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Tracy, Fran; Jordan, Katy – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2012
This paper draws upon the experience of an interdisciplinary research group in engaging undergraduate university students in the design and development of semantic web technologies. A flexible approach to participatory design challenged conventional distinctions between "designer" and "user" and allowed students to play a role…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Semantics, Interdisciplinary Approach
Pape, Liz – School Administrator, 2010
Blended learning is using online tools to communicate, collaborate and publish, to extend the school day or year and to develop the 21st-century skills students need. With blended learning, teachers can use online tools and resources as part of their daily classroom instruction. Using many of the online tools and resources students already are…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Learner Engagement, Technology Integration
Cavanaugh, Cathy; Barbour, Michael; Brown, Regina; Diamond, Daryl; Lowes, Susan; Powell, Allison; Rose, Ray; Scheick, Amy; Scribner, Donna; Van der Molen, Julia – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2009
Online teaching is a complex professional practice. In addition to their content knowledge and pedagogical skill, online teachers must be qualified in methods of teaching the content online and have experience in online learning. This document examines some of the aspects of online teaching, specifically those related to communication and…
Descriptors: Interaction, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Communication Strategies
Wortmann, Karly; Cavanaugh, Cathy; Kennedy, Kathryn; Beldarrain, Yoany; Letourneau, Therese; Zygouris-Coe, Vicky – North American Council for Online Learning, 2008
This document describes the mentoring relationship from the perspectives of several virtual schools that have built mentoring programs to assist their new teachers. Each school's mentoring program is unique and has been designed specifically for the school's staff, size, and instructional approach. These schools have learned that a successful…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Persistence, Beginning Teachers, Coaching (Performance)