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de Silva, Eugene, Ed. – IGI Global, 2015
While the great scientists of the past recognized a need for a multidisciplinary approach, today's schools often treat math and science as subjects separate from the rest. This not only creates a disinterest among students, but also a potential learning gap once students reach college and then graduate into the workforce. "Cases on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Education, Hands on Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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McLain, Barbara Payne – Arts Education Policy Review, 2014
Predicting the future is a challenging task for music education, requiring both retrospection, analysis of current events, and foresight. This article examines several predictions from 2001 and challenges music educators to consider factors that may influence the future of teaching music in society.
Descriptors: Music Education, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends, Prediction
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Alquézar Sabadie, Jesús Maria; Castaño Muñoz, Jonatan; Puni, Yves; Redecker, Christine; Vuorikari, Riina – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014
The potential benefits of OER have led many European governments to implement policies supporting their creation and use. This chapter aims to put these OER policies in context, discussing their focus and scope and highlighting challenges and bottlenecks. On the basis of the analysis of the current state of the art, it is argued that one of main…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Estrada, V.; Martín, S. – New Media Consortium, 2013
The "Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Sector Analysis" reflects a collaborative research effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC), the Centro Superior para la Enseñanza Virtual (CSEV), the Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica y de Control at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Computer Uses in Education, Adoption (Ideas), Technological Advancement
Storandt, Barbara C.; Dossin, Lia C.; Lacher, Anna Piacentini – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2012
Research conducted in various settings suggests that preparation and support for online instructors should be considered separately from comparable efforts for instructors in face-to-face environments. However, few studies provide empirical data that outline the ways in which preparation to teach online should differ, and only a handful link these…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Online Courses
Cooper, Kenneth J. – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
In keeping with Steve Jobs' vision of transforming education, Apple has expanded its iTunes U so that professors can offer entire courses, not just lectures. So far, though, colleges and universities are not rushing to drop the platforms they use for online learning and adopt the new application from the technology heavyweight. Apple bills the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Video Technology, Electronic Publishing, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kennedy, Kathryn; Archambault, Leanna – Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
Enrollment in K-12 online learning is growing at an exponential rate throughout the United States. Currently, all 50 states offer K-12 online learning opportunities. Some states such as Michigan, Alabama, New Mexico, and Idaho have passed legislative measures requiring K-12 students to complete at least one online learning experience by the time…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Merchant, Guy – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Mobile phones have rapidly been absorbed into the fabric of our day-to-day lives. They are now a key consumer item, a symbol of social capital and they connect their users to a mobile web with multiple applications. As ownership and access to smartphones has spread into the teenage years, their place in institutions of formal education has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Influence of Technology, Social Networks
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Terras, Melody M.; Ramsay, Judith – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Web 2.0 technology not only offers the opportunity of massively parallel interconnected networks that support the provision of information and communication anytime and anywhere but also offers immense opportunities for collaboration and sharing of user-generated content. This information-rich environment may support both formal and informal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Electronic Learning, Informal Education
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Liu, Mei-hui – Computers & Education, 2012
This study investigated the application of an online videocase discussion community into fostering preservice and inservice EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers' professional development in Taiwan. This investigation further revealed the nature and development of discussion discourse and the participating teachers' perceptions of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2012
Years ago, as personal computers and other technological advancements began to find their way into classrooms and other educational settings, teachers and administrators sought ways to use new technology to benefit students. The potential for improving education was clear, but the limitations of the available education technology made it difficult…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Computers, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning
Pontes, Elvis, Ed.; Silva, Anderson, Ed.; Guelfi, Adilson, Ed.; Kofuji, Sergio Takeo, Ed. – InTech, 2012
With the resources provided by communication technologies, E-learning has been employed in multiple universities, as well as in wide range of training centers and schools. This book presents a structured collection of chapters, dealing with the subject and stressing the importance of E-learning. It shows the evolution of E-learning, with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Virtual Classrooms, Program Effectiveness
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Papadakis, Spyros; Dovros, Nikos; Paschalis, Giorgos; Rossiou, Eleni – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2012
E-learning with the use of Learning Management Systems, has been increasingly adopted in Primary, Secondary and Higher Education with the expectation to increase students' motivation and infuse activity-centred learning strategies with various educational benefits. This study has investigated the initial perceptions of Greek teachers about the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Management Systems, Teaching Methods
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Park, Yeonjeong – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
Instructional designers and educators recognize the potential of mobile technologies as a learning tool for students and have incorporated them into the distance learning environment. However, little research has been done to categorize the numerous examples of mobile learning in the context of distance education, and few instructional design…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Design Requirements, Learning Strategies, Social Environment
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Loveless, Avril – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2011
In 2004 "Technology, Pedagogy and Education" published a review of literature which framed current understandings of pedagogy and the implications for the use of ICT in learning and teaching in formal educational settings. This article revisits the topic in the light of more recent developments in understandings of pedagogy. It offers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Computer Uses in Education
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