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Computers & Education Vol. 65, No. 1 (July 2013) pp. 12–33
This study investigated the claims made in the popular press about the “digital native” generation as learners. Because students' lives today are saturated with digital media at a time when their brains are still developing, many popular press...
Education and Information Technologies Vol. 20, No. 3 (September 2015) pp. 467–484
Eight university students from the "digital native" generation were interviewed about the connections they saw between technology use and learning, and also their reactions to the popular press claims about their generation. Themes that...
(2012) pp. 1–163
The purpose of this study was to investigate the claims made in the popular press about the "digital native" generation as learners. Because students' lives today are saturated with digital media at a time when their brains are still developing,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 2590–2592
How has the diffusion of technology through schools and society over the last decade changed the needs of graduate students entering a masters’ level educational technology program? How does a teacher’s experience in the classroom and grade level...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 399–406
A course was developed to help in-service teachers develop skills in creativity and innovative thinking. Participants in the course engaged in a process of brainstorming, idea generation, rapid prototyping, and management of an innovation using...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 23, No. 3 (July 2015) pp. 433–453
An online course was created for the purposes of engaging in-service teachers in pedagogies and technologies associated with creativity, innovation, and invention; using a variety of technologies in a safe, open, and playful atmosphere to help...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 4748–4750
Educational Technology faculty at a large Mid-western comprehensive university completely transformed their “teaching with technology” class for preservice teachers from a passive learning experience to a RISK FREE environment in which the...
Discovering indicators of successful collaboration using tense: Automated extraction of patterns in discourse
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 45, No. 3 (May 23, 2014) pp. 461–470
This paper describes a technique for locating indicators of success within the data collected from complex learning environments, proposing an application of e-research to access learner processes and measure and track group progress. The technique...
Primary Science Vol. 121 (January 2012) pp. 26–29
In this article, the authors report on the Top Marks project and some of the successful activities that made assessment "real." The aim of Top Marks project was to "invigorate the assessment of science with fun, relevance, real-life and engagement". ...
Come in and Play! Fostering Curiosity through Unstructured Exploration in a Technology Learning Space
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1323–1327
The 21st century workplace requires continual self-directed learning, and one trait that predisposes people to this type of independent knowledge-seeking is curiosity. While some people appear to be naturally curious, educators need to find ways to ...
The Hard Work of Soft Skills: Augmenting the Project-Based Learning Experience with Interdisciplinary Teamwork
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 46, No. 3 (2018) pp. 457–488
This two-year qualitative study explored the learning process alongside students' perceived outcomes within an interdisciplinary project-based learning (PjBL) task. Students from three different undergraduate courses were assigned a project that...