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Kimmons, Royce; Veletsianos, George – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
We describe the benefits and challenges of engaging in public data mining methods and situate our discussion in the context of studies that we have conducted. Practical, methodological, and scholarly benefits include the ability to access large amounts of data, randomize data, conduct both quantitative and qualitative analyses, connect educational…
Descriptors: Internet, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning
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Hollett, Ty; Kalir, Jeremiah H. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2017
In this article, we analyze the production of learner-generated playgrids. Playgrids are produced when learners knit together social media tools to participate across settings and scales, accomplish their goals, pursue interests, and make their learning more enjoyable and personally meaningful. Through case study methodology we examine how two…
Descriptors: Social Media, Electronic Learning, Concept Mapping, Play
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Polly, Drew; Rock, Tracy – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2016
In this paper the authors evaluate 85 elementary education teacher candidates' integration of technology into interdisciplinary units that the candidates wrote during the semester before their full-time student teaching internship. An inductive analysis of the units revealed that teachers used a wide variety of technologies with a large dependence…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preservice Teachers, Technology Integration
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Rosenberg, Joshua M.; Terry, Colin A.; Bell, John; Hiltz, Virginia; Russo, Tracy E. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2016
Social media provides a promising platform for members of informal and formal educational communities to build community, collaborate, and support institutional goals such as student recruitment. Despite burgeoning research on the educational uses of social media, we are not aware of any to guide graduate program social media use. In order to…
Descriptors: Social Media, Graduate Study, Design Requirements, Organizational Objectives
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Knox, Jeremy – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2015
This short article describes an experimental radio-frequency identification (RFID) system designed to playfully explore the possibilities of object agency, in the form of "tweeting books". The use of web-enabled sensors is discussed in the context of the emerging field of Learning Analytics. The analysis of the "tweeting books"…
Descriptors: Radio, Telecommunications, Internet, Information Technology
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Manches, Andrew; Duncan, Pauline; Plowman, Lydia; Sabeti, Shari – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2015
Children's interaction with technology is evolving; increasingly there are devices that can capture and respond seamlessly to their everyday activity. This raises pertinent questions such as: how these technologies shape children's activity; how the data from their activity is used, and to what extent children, and their parents, are…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Technology, Computer Games, Childhood Attitudes
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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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Doan, Kim; Bloomfield, Aaron – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
This study examined how 30 minutes of search time on the Web affected students' essay scores in response to a writing prompt. Expository essays were obtained from 49 fourth- and fifth-grade students enrolled in an elementary school in Virginia, in the United States. Students were placed by random assignment into three groups with the same writing…
Descriptors: Essays, Scores, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Use
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Yusup, Yusri – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
This paper examines the status of iPad (1st generation) use as a learning device among primary school teachers enrolled in an undergraduate bachelor of education program at a private university in Malaysia. A survey was conducted on 93 teachers who were given iPads to assist them in this online distance-learning program in the March 2011 semester.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Elementary School Teachers, Bachelors Degrees
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Yusup, Yusri – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
This paper examines the status of iPad (1st generation) use as a learning device among primary school teachers enrolled in an undergraduate bachelor of education program at a private university in Malaysia. A survey was conducted on 93 teachers who were given iPads to assist them in this online distance-learning program in the March 2011 semester.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Elementary School Teachers
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Rettig, Michael A. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2013
This purpose of this investigation was to review the postings of candidates completing student teaching using an online discussion module. A total of 3624 on-line postings by 295 student teachers over eight semesters were examined. Postings were grouped into one of six categories (general information, teaching, students, placements, projects and…
Descriptors: Discussion, Computer Mediated Communication, Content Analysis, Student Teaching
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Pritchett, Christal C.; Wohleb, Elisha C.; Pritchett, Christopher G. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2013
This research study was designed to examine the degree of perceived importance of interactive technology applications among various groups of certified educators; the degree to which education professionals utilized interactive online technology applications and to determine if there was a significant difference between the different groups based…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Business Education Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Certification
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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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Wang, Charles Xiaoxue; Jaeger, David; Liu, Jinxia; Guo, Xiaoning; Xie, Nan – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2013
To explore the potential applications of synchronous technology to enrich student learning, faculty members from an American regional state university and a Chinese regional university collaborated to find appropriate ways to integrate synchronous technology (e.g., Adobe Connect) into an educational technology program in the American university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Synchronous Communication, Internet, Teleconferencing
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Hodges, Charles B.; Kim, ChanMin – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2013
This study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of a treatment designed to improve college algebra students' attitudes toward mathematics. Keller's ARCS motivational design model was used as a guiding framework for the development of a motivational video, which was delivered online. The application of motivational design to improve…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Internet, Computer Assisted Instruction, College Students
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