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University of South Alabama
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 51, No. 3 (May 2007) pp. 38–43
In 1985 Richard Stallman, a computer programmer, released "The GNU Manifesto" in which he proclaimed a golden rule: One must share computer programs. Software vendors required him to agree to license agreements that forbade sharing programs with...
Transforming High School Classrooms with Free/Open Source Software: "It's Time for an Open Source Software Revolution"
High School Journal Vol. 91, No. 3 (2008) pp. 25–31
Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) applications meet many of the software needs of high school science classrooms. In spite of the availability and quality of FOSS tools, they remain unknown to many teachers and utilized by fewer still. In a world...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 363–366
Most instructional technology specialists agree that teachers need training to learn to effectively integrate computers into their teaching. I knew that doing dropping these computers into classrooms without teacher training was irresponsible, but...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 1354–1358
Abstract: This paper discusses integrating Moodle, an Open Source course management system (similar to Blackboard), into a course designed to expose teachers into ways to use and integrate computers into their instruction. One problem in preparing...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 13, No. 2 (2010) pp. 128–140
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Science Teacher Vol. 73, No. 7 (October 2006) pp. 33–37
Course management systems (CMSs) enable teachers to easily post assignments, lesson plans, announcements, and course documents. They also allow students to participate in online discussions and chats and turn in assignments online. Unfortunately,...
Manipulating and measuring student engagement in computer@-based@instruction (2003) pp. 1–199
This study is based on pilot work that suggested that what makes hobbies engaging for adults is the opportunity to create an artifact that can be customized and shared. Further pilot studies showed that these same traits also contributed to high...
Journal of Cognition and Development Vol. 6, No. 1 (February 2005) pp. 65–88
Three studies examined whether mathematics can propel the development of physical understanding. In Experiment 1, 10-year-olds solved balance scale problems that used easy-to-count discrete quantities or hard-to-count continuous quantities. Discrete ...
Effective uses for Blackboard: Do students and faculty have a shared vision for how Blackboard should be used to support instruction?
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 3361–3366
The University invests significant funds into licensing, support, and training for Blackboard; this study will provide data about what faculty and students at a large, public university feel would be the best ways to utilize this tool. Furthermore,...