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Science Teacher Vol. 57, No. 7 (1990) pp. 19–21
Described is the generation of a scale model of the solar system and the milky way galaxy using a computer spreadsheet program. A sample spreadsheet including cell formulas is provided. Suggestions for using this activity as a teaching technique are ...
Logging On to Improve Achievement: Evaluating the Relationship between Use of the Learning Management System, Student Characteristics, and Academic Achievement in a Hybrid Large Enrollment Undergraduate Course
(2013) pp. 1–151
Academic technologies, such as the Learning Management System (LMS), have been proposed as a means to implement instructional reforms to improve student persistence. This study conducts a quantitative analysis of a large enrollment (n = 377) hybrid ...
Technology, Knowledge and Learning Vol. 21, No. 1 (2016) pp. 59–74
Adaptive learning gives learners control of context, pace, and scope of their learning experience. This strategy can be implemented in online learning by using the "Adaptive Release" feature in learning management systems. The purpose of...
Rob Firmin; Eva Schiorring; John Whitmer; Terrence Willett; Elaine D. Collins; Sutee Sujitparapitaya
Distance Education Vol. 35, No. 2 (2014) pp. 178–201
In Spring 2013 San José State University (SJSU) launched SJSU Plus: three college courses required for most students to graduate, which used massive open online course provider Udacity's platform, attracting over 15,000 students. Retention and...