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TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 45, No. 1 (2001)
Describes a case study of a graduate class that investigated how students learn and collaborate in a Web-based course designed according to the current social-constructivist conception of learning. Discusses independent and collaborative activities; ...
Promoting Multicultural Understanding and Positive Self-Concept through a Distance Learning Community: Cultural Connections
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 48, No. 1 (2000) pp. 69–83
Explores the effectiveness of distance learning and multimedia technologies in facilitating an expanded learning community between geographically separated elementary and secondary schools with Hispanic students in Texas. Highlights include the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1996 (1996) pp. 816–819
The Information Superhighway has led us into dizzying forays in cyberspace: we surf the Web, browse gopherspace, use ftp to transfer files, and communicate through e-mail and computer conferencing. We are reminded daily of the ever-changing nature...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 44, No. 3 (2000)
Describes a partnership between schools in College Station, Texas and in Mexico City that conducted school activities via videoconferencing. The activities were designed to help the students understand cultural differences by studying murals and...
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 1999 (1999) pp. 616–621
This study investigated a virtual partnership between educational technology graduate students in France and Texas. The partnership was designed initially for the students to communicate their conceptions of educational technology primarily via a...
International Journal of Educational Policy, Research, and Practice: Reconceptualizing Childhood Studies Vol. 1, No. 1 (2000) pp. 17–30
Explains Cultural Connections, a model for implementing constructivist, intercultural distance learning partnerships. Highlights include a theoretical framework; social constructivist pedagogy; intercultural communication; telecommunications; Web...
Selected Research and Development Papers Presented at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology [AECT] 1999 (February 1999)
This case study reports on collaborative activities among four fourth grade teachers and their students over a year and explores the effectiveness of distance learning for international team teaching. Two classes in Mexico City conducted school...
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 30, No. 2 (1997) pp. 177–201
A formative evaluation of computer conferences for 100 preservice teachers over five semesters examined why and how students participated, focusing on grading system, grouping, collaboration, relevance, learner control, and technological preparation....
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 48, No. 3 (2004) pp. 40–44
The increased use of the internet in higher education has helped researchers conduct collaborative research and enabled faculty to provide opportunities for students to work collaboratively in their courses. The authors of this article use online...