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Cohen, Anat; Reisman, Sorel; Sperling, Barbra Bied – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Learning object repositories are a shared, open and public space; however, the possibility and ability of personal expression in an open, global, public space is crucial. The aim of this study is to explore personal spaces in a big learning object repository as a facilitator for adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) into teaching practices…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services, Access to Information, Information Storage
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Harrington, Eileen G. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
The purpose of this webliography is to provide an overview of STEM education in the U.S. It provides easy access to research and best practices in the field, as well as specific programs, activities, and lesson plans that formal and informal educators can implement. The webliography also includes links to advocacy programs and resources for…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Internet, Web Sites, Annotated Bibliographies
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Alcorn, Brandon; Christensen, Gayle; Kapur, Devesh – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Demographic surges and economic growth have created an exploding demand for higher education in the Global South--a demand that low- and middle-income countries cannot realistically meet with traditional institutions alone. In India, the demand increasingly is being met by online education. Recently, MOOCs--with their potential to scale up rapidly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Online Courses, Professional Education
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McLain, Barbara Payne – Arts Education Policy Review, 2014
Predicting the future is a challenging task for music education, requiring both retrospection, analysis of current events, and foresight. This article examines several predictions from 2001 and challenges music educators to consider factors that may influence the future of teaching music in society.
Descriptors: Music Education, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends, Prediction
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Pietzner, Verena – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2014
Currently not many people would doubt that computers play an essential role in both public and private life in many countries. However, somewhat surprisingly, evidence of computer use is difficult to find in German state schools although other countries have managed to implement computer-based teaching and learning in their schools. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Bessant, Judith – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2014
Whilst the dynamics informing processes have taken time to become clear, civic resistance initiated by young people using new media began in Egypt in 2010 against the Mubarak regime, soon widened to Tunisia, Yemen and Libya. Known as the "Arab Spring", this phenomenon re-ignited discussion about the political role of digital space and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Childrens Rights, Children
Fasimpaur, Karen – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2013
MOOCs--massive open online courses--are all the rage these days, with hundreds of thousands of participants signing up and investors plunking down millions to get a piece of the pie. Why is there so much excitement about this new disruptive form of online learning, and how does this model apply to professional learning for teachers? Traditional…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Open Source Technology, Distance Education, Lifelong Learning
Hathaway, Dawn; Norton, Priscilla – Educational Technology, 2013
Despite the central role that well organized and structured course content plays in engaging online learners with content, the authors point to the absence of guidelines for organizing content in ways that meet course learning goals. Recognizing the need for a design solution and, perhaps, the need for a new design model, "design…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Course Content
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James, Nalita; Busher, Hugh – Ethnography and Education, 2013
This paper discusses the complexities of investigating the experiences of participants in hybrid (online/offline) learning communities through educational ethnography. In these communities, people construct small cultures in the liminal spaces or "border crossings" between the virtually real and "actually" real, using computer-mediated and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Blended Learning, Educational Research, Educational Researchers
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Condon, William – Assessing Writing, 2013
Automated Essay Scoring (AES) has garnered a great deal of attention from the rhetoric and composition/writing studies community since the Educational Testing Service began using e-rater[R] and the "Criterion"[R] Online Writing Evaluation Service as products in scoring writing tests, and most of the responses have been negative. While the…
Descriptors: Measurement, Psychometrics, Evaluation Methods, Educational Testing
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Francek, Mark – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
This paper organizes and analyses over 500 geoscience misconceptions relating to earthquakes, earth structure, geologic resources, glaciers, historical geology, karst (limestone terrains), plate tectonics, rivers, rocks and minerals, soils, volcanoes, and weathering and erosion. Journal and reliable web resources were reviewed to discover (1) the…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Misconceptions, Plate Tectonics, Oceanography
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Al-Jarrah, Rasheed S.; Al-Ahmad, Sayyah – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2013
This study investigated English-language writing instruction in Jordan at three levels, namely primary and secondary state schools, a private school, and a state university. To address this issue, the researchers used tape-recorded interviews and class observations as primary tools of collecting data for the study. It turned out that a host of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Universities
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Muller, Udo; Ahamer, Gilbert; Peters, Holger; Weinke, Elisabeth; Sapper, Norbert; Salcher, Elvira – Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this publication is to present a didactic concept with the targeted impact of a positive future vision. This paper reflects the effect of local educational action on the development of regionally optimised visions in rural regions of a European industrial state, compared with a rural region in the developing country of…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Ribble, Mike; Miller, Teresa Northern – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
The current gap in technology knowledge and lack of leadership preparation related to digital literacy for school environments can cause serious problems, as school leaders, parents, and broader social communities are currently realizing. The authors describe strategies for educational leaders to prepare their stakeholder groups for a digital…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Computer Literacy, Social Networks, Media Literacy
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Kubiatko, Milan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
Different factors may be influencing the use of information and communication technology (ICT). One of the important factors is age. The society is divided into different groups according to age. A well-known age-based categorization, commonly used especially in the field of economics,, is based on whether people belong to the Millennial…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Internet, Attitude Measures, Late Adolescents
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