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Bernstein-Sierra, Samantha; Corwin, Zoë B. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2018
Over the past six years, the Pullias Center for Higher Education has been engaged in research designed to better understand the potential of digital tools to increase access to college. Their most recent $3.2 million "First in the World" (FITW) federal grant has enabled the Center to implement and evaluate an online game-based…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Access to Education, Higher Education, Intervention
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Jiang, Suhang; Williams, Adrienne E.; Warschauer, Mark; He, Wenliang; O'Dowd, Diane K. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
There is concern that online education may widen the achievement gap between students from different socioeconomic classes. The recent discussion of integrating massive open online courses (MOOCs) into formal higher education has added fuel to this debate. In this study, factors influencing enrollment and completion in a pre-college preparatory…
Descriptors: Biology, Secondary School Science, College Preparation, High School Students
Bissell, Ahrash N. – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2012
Less than half of the students in the United States graduate from high school and are ready to take college-level math courses. Many years and varieties of remedial math programs have failed to dramatically improve outcomes, especially at scale. The question we face is whether technology in general, and open educational resources in particular,…
Descriptors: Courseware, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Outcomes of Education
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2011
Gifted students have unique educational needs. Although gifted students are as varied as other students in terms of their learning styles and preferences, all gifted learners have exhibited unusual performance or potential and they have distinctive characteristics, shared by most of these students, which require effective responses from educators.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Talent, Academically Gifted, Information Technology
Atkinson, Robert D.; Mayo, Merrilea – Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 2010
Is the United States getting it wrong when it comes to educating tomorrow's innovators in critical fields? It has been known for years that the only way to compete globally in information technology, engineering, nanotechnology, robotics and other fields is to give students the best educational opportunities possible. But do individuals have a…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, STEM Education, Educational Innovation, Economic Progress
Canzian, Eileen – Abell Foundation, 2010
This report highlights the ongoing discussions between the believers of "online learning" vs. the "not enough proven research" for K-8 cyber schooling. Discussing successful processes and operations in states around the country, the author focuses on Maryland and, in particular, Baltimore schools, and reports that very little…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Public Schools
Subramony, Deepak Prem – Educational Technology, 2009
This article discusses an issue of growing interest to educational technologists--namely, the complex relationships cultural minority learners have with education and technology--by analyzing first-hand ethnographic data with the help of insights from major social reproductionist scholars. These theoreticians inspire distinctive interpretations of…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Ethnography, Educational Technology, Asian Americans