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Tafazoli, Dara, Ed.; Gomez Parra, M. Elena, Ed.; Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Technology
Kenreich, Todd W. – Geography Teacher, 2016
With the 2016 presidential election right around the corner, geography provides a dynamic view of the spatial patterns and processes that shape the electorate. The major presidential campaigns know that a winning strategy must use geography to make informed decisions about where to allocate limited resources such as money and staff. In the end,…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Political Campaigns, Elections, Resource Allocation
Glassman, Michael – Cambridge University Press, 2016
The first comprehensive, research-based textbook on Internet-infused education, "Educational Psychology and the Internet" offers students an accessible guide to important issues in the field. Michael Glassman begins with an overview of the history that traces the evolution of the Internet and its significance for education. He outlines…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Psychology, Internet, Integrated Learning Systems
Zou, Bin; Xing, Minjie; Wang, Yuping; Sun, Mingyu; Xiang, Catherine H. – IGI Global, 2013
Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Technological Advances highlights new research and an original framework that brings together foreign language teaching, experiments and testing practices that utilize the most recent and widely used e-learning resources. This comprehensive collection of research will offer linguistic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Seeman, Jeffrey I.; Lawrence, Tom – Science Teacher, 2011
One goal of 21st-century education is to develop mature citizens who can identify issues, solve problems, and communicate solutions. What better way for students to learn these skills than by participating in a science and engineering fair? Fair participants face the same challenges as professional scientists and engineers, even Nobel laureates.…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Science Fairs, Learning Experience, Peer Influence
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Martineau, Eric; Boisvert, Louise – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
Wikipedia represents a revolution in the way knowledge is communicated and a potential threat to traditional encyclopedias. Wikipedia is widely used as a reference in academic assignments. Unfortunately, for the neophyte, it may be hard to assess the completeness and the accuracy of a contribution to Wikipedia. In this article, we describe an…
Descriptors: Encyclopedias, Web Sites, College Science, Critical Thinking
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Knox, Emily – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
Support for intellectual freedom, a concept codified in the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics, is one of the core tenets of modern librarianship. According to the most recent interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights, academic librarians are encouraged to incorporate the principles of intellectual freedom…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Academic Freedom, Academic Libraries, Ethics
Thomas, Michael, Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
This timely collection of theoretical and applied studies examines the pedagogical potential and realities of digital technologies in a wide range of disciplinary contexts across the educational spectrum. By mixing content-based chapters with a theoretical perspective with case studies detailing actual teaching approaches utilizing digital…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Distance Education, Research Methodology, Foreign Countries
Lyon, Sally – Understanding Our Gifted, 2010
When the term "green" is used to describe a product or way of life, it means "environmentally friendly." Followers of the green movement believe that by reducing their own usage of resources, they can reduce their negative impact on the environment and influence culture to the same ends. The green movement has spread from individuals to companies…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Access to Information
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2010
Decades of research into which instructional strategies are successful in K-12 history and social studies conclude that having students write is extremely important. Effective writing assignments--whether a 3- to 5-paragraph essay, a longer term-paper-style assignment, or even a fictional short story based on a historical period or event--require…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, United States History, Local History, Web Sites
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Gary, Juneau Mahan – Journal of School Counseling, 2010
The impact, incidence, prevalence, and severity of violence and trauma adversely affect students academically, behaviorally, emotionally, and socially. For students residing in geographically isolated or self-sequestered communities, trauma may be exacerbated when school counselors may be unprepared to respond effectively and timely because…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Internet, Social Isolation, Incidence
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Meyer-Base, U.; Vera, A.; Meyer-Base, A.; Pattichis, M. S.; Perry, R. J. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2010
In this paper, an innovative educational approach to introducing undergraduates to both digital signal processing (DSP) and field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based design in a one-semester course and laboratory is described. While both DSP and FPGA-based courses are currently present in different curricula, this integrated approach reduces the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Software, Laboratories, Undergraduate Study
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MacMillan, Don – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
This case study describes an information literacy lab for an undergraduate biology course that leads students through a range of resources to discover aspects of genetic information. The lab provides over 560 students per semester with the opportunity for hands-on exploration of resources in steps that simulate the pathways of higher-level…
Descriptors: Genetics, Biology, Information Literacy, Scientific and Technical Information
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Guidry, Kevin R.; BrckaLorenz, Allison – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2010
This study extends the research into faculty and student use of contemporary academic technologies. The goals of the study are threefold. First, the study aims to unpack which technologies students and faculty use, and how often. Second, it aims to understand their experiences in the contexts in which they live them. Finally, it explores the…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Management Systems
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Alexander, Athalie; Russo, Sharon – Teaching Science, 2010
Capitalising on areas in which teachers feel most comfortable, the teaching of Biology, environmental education or nature to young children can be an alternative way of introducing and understanding Science. A "Citizen Science" program currently being run by the University of South Australia (UniSA) may be an appropriate starting point.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Language Arts, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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