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Lesisko, Lee J.; Wright, Robert J.; O'Hern, Brenda – Online Submission, 2010
The technology coordinator has the responsibility of collaborating with school leaders and educators to integrate technology into the curriculum and operations of the school. Not only does this individual have to understand how technology works, but also must determine the best way to infuse it in a school setting. Technology leaders must possess…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Coordinators, Best Practices
Ahrens, Andreas; Zascerinska, Jelena – Online Submission, 2010
The modern issues of global developmental trends emphasize "a prime importance in sustainable development that is to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (Zimmermann, 2003, p. 9). Thus, the life necessity to develop the system of two perspectives, namely, external…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Student Teachers, Innovation, Sustainable Development
Schwier, Richard A.; Morrison, Dirk; Daniel, Ben K. – Online Submission, 2009
This research considers how professional participants in a non-formal self-directed learning environment (NFSDL) made use of self-directed learning activities in a blended face-to-face and on line learning professional development course. The learning environment for the study was a professional development seminar on teaching in higher education…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Activities, Distance Education, Online Courses
Bisland, Beverly Milner – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the usefulness for content instruction of the student pages in a group of websites sponsored by the United States government. The sites evaluated in this study can be accessed through the portal on the internet. Teachers and students classroom use of computers and the internet has increased…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Federal Government, Computer Uses in Education
Lin, Grace Hui-chin; Chien, Paul Shih Chieh – Online Submission, 2009
Due to the globalization trend and knowledge boost in the second millennium, multi-lingual translation has become a noteworthy issue. For the purposes of learning knowledge in academic fields, Machine Translation (MT) should be noticed not only academically but also practically. MT should be informed to the translating learners because it is a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computational Linguistics, Educational Technology, Computer Mediated Communication
Rowley, Jennifer; O'Dea, Jennifer – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
Enhancing learning and teaching in blended learning environments is a strategic goal of The University of Sydney as eLearning continues to grow. Blackboard (WebCT) was integrated into the undergraduate Bachelor of Education program curricula through e-readings, discussion boards, lectures and online assessment tasks. The study was undertaken among…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Music Education, Student Attitudes
Sarica, Gulcin Nagehan; Cavus, Nadire – Online Submission, 2008
Knowledge of another language is an advantage and it gives people to look at the world and in particular to the world's cultures with a broader perspective. Learning English as a second language is the process by which students learn it in addition to their native language. Today, internet is an important part of our lives as English. For this…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Literature Reviews, Educational Technology, Internet
Sedere, Upali M. – Online Submission, 2008
School based general education aught to be a future oriented subject. However, over the years, due to parental and grand-parental generations setting policies of education for the younger generation, education is always more past oriented than future oriented. This trend did not cause much of a problem when the change over time was moderate. As…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Developing Nations, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
Wright, Robert J.; Lesisko, Lee J. – Online Submission, 2008
For the past 10 years a rural Pennsylvania school system has worked to develop a high quality educational technology program. In 1997 the district surveyed its faculty and found that there was a low level of technology infusion in the teaching/learning processes. Teachers were also found to be uncomfortable with computers and software applications…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
Tekbiyik, Ahmet; Birinci Konur, Kader; Pirasa, Nimet – Online Submission, 2008
Many primary studies have been performed to reveal the effects of computer assisted instruction (CAI) on students' attitudes towards science courses. In determining the effectiveness of these studies, gathering and evaluating of the studies at some characteristics play an important role. The aim of this study is to determine meta-analytically the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Effect Size, Foreign Countries
Dabaj, Fahme – Online Submission, 2008
The aim of this study is to find out and analyze the role of gender and age on the perceptions of students to the distant online program offered by Vocational High School in Sakarya University. The research is based on a questionnaire as a mean of data collection method to find out the role of age and gender on the student's perceptions toward…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Questionnaires, Case Studies
Cavus, Nadire – Online Submission, 2008
Today, developments of information and communication technologies have been developing very fast all over the world. These new technologies were taking an important place in education like other sciences. For this reason, education was developing parallel to new developments on the new technologies. Departments which cover curriculum of new…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Comparative Analysis, Computer Science Education, Information Systems
Pinder, Patrice Juliet – Online Submission, 2008
Historically, very little research that meets the scientifically based standards as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act has been conducted on the effectiveness of educational technology on student achievement. The purpose of this study was to explore and seek to understand urban city teachers' perspectives on the benefits or effects of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
Yang, Ju Yin – Online Submission, 2008
This paper addresses the assessment of an online academic course delivered through WebCT at San Diego Miramar College in Southern California. The native and non-native college students who took this course experienced online academic instruction for the first time. WebCT gives learners both knowledge input and interactive practice by encouraging…
Descriptors: College Students, Group Discussion, Online Courses, Teaching Methods
Beck, Jules K.; Biggs, Bobbie T. – Online Submission, 2008
This research investigates the life, work, and education of students in Human Resource Development (HRD) Cohort Ten, a distance learning program for non-traditional undergraduate students in Arkansas. The study has identified commonalties in perceptions regarding accessibility, sense of achievement, and other themes related to the program. The…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Distance Education, Rural Areas, Human Resources
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