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Truran, Peter – Educational Technology, 2016
The teaching of research methodology to graduate science students places an emphasis on scientific reasoning and on the generation and evaluation of evidence in support of research conclusions. Very little attention is paid to the teaching of scientific creativity, the processes for generation of new ideas, hypotheses, and theories. By contrast,…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Research Methodology
Cropley, David; Cropley, Arthur – Educational Technology, 2016
Computer-assisted assessment (CAA) is problematic when it comes to fostering creativity, because in educational thinking the essence of creativity is not finding the correct answer but generating novelty. The idea of "functional" creativity provides rubrics that can serve as the basis for forms of CAA leading to either formative or…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creativity Tests, Formative Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing
Bart, William – Educational Technology, 2016
This article provides an examination of interrelationships among educational technology, creativity, and chess. It presents the argument that chess training fosters significant gains in scholastic achievement and cognitive ability. As a vital component in chess training programs, contemporary chess software such as Fritz serves as impressive…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Creativity, Educational Games, Artificial Intelligence
Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2015
Bryant Griffith is a Regents Professor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Director of the Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Program. Previously, he was Professor and Director of the School of Education at Acadia University, and Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Calgary. His research interests include situated…
Descriptors: Interviews, Change Agents, Profiles, Educational Practices
Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Kang, YoungJu – Educational Technology, 2015
Some in the field of educational technology have called for offering bachelor's degrees. Unfortunately, the literature base only provides guidance on designing, developing, and delivering master's and doctoral degree programs. This article, in distinction, focuses on the design of a bachelor's degree program by focusing on the perceptions of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Bachelors Degrees, Educational Needs, Relevance (Education)
Gropper, George L. – Educational Technology, 2015
The author notes: "A personal anecdote is an apt opening to this article. An assignment I once had called for assessing texts in a pre-med curriculum. In reviewing a calculus text, a subject in which I had no expertise then or now, I had trouble following an "explanation." I was able to identify where and why the text let me down.…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Learner Engagement, Active Learning, Design Requirements
Christensen, James M.; Jones, Brian; Cooper, Jessica Rose; McAllister, Laura; Ware, Mark B.; West, Richard E. – Educational Technology, 2015
This study examines the trends of the "International Journal of Technology and Design Education" over the past decade (2005-2014). The researchers looked at trends in article topics, research methods, authorship, and article citations by analyzing keyword frequencies, performing word counts of article titles, classifying studies…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Publications, Technology Education, Design
Strycker, Jesse – Educational Technology, 2015
With the continually growing number of computers and mobile devices available in K-12 schools, the need is dwindling for dedicated computer labs and media centers. Some schools are starting to repurpose those facilities into different kinds of exploratory learning environments known as "makerspaces". This article discusses this next…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Computers
Wardlow, Liane; Harm, Eian – Educational Technology, 2015
Collaborative learning provides students with vital opportunities to create and build knowledge. Existing technologies can facilitate collaborative learning. However, barriers exist to enacting collaborative practices related to the coverage of material for assessments and classroom management concerns, among others. Teachers can overcome these…
Descriptors: Barriers, Cooperative Learning, Classroom Techniques, Appropriate Technology
Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Fulgham, Susan M. – Educational Technology, 2015
J. Michael Spector's academic preparation was in philosophy--epistemology and logic, primarily. His dissertation was on skepticism in modern philosophy, and that led him to a deep-seated appreciation for classical skepticism. The word "skeptic" is derived from the Greek word "skepsis," which means investigation. While the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interviews, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Education Programs
Norton, Priscilla; Hathaway, Dawn – Educational Technology, 2015
Despite the rhetoric around technology as a transformative force in education, transformation is in the hands of teachers not technology. Yet, teachers cannot capitalize on technology's transformative potentials when teacher education is focused on the technology itself or even on the goal of technology integration. Teachers today are challenged…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Gropper, George L. – Educational Technology, 2015
There are inevitable challenges standing in the way of the success of any approach to Instructional Design. Some are being faced up to. Some are not. Not least among them is the absence of empirically established principles undergirding Instructional Design prescriptions. The challenge it poses is to their reliability and validity. Nothing that…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Motivation, Thinking Skills
Kaufman, Roger – Educational Technology, 2015
Human competence is a vital element for any organization that expects to survive and then thrive. Developing individual performance ability is necessary but not sufficient because trained people alone will not make an organization successful. We must determine what people should deliver and why it should be delivered in order to add measurable…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Capacity Building, Job Performance, Training Methods
Howland, Shiloh M. J.; Martin, M. Troy; Bodily, Robert; Faulconer, Christian; West, Richard E. – Educational Technology, 2015
The authors analyzed all research articles from the first issue of the "International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning" in 2006 until the second issue of 2014. They determined the research methodologies, most frequently used author-supplied keywords as well as two- and three-word phrases, and most frequently published…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Research Methodology, Information Retrieval
Harbeck, Richard M. – Educational Technology, 2015
The science teacher is the key person who has the commitment and the responsibility for carrying out any brand of science education. All of the investments, predictions, and expressions of concern will have little effect on the accomplishment of the broad goals of science education if these are not reflected in the situations in which learning…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Science Education, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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