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Patton, Madeline – Community College Journal, 2017
In the age of ubiquitous and constantly evolving technologies, decisions about what to buy, when and how to deploy digital innovations work best when community colleges use systematic, team approaches. In this article, digital education leaders of Walters State Community College (Morristown, Tennessee), Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Community Colleges, Decision Making
Kees, Michelle; Risk, Brittany; Meadowbrooke, Chrysta; Nellett, Timothy; Spinner, Jane – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Student veterans have been attending college in greater numbers since the passing of the Post/9-11 GI Bill. Although similar to other nontraditional students, student veterans face unique transition challenges that can affect their pursuit of higher education. Many student veterans could benefit from dedicated programs to help them succeed in…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Social Support Groups, Peer Influence, College Students
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
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
Patrick, Susan; Sturgis, Chris – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2015
Students will face enormous challenges in the coming years--from an economy shaped by ever-advancing technologies to the impact of globalization--and need the strongest foundation of academic, technical, and problem-solving skills we can offer. In an effort to improve their educational experiences, schools across the country are exploring and…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Violini, Bob – Community College Journal, 2014
As part of the student success agenda, the nation's community colleges have been asked to rethink their approach to education on every level. From the explosion of smartphones and mobile devices on campus to the demand for more robust data analytics and tracking to the increasingly technical nature of global work, technology has evolved from a…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Community Colleges, Educational Technology, Telecommunications
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Gullen, Kristine; Sheldon, Tovah – Journal of Staff Development, 2014
Learning and leading happen everywhere, and technology unlocks access to information. For teachers, becoming proficient with digital tools is not enough. With the exponential rate of innovation, and the creation of websites, apps, and devices, roles are changing. The person whose disposition is to be curious, confident, and eager to try something…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technological Literacy, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2014
A full year of progress in advancing education reform across America is documented in each of the Foundation for Excellence in Education's Annual Reports. The illustrated pages of the 2014 report, provide data-rich updates on Excellence in Education's work to advance student-centered policies in more than 40 states, all aimed at improving learning…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Excellence in Education, Student Centered Learning
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Terry, Laura; Mishra, Punya; Henriksen, Danah; Wolf, Leigh Graves; Kereluik, Kristen – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2013
This article describes the design and implementation of the year 2 curriculum and student learning experiences in the Michigan State University Master of Arts in Educational Technology program. We discuss the ways that this second set of courses builds on the first year of the program that students encounter, and also describe the theoretical…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Design, Masters Degrees
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Koehler, Matthew J.; Zellner, Andrea L.; Roseth, Cary J.; Dickson, Robin K.; Dickson, W. Patrick; Bell, John – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2013
In 2010 Michigan State University launched the first hybrid doctoral program in Educational Technology. This 5-year program blends face-to-face and online components to engage experienced, working education professionals in doctoral study. In this paper, we describe the design and evolution of the program as well as the response from students. We…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Doctoral Programs, Blended Learning, Student Attitudes
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Andrews, Gordon; Warren, Wilson J.; Brown, Sarah Drake – History Teacher, 2013
In April 2011, Congress slashed funding for a majority of programs tied to education. Several programs related to professional development for teachers did not survive. While cut severely--from $119 million in Fiscal Year 2010 to $46 million (a loss of $73 million or 61% of its funding)--Teaching American History (TAH) grants lived, albeit by…
Descriptors: College Instruction, History Instruction, Faculty Development, Grants
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Raths, David – T.H.E. Journal, 2013
Could new types of pedagogy that involve more classroom projects and peer instruction encourage school districts to replace outdated furniture and redesign classrooms? Or could new classroom designs using modular furniture have an impact on how teachers engage their students? These are just a few of the questions that educators, instructional…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, School Districts, Classroom Environment, Classroom Design
Afterschool Alliance, 2013
The Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation are proud to celebrate a fifth round of the MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Awards. For the past five years, we have collaborated to highlight the work of quality afterschool programs that support children, families and communities across the nation. This compendium is a compilation of four…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Middle School Students, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
Van Beek, Michael – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2013
In this latest installment of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy's new "Schools of Innovation" series, we discuss how Berrien Springs school district is reinventing public school. This study examines how the district has become more racially diverse, enrollment is growing rapidly, and they are using that growth to inject some much…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Public Schools, School Districts, Student Diversity
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