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Leaman, Heather; DiLucchio, Connie – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2015
In this qualitative study, two teacher educators and course instructors in a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) program explored beginning teacher researchers' use of multimedia to support action research. Fifty-eight teachers (36 in spring 2010 and 22 in spring 2011) completed teacher research as the capstone in their M.Ed. program. Teachers utilized…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Educators, College Faculty
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Amaral, Katie E.; Shank, John D.; Shibley, Ivan A., Jr.; Shibley, Lisa R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
General Chemistry I historically had one of the highest failure and withdrawal rates at Penn State Berks, a four-year college within the Penn State system. The course was completely redesigned to incorporate more group work, the use of classroom response systems, peer mentors, and a stronger online presence via the learning management system…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Mathews, A. Lanethea; LaTronica-Herb, Alexandra – Journal of Political Science Education, 2013
This article explores the integration of a multiweek legislative simulation with the Blackboard (9.1) Platform in an effort to understand how technology may increase student engagement, collaborative learning, and assessment. We consider the ways in which classroom technologies--blogs and online peer and self assessment tools, in particular--can…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Legislators, Educational Technology, Computer Simulation
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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McEachron, D. L.; Bach, C.; Sualp, M. – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine existing learning innovation systems and propose a systematic methodology of delivering educational innovations in the right amount, in the right place and at the right time. Design/methodology/approach: Higher education is not effectively incorporating new discoveries in cognitive science and human…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Research Papers (Students), Educational Innovation, Information Transfer
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Brooks, Pauline – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2012
This article will discuss the issues concerning the storage, retrieval and use of multimedia technology in dance, and how semantic web technologies can support those requirements. It will identify the key aims and outcomes of four international telematic dance projects, and review the use of reflective practice to engage students in their learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Dance, Semantics
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Demski, Jennifer – T.H.E. Journal, 2012
EdCamp is a grassroots movement of do-it-yourself professional development "un-conferences" that originated in Philadelphia in November 2010. In just a little over a year and a half the phenomenon has gained serious momentum across the country and now around the globe. This teacher-driven, bottom-up approach to professional development…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Web 2.0 Technologies, Teacher Education, Interviews
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Cooper, Julie; Cox, Jill N.; Corbin, Marilyn A. – Journal of Extension, 2012
As Extension educators are encouraged to implement more cost-effective and efficient means of programming, the use of Web-based social media has become a popular option. Penn State Extension implemented a social media awareness survey among participants in its community-based diabetes education program to determine familiarity with this medium,…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Social Networks, Diabetes, Health Education
Lu, Yun – Online Submission, 2011
The purpose of this study was to share the author's experience of using the virtual classroom when teaching online mathematics course. Various softwares including MyMathLab and Wimba are introduced and the teaching methods and tips are provided and analyzed. Results show that the use of the virtual classroom enhance the communication in the online…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Web Based Instruction, Synchronous Communication, Asynchronous Communication
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Celano, Donna; Neuman, Susan B. – Educational Leadership, 2010
As blogs light up with lively conversations about iPads, netbooks, and smart phones, it's easy to forget one major roadblock to preparing all children for the future: the digital divide. Although middle-class students often take high-speed Internet access for granted, a full 65 percent of Americans who make less than $25,000 a year lack broadband…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Neighborhoods, Web Sites, Middle Class
Davis, Michelle R. – Education Week, 2010
The author reports on a move by the online social-networking site Ning to start charging for its services which has raised worries that new fees could stifle educators' technological collaboration and creativity and touch off similar moves by other companies that provide comparable services heavily used by educators. Ning, which provides a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Networks, Web Sites, Internet
Ng, Eugenia M. W., Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
With the advent of new technologies, more convenient and effective ways of learning are being adopted. However, despite the growing advancements there remains a lack of literature in applications of using these technology teaching approaches. This book offers in-depth analysis of new technologies in blended learning that promote creativity,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Action Research, Distance Education
Raths, David – Campus Technology, 2009
As much as it is eagerly anticipated, freshman year is often a time of confusion, disorientation, and even alienation for many students. One in four college freshmen will drop out before completing sophomore year. The reasons for this high level of withdrawal vary, but a report suggests that new students often feel overwhelmed and unprepared for…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, School Holding Power, Adjustment (to Environment), Case Studies
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Veurink, N. L.; Hamlin, A. J.; Kampe; J. C. M.; Sorby, S. A.; Blasko, D. G.; Holliday-Darr, K. A.; Kremer, J. D. Trich; Harris, L. V. Abe; Connolly, P. E.; Sadowski, M. A.; Harris, K. S.; Brus, C. P.; Boyle, L. N.; Study, N. E.; Knott, T. W. – Engineering Design Graphics Journal, 2009
Spatial visualization skills are vital to many careers and in particular to STEM fields. Materials have been developed at Michigan Technological University and Penn State Erie, The Behrend College to assess and develop spatial skills. The EnViSIONS (Enhancing Visualization Skills-Improving Options aNd Success) project is combining these materials…
Descriptors: Visualization, Spatial Ability, Skill Development, Program Implementation
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Pearce, Joshua M. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
Numerous studies have demonstrated that university students are capable of contributing to sustainable development while improving their academic skills. Unfortunately for many institutions, the expense of sending large cohorts of students on international service learning trips is prohibitive. Yet, students remain enthusiastic and well equipped…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Sustainable Development, College Students, Science Instruction