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Fields, C. J.; Demchak, MaryAnn – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
School-based microenterprises and vocational training opportunities represent an effective approach to developing transferable vocational skills in students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The authors describe the implementation of an online, school-based microenterprise at a rural high school that emphasizes functional digital…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Training, Skill Development, Job Skills
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Cordie, Leslie; Sailors, Jamie; Barlow, Becky; Kush, John S. – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2019
In this paper, we describe the use of ePortfolios at a public, land-grant university and document how the ePortfolio has been used to develop more authentic learning experiences. We discuss the best practices for ePortfolios and its varied use as a teaching and learning tool. In addition, we discuss the challenges of implementing ePortfolios. For…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Career Choice, Portfolios (Background Materials), Authentic Learning
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Koretsky, Milo – Chemical Engineering Education, 2018
This profile describes the AIChE Concept Warehouse (CW) website, a community developed, web-based tool to decrease instructional barriers and to help faculty implement concept-based active learning in class. The CW provides three distinct but complementary functions: (a) a content repository, (b) an audience response system and learning management…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Web Sites, Concept Formation, Audience Response Systems
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Izumi, Alisa – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
Western Governors University has the mission to improve quality and expand access to post-secondary educational opportunities by providing a means for individuals to learn independent of time and place thus the mobility of our coursework is essential. Technological advances facilitate this mission. While all degrees are based entirely on the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications
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Dailey-Hebert, Amber – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
We are incredibly fortunate to live in a time of accessible information and rampant knowledge transfer. However, a double-edged sword exists with the extensive scope and breadth of content that is available and which requires keen skills to cull the valid from invalid. Consequently, it is our obligation and responsibility to hone and refine our…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational Resources, Technology Uses in Education
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Miller, J. L.; Wilson, K.; Miller, J.; Enomoto, K. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
The use of humour in teaching and learning can be contentious, with some authors suggesting that the efficacy of humorous materials is mediated by the culture of the student. Nevertheless, humour represents a potential vehicle for the introduction of active learning in a classroom setting, as judicious use of humour may lead to a more relaxed…
Descriptors: Humor, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Foreign Students
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Lincoln, James – Physics Teacher, 2017
Online tone generators are free, user friendly, and can make for engaging and meaningful study of many topics in the areas of interference, waves, and the physics of music. By using a website such as OnlineToneGenerator.com, and through opening multiple windows simultaneously, students can immediately perform several experiments. In this article,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physics, Music, Educational Technology
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Daina, Antoine; Blatter, Marie-Claude; Gerritsen, Vivienne Baillie; Palagi, Patricia M.; Marek, Diana; Xenarios, Ioannis; Schwede, Torsten; Michielin, Olivier; Zoete, Vincent – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Due to its impact on society, the design of new drugs has the potential to interest a wide audience, and provides a rare opportunity to introduce several concepts in chemistry and biochemistry. Drug design can be seen as a multiobjective cyclic optimization process. Indeed, it is important to develop the understanding not only that a drug is…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biochemistry, Cooperative Learning, Pharmacology
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Hogendoorn, Adrian – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
A course wiki is an active environment in which students not only solve problems, but also find their own problems (Bransford, Brown, & Cocking, 1999). Wikis are novel, immersive environments requiring active participation, which enable students to build knowledge within a secure online setting (Hadjerrouit, 2011). This contribution traces a…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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LoPresto, Michael C.; Ochoa, Hector – Physics Education, 2017
What follows is a description of the procedure for a directed-study in which a student, guided by a faculty member, attempted to identify potentially habitable exoplanets using actual data available online from NASA's "Kepler" Mission.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Astronomy, Space Sciences
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Khosravi, Hassan; Kitto, Kirsty; Cooper, Kendra – Journal of Educational Data Mining, 2017
Various forms of Peer-Learning Environments are increasingly being used in post-secondary education, often to help build repositories of student generated learning objects. However, large classes can result in an extensive repository, which can make it more challenging for students to search for suitable objects that both reflect their interests…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, College Students, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Jowsey, Susan; Aguayo, Claudio – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Mixed Reality learning environments can provide opportunities to educationally enhance previously isolated scientific concepts by using art and technology as mediums for understanding the world. Participatory experiences provide a kinetic means of comprehending often-abstract knowledge, creating the conditions for sensory learning that is…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Sensory Experience, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods
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Currie, Brad – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Using a fictitious learning environment, the author demonstrates a variety of technological tools that teachers can infuse into their classrooms. Come away with some innovative, practical methods to help students show what they know about the topic at hand.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation
Gong, Susan P. – Educational Technology, 2016
The problem of human-computer interface design was brought to the foreground with the emergence of the personal computer, the increasing complexity of electronic systems, and the need to accommodate the human operator in these systems. With each new technological generation discovering the interface design problems of its own technologies, initial…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer System Design, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Dunlap, Joanna C.; Stitson, Patricia – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2016
Educators are pushing for students, specifically graduates, to be digitally literate in order to successfully read, write, contribute, and ultimately compete in the global market place. Educational technology professionals, as a unique type of learning professional, need to be not only digitally literate--leading and assisting┬áteachers and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Web Sites
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