: Prof Christina Preston, Director of MirandaNet • Dr Sarah Younie, Director of Research and Innovation at MirandaNet and Reader in Education, Innovation and Technology at De Montfort University, UK