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Bernier, Anthony; Stenstrom, Cheryl – Education for Information, 2016
While instructors know the importance of successful small group collaboration, and the value of the skills required to execute them, students continue to prefer to work independently. The promise and development of recent online tools, however, and streams of recent research on small group collaboration, continue to produce less-than-satisfying or…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Interpersonal Competence, Technology Uses in Education, Graduate Students
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Thadani, Vandana; Bouvier-Brown, Nicole C. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
College textbook publishers increasingly bundle sophisticated technology-based study tools with their texts. These tools appear promising, but empirical work on their efficacy is needed. We examined whether LearnSmart, a study tool bundled with McGraw-Hill's textbook "Chemistry" (Chang & Goldsby, 2013), improved learning in an…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Metacognition, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Murphy, Julia; Chang, Jen-Mei; Suaray, Kagba – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
Flipped learning is gaining traction in K-12 for enhancing students' problem-solving skills at an early age; however, there is relatively little large-scale research showing its effectiveness in promoting better learning outcomes in higher education, especially in mathematics classes. In this study, we examined the data compiled from both…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning, Video Technology, Homework
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Kim, SoHee – Language Learning & Technology, 2014
Since online educational technology can support a ubiquitous language learning environment, there are many ways to develop English learners' autonomy through self-access learning. This study investigates whether English as a second language (ESL) learners can improve their oral proficiency through independent study by using online self-study…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Oral Language, Educational Technology, English (Second Language)
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Donovan, Loretta; Green, Tim – Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 2010
This study examines initial faculty concerns during implementation of a one-to-one laptop teacher education pilot program. The Concerns-Based Adoption Model of Change provides the theoretical framework and guides the methodology. In fall 2007, 29 teacher candidates began a one-year multiple-subject (elementary) credential program with an added…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Adoption (Ideas), Teacher Educators, Educational Technology
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Castle, Sidney R.; McGuire, Chad J. – International Education Studies, 2010
Online delivery has the potential to offer significant benefits in achieving multiple goals related to sustainable education. For example, students from a variety of backgrounds can access educational opportunity, allowing for vast dissemination of education. In addition, the methods employed in online learning are generally much lower in carbon…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Blended Learning, Conventional Instruction, Educational Technology