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Luna-Nevarez, Cuauhtemoc; McGovern, Enda – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
As the use of technology evolves in education, an extensive range of new smart devices and digital applications is becoming available to academics. Digital magazines are an example of such technologies, which can help educators to improve the learning experience of their students inside and outside of the classroom. Digital magazines are widely…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing, Telecommunications
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San Jose, David L. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
Electronic portfolios (e-portfolios) are commonly positioned to show evidence of student learning with formative and summative assessment benefits. At the University of Auckland teacher education program, two e-portfolio systems were adopted to document preservice teacher's course work and to attest to the Graduating Teacher Standards. This…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Best Practices
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Gao, Xianwei; Samuel, Moses; Asmawi, Adelina – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Qzone weblog is one of the most popular weblogs in China. This study explores Qzone weblog for critical peer feedback to facilitate Business English writing among the Chinese undergraduates. A qualitative case study is conducted by NVivo 8 to analyze the three research data of semistructured interviews, Business English writing assignments, and…
Descriptors: Business English, Business Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Aaron, Lynn S.; Roche, Catherine M. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
Unforeseen forces are at work in higher education today. The purpose of this article is to explore the issues involved in the changing landscape. Decisions are and will be made that impact the intellectual property rights of faculty. It is important to be cognizant of the factors involved and alert to possible ramifications. The basics of the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Copyrights, Teacher Rights, Higher Education
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Kaldor, Eric; Flacks, Gabriel – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2014
This article considers how instructors with larger classes can utilize Web 2.0 tools to help students develop as writers. Meeting the needs of readers defines strong writing, yet students need to interact with authentic audiences to learn to do this well. A growing body of educators is exploring how blogging can be used to enhance student…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Instruction, Large Group Instruction, Electronic Journals
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Sloan, Roberta H. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
An eTextbook and iPad were used in a pilot program, and the impact on the course was assessed to guide the development of a college policy. Students in the course completed three questionnaires to provide feedback about their perceptions of the eTextbook and iPad. During the pilot program, students' perceptions of the usefulness, ease of use, and…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Computer Science Education
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Wozniak, Nancy McCoy – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
Reflection plays a critical role in moving learning to the next level of inquiry. Stony Brook University has adopted an approach to using ePortfolios within the curriculum that emphasizes reflection. Stony Brook University successfully piloted ePortfolios in the Fall 2010 Semester and discovered their use facilitated the inquiry process for the…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Lifelong Learning, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Kardasz, Sara M. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
This article will summarize and explain the Diffusion of Innovations Theory put forth by Everett M. Rogers (2003). It will then share some of the other research that has been conducted relevant to diffusion, especially those researchers who have looked at the diffusion of instructional technology in higher education. It will consider criticisms of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Innovation, Teaching Methods, Electronic Publishing
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Ro, Jennifer Moon; Magiera, Kathleen; Gradel, Kathleen; Simmons, Rhea – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
This article reports on findings from a study that explored blogging (a web-based log) as a tool for literacy graduate students to deliver support to preservice teachers who were working in an afterschool intervention program. Its effectiveness is compared to the use of an online literacy instructional module. Analyses of the discussions in nine…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Preservice Teachers, Tutoring, Intervention
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Wang, Yu-Mei; Chen, Derthanq Victor – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
Online learning space design becomes a significant issue with the proliferation of online learning in higher education. Never before has the instructor been given such a privilege in building and molding the learning space to fulfill his/her instructional aspirations. However, enormous challenges are present to the instructor in taking advantage…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Instructional Design, Web Based Instruction
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Curry, David G. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
SUNY Plattsburgh has a baccalaureate nursing program that has been active in integrating technology in nursing education for many years. Recently, the faculty implemented human simulation (Laerdal's SimMan) in the Nursing Skills Lab (NSL) to provide some uniform clinical experiences (high frequency or high risk scenarios) not always available in…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Undergraduate Study, Hospitals, Nurses
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Lewis, Laura A.; Koston, Zoe; Quartley, Marjorie; Adsit, Jason – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
A significant dilemma for the health and human service professions continues to be the question of how best to bridge the divide between academic research and practice. Communities of practice have traditionally been a vehicle for collaborative research and for information exchange (Moore, 2008). Through collaboration, communities of practice have…
Descriptors: Practicums, Program Development, Social Work, Barriers
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King, Paul C. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
This article discusses the challenges faced when integrating new technologies into the classroom. Viewing the experiences of teaching a first year learning community through the lens of the principles of the Reflective Teaching Portfolio, the author looks to answer the question: "How should Technology relate to our Teaching Philosophy?"…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Reflective Teaching, Instructional Innovation, Educational Philosophy
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Chatham-Carpenter, April; Seawel, Lori; Raschig, John – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
Institutions of higher learning use eportfolios for multiple purposes such as to enhance student learning, conduct authentic program/institutional assessment, support students as they prepare for future careers, and meet certification standards. The article investigates existing eportfolio literature and documents our findings of current practices…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing
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Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
It has been over a decade since the computer moved from being primarily a computational and record keeping device to its present state as a communications hub. Some, including this author, have called the application of computing technology to classroom instruction revolutionary. Is this claim justified? More importantly, how will social…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Information Services, Educational Technology, Computers
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