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Holen, Jodi Bergland; Hung, Woei; Gourneau, Bonni – Computers in the Schools, 2017
This program evaluation study examines an implementation of a one-to-one laptop initiative in a rural high school. Specifically, the researchers adopted a holistic view in evaluating the process and outcomes of this implementation by examining the interrelationships among the key participants using activity theory as a conceptual framework.…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Access to Computers, Social Theories, Program Evaluation
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Lin, Yu-Tzu; Chang, Chia-Hu; Hou, Huei-Tse; Wu, Ke-Chou – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
This study investigated the effectiveness of using Google Docs in collaborative concept mapping (CCM) by comparing it with a paper-and-pencil approach. A quasi-experimental study was conducted in a physics course. The control group drew concept maps using the paper-and-pencil method and face-to-face discussion, whereas the experimental group…
Descriptors: Internet, Search Engines, Concept Mapping, Cooperative Learning
Dickinson, Brady D. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Providing students with necessary intervention in the instruction of mathematics can be accomplished through the use of digital resources. Schools reaching a one-to-one (one device for every student) status have the ability to implement a digital intervention on a broad scale. For the purpose of this study, mixed methods research afforded an…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Crawford-Willis, Antoinette – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Kentucky school districts have been charged to present an academic program review that documents the use of dance across curriculum content at all grade levels. This program review will replace statewide standardized tests for all students in the state of Kentucky and will count 20% toward each school's accountability score. Schools within the…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Middle Schools, Dance, Role
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Barter, Barbara – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Placed within the context of rural teaching and learning and the use of new technologies, this paper presents a comparative study of three technological approaches to the presentation of curriculum in schools. Supported by three different research projects in one Canadian province, it highlights three areas of e-learning: the use of video…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Rural Schools, Comparative Analysis
Johnson, Riley Todd – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This phenomenological ethnographic multi-case study's purpose was to gain insight into experiences of rural junior high History Fair participants as they searched for and evaluated online primary sources. Drawing on the theories of Dewey and Kuhlthau, the study examined how the participants searched the Internet, what strategies they used to…
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, Junior High School Students, Rural Schools, History
Alberta Education, 2010
Research continues to support the many teaching and learning benefits of one-to-one laptop learning. Benefits range from improved student engagement and teacher-student interactions to the attainment of 21st century skills and the transformation of teacher practice. Additional benefits include improved student writing skills, increased teacher…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Writing Skills