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Bell, Bradford S.; Federman, Jessica E. – Future of Children, 2013
Over the past decade postsecondary education has been moving increasingly from the classroom to online. During the fall 2010 term 31 percent of U.S. college students took at least one online course. The primary reasons for the growth of e-learning in the nation's colleges and universities include the desire of those institutions to generate…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Yakin, Ilker; Tinmaz, Hasan – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2015
In the past 10 years, the internet has been transformed, along with the emergence of interaction and communication technologies. Indeed, there has been an emerging movement in the interaction and communication technologies. More specifically, the growth of Web 2.0 technologies has acted as a catalyst for change in the disciplines of education. The…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Social Networks, Internet, Information Technology
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Parsons, David – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2014
Mobile learning has been a research topic for some 20 years. Over that time it has encompassed a wide range of concepts, theories, designs, experiments and evaluations. With increasing interest in mobile learning from researchers and practitioners, an accessible overview of this area of research that encapsulates its many facets and features can…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Yim, Soobin; Warschauer, Mark – Language Learning & Technology, 2017
The increasingly widespread use of social software (e.g., Wikis, Google Docs) in second language (L2) settings has brought a renewed attention to collaborative writing. Although the current methodological approaches to examining collaborative writing are valuable to understand L2 students' interactional patterns or perceived experiences, they can…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Processes
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Randolph, Justus; Julnes, George; Sutinen, Erkki; Lehman, Steve – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2008
Methodological reviews have been used successfully to identify research trends and improve research practice in a variety of academic fields. Although there have been three methodological reviews of the emerging field of computer science education research, they lacked reliability or generalizability. Therefore, because of the capacity for a…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Research Design, Research Methodology, Science Education
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Haggis, Tamsin – Studies in Higher Education, 2009
This article is a response to a request to consider the following three questions in relation to the recent history of research into student learning in higher education: What do we know?, What do we need to know?, and What might we do about it? A survey of article titles reporting on research into student learning was carried out in three key…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sociolinguistics, Research Methodology, Academic Achievement
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Sneider, Cary; Bar, Varda; Kavanagh, Claudine – Astronomy Education Review, 2011
The video "A Private Universe" evokes surprise and dismay among educators and scientists by demonstrating that even the brightest students fail to grasp a seemingly simple and fundamental concept--the reason for seasons. This literature review describes the findings of 41 studies that collectively illustrate why the concept proves difficult to…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions
Bloom, Howard S. – MDRC, 2006
This chapter examines the core analytic elements of randomized experiments for social research. Its goal is to provide a compact discussion for faculty members, graduate students, and applied researchers of the design and analysis of randomized experiments for measuring the impacts of social or educational interventions. Design issues considered…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Research Design, Experiments, Social Science Research
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Goulah, Jason – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2006
This article introduces a cosmological perspective of teaching second/foreign languages for promoting ecological interconnectedness and spirituality to counter material and monetary interests that cause environmental destruction and militarism. The arguments are couched in cross- and deep cultural learning and are based on the concept of…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Applied Linguistics, Second Languages, Transformative Learning
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VanSickle, Ronald L.; Hoge, John D. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 1991
Identifies concepts and findings in cognitive psychology and cooperative learning relevant to teaching and learning higher cognitive skills. Derives implications from research to use as criteria for evaluating history and social science instruction programs. Critiques three models for teaching intellectual skills in the social studies curriculum.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Psychology, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking
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Hill, Heather C.; Lubienski, Sarah Theule – Educational Policy, 2007
This article examines the relationship between the mathematical knowledge of 438 K-8 California teachers and the demographics of the schools in which they work. To measure mathematical knowledge, we used a series of multiple-choice problems meant to represent both the content teachers teach and the specialized knowledge of mathematics that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Multiple Choice Tests, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Jubas, Kaela – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2005
Globalization continues to interest researchers and practitioners as it unfolds around us. This article contributes to the analysis of globalization's discourse, objectives and outcomes, by exploring the impact of globalization on community and its implications for adult learning. Using selected themes from a work of fiction to frame this…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Fiction, Novels, Thinking Skills
Levy, Mike; Stockwell, Glenn – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2006
This volume gives language teachers, software designers, and researchers who wish to use technology in second or foreign language education the information they need to absorb what has been achieved so far and to make sense of it. It is designed to enable the kind of critical reading of a substantial literature that leads to a balanced and…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Educational Technology
Quenemoen, Rachel – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2008
This synthesis report provides a historical look back over the past 15 years of alternate assessment, from the early 1990s through the mid 2000s, as reported by state directors of special education on the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) state surveys, and augmented by other research and policy reports published by NCEO and related…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, State Surveys, Alternative Assessment, Educational Assessment
Daresh, John C. – 1987
This paper reports on the current status of the practicum as an element in programs for training educational administrators. The paper notes first that the value of individuals learning their craft by spending time in the field is generally accepted. A review of the literature found relatively little material describing the nature of the…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Administration, Educational Research, Higher Education
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