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Muir, Tracey – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2014
Today's students increasingly engage in online environments, with ready access to digital resources and mobile technologies. While much of this activity is socially motivated, the internet is also a source of knowledge for students and frequently accessed for school assignments, projects and assessment purposes. As mathematics continues to be…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Tutoring, Search Engines, Online Searching
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Cummins, M.; Estrada, V. – New Media Consortium, 2014
This report is a collaborative research effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC), Concordia International School Shanghai, and NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand, to help inform international school leaders in Asia about significant developments in technologies supporting teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in primary and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Schools, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Williamson, Ben – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2014
This article examines the participation of "third-sector" organisations in public education in England. These organisations act as a cross-sectoral policy network made up of new kinds of policy experts: mediators and brokers with entrepreneurial careers in ideas. They have sought to make education reform thinkable, intelligible and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Public Education, Educational Policy
Project Tomorrow, 2014
The Speak Up National Research Project annually polls K-12 students, parents and educators about the role of technology for learning in and out of school. In the first report on the findings from the 2013 Speak Up National Research Project, "The New Digital Playbook: Understanding the Spectrum of Students' Activities and Aspirations"…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Skill Development
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Cummins, M.; Estrada V.; Freeman, A.; Ludgate, H. – New Media Consortium, 2013
"The NMC Horizon Report" series is the most visible outcome of the New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Project, an ongoing research effort established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within education around the globe. This…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Technological Advancement
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Estrada, V.; Martín, S. – New Media Consortium, 2013
The "Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Sector Analysis" reflects a collaborative research effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC), the Centro Superior para la Enseñanza Virtual (CSEV), the Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica y de Control at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Computer Uses in Education, Adoption (Ideas), Technological Advancement
Olive, John – Online Submission, 2013
New networking and social interaction technologies offer new media for learning and teaching both inside and outside the classroom. How and what kind of learning may take place in these new media is the main focus of this paper. An integrative theoretical framework for investigating these questions is posed based on the Didactic Tetrahedron (Olive…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Internet, Visual Aids, Mathematics Education
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James, Nalita; Busher, Hugh – Ethnography and Education, 2013
This paper discusses the complexities of investigating the experiences of participants in hybrid (online/offline) learning communities through educational ethnography. In these communities, people construct small cultures in the liminal spaces or "border crossings" between the virtually real and "actually" real, using computer-mediated and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Blended Learning, Educational Research, Educational Researchers
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Unruh, Susan; Mckellar, Nancy A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
The profession of school psychology has been impacted by the response to intervention (RTI) model in various ways. RTI data are being used to make decisions regarding academic and behavioral interventions and to make eligibility determinations in comprehensive evaluations conducted by multidisciplinary teams. A survey of almost 400 school…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Response to Intervention, Surveys, Counselor Attitudes
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Jones, Ann C.; Scanlon, Eileen; Clough, Gill – Computers & Education, 2013
Mobile technologies can support learning across different contexts as their portability enables them to be used by the learner in whichever context she or he is in. They can be particularly beneficial in informal and semiformal contexts where learners have more control over their learning goals and where motivation is often high. Inquiries in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Inquiry, Informal Education, Learner Controlled Instruction
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Mardis, Marcia A. – Learning, Media and Technology, 2013
A fifth of US children live in rural areas with limited access to the informal learning opportunities available to their metropolitan counterparts. High-speed broadband internet access can be an important vehicle for delivering opportunities at home and outside of the classroom. In an attempt to explore what current data say about children's…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Internet, Information Technology, Information Networks
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Kulo, Violet; Bodzin, Alec – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
Geospatial technologies are increasingly being integrated in science classrooms to foster learning. This study examined whether a Web-enhanced science inquiry curriculum supported by geospatial technologies promoted urban middle school students' understanding of energy concepts. The participants included one science teacher and 108 eighth-grade…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Science Curriculum, Science Teachers
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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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Al-Jarrah, Rasheed S.; Al-Ahmad, Sayyah – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2013
This study investigated English-language writing instruction in Jordan at three levels, namely primary and secondary state schools, a private school, and a state university. To address this issue, the researchers used tape-recorded interviews and class observations as primary tools of collecting data for the study. It turned out that a host of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Universities
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Muller, Udo; Ahamer, Gilbert; Peters, Holger; Weinke, Elisabeth; Sapper, Norbert; Salcher, Elvira – Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this publication is to present a didactic concept with the targeted impact of a positive future vision. This paper reflects the effect of local educational action on the development of regionally optimised visions in rural regions of a European industrial state, compared with a rural region in the developing country of…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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