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Howard, Sarah K. – Educational Media International, 2011
Educational change, such as technology integration, involves risk. Teachers are encouraged to "take risks", but what risks they are asked to take and how do they perceive these risks? Developing an understanding of teachers' technology-related risk perceptions can help explain their choices and behaviours. This paper presents a way to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Risk, Educational Change
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McLester, Susan – T.H.E. Journal, 2011
The mobile technology market is blooming with powerful applications that have the ability to transform education with the ease of a download to any number of handheld devices. To learn what apps educators are finding most valuable to teaching and learning, presenters from this month's Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) were asked to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Computer Software, Educational Technology
Iudica, Angela M. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of alignment to national and state standards in public and private university educational leadership certification programs in the state of Florida. The standards used were the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS-A) and the Florida Principal Leadership Standard…
Descriptors: State Standards, National Standards, Educational Technology, Experiential Learning
Empirical Education Inc., 2011
"Treasures, a basal reading program for students in grades K-6, was developed to address reading comprehension among students in the middle elementary grades. "Treasures" is based on extensive research in vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and phonics and combines "explicit instruction and ample practice to ensure students'…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Reading Programs, Basal Reading, Program Effectiveness
Li, Kuiyuan; Amin, Raid; Uvah, Josaphat – Online Submission, 2011
A fully online graduate program that was developed at the UWF (University of West Florida) has been successfully implemented using synchronous instruction since fall 2009. The hybrid nature of the developed model has proven to be of benefit to both face-to-face and distance students. Aside from the robustness of students' discussions and…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Graduate Study, Mathematics Instruction
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Rasinski, Timothy; Samuels, S. Jay; Hiebert, Elfrieda; Petscher, Yaacov; Feller, Karen – Reading Psychology, 2011
Reading fluency has been identified as a key component in effective literacy instruction (National Reading Panel, 2000). Instruction in reading fluency has been shown to lead to improvements in reading achievement. Reading fluency instruction is most commonly associated with guided repeated oral reading instruction. In the present retrospective…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Reading Comprehension, Silent Reading, Reading Fluency
Lawkowski, Susan J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The historical research study will focus on the development and growth of virtual education programs for K-12 students, with primary emphasis on the states of Florida, California, and Pennsylvania. The term virtual education will be used interchangeably throughout this document with online courses and e-learning. The purpose of this historical…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Reading Fluency, Reading Achievement, Standardized Tests
Bradford, Deborah J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of the study was to understand and appreciate the methodologies and procedures used in determining the extent to which an information technology (IT) organization within the eleven member State University Systems (SUS) of Florida planned, implemented, and diffused emerging educational technologies. Key findings found how critical it…
Descriptors: Colleges, Information Technology, Educational Technology, State Universities
Douglas, Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Self-directed learning has contributed significantly to adult learners' personal and professional growth. Approximately 70% of adult learning is through a self-directed learning context (Heimstra, 2008). This quantitative correlational study involved an attempt to determine the nature of the relationship between situational, dispositional, and…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Foreign Countries
Mardis, Marcia; Everhart, Nancy; Smith, Daniella; Newsum, Janice; Baker, Sheila – Online Submission, 2010
Digital textbooks will soon be part of every classroom in the United States. This trend accompanies an imperative for schools to facilitate 21st century learning in which educators prepare students to learn and live productively in a global society where accurate and current information is a meaningful part of everyday learning. As technology and…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Instructional Materials, Adoption (Ideas)
Hackemann, Sandra I. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This limited study provided the first step in exploring existing information mined from a statewide community college Student Information System (SIS) regarding blended, online, and face-to-face instructional methods courses. The purpose was to explore the retention claims of blended instructional method courses, retention of face-to-face and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, School Holding Power, Methods Courses, Sample Size
Leach, Bill P. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Blended learning, a combination of traditional face to face (F2f) instruction and computer-mediated communication (CMC), is a popular trend in many universities and corporate settings today. Most universities provide faculty members course management systems, such as Blackboard, Angel, and others as a way to organize and transmit course materials…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Private Colleges, Computer Uses in Education
Grey-Bowen, Judith E. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Technology leadership is a strong part of principal leadership, which is essential to the successful technology integration in schools. However, research is limited in the area of principals' technology leadership and their professional development needs. Therefore, the purpose of this descriptive study is to examine Miami-Dade County elementary…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Public Schools, Technology Integration, Audiences
Sturgis, Chris; Patrick, Susan – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2010
This exploration into competency-based innovation at the school, district, and state levels suggests that competency-based pathways are a re-engineering of this nation's education system around learning--a re-engineering designed for success in which failure is no longer viable. This discussion draws on interviews and site visits with innovators…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Competence, Educational Innovation, Interviews
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
To help students meet higher standards, all academic and career/technical teachers need to be willing and prepared to use reading, writing and mathematics as tools for learning across the curriculum. To do so, they must have access to ongoing professional development, literacy and numeracy coaching, shared strategies, and teamwork to make literacy…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Technical Education, Reading Achievement, Vocabulary
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