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Armstrong, Shelley N.; Early, Jody O.; Burcin, Michelle M.; Bolin, Kim; Holland, Nicole; No, Sun – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
New media communication tools used in health science education may help enhance student engagement and sense of community, improve retention and persistence, and provide a richer academic experience, but the research is limited on non-traditional online learners. The studies described here therefore, focus on fully online, undergraduate health…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Health Sciences, Medical Education, Computer Mediated Communication
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Cleveland, Richard E. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
Many programs utilize digital portfolios for students to archive assignments. This manuscript highlights how one counselor education program implemented digital portfolios as a means for fostering student reflection, and subsequently evolved the portfolios towards satisfying both comprehensive exam and student employment goals. The author…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Counselor Training
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Rodesiler, Luke – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2017
Successfully preparing prospective and practicing teachers to blog as a means of professional development requires more than simply introducing popular blogging platforms, teaching technical moves and assigning an arbitrary number of blog posts. To assist teacher educators who aim to engage teachers in sustained blogging to advance their…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development
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Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Dunlap, Joanna C.; Stitson, Patricia – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2016
Educators are pushing for students, specifically graduates, to be digitally literate in order to successfully read, write, contribute, and ultimately compete in the global market place. Educational technology professionals, as a unique type of learning professional, need to be not only digitally literate--leading and assisting┬áteachers and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Web Sites
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Kontos, George – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2016
The following paper describes a distinctive collaborative service-learning project done in an undergraduate class on web design. In this project, students in a web design class contacted local community non-profit organizations to create websites (collections of web pages) to benefit these organizations. The two phases of creating a website,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Cooperative Learning, Service Learning
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Stansell, Alicia; Quintanilla, Brenda; Zimmerman, Ellen; Tyler-Wood, Tandra – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2015
This article describes the background and experiences of three graduate students who co-authored a print-based transmedia book during the summer of 2013. The article provides information about why the transmedia engineering book was designed and provides an overview of the book's creation process. The project was funded through a National…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Concept Teaching, Middle Schools, Graduate Students
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Cargile, Lori A.; Harkness, Shelly Sheats – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
Khan Academy (KA) is a free web-based intelligent tutor, which has been featured in countless media outlets for its potential to change mathematics instruction. The founder and executive director, Salman Khan, recommends that KA be used to personalize instruction, freeing up class time for engaging high yield activities like student discourse and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Web Sites, Mathematics Instruction
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Kovalik, Cindy; Kuo, Chia-Ling; Cummins, Megan; Dipzinski, Erin; Joseph, Paula; Laskey, Stephanie – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
In this paper, four teachers shared their experiences using the following free Web 2.0 tools with their students: Jing, Wix, Google Sites, and Blogger. The teachers found that students reacted positively to lessons in which these tools were used, and also noted improvements they could make when using them in the future.
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Web Sites
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Park, Seung Won – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2013
General education classes involve extensive course readings. College instructors have a limited time to cover every detail of the materials students are supposed to learn in class; thus, they expect students to learn through course readings. However, many college students demonstrate a low level of engagement in course reading tasks. Existing…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, College Instruction, College Students
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Shaltry, Chris; Henriksen, Danah; Wu, Min Lun; Dickson, W. Patrick – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2013
In this article we describe the evolution of an elective course designed specifically for undergraduate students in our pre-service teacher education program. This course is intended to prepare these undergraduate students as future teachers--helping them to make effective and creative uses of technology in learning settings. This course…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elective Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Learning Strategies
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Lin, Meng-Fen Grace; Hoffman, Ellen S.; Borengasser, Claire – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2013
This qualitative case study examined Twitter use by undergraduate and graduate students in three classes. Previous studies have shown that while some faculty use Twitter, few are incorporating it into classes despite many recommendations for such use. This study examined how students perceived Twitter as a classroom tool. As an optional activity,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Domizi, Denise P. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2013
This study investigated the use of microblogs to enhance content learning and to foster community between participants in a weekly multidisciplinary graduate seminar on teaching and pedagogy. Data included students' and instructor's Twitter posts, an initial reaction paper, and an end-of-semester survey to determine if and how students' attitudes…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Seminars, Attitude Change, Educational Technology
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Cabiness, Catherine; Donovan, Loretta; Green, Tim D. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2013
This case study examines the benefits of integrating wikis into the World History curriculum. Six middle school students chosen because of their designation in relevant subgroups--GATE, AVID, and RSP--participated in this 20-week study. Abstract historical concepts can be difficult to grasp; therefore, students collaborated via a wiki on topics…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Middle School Students, World History, History Instruction
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Bartholomew, Mitchell; Jones, Travis; Glassman, Michael – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2012
Web 2.0 offers a new type of interactive technology that may change the focus and approach of formal education in ways we are just beginning to comprehend. The new and unique qualities of Web 2.0 can be compounded in traditional educational settings by the fact that students often times have far more experience with and understanding the new…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Educational Strategies, Undergraduate Study
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Betrus, Anthony – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2012
The content and emphasis of the introductory technology courses for undergraduate preservice teachers has historically been examined, with the earliest study conducted by Stracke in 1932. In an attempt to identify trends in the course DeKieffer conducted a series of studies over ten year intervals, in 1947, 1957, 1967, and 1977. In 2000 the first…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Visual Aids, Social Networks, Web Sites
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