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Chen, Gwo-Dong; Chuang, Chi-Kuo; Nurkhamid; Liu, Tzu-Chien – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2012
In the context of classroom, it is possible to create a playground with digital technology beneficial for learning in spite of rising enthusiasm in incorporating educational games in classroom. This paper is an essay to describe a learning playground called Digital Learning Playground (DLP). It is essentially an application of digital technology…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Learning, Educational Games, Computer Simulation
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Arbaugh, J. Ben – Journal of Management Education, 2018
Herein, Ben Arbaugh discusses his article, "Virtual Classroom Characteristics and Student Satisfaction in Internet-Based MBA Courses," not only in terms of its impact on his career and studies of online delivery in business schools but also in terms how it is and can be representative of what business and management education (BME)…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Computer Simulation
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Ste. Antoine, Tom – Journal of Education & Christian Belief, 2010
Any attempt to discern the purpose of honors education and to integrate it with the unique ethos of a Christian institution can prove to be difficult. Yet, describing and articulating a sense of purpose is essential for an honors program to justify itself. This essay contends that a philosophy of education based on Augustine's…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Subcultures, Academically Gifted, Autobiographies
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Bond, Lloyd – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2014
Lloyd Bond comments here on the Focus article in this issue of "Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives". The Focus article is entitled: "How Task Features Impact Evidence from Assessments Embedded in Simulations and Games" (Russell G. Almond, Yoon Jeon Kim, Gertrudes Velasquez, and Valerie J. Shute). Bond…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Task Analysis, Models, Design
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Lovell, Donna – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
My fellow teachers and I took a look at the use of tape and scissors in our 3-6 classroom. We had noticed children's over-reliance on these tools and wondered what would happen if we simply removed them. We decided to initiate a classroom research project in which the students worked for a while without scissors or tape. One goal of the project…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Classroom Research, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking
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Lodge, Jason M.; Cottrell, David; Hansen, Louise – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This commentary is a response to those of Hall (2016) and Winebrenner (2016), which in turn were responses to the article the authors wrote on modality preferences and learning styles (Lodge, Hansen, & Cottrell, 2016). There are several key points the authors wish to address in this reply. Most importantly, and aligned with the aims and focus…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Research Problems
Chu, Clara M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
Student-centered learning was the pedagogical approach that was tried but found wanting in Charles Martell's classroom; the experience which he describes in his 1972 "JELIS" article. Persuaded by research accounts that student-centered teaching was more effective in stimulating critical thinking, he sought to apply it to enhance graduate…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Library Education, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
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Sullivan, Rebecca M. – College Teaching, 2013
Despite the author's initial skepticism, a classroom set of iPads has reinforced a student-directed approach to writing instruction, while also supporting an inclusive classroom. Using the iPads, students guide their writing process with access to the learning management system, electronic information resources, and an online text editor. Students…
Descriptors: Learner Controlled Instruction, Writing Processes, Instructional Effectiveness, Writing Instruction
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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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Costa, Manuel Joao – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2013
Student-centered education is in the air. It is present in many reform agendas for higher education across every discipline and is shortlisted as an important goal for teaching and learning in many reports and recommendations of professional agencies and scientific societies. There is wide consensus that moving from teacher-centered to…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Learner Engagement, Higher Education, Science Instruction
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Donovan, Erin; Love, Brad; Mackert, Michael; Vangelisti, Anita; Ring, David – Communication Education, 2017
As ways that communication scholars can prepare students to meet challenges and transform society are considered, for the greater good, the authors argue that it is essential to consider the realm of health communication (Morreale, Valenzano, & Bauer, 2016). The authors focus on a growing need for rigorous research as a cornerstone of…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Research Needs, Classroom Communication, Interpersonal Communication
Keeler, Rusty – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2010
Everybody loves the idea of children playing outdoors. Outside, children get to experience the seasons, challenge their minds and bodies, connect with the natural world, and form a special relationship with the planet. But in order for children to get the most of their outdoor time it is important that the environment be prepared by caring adults…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities, Play, Coordinators
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Darling, Ann – Communication Education, 2017
The essays in this forum demonstrate how the shift from an instructional to a learning paradigm is in full motion and is happening in scholarly conversations about communication and instruction. When asked about the role of the lecture in today's educational context, responses varied from some form of "none at all" to "the lecture…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Higher Education, Learning, Educational Research
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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
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