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Aslan, Sinem; Mete, Sinem Emine; Okur, Eda; Oktay, Ece; Alyuz, Nese; Genc, Utku Ergin; Stanhill, David; Esme, Asli Arslan – Educational Technology, 2017
In a series of longitudinal research studies, researchers at Intel Corporation in Turkey have been working towards an adaptive learning system automatically detecting student engagement as a higher-order user state in real-time. The labeled data necessary for supervised learning can be obtained through labeling conducted by human experts. Using…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Expertise, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies
Gudivada, Venkat N. – Educational Technology, 2017
Various types of structured data collected by learning management systems such as Moodle have been used to improve student learning outcomes. Learning analytics refers to an assortment of data analysis methods used for this task. These methods typically do not consider unstructured data such as blogs, discussions, e-mail, and course messages.…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Educational Research, Technology Uses in Education
Daniel, Ben – Educational Technology, 2017
The increasing availability of digital data in higher education provides an extraordinary resource for researchers to undertake educational research, targeted at understanding challenges facing the sector. Big data can stimulate new ways to transform processes relating to learning and teaching, and helps identify useful data, sources of evidence…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Information Utilization, Data
Corbeil, Maria Elena; Corbeil, Joseph Rene; Khan, Badrul H. – Educational Technology, 2017
Due to rapid advancements in our ability to collect, process, and analyze massive amounts of data, it is now possible for educational institutions to gain new insights into how people learn (Kumar, 2013). E-learning has become an important part of education, and this form of learning is especially suited to the use of big data and data analysis,…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Data Analysis
Gropper, George L. – Educational Technology, 2016
In instruction there is always something that needs to be displayed. Little wonder that in some form or other media utilization is a given. But questions arise. "Is development meant to fit within media capabilities?" "Or are media to be selected because of their capabilities to meet development needs?" When in the…
Descriptors: Media Selection, Instructional Development, Educational History, Educational Media
Strate, Lance – Educational Technology, 2016
Our use of the electronic media to conduct serious discourse raises the question of whether "we are amusing ourselves to death," as Neil Postman argued. The approach known as "media ecology," the study of media as environments, which emphasizes the need to understand context and find balance, provides a basis for the analysis…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Higher Education, Online Courses, Mass Media Effects
Trentin, Guglielmo – Educational Technology, 2016
The possibility of being always connected to the Internet and/or the mobile network (hence the term "always-on") is increasingly blurring the borderline between physical and digital spaces, introducing a new concept of space, known as "hybrid." Innovative forms of teaching have been developing in hybrid spaces for some time…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Models, Interaction, Educational Technology
Dede, Chris – Educational Technology, 2016
Data-informed instructional methods offer tremendous promise for increasing the effectiveness of teaching, learning, and schooling. Yet-to-be-developed data science approaches have the potential to dramatically advance instruction for every student and to enhance learning for people of all ages. Next steps that emerged from a recent National…
Descriptors: Data, Evidence Based Practice, Instructional Improvement, Educational Research
Billings, Karen J.; Blaschke, Charles L. – Educational Technology, 2016
The authors review past and current funding/support for U.S. K-12 educational technology companies. They review both who provided the funding for product development and the reasons why. They look back to the 1960s and 1970s, when federal government agencies helped produce computer-based materials, then how the schools' access to technology…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Financial Support, Barriers, Elementary Secondary Education
Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Fulgham, Susan M. – Educational Technology, 2016
In this regular feature of "Educational Technology," Michael F. Shaughnessy and Susan M. Fulgham present their interview with Ryan Watkins, Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the George Washington University and the author of 10 books and more than 95 articles. In this interview, Watkins discusses the following topics:…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interviews, Electronic Learning, Skill Development
Squire, Kurt; Gaydos, Matthew; DeVane, Ben – Educational Technology, 2016
Digital games for learning have quickly transitioned from a theoretical possibility, to a hyped technology, to an idea that almost seems quaint compared to advances in Biochips, Smart Robots, and self-driving cars. As a field, it is now better understand what games are good for, what they are not, and in what kinds of situations they can be…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Technology, Computation, Thinking Skills
Jan, Mingfong; Gaydos, Matthew – Educational Technology, 2016
This article aims at clarifying and conceptualizing game-based learning (GBL) in order to pinpoint directions for practices and research. The authors maintain that GBL should be conceptualized toward the transformation of a textbook-learning culture. The authors emphasize the importance of a paradigm shift in learning and a reorientation in…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Games, Learning Strategies
Sengupta, Pratim; Clark, Doug – Educational Technology, 2016
The authors extend the theory of "disciplinary integration" of games for science education beyond the virtual world of games, and identify two key themes of a practice-based theoretical commitment to science learning: (1) materiality in the classroom, and (2) iterative design of multiple, complementary, symbolic inscriptions (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Play, Games, Science Instruction, Science Education
Clegg, Tamara; Ahn, June; Yip, Jason C.; Bonsignore, Elizabeth; Pauw, Daniel – Educational Technology, 2016
This article provides an overview of several studies in which the authors draw on social media, storytelling, and mobile apps to help children playfully develop their own approaches to science. The authors detail their efforts to strike a balance between the structure needed to promote science learning and the flexibility needed to nurture…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Social Media, Story Telling, Computer Oriented Programs
Weintrop, David; Wilensky, Uri – Educational Technology, 2016
Video games are an oft-cited reason for young learners getting interested in programming and computer science. As such, many learning opportunities build on this interest by having kids program their own video games. This approach, while sometimes successful, has its drawbacks stemming from the fact that the challenge of programming and game…
Descriptors: Video Games, Teaching Methods, Programming, Computer Science
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