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Jaster, Robert W. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Each year about half a million students fail to make planned academic progress due to college algebra, hence the need for researchers to find ways of improving the quality of instruction in the course. Recent research suggests that flipping college algebra to allow time for active learning in the classroom may improve student performance. Also,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework, Video Technology
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2017
The universe of objects containing microprocessors or embedded sensors capable of communicating and transmitting information across networks is called the Internet of Things, and it has enormous implications for community colleges. Already, many colleges are saving time and money by monitoring and controlling "smart building" features…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Murphrey, Theresa Pesl; Rutherford, Tracy A.; Doerfert, David L.; Edgar, Leslie D.; Edgar, Don W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Technology has the potential to improve education but only if it is applied with purpose and consideration of the audience. Understanding technology's role in education goes beyond the comparison of tools; there is a need to better understand student acceptance of technology so appropriate educational scaffolding and support can be provided. The…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Social Networks, Computer Simulation
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Robin, Bernard R.; McNeil, Sara G. – Digital Education Review, 2012
In this paper, the authors present some of the most important lessons they have learned from teaching courses, conducting workshops, writing articles, and supervising graduate student research on the educational uses of digital storytelling. The guidelines described here are categorized within the ADDIE instructional design framework and are…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Instructional Design, Internet, Graduate Students
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Schaffhauser, Dian – T.H.E. Journal, 2012
Even though non-print-based learning objects have been in the classroom for years, the shift to digital content has gotten more attention lately. One development that has made the difference is the Apple initiative to introduce its iBooks textbooks for iPads, generating a notable amount of buzz. That and President Obama's announcement that he…
Descriptors: Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Resources, Textbooks
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2012
Years ago, as personal computers and other technological advancements began to find their way into classrooms and other educational settings, teachers and administrators sought ways to use new technology to benefit students. The potential for improving education was clear, but the limitations of the available education technology made it difficult…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Computers, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning
Gordon, Dan – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
More districts realize that communicating in a clear and engaging way with stakeholders about everything from the district's overall education vision to scholastic and extracurricular success stories can go a long way toward enlisting broad community support. And although face-to-face communications are still important, technology provides a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Stakeholders, Internet, Communications
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Green, Stephen – Journal of Extension, 2012
Extension Online is an Internet-based online course platform that enables the Texas AgriLife Extension Service's Family Development and Resource Management (FDRM) unit to reach tens of thousands of users across the U.S. annually with research-based information. This article introduces readers to Extension Online by describing the history of its…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Online Courses, Internet, Program Development
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Eaton, Lynn Jones; Guerra, Mario; Corliss, Stephanie; Jarmon, Leslie – Educational Media International, 2011
For the first time in history, an entire statewide public institution of higher education is extending all of its 16 campuses into the online virtual world of Second Life and is creating one of the largest virtual collaborative learning communities in the world. There are three levels of assessment and research for this initial-entry project: (1)…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Cooperative Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Barriers
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Nikoi, Samuel K.; Rowlett, Tania; Armellini, Alejandro; Witthaus, Gabi – Open Learning, 2011
Open education resources (OER) are taking centre-stage in many higher educational institutions globally, driven by the need to raise institutional profiles, improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning and achieve universal access to education. Many academics attracted to the idea of turning teaching materials into OER have, however, found…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Educational Resources, Instructional Material Evaluation
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Sherman, Whitney H.; Crum, Karen S.; Beaty, Danna M. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2010
While the use of distance technology has been touted as having the potential to reform leadership preparation, there is little to no research on students' experiences or outcomes in educational leadership. The authors sought to understand, through a descriptive survey design, whether or not distance technology is a viable competitor to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Leadership Training, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership
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Bebell, Damian; O'Dwyer, Laura M. – Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 2010
Despite the growing interest in 1:1 computing initiatives, relatively little empirical research has focused on the outcomes of these investments. The current special edition of the Journal of Technology and Assessment presents four empirical studies of K-12 1:1 computing programs and one review of key themes in the conversation about 1:1 computing…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Moorman, Honor – Horace, 2009
Five months ago, the author introduced Web 2.0 technology to her students, and already, there is a story to tell. Integrating a social networking site into her teaching has been even more challenging and will prove to be even more beneficial than she could have imagined. By sharing her story, the author hopes that she can provide a road map for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Educational Technology, Virtual Classrooms, Social Networks
Matthew, Kathryn I.; Felvegi, Emese; Callaway, Rebecca A. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine how contributing to a class wiki affected the learning of preservice teachers enrolled in a language arts methods class. Participants included 37 preservice teachers enrolled in three sections of a field-based language arts methods class during two semesters. Data collection included online observations…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Language Arts, Preservice Teacher Education
Raths, David – Campus Technology, 2009
At pioneering schools across the country, ultra-mobile PCs and smart phones are fostering innovation in teaching, learning, and collaboration. In this article, the author discusses how these schools are using mobile devices in the classroom. At Abilene Christian University, specialist are working to create a product that will allow more…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Internet, Higher Education, Educational Technology
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