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Joubert, Marie; Wishart, Jocelyn – Computers & Education, 2012
This study drew on data from two different initiatives in which groups of participants were asked to work together to build knowledge. In the first initiative school students were asked to discuss ethical issues in science, using a moderated online discussion board and in the second, researchers in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Ethics, Researchers, Science and Society
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Redden, Guy; Low, Remy – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2012
The National Assessment Program--Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)--is conducted through standardized tests that are administered to all Australian students in Years 3, 5, 7, and 9. It was implemented in 2008 by the same Labor government that introduced My School (www.myschool.edu.au). Enjoying bipartisan political support and popular with the public…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Educational Change, Literacy, Numeracy
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Duran, Mesut; Brunvand, Stein; Ellsworth, Justin; Sendag, Serkan – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2012
This study reports on a district-wide research-based professional development (PD) that included 207 teachers and administrators. Data were collected from pre/post surveys, content analysis of the participants' wiki pages, and a follow-up questionnaire. Findings indicate that participants significantly improved their foundational and technical…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Content Analysis, Internet, School Districts
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Novy, Andreas – Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this self-reflective paper is to focus on practical efforts to combat inequality and foster intercultural dialogue in education. It introduces "knowledge alliances", a type of social practice open for education technologies. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is structured in a theoretical and an empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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McLaren, Susan V. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
This paper describes an action research, school situated project conducted with partnership funding from Learning and Teaching Scotland, Scottish Qualifications Authority and Becta, the UK government's agency for communications technology in education. Based on "e-scape" (e-solutions for creative assessment in portfolio environments),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Feedback (Response), Program Effectiveness
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Davies, Dan; Collier, Chris; Howe, Alan – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
This article reports on the outcomes from the "e-scape Primary Scientific and Technological Understanding Assessment Project" (2009-2010), which aimed to support primary teachers in developing valid portfolio-based tasks to assess pupils' scientific and technological enquiry skills at age 11. This was part of the wider…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Video Technology, Portfolios (Background Materials)
Pontes, Elvis, Ed.; Silva, Anderson, Ed.; Guelfi, Adilson, Ed.; Kofuji, Sergio Takeo, Ed. – InTech, 2012
With the resources provided by communication technologies, E-learning has been employed in multiple universities, as well as in wide range of training centers and schools. This book presents a structured collection of chapters, dealing with the subject and stressing the importance of E-learning. It shows the evolution of E-learning, with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Virtual Classrooms, Program Effectiveness
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Sotiriou, Sofoklis; Bogner, Franz X.; Neofotistos, George – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2011
A quantitative method of mapping the web usage of an innovative educational portal is applied to analyze the behaviour of users of the COSMOS Science Education Portal. The COSMOS Portal contains user-generated resources (that are uploaded by its users). It has been designed to support a science teacher's search, retrieval and access to both,…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Use Studies, Usability
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Tingen, Jennifer; Philbeck, Lauren; Holcomb, Lori B. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2011
Classroom Web sites have the potential to support and enhance student learning by targeting 21st century skills, such as collaboration among teachers, students, parents, and other teachers, media literacy, and interpersonal and self-directional skills, as well as thinking and problem-solving skills. Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, vokis, and podcasts…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Media Literacy, Internet
Donnelly, Brian Francis – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The convergence of innovations in digital technologies and expanding global internet connectivity has given rise to an emerging field of study identified as Digital Media and Learning (DML). (Davidson and Goldberg, 2009; Gee, 2009; Ito, Horst and Bittanti, 2008; Jenkins and Purushotma, 2008). In describing his work for the MacArthur Foundation's…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Learning Strategies, Internet
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
Academy for Educational Development, 2009
Technology has dramatically changed the world--now almost anyone can "move" at Internet-speed; people who were marginalized are able to find information on acquiring micro-loans to start businesses, and villages previously unconnected to the telecommunications grid now have affordable cell phone access. As technology becomes easier to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Sustainable Development, Health Services
Center on Education Policy, 2009
As part of a larger project to rethink the federal role in elementary and secondary education, the Center on Education Policy prepared this compendium, which summarizes the findings of major studies of the implementation and effects of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) conducted by various organizations and agencies. The brief summaries are…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, School Choice
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Hartnell-Young, Elizabeth – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2009
This paper takes a large-scale social perspective in describing a national project in Australia that was premised on local school communities working together and contributing ideas for the benefit of their students, and potentially, the whole country. The project was intended to improve schools' capacity for educating boys, and in the long-term,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Hou, Huei-Tse; Chang, Kuo-En; Sung, Yao-Ting – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
The coming era of Web 2.0 focuses on users' active online participation and interaction. Among such interactive media, the blog is one representative tool of online knowledge construction. The purpose of this study is to explore the behavioral patterns and the depth of knowledge construction when using blogs for teachers' professional development.…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Interaction, Content Analysis, Professional Development