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Educational Media International Vol. 39, No. 2 (2002) pp. 123–31
Explains the status of educational technology in Cyprus in public schools and public and private higher education institutions. Topics include trends in higher education, including distance learning; and issues that need to be addressed for...
Computers in the Schools Vol. 20, No. 3 (Nov 21, 2003) pp. 15–25
The purpose of this paper is to present the Large Unit District Association virtual high school (LUDA-VHS) project and discuss its design, development, and implementation. A model developed at the Center for the Application of Information...
(1999) pp. 1–205
The purpose of this study was to examine the nature of interaction in an online course from the meaning perspectives of the teacher and students. The following research questions were addressed. (1) What kinds of interactions take place in an online ...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 46, No. 2 (Mar 30, 2015) pp. 370–380
During the last two decades, the Cyprus Education System has been undergoing systematic reform efforts. Within the spirit of change, efforts have been made to equip all public schools with computers and provide them with access to the internet....
A Working Typology of Intentions Driving Face-To-Face and Online Interaction in a Graduate Teacher Education Course
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 2 (2002) pp. 273–296
The study examined the intentions driving face-to-face and online interaction in a graduate online course from the meaning perspectives of the teacher and students. Participants in the study were eight students and the teacher of a graduate teacher...
Globalization, Information and Communication Technologies, and the Prospect of a "Global Village": Promises of Inclusion or Electronic Colonization?
Journal of Curriculum Studies Vol. 37, No. 1 (2005) pp. 65–83
This paper discusses the reciprocal relationships among globalization, information and communication technologies (ICT), and the prospect of a "global village". The current metaphor of a "global village" (regardless of physical access to ICT) is...
International Journal of Training and Development Vol. 7, No. 4 (2003) pp. 271–86
Collaborative research on distance education in the United States, Mexico, and Cyprus led to a conceptual framework for the study of technology-mediated instruction. Findings included the following: online interaction might be slower and less rich...
Using Educational Design Research Methods to Examine the Affordances of Online Games for Teacher Learning
Educational Media International Vol. 50, No. 3 (2013) pp. 192–205
The purpose of this research was to examine the affordances and opportunities from using online games in teacher professional development. Following an educational design research approach, we developed an environment to provide opportunities for in-...
Educational Theory Vol. 55, No. 1 (February 2005) pp. 61–78
The capacity of online education to produce learning environments that are supportive of hybrid identities, complex discourses, and multiple relations among learners raises questions about the ethical response of online educators. To investigate the ...
Emotion, Reason, and Information and Communication Technologies in Education: Some Issues in a Post-Emotional Society
E-Learning Vol. 1, No. 1 (2004) pp. 105–127
In this article, the authors work across issues of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education to explore the meaning of emotional experience in the context of online learning. In light of Mestrovic's (1997) notion of a "post...
Distance Education Vol. 28, No. 1 (May 2007) pp. 5–24
This article addresses the ways in which learners' silence plays out within asynchronous and synchronous text-based, online communication. Our study takes an ethnographic perspective in examining how learners and instructors in two online courses...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 13, No. 3 (1999) pp. 22–36
Examines the nature of interaction in an online course from both teacher and student perspectives. Findings suggest that the structure of the course, class size, feedback, and prior experience with computer-mediated communication all influenced...
Integrating Technology in Teaching and Teacher Education: Implications for Policy and Curriculum Reform
Educational Media International Vol. 38, No. 2 (2001) pp. 127–32
Discussion of technology integration in teaching and teacher education focuses on policy and curriculum reform as they relate to information technology use for teacher education, based on experiences in Cyprus public schools. Discusses the need for...
Educational Media International Vol. 37, No. 2 (2000) pp. 105–11
Discusses online course development based on the design of courses at Arizona State University that were delivered via the World Wide Web and used computer conferencing software. Discusses the audience, learner characteristics, content, goals,...
Educational Media International Vol. 52, No. 4 (2015) pp. 328–339
Drawing on the theories of symbolic interactionism, social constructivism, and flow, this research examines the integration of the electronic game of the World Food Programme of the UN "Food Force" in a unit on active citizenship and...
Educational Media International Vol. 40, No. 3 (2003) pp. 201–8
Discusses the issues related to evaluation of distance education and virtual schooling. The evaluation design of a virtual high school project is presented, and goals, stakeholder analysis, evaluator role, data collection, and data analysis are...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5212–5217
The purpose of this paper is to present an innovative research project, Technoskepsi, that is using both on-line technologies and handheld computers in order to scaffold students while they work in groups, both indoors and outdoors, to construct...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 12, No. 3 (2003) pp. 325–32
Examines the relationship between computer use and students' science achievement based on the data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Results show that it is not computer use itself that has a positive or negative effect...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3592–3599
During the past few years there have been strides in the advancement of technology that make feasible innovative learning possibilities, such as e-learning. In response to this call for documentation of such skills, the aim of this paper is to...
Educational Media International Vol. 41, No. 2 (Jan 01, 2004) pp. 135–143
In this paper we discuss findings from evaluations we conducted and share lessons we learned as developers of online education during the last 10 years. The purpose is to analyse some of the complexities in the design of online communities for...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3995–4000
This paper presents findings from a qualitative case study which investigates the use of handheld technologies as a means to support inquiry-based science learning within the context of the elementary school classroom.The context of this study was...
Developing Design Principles for an E-Learning Programme for SME Managers to Support Accelerated Learning at the Workplace
Journal of Workplace Learning Vol. 17, No. 5 (2005) pp. 370–384
Purpose: This paper reports on the development of a workplace-based e-learning programme for small and medium enterprise (SME) managers in five European countries. The course is designed to address the specific needs of SME managers who, it has been ...
Educational Media International Vol. 36, No. 2 (1999) pp. 121–31
Examines recent research on student interactions and student course evaluations in six Web-based courses taught at Arizona State University between 1996 and 1998. Topics include online interaction; computer conferencing; teaching research methods;...
Educational Media International Vol. 52, No. 3 (2015) pp. 201–215
This manuscript reports on findings from the implementation of the EU project "Science Fiction in Education" (Sci-Fi-Ed). The project provides teachers with tools, training, and guidance that will assist them in enhancing their teaching,...
E-Learning, Multiple Intelligences Theory (MI) and Learner-Centred Instruction: Adapting MI Learning Theoretical Principles to the Instruction of Health and Safety to Construction Managers
Paul McNamee; Dave Madden; Frank McNamee; John Wall; Alan Hurst; Charalambos Vrasidas; Lucile Chanquoy; Thierry Baccino; Emrah Acar; Ela Onwy-Yazici; Ann Jordan
Journal of College Teaching & Learning Vol. 6, No. 2 (2009) pp. 49–58
This paper describes an ongoing EU project concerned with developing an instructional design framework for virtual classes (VC) that is based on the theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) (1983). The psychological theory of Multiple Intelligences ...
Louanne Smolin; Kimberly Lawless; Chris Dede; Steve Jones; Camille Johnson-Yale; Francisco Seoane Perez; Jessica Schuler; James W. Pellegrino; Susan R. Goldman; Meryl Bertenthal; Kimberly Lawless; Charalambos Vrasidas; Gene V. Glass; Geneva D. Haertel; Barbara Means; William Penuel; Hilary Goldmann; Mark Warschauer; Sharon Tettegah; Eun Won Whang; Nakia Collins; Kona Taylor; Olga A. Vasquez; Nicholas C. Burbules
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education Vol. 106, No. 2 (October 2007) pp. 1–218
There is little dispute that technology has transformed people's everyday lives. People shop online, download news in their iPods, communicate via text and video, take digital photos, and conduct all manner of personal and professional business via...