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Digital Renegades in America: Changing Metaphors to Realize the Potential of Technology in Education
Critical Questions in Education Vol. 4, No. 1 (2013) pp. 30–41
In 2001, Marc Prensky introduced a new metaphor to the educational landscape. He suggested that the rising generation were growing up in a time so filled with new media that they were "digital natives," while those born earlier were "...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 3201–3210
This paper addresses the questions of how: (1) transforming learning environments from a face-to-face to a web-based design affects the social cooperative milieu in which learning occurs; (2) these effects can be understood from a social cybernetic...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 12, No. 2 (1998) pp. 63–72
Reviews a number of strategic plans and the goals and objectives normally assigned to distance education, and distinguishes the terms used in strategic thinking about distance education. Examines assumptions about adopting distance delivery of...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 814–817
Abstract: Competency modeling is making something of a comeback in the U.S. as a foundation for professional development. It fits nicely within the “Talent Management” paradigm that has been adopted by many organizations. It also fits well with the...
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The purpose of this study was to understand the experiences of graduate students in local and remote sites of courses delivered using a two-way, audio/video distance learning system. Data were derived from interviews with 37 Texas A&M University...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 42, No. 4 (2010) pp. 407–422
The present study examined data from a large, nationally representative sample--the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NCES, 2007)--to examine how computer use and Internet-based literacy practices (use of e-mail, searching for information on...
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice Vol. 10, No. 1 (1991) pp. 24–26
Incidents affecting the implementation of large-scale testing programs are described to illustrate associated problems. Issues addressed include creation of test materials, preparation of answer documents, transportation of test materials, scoring...
Generations Vol. 21, No. 3 (1997) pp. 38–41
Accelerating changes in information technology both obstruct the forging of intergenerational communities and offer opportunities to professionals in aging interested in fostering them. Public policy should empower older adults in the same way that...
Christian Higher Education Vol. 7, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 123–141
We motivate and develop a theoretical framework for creating a distinctive Christian undergraduate management program that is directed toward providing (a) the necessary intellectual characteristics to do "well" and (b) the necessary emotional...
Preparing Teacher Educators to Use Technology: Issues and Perceptions in Elementary Education Methods Courses
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 1452–1453
The purpose of this paper is to describe a work in progress that reveals teacher educators' perceptions and applications of technology integration in the methods courses they teach. Data sources comprise of survey results and semi-structured...
Design and usability assessment of a dialogue-based cognitive tutoring system to model expert problem solving in research design
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan 30, 2015) pp. 82–97
Technology provides the means to create useful learning and practice environments for learners. Well-designed cognitive tutor systems, for example, can provide appropriate learning environments that feature cognitive supports (ie, scaffolding) for...
Designing and Developing a Scenario-based Tutorial to Facilitate Student Proficiency in Social Science Research Methodology and Attitude Towards Research
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 1262–1265
A computerized scenario-based tutorial was developed to facilitate students in learning concepts of designing a research study. Sixty college students participated in the pilot study. The students were randomly assigned into three groups in which...
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education Vol. 36, No. 4 (December 2006) pp. 497–516
As Estonia has moved from a centrally planned towards a market-based economy, there has been a broad-based push to create an "egalitarian but innovative, "future-oriented" system of education, which would help to develop flexible, lifelong learning...
The Digital Social Interactions of Students with Visual Impairments: Findings from Two National Surveys
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Vol. 102, No. 9 (September 2008) pp. 528–539
This study compared the use of computers and telephones by preadolescent and adolescent students with visual impairments and those with other disabilities using data from the Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study and the National...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5454–5460
This paper describes a software tool that has been developed to help students learn to produce UML sequence diagrams (SDs) in the context of object modelling. The tool, called the SD-Exerciser, developed from an earlier tool for learning about...
Introducing Bioinformatics into the Biology Curriculum: Exploring the National Center for Biotechnology Information
American Biology Teacher Vol. 64, No. 2 (2002) pp. 93–99
Explains the potential of computer technology in science education and argues for integrating bioinformatics into the biology curriculum. Describes three modules designed to introduce students to technological advancements in biology. Aims to...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 4014–4023
This paper describes three software tools that have been developed to help students learn to produce entity-relationship diagrams (ERDs) in the context of data modelling. The primary tool, called the Exerciser, presents a student with a series of...
International Journal of Educational Development Vol. 46, No. 1 (January 2016) pp. 1–11
Despite recent evidence that students in public schools significantly outperform their private school counterparts, private schooling continues to account for approximately 40% of secondary school enrolments in Indonesia. In an effort to explain...
Mathematics and Computer Education Vol. 24, No. 3 (1990) pp. 217–24
Presented is the change-point estimation which is a variation on point estimation for a two-sample problem. This variation relies on the elementary properties of the expected value and variance operators, is intuitive and is easily accessible for...
Learning, Media and Technology Vol. 33, No. 3 (September 2008) pp. 249–267
To date there has been very little work on the machine understanding of imprecise diagrams, such as diagrams drawn by students in response to assessment questions. Imprecise diagrams exhibit faults such as missing, extraneous and incorrectly formed...
Economics of Education Review Vol. 31, No. 2 (April 2012) pp. 268–279
This study uses national survey data to examine why charter school teachers are more likely to turnover than their traditional public school counterparts. We test whether the turnover gap is explained by different distributions of factors that are...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 14, No. 2 (2000) pp. 5–13
An empirical examination of accredited American higher education institutions was conducted to obtain baseline data regarding copyright, intellectual property, and antitrust concerns in Internet-based distance education. A multiple-case study...
Promoting Self-Determination and Transition Planning Using Technology: Student and Parent Perspectives
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals Vol. 39, No. 2 (2016) pp. 99–110
Despite the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act's (IDEA) mandates for student involvement in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, several researchers have demonstrated limited student participation. One method for encouraging...
Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 81, No. 1 (Jan 01, 2004)
An experiment to initiate students into several features of gas chromatograph-mass spectrometers (GC-MS) through the study of branded and counterfeit perfumes is described. The experiment enables the students to appreciate the power of GC-MS in...
Effects of Video Feedback on Early Coercive Parent-Child Interactions: The Intervening Role of Caregivers' Relational Schemas
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Vol. 42, No. 3 (2013) pp. 405–417
We examined the effect of adding a video feedback intervention component to the assessment feedback session of the Family Check-Up (FCU) intervention (Dishion & Stormshak, 2007). We hypothesized that the addition of video feedback procedures...
The High Cost of Complexity in Experimental Design and Data Analysis: Type I and Type II Error Rates in Multiway ANOVA
Human Communication Research Vol. 28, No. 4 (2002) pp. 515–30
Notes that the availability of statistical software packages has led to a sharp increase in use of complex research designs and complex statistical analyses in communication research. Reports a series of Monte Carlo simulations which demonstrate...
Children's Mental Health in Child Welfare: A Child-Focused Curriculum for Child Welfare Workers and Social Work Students
Journal of Teaching in Social Work Vol. 26, No. 3 (November 2006) pp. 19–40
This paper describes a child-focused curriculum developed for child welfare workers and social work students. The results from a focus group evaluation are also provided that highlight how the content areas in the curriculum were perceived by...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 477–481
The Mentor-Connector project joins high school students in the Niagara Catholic District School Board with teacher candidates recruited from local and international universities. The Mentor-Connector Program taps into the learning styles of 21st...
Development Research of a Teachers' Educational Performance Support System: The Practices of Design, Development, and Evaluation
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 58, No. 1 (February 2010) pp. 61–80
This study adopted design and development research methodology (Richey & Klein, "Design and development research: Methods, strategies, and issues," 2007) to systematically investigate the process of applying instructional design principles, human...
Paul E. Ponchillia; Nancy MacKenzie; Richard G. Long; Pamela Denton-Smith; Thomas L. Hicks; Priscilla Miley
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Vol. 101, No. 8 (August 2007) pp. 479–488
This article presents two target-location experiments. In the first experiment, 19 participants located a 25-foot chalk circle 93% of the time with a Global Positioning System (GPS) compared to 12% of the time without it. In a single-subject follow...
Argue Like a Scientist with Technology: The Effect of Within-Gender versus Cross-Gender Team Argumentation on Science Knowledge and Argumentation Skills among Middle-Level Students
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 66, No. 3 (2018) pp. 733–766
The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to explore the effect of within-gender and cross-gender team argumentation on seventh graders' science knowledge and argumentation skills in a computer-assisted learning environment in the United States. A ...
The Effectiveness of Video Tutorials for Teaching Preservice Educators to Use Assistive Technologies
Toni Van Laarhoven; Dennis D. Munk; Leslie M. Zurita; Kathleen Lynch; Brian Zurita; Thomas Smith; Lynette Chandler
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 23, No. 4 (2008)
Students with disabilities are guaranteed access to assistive technologies (AT) by provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) (2004) and its predecessor, the Technology Related Assistance Act (Tech Act) (1988). ...
Cathy Newman-Thomas; Cindy Ann Smith; Xinting Zhao; Caroline I. Kethley; Herbert J. Rieth; Elizabeth A. Swanson; Yusung Heo
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 27, No. 1 (2012) pp. 15–32
Technology is used widely in teacher education for a variety of purposes, including skill development.Recent research on technology in teacher education is investigating the potential of technology to provide high-quality learning experiences that...
Nick L. Smith; Paul R. Brandon; Melanie Hwalek; Susan J. Kistler; Susan N. Labin; Jim Rugh; Veronica Thomas; Louise Yarnall
American Journal of Evaluation Vol. 32, No. 4 (December 2011) pp. 565–599
2011 is the 25th anniversary of the American Evaluation Association. Such occasions are often recognized both by looking back to assess and celebrate accomplishments of the past and by looking ahead to anticipate the problems and potential of the...
The Impact of Integrated Field-Based Technology Courses on Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs, Competence, and Practice
Kathleen Rutowski; Kim Berg; Lisa Krumwiede; Jen Mansfield; Patrick Smith; Charlotte Stromfors; Jean Sutton; Ann Igoe; Krista Glazewski; Thomas Brush
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 3558–3561
This study comprises the year-three component of a PT3 funded investigation into the effectiveness of combining technology integration techniques with field-based preservice teacher methods courses. The impact of the field-based technology course is ...
Thomas A. O'Neill; Amanda Deacon; Katherine Gibbard; Nicole Larson; Genevieve Hoffart; Julia Smith; B. L. M. Donia
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education Vol. 43, No. 4 (2018) pp. 571–585
In the current research, we introduce the team CARE model for supporting team development during post-secondary education. Team CARE is part of a larger suite of assessments at itpmetrics.com. Team CARE is a free, online, survey-based assessment...
Commentary: A Response to an Interview With Joseph South by the Teacher Education and Technology and Media Divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children
Marcia L. Rock; Sean Smith; Cathy Newman Thomas; Kelley Regan; Eleazar Vasquez III; Michael Kennedy; Lisa Dieker; Anya Evmenova; Cindy Okolo; Margaret Bausch
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 3 (September 2017) pp. 301–311
Thriving in the digital age workplace requires, in part, professionals who think differently about how they prepare the next generation workforce. Teachers and teacher educators are no exception. When reflecting on how today’s teacher educators...
Earth surface modeling for education: How effective is it? Four semesters of classroom tests with WILSIM‐GC
Wei Luo; Thomas J. Smith; Kyle Whalley; Andrew Darling; Carol Ormand; Wei‐Chen Hung; Jui‐Ling Chiang; Jon Pelletier; Kirk Duffin
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 50, No. 3 (May 2019) pp. 1462–1481
This paper presents results from a randomized experimental design replicated over four semesters that compared students’ performance in understanding landform evolution processes as measured by the pretest to posttest score growth between two...
Australian higher education institutions transforming the future of teaching and learning through 3D virtual worlds
Sue Gregory; Brent Gregory; Matthew Campbell; Helen Farley; Suku Sinnappan; Shannon Kennedy-CLark; David Craven; Deborah Murdoch; Denise Wood; Jenny Grenfell; Angela Thomas; Carol Matthews; Kerrie Smith; Ian Warren; Heinz Dreher; Lindy McKeown; Allan Ellis ; Mathew Hillier; Steven Pace; Andrew Cram; Lyn Hay Charles; Scott Grant; Mark J.W. Lee
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (2010) pp. 399–415
What are educators' motivations for using virtual worlds with their students? Are they using them to support the teaching of professions and if this is the case, do they introduce virtual worlds into the curriculum to develop and/or expand students' ...