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TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning

July 2015 Volume 59, Number 4

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Using Student Self-Ratings to Assess the Alignment of Instructional Design Competencies and Courses in a Graduate Program

    Nada Dabbagh & Mary English

    This research examined students' self-reported proficiency in Instructional Design (ID) competencies using IBSTPI and AECT standards in order to assess the extent to which these standards are... More

    pp. 22-31

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  2. Teaching and Learning with Mobile Computing Devices: Case Study in K-12 Classrooms

    Michael M. Grant, Suha Tamim, Dorian B. Brown, Joseph P. Sweeney, Fatima K. Ferguson & Lakavious B. Jones

    While ownership of mobile computing devices, such as cellphones, smartphones, and tablet computers, has been rapid, the adoption of these devices in K-12 classrooms has been measured. Some schools ... More

    pp. 32-45

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  3. Let's Get Physical: K-12 Students Using Wearable Devices to Obtain and Learn about Data from Physical Activities

    Victor R. Lee, Joel Drake & Kylie Williamson

    Accessibility to wearable technology has exploded in the last decade. As such, this technology has potential to be used in classrooms in uniquely interactive and personally meaningful ways. Seeing ... More

    pp. 46-53

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  4. Autonomy Support for Online Students

    Eunbae Lee, Joseph A. Pate & Deanna Cozart

    Despite the rapid growth of online learning in higher education, the dropout rates for online courses has reached 50 percent. Lack of student engagement rank as a critical reason for frequent... More

    pp. 54-61

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  5. Capitalizing on App Development Tools and Technologies

    Kenneth J. Luterbach & Kenneth R. Hubbell

    Instructional developers and others creating apps must choose from a wide variety of app development tools and technologies. Some app development tools have incorporated visual programming features... More

    pp. 62-70

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  6. Examining the Role of the Instructor in Problem-Centered Instruction

    Rodolfo Rico & Peggy A. Ertmer

    In this paper, we examine the role of the instructor during student-centered approaches, specifically those that are problem-centered, to outline effective strategies that are valuable for... More

    pp. 96-103

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