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Kraft, Amanda – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2019
As a value and end result of the user-centered design (UCD) process, user experience (UX) is constantly evolving alongside of the users with which it is concerned. Faculty, staff, and other professionals in higher education attempt to meet the academic, economic, and ability needs of students by conducting usability testing and other user…
Descriptors: Man Machine Systems, Computer System Design, Usability, Open Educational Resources
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Grimshaw, Jennica; Bione, Tiago; Cardoso, Walcir – Research-publishing.net, 2018
The current study compared five free Text-To-Speech (TTS) systems, selected based on characteristics such as availability and capabilities. Tasks were completed by 37 English learners to evaluate these systems in terms of their comprehensibility, naturalness, and intelligibility. Our findings indicate that IBM Watson and Google Translate are the…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Educational Technology, Audio Equipment, Comprehension
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McCurry, David S. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Administrators of distance learning courses and programs are faced with various data needs related to a range of issues; from enrollment tracking to faculty development to cost and revenue analysis. This paper will explore a proposed common data set for online program administrators and strategies for implementation. The framework offered for…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Scarabottolo, Nello – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
This paper compares the students enrolled to a three-year undergraduate, bachelor degree on Security of Computer Systems and Networks -- offered in traditional, classroom fashion as well as online at the University of Milan (Italy) -- in terms of results in exams of the various courses as well as in the final dissertation for obtaining the degree.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Undergraduate Students
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Apostolov, Georgi; Milenkova, Valentina – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
The present article is aimed at focusing on theoretical and practical efforts in promoting various aspects of digital literacy and mobile learning, as well as to explore its dimensions and projections in the university level. The analysis is based on empirical information for the education process revealed specific aspects of the relationship…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
Pinar, Yunus; Ünal, Fatma; Kubilay Pinar, Nihal – Online Submission, 2018
Over the recent years, a significant increase has been observed in screen-based media use among different age groups. Unregulated and excessive use of technological instruments such as smart phones, tablets or computers also leads to a number of health problems. Vision problems induced by the use of technological instruments among youth and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Visual Impairments, Anxiety
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Jhangiani, Rajiv Sunil – Open Praxis, 2017
The open education (OE) movement is in its adolescent years and experiencing an identity crisis as it is pulled towards both pragmatism (marked by an emphasis on cost savings, resources, and incremental change) and idealism (marked by an emphasis on permissions, practices, and radical change). In this article, I describe these tensions (free vs.…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Advocacy, Open Education, Educational Technology
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Sacristán, Ana Isabel – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2017
In this paper, drawing from data from several experiences and studies in which I have been involved in Mexico, I reflect on the constraints and inertia of classroom cultures, and the barriers to successful, meaningful and transformative technology integration in mathematics classroom. I focus on teachers as key players for this integration,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Barriers
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Lazarinis, Fotis; Verykios, Vassilios S.; Panagiotakopoulos, Chris – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
In this paper we present a mobile application for self-assessment. The work describes the main features of the application and focuses on its acceptance by students and the increase on their learning, through its usage in real testing settings. The application supports the retrieval of questions based on a number of criteria and it was evaluated…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Chukhlomin, Valeri; Deshpande, Anant – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
"iMOOC101: Mastering American e-Learning" is a Coursera-based, free, massive online course aimed at preparing non-U.S. students to succeed in regular, for-credit, online classes in American universities. The course is also intended to help foreign-born professionals integrate into virtual work environments in U.S.-based companies. The…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Timotheou, Maria Mama; Christodoulou, Andri; Angeli, Charoula – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
The authors herein justify the need for e-TPCK, an adaptive e-learning system for teaching in-service teachers how to teach with technology. Outlining the instructional design process involved and the adaptivity feature of e-TPCK, it is explained how the system promotes and measures the development of teachers' Technological Pedagogical Content…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Inservice Teacher Education, Technology Education
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Baird, Robert; Borthwick, Kate; Page, Mary – Research-publishing.net, 2017
One of the oft-cited advantages of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is that they provide access opportunities for learners that they might not otherwise have, for example, offering continuing professional development, complementing traditional courses of study, or opening up new areas of knowledge (Ferguson & Sharples, 2014; Hollands &…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Instructional Design, Language of Instruction
Chang, Sau Hou – Online Submission, 2016
This paper aims to reflect upon the experience of using flipped learning in a college class. After presenting the alignment of learning objectives and assessments, evidence-based evaluation was provided as rationale for changes. Approaches taken to improve learning were then elaborated. Further assessment of impact of change on student learning…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning, College Instruction
Garcia, Leandro Sumida; Silva, Camila Mariane Costa – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
Social media technologies were introduced among the modern society and are part of its routine in many ways--knowledge acquisition and sharing, interpersonal relationships, media diffusion--sometimes complementing and even substituting tools that were specifically designed for similar activities. This research compares social media sites and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Social Media, Organizational Communication, Comparative Analysis
Arnold, Stephen – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
Today digital-device-outfitted Millennials comprise the majority of university students. Concern over these digital natives' tendency to perform lower than expected as a group in college after completing a commendable high school experience, has some eyeing character traits as a possible culprit. Conversely, university faculties are comprised…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Multimedia Materials, Technological Literacy, Technology Integration
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