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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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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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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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Slagter van Tryon, Patricia J.; Schwartz, Catherine Stein – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2012
This paper describes a peer coaching collaboration between graduate students in a Master's program in Instructional Technology and undergraduate pre-service teachers enrolled in an elementary mathematics methods course. Integrated as a major project in a graduate level K-12 technology integration course, the Instructional Technology students…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Coaching (Performance), Educational Technology, Graduate Students
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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