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Foster, Janet L.; Syrdal, Holly A. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2009
Universities are changing delivery methods for courses in order to meet the demands of today's college students. The increasing usage of internet-based courses has significant implications for institutions of higher education. With a goal of expanding enrollment, many are interested in delivering online instruction. At the same time, the…
Descriptors: College Students, Electronic Learning, Student Needs, Internet
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Mills, Lane; Ringler, Marjorie C. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
North Carolina is one of several states that have begun to incorporate the components of the Framework for 21st Century Learning in its focus on school leadership development and support. A principal preparation program in rural eastern North Carolina initiated and designed webfolios for submission of evidences of internship learning experiences.…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Principals, Administrator Education
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Chen, Qin; Li, Hang; Zeng, Fancai; Zeng, Xiaorong; Zheng, Lige; Li, Xiang – International Education Studies, 2009
The instructional pattern of Problem-based Learning, which requires teachers to be "organizers, guides and cooperators" of their students' learning, is now becoming a trend in the development of medical education around the world. In order to be competent in all the above mentioned roles, teachers need to be equipped with corresponding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Schools, Higher Education, Problem Based Learning
Ury, Connie Jo, Ed.; Baudino, Frank, Ed.; Park, Sarah G., Ed. – Online Submission, 2009
Twenty-one scholarly papers and fourteen abstracts comprise the content of the ninth annual "Brick and Click Libraries Symposium," held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The peer-reviewed proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the symposium, portray the contemporary and future…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cataloging, Computer Software Evaluation, Student Employment
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McElvaney, Jessica; Berge, Zane – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2009
This paper explores how "personal web technologies" (PWTs) can be used by learners and the relationship between PWTs and connectivist learning principles. Descriptions and applications of several technologies including social bookmarking tools, personal publishing platforms, and aggregators are also included. With these tools,…
Descriptors: Desktop Publishing, Internet, Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication
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Weyten, L.; Rombouts, P.; De Maeyer, J. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2009
A Web-based system for training electric circuit analysis is presented in this paper. It is centered on symbolic analysis techniques and it not only verifies the student's final answer, but it also tracks and coaches him/her through all steps of his/her reasoning path. The system mimics homework assignments, enhanced by immediate personalized…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equipment, Electronics, Web Based Instruction
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Davis, Suanna – CEA Forum, 2009
Freshman composition instructors are challenged to teach students to write, a practice which is easier if they are motivated and interested. This is particularly important for students coming from a lower socioeconomic status (SES) because there are multiple obstacles that must be overcome (Greene and Forster). A real world writing situation with…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Freshman Composition, Socioeconomic Status, Internet
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Shafie, Latisha Asmaak; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman – International Education Studies, 2009
Blogs act as knowledge repositories and personalize knowledge management within learning organizations.These knowledge repositories allow capturing and disseminating tacit knowledge which improve task implementations. However, workplace blogging is not popular among academicians as there are not many academicians blog about their working…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Diaries, College Faculty, Interviews
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Eckert, Bodo; Grober, Sebastian; Jodl, Hans-Jorg – American Journal of Distance Education, 2009
This article describes three connected projects in physics: (1) a very successful course at the university level; (2) a collection of several thousand multimedia materials, its status and evaluation, and its dissemination; and (3) Web experiments--experiments that can be operated remotely from a distance via the Internet. (Contains 4 tables and 10…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Physics, Internet, College Instruction
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MacQueen, Hilary; Thomas, Jeff – American Journal of Distance Education, 2009
The Open University (OU) has a long and distinguished history of teaching biology at a distance by a supported open learning model. This article examines some of the challenges in delivering biology via distance teaching, explores some of the lessons learned, and discusses the opportunities and hazards of new teaching technologies that the OU has…
Descriptors: Open Education, Open Universities, Distance Education, Biology
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Davey, Sandy; Smith, Walter S.; Merrill, Chris – Technology Teacher, 2009
Educators can connect their students internationally in meaningful activities that address multiple teaching standards that are of concern to educators, parents, and the public worldwide. In this article, the authors describe a project wherein Australian Year 7 students made an "Edible Lunar Vehicle" (ELV) together with U.S. college…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Technological Literacy, Grade 6
Dunn, Katharine; Szydlowski, Nick – Computers in Libraries, 2009
Large-scale projects such as the Internet Archive ( send out crawlers to gather snapshots of much of the web. This massive collection of archived websites may include content of interest to one's patrons. But if librarians want to control exactly when and what is archived, relying on someone else to do the archiving is not ideal.…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Information Sources, Internet, Preservation
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Canessa, Enrique; Zennaro, Marco; Fonda, Carlo – European Journal of Physics, 2009
We describe our contributions in using information and communication technologies (ICT) to address the digital and knowledge divides in developing regions. These include the implementation of new prototype systems using "state-of-the-art", low-cost technologies based on the scientific audience, the local information technology…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Physics
Griggs, Kim – Computers in Libraries, 2009
Oregon State University (OSU) libraries, where the author serves as lead programmer, have developed a tool to make it easier for librarians to build and maintain interactive course assignment pages (ICAPs) and subject research guides (SRGs). That tool, Library a la Carte, enables librarians with minimal technical expertise to create dynamic…
Descriptors: Internet, Library Automation, Library Development, Library Services
Villano, Matt; Gullon, Monica – Campus Technology, 2009
Like fine wines, Web 2.0 technologies get better with age. Gone are the days of the pointless chat room; this is the era of social networking juggernauts such as Facebook, MySpace, and Friendster. Services offered by these firms are helpful in facilitating connections among users in every industry and of every age. In higher education, however, a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Networks, Benchmarking, Technological Advancement
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