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International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Duff, Andrea; Miller, Julia; Johnston, Helen; Bergmann, Linda S. – Journal of Learning Design, 2012
The Grammar Gang blog has now passed its fourth anniversary as a borderless, non-proprietary language and learning online classroom. It gives wing to the aspirations of academic staff from four universities to explore language and learning across hemispheres. The Blog's recent birthday provides a timely opportunity to explore how this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Global Approach
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Hinz, Arnold – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2011
Introduction: Rating scales evaluating the quality of teaching are widely used by academic institutions and have become increasingly popular in the World Wide Web. This study examines teachers' and teacher-education students' knowledge and experience with public online ratings of teaching quality and their attitude towards them. Method: Based on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries
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Granic, Andrina; Cukusic, Maja – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
This paper presents a comprehensive usability study conducted within the context of a Europe-wide project. The design of the evaluated e-learning platform is based on an innovative approach to the education of young Europeans by integrating into the curricula of a Europe-wide network of 14 schools different state-of-the-art technologies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Electronic Learning, Feedback (Response)
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Friedrich, Helmut Felix; Hron, Aemilian – Educational Media International, 2011
The present study aims at investigating which factors are relevant to induce teachers' student-centered classroom computer use. Survey data were collected from 361 teachers at comprehensive schools. Based on a systemic view of technology use in schools, different individual teacher characteristics and school contextual factors were examined.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Teacher Characteristics, Computer Uses in Education
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Herrmann, Anna; Nevo, Baruch – Gifted and Talented International, 2011
The purpose of this article is to provide the reader with a comprehensive yet detailed account of the current giftedness and gifted education situation in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. It is concerned with four main research questions: (1) How is "giftedness" defined in German-speaking countries? (2) How are gifted children…
Descriptors: Gifted, Journal Articles, Foreign Countries, German
Dadaczynski, Kevin; Paulus, Peter; de Vries, Nanne; de Ruiter, Silvia; Buijs, Goof – Online Submission, 2010
The HEPS Inventory Tool aims to support stakeholders working in school health promotion to promote high quality interventions on healthy eating and physical activity. As a tool it provides a step-by-step approach on how to develop a national or regional inventory of existing school based interventions on healthy eating and physical activity. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Public Health
Simovska, Venka; Dadaczynski, Kevin; Viig, Nina Grieg; Bowker, Sue; Woynarowska, Barbara; de Ruiter, Silvia; Buijs, Goof – Online Submission, 2010
The HEPS Tool for Schools provides ideas, guidelines and suggested techniques to help schools in their development of school policy on healthy eating and physical activity. There is growing evidence that a comprehensive whole school policy on healthy eating and physical activity can lead to better academic outcomes of pupils as well as promoting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Public Health