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Xiong, Caiping; Ge, Jun; Wang, Qiyun; Wang, Xuejun – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
Imbalanced allocation of teacher resources is a major factor causing inequality in K-12 education in China. Traditional ways to solve this problem, such as on-site support teaching and recorded lectures of quality teachers, have posed many defects. It is suggested that information and communication technology should be employed to deal with the…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Rosen, Yigal; Beck-Hill, Dawne – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2012
This study provides a comprehensive look at a constructivist one-to-one computing program's effects on teaching and learning practices as well as student learning achievements. The study participants were 476 fourth and fifth grade students and their teachers from four elementary schools from a school district in the Dallas, Texas, area. Findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Reading Achievement, Educational Benefits
McCarthy, Betsy; Michel, Lisa; Tiu, Michelle; Atienza, Sara; Rice, John; Nakamoto, Jonathan; Tafoya, Armando – WestEd, 2011
"The Electric Company" ("TEC") television show won the hearts of children because it made learning fun. Thirty years later, the iconic show has returned with the goal of not only teaching literacy, but also numeracy (the ability to work with and understand numbers) and mathematics vocabulary in a fun, entertaining, and engaging…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Literacy, Phonics, Formative Evaluation
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Yelas, Janet; Engles, Paul – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This case study discusses a collaborative three year project involving two school clusters located in the North Island and South Island of New Zealand. The project was named "Project ACTIVate" and its main thrust was to study how the use of the interactive whiteboard (IWB) combined with teaching, learning and research across schools. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Program Descriptions
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Maher, Damian – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2010
This paper reports on a transition project where the Internet as a communication tool was used to facilitate interactions between primary school and high school students. The qualitative case study involved capturing the online interactions of the students and teachers as well as the use of questionnaires. Results of the study demonstrate that the…
Descriptors: Internet, High School Students, Transitional Programs, Computer Uses in Education
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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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Hawkes, Mark – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2007
Using collaborative critical reflection as an index, this study examines the asynchronous and face-to-face discourse of 28 suburban Chicago elementary teachers developing problem based learning (PBL) curriculum. Statistical analysis of the corpus produced by the 2 mediums shows that the asynchronous online network emerges as the medium of choice…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Curriculum Design, Online Courses, Problem Based Learning
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Johnson, Martin; Green, Sylvia – Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 2006
The transition from paper-based to computer-based assessment raises a number of important issues about how mode might affect children's performance and question answering strategies. In this project 104 eleven-year-olds were given two sets of matched mathematics questions, one set on-line and the other on paper. Facility values were analyzed to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Computer Assisted Testing, Program Effectiveness, Elementary School Students
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Horkay, Nancy; Bennett, Randy Elliott; Allen, Nancy; Kaplan, Bruce; Yan, Fred – Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 2006
This study investigated the comparability of scores for paper and computer versions of a writing test administered to eighth grade students. Two essay prompts were given on paper to a nationally representative sample as part of the 2002 main NAEP writing assessment. The same two essay prompts were subsequently administered on computer to a second…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Writing Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Program Effectiveness
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Russell, Donna L.; Schneiderheinze, Art – Educational Technology & Society, 2005
The purpose of this study was to describe how four teachers in four different cities in Missouri implemented a constructivist-based learning environment (CBLE) that included an innovation cluster that paired an emerging online technology with a unit design framework. The motivating question for the study originated from prior research on teacher…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Innovation, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change