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Lockee, Barbara B.; Song, Kibong; Li, Wei – Educational Technology, 2014
The early beginnings and evolution of the field of educational technology (ET) have been documented by various scholars in the field. Recently, another form of historical documentation has been undertaken through a project of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). The AECT HistoryMakers Project is a collaborative…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Web Sites, Interviews, Information Sources
Trentin, Guglielmo; Bocconi, Stefania – Educational Technology, 2014
In order to design learning solutions that effectively embed face-to-face and online dimensions, it is crucial to identify the key components underpinning hybrid solutions. Furthermore, once these components have been identified, there is the need to clarify how to recombine them to meet a specific learning objective. This article aims to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Design, Blended Learning, Teaching Methods
Young, Eric H.; Griffiths, Ty; Luke, Brandon; West, Richard E. – Educational Technology, 2014
In this study the authors analyzed articles published in the "Journal of Distance Education" from 2003-2012. They analyzed the frequency of author-provided keywords and common abstract phrases, type and frequency of authorship, the type of research method employed, and the number of citations the journal and specific articles received.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Periodicals, Educational Research, Distance Education
Merrill, M. David – Educational Technology, 2014
This article provides the rationales for three recommendations for the future of Instructional Technology: (1) instructional technology as a field seems to have reached a tipping point, where the basic approach to instructional design has stabilized to where further research at this level has waned, suggesting that it is time for instructional…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education
Chadwick, Clifton B. – Educational Technology, 2014
The author reviews various elements of what may be considered as evidence that the long-awaited shift in the education paradigm is actually happening. Concepts like student-centered learning, attainment-based evaluation, knowledge-based constructivism, and effort-based intelligence are growing, are being more widely recognized as important, and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Trends, Learner Controlled Instruction, Student Evaluation
Subramony, Deepak Prem – Educational Technology, 2014
This article employs a variety of theoretical lenses to describe the nature and ramifications of the Digital Divide, which, the author states, continues to remain one of the biggest social challenges to confront the human race in modern times--even as technological advances, globalization, and other socioeconomic shifts are rendering digital media…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Cultural Influences, Technological Literacy
Gropper, George L. – Educational Technology, 2014
Student achievement does not depend solely on teacher competence. Students' own behavior, their motivation to achieve, and their attitudes toward others around them all contribute. These variables create conditions--an environment--that either favors or disfavors achievement. They can dictate the amount of time a teacher has to devote to…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Models, Guidelines
Warr, Melissa C.; Nelson, Kari Ross; West, Richard E. – Educational Technology, 2014
In this study, the authors examined the journal "Cognition and Instruction" to discover trends from the past decade (2003-2012). They looked at trends in article topics, research methods, authorship, and article citations by analyzing keyword frequencies, performing phrase counts of article abstracts, classifying studies according to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Research, Periodicals, Instruction
Fulgham, Susan M.; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2014
Susan M. Fulgham and Michael F. Shaughnessy, Contributing Editors for this journal, present their interview with Marcia C. Linn, Professor of Development and Cognition, specializing in education in mathematics, science, and technology, in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Linn is currently investigating…
Descriptors: Interviews, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Alternative Assessment
Fulgham, Susan M.; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2014
Contributing editors Susan Fulgham and Michael Shaughnessy present their interview with David M. Monetti, Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Valdosta State University. Monetti teaches courses in educational psychology, learning, and measurement and evaluation. He is actively involved with the public schools as a researcher…
Descriptors: Interviews, Gifted, Educational Technology, Influence of Technology
Lee, Dabae – Educational Technology, 2014
Personalized learning (PL) is spotlighted as a way to transform K-12 educational systems. PL customizes learning pace, instructional methods, and learning content to individual students. As much as PL sounds promising and complex, little guidance is available to educators and policymakers about how to effectively design PL. Five essential features…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Instruction, Instructional Design, Educational Principles
Reigeluth, Charles M. – Educational Technology, 2014
The learner-centered paradigm of education requires very different roles for technology, as well as for teachers and students, compared with the teacher-centered paradigm. Rather than almost exclusively serving the teacher for teaching, technology primarily serves the student for learning. It does so through four major roles: (1) keeping records…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Influence of Technology, Educational Technology, Student Centered Curriculum
Duffy, Francis M. – Educational Technology, 2014
This article presents a simile for understanding the power of paradigms, mental models, and mind-sets as religion-like phenomena. The author clarifies the meaning of the three phenomena to help readers to see how the phenomena become significant sources of resistance to change. He concludes by outlining a paradigm-shifting process to assist…
Descriptors: Barriers, Systems Approach, Resistance to Change, Educational Change
Watson, Sunnie Lee; Watson, William R. – Educational Technology, 2014
At-risk student bodies in public school districts have very different cultures of learning from mainstream learning communities. Policies and practices in schools tend to isolate these student bodies for convenience in administration and instruction, and little consideration is given to whether these experiences of isolation from the larger…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Student Participation, Educational Change, Change Strategies
Watson, William R.; Watson, Sunnie Lee – Educational Technology, 2014
Higher education is under enormous pressure to transform itself and embrace a new paradigm. Operating under an outdated model that no longer aligns with the realities of modern society, institutions of higher education are recognizing the need to drastically remake themselves or possibly cease to exist. This article explores the current landscape…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Systems Approach
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