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Martinez, Michael E.; Peters Burton, Erin E. – Educational Media International, 2011
The "cyberinfrastucture" is a broad informational network that entails connections to real-time data sensors as well as tools that permit visualization and other forms of analysis, and that facilitates access to vast scientific databases. This multifaceted network, already a major boon to scientific discovery, now shows exceptional promise in…
Descriptors: Visualization, Educational Technology, STEM Education, Cognitive Processes
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Lim, Cher Ping; Chai, Ching Sing; Churchill, Daniel – Educational Media International, 2011
This paper presents a framework for developing pre-service teachers' competencies in using technologies to enhance teaching and learning. It focuses on building the capacity of teacher education institutions (TEI) based on six strategic dimensions: (1) vision and philosophy; (2) program; (3) professional learning of deans, teacher educators and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Wang, Feng; Hannafin, Michael J. – Educational Media International, 2008
During the past decade, WebQuests have been widely used by teachers to integrate technology into teaching and learning. Recently, teacher educators have applied the WebQuest model with preservice teachers in order to develop technology integration skills akin to those used in everyday schools. Scaffolding, used to support the gradual acquisition…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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Ryberg, Thomas; Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Lone – Educational Media International, 2008
This paper sets out to problematise generational categories such as "Power Users" or "New Millennium Learners" by discussing these in the light of recent research on youth and information and communication technology. We then suggest analytic and conceptual pathways to engage in more critical and empirically founded studies of young people's…
Descriptors: Cohort Analysis, Young Adults, Age Differences, Learning Processes
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Collis, Betty; Moonen, Jef – Educational Media International, 2008
A major change has occurred in the way Web technology is being used in society. The change is grounded in user empowerment using Web 2.0 tools and processes. Students are already sophisticated users of these tools and processes, but outside of the mainstream instructional practices in higher education. In this reflection, the educational potential…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Internet
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Bower, Matt – Educational Media International, 2008
This article presents a design methodology for matching learning tasks with learning technologies. First a working definition of "affordances" is provided based on the need to describe the action potentials of the technologies (utility). Categories of affordances are then proposed to provide a framework for analysis. Following this, a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Methods, Instructional Design, Graduate Study
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Amiel, Tel; McClendon, V. J.; Orey, Michael – Educational Media International, 2007
This paper discusses the establishment of an international collaborative program focused on school improvement in Brazil and the United States. Two qualitative research studies were conducted on the development work conducted by faculty, students, and local K-12 school stakeholders. The design and implementation of collaborative student projects…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Qualitative Research, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Yip, Florence W. M.; Kwan, Alvin C. M. – Educational Media International, 2006
Vocabulary learning is often perceived as boring by learners, especially for those who grew up in the digital age. This paper reports a study of the usefulness of online games in vocabulary learning for some undergraduate students. Three teachers and 100 engineering students participated in a quasi-experimental study for approximately nine weeks.…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Educational Games, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
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Roth, Wolff-Michael; Lee, Yew-Jin – Educational Media International, 2006
Data-logging exercises in science classrooms assume that with the proper scaffolding and provision of contexts by instructors, pupils are able to meaningfully comprehend the experimental variables under investigation. From a case study of knowing and learning in a fish hatchery using real-time computer statistical software, we show that…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Computers, Learning Processes, Educational Technology
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Churchill, Daniel – Educational Media International, 2005
In spite of all the attention that the concept of learning objects has received in the education community, it remains poorly defined. This paper attempts to explore what may be a learning object other than some computer file catalogued in a digital library for reuse. Any debate about what a learning object may be is premature without a general…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Educational Resources, Courseware, Course Content
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Bopry, Jeanette – Educational Media International, 2005
The purpose of this paper is to introduce an organizer that I developed while working at the Institute for Educational Research in Jyvaskyla, Finland. While I have referred to it in an earlier paper (Bopry, 1999), I have not formally described it in a published article. The organizer is based on my understanding of second order cybernetic theory,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Cybernetics, Educational Technology
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Kennedy, Gregor E. – Educational Media International, 2003
Outlines an institutional approach that guides the evaluation of educational technology in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne (Victoria, Australia). Roles for an internal evaluator and educational technology practitioners are proposed, and a conceptual framework that guides the evaluation process…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Technology, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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McFarlane, Angela – Educational Media International, 2003
Looks at the implications for curricular improvement and reform of the National Grid for Learning Strategy in the United Kingdom. A theorization of the possible relationships between different features of information and communications technologies and learning is offered, and the contrast between home and school based use of technologies is…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Busch, Hans-Jorg – Educational Media International, 2003
Examines how computer technology and the World Wide Web can help enable and motivate students to read in a foreign language. Topics covered include: technology in foreign-language learning; theoretical and pedagogical considerations related to online and computer-based readers; and two examples of electronic readers for low-intermediate-Spanish…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Publishing, Higher Education
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Saga, Hiroo – Educational Media International, 2003
Describes the author's Web site, which is devoted to the Japanese poet-painter Yosa Buson (1716-1784) and contains articles on Buson, bibliographic resources, and a pictorial catalog of haiku and paintings. This paper covers project purpose and background, subject area and materials, contexts of the development, structure of the Web site,…
Descriptors: Artists, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Haiku
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