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McNicol, Sarah – Computers in the Schools, 2016
This article discusses the two main strategies commonly used to safeguard children and young people online; namely, Internet filtering and digital literacy education. In recent U.K. government guidance, both are identified as means to prevent online radicalization in schools. However, despite the inadequacies of filtering, more attention is…
Descriptors: Internet, Antisocial Behavior, Critical Literacy, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Miller, David; Robertson, Derek; Hudson, Alison; Shimi, Jill – Computers in the Schools, 2012
In this article we look at the links between early years pedagogy and the use of digital game-based learning. Early years education is a distinctive phase of the education system in many countries, generally covering the age range from 3-6 or 7 years. In the United Kingdom, it tends to bridge preschool and the first two years in primary school.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Educational Games, Video Games
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Bruce, Bertram C.; Casey, Leo – Computers in the Schools, 2012
In this article the authors introduce the practice of inquiry and discuss the case for it as a signature pedagogy for digital literacy. The Inquiry Cycle is presented as a summary of important aspects of inquiry. Further, the Practice Profile of Inquiry provides a practical tool, which can be incorporated into everyday classroom practice. Examples…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Active Learning, Elementary School Curriculum
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Larkin, Kevin; Jamieson-Proctor, Romina; Finger, Glenn – Computers in the Schools, 2012
National professional standards for teachers in Australia (AITSL, 2011) expect teacher education graduates to demonstrate technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK). Those standards have emerged concurrently with the development of a new Australian mathematics curriculum. Thus, the expectation is that graduates can demonstrate the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Action Research
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Willis, Jerry; Baron, Josh; Lee, Reba-Anna; Gozza-Cohen, Mary; Currie, Amity – Computers in the Schools, 2010
This paper looks at the process of collaboratively creating and disseminating information resources, such as journals, books, papers, and multimedia resources in higher education. This process has been facilitated and encouraged by two relatively new movements, open-source and, especially, open access. The most definitive expression of the…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Higher Education, Social Support Groups, Textbooks
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Ausband, Leigh T.; Schultheis, Klaudia – Computers in the Schools, 2010
This paper describes an international project completed by groups of pre-service elementary education students in four countries. Students utilized Web 2.0 technologies to design and conduct a study on a topic of their choosing related to curriculum and instruction, in elementary schools. This paper also presents results of a survey given to two…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Technology Uses in Education
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Barr, Hugh; Gower, Beverly; Clayton, John – Computers in the Schools, 2008
In spite of their apparent benefits, learning management systems can be regarded as a hindrance to effective online learning. Their design, functionality, complexity, price, and value are beginning to be questioned by some users. As a new generation of Web-based tools and approaches evolves, Web-based learning management systems are becoming…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Online Courses, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Cuthell, John P. – Computers in the Schools, 2006
The use of computers within the school curriculum raises critical pedagogical issues. The Maddux (1991) classification of educational computer applications as Type I or Type II remains apposite. Type I applications simply reinforce existing teacher-learner paradigms, whereas Type II applications of ICT (Information and Communications Technology:…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning
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Alajaaski, Jarkko; Suomala, Jyrki – Computers in the Schools, 2002
The significance of information technology in education is usually assessed or evaluated on terms of some measures of effectiveness. In different school settings the effectiveness is operationalized in different ways, and in the literature various methods of determining the effectiveness have been discussed (e.g., Secretary's Conference on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Management, Educational Technology, Information Technology
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Coombs, Steven J.; Rodd, Jillian – Computers in the Schools, 2001
Reviews the development and delivery of a higher education course module that was designed to provide remote learners in England with computer-supported solutions to access higher education as part of a technology-assisted distance education program. Highlights include use of a Web site; e-mail; videoconferencing; and student attrition rate.…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, Foreign Countries
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Hughes, Chris; Hewson, Lindsay – Computers in the Schools, 2001
Discussion of adapting established classroom practices to new online environments identifies the instructional strategies that lead to successful classroom teaching and describes an online system, WebTeach, that provides structured teacher-learner interactions and is used at the University of New South Wales. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Conventional Instruction, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Collis, Betty; Anderson, Ron – Computers in the Schools, 1994
A historical background and current assessment of computer uses in education is presented with specific emphasis on student achievement in computer literacy and international applicability of objectives from stage two of the Computers in Education Study (COMPED). The COMPED Study involves a cross-cultural examination of how information…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Cross Cultural Studies
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D'Ignazio, Fred – Computers in the Schools, 1987
Describes the international Multi-Media Classrooms Project that involves schools in Alabama and British Columbia, and explains how to set up a multi-media classroom. Types of equipment needed to support video, audio, telecommunications, and desktop publishing projects are explained, and methods to integrate media into the curriculum are suggested.…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Costs, Curriculum Development
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Gerstein, Rachel B. – Computers in the Schools, 2000
This pilot program used videoconferencing technology to create a collaborative cultural exchange between fourth graders in San Francisco and Taiwan in which students from both cities saw an art exhibit and participated in a dialog addressing the content of the exhibit, as well as their own cultural backgrounds. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Art Education, Cultural Background, Cultural Exchange, Elementary Education
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Arias, Armando, Jr.; Bellman, Beryl – Computers in the Schools, 1990
Describes a project that uses computer mediated communication in universities in the United States and Mexico to teach minority students effectively. BESTNET (Binational English and Spanish Telecommunications Network) is explained, use for distance education is discussed, computer conferencing and electronic mail are described, and problems of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Preparation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks
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