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Kostaris, Christoforos; Sergis, Stylianos; Sampson, Demetrios G.; Giannakos, Michail N.; Pelliccione, Lina – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
The emerging Flipped Classroom approach has been widely used to enhance teaching practices in many subject domains and educational levels, reporting promising results for enhancing student learning experiences. However, despite this encouraging body of research, the subject domain of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) teaching at…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework
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Gariou-Papalexiou, Angeliki; Papadakis, Spyros; Manousou, Evangelia; Georgiadu, Irene – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the application of the model of the "flipped classroom" as a complementary method to school distance education in junior high school Biology. The "flipped classroom" model attempts a different way of organizing the educational process according to which the traditional methods of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Biology, Science Instruction
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Snyder, Catherine; Besozzi, David; Paska, Lawrence; Oppenlander, Jane – American Secondary Education, 2016
This action research case study evaluates the effectiveness of using "flipped" instruction in a secondary social studies classroom. The researchers used mixed methods data to determine if flipping the instruction in a social studies class through the use of screencasting increased student learning as measured by pre- and post-unit…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Tutorial Programs
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Killham, Jennifer E.; Saligman, Adam; Jette, Kelli – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2016
This classroom-based action research study investigated the creative implementation of fluency instruction for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners through the use of a virtual character-playing simulation called Place Out of Time (POOT). The researchers sought to identify what supported and impeded student participation in this game-based…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Action Research, Language Fluency, English (Second Language)
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Rector-Aranda, Amy; Raider-Roth, Miriam – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
This article presents an educational action research study examining how one online, classroom-based role-play simulation offers middle school students the opportunity to strengthen their agency and voice. The Jewish Court of All Time (JCAT) is a web-mediated simulation designed for middle school classrooms where students take on roles of various…
Descriptors: Action Research, Role Playing, Simulation, Middle School Students
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Falter Thomas, Angela – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
In this study, I explored the motivation of middle school students participating in online literature circles facilitated by college students, compared to traditional face-to-face literature circles they previously utilized. Sixty-eight rural, middle school students from two English teachers' classrooms took part in two sets of online literature…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Communities of Practice, Comparative Analysis
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Barter, Barbara – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Placed within the context of rural teaching and learning and the use of new technologies, this paper presents a comparative study of three technological approaches to the presentation of curriculum in schools. Supported by three different research projects in one Canadian province, it highlights three areas of e-learning: the use of video…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Rural Schools, Comparative Analysis
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Rojas Álvarez, Gloria – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
We report an action research project developed with ninth grade students of a public school in Bogotá, Colombia, and which focused on innovating English communication through writing blogs. The project took into account the implementation of a specific blog that proposes activities, suggestions, strategies and links, among other things, to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Grade 9, Public Schools
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Saurino, Dan; Ogletree, Tamra; Saurino, Penelope – Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
The nature of literacy is changing. Increased student use of computer-mediated, digital, and visual communication spans our understanding of adolescent multi-modal capabilities that reach beyond the traditional conventions of linear speech and written text in the science curriculum. Advancing technology opens doors to learning that involve…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Learning Modalities, Teaching Methods
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Aldridge, Jill; Fraser, Barry; Ntuli, Sipho – South African Journal of Education, 2009
We examined the viability of using feedback from a learning environment instrument to guide improvements in the teaching practices of in-service teachers undertaking a distance-education programme. The 31 teachers involved administered a primary school version of the What Is Happening In this Class? (WIHIC-Primary) questionnaire to their 1,077…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Questionnaires
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Pedersen, Jon E.; Marek, Edmund A. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2007
The role of technology has an increased emphasis in the PK-12 classroom and in the preparation of teachers. The wide support for the integration of technology in day-to-day instruction is evidenced at many levels and through many organizations. The current study focused on examining and describing the experiences of faculty and interns as they…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Science Instruction, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices