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Cassidy, Jack; Ortlieb, Evan; Grote-Garcia, Stephanie – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
The following article explores the "hot topics" in literacy for 2018, keeping the tradition of the "What's hot in literacy" survey that was first published in 1997. Expert panelists from around the globe provided insight into current trends and issues in the field of literacy, resulting in digital and disciplinary literacies…
Descriptors: Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing
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Bakla, Arif – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
It is often argued that current generations use digital technologies in different ways than older ones do. In response to the need for research on how younger generations use new technologies, this paper surveys identifiable patterns of technology use in EFL (English as a foreign language) and ESL (English as a second language) learners in daily…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Correlation
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Dai, Yun; Lu, Stephen; Liu, Ang – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
Based on a two-year ethnographic study of global virtual teams (GVTs) (n = 323) in a technology-enhanced global course among six universities (i.e. U.S., China, South Korea, Germany, Israel, and India), this paper presents "how and in what ways" the participating students made sense of and constructed understandings about the interactive…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Students
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Norlund, Anita – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
Reality technologies are being introduced in schools due to high anticipated or claimed educational benefits. This article explores the reliability of foundations of such claims for use of three kinds of technology-based 'environments': virtual, augmented and mixed reality. It is a follow-up of a previous stage in a research review and includes 35…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation
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Berson, Ilene R.; Murcia, Karen; Berson, Michael J.; Damjanovic, Victoria; McSporran, Virginia – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Drawing on data from preschools in Australia and the United States, the authors highlight strategies to help teachers demystify the process of engaging young learners with tangible technologies and showcase how robotic manipulatives serve as catalysts for peer collaboration, socio-emotional development, and creative problem solving.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Robotics
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Lambert, Monique; Bouchamma, Yamina – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2019
The school principal is responsible for transmitting mission, vision, and values in and out the school, with a stronger, clearer emphasis for the success and well-being of students. Competency standard is defined as a guide that names the behaviours expected for the directions to do an effective job in their schools. This article presents the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Leadership Responsibility, Administrator Qualifications
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Guajardo-Leal, Brenda Edith; Navarro-Corona, Claudia; González, Jaime Ricardo Valenzuela – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
MOOCs are presented as an affordable and easily accessible modality that offers the opportunity to democratize education in our time; however, this convenience training favors a low completion rate of the participants. Faced with this situation, scholars have suggested that it is necessary to deepen the construct of academic engagement, a concept…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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López-Estrada, Patricia; Rodríguez, Prisca; Bonet, Maria – Online Submission, 2019
Global trends in the 21st century highlight the importance and necessity of technology use for students to demonstrate their learning processes, thus facilitating their language learning in meaningful technological contexts (Eaton, 2010). This paper seeks to address some issues dealing with the importance of technology in relation to second…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Diversity, Teaching Methods
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Lee, S.; Chung, J. Y. – Educational Media International, 2019
In October 2015, Korea launched its first massive open online course (MOOC) program entitled K-MOOC. This study analyzes the K-MOOC learner data provided by the National Lifelong Learning Agency. The data include the 272 courses implemented between 26 October 2015, and 31 August 2017 and the participants who took the said courses. The number of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology
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McCollum, Brett; Morsch, Layne; Shokoples, Brandon; Skagen, Darlene – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Organic chemistry students at two universities, one in Canada and the other in the United States, connected using video conferencing software as learning partners for six online collaborative assignments. Mixed-methods analysis of interviews, surveys, and student-written reflections was used to identify barriers that students encountered during…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organic Chemistry, College Students, Barriers
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Zvarych, Iryna; Kalaur, Svitlana M.; Prymachenko, Nataliya M.; Romashchenko, Inna V.; Romanyshyna, Oksana Ia. – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study has experimentally tested how the introduction of simulations, adapting the experience of higher educational institutions of the United States, including the elements of gamification, in the training course Professional Foreign Language stimulates the educational activity of students at higher educational institutions of Ukraine…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology
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Major, Louis; Watson, Steven – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
Video is increasingly used to support in-service teacher professional development (TPD). Advances in affordability and usability of technology mean that interest is set to develop further. Studies in this area are diverse in terms of scale, methodology and context. This places limitations on undertaking a systematic review; therefore the authors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Gandolfi, Enrico – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2018
This article investigates the phenomenon of open and participative development (e.g. beta testing, Kickstarter projects)--i.e. extended prototyping--in digital entertainment as a potential source of insights for instructional interventions. Despite the increasing popularity of this practice and the potential implications for educators and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Instructional Design, Games
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Bayeck, Rebecca Yvonne; Choi, Jinhee – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
This paper discusses the influence of cultural dimensions on Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) introductory videos. The study examined the introductory videos produced by three universities on Coursera platforms using communication theory and Hofstede's cultural dimensions. The results show that introductory videos in MOOCs are influenced by the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology
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Dashti, Fatimah A.; Yateem, Azizah K. – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
This study explored children's usage and understandings about mobile devices. The study included 112 children aged 3-5 years, of whom 53 children lived in Kuwait and 59 children lived in the United States. The children were interviewed about their access to and usage of mobile devices, about how they learned to use mobile devices, and the actions…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Case Studies, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries
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