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Bull, Kay S.; Overton, Robert; Montgomery, Diane – 2000
As rural schools prepare for the inclusion of students with disabilities in general classrooms, teachers must be equipped to modify curriculum and adapt classroom environments. This paper reports the results of an analysis of a series of instructional seminars for their applicability to curriculum and classroom environment adaptation. The series…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Distance Education
Bull, Kay S.; Montgomery, Diane; Overton, Robert; Kimball, Sarah – 1999
Portfolios provide a means to represent excellence and variety in the work of one preparing to be a teacher. This paper reviews the implementation of portfolios with preservice teachers and describes appropriate electronic artifacts for inclusion in an electronic portfolio. Teaching portfolios are typically composed of artifacts, reproductions,…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Higher Education, Hypermedia
Hull, Debra F.; Bull, Kay S.; Montgomery, Diane; May, James R.; Overton, Robert – 2000
Rural teachers are often undertrained in the identification and education of gifted students. This paper describes the principles and development of an online introductory course in gifted education that could meet the need for rural teacher training. Using the philosophy that learners construct their own knowing, the system for developing an…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Constructivism (Learning), Course Content, Distance Education
Bull, Kay S.; Boykin, Cynthia; Griffin, John; Overton, Robert; Kimball, Sarah L. – 1999
A hyperbook is a form of distance education that promotes computer-mediated learning and collaborative/constructive learning in the development of multigenerational learning communities. A hyperbook is composed of hypertext that resides on the Internet. Hypertext is text with embedded links that allow the reader to move around in the text or to…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Design
Bull, Kay S.; Shuler, Paul; Overton, Robert; Kimball, Sarah; Boykin, Cynthia; Griffin, John – 1999
When in the "zone of proximal development" for a particular skill or piece of information, a learner is ready to learn but lacks certain prerequisites. Scaffolding is an interactive process in which a teacher or facilitator assists such a learner to build a "structure" to contain and frame the new information. Scaffolding can…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Cooperative Learning
Bull, Kay S.; Boykin, Cynthia; Griffin, John; Overton, Robert; Kimball, Sarah – 1999
Intergenerational learning communities develop when learners from one class create materials that learners from later classes can use. If information for a class is collected and maintained in an electronic archive, each successive class, or generation, can use that material and build upon it. The compilation of documents results in a…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning
Montgomery, Diane; Overton, Robert; Bull, Kay S.; Kimball, Sarah; Griffin, John – 1999
This paper discusses techniques and resources to use to stimulate creativity through a web site for several "generations" of gifted and talented learners. To organize a web site to stimulate creativity, two categories of development issues must be considered: intrinsic person variables, and process variables such as thinking skills,…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Creative Development, Creative Thinking, Creativity