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Hamby, Rogan – Computers in Libraries, 2012
In the corporate world, the "consumerization of IT" is being debated by C-level execs. Will libraries adopt the new bring-your-own-device-to-work policy? In the workplace, there may be room for debate, but in libraries, librarians don't have a choice whether or not to support the devices patrons want to use, at least not if they want to remain…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Library Development, Library Services, Strategic Planning
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Calandra, Brendan; Harmon, Stephen W. – Educational Media International, 2012
The authors were asked to design and develop a large-scale, web-based learning environment that would effectively assist international aid workers in conducting their daily tasks in the field, at home and in the office in a safer and more secure fashion. The design, development and dissemination of the training needed to be done quickly,…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Safety Education, Instructional Design, Blended Learning
Easton, Lois Brown – Corwin, 2011
If you are looking for an organic approach to purpose-driven professional learning, this is the book for you. Award-winning educator Lois Brown Easton's latest work provides a compelling case study in narrative form, a chronological PLC planning outline, and first-hand "lessons learned" about how PLCs develop, mature, and sustain themselves. You…
Descriptors: Discussion, Intentional Learning, Inservice Teacher Education, Guides
Stavredes, Tina – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
In order to enable the widespread adoption of online education, faculty must be trained in the pedagogy of teaching in this medium. This book offers an understanding of how cognition and learning theory applies to an online learning environment. Through behaviorist, constructivist, and cognitive approaches it provides strategies for incorporating…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Discussion, Online Courses
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Garrote, Ramon; Pettersson, Tomas; Christie, Michael – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
In this paper the authors analyse the design and implementation of a course about learning management systems (LMS). The course was first given in Cuba and then in Guatemala and Peru, within the project USo+I: "Universidad, Sociedad e Innovacion, Mejora de la pertinencia de la educacion en las ingenierias de Latinoamerica" financed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Course Evaluation, Developing Nations
Marks, Beth; Sisirak, Jasmina; Heller, Tamar – Brookes Publishing Company, 2010
For people with disabilities, a good health and nutrition program can have life-changing results: more energy, increased knowledge, more confidence and self-esteem, and fewer serious health issues such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. This innovative, easy-to-implement curriculum is the perfect way to help adults build healthy…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Metabolism, Obesity, Health Education
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Heuer, Herbert; Hegele, Mathias – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 2010
Mechanical tools are transparent in the sense that their input-output relations can be derived from their perceptible characteristics. Modern technology creates more and more tools that lack mechanical transparency, such as in the control of the position of a cursor by means of a computer mouse or some other input device. We inquired whether an…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adults, Comparative Analysis, Computer Peripherals
Killion, Joellen; Roy, Patricia – National Staff Development Council, 2009
From setting the stage to engaging the community in understanding the purpose of collaborative professional learning teams, this volume covers what leaders need to know to implement more effective professional learning. Chapters focus on changing school culture, scheduling time, planning, using data, designs for professional learning, facilitating…
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, School Culture, Central Office Administrators, Time Management
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Walker, Bonnie L.; Harrington, Susan S. – Educational Gerontology, 2008
This study investigated the effects of 10 injury prevention computer-based training modules tested by 120 participants from 65 facilities that provide care or support to elderly people needing long-term care. The training was delivered either on CD-ROM or at a Web site. A repeated measures analysis was performed with module scores on a pretest and…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Prevention, Injuries, Learning Modules
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2008
Learning Clicks is a program under the provincial department of Advanced Education and Technology's "Raising Awareness about Planning for Post-Secondary" (RAPPS) umbrella; an initiative that supports Strategy 2.4 in Alberta Advanced Education and Technology's 2007-10 Business Plan to enhance parents' and learners' knowledge and awareness…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
Winton, Pamela J., Ed; McCollum, Jeanette A., Ed.; Catlett, Camille, Ed. – ZERO TO THREE, 2007
The key to improving the early education of all young children, including those with special needs, is the effective preparation and development of the professionals who work with them. "Practical Approaches to Early Childhood Professional Development" is a comprehensive planning resource for college faculty and consultants engaged in preservice …
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Adult Learning
Killion, Joellen; Harrison, Cindy – National Staff Development Council, 2007
An Innovation Configuration (IC) map identifies and describes the major components of a new practice such as NSDC's standards and details how it would look in practice. NSDC's ICs are detailed by contexts and professional roles. This CD-ROM focuses on the role of school-based staff developers.
Descriptors: Innovation, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Trainers
Lerner, Claire; Parlakian, Rebecca – ZERO TO THREE, 2007
This DVD (duration: 1 hour 53 seconds) features 30 video vignettes that show parents and children--aged birth to 3 years--interacting during everyday play and routines. These vignettes, some in English and some in Spanish, are designed to be tools for professionals to use both in direct work with families and for training other early child…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Infants, Toddlers, Visual Aids
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Rau, Pei-Luen Patrick; Hsu, Jia-Wen – Educational Gerontology, 2005
This study investigated the effects of interaction devices on the Internet performance of novice older users, and ways to provide appropriate voice assistance to enhance browsing and searching performance of such users. Three experiments were designed and conducted to test three hypotheses. The results indicated that touch screen and handwriting…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Computer Peripherals, Computer Literacy, Older Adults
Butterfield, Perry McArthur; Martin, Carole A.; Prairie, Arleen Pratt – ZERO TO THREE, 2004
The number of very young children entering center-based child care programs is growing. Now, more than ever, it is important for caregivers to understand the impact they have on the healthy development of the children in their care. "Emotional Connections" translates new research on cognitive, social, and emotional development in the early years…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Child Caregivers, Toddlers, Infants