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Bentley, Kelvin – American Journal of Distance Education, 2016
Russ Poulin is director of policy and analysis for Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET), the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Cooperative for Educational Technologies. He has been an outspoken advocate of treating distance education fairly in state and federal regulations. In recent years, he has…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Educational History
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Gaševic, Dragan; Kovanovic, Vitomir; Joksimovic, Srecko – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
The field of learning analytics was founded with the goal to harness vast amounts of data about learning collected by the extensive use of technology. After the early formation, the field has now entered the next phase of maturation with a growing community who has an evident impact on research, practice, policy, and decision-making. Although…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Analysis, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
Hollenbeck, James E.; Hristova-Hollenbeck, Darina Z. – Online Submission, 2010
This paper describes successful strategies based on research and practical applications used in the Greater Clark School Corporation in bringing many languages and cultures together. The most reasonable and correct course of action for teachers to take is to include the students in all class activities that will be enhanced by cooperative…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Doan, Tomalee – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Many observers find it baffling that faculty in higher education have been slow to adopt open educational resources (OER). The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a private foundation that makes grants to expand access to learning materials, defines OER as: Teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Technology Uses in Education
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Breyer, Yvonne – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2009
In recent years, it has become an issue of growing concern that, despite undiminished enthusiasm in the research community, the application of corpus tools and resources in the classroom remains limited. In this paper, I will argue that focusing on the role of the teacher in the process of using corpora in the classroom is an essential step…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
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Vanek, Jen – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
In his article "Expanding Access to Learning with Mobile Digital Devices" (EJ1150752), Jeff Carter recommended a balanced perspective when measuring the potential of mobile learning to redefine teaching and learning for adults with basic skills needs. In response to Carter's article, the author makes some recommendations that she thinks…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Martinez, Monica; Schilling, Susan – New Directions for Youth Development, 2010
Given that information age technologies are as natural to the Net generation as breathing, it is time to provide learning experiences that maximize their use in schools. The authors argue that integrating technology into learning is central to creating the meaningful learning opportunities needed to engage and motivate youth today. To achieve this…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Viner, Mark; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2016
The authors present this interview with Eric Chiang, Associate Professor of Economics, Director of Instructional Technology, and Technology Director for the Online MBA Program at Florida Atlantic University. He has authored 26 peer-reviewed research publications and is the author of "CoreEconomics," an economic principles textbook now in…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Technology, Career Development, Profiles
Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Fulgham, Susan M. – Educational Technology, 2016
In this regular feature of "Educational Technology," Michael F. Shaughnessy and Susan M. Fulgham present their interview with Ryan Watkins, Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the George Washington University and the author of 10 books and more than 95 articles. In this interview, Watkins discusses the following topics:…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interviews, Electronic Learning, Skill Development
Wells, David – Principal, 2012
At the first meeting of a districtwide committee on integrating 21st century teaching and learning in their schools, the author asked the committee members if they thought educators could provide a 21st century education if all of the computers and devices suddenly broke. They agreed that teachers do not need computers to provide 21st century…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Computers, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Deacon, Andrea – Journal of Faculty Development, 2012
This essay addresses the affective and social components on online teaching, components that have been neglected in much research on distance learning. The essay offers accessible and practical advice for online teachers to create a "context of care" in their classrooms, thus minimizing student anxiety and maximizing student learning.
Descriptors: Anxiety, Distance Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology
Lewington, Jennifer – Education Canada, 2012
This article presents an interview with Jordan Tinney, Deputy Superintendent of Surrey School District, the largest school board in British Columbia. He is responsible for the coordination of educational programs, including technology as it relates to the support of learning. In this interview, he talks about his priorities in integrating…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Technology Integration
Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Yan, Juchao – Educational Technology, 2015
In this regular feature of "Educational Technology," Michael F. Shaughnessy and Juchao Yan present their interview with Robert Talbert, Associate Professor, Mathematics Department, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan. Their interview centered around thirteen questions that professor Talbert provided enlightening responds…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Technology, Instructional Leadership, Technology Uses in Education
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Hess, Frederick M.; Saxberg, Bror – Education Next, 2014
Today's education technology holds immense promise, but what matters more than the tools themselves are how they are used in schools and in classrooms. In "Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age," Frederick M. Hess and Bror Saxberg argue that educators have tended to think of adopting technology as a way to "reform" or…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Best Practices
Namwar, Yousef; Rastgoo, Azam – Online Submission, 2008
New technologies have an important effect on changing higher education. Using technology also has effect on improving learning and teaching in education and especially higher education. Now some universities and institutes use these technologies to apply virtual and distance education but there are another approaches to use them. Weblog is one of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Distance Education, Cooperative Learning
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