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Kalantzis, Mary; Cope, Bill – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
This article outlines a learning intervention which the authors call Learning by Design. The goal of this intervention is classroom and curriculum transformation, and the professional learning of teachers. The experiment involves the practical application of the learning theory to everyday classroom practice. Its ideas are grounded in pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Learning Theories, Research and Development
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Mills, Kathy A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
The power to influence others in ever expanding social networks in the new knowledge economy is tied to capabilities with digital media production that require increased technological knowledge. This article draws on research in primary classrooms to examine the repertoires of cross-disciplinary knowledge that literacy learners need to produce…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Mass Media, Elementary School Students
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Bartz, Janet – Journal of Distance Education, 2010
An e-learning project is a balance of time, cost, and scope measured against learner engagement. With this measure, the learner is part of every stage in the project's development. Assessing decisions with regards to learner impact will contribute to a more engaging and therefore successful project. To illustrate this concept, this paper will…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Material Evaluation, Secondary School Students, Social Studies
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Cochrane, Thomas; Bateman, Roger – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Built on the foundation of four years of research and implementation of mobile learning projects (m-learning), this paper provides an overview of the potential of the integration of mobile Web 2.0 tools (based around smartphones) to facilitate social constructivist pedagogies and engage students in tertiary education. Pedagogical affordances of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Communities of Practice, Action Research
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Herold, David Kurt – Computers & Education, 2010
Second Life has become increasingly popular with educators and educational institutions, because of the educational possibilities it seems to offer. While there has been a lot of hype and academic publications about educational design or the theoretical framing of teaching in virtual environments, there have been few publications focusing on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Virtual Classrooms, Social Networks
Toth, Peter – Online Submission, 2010
The Masters Level Opportunities and Technological Innovation in Vocational Teacher Education project (http://motivate.tmpk.bmf.hu/) aims to develop the use and management of virtual learning environments [VLEs] in the area of vocational teacher training, drawing on a well established international partnership of institutions providing both…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Standards
Herrington, Anne; Hodgson, Kevin; Moran, Charles – Teachers College Press, 2009
How has the teaching of writing changed in the 21st century? In this innovative guide, real teachers share their stories, successful practices, and vivid examples of their students' creative and expository writing from online and multimedia projects, such as blogs, wikis, podcasts, electronic poetry, and more. The book also addresses assessment:…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Expository Writing, Electronic Publishing, Writing Skills
Miller, Michael V. – Online Submission, 2009
Description centers on an approach for efficiently incorporating online media resources into course and classroom. Consideration is given to pedagogical rationale, types of media, locating programs and clips, content retrieval and delivery, copyright issues, and typical problems experienced by instructors and students using online resources. In…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, College Instruction, Social Sciences
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Hatch, Thomas; Grossman, Pam – Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
Leading a classroom discussion involves multiple components, including establishing norms for participation, assisting students in engaging in careful readings of text ahead of time, and modeling features of academic discourse. In other work, Grossman and her colleagues refer to this as the "decomposition" of practice--breaking down complex…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Group Discussion, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Internet
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Roskos, Kathleen; Brueck, Jeremy; Widman, Sarah – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2009
Toward the goal of better e-book design to support early literacy learning, this study investigates analytic tools for examining design qualities of e-books for young children. Three research-based analytic tools related to e-book design were applied to a mixed genre collection of 50 e-books from popular online sites. Tool performance varied…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Internet, Evaluation Methods, Reading Materials
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Ioannou, Andri; Brown, Scott W.; Hannafin, Robert D.; Boyer, Mark A. – Computers in the Schools, 2009
This study investigated whether using multimedia-based instructional material in a problem-based social studies simulation enhances student learning about world issues, increases interest in social studies, and generates positive attitudes toward the instruction. The GlobalEd Project, a Web-based international negotiation simulation embedded in…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Problem Based Learning, Instructional Materials, Internet
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Ohler, Jason – Academe, 2009
Being literate in a real-world sense means being able to read and write using the media forms of the day, whatever they may be. For centuries, consuming and producing words through reading and writing and, to a lesser extent, listening and speaking were sufficient. But because of inexpensive, easy-to-use, and widely available new tools, literacy…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Internet, Video Technology
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Mears, Derrick – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2009
Many who have been in physical education for years may remember a world where technology was non-existent. The only teaching tools available to physical educators were athletic equipment and a gymnasium. However, the world during the past two decades has changed rapidly. The growth and development of technology has vastly expanded the…
Descriptors: Student Records, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Computer Software
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Mears, Derrick – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2009
One of the most difficult tasks for today's physical educator is to ensure students maintain high levels of physical activity during physical education courses and demonstrate knowledge of cognitive content. The National Standards for Physical Education (NASPE) indicate that students should not only demonstrate motor competency, but also an…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Internet
Pascopella, Angela; Richardson, Will – District Administration, 2009
It's been almost 40 years since the teaching of writing in schools had its last major shift, a move to an emphasis on the "writing process," which still holds sway in most classrooms today. But with the advent of Web-based social networking tools like blogs and wikis, YouTube and Facebook, it may be that the next revision of writing pedagogy is…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Writing Processes
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