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Demski, Jennifer – T.H.E. Journal, 2010
Ten years into the new century, people are still trying to find the web 2.0 tools that best facilitate collaboration--one of the fundamentals of 21st century learning. As the number of tools continues to grow, and fuzzy terms like "cloud computing," "hashtags," and "synchronous live platforms" are introduced into the lexicon daily, even the most…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Environment, Educational Technology
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Hagood, Margaret C. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
The film "No Impact Man" tells the story of 40-something Colin Beavan, his wife Michelle Conlin, their 2-year-old daughter Isabella, and dog Frankie and their decision to go "off the grid" in an effort to have no personal net impact on the environment for a year while living in New York City. The film highlights the family's struggles to stay true…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Holistic Approach, Nonprint Media, Literacy Education
Berger, Pam – School Library Monthly, 2010
Web 2.0 applications are changing how educators interact both with each other and with their students. Educators can use these new Web tools daily to create, share, socialize, and collaborate with students, colleagues, and newly developed network contacts. School librarians are finding that Web 2.0 tools are bringing them more ways to embrace and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Educational Technology, Librarians, Teacher Student Relationship
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Simpkins, Neil – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2010
The growth of E-business has made experience in server-side technology an increasingly important area for educators. Server-side skills are in increasing demand and recognised to be of relatively greater value than comparable client-side aspects (Ehie, 2002). In response to this, many educational organisations have developed E-business courses,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Multimedia Instruction
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Verhoeven, Jef C.; Heerwegh, Dirk; De Wit, Kurt – Computers & Education, 2010
The passage from secondary school to university puts students in an environment with different expectations. Not only the expectations towards learning might change, but also towards ICT competences and computer use. The purpose of this article is to find out whether freshmen, after 6 months at the university, changed their self-perception of ICT…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Information Technology, Internet, College Freshmen
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Waters, John K. – T.H.E. Journal, 2010
Open source software is poised to make a profound impact on K-12 education. For years industry experts have been predicting the widespread adoption of open source tools by K-12 school districts. They're about to be proved right. The impact may not yet have been profound, but it's fair to say that some open source systems and non-proprietary…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Computer Software, Instructional Materials, Educational Technology
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Cuhadar, Cem; Kuzu, Abdullah – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2010
The current study investigated the ways to improve the interaction through blogs in an information technology course, in which a constructive approach was employed. Eighteen students enrolled in the Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies at Anadolu University during the spring semester of the academic year 2006-2007…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Action Research
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Sweet, John; Ellaway, Rachel – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2010
In recent years a combination of ever more flexible and sophisticated Web technologies and an explosion in the quantity of online content has sparked learning technologists around the world to pursue the promise of the "reusable learning object" or RLO with the idea that RLOs could be reused in different educational contexts, thereby…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Heuristics, Educational Technology, Learning Activities
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Novais, Maykon A. P.; Ramos, Monica Parente; Nappo, Solange A.; Sigulem, Daniel – American Journal of Distance Education, 2010
This study involved fourteen semistructured interviews with teaching staff at a Brazilian university. These interviews were aimed at unveiling possible transformations caused by distance education in classroom teaching and in medical assistance practices. The discourses collected were analyzed using qualitative methods and divided into groups with…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Distance Education, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
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
Liston, Samuel – Computers in Libraries, 2009
Since the turn of the century, one of the hottest topics in the IT world has been the coming mobile revolution. While there's been some arguing over the details, the fundamental tenet of the mobile revolution is that lots and lots of people will start accessing web content from handheld portable devices instead of using a traditional laptop or…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Information Technology, Libraries, Online Catalogs
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Pence, Laura E.; Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2009
Social tagging, familiar to most students because of the great popularity of YouTube and Flickr, has emerged as a social networking tool for organizing the vast quantities of information available on the Internet. We incorporated one of the more popular social tagging utilities, del.icio.us, as a teaching tool in two different chemistry classes.…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Internet, Information Technology, Computer Mediated Communication
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Williams, Jo; Chinn, Susan J. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2009
Increased attention to student engagement and active learning strategies have become particularly relevant in today's classroom environments. These approaches are also considered to be meaningful when teaching "net generation" students who have different styles and expectations. This study attempts to address these challenges through the…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Experiential Learning, Active Learning, Information Technology
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Wheeler, Steve; Wheeler, Dawn – Learning, Media and Technology, 2009
This paper discusses writing as a social practice and speculates on how wikis might be used to promote higher quality academic writing and support collaborative learning. This study of undergraduate teacher trainees' online learning activities focuses on how shared spaces--wikis--might be used to communicate ideas and generate course-specific…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Collaborative Writing, Writing Skills, Teaching Methods
Swan, Gerry – Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 2009
Knowledge management (KM) and data-driven decision making (DDDM) are terms that are used with more frequency in teacher education. Although accreditation expectations and the increased focus on accountability have pushed these ideas to the forefront, the tools that support them are still not robust. Electronic portfolio assessment has been one…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Portfolios (Background Materials), Schools of Education, Portfolio Assessment
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