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Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
Big Data is currently a hot topic in the field of technology, and many campuses are considering the addition of this topic into their undergraduate courses. Big Data tools are not just playing an increasingly important role in many commercial enterprises; they are also combining with new digital devices to dramatically change privacy. This article…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Privacy, Undergraduate Study, Technology Uses in Education
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Bixler, Brett A.; Land, Susan M. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of using cognitive and metacognitive prompting strategies in a web-based learning environment to engage college students in a complex, ill-structured task. The course context was a freshman/sophomore level Information Sciences and Technology course, and the topic was web design. Four…
Descriptors: College Students, Prompting, Problem Solving, Educational Environment
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Radoyska, P.; Ivanova, T.; Spasova, N. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
In this article we present a partially realized project for building a distributed learning environment for studying digital circuits Test and Diagnostics at TU-Sofia. We describe the main requirements for this environment, substantiate the developer platform choice, and present our simulation and circuit parameter calculation tools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Internet
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Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Several publications, including "Navigating the Badlands" a book by Mary O'Hara-Devereux as well as a report by the National Research Council, suggest troubled times are ahead for society and possibly higher education. The latter report says that, "The impact of information technology on the university will likely be profound, rapid, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Problems, Educational Environment