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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
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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
Noel-Levitz, Inc, 2009
Have you updated your Web site today? Is it possible that answering "yes" to this simple question is the key to the success of your marketing and recruiting efforts? In the current recruitment arena, the ability to update and maintain this one high-value asset (your Web site) might be the key to the potency of your institutional…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Web Sites, Marketing, College Administration
Grush, Mary – Campus Technology, 2009
This article presents a virtual roundtable discussion with instructional design leaders on mobile technology application which included: (1) Jim Wolfgang, director of the Digital Innovation Group at Georgia College & State University and member of "Campus Technology's" ("CT's") editorial advisory board; (2) Michael Cottam,…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Interdisciplinary Approach, Guidelines, Educational Principles
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
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Green, Tim; Alejandro, Jeffery; Brown, Abbie H. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
The study sought to determine factors that affect faculty decisions regarding their involvement in teaching online distance education courses. A survey was administered to online distance education faculty across the United States to determine those factors that encourage or discourage them from continuing to teach online courses. The factors were…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Experienced Teachers, College Faculty
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Juzwiak, Chris; Tiernan, Monette – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
In the year 2000, what started as an isolated pedagogical gambit at Glendale Community College (GCC) in Southern California has evolved into a program-wide initiative to revise the developmental composition curriculum and boost student learning outcomes. One instructor, frustrated with poor student motivation and success in his precollegiate…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Instructional Materials, Educational Technology, Writing Instruction
Laumakis, Mark; Graham, Charles; Dziuban, Chuck – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2009
The authors contend that blended learning represents a boundary object; a construct that brings together constituencies from a variety of backgrounds with each of these cohorts defining the object somewhat differently. The Sloan-C Pillars (learning effectiveness, access, cost effectiveness, student satisfaction, and faculty satisfaction) provide…
Descriptors: Psychology, Case Studies, Models, Instructional Design
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Garn, Myk – New Directions for Higher Education, 2009
In November 1996, forty-five higher education technology leaders convened in Washington, D.C., to discuss the virtual university (VU). The Western Governors Association had announced establishment of the Western Governors University (WGU). As a result, VU initiatives were emerging from, or being contemplated by, almost every state-level higher…
Descriptors: Educational History, Models, Educational Innovation, Higher Education
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