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TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning

November 2008 Volume 52, Number 6

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Of Course It's True...I Found It on the Web!

    Don E. Descy

    How can fictitious websites fool so many people for so long? Most students at some time in their career are taught different flags to look for to try to ascertain the accuracy of a site. If one... More

    pp. 8-9

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  2. "Warez" the Copyright Violation? Digital Copyright Infringement: Legal Loopholes and Decentralization

    Christopher Adamsick

    People are in violation of copyright law when they copy or distribute copyrighted material without the consent of the copyright holder. Enforcement of digital copyright violations are continually... More

    pp. 10-12

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  3. Connellys' Classroom Cutaway

    John Connelly & Marilyn Connelly

    This article aims to help classroom teachers use the educational tool of student-produced media to meet their curriculum objectives. It has been the authors' experience in three decades of... More

    pp. 14-15

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  4. Challenges and Questions Concerning "Culturally-Sensitive Design"

    Ross A. Perkins

    Since the inception of the field of anthropology, scholars have debated a definition for the word "culture." The number of definitions available and the diverging schools of thought means that... More

    pp. 19-21

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  5. Redesigning a Research Methods Course for Teachers

    J Nicholls Eastmond, John Louviere & Kerry Quinn

    This article describes how a team of instructional support personnel redesigned an online graduate course in research methods for pre-service and in-service teachers. The course has been taught... More

    pp. 22-28

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  6. Four Key Keys to Powerful Presentations in PowerPoint: Take Your Presentations to the Next Level

    Dusti D. Howell

    If a person is on a presentation and he/she does not know how to go back to a previous PowerPoint slide, his/her credibility will be clouded and the audience will become frustrated. More... More

    pp. 44-46

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  7. Assistive Technology WebQuest: Improving Learning for Preservice Teachers

    Jackie B. Manning & Laura Bowden Carpenter

    National and state standards from such organizations as the Council for Exceptional Children, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Association for... More

    pp. 47-52

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  8. The Wiki as Knowledge Repository: Using a Wiki in a Community of Practice to Strengthen K-12 Education

    Geofrey Sheehy

    The concept of managing an organization's knowledge has caught on in recent years (Sallis & Jones, 2002). Dubbed knowledge management, the field has grown as it addresses key characteristics of... More

    pp. 55-60

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  9. The Quality of a Web-Based Course: Perspectives of the Instructor and the Students

    Ruey S. Shieh, Edith Gummer & Maggie Niess

    Teaching online is different from teaching in a traditional classroom in terms of pedagogical approaches and intensive use of communication technology (Zhao, 2003). However, online instructors are ... More

    pp. 61-68

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  10. Using a Database Application to Support Reflective Practice

    Michael Vallance

    Reflective practice, or reflection, is considered such a vital component of the learning process that strategies and supporting tools warrant continued research in the learning sciences. Reflection... More

    pp. 69-74

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