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Johnston, Elizabeth; Olivas, Gerald; Steele, Patricia; Smith, Cassandra; Bailey, Liston – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
New virtual reality (VR) applications for education appear frequently in the marketplace but rarely contain explicit pedagogies. The research objective of this study was to identify and categorize principles and practices of pedagogy that are evident but not articulated in selected VR applications for education. Analysis of public content for the…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Electronic Learning, Educational Principles, Content Analysis
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Woitaszewski, Scott; Crepeau-Hobson, Franci; Conolly, Christina; Cruz, Melinda – Contemporary School Psychology, 2018
State governments and other agencies are resources that have the potential to provide leadership and guidance about school-based threat assessment practices. However, accessing information regarding threat assessment-related state mandates and recommendations can be a challenging and a time consuming task for school personnel as there is no single…
Descriptors: State Legislation, State Standards, State Policy, Risk Assessment
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Huisman, Jeroen; Mampaey, Jelle – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
In higher education research, theoretical approaches stressing isomorphism dominate the discourse on how higher education institutions 'behave' in their higher education and research systems. We argue that research should address both instances of similarity and differences. Using theoretical notions from institutionalism and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis
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Krause, Tim – ORTESOL Journal, 2018
Vocabulary acquisition is central to language learning, and many instructors believe that technology can facilitate this core activity. While numerous websites and apps offer language-learning activities and games, not all provide evidence that their content and techniques are effective. VocabularySpellingCity (VSC), however, commissioned a study…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Gillan, Christine B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Since Delaware Technical Community College opened its doors over five decades ago, over 50,000 people have graduated from the institution. There are currently 15,000 students enrolled at campuses statewide, and since 97% of those students are Delawareans, there is an extremely large untapped group of individuals who could be engaged to become…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Community Colleges, Alumni, Educational Quality
Coleman, Keonte C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Journalism and mass communication (JMC) administrators lead unique academic programs because many of their graduates will have a direct impact on the way countless members of society view themselves and their neighbors. This study's purposes are to add to the limited body of research focused on JMC administrators, and to contextualize the…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Mass Media, College Administration, Administrators
Lim, Taehyeong – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Although blogs have been used in online learning environments with optimistic expectations, the distributed nature of blogs can pose some challenges. Currently, we do not have a robust collection of tested blogging strategies to help students interact more effectively with each other when blogs are used as a primary form of engagement in an online…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
Zhou, Zheng – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Scientific disciplines including mathematics, physics, and chemistry tend to adopt online resources, including websites and web applications, to demonstrate physical experiments and simulate scientific phenomena that are hard to observe and investigate in real world. The present study examined the existing collections of the websites and web…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Physics, Demonstrations (Educational), Computer Simulation
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Aran-Ramspott, Sue; Fedele, Maddalena; Tarragó, Anna – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
This study focuses on the relationship between preadolescents and youtubers, with the objective of observing how tweens integrate youtubers as referents of a teen digital culture. From a socio-psychological and communicological perspective, a mixed methodological design was applied to carry out the audience study, which was divided into two parts:…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Social Media, Video Technology, Adolescents
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Petit, Jordi; Roura, Salvador; Carmona, Josep; Cortadella, Jordi; Duch, Jordi; Giménez, Omer; Mani, Anaga; Mas, Jan; Rodríguez-Carbonell, Enric; Rubio, Enric; de San Pedro, Enric; Venkataramani, Divya – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2018
Jutge.org is an open educational online programming judge designed for students and instructors, featuring a repository of problems that is well organized by courses, topics, and difficulty. Internally, Jutge.org uses a secure and efficient architecture and integrates modern verification techniques, formal methods, static code analysis, and data…
Descriptors: Programming, Computer Science Education, Electronic Learning, Experiential Learning
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Settle, Quisto; Baker, Lauri M.; Irani, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to assess the Florida Forest Service (FFS) employees' perceptions of the organization's external branding materials through an online survey. Employees had positive perceptions of the mission statement, including it being accurate and differentiating FFS from other organizations. Perceptions of the new change were…
Descriptors: Forestry, Employee Attitudes, State Agencies, Positive Attitudes
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Lin, Xi; Huang, Mingyu; Cordie, Leslie – Educational Media International, 2018
This exploratory study investigated the use of Danmaku in video-based lectures as a method to enhance learners' interactions and course engagement in online instruction. Visually, Danmaku is real-time, horizontal, text-based display of commentary that uses subtitles in a manner widely employed in Animation, Comic, and Game (ACG) videos in Asian…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Lecture Method, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Deng, Liping; Li, Sandy C.; Lu, Jie – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
This study seeks to understand how first-year teacher education students in a Hong Kong university employed wikis, together with other Web 2.0 tools, in support of group work. Taking a holistic approach, the investigation included the technological tools designed by the instructor, and those tools employed by students themselves outside the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Preservice Teachers, Cooperative Learning
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Anohina-Naumeca, Alla; Tauginiene, Loreta; Odineca, Tatjana – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2018
Academic integrity determines the trust that society has in the quality of education and the results of scientific research. More broadly, it influences honesty, respect for ethical principles, and the fair behaviour of society members. Accordingly, higher education institutions should have clear, transparent and well-communicated policies to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Universities, Integrity
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Cleaver, Samantha L.; Wood, Charles L. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Pinterest is a social media platform that allows users to "pin" resources from the Internet and includes hundreds of connections to education sites. Pinterest is a popular and trusted resource for many teachers, making it a potential way to share evidence-based practices. This column describes how teachers can use Pinterest to share…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Social Networks, Evidence Based Practice, Social Media
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