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Holder, Ashley; Bethea-Hampton, Terrie – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2018
The purpose of this collaborative project is to incorporate Open Educational Resources (OER) and Virtual Reality (VR) into college courses to promote student engagement and flexible learning opportunities. This project will assist teachers in the K-12 and higher education environment to better identify lesson strategies for the implementation of…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Simulation
Bethea-Hampton, Terrie; Holder, Ashley – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2018
An exploratory project on the use of digital notebooks and collaboration is currently underway in four courses over the span of five semesters at two North Carolina universities. The team currently teaches at two different universities. Professor A is at a private institution and Professor B is instructs at a state university. The team has…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Electronic Publishing, Student Journals, College Faculty
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Holmes, William T.; Parker, Michele A. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2017
The purpose of this article is to illustrate an innovative online doctoral course on the pre-service exploration of the superintendency in order to advocate for effective teaching practices in response to calls from the field. To this end, a review of literature was utilized in order to frame and illustrate the course, bringing forth key concepts,…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Doctoral Programs, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Thompson, Sydney; Cross, William; Rigling, Lillian; Vickery, John – Journal of Access Services, 2017
The North Carolina State University Libraries has long recognized the financial burden textbook costs place on students. By crosswalking information on use of our textbook collection with textbook cost and course enrollment data, we have begun to map the environment for textbook use at the university and identified opportunities for faculty…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Textbooks, Use Studies, Library Services
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2017
The universe of objects containing microprocessors or embedded sensors capable of communicating and transmitting information across networks is called the Internet of Things, and it has enormous implications for community colleges. Already, many colleges are saving time and money by monitoring and controlling "smart building" features…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Bell, Sherry D.; Smith, Sean J.; Basham, James D. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2016
When the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) began their experiment with a blended statewide Occupational Course of Study (OCS) (see program for high school students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, it was with great ambition and optimism. Born of necessity to address highly…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, High School Students
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Harvey, Caylyn; Eshleman, Kristen; Koo, Kyosung; Smith, Kevin G.; Paradise, Christopher J.; Campbell, A. Malcolm – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
The seminal report "Vision and Change" outlined improvements necessary for undergraduate biology courses to accomplish widely recognized learning objectives. Over the past 8 years, we have developed a two-semester introductory biology course that incorporates the core concepts and competencies recommended in "Vision and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Science, Biology, Scientific Concepts
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
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Palmer, Katrina – PRIMUS, 2015
This paper describes one instructor's experiences during a year of flipping four calculus classes. The first exploration attempts to understand student expectations of a math class and their preference towards a flipped classroom. The second examines success of students from a flipped classroom, and the last investigates relationships with student…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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Huffling, Lacey; Tomasek, Terry; Matthews, Catherine; Benavides, Aerin; Carlone, Heidi; Hegedus, Tess – Science Teacher, 2014
Students today need advanced tools and competencies to succeed in the global economy. Technology can provide students with critical learning experiences but is often affordable only to affluent students. All students, regardless of socioeconomic status, deserve to use technology to create and innovate, communicate and collaborate, and gain the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Moore, Robert L. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
The separation of student and instructor is the core characteristic of distance education (Simonson et al., 2012, p. 28), contributing to one of the biggest challenges to distance education-attrition (Dueber & Misanchuk, 2001, p. 2). By the very nature of distance education, students are different locations from one another and their…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Learner Engagement
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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King, Catherine; Moore, Jessie L. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2013
Collaborative inquiry among faculty focused on common teaching and learning questions can result in a rich array of outcomes. This paper reports on Digital Literacies, a collaborative inquiry project focused on infusing the use of computers and collaborative on-line writing environments into our college writing program. Participants were members…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Cooperation, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Technology
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Atanasov, Risto; Foguel, Tuval; Lawson, Jeffrey – PRIMUS, 2013
Over the last four years of the senior capstone seminar at Western Carolina University, we have redesigned the course substantially to comply with our institutional Quality Enhancement Plan for engaged student learning and to follow the guidelines proposed by the Mathematical Association of America's Committee on Undergraduate Programs in…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Objectives
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