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McGrew, Sarah; Breakstone, Joel; Ortega, Teresa; Smith, Mark; Wineburg, Sam – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2018
To be an informed citizen in today's information-rich environment, individuals must be able to evaluate information they encounter on the Internet. However, teachers currently have limited options if they want to assess students' evaluations of digital content. In response, we created a range of short tasks that assess students' "civic online…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Internet, Computer Software, Student Attitudes
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Beal-Alvarez, Jennifer S.; Cannon, Joanna E. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2015
The field of deaf education lacks rigorous research that supports any singular instructional practice (Luckner, Sebold, Cooney, Young III, & Muir 2005/2006; Easterbrooks & Stephenson, 2012). However studies indicate that technology, frequently used during instruction with students who are deaf or hard of hearing (Easterbrooks, Stephenson,…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Lye, Ngit Chan; Wong, Kok Wai; Chiou, Andrew – Interactive Learning Environments, 2013
Educational robotics involves using robots as an educational tool to provide a long term, and progressive learning activity, to cater to different age group. The current concern is that, using robots in education should not be an instance of a one-off project for the sole purpose of participating in a competitive event. Instead, it should be a…
Descriptors: Robotics, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Huang, Hung-Yu; Wang, Wen-Chung; Chen, Po-Hsi; Su, Chi-Ming – Applied Psychological Measurement, 2013
Many latent traits in the human sciences have a hierarchical structure. This study aimed to develop a new class of higher order item response theory models for hierarchical latent traits that are flexible in accommodating both dichotomous and polytomous items, to estimate both item and person parameters jointly, to allow users to specify…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Models, Vertical Organization, Bayesian Statistics