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Peterson, Lana; Scharber, Cassandra – Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 2018
Makerspaces are the latest educational movement that may disrupt the "grammar of schooling." Makerspaces may change the ways schools use technology; change the ways schools engage in learning and teaching; and change the forms of learning that count in schools. However, without deliberate professional learning and planning, the glamor of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Training Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Models
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Smith, Delmer; Louwagie, Nancy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Vacuum and thin film technologies are critical to advanced manufacturing industries. With a grant from the National Science Foundation (DUE #14004080), Normandale Community College has developed courses that are delivered online and via telepresence to provide a formal education to vacuum technician students around the country. Telepresence…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Online Courses, Technical Education, Classroom Techniques
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Engelke, Nicole; Karakok, Gulden; Wangberg, Aaron – PRIMUS, 2016
"WeBWorK" CLASS combines the best features of online homework and digital whiteboards to create a system that provides instructors with information on students' problem-solving processes, as well as their final answer. The system's utilization of tools that can sort students based on correct and incorrect homework and quiz answers and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Aslan, Sinem; Reigeluth, Charles M.; Mete, Sinem Emine – Educational Technology, 2016
In this article, the authors start with a description of the learner-centered paradigm of education. The key tenets of the paradigm are outlined as: Competency-based student progress, competency-based student assessment and records, personal learning plans, project-based learning, just-in-time instructional support, student as self-directed…
Descriptors: Classrooms, Classroom Design, Classroom Techniques, Active Learning
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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Weng, Pangyen – PRIMUS, 2015
This article describes a developmental math course design that uses flipped instruction and self-paced learning. The design was created and taught at Metropolitan State University, where most students are returning adult students with little preparation in mathematics. The author argues that this design suits the students well: the learning…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology
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Routh, Brianna; Langworthy, Sara; Jastram, Hannah – Journal of Extension, 2014
As more parents are using the Internet to answer their questions, Extension needs to provide practical, research-based resources in an accessible format. Pinterest is a platform that can be used by Extension educators to provide continued education and make reputable resources more discoverable for parents. Based on Knowles adult learning theory…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Extension Education, Internet, Web Sites
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Ribble, Mike; Miller, Teresa Northern – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
The current gap in technology knowledge and lack of leadership preparation related to digital literacy for school environments can cause serious problems, as school leaders, parents, and broader social communities are currently realizing. The authors describe strategies for educational leaders to prepare their stakeholder groups for a digital…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Computer Literacy, Social Networks, Media Literacy
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Ditty, Jayna L.; Williams, Kayla M.; Keller, Megan M.; Chen, Grischa Y.; Liu, Xianxian; Parales, Rebecca E. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2013
It has become clear in current scientific pedagogy that the emersion of students in the scientific process in terms of designing, implementing, and analyzing experiments is imperative for their education; as such, it has been our goal to model this active learning process in the classroom and laboratory in the context of a genuine scientific…
Descriptors: College Science, Undergraduate Study, Biology, Science Laboratories
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2013
Many teachers use the Internet and other electronic and web-based resources to engage students in meaningful assignments for independent learning, greater ownership of learning and better preparation for college and careers. The technology practices should align with the new college- and career-readiness standards (CCRS). They also should enhance…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Best Practices
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Summit, Jennifer – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
Today's college graduates are entering an interconnected world in which globalization will affect nearly every facet of their lives. In turn, college and university mission statements increasingly include the intent to educate "global citizens" among their fundamental commitments. Yet U.S. students' global knowledge and understanding…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Global Approach, College Graduates, Blended Learning
DeNisco, Alison – District Administration, 2012
Students taking the "How to Make (Almost) Anything" class at Mahtomedi High School in Mahtomedi, Minn. can literally make almost anything--from chess pieces to cups to chairs, and DVD cases to clocks to lampshades--right in their classroom. And besides getting a daily dose of amazement, these students are making history in the first…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Engineering Education, Engineering, Public Schools
Schachter, Ron – District Administration, 2012
For generations, teachers in the early elementary years have urged their young pupils to use their brains. They're still offering the same encouragement, but nowadays they can know even more about what they're talking about. Recent advances in neuroscience--from detailed scans of the brain to ongoing research on teaching methods that increase…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Brain, Cognitive Development, Learning Readiness
Schaffhauser, Dian – Campus Technology, 2012
Each year, "Campus Technology" ("CT") gazes across higher ed horizons to identify the most innovative IT programs at colleges and universities around the globe. The projects "CT" profiles are inspiring examples of technology making a difference on campus--at least at that moment. The question is, have they stood the…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Educational Innovation
Dessoff, Alan – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
Under pressure to keep spending down but also keep pace with rapid technology changes, many districts are future-proofing their schools--trying to get the most out of tech spending by providing solutions they can use now and in the future without major, expensive infrastructure overhauls. In the Folsom Cordova (California) Unified School District,…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Strategic Planning
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