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Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Fulgham, Susan M. – Educational Technology, 2016
Sigmund Tobias came to the United States in 1948, after his family had fled to China from the Holocaust in Europe. His Memoir ("Strange Haven: A Jewish Childhood in Wartime Shanghai") describes that part of his life. He settled in New York, where he completed his B.A. and M.S. in School Psychology from the City College of New York, and a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interviews, Leaders, Computer Games
Lindert, Lisa; Su, Bude – Educational Technology, 2016
Integrating and documenting formal and informal learning experiences is challenging using the current Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) eLearning standard, which limits the media and data that are obtained from eLearning. In response to SCORM's limitations, corporate, military, and academic institutions have collaborated to develop…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Learning Experience, Computer System Design, Electronic Learning
Kim, Yanghee – Educational Technology, 2016
The increasing number of English language learning children in U.S. classrooms and the need for effective programs that support these children present a great challenge to the current educational paradigm. The challenge may be met, at least in part, by an innovative humanoid robot serving as a cultural broker that mediates collaborative…
Descriptors: Robotics, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Diversity, Interpersonal Relationship
Lowe, Heather – Educational Technology, 2016
Dartmouth and MIT have developed educational behavior apps and wearable devices that collect contiguous streams of data from student users. Given the consent of the user, the app collects information about a student's physical activity, sleep patterns, and location to form conjectures about social and academic behavior. These apps have the…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Data Collection, Courseware, Behavior Patterns
Gropper, George L. – Educational Technology, 2016
A prescription favored in this article calls for the joint use of "learning maps" and "instructional maps." Why then the "Vs." in the title? Simply put, it is a rhetorical device. It calls attention to a key difference between the two. This article explicates the difference. It also informs how alone and in…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Concept Formation, Instructional Design, Models
West, Richard E. – Educational Technology, 2016
This article describes initial success in developing an interdisciplinary studio for teaching collaborative creativity and design, with faculty from multiple departments co-teaching and co-mentoring interdisciplinary student groups engaged in social innovation. The rationale for developing this studio has been to prepare students for the kind of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Creativity, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Collaboration
Jaeger, Garrett J. – Educational Technology, 2016
Educators are obliged to balance new resources with a healthy skepticism of change. This review of technological advances in creativity research highlights methods that scaffold both research and the students who stand to benefit from resultant findings. Educational technology need not lower its role to that of enabler. With proper guidance,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Advancement
Lawrence, Jody; Hokanson, Brad – Educational Technology, 2016
Most educational efforts focus on declarative knowledge and information, which are described primarily as "content." This concentration is common for online courses. Few go beyond this limited level of learning to seek changes in skills and character traits such as curiosity or creativity. Using a project-based curriculum, a course on…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Martinez, Cristobal M.; Ingram-Goble, Adam; Twist, Kade L.; Chacon, Raven – Educational Technology, 2016
This article reviews the design and implementation of a game as an instrument for dialogue, both as a social tool and a shared interface for music performance. Beyond describing the design of "Game Remains," the article shares the details of an impact story of how an installation in Guelph's Musagetes Boarding House Arts in Canada has…
Descriptors: Play, Educational Games, Computer Games, Educational Technology
Berland, Matthew; Duncan, Sean – Educational Technology, 2016
Surprisingly few empirical studies address how computational thinking works "in the wild" or how games and simulations can support developing computational thinking skills. In this article, the authors report results from a study of computational thinking (CT) as evinced through player discussions around the collaborative board game…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Play, Computation, Cooperative Learning
Hung, David; Huang, Jun Song – Educational Technology, 2016
This article reflects on the landscape of ICT-mediated learning research in Singapore schools over the past 12 years. This ICT (information and communications technology) journey is situated in the context of the Singapore education Masterplans and the inception of substantive research funding in this area of work since 2003. The article questions…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
Carr-Chellman, Alison A. – Educational Technology, 2016
This article explores the potentials for symbiotic partnering between traditional Instructional Systems and Learning Sciences disciplines. This confluence is explored through a narrative discussion of the changes happening at Penn State University over the past decade leading that program toward a name change, curricular revisions, new hiring…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, College Faculty
Romero, Liz – Educational Technology, 2016
The purpose of this article is to describe the implementation of a story approach to create online courses in a college environment. The article describes the components of the approach and the implementation process to create a nursing and a language course. The implementation starts with the identification of the need and follows by creating a…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Problem Solving
Fei, Victor Lim; Hung, David – Educational Technology, 2016
This article discusses the controversies and value in the use of technology for learning. It proposes that as a teaching tool, technology also opens up new possibilities for teachers to design meaningful learning experiences for their students. The appropriate use of technology promises to deepen the learning of traditional literacy, numeracy, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Learning Experience
Gibbons, Andrew S. – Educational Technology, 2016
This article asks five questions that lead us to the foundations of design practice in educational technology. Design processes structure time, space, place, activity, role, goal, and resource. For educational technology to advance in its understanding of design practice, it must question whether we have clear conceptions of how abstract…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Design, Teaching Methods
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