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School Library Media Research Vol. 10 (2007)
If strong school library media centers (SLMCs) positively impact middle school student reading achievement, as measured on standardized tests, are they also beneficial for middle school science achievement? To answer this question, the researcher...
What It Has or What It Does Not Have? Signposts from US Data for Rural Children's Digital Access to Informal Learning
Learning, Media and Technology Vol. 38, No. 4 (2013) pp. 387–406
A fifth of US children live in rural areas with limited access to the informal learning opportunities available to their metropolitan counterparts. High-speed broadband internet access can be an important vehicle for delivering opportunities at home ...
Viewing Michigan's Digital Future: Results of a Survey of Educators' Use of Digital Video in the USA
Learning, Media and Technology Vol. 34, No. 3 (September 2009) pp. 243–257
Digital video is a growing and important presence in student learning. This paper reports the results of a survey of American educators in Michigan (n = 426) conducted in spring 2008. The survey included questions about educators' attitudes toward...
Adding to the Students' Toolbox: Using Directories, Search Engines, and the Hidden Web in Search Processes
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 46, No. 4 (2001) pp. 33–38
Discussion of searching for information on the Web focuses on resources that are not always found by traditional Web searches. Describes sources on the hidden Web, including full-text databases, clearinghouses, digital libraries, and learning...
National Board Certified School Librarians' Leadership in Technology Integration: Results of a National Survey
School Library Media Research Vol. 14 (2011)
In an effort to address the lack of empirical knowledge about the school librarians' role in technology, the Institute for Museum and Library Services funded Project Leadership-in-Action (LIA) to study leadership practices of school librarians. This ...
The Leadership Role of the Teacher Librarian in Technology Integration: Early Results of a Survey of Highly Certified Teacher Librarians in the United States
School Library Association of Queensland and the International Association of School Librarianship Conference incorporating the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship 2010 (2010)
In 2008, the United States' Institute for Museum and Library Services funded Project Leadership-in-Action (LIA) that included surveys of the technology integration practices of teacher librarian leaders with National Board Certification. Preliminary ...
Knowledge Quest Vol. 31, No. 3 (2003) pp. 10–11
Provides a background of the National Science Foundation's NSDL (National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Digital Library) which includes three tracks: collections, services, and targeted research. Discusses challenges...
Assessing Alignment between Information Technology Educational Opportunities, Professional Requirements, and Industry Demands
Marcia A. Mardis; Jinxuan Ma; Faye R. Jones; Chandrahasa R. Ambavarapu; Heather M. Kelleher; Laura I. Spears; Charles R. McClure
Education and Information Technologies Vol. 23, No. 4 (2018) pp. 1547–1584
Information technology (IT) and computing are growing fields, offering far more job opportunities than applicants. Yet, little data are available to indicate how course content, employer needs, and additional learning opportunities work together the ...