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Keller, Cynthia – School Library Monthly, 2013
An e-portfolio is an organized collection of professional work (artifacts), selected and reflected upon by the author, that represents a person's best efforts. Over time, an e-portfolio will reflect professional changes and growth. This article discusses some of the reasons for a school librarian to create an e-portfolio. Before creating an…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, School Libraries, Librarians
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Collier, Shartriya; Foley, Brian; Moguel, David; Barnard, Ian – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2013
The need for the effective development of digital literacies pervades every aspect of instruction in contemporary classrooms. As a result, teacher candidates must be equipped to draw upon a variety of literacies in order to tap into the complex social worlds of their future pupils. The Write for Your Life Project was designed to strengthen…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Media Literacy, Writing Skills, Social Networks
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Ayers, Edward L. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2013
Twenty years into the transformation initiated by the World Wide Web, this author notes that institutes of higher education have grown accustomed to a head-spinning pace of technological and social change. Innovations that would have amazed us ten years ago are now merely passing news, as transient as a tweet. Music, video, and journalism have…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Higher Education, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
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Winkel, Brian – PRIMUS, 2013
We describe the use of browsing and searching (in libraries, online, inside sources, at meetings, in abstracts, etc.) as a way to stimulate the teacher of undergraduate mathematics, specifically in differential equations. The approach works in all other areas of mathematics. Browsing can help build new and refreshing teaching materials based on…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Undergraduate Study
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Hargrove, Ryan A. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2013
The goal of this research was to determine the long-term impact that selected instructional interventions, based on research in metacognition and learning theory, have on students' creativity. The study builds off research that has been conducted documenting the impact of creative thinking based instructional interventions. The study tracked…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Creativity, Skill Development, Learning Theories
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Izci, Kemal; Barrow, Lloyd H.; Thornhill, Erica – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
The purpose of this study was (a) to evaluate ten online periodic table sources for their accuracy and (b) to compare the types of information and links provided to users. Limited studies have been reported on online periodic table (Diener and Moore 2011; Slocum and Moore in "J Chem Educ" 86(10):1167, 2009). Chemistry students'…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Tables (Data), Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Anderson, Terry – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
This paper presents the rationale, common practices, challenges, and some personal anecdotes from a journal editor on the production, use, and re-use of peer-reviewed scholarly articles as open educational resources (OER). The scholarly and professional discourse related to open educational resources has largely focused on open learning objects,…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Periodicals, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing
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Santoy, Janie Jaramillo – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
This column addresses the importance of acknowledging the knowledge-making practice of Chicana bloggers. The author argues the online practices of Chicanas can be used to determine ways to develop 21st-century literacies of students, especially students of color. The author presents findings from a case study of three Chicana bloggers that reveal…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Stevens, Elizabeth Years – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
The author describes a graduate class she teaches called Perspectives on Literacy and Technology, whose first goal is to provide a space for teachers enrolled in a literacy education MS program to reflect on current theory and research related to digital technologies and literacy. A secondary goal is to foster their use of "cutting-edge"…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Internet, Educational Technology, Graduate Study
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McFall, Kevin Stanley; Morgan, Kate – Communication Teacher, 2013
The authors describe an assignment in which first-year university students develop a sense of community by discussing personally relevant topics via the shared experience enabled by the social media tools Twitter and Paper.li. A list of references and suggested readings is included.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Cultural Awareness, First Year Seminars, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Hill, Heather; Bossaller, Jenny – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2013
This article describes a multi-method research project examining the use of various freely available online collections and projects, such as Project Gutenberg, the Internet Archive, and Creative Commons-licensed ebooks, by public libraries. This research begins with the questions: what are libraries doing with freely available materials? Are…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Internet, Mixed Methods Research, Books
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Griggs, Richard A.; Collisson, Brian – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
The authors conducted citation analyses to identify the most influential articles published in "Teaching of Psychology". Using the Web of Science and PsycINFO databases, we gathered citation counts for the 2,986 articles appearing in the journal from 1974 through 2011 and then used these counts to compile a Top 20 list for total citations, an…
Descriptors: Psychology, Instruction, Periodicals, Electronic Publishing
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Gormley, Kathleen; McDermott, Peter – Language and Literacy Spectrum, 2013
The structure of lessons where teachers integrated the digital literacies is examined here. Twelve graduate teachers participating in an after-school practica were observed over a six-week period. This manuscript identifies the structure of their lessons and describes the kinds of digital literacies children learned when completing them. Teachers…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Computer Literacy, Media Literacy, Electronic Publishing
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Kenny, A. J.; Wolt, J. D.; Hurd, H. S. – Natural Sciences Education, 2013
Wikipedia is a web-based, free-content encyclopedia that is openly editable and, thus, provides a unique platform for collaborations. Wikipedia projects are increasingly being integrated into upper-level courses across the country to explore advanced concepts, communicate science, and provide high-quality information to the public. Here we outline…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Virtual Classrooms, Internet, Reflection
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Frydenberg, Mark – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of transforming a traditional university computer lab to create a collaborative learning community known as the CIS Sandbox, by remodeling a physical space and supporting it with a virtual presence through the use of social media tools. The discussion applies Selander's "designs for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Entrepreneurship
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