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Wegner, Claas; Homann, Wiebke; Strehlke, Friederike; Borgmann, Annika – Educational Technology, 2014
This article presents the science project "Kolumbus-Kids" as an example of the innovative use of "E-Learning" and other "new technologies" to advance student learning and new-media education. The project benefits from various technology-based education strategies and E-Learning scenarios which are employed during the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education
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Volk, Steven S. – History Teacher, 2013
For the author, teaching history has become a double challenge: to help students understand both "History" (the narrative crafted by the historian, based on documentation, supported by previous scholarship, and bound together through logical argument) and "history" (the real events that occupied real lives that are largely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Student Journals, Historians
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Lindquist, David H. – History Teacher, 2012
Examining history from the perspective of investigators who wrestle with involved scenarios for which no simple answers exist, or from which no obvious conclusions can be drawn, allows students to understand the historiographic process and the complex nature of historical events, while gaining valuable practice in applying analytical and critical…
Descriptors: Jews, Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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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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Hermann, Christoph; Ottmann, Thomas – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2011
In this paper, we present the integration of a Wiki with lecture recordings using a tool called "aofconvert", enabling the students to visually reference lecture recordings in the Wiki at a precise moment in time of the lecture. This tight integration between a Wiki and lecture materials allows the students to elaborate on the topics…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Accuracy, Video Technology, Web 2.0 Technologies
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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
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Klebl, Michael; Kramer, Bernd J.; Zobel, Annett – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
For technology-enhanced learning, the idea of "learning objects" transfers the technologies of content management, methods of software engineering and principles of open access to educational resources. This paper reports on CampusContent, a research project and competence centre for e-learning at FernUniversitat in Hagen that designed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Practices, Educational Technology
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Griesbaum, Joachim; Gortz, Matthias – International Journal on E-Learning, 2010
This article discusses feedback methods for the enhancement of collaborative learning. It presents results of an exploratory study in which self- and peer-assessments were applied in order to provide students with feedback regarding their perceived individual learning involvement in the collaboration process of face-to-face and face-file-face…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Assignments, Group Dynamics
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Dreher, Carl; Reiners, Torsten; Dreher, Naomi; Dreher, Heinz – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2009
The context of Information Communication Technology (ICT) is changing dramatically. Today, Web 2.0 applications such as Facebook and MySpace are used ubiquitously in the general population, and Virtual Worlds are becoming increasingly popular in business, for example via simulations in Second Life. However the capacity of Virtual Worlds is…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Curriculum Design, Student Projects, Student Motivation
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Eckert, Bodo; Grober, Sebastian; Jodl, Hans-Jorg – American Journal of Distance Education, 2009
This article describes three connected projects in physics: (1) a very successful course at the university level; (2) a collection of several thousand multimedia materials, its status and evaluation, and its dissemination; and (3) Web experiments--experiments that can be operated remotely from a distance via the Internet. (Contains 4 tables and 10…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Physics, Internet, College Instruction