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Benge, Matt; Sowcik, Matthew – Journal of Extension, 2018
Engaging the Extension workforce in professional development is critical for learning, behavior change, and continued development. However, county Extension directors find it difficult to juggle the various demands on their time, including the need to develop the leadership competencies required to be successful in their roles. Online leadership…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Leadership Training, Online Courses
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Chen, Zhongzhou; Lee, Sunbok; Garrido, Geoffrey – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2018
The amount of information contained in any educational data set is fundamentally constrained by the instructional conditions under which the data are collected. In this study, we show that by redesigning the structure of traditional online courses, we can improve the ability of educational data mining to provide useful information for instructors.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Course Organization, Data Analysis, Instructional Design
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Avila, Sandra; Wray, Christina C. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
As subject and distance learning librarians, we have a special interest in supporting our faculty and their needs as they explore alternative and more affordable textbook options for their students. In an increasingly digital environment, there are a wealth of resources available at little or no cost to students. Unfortunately, finding these…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Costs, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing
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Pauna, Matti – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2017
In this paper we describe computer-aided assessment methods used in online Calculus courses and the data they produce. The online learning environment collects a lot of time-stamped data about every action a student makes. Assessment data can be harnessed into use as a feedback, predictor, and recommendation facility for students and instructors.…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology
Council of the Great City Schools, 2017
Equipping today's children with 21st century skills for the digital age requires turning traditional classrooms into a digital-learning ecosystem and ensuring teachers have professional skills and unfettered access to tools they need for 21st century teaching and learning. School district networks are being used for instruction, business, and…
Descriptors: Information Security, Educational Technology, Information Management, Networks
Viner, Mark; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2016
The authors present this interview with Eric Chiang, Associate Professor of Economics, Director of Instructional Technology, and Technology Director for the Online MBA Program at Florida Atlantic University. He has authored 26 peer-reviewed research publications and is the author of "CoreEconomics," an economic principles textbook now in…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Technology, Career Development, Profiles
Stokes-Beverley, Christine; Simoy, Ian – Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education believes it is important that all programs responsible for pre-service teacher training prepare all graduates to effectively select, evaluate, and use appropriate technologies and resources to create experiences that advance student engagement and learning. We call upon leaders of teacher preparation programs to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Schackow, Joy Bronston; Cugini, Stephanie – Journal of Staff Development, 2016
The transition to Common Core State Standards for Mathematics has created a need for high-quality professional learning on content and pedagogy. This is especially true for algebra 1 teachers in Florida, where students must pass a standards-based exam as a requirement to earning a high school diploma. Time, distance, and cost constraints can get…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Common Core State Standards, Mathematics Teachers
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2016
The May 2012 State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) report, "The Broadband Imperative: Recommendations to Address K-12 Education Infrastructure Needs," pushed educators and policy makers nationwide to increase high-speed broadband access in schools, with specific recommendations regarding access, funding, and policies…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers
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Simplicio, Joseph – Reading Improvement, 2015
Every day all across America teachers assign their students stories to read and summarize. Unfortunately, many of these students find this to be an exercise in futility. Lacking the skills to effectively analyze the material, these students often struggle to properly summarize what they have read because they have never mastered the correct…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Papp, Raymond – Journal of Case Studies in Accreditation and Assessment, 2014
Traditional paper portfolios have been used to assess student work for performance and employment purposes for decades. The advent of electronic portfolios incorporating audio, video, hyperlinked documents and scanned images takes the use of portfolios to a new level. Evaluators can use these easily accessible portfolios to gauge student…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Berson, Ilene R.; Cross, Megan D.; Ward, Jennifer; Berson, Michael J. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2014
In this article, the authors describe a recent project undertaken at the University of South Florida's (USF) Preschool for Creative Learning. To align with the inquiry approach of their laboratory school, the environment at the Preschool is designed so that children can learn through exploration and individual initiative. The administration and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Education
Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2014
The State University System of Florida has developed three tools that aid in guiding the System's future: (1) The Board of Governors' new "Strategic Plan 2012-2025" is driven by goals and associated metrics that stake out where the System is headed; (2) The Board's "Annual Accountability Report" provides yearly tracking for how…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Institutional Mission, Institutional Characteristics, Goal Orientation
Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2014
The State University System of Florida has developed three tools that aid in guiding the System's future: (1) The Board of Governors' new "Strategic Plan 2012-2025" is driven by goals and associated metrics that stake out where the System is headed; (2) The Board's "Annual Accountability Report" provides yearly tracking for how…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Institutional Mission, Institutional Characteristics, Goal Orientation
Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2014
The State University System of Florida has developed three tools that aid in guiding the System's future: (1) The Board of Governors' new "Strategic Plan 2012-2025" is driven by goals and associated metrics that stake out where the System is headed; (2) The Board's "Annual Accountability Report" provides yearly tracking for how…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Institutional Mission, Institutional Characteristics, Goal Orientation
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