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Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2018
The Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) is a group of people interested in small college computing issues. It is a blend of people from all over the country who use computers in their teaching, academic support, and administrative support functions. Begun in 1968 as the College and University Eleven-Thirty Users' Group…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Conferences (Gatherings), College Students, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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
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Gradel, Kathleen; Edson, Alden J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
As higher education grapples with addressing the 21st century needs of learners, technology is a pervasive concern. Waters (2012) painted a picture of three historical "screens," namely the television screen, the computer monitor, and today's mobile device screen. As mobile devices become increasingly commonplace in the workplace and on the…
Descriptors: Hypermedia, Technology Integration, Internet, Higher Education
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O'Connor, Eileen – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
With the advent of web 2.0 and virtual technologies and new understandings about learning within a global, networked environment, online course design has moved beyond the constraints of text readings, papers, and discussion boards. This next generation of online courses needs to dynamically and actively integrate the wide-ranging distribution of…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Learning Activities, Instructional Development, Instructional Innovation
Svetsky, Stefan; Moravcik, Oliver; Schreiber, Peter; Stefankova, Jana – Online Submission, 2013
The state of the art of TEL (technology-enhanced learning) is characterised by a technological-driven approach. Learning management systems or learning courses for management systems are mentioned as frequently used basic tools for this purpose. However, these Internet technologies are not suitable for the personalized support of teachers on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Software, Electronic Learning
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Krzic, Maja; Strivelli, Rachel A.; Holmes, Emma; Grand, Stephanie; Dyanatkar, Saeed; Lavkulich, Les M.; Crowley, Chris – Natural Sciences Education, 2013
Since soil plays a crucial role in all aspects of global environmental change, it is essential that post-secondary institutions provide students with a strong foundation in soil science concepts including soil classification. The onset of information technology (IT) and web-based multimedia have opened new avenues to better incorporate…
Descriptors: Soil Science, Instructional Design, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Bradshaw, Peter; Younie, Sarah; Jones, Sarah – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2013
Purpose: This paper aims to report on an externally-funded project and forms part of its dissemination. Design/methodology/approach: The objectives are achieved through a theoretical framing of the project and an alignment of these with the contexts for the project--namely the Professional Standards Framework of the HEA, its use in postgraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Source Technology, Program Descriptions, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Cochrane, Thomas – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
Having implemented and evaluated over 35 mlearning projects in a variety of contexts in higher education over the past 6 years the researcher is ready to share the untold secret: not all mlearning projects succeed! This article critiques three of the researcher's mlearning projects that can be classed as "failures" and compares them to successful…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Action Research, Participatory Research, Program Design
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Saba, Farhad – Continuing Higher Education Review, 2012
In recent years, there has been a tremendous increase in the popularity of distance education among higher-education administrators. Students in growing numbers are also taking advantage of the flexibility and accessibility that distance education offers. This growth, however, has been a mixed blessing since it derives from using the Internet…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Individualized Instruction
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Xu, Beijie; Recker, Mimi – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
Teachers and students increasingly enjoy unprecedented access to abundant web resources and digital libraries to enhance and enrich their classroom experiences. However, due to the distributed nature of such systems, conventional educational research methods, such as surveys and observations, provide only limited snapshots. In addition,…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Instructional Design, Mixed Methods Research, Use Studies
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Kennett, Peter – School Science Review, 2012
The website "Earthlearningidea" was developed for the International Year of Planet Earth in 2007 and continues with one new activity per fortnight. Activities are devised to catch the attention of students and to enable them to enjoy the science of the Earth. Many activities require minimal equipment, for schools in developing countries, but there…
Descriptors: Internet, Plate Tectonics, Computer Uses in Education, Web Sites
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Corneli, Joseph – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
This article considers the problem of peer-producing rich online learning environments, a task that appears techno-socially feasible, but is not without challenge. The author draws on the self-professedly "utopian" approach developed by Baudrillard in "The Mirror of Production", to establish and understand the two key dimensions of leverage…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Praxis
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Laru, Jari; Naykki, Piia; Jarvela, Sanna – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
In this single-case study, small groups of learners were supported by use of multiple social software tools and face-to-face activities in the context of higher education. The aim of the study was to explore how designed learning activities contribute to students' learning outcomes by studying probabilistic dependencies between the variables.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Cooperative Learning, Group Activities
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Martinez-Garcia, A.; Morris, S.; Tscholl, M.; Tracy, F.; Carmichael, P. – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2012
This paper explores the potential of Semantic Web technologies to support teaching and learning in a variety of higher education settings in which some form of case-based learning is the pedagogy of choice. It draws on the empirical work of a major three year research and development project in the United Kingdom: "Ensemble: Semantic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation
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Waldeck, Jennifer H.; Dougherty, Kathleen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Web-based communication technologies that enable collaboration and sharing of information among users - such as podcasts, wikis, blogs, message boards, and others--are used commonly in contemporary organizations to increase and manage employee learning. In this investigation, we identify which of these collaborative communication technologies are…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, College Instruction, Outcomes of Education
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