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Kennett, Peter – School Science Review, 2012
The website "Earthlearningidea" was developed for the International Year of Planet Earth in 2007 and continues with one new activity per fortnight. Activities are devised to catch the attention of students and to enable them to enjoy the science of the Earth. Many activities require minimal equipment, for schools in developing countries, but there…
Descriptors: Internet, Plate Tectonics, Computer Uses in Education, Web Sites
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Laru, Jari; Naykki, Piia; Jarvela, Sanna – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
In this single-case study, small groups of learners were supported by use of multiple social software tools and face-to-face activities in the context of higher education. The aim of the study was to explore how designed learning activities contribute to students' learning outcomes by studying probabilistic dependencies between the variables.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Cooperative Learning, Group Activities
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Waldeck, Jennifer H.; Dougherty, Kathleen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Web-based communication technologies that enable collaboration and sharing of information among users - such as podcasts, wikis, blogs, message boards, and others--are used commonly in contemporary organizations to increase and manage employee learning. In this investigation, we identify which of these collaborative communication technologies are…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, College Instruction, Outcomes of Education
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Robin, Bernard R.; McNeil, Sara G. – Digital Education Review, 2012
In this paper, the authors present some of the most important lessons they have learned from teaching courses, conducting workshops, writing articles, and supervising graduate student research on the educational uses of digital storytelling. The guidelines described here are categorized within the ADDIE instructional design framework and are…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Instructional Design, Internet, Graduate Students
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Janicki, Eric; Chandler-Olcott, Kelly – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
Although K-12 teachers are frequently exhorted to maintain classroom websites, little is known about how they view or accomplish such work. To address this gap in the research literature, the study described here used qualitative methods, including computer-mediated interviews and document analysis, to explore secondary English teachers'…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Instructional Design, Computer Mediated Communication, Qualitative Research
Pontes, Elvis, Ed.; Silva, Anderson, Ed.; Guelfi, Adilson, Ed.; Kofuji, Sergio Takeo, Ed. – InTech, 2012
With the resources provided by communication technologies, E-learning has been employed in multiple universities, as well as in wide range of training centers and schools. This book presents a structured collection of chapters, dealing with the subject and stressing the importance of E-learning. It shows the evolution of E-learning, with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Virtual Classrooms, Program Effectiveness
Kyeong-Ju Seo, Kay, Ed.; Pellegrino, Debra A., Ed.; Engelhard, Chalee, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
Designing Problem-Driven Instruction with Online Social Media has the capacity to transform an educator's teaching style by presenting innovative ways to empower problem-based instruction with online social media. Knowing that not all instructors are comfortable in this area, this book provides clear, systematic design approaches for instructors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Distance Education
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Coiro, Julie; Fogleman, Jay – Educational Leadership, 2011
Online resources can deepen student learning--if teachers design the right tasks and learner supports. In this article, the authors look at instructional websites teachers will want to use with their students. They focus on three types of web-based learning environments--(1) informational reading systems; (2) interactive learning systems; and (3)…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Internet, Web Sites, Educational Technology
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Duncan, Ravit Golan; El-Moslimany, Hebbah; McDonnell, Janice; Lichtenwalner, Sage – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2011
The development of inquiry and project-based materials is challenging in many ways, not the least of which is the design of supports for teachers implementing such materials. We report on the design of educative and just-in-time teacher supports for an online project-based unit in ocean science. The teacher supports were visible as tabs on the…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Oceanography, Active Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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Ruecker, Todd – Composition Studies, 2011
English 1311: Expository English Composition is the first semester course in a two-semester first-year composition (FYC) sequence. Both ENG 1311 and its second-semester counterpart, ENG 1312, are required for all students unless they have transfer credit covering this requirement or place out of one or both of the courses via the College-Level…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Rhetoric, Rhetorical Criticism, Higher Education
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Millan, Nandy; Bromage, Adrian – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2011
Purpose: The paper comprises an extended discussion of the possibilities that Web 2.0 applications offer to doctoral researchers, and where such applications fit in the early twenty-first century in the research environment. It explores the main issues associated with their use by doctoral researchers, and how these factors have influenced the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Social Networks
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Gradel, Kathleen; Edson, Alden J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
This article is based on the premise that face-to-face training can be augmented with cloud-based technology tools, to potentially extend viable training supports as higher education staff and faculty implement new content/skills in their jobs and classrooms. There are significant benefits to harnessing cloud-based tools that can facilitate both…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Faculty Development, Staff Development, Workshops
Sanchez-Villalon, Pedro Pablo; Ortega, Manuel; Sanchez-Villalon, Asuncion – Online Submission, 2010
In the education world, it is widely accepted that language learning is one of the pioneering disciplines in the application and use of the information and communication technologies, initially preceded by the widespread use of audiovisual resources which, finally integrated in the digital space, bring about the use of multimedia. Additionally,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Portfolios (Background Materials), Learning Processes