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Cargile, Lori A.; Harkness, Shelly Sheats – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
Khan Academy (KA) is a free web-based intelligent tutor, which has been featured in countless media outlets for its potential to change mathematics instruction. The founder and executive director, Salman Khan, recommends that KA be used to personalize instruction, freeing up class time for engaging high yield activities like student discourse and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Web Sites, Mathematics Instruction
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Shaltry, Chris; Henriksen, Danah; Wu, Min Lun; Dickson, W. Patrick – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2013
In this article we describe the evolution of an elective course designed specifically for undergraduate students in our pre-service teacher education program. This course is intended to prepare these undergraduate students as future teachers--helping them to make effective and creative uses of technology in learning settings. This course…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elective Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Learning Strategies
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Luterbach, Kenneth J.; Rodriguez, Diane; Love, Lakecia – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2012
This paper describes an instructional development effort to create effective and compelling instruction for eCommerce students. Results from a small field study inform the development project. Four high school students in an eCommerce course completed the standalone tutorial developed to teach them how to create a web page in the HyperText Markup…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Instructional Development, High School Students, Student Motivation
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Teclehaimanot, Berhane; Hickman, Torey – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2011
Web 2.0 technologies such as Facebook, a popular social networking site, provide educators with new possibilities for reaching their students. As these technologies are new, there is not a total understanding of how these technologies could best be used in education. This study helps to develop this understanding by investigating how appropriate…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Interaction, Student Attitudes
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Zelkowski, Jeremy – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2011
This article justifies classifying the TI-Nspire CAS Touchpad as a mobile device for grades 8-16 mathematics classrooms equipped with a Navigator system. The 2010 Horizon Report: K-12 indicates virtually every secondary school aged child has some sort of mobile device. Yet, many school policies ban the use of mobile devices, preventing students…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Time on Task, Classroom Techniques
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Oliver, Kevin – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2010
For many years, educators have touted the benefits of learning with educational tools such as spreadsheets and databases that allow students to actively process and manipulate information (Jonassen, 1995). Hundreds if not thousands of Web 2.0 tools have been created in the last few years, taking the "technology as tool" metaphor to a new level. In…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Descy, Don E. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2009
Privacy is a thing of the past. Monitoring is everywhere. If one is looking at this online, the author is sure that lots of information has been stored and linked to anyone about that action. Nevertheless, at least people can try to play with "their" minds and surf the web anonymously. In this article, the author discusses ways to try to hide…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Privacy, Computer Security
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Snyder, Martha M. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2009
The Internet provides a powerful delivery system for learning. With improvements in web-based applications and information technology come new opportunities and challenges for educators to design, develop, and deliver effective instruction. Over the past few years, an increasing amount of research has been devoted to the design of online learning…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Web Sites, Instructional Design, Electronic Publishing
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Charsky, Dennis; Kish, Mary L.; Briskin, Jessica; Hathaway, Sarah; Walsh, Kira; Barajas, Nicolas – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2009
Human Communication in Organizations (HCO) is an introductory college course at Ithaca College, typically taken in the freshman year, in which students from a wide variety of majors examine the basic concepts, issues, and uses of organizational communication including communication theory, superior-subordinate and peer relationships, leadership,…
Descriptors: Organizational Communication, Group Dynamics, Internet, Technology Education
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Swan, Gerry – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2009
While blogs, wikis and many other Web 2.0 applications can be employed in learning settings, instruction is not the primary purpose for these tools. The educational field must actively participate in the definition and development of what repurposed or new Web 2.0 applications means in educational settings. One way of viewing this needed…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Formative Evaluation, Internet
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Descy, Don E. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2009
There are hundreds of unique search engines in the United States and thousands of unique search engines around the world. If people get into search engines designed just to search particular web sites, the number is in the hundreds of thousands. This article looks at: (1) clustering search engines, such as KartOO (www.kartoo.com) and Grokker…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Artificial Intelligence, Internet, Web Sites