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Pace University School of Education
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 760–763
This paper is a report on the findings of an action research study conducted in a middle school on eighth grade students who were participating in a blended, self-directed Biology course. Various types of data analysis techniques were performed in...
Learning in Commons: Investigating the impact of a social network on the the learning of technology graduate students.
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2016 (Nov 14, 2016) pp. 1126–1131
Learning is both personal and social at the same time. In order to investigate the impact on learning and social behaviors of graduate level educational technology students, a social network, Pace Commons, was developed using Elgg software. During...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 2129–2133
This mixed methods study investigated how the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO Laptops and their Sugar software would influence student independence within five fifth-grade classrooms. Over a four-month period, 114 fifth-grade students and their five...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2209–2213
A great deal is being made currently of the increased need for STEM-D education at all levels. In addition, many are calling for the “Maker Movement” to have a key role in public education. So, far, however, not much research has focused on the...
Emerging Student Learning Networks: Self-Directed Learning in an Eighth-Grade Life Science Classroom
Issues and Trends in Educational Technology Vol. 6, No. 2 (Nov 01, 2018)
Although self-directed learning environments are common in higher education and online learning environments, they are uncommon in secondary educational settings. This mixed-method action research study, in which the author/researcher was also the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 820–824
Instructional design (ID) simply refers to the effective and efficient design and development of instruction. The goal of instructional design is to help students better learn and remember what they have learned by arranging an environment that is...
Topics: faculty development
(2010) pp. 1–175
This mixed methods study investigated how the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO Laptops and their Sugar software would influence student independence within five fifth-grade classrooms. It addressed the following research questions: How does...
The Effects of Gender and Literacy in the Development of Computational Thinking Skills in 6th Grade Students
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 49–51
This study investigated the effects of gender and literacy in the development of computational thinking in sixth grade students through their participation in a four-week robotics program. A diverse cohort of forty-nine sixth graders participated in ...
Teaching for Ownership in the Middle School Science Classroom: Towards Practical Inquiry in an Age of Accountability
Middle Grades Research Journal Vol. 4, No. 4 (2009) pp. 53–79
The authors of this study document one middle school classroom in an attempt to understand how inquiry learning, supported with technological tools, can provide students with opportunities to develop ownership of science content knowledge. Case...
K12 educators identify benefits and challenges in a MOOC: Designing a coding set for understanding online-delivered teacher professional development
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (Mar 26, 2018) pp. 226–229
This research reports on the preliminary stages of a project that seeks to identify what K12 teachers describe as beneficial and challenging related to the Community of Inquiry (CoI) presented as a pedagogical model in a Massive Open Online Course ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (Mar 26, 2018) pp. 1445–1448
In our ever-changing society, where new technological tools are being introduced into daily life more rapidly than ever before, more and more innovative and creative people are needed to fulfill the work of advancing technology. Ito and Howestate...