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Smolcic, Elizabeth; Arends, Jessica – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2017
The "achievement gap" for English learners and those of marginalized groups has been documented for well over a decade. It is widely recognized that socioeconomic status, language, and the fluid construct of culture play significant roles in school learning. However, despite the dismal academic progress of students learning English in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Cultural Influences, Teacher Competencies
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Novakovich, Jeanette; Long, Erin Cramer – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
Two sections of university-level technical writing courses were given an authentic task to write an article for publication for an outside stakeholder. A quasi-experimental study was conducted to determine the differences in learning outcomes between students using traditional writing methods and those using social media to generate articles. One…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Writing Instruction, College Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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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
Thiede, Robert – Online Submission, 2012
The popularity and rise in online courses have somewhat taken the author by surprise. Starting as a college instructor three years ago, the author has witnessed the tremendous interest in online programming. In fact, it is the fastest growing enrollment at the kindergarten-12th grade and higher educational levels. At the university level,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Strategies, Best Practices, Assignments
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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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Kirkwood, Jessica; Gutgold, Nichola D.; Manley, Destiny – Communication Teacher, 2011
During the past decade, instructors of speech communication have been adapting the introductory speech course to keep up with the television age. Learning units in speech textbooks now teach how to speak well on television, as well as how to interpret speeches in the media. This article argues that the computer age invites adaptation of the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Speech Communication, Labor Market, Interviews
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Johnson, Kirsten A. – Learning, Media and Technology, 2011
Greater numbers of instructors are turning to social networking sites to communicate with students. This study examined whether posting social, scholarly, or a combination of social and scholarly information to "Twitter" has an impact on the perceived credibility of the instructor. Participants were assigned to one of three groups: a…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Bable, Wendy; Waxman, Sara; Bellomo, Samantha – Teaching Artist Journal, 2011
This article puts forth the reflections and questions of three artists at People's Light and Theatre (Resident Teaching Artist Sara Waxman, Resident Director Samantha Bellomo, and Producer for Arts Discovery Programs, Wendy Bable) in their ongoing dialogue on the intersection of media, young artists, and theatre-making in the Teen Summerstage…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Cooperation
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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
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Fralinger, Barbara; Owens, Russell – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2009
This paper expands upon previous research conducted on the effectiveness of implementing Microsoft MovieMaker (a digital video editing program) into the classroom. Sixty-one graduate and twenty undergraduate students from King's College and Rowan University took part in this study. Using the MovieMaker software to design student created tutorials…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Distance Education, Graduate Students
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Webb, Ed – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2009
This article discusses the author's experiences in teaching a new course at Dickinson College, a four-year liberal arts college in Pennsylvania serving around 2,300 undergraduates. The course emphasized newer and emerging media and technologies such as satellite television, the Internet, and mobile telephony. To better understand the read-write…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Curriculum Development, Middle Eastern Studies, African Studies