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International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
Duffey, Delia, R.; Fox, Christine – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2012
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the principal association representing the technology leadership in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. This is SETDA's ninth annual report on select educational technology activities. This year's report includes…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Leadership, Grants, Communities of Practice
Quigley, Donna – Online Submission, 2011
Thai school age students as young as eight years old are increasingly being immersed in the Internet world, and as a result, they are accelerating their learning and communication skills in English even without noticing. For educators, the ICT (information communication technology) revolution that has occurred in the last few decades needs to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Information Technology, Educational Technology
Gimeno, Ana, Ed. – European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL), 2011
"The EUROCALL Review" is published online biannually by the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL). This issue offers regular sections on: (1) up-to-date information on Special Interest Groups; (2) reports on on-going CALL or CALL-related R&D projects in which EUROCALL members participate; (3) reports…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2009
More and more school districts across the country are joining social networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace. This Information Capsule discusses the frequency with which school districts are using social networking sites, how districts are using the sites, and potential drawbacks associated with their use. Issues for districts to consider…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Social Networks, Information Technology, Internet
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Johnson, Laurence F.; Levine, Alan H. – Theory Into Practice, 2008
Our essential premise in this article is that immersive learning is not new and that, as a practical matter, it is useful to view the relatively new virtual world platforms through that lens. By doing so, the premise continues, developers of learning experiences for these spaces will have a large theoretical base upon which to draw, as well as…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation
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Alexander, Bryan – Theory Into Practice, 2008
Students are, increasingly, digital content producers, and participate extensively in evolving online social networks. The emergence of the former represents subtle changes in students' experience of images, audience, copyright, ownership of learning, and technology. Experiencing the latter places students in an awkward position in terms of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Educational Technology, Visual Environment, Social Networks
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McPherson, Sarah; Wang, Shiang-Kwei; Hsu, Hui-Yin; Tsuei, Mengping – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2007
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are transforming the priorities of the International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to focus on preparing for the "new literacies." According to the Partnership of 21st Century Skills, "new literacy" is the ability to use ICTs to develop 21st…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Telecommunications, Literacy, Skill Development
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Baek, Eun-Ok; Barab, Sasha A. – Educational Technology & Society, 2005
The concept of a community of practice (CoP) is prevalent in several venues for teachers' professional development, especially in online environments. However, there are few descriptive accounts that effectively represent a CoP in a manner that will be of use to other designers. In order to illuminate potential difficulties which may arise when…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Communities of Practice, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
Hin, Leo Tan Wee, Ed.; Subramaniam, R., Ed. – Idea Group Publishing, 2006
The "Handbook of Research on Literacy in Technology at the K-12 Level" is the first reference work to provide comprehensive coverage of the issues, methods, and theories that define the converging worlds of literacy and technology at the pre-collegiate level. Over 50 international experts have combined their research and practical experience into…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Web Sites, Instructional Design
Murray, John – Online Submission, 2004
This study examines recent initiatives in the Irish Republic to integrate ICT into the primary school system. The study includes an analysis of the social, political and educational background to past initiatives, both government and teacher-led, to make more use of ICT in the general school system over the past 30 years. The government's…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Pilot Projects, Criticism, Foreign Countries
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Jones, Brett D. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2003
This study examined the effects of a Web site design project on students' motivation and achievement. Tenth-grade biology students worked together in teams on an ecology project that required them to locate relevant information on the Internet, decide which information should be included on their Web site, organize the information into Web pages,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Ecology, Biology