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Cheong, Christopher; Bruno, Vince; Cheong, France – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2012
An important aspect of education is to promote higher-order thinking skills to learners. However, in the lecture environment, learners are passively engaged and it is unlikely for higher-order thinking to occur. Although interventions such as "clickers" can be used to increase engagement in lectures, this does not necessarily promote…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Handheld Devices, Computer Software
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Kalantzis, Mary; Cope, Bill – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
This article outlines a learning intervention which the authors call Learning by Design. The goal of this intervention is classroom and curriculum transformation, and the professional learning of teachers. The experiment involves the practical application of the learning theory to everyday classroom practice. Its ideas are grounded in pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Learning Theories, Research and Development
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Mills, Kathy A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
The power to influence others in ever expanding social networks in the new knowledge economy is tied to capabilities with digital media production that require increased technological knowledge. This article draws on research in primary classrooms to examine the repertoires of cross-disciplinary knowledge that literacy learners need to produce…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Mass Media, Elementary School Students