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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
Perry, Bob; Hampshire, Ann; Gervaxoni, Ann; O'Neill, Will – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
"Let's Count" is a preschool mathematics intervention implemented by The Smith Family from 2012 to the present in "disdvantaged" communities across Australia. It is based on current mathematics and early childhood education research and aligns with the Early Years Learning Framework. Let's Count has been shown to be effective…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Curriculum, Intervention, Disadvantaged Environment
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Hebib, Emina; Spasenovic, Vera; Šaljic, Zorica – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2015
In the education system of Serbia significant results have been achieved in the last ten years regarding the establishment and development of the evaluation system in education and the practical application of various types and procedures of evaluation. This paper gives a short overview of ways in which evaluation is carried out on elementary,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Development, Educational Improvement
Cleveland, Benjamin – Australian Association for Research in Education, 2015
This paper calls for new approaches to the evaluation of physical learning environments and suggests future directions for research in the field. Prior research across the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors has revealed a variety of metrics by which the performance of educational facilities can be measured. However, if physical…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Educational Environment, Psychology, Environmental Influences
National Academies Press, 2013
Earth science, which in this context does not include oceanic, atmospheric, and space sciences, is vital to the wellbeing of the United States and many of its issues, such as water resources, are expected to grow in importance. An earth science workforce will be needed to deal with this issues and it's important that this workforce draw on the…
Descriptors: Scientists, Earth Science, Science Education, Federal Programs
Tudevdagva, Uranchimeg; Hardt, Wolfram; Dolgor, Jargalmaa – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
This paper deals with development of logical structures for e-learning evaluation. Evaluation is a complex task into which many different groups of people are involved. As a rule these groups have different understanding and varying expectations on e-learning evaluation. Using logical structures for e-learning evaluation we can join the different…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation, Models
Lee, Lung-Sheng Steven – Online Submission, 2013
Globalization in the 21st century has brought innumerable challenges and opportunities to universities and countries. Universities are primarily concerned with how to ensure the quality of their education and how to boost their local and global competitiveness. The pressure from both international competition and public accountability on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
Anthony, Glenda; Hunter, Roberta – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2013
"Learning the Work of Ambitious Mathematics" project was developed to support prospective teachers learn the work of ambitious mathematics teaching. Building on the work of U.S. researchers in the "Learning in, from, and for Teaching Practice" project, we investigate new ways to make practice studyable within the university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Cochrane, Thomas – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
Having implemented and evaluated over 35 mlearning projects in a variety of contexts in higher education over the past 6 years the researcher is ready to share the untold secret: not all mlearning projects succeed! This article critiques three of the researcher's mlearning projects that can be classed as "failures" and compares them to successful…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Action Research, Participatory Research, Program Design
Munoz, Marco A.; Rodosky, Robert J. – Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation (NJ1), 2011
This case study provides an illustration of the heuristic practices of a high-performing research department, which in turn, will help build much needed models applicable in the context of large urban districts. This case study examines the accountability, planning, evaluation, testing, and research functions of a research department in a large…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Heuristics, Information Services, Case Studies
Overbay, Amy; Mollette, Melinda – Online Submission, 2010
IMPACT is a media and technology program designed to support and promote effective instruction through the integration of technology. The model is currently being implemented in 30 K-12 schools throughout North Carolina. This evaluation study investigated the effects of this model on the attitudes, behaviors, and activities of students and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Program Evaluation
Graham, Lorraine; Pegg, John – Online Submission, 2010
This paper reports data from the evaluation of the numeracy component of a long-running educational intervention, covering the period from 2001 to 2008. "QuickSmart" is both an intervention and research project operating in Australian schools. It is a structured intervention program designed for middle-school students (ages 10 to 13…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Intervention, Numeracy, Achievement Tests
Walsh, Rachael – Online Submission, 2010
This research evaluates the social context of adolescent intervention programs through a critical lens to determine the impact on youth postsecondary decisions with respect to both educational attainment and deviant behavior, further examining the role of education from a social and political perspective. The Education Longitudinal Study 2002/06…
Descriptors: Intervention, Educational Attainment, Role of Education, Program Effectiveness
Moore, Alfred – National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NJ1), 2009
This paper reports on a pilot interdisciplinary graduate Summer School in Theory and Philosophy for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, which aimed to combine research with graduate teaching and learning. The paper will develop reflections on the ways in which interdisciplinary residential learning spaces can promote successful skills…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum Development, Student Development
Deess, E. Pierre; Elliot, Norbert – Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), 2009
The framework for understanding the management difference is neatly captured by the "red ocean" and "blue ocean" strategies described by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne in "Blue Ocean Strategy" (Kim & Mauborgne, 2004). In the original, the terms refer to alternative market strategies. Red ocean means competition in a market defined by a zero sum…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Institutional Research
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