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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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Heckner, Markus; Schworm, Silke; Wolff, Christian – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
Many current (online) help systems fail because users refuse to use them or, even if they do so, they do not perceive them as helpful. There is an obvious gap between the intentions of the help content authors and the achievement of objectives concerning the perceived usefulness by help users. Problems may be divided into psychological and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Prior Learning, Psychology, Internet
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Papastergiou, Marina – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
This study is aimed at presenting a critical overview of recent research studies on the use of educational online games as collaborative learning environments in Tertiary Education (TE), namely higher education and vocational training, with a view to identifying: a) the elements that online games should include in order to support fruitful and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Learning Modalities, Faculty Workload
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Schoenacher, Sheryl R. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Online class discussions have been studied from many perspectives; however, the literature is lacking that shows instructors how to help online students build social capital. Social capital is an information asset that stems from the interaction between agents. This study examines how social capital can be fostered through online class…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Social Capital, Content Analysis, College Students
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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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O'Connor, Eileen A.; Sakshaug, Lynae E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Second Life (SL) is a user-created virtual environment with possible merit for teaching and learning in higher education. In this article, two teacher educators reflect on their initial development in SL, considering the ways they worked within SL to meet their differing instructional needs and the ways they prepared students for these learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Virtual Classrooms, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs
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Maldonado, Elaine; Riman, Jeffrey – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
The Adjunct Advocate @ FIT is an online, faculty development program at FIT, part of the State University of New York. This convenient new resource, developed by the Center for Excellence in Teaching, reaches out to adjunct and off-campus faculty with professional development that includes printable materials, video, discussion boards, and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Part Time Faculty, College Faculty, Educational Resources
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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