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Larkin, Patrick – Educational Leadership, 2013
School leaders need to look beyond the hyped stories of social media being misused by teenagers. They must begin thoughtfully using tools like Twitter and Facebook to help their students gain skills and to reach out to their communities. Larkin, principal of Burlington High School in Massachusetts and a well-known advocate for technology in…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Publishing
Mirny, A.; Wiske, M. S.; Joo, J.; Cunningham, G.; Daniels, D.; Farid, A. B.; Gordon, F.; Madani, R.; Nissen, S. C. – Online Submission, 2010
A year-long collaborative action research project used networked technologies to connect researchers at a university-based online professional development program and a group of practitioner researchers based in a range of schools and educational agencies in several countries. They studied the process and effects of online professional development…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Professional Development
Stoner, Michael – CURRENTS, 2010
Most communicators are not giving up print or other traditional media. But they recognize that social media has quickly become an important channel for the audiences they want to reach. Social media adds texture and complexity to the marketing mix. To take advantage of social media, it pays to be nimble. Independent schools' communicators…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Communications, Mass Media Role, Social Networks
Fernandez, Kim – CURRENTS, 2010
Most colleges and universities that launch into social media do so by dipping one toe in the water rather than swan diving into the deep end. And while many people define "social media" as Facebook and perhaps Twitter, the term actually encompasses everything from blogs to photo- and video-sharing sites to LinkedIn to any of dozens of…
Descriptors: Institutional Advancement, Social Networks, Internet, Web Sites
Pape, Liz – School Administrator, 2010
Blended learning is using online tools to communicate, collaborate and publish, to extend the school day or year and to develop the 21st-century skills students need. With blended learning, teachers can use online tools and resources as part of their daily classroom instruction. Using many of the online tools and resources students already are…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Learner Engagement, Technology Integration
Cavanaugh, Cathy; Barbour, Michael; Brown, Regina; Diamond, Daryl; Lowes, Susan; Powell, Allison; Rose, Ray; Scheick, Amy; Scribner, Donna; Van der Molen, Julia – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2009
Online teaching is a complex professional practice. In addition to their content knowledge and pedagogical skill, online teachers must be qualified in methods of teaching the content online and have experience in online learning. This document examines some of the aspects of online teaching, specifically those related to communication and…
Descriptors: Interaction, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Communication Strategies
Villano, Matt – Campus Technology, 2009
Original research and content creation in the university environment have historically been the domain of faculty and their graduate students. Nowadays, however, undergraduate programs at universities across the country are putting undergrads in the center of the action. This article describes some of these programs--at Duke University (North…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Educational Change, Internet, Humanities
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Carson, Steve – Open Learning, 2009
This article traces the development of the OpenCourseWare movement, including the origin of the concept at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the implementation of the MIT OpenCourseWare project, and the idea's spread into the global educational community, ultimately resulting in the formation of the OpenCourseWare Consortium. The…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Consortia, Educational Resources, Educational History