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Donovan, Owen M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Situated in the larger questions of how to support the educational engagement and positive psychosocial development of young people with cancer, the purpose of this exploratory study was to address gaps in the literature and build understanding of how young people use digital and Internet-connected technologies in ways that support their social…
Descriptors: Cancer, Technology Uses in Education, Learner Engagement, Young Adults
Kennedy, Katheryn B. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards requires developing elementary teacher content and pedagogical content knowledge of science and engineering concepts. Teacher preparation for this undertaking appears inadequate with little known about how in-service Mid-Atlantic urban elementary science teachers approach this task. The…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Academic Standards, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Ravenscroft, Matthew D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Digital textbooks are replacing print books in school districts across the United States due to their adaptability for students with special needs, enhanced student interest, and lower cost. This is also true in the rural state of West Virginia which lags the U.S. in broadband Internet saturation. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Ramadan, Kimberly Heintschel – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The development of the Internet allows for hybrid models of instruction that marry face-to-face and online learning (Osguthorpe & Graham, 2003). The purpose of this study was to explore blended learning and traditional instruction in three fifth grade literacy classrooms, examining the teaching and learning students engaged in during the…
Descriptors: Internet, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Alshihri, Bandar A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Cloud computing is a recent computing paradigm that has been integrated into the educational system. It provides numerous opportunities for delivering a variety of computing services in a way that has not been experienced before. The Google Company is among the top business companies that afford their cloud services by launching a number of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Information Storage
Tozer, Brett C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
A number of states and organizations have begun to add cross-content technology elements to their educational standards, providing teachers opportunities to use social media communication (SMC) technology in teaching and learning. Specifically, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the PA Core Standards, which are adapted from the national Common…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Social Media, Teaching Methods, Common Core State Standards
Thompson, Shea-Alison Rose – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Teachers in the 21st century continue to teach with little change to pedagogy, practice, or professional identity. Professional development (PD) remains largely ineffective as a tool for promoting instructional change or new identity formation. Teachers at Senior High School X reflect a significant problem of practice in education: reduced…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Internet
Sette, Maria – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Cyberlearning presents numerous challenges such as the lack of personal and assessment-driven learning, how students are often puzzled by the lack of instructor guidance and feedback, the huge volume of diverse learning materials, and the inability to zoom in from the general concepts to the more specific ones, or vice versa. Intelligent tutoring…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Knowledge Representation
Montgomery, Maureen C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Education is one area where the use of technology has had great impact on student learning. The integration of technology in teaching and learning can significantly influence the outcome of education in the classroom. However, there are a myriad of factors that influence technology integration in the classroom. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods
Rahim, Nasreen – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The education of adolescent girls in Bangladesh must be pursued with the right combination of technology, practicality, and cultural sensitivity to achieve, among other objectives, the objectives of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The problem this study address is despite the availability of mobile-based curricula, such as video, mobile…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Females, Women Faculty
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
Morquin, Demian – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards, in correlation with the 21st Century Learning skills, emphasizes the importance of developing creativity and innovation, promoting communication and collaboration, stimulating decision making and leadership, stressing digital citizenship, and experiencing a digital learning…
Descriptors: Internet, Online Searching, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Hollins, Stacy Gee – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to examine African American community college students' availability to technological resources and how that availability affects their success. In this study, technological resources include access to the internet, software, hardware, technology training, technology support, and community…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Critical Theory, Race
Mark, Christine Libby – ProQuest LLC, 2014
"Second Life," a 3D online immersive virtual environment, emerged in 2003 and was predicted to become the predominant online course delivery platform by 2013. Educational institutions initially rushed to create a presence in the "Second Life;" however, after 2009 those same institutions were disappointed by their experiences…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Social Systems, Internet, Simulated Environment
Einfeld, Dana Hobbs – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this action research was to investigate how the use of technology promotes interaction to foster high school students' mathematical understanding. This mixed method study is guided by social-constructivist theory (Vygotsky, 1978) and framed within Moore's (1989) model of learner-content, learner-instructor, and learner-learner…
Descriptors: Internet, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Calculus
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