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International Journal of Technology and Design Education Vol. 7, No. 1 (1997) pp. 141–59
Examines the nature of technological knowledge and what is known about learning related to it. Argues that learning procedural and conceptual knowledge associated with technological activity poses challenges for both technology educators and those...
Curriculum Journal Vol. 15, No. 2 (January 2004) pp. 115–137
The role of pupil assessment in ICT is often seen by teachers as problematic. This article will explore the relationship of the two and will argue that research in assessment has not kept up with the opportunities offered by ICT. Conversely, some of ...
International Journal of Technology and Design Education Vol. 14, No. 2 (May 2004) pp. 159–176
Information and communications technology (ICT) brings many potential benefits to technology education, though the evidence of improved performance on traditional tasks is not yet proven. Areas such as computer-aided design and manufacture are now...
Learning Schools Programme: Developing Teachers’ Information Communication Technology Competence In The Support Of Learning.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 1703–1708
The UK government has initiated a massive information communication technology (ICT) staff development programme: LoFTTI (Lottery funded Teacher Training Initiative). The aim of this programme is to train all practicing teachers in state schools...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 3592–3599
Most studies on reusable digital learning materials, Learning Objects (LOs), relate to their use in universities. Few empirical studies exist to explore the impact of LOs on pedagogy, especially in schools. This paper provides evidence from an...
Learning, Media and Technology Vol. 31, No. 3 (September 2006) pp. 213–231
Most studies on reusable digital learning materials, learning objects (LOs), relate to their use in universities. Few empirical studies exist to explore the impact of LOs on pedagogy, especially in schools. This paper provides evidence from an...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 27, No. 1 (2014) pp. 44–69
This paper examines a sample of online discussion data from the course forum for the large-scale beginners' Chinese course offered by the UK Open University. This forum is open to all registered students, their participation is completely...
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 25, No. 7 (October 2009) pp. 973–982
School pupils learning how to learn (LHTL), aimed at helping them develop learning autonomy, requires teachers to develop new classroom practices. Hence teachers LHTL is equally important. The TLRP ‘Learning How to Learn in Classrooms, Schools and...
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 15, No. 2 (1997) pp. 235–55
This pilot study of a project involving the design and making of a moisture sensor indicated that science knowledge developed through science lessons could not be used in technology lessons. This is argued to be because knowledge is constructed in...
Pedagogy, Culture and Society Vol. 15, No. 3 (2007) pp. 349–366
Computer-mediated conferencing has been adopted, particularly for purposes of online course provision, as a method that can deliver community. Widespread interest in a communities-of-practice approach within both informal and formal learning has...
Interactive Web Page Development for Undergraduate Science Courses: A Discussion of Process and Problems
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1258–1259
The panel will present their experience in developing interactive web sites to support science content courses for preservice teachers. The web sites are based on research by NASA scientists and were developed at NASA centers. A position statement...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 11, No. 3 (June 2012) pp. 223–232
This paper reflects on how one mid-Atlantic University innovatively incorporated technology into the development of a hybrid doctoral program in educational leadership. The paper describes a hybrid doctoral degree program using a rigorous design;...
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Professional Development for Interdisciplinary Civic Education: Impacts on Humanities Teachers and Their Students
Dennis J. Barr; Beth Boulay; Robert L. Selman; Rachel McCormick; Ethan Lowenstein; Beth Gamse; Melinda Fine; M Brielle Leonard
Teachers College Record Vol. 117, No. 2 (2015)
Background/Context: Billions of dollars are spent annually on professional development (PD) for educators, yet few randomized controlled trials (RCT) have demonstrated the ultimate impact PD has on student learning. Further, while policymakers and...