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Lang, Guido – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
This paper introduces agile learning, a novel pedagogical approach that applies the processes and principles of agile software development to the context of learning. Agile learning is characterized by short project cycles, called sprints, in which a usable deliverable is fully planned, designed, built, tested, reviewed, and launched. An…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Software, Student Projects, Undergraduate Students
Fisher, Julia Freeland; Bushko, Katrina; White, Jenny – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2017
The WISE Report from the Clayton Christensen Institute explores perspectives on the blended learning process through the institute's comprehensive surveys of the three countries. This report touches on a number of school-based efforts to implement educational technology, focusing on whether, and how, a sample of brick-and-mortar schools in Brazil,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Barriers, Educational Technology
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Riley, Holly; MacLeod, Rebecca B.; Libera, Matthew – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
The primary purpose of this study was to examine the potential of LOw LAtency (LOLA), a low latency audio visual technology designed to allow simultaneous music performance, as a distance learning tool for musical styles in which synchronous playing is an integral aspect of the learning process (e.g., jazz, folk styles). The secondary purpose was…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Distance Education, Audiovisual Aids
White, Sheida; Kim, Young Yee; Chen, Jing; Liu, Fei – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
This study examined whether or not fourth-graders could fully demonstrate their writing skills on the computer and factors associated with their performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) computer-based writing assessment. The results suggest that high-performing fourth-graders (those who scored in the upper 20 percent…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Writing Tests, Grade 4
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Cheng, Li – Excellence in Education Journal, 2014
Self-directed learning has been researched by scholars for many years. However, there is a lack of literature on web-based self-directed Mandarin learning. This research was aimed to investigate how students can learn Mandarin through self-directed study with Internet resources, what the advantages and challenges are, and what strategies students…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Independent Study, Student Attitudes, College Students
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El-Seoud, M. Samir Abou; El-Sofany, Hosam F.; Taj-Eddin, Islam A. T. F.; Nosseir, Ann; El-Khouly, Mahmoud M. – Higher Education Studies, 2013
The information technology educational programs at most universities in Egypt face many obstacles that can be overcome using technology enhanced learning. An open source Moodle eLearning platform has been implemented at many public and private universities in Egypt, as an aid to deliver e-content and to provide the institution with various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Integrated Learning Systems
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Bridgeman, Brent; Powers, Donald; Stone, Elizabeth; Mollaun, Pamela – Language Testing, 2012
Scores assigned by trained raters and by an automated scoring system (SpeechRater[TM]) on the speaking section of the TOEFL iBT[TM] were validated against a communicative competence criterion. Specifically, a sample of 555 undergraduate students listened to speech samples from 184 examinees who took the Test of English as a Foreign Language…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Speech Communication, Rating Scales, Scoring
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Bueno Alastuey, M. C. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2011
This study explored the benefits and drawbacks of synchronous voice-based computer-mediated communication (CMC) in a blended course of English for specific purposes. Quantitative and qualitative data from two groups following the same syllabus, except for the oral component, were compared. Oral tasks were carried out face-to-face with same L1…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Languages
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Hwang, Wu-Yuin; Hsu, Guo-Liang – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2011
This study is aimed at investigating students' annotation behaviors and their effects on learning achievement with pre-reading (reading before class) exercises and Web-based sharing mechanisms. An 8-week quasi-experiment was conducted with 125 sixth-grade elementary school students. The study shows the following results. First, a significant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Prior Learning
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Dehinbo, Johnson – Information Systems Education Journal, 2011
The widespread use of the Internet and the World Wide Web led to the availability of many platforms for developing dynamic Web application and the problem of choosing the most appropriate platform that will be easy to use for undergraduate students of web applications development in tertiary institutions. Students beginning to learn web…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Levy, Meira; Hadar, Irit – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2010
The new concepts and technologies of Web 2.0 attract researches in a variety of fields including education, business and knowledge management. However, while the Web 2.0 potential in the education discipline has been widely studied, in the management discipline the Web 2.0 business value has not been fully acknowledged. This research suggests an…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Business Administration Education, Internet, Electronic Publishing
Kartal, Erdogan; Uzun, Levent – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2010
In the present study we call attention to the close connection between languages and globalization, and we also emphasize the importance of the Internet and online websites in foreign language teaching and learning as unavoidable elements of computer assisted language learning (CALL). We prepared a checklist by which we investigated 28 foreign…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Second Languages, Global Approach, Second Language Learning
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Gray, Lucinda; Thomas, Nina; Lewis, Laurie – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
This report provides national data on the availability and use of educational technology in public elementary and secondary schools during fall 2008. The data are the results of a national school-level survey that is one of a set that includes district, school, and teacher surveys on educational technology. Every year between 1994 and 2005 (with…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Public Schools, Access to Information, Teacher Surveys
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Gray, Lucinda; Thomas, Nina; Lewis, Laurie – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
This report provides national data on the availability and use of educational technology among teachers in public elementary and secondary schools during the winter and spring of 2009. The data are the results of a national teacher-level survey that is one of a set that includes district, school, and teacher surveys on educational technology.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Public Schools, Elementary Schools
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Smith, J. A.; Lind, M. R. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2010
In this web accessibility study of homepages of education departments in post-secondary educational institutions, the 1998 US Section 508 Law regarding webpage accessibility for people with disabilities was addressed. Along with the requirements of this legislation, there are growing demands for web accessibility resulting from age-related visual…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Visual Impairments, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education