Research in Learning Technology: making friends and influencing people

James Brunton, Liz Bennett, Louise Drumm, Michael Flavin, Sarah Honeychurch, Simon Thomson, Tünde Varga-Atkins

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The first issue of Research in Learning Technology (RLT) was published in 1993. Over 30 years, the journal has comprised an informal research and development facility for new ideas and practices in technology enhanced learning. This paper takes nine published articles from RLT: the three most downloaded in the period January 2021 – March 2023 (but published at any time); the three most downloaded articles published from January 2021 to March 2023; and the three most cited articles published from January 2018 to March 2023. The aim is to identify different areas of current interest and influence, different areas of practice, and different scholarly approaches. The authors are the journal’s current editorial team. This paper identifies diversity of technology enhanced learning-related subject matter and different approaches, too, but with ongoing interest in efficacy and in the ‘how’ of technology enhanced learning: how technology can be applied to truly enhance learning, comprising an approachable community, generating influence.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3212
Number of pages13
JournalResearch in Learning Technology
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2023

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