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Levy, Denise S. – Physics Education, 2017
This article presents a web-based educational project focused on the potential value of Information and Communication Technology to enhance communication and education on nuclear science throughout Brazil. The project is designed to provide trustworthy information about the beneficial uses of nuclear technology, educating children and teenagers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nuclear Physics, Science and Society, Science Education
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Vekemans, Herlinda – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2016
In the last few decades the medical community has increasingly underlined the necessity for medical students and healthcare professionals to acquire adequate and patient-friendly medical language and communication skills. Although teachers of foreign languages for medical purposes are usually not medically trained, their learners present them with…
Descriptors: Medical Education, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Quinn, Diana; Albrecht, Amie; Webby, Brian; White, Kevin – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
Rarely do university departments of mathematics redesign their basic mathematics courses. Through developing an online version of our associate degree in engineering in collaboration with Open Universities Australia, we redesigned the first in a sequence of five engineering mathematics courses. The online cohort proved different to our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Engineering Education, Educational Technology
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Lazarus, Jill; Roulet, Geoffrey – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2013
This article discusses the integration of student-generated GeoGebra applets and Jing screencast videos to create a YouTube-like medium for sharing in mathematics. The value of combining dynamic mathematics software and screencast videos for facilitating communication and representations in a digital era is demonstrated herein. We share our…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Activities, Educational Environment, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Sangeeta Namdev, Dhamdhere – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2012
ICT made real magic and drastic changes in all service sectors along with higher education and library practices and services. The academic environment is changing from formal education to distance and online learning mode because of ICT. Web technology and mobile technology has made great impact on education sector. The role of Open Access,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Libraries, Teaching Methods, Library Services
Constantinescu, Dana; Stefansson, Gunnar – Online Submission, 2010
This paper describes some of the principles for building a freely available web-based university with open content. The "tutor-web" is an international project for web-assisted education, including such free and open access. This project was initiated by the University of Iceland in partnership with many universities around the world,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Online Courses
Mirny, A.; Wiske, M. S.; Joo, J.; Cunningham, G.; Daniels, D.; Farid, A. B.; Gordon, F.; Madani, R.; Nissen, S. C. – Online Submission, 2010
A year-long collaborative action research project used networked technologies to connect researchers at a university-based online professional development program and a group of practitioner researchers based in a range of schools and educational agencies in several countries. They studied the process and effects of online professional development…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Professional Development
Hawkridge, David; Wheeler, Matthew – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
Research into tutoring at a distance has a fairly long history and the functions of tutors in distance education institutions are well understood. Over the past 20 years research into online tutoring has advanced significantly as such institutions have "gone electronic": in this paper we cite published research from the UK Open…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Open Universities, Distance Education
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Samarawickrema, Gayani; Benson, Robyn; Brack, Charlotte – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This paper reports on a collaborative staff development activity run across two Australian universities, for academic staff integrating Web 2.0 technologies into their teaching. It describes a three-week long virtual workshop on teaching with wikis, where participants in two groups developed a group project as students and then assessed the work…
Descriptors: Workshops, Faculty Development, Models, Educational Strategies
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Tan, Daniel; Lee, Chye Seng; Chan, Lay Kock; Lu, Adrian Din How – International Journal on E-Learning, 2009
This article highlights the processes and best practices adopted by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore in implementing their mission-critical e-learning services for a population of 28,000 students and 1,100 faculty members. The various phases of this rapid growth in e-learning from the initial genesis in achieving mass buy-in by…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), Best Practices
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Eckert, Bodo; Grober, Sebastian; Jodl, Hans-Jorg – American Journal of Distance Education, 2009
This article describes three connected projects in physics: (1) a very successful course at the university level; (2) a collection of several thousand multimedia materials, its status and evaluation, and its dissemination; and (3) Web experiments--experiments that can be operated remotely from a distance via the Internet. (Contains 4 tables and 10…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Physics, Internet, College Instruction