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Ntuli, Esther – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2018
This article uses OLS and 2SLS regression analysis to examine K-12 educators' perceptions of technology courses that were integrated in their program of study and the extent to which the courses influenced the educators' technology competencies and integration. A purposeful sample of 90 K-12 and 50 non-K-12 teachers in Idaho participated in the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Ntuli, Esther – Open Journal for Educational Research, 2017
With the rise in technology use in early childhood classrooms, there is need to explore the strategies used to evaluate the effectiveness of such technology. Research indicates the proliferation of unvetted technology tools on the market and in online open source formats. Meaningful technology evaluation needs to be completed before, during, and…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Educational Technology, Case Studies, Early Childhood Education
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Nyarambi, Arnold; Ntuli, Esther – Open Journal for Educational Research, 2020
This study examined Early Childhood Development (ECD) teachers' perceptions of ECD programs regarding benefits and opportunities for early intervention. Research indicates that young children with developmental delays and disabilities demonstrate better progress when intervention is offered early and in inclusive classrooms. A mixed method design…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teaching Experience, Foreign Countries, Early Intervention
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Kyei-Blankson, Lydia; Ntuli, Esther; Donnelly, Heather – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2019
With the growing trends in favor of online course offerings in higher education, it is important that researchers continue to focus on investigating the components vital to effectiveness. Using a survey design, the elements of interaction and presence, and their relationship and influence on student learning in an online course is examined in the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Interaction, Higher Education, Student Attitudes
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Ntuli, Esther; Kyei-Blankson, Lydia – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2016
Research indicates the need for teachers to be able to locate, evaluate, and use Internet resources in their teaching and learning processes. In addition, the Common Core State Standards require that students are able to think critically and know how to search and use alternative views and perspectives in their assignments. These skills are…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kyei-Blankson, Lydia, Ed.; Ntuli, Esther, Ed.; Blankson, Joseph, Ed. – IGI Global, 2020
While online courses are said to be beneficial and many reputable brick and mortar higher education institutions are now offering undergraduate and graduate programs online, there is still ongoing debate on issues related to credibility and acceptability. There is some reluctance to teach online and to admit and hire students who have enrolled in…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods
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Kyei-Blankson, Lydia, Ed.; Blankson, Joseph, Ed.; Ntuli, Esther, Ed. – IGI Global, 2019
Due to the recent increase in digital education technologies, online education classes have been experiencing a popularity increase among students worldwide. As classroom diversity continues to expand, instructors grapple with strategies to create caring and culturally responsive educational environments to increase student engagement irrespective…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Global Approach
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Ntuli, Esther; Traore, Moussa – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2013
Inclusion is designed to bring special education services into the general classrooms. Research indicates that children with disabilities demonstrate better progress when learning with typically developing peers in general classrooms than they would in segregated learning environments. In inclusive classrooms, children with disabilities learn by…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Kyei-Blankson, Lydia, Ed.; Ntuli, Esther, Ed. – IGI Global, 2014
Learning environments continue to change considerably and is no longer confined to the face-to-face classroom setting. As learning options have evolved, educators must adopt a variety of pedagogical strategies and innovative technologies to enable learning. "Practical Applications and Experiences in K-20 Blended Learning Environments"…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Ntuli, Esther; Kyei-Blankson, Lydia – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
Although many teacher training programs and school districts offer courses and workshops on technology integration in instruction, research shows that teachers still face major challenges especially as it relates to selecting and using developmentally appropriate technology to meet the needs of diverse learners. The current study examines the…
Descriptors: Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software Selection, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Evaluation Criteria
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Ntuli, Esther; Keengwe, Jared; Kyei-Blankson, Lydia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
The use of electronic portfolios is increasingly becoming popular in teacher education programs. The electronic portfolio allows learners to express their work and take ownership over their own ability to plan and assess and reflect upon their learning during a specific period of time. While many teacher education programs have adopted electronic…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Qualitative Research, Teacher Education Programs, Student Attitudes
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Keengwe, Jared, Ed.; Onchwari, Grace, Ed. – IGI Global, 2014
As the American immigrant population continues to expand, immigrant children and children of immigrants are entering the public school system. To be most effective, new teaching pedagogies must take cultural diversity into account. "Cross-Cultural Considerations in the Education of Young Immigrant Learners" explores some of the…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Children, Public Schools, Cultural Differences
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2014
For the thirty-seventh year, the Research and Theory Division and the Division of Instructional Design of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) sponsored the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. This year's Proceedings…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Web Sites, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education