Professor Don Passey

Professor

Research Interests

My work has focused on a number of main areas:

  • Teaching and learning outcomes arising from uses of leading edge technologies, initially in primary and secondary schools, then for development across the lifespan (lifelong learning).
  • Implementation and management of leading edge technologies at national, regional, local authority and individual institution levels.
  • Uses of data and development of data systems to support curriculum and educational practices.
  • How home and out-of-school practices (formal and informal learning) can enhance and support learning at an individual learner level.
  • How technologies support young people who are at risk of learning exlusion or who are 'hard to reach'.
  • How evaluation and research can be undertaken to support policy and practice.

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Don has undertaken studies for the government department in England, government agencies, and, in a number of countries, commercial and non-commercial groups, educational institutions and schools to inform both policy and practice.

Current research and writing includes:

  • Exploring concepts of blended learning in post-compulsory education settings
  • Detailing evidence from a range of recent studies that have looked at how different technologies can enhance learning engagement and outcomes for different groups of young people
  • Exploring the impacts of interactive whiteboards in schools on management, teaching and learning, and how uses of associated technologies integrate with interactive whiteboard functionality
  • Examining uses ofmobile technologies in classrooms, and their impacts on specific aspects of learning
  • Considering uses and impacts of technologies in informal, non-formal and formal learning settings
  • Assessing the sustainability and influences of digital access at home in socio-economically disadvantaged communities and in developing countries

Recently completed studies:

  • Identifying ways that mobile technologies are used by young people and teachers in classrooms
  • Exploring implications of computing in the curriculum
  • Examining ways that management systems support refelctive practices in mathematics teaching and learning

Society memberships

Selected Publications Show all 173 publications

Real purpose, real audience and real value: researching contributions of digital literacy to learning
Passey, D. 2011 In: Pursuing digital literacy in compulsory education. New York : Peter Lang p. 117-137. 21 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Learning platforms and learning outcomes – insights from research
Passey, D., Higgins, S. 2011 In: Learning, Media and Technology . 36, 4, 5 p.
Editorial

Ageing and the use of the internet – current engagement and future needs: state-of-the-art report
Milligan, C., Passey, D. 2011 Nominet Trust.
Commissioned report

Second report on the roll-out of the NGfL programme in ten pathfinder LEAs.
Somekh, B., Woodrow, D., Barnes, S., Triggs, P., Sutherland, R., Passey, D., Holt, H., Harrison, C., Fisher, T., Flett, A., Joyes, G. 2002 London : HMSO. 49 p.
Book

Proceeding of stream 3 of the 17th IFIP world computer congress : telE-learning : the challenge for the third millennium.
Passey, D., Kendall, M. 2002 Norwell, Mass. : Kluwer Academic Publishers. 72 p.
Book

NGfL pathfinders : final report on the roll-out of the NGfL programme in ten pathfinder LEAs.
Somekh, B., Woodrow, D., Barnes, S., Triggs, P., Sutherland, R., Passey, D., Holt, H., Harrison, C., Fisher, T., Flett, A., Joyes, G. 2002 London : HMSO. 33 p.
Book

Developing home school links : implications for learners, learning, and learning support.
Passey, D. 2001 In: Information and communication technologies in education : the school of the future. Boston, Mass. : Kluwer Academic Publishers
Chapter

Strategic evaluation of the impacts on learning of educational technologies: Exploring some of the issues for evaluators and future evaluation audiences
Passey, D. 1999 In: Education and Information Technologies. 4, 3, p. 221-248. 28 p.
Journal article

Anytime anywhere learning pilot programme: a Microsoft UK supported programme in 28 pilot schools
Passey, D., Steadman, S., Forsyth, K., Hutchison, D., Scott, A. 1999 Reading : Microsoft UK, 16 p.
Working paper

Developing teaching strategies for distance (out of school) learning in primary and secondary schools.
Passey, D. 03/2000 In: Educational Media International. 37, 1, p. 45-57. 13 p.
Journal article

Developing home-school links: implications for learners, learning and learning support.
Passey, D. 2000 In: Information and communication technologies in education : the school of the future : IFIP TC3 WG3.1 International Conference on the Bookmark of the School of the Future, April 9-14, 2000, Viña del Mar, Chile. Boston : Kluwer p. 159-176. 18 p. ISBN: 0792372980.
Chapter

Maestro MathsAlive Evaluation Study: An Evaluation of Impacts on Learning – Final Year Summary Report.
Passey, D. 2007 Abingdon : RM. 8 p.
Book

Technology enhancing learning: Limited data handling facilities limit educational management potential.
Passey, D. 22/04/2007 In: Knowledge Management for Educational Innovation. New York : Springer p. 99-106. 8 p. ISBN: 9780387693101.
Chapter

Assessing the potential of e-learning to support re-engagement amongst young people with Not in education, employment or training (NEET) status : An independent research and evaluation study. Overview report
Passey, D., Williams, S., Rogers, C. 2008 Lancaster : Becta. 52 p.
Book

BBC News School Report 2007/2008: An Independent Evaluative Review.
Passey, D. 2008 London : BBC. 64 p.
Book

Assessing the potential of e-learning to support re-engagement amongst young people with Not in education, employment or training (NEET) status: An independent research and evaluation study. Background report
Passey, D., Williams, S., Colin, R. 2008 Lancaster : Becta.
Book

Data integration and school management systems in the United Kingdom.
Passey, D. 2008 In: School Information systems and Data-based Decision-making. Frankfurt-am-Main : Peter Lang p. 109-117. 9 p. ISBN: 9783631570302.
Chapter

First no choice, then some choice, and finally overload: A reasonable data management evolution?
Passey, D. 2009 In: Evolution of Information Technology in Educational Management. Boston : Springer p. 69-82. 14 p. ISBN: 9780387938455.
Chapter

Evolving Forms of Visualisation for Presenting and Viewing Data.
Passey, D. 2009 In: Evolution of Information Technology in Educational Management. Boston : Springer p. 155-167. 13 p. ISBN: 9780387938455.
Chapter

BBC News School Report 2008/2009: independent evaluation
Passey, D., Gillen, J. 2009 London : BBC. 134 p. ISBN: 978 1 86220 231 3.
Book

Mobile learning in school contexts : can teachers alone make it happen?
Passey, D. 01/2010 In: IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. 3, 1, p. 68-81. 14 p.
Journal article

Learning mathematics using digital resources: impacts on learning and teaching for 11 to 14 year old pupils.
Passey, D. 2011 In: Learning and Teaching Mathematics with Digital Technology. Continuum International Pub. Group p. 46-60. 15 p. ISBN: 9781441184726.
Chapter

NGfL Research and Evaluation Series No. 2 – NGfL Pathfinders: Preliminary Report on the roll-out of the NGfL Programme in ten Pathfinder LEAs.
Somekh, B., Barnes, B., Triggs, P., Sutherland, R., Passey, D., Holt, H., Harrison, C., Fisher, T., Joyes, G., Scott, R. 2001 London : DfES and Becta. 28 p.
Book

Digital video technologies enhancing learning for pupils at risk and those who are hard to reach.
Passey, D. 2006 In: DIVERSE proceedings : 2005 & 2006 : 5th International DIVERSE Conference, 5th-7th July 2005, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA, 6th International DIVERSE Conference, 5th-7th July 2006, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK. Glasgow : Glasgow Caledonian University Press p. 156-168. 13 p. ISBN: 9781905866052.
Chapter

How can information and communication technologies support education and economic developments in multi-ethnic socio-economically disadvantaged communities
Passey, D. 2006 In: Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on intercultural communication competence : implications for learning and teaching in a globalised world, Graz, Austria, F.H. Joanneum, 2006, 24..
Chapter

Proceedings of Conference on Educational Uses of Information and Communications Technologies: 16th World Computer Congress. 21-25 August 2000, Beijing, China.
Benzie, D., Passey, D. 2000 Beijing, China : Publishing House of Electronics Industry.
Book

Anytime, Anywhere Learning Pilot Programme: A Microsoft UK Supported Programme in 28 Pilot Schools – End of First Phase Implementation (September 1998 – December 1999) Summary Report.
Passey, D., Hutchinson, D., Scott, A., Steadman, S., Forsyth, K. 2000 Reading : Microsoft UK.
Book

Technologies de l'information et de la communication: besoins curriculaires et changement institutional.
Passey, D. 1998 Paris : Recherche et Formation, INRP
Other

Supporting Learning in Isolated Environments.
Passey, D. 1997 In: ILS reader. London : Hodder and Stoughton and NCET
Chapter

Information technology : supporting change through teacher education.
Passey, D., Samways, B. 1997 London : Chapman and Hall. 379 p. ISBN: 0412797607.
Book

Summary: Group D - Home-School Links.
Passey, D., Forsyth, K., Hutchison, D., Scott, A., Williams, N. 1997 In: Preparing for the Information Age: Synoptic Report of the Education Departments' Superhighways Initiative. London, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh : Welsh Office, Department of Education Northern Ireland, The Scottish Office and Department for Education and Employment 101 p.
Chapter

Virtual Workspace: An Independent Evaluative Review
Passey, D. 2007 Wolverhampton City Council & Worcestershire County Council, 67 p.
Working paper

Independent Evaluation of the Implementation of the Learning Platform LP+ across Schools: Report on Early Implementation Outcomes in Wolverhampton Local Authority
Passey, D. 2010 Lancaster University, 60 p.
Working paper

Identifying young people at risk of learning exclusion: evidence from the educational system in England.
Passey, D. 2010 In: Social Media for Social Inclusion of Youth at Risk. Leuven (Belgium) : K.U. Leuven p. 59-72. 14 p. ISBN: 9789460182532.
Chapter

Using technologies to support young people at risk of learning exclusion: considering key factors when identifying impacts.
Passey, D. 2010 In: Social Media for Social Inclusion of Youth at Risk. Leuven (Belgium) : K.U. Leuven p. 141-150. 10 p. ISBN: 9789460182532.
Chapter

Independent evaluation of the intervention study in Technology to support young people 16 to 18 years of age who are not in employment, education or training (NEET): A Local Authority Landscape Review.
Passey, D., Davies, P. 2010 Coventry : Becta, 89 p.
Other

Independent evaluation of the intervention study in Sunderland LA with young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET)- Go Create – a social, creative and practical intervention, Summary report, March 2010.
Passey, D., Davies, P., Rogers, C. 2010 Coventry : Becta, 4 p.
Other

Independent evaluation of the intervention study in Sunderland Local Authority (LA) with young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) - Final report, March 2010.
Passey, D., Davies, P., Rogers, C. 2010 Coventry : Becta, 82 p.
Other

TelE-Learning: The Challenge for the Third Millennium.
Passey, D., Kendall, M. 2002 Boston, Mass. : Kluwer Academic Publishers. 372 p. ISBN: 1402072198.
Book

On-Line Resources and Effective Teaching and Learning.
Passey, D., Hobrecht, P. 1/03/2001 In: Education 3-13 . 29, 1, p. 3-8. 6 p.
Journal article

ICT and the development of a cross-national curriculum.
Passey, D., Hobrecht, P. 2002 In: Networking the Learner: Computers in Education. Boston, Mass. : Kluwer Academic Publishers 835 p. ISBN: 1402071329.
Chapter

Technology enhancing learning: Analysing uses of information and communication technologies by primary and secondary school pupils with learning frameworks.
Passey, D. 1/06/2006 In: Curriculum Journal. 17(2), p. 139-166. 28 p.
Journal article

The Motivational Effect of ICT on Pupils: A Department for Education and Skills Research Project 4RP/2002/050-3.
Passey, D., Rogers, C.G., Machell, J., McHugh, G. 25/03/2004
Other contribution

Digital literacies in the making: Schools producing news with the BBC
Gillen, J., Passey, D. 2011 In: Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy. 2011, 1-2, p. 37-51. 15 p.
Journal article

National Education Network Safeguarding Group: Internet Safety in the Context of Developing Aspects of Young People’s Digital Citizenship
Passey, D. 2011 Lancaster : Lancaster University, 102 p.
Working paper

Independent Evaluation of the Aston Pride Phase 3 Computers in the Home Project (2009 to 2011): Final Report - March 2011.
Passey, D. 2011 Lancaster : Lancaster University, 87 p.
Working paper

Implementing learning platforms into schools: an architecture for wider involvement in learning
Passey, D. 15/07/2011 In: Learning, Media and Technology . 36, 4, p. 367-397. 31 p.
Journal article

Managing quality education – identifying the learning needs of the individual, then satisfying them
Passey, D. 2011 In: Information Technology and Managing Quality Education, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technologies . Heidelberg : Springer p. 1-10. 10 p. ISBN: 9783642197154 .
Chapter

The ‘Educational Lot’ for Young People Who Are NEET: Quality Management and Roles of Management Information Systems
Passey, D. 2011 In: Information Technology and Managing Quality Education, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technologies . Heidelberg : Springer p. 121-129. 9 p. ISBN: 9783642197154 .
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