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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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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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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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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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Teclehaimanot, Berhane; Hickman, Torey – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2011
Web 2.0 technologies such as Facebook, a popular social networking site, provide educators with new possibilities for reaching their students. As these technologies are new, there is not a total understanding of how these technologies could best be used in education. This study helps to develop this understanding by investigating how appropriate…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Interaction, Student Attitudes
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Blue, Elfreda; Tirotta, Rose – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2011
Twenty-first century technology has changed the way tools are used to support and enhance learning and instruction. Cloud computing and interactive white boards, make it possible for learners to interact, simulate, collaborate, and document learning experiences and real world problem-solving. This article discusses how various technologies (blogs,…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Usability, Education Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
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Zelkowski, Jeremy – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2011
This article justifies classifying the TI-Nspire CAS Touchpad as a mobile device for grades 8-16 mathematics classrooms equipped with a Navigator system. The 2010 Horizon Report: K-12 indicates virtually every secondary school aged child has some sort of mobile device. Yet, many school policies ban the use of mobile devices, preventing students…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Time on Task, Classroom Techniques
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Paulus, Trena; Spence, Marsha – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2010
We describe two iterations of the design, development, implementation and evaluation of small online activity and reflection blogging groups into a large undergraduate lecture course in nutrition. Our goal was to promote student learning and conceptual change through reflection and interaction in blog conversations. We found the blog conversations…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Discussion, Computer Mediated Communication
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Oliver, Kevin – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2010
For many years, educators have touted the benefits of learning with educational tools such as spreadsheets and databases that allow students to actively process and manipulate information (Jonassen, 1995). Hundreds if not thousands of Web 2.0 tools have been created in the last few years, taking the "technology as tool" metaphor to a new level. In…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Snyder, Martha M. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2009
The Internet provides a powerful delivery system for learning. With improvements in web-based applications and information technology come new opportunities and challenges for educators to design, develop, and deliver effective instruction. Over the past few years, an increasing amount of research has been devoted to the design of online learning…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Web Sites, Instructional Design, Electronic Publishing
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Walling, Donovan R. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2009
When students engage with technology to produce media, impetus and inspiration often come from the work of others. In today's new media environment in which students blur the line between school-based technologies and personal devices and engagement, educators find themselves standing on a railroad track facing a speeding high-tech train. If…
Descriptors: Production Techniques, Computer Networks, Social Networks, Films
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Swan, Gerry – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2009
While blogs, wikis and many other Web 2.0 applications can be employed in learning settings, instruction is not the primary purpose for these tools. The educational field must actively participate in the definition and development of what repurposed or new Web 2.0 applications means in educational settings. One way of viewing this needed…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Formative Evaluation, Internet
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