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A case study of the California Digital High School Education Technology Grant program at Carson High School: Its impact on curriculum and teacher practice
(2007) pp. 1–147
The Digital High School Education Grant program in California offered an opportunity to Carson High School to integrate technology into all subject areas to impact instructional practice. The author conducted a research study that looked at whether...
Schooling Mobile Phones: Assumptions about Proximal Benefits, the Challenges of Shifting Meanings, and the Politics of Teaching
Educational Policy Vol. 29, No. 4 (June 2015) pp. 676–707
Mobile devices are increasingly upheld as powerful tools for learning and school reform. In this article, we prioritize youth voices to critically examine assumptions about student interest in mobile devices that often drive the incorporation of new ...
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 52, No. 2 (May 2009) pp. 248–256
Studying fundamental Computer Architecture and Organization topics requires a significant amount of practical work if students are to acquire a good grasp of the theoretical concepts presented in classroom lectures or textbooks. The use of...
Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment Vol. 4, No. 4 (March 2006)
This report provides a two-part evaluation of the IntelliMetric[SM] automated essay scoring system based on its performance scoring essays from the Analytic Writing Assessment of the Graduate Management Admission Test[TM] (GMAT[TM]). The...
Harvard Educational Review Vol. 83, No. 2 (2013) pp. 300–319
In this essay, Philip and Garcia argue that visions of mobile devices in the classroom often draw on assumptions about the inherent interests youth have in these devices, the capability of these interests to transfer from out-of-school contexts to...
A Study of the Hybrid Instructional Delivery for Graduate Students in an Educational Leadership Course
International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education Vol. 29, No. 1 (2014)
This paper describes a qualitative study in which ways to improve instructional delivery for graduate students in an Educational Leadership course in Master of Education program in a predominantly Hispanic university located in South Texas were...
Journal of Applied Psychology Vol. 97, No. 2 (March 2012) pp. 479–486
In 3 studies, we tested the hypothesis that the higher ranked an individual's group is, the less cooperative the facial expression of that person is judged to be. Study 1 established this effect among business school deans, with observers rating...
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 1, No. 3 (Dec 04, 2006)
One of the primary goals of undergraduate studies programs is to promote the professional and personal growth and success of their students. First year students, however, often suffer higher desertion rates and have lower academic performance levels ...
Effects of Context Change upon Retrieval of First and Second-Learned Information in Human Predictive Learning
Psicologica: International Journal of Methodology and Experimental Psychology Vol. 27, No. 1 (2006) pp. 35–56
Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the context switch effect upon retrieval of the information about a cue-outcome relationship in human predictive learning. The results replicated the well-known effect of renewal of the cue-outcome...
Campus-Wide Information Systems Vol. 30, No. 2 (2013) pp. 135–160
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the factors that determine the acceptance of the WebCT learning system among students of the faculties of Business and Education Sciences at the University of Huelva, and to verify the direct and...
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 56, No. 2 (May 2013) pp. 199–207
As embedded systems are becoming prevalent in everyday life, many universities are incorporating embedded systems-related courses in their undergraduate curricula. However, it is not easy to motivate students in such courses since they conceive of...
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling Vol. 37, No. 3 (August 2009) pp. 347–356
Most of the virtual environments currently available in the field of psychological treatments were designed to solve a specific problem. Our research group has developed a versatile virtual reality system (an adaptive display) called "EMMA's world", ...
Alberto Valentin; Pedro M. Mateos; Maria M. Gonzalez-Tablas; Lourdes Perez; Estrella Lopez; Inmaculada Garcia
Computers & Education Vol. 61 (February 2013) pp. 52–58
Within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) considerable efforts are being made to promote the incorporation of Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) in Higher Education (HE), together with placing emphasis on the cognitive and...
British Journal of Developmental Psychology Vol. 27, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 219–245
This paper seeks to connect adolescents' communication within on-line weblogs or blogs to developmental processes. A total of 195 English language blogs written by self-identified 14- to 18-year-olds were selected; three entries from each blog were...
Prediction of Solution Properties of Flexible-Chain Polymers: A Computer Simulation Undergraduate Experiment
European Journal of Physics Vol. 29, No. 5 (September 2008) pp. 945–956
This paper describes a computational exercise at undergraduate level that demonstrates the employment of Monte Carlo simulation to study the conformational statistics of flexible polymer chains, and to predict solution properties. Three simple chain ...
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 54, No. 1 (February 2011) pp. 41–47
The paper proposes lab work and student competitions based on the LEGO NXT Mindstorms kits and standard LabVIEW. The goal of this combination is to stimulate design and experimentation with real hardware and representative software in courses where...
Educational Opportunities Based on the University-Industry Synergies in an Open Innovation Framework
European Journal of Engineering Education Vol. 37, No. 1 (2012) pp. 15–28
Collaboration between Industry and University is becoming more important in order to improve the competitiveness of the research and development activities. Moreover, establishing synergies to bridge the gap between the academic and industrial...
Catalina Martinez Mediano; Nuria Rioperez; Jose Luis Garcia; Jose Quintanal; Manuel Castro; M. Dolores Fernandez
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 4267–4275
The European Union states are involved in a process of convergence in Higher Education, in which competences development as well as the use of ICTs for educational purpose are implied. This paper present an empirical research fosters student...
Cristina Botella; Veronica Guillen; Rosa M. Banos; Azucena Garcia-Palacios; Maria J. Gallego; Mariano Alcaniz
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice Vol. 14, No. 1 (February 2007) pp. 46–57
This work presents a self-help, Internet-based telepsychology program for the treatment of public speaking fears. The system is comprised of 3 parts: The "assessment protocol" gives the patient information about his or her problem (i.e., amount of...
"Escuela Nueva" in Spain: Origins and Implications in Teacher Professional Development for the 21st Century
International Journal of Progressive Education Vol. 9, No. 3 (October 2013) pp. 14–33
During the Spanish Second Republican government (April 1931-July 1939), there was an institutional initiative in the country called "Misiones Pedagogicas", deeply based in the early Deweyan conception of Progressive Education. The aim of...
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies Vol. 5, No. 2 (2012) pp. 104–116
This paper explores the potential of Semantic Web technologies to support teaching and learning in a variety of higher education settings in which some form of case-based learning is the pedagogy of choice. It draws on the empirical work of a major...
A Technological Acceptance of E-Learning Tools Used in Practical and Laboratory Teaching, According to the European Higher Education Area
M R. Martinez-Torres; S L. Marin Toral; F Barrero Garcia; S Gallardo Vazquez; M Arias Oliva; T Torres
Behaviour & Information Technology Vol. 27, No. 6 (November 2008) pp. 495–505
The application of scientific tools to analyse the use of Internet-based e-learning tools in academic settings is in general an ignored area. E-learning tools are actually an emergent topic as a result of the new ideas introduced by the European...
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 55, No. 3 (August 2012) pp. 412–417
WIRIS quizzes are an online mathematics tool for educational purposes that upgrade Moodle quizzes and allow the development of personalized quizzes using random data and conditional instructions. WIRIS quizzes can be used in any mathematics or...
Optimizing Learning with Digital Readers Vol. 8, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 98–102
Coexistence and moral education are areas of great interest in Spanish compulsory education, especially in the period that comprises between 12 and 16 years of age, named "compulsory secondary education" in Spain. With the aim to improve the...
Journal of School Health Vol. 82, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 28–36
Background: Little research has examined adolescent health literacy and its relationship with online health information sources. The purpose of this study is to explore health literacy among a predominantly Hispanic adolescent population and to...
Health Education Journal Vol. 73, No. 5 (September 2014) pp. 588–599
Objective: Our aim was to evaluate a health education programme (TBIoptions: Promoting Knowledge) designed to increase public awareness and understanding about traumatic brain injury (TBI) through in-person (classroom) and computer-based (electronic)...
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies Vol. 6, No. 1 (2013) pp. 85–96
In the teaching of computer networks the main problem that arises is the high price and limited number of network devices the students can work with in the laboratories. Nowadays, with virtualization we can overcome this limitation. In this paper,...
Barbara Battel-Kirk; Gerard Van der Zanden; Marielle Schipperen; Paolo Contu; Carmen Gallardo; Ana Martinez; Silvia Garcia de Sola; Alessandra Sotgiu; Miriam Zaagsma; Margaret M. Barry
Health Education & Behavior Vol. 39, No. 6 (December 2012) pp. 672–680
Background: The CompHP Pan-European Accreditation Framework for Health Promotion was developed as part of the CompHP Project that aimed to develop competency-based standards and an accreditation system for health promotion practice, education, and...