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Luterbach, Kenneth J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
This article describes a new form of instruction called elegant instruction. Generally speaking, educational technologists assert that instruction ought to be effective and efficient. Some educational technologists might add that instruction should also satisfy learners. Incorporating the standard requirements and going beyond satisfaction,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Efficiency, Educational Technology
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Curry, David G. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
SUNY Plattsburgh has a baccalaureate nursing program that has been active in integrating technology in nursing education for many years. Recently, the faculty implemented human simulation (Laerdal's SimMan) in the Nursing Skills Lab (NSL) to provide some uniform clinical experiences (high frequency or high risk scenarios) not always available in…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Undergraduate Study, Hospitals, Nurses
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Lewis, Laura A.; Koston, Zoe; Quartley, Marjorie; Adsit, Jason – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
A significant dilemma for the health and human service professions continues to be the question of how best to bridge the divide between academic research and practice. Communities of practice have traditionally been a vehicle for collaborative research and for information exchange (Moore, 2008). Through collaboration, communities of practice have…
Descriptors: Practicums, Program Development, Social Work, Barriers
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Gradel, Kathleen; Edson, Alden J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
This article is based on the premise that face-to-face training can be augmented with cloud-based technology tools, to potentially extend viable training supports as higher education staff and faculty implement new content/skills in their jobs and classrooms. There are significant benefits to harnessing cloud-based tools that can facilitate both…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Faculty Development, Staff Development, Workshops
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Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
The media environment is currently being dramatically changed by social networking, mobile computing, augmented reality, and transmedia. Of these four, transmedia is probably the least familiar to most educators. Transmedia enhances a central story idea with a variety of media components that provide additional information, give increased…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Sites, Instructional Innovation
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Losoff, Barbara; Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
Open access publications provide scholars with unrestricted access to the "conversation" that is the basis for the advancement of knowledge. The large number of open access journals, archives, and depositories already in existence demonstrates the technical and economic viability of providing unrestricted access to the literature that is the…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Academic Discourse, Access to Information, Cost Effectiveness
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Spiegelman, Marsha; Glass, Richard – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Gaming and social networking define the millennial student. This research focuses on an evolving collaboration between 2 faculty members of different disciplines who merged Web 2.0 and game scenarios to infuse research techniques as integral components of math/computer science courses. Blogs and wikis facilitated student-faculty interaction beyond…
Descriptors: Research Skills, College Faculty, College Students, Mathematics Instruction
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Meyerowitz, Ruth; Zinni, Christine F. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
In the Spring of 2000, Ruth Meyerowitz and Christine Zinni began collaborative efforts--inside and outside of academia--to enhance a course on The History of Working Women at SUNY Buffalo. Videotaping the oral histories of women labor leaders, they later teamed up with Michael Frisch and Randforce Associates--a research group at SUNY at Buffalo's…
Descriptors: Oral History, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Employed Women