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Aravind, Vasudeva Rao; McConnell, Marcella Kay – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2018
Educating our future citizens in science and engineering is vitally important to ensure future advancement. Presently, in the light of environmental sustainability, it is critical that students learn concepts relating to energy, its consumption and future demands. In this article, we harness the state of the educational technology, namely…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Science Instruction, Energy, Instructional Design
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Eyikara, Evrim; Baykara, Zehra Gocmen – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2017
Nursing education involves a practice-oriented curriculum in which emphasis is placed on both theoretical knowledge and psychomotor skills. In skill-based education, where learning through practice occupies a central role, it is important to ensure the integration of theoretical knowledge into practice. In this context, simulations represent an…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Patients, Teaching Methods, Simulation
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Aragoneses, Andres; Salan, M. Nuria; Hernandez-Fernandez, Antonio – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2017
An important goal for students in engineering education is the ability to present and defend a project in front of a technical audience. We have designed an activity for helping students to work the independent learning and communication skills, while they are introduced in the dynamics of a conference. In this activity, students prepare and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Science Activities
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Salan, Nuria; Cabedo, Luis; Segarra, Mercedes; Guraya, Teresa; Lopez, Pascal; Sales, David; Gamez, Jose – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2017
IdM@ti network members concurred in the diagnosis of the difficulties and opportunities arising from Bologna process implementation and teaching methodologies improvement in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) teaching. This network has been created with the aim of improving efficiency of underway and future collaborations.The main objectives…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Teaching Methods, Educational Quality, Workshops
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Joaquim, Guerra – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2017
We live undoubtedly in a digital era in which younger people have more technological knowledge and use technology more than older people who mostly must adapt their lives and practices, learning how, why, and when to use digital tools. In schools, this gap is visible if we compare the curricula for teaching the Portuguese mother tongue and…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Native Language, Technological Literacy, Portuguese
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┼átemberger, Tina; Cencic, Majda – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2016
The appropriate implementation of innovation is a crucial factor in improving educational practice. In the implementation process, there is, however, often a lack of interaction between designers and practitioners that would enable the latter to become competent enough to implement theoretical knowledge into practice and to have an ongoing support…
Descriptors: Research Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, Educational Practices
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Romero, Jaime; Rozano, Mercedes – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2016
The benefits of solving problems have been widely acknowledged by literature. Its implementation in e-learning platforms can make easier its management and the learning process itself. However, its implementation can also become a very time-consuming task, particularly when the number of problems to generate is high. In this tutorial we describe a…
Descriptors: Automation, Integrated Learning Systems, Problem Solving, Technology Uses in Education
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Babori, Abdelghani; Fassi, Hicham Fihri; Hariri, Abdellah; Bideq, Mustapha – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2016
Assimilating an algorithmic course is a persistent problem for many undergraduate students. The major problem faced by students is the lack of problem solving ability and flexibility. Therefore, students are generally passive, unmotivated and unable to mobilize all the acquired knowledge (loops, test, variables, etc.) to deal with new encountered…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Problem Solving, Novices, Problem Based Learning
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Chusavitina, Galina Nikolaevna; Zerkina, Natalya Nikolaevna; ?hernova, Elena Vladimirovna; Kolobova, Olga Leonidovna; Nazarova, Olga Borisovna – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2016
In the information society Internet technologies provide not only positive information and psychological impact but negative and destructive one either. The lack of attention to the problems of prevention and correction of destructive information impact on young students in higher education institutions negatively affects the development of…
Descriptors: Internet, College Students, Young Adults, Psychology
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Holotescu, Carmen; Slavici, Titus; Cismariu, Liliana; Gotiu, Liliana Olivia Lucaciu; Grosseck, Gabriela; Andone, Diana – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2016
Started in 2008, the new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) paradigm has brought challenges and innovation at all levels of education, aiming to respond to the most pressing learning needs, generated by the new development policies and the rapid evolution of technology. This paper reports on a project proposed by a group of universities and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Educational Innovation, Entrepreneurship