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Mauser, Kevin; Sours, John; Banks, Julianna; Newbrough, Randy; Janke, Tom; Shuck, Lorie; Zhu, Lin; Ammerman, Gina; Varma-Nelson, Pratibha – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2011
The type and amount of student interaction with major socializing agents on campus--faculty and their peers--determine the impact of college on students. Much of the research on postsecondary education links the quality of peer interactions directly to student learning outcomes and satisfaction with the college experience, and Alexander Astin went…
Descriptors: College Students, Active Learning, Program Effectiveness, Interaction
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Ausband, Leigh T.; Schultheis, Klaudia – Computers in the Schools, 2010
This paper describes an international project completed by groups of pre-service elementary education students in four countries. Students utilized Web 2.0 technologies to design and conduct a study on a topic of their choosing related to curriculum and instruction, in elementary schools. This paper also presents results of a survey given to two…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Technology Uses in Education
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Skouge, James R.; Rao, Kavita – Educational Perspectives, 2009
Stories are important resources in the repertoire of the teacher. Storytelling is a powerful way in which to communicate experiences and to explore ideas. Using stories, the teacher takes her students on journeys of discovery that introduce them to new vistas of lived experience. In this article, the authors describe how they have used…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Personal Narratives
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Cromwell, Dennis; Hanks, Kristin; Engel, Sarah – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2009
Information technology (IT) is regarded globally as a voracious consumer of energy. According to a 2007 research paper issued by the United Kingdom's Global Action Plan, IT accounts for 10 percent of the electrical usage in the U.K. In the United States, Stanford University estimates that IT accounts for 15 percent of its overall electrical use.…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Information Technology, Sustainable Development, Influence of Technology
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Dublin, Thomas; Sklar, Kathryn Kish – History Teacher, 2002
Worldwide web technology is a perfect match for teaching about history. The technology boosts teachers capacities because it gives its students access to the documents that reveal the processes of historical change, and it helps students develop better analytic skills by learning to interpret documents. This amazing conjuncture of new technology…
Descriptors: United States History, Females, Womens Studies, Technology Uses in Education