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Siko, Jason P.; Barbour, Michael K. – Computers in the Schools, 2012
While researchers are examining the role of playing games to learn, others are looking at using game design as an instructional tool. However, game-design software may require additional time to train both teachers and students. In this article, the authors discuss the use of Microsoft PowerPoint as a tool for game-design instruction and the…
Descriptors: Games, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Games, Computer Uses in Education
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Kurt, Serhat – Computers in the Schools, 2012
A WebQuest is an inquiry-based online learning technique. This technique has been widely adopted in K-16 education. Therefore, it is important that conditions of effective WebQuest design are defined. Through this article the author presents techniques for improving WebQuest design based on current research. More specifically, the author analyzes…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Performance Factors, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Passey, Don – Computers in the Schools, 2012
In this article the author focuses on signature pedagogies that are associated with different forms of educational technologies. The author categorizes forms of technologies that support the teaching and learning of mathematics in different ways, and identifies signature pedagogies associated with each category. Outcomes and impacts of different…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Vajda, James; Abbitt, Jason T. – Computers in the Schools, 2011
Through this mixed-method evaluation study the authors investigated a pilot implementation of an open-source productivity suite for teachers in a K-12 public school district. The authors evaluated OpenOffice version 3.0 using measures identified by the technology acceptance model as predictors of acceptance and use of technology systems. During a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts, Educational Technology, Program Implementation
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Banister, Savilla – Computers in the Schools, 2010
Advocates of ubiquitous computing have long been documenting classroom benefits of one-to-one ratios of students to handheld or laptop computers. The recent sophisticated capabilities of the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad have encouraged further speculation on exactly how K-12 teaching and learning might be energized by such devices. This paper…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices
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Baron, Josh; Willis, Jerry; Lee, Reba-Anna – Computers in the Schools, 2010
A number of contemporary factors have combined to create a situation that encourages and supports international collaboration among institutions of higher education. Factors such as the globalization of the economy, the increasingly international nature of higher education, and the development of an inexpensive and virtually worldwide system of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Information Technology, Educational Technology
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MacKinnon, Gregory; MacKinnon, Paula – Computers in the Schools, 2010
The following study examines the implementation of learning technologies in Guyana, South America. Specifically, the study addresses the impact of using interactive radio instruction for teaching mathematics and SuccessMaker software for enhancing literacy skills. The research results were based on surveys, interviews, classroom observations, and…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Technology Integration, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Santoro, Lana Edwards; Bishop, M. J. – Computers in the Schools, 2010
It seems appropriate, if not necessary, to use empirically supported criteria to evaluate reading software applications. This study's purpose was to develop a research-based evaluation framework and review selected beginning reading software that might be used with struggling beginning readers. Thirty-one products were reviewed according to…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Emergent Literacy, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software Selection
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Savenye, Wilhelmina; Dwyer, Herb; Niemczyk, Mary; Olina, Zane; Kim, Alexander; Nicolaou, Adamos; Kopp, Howard – Computers in the Schools, 2003
A school district in the southwestern United States has over the past several years built its infrastructure to support high-quality technology integration by its teachers. The district partnered with a nearby university's educational technology graduate program to develop a digital high school project. Teachers and advanced instructional-design…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Internet, Educational Technology, Web Based Instruction
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Mayer, Christine; Musser, Dale; Remidez, Herbert – Computers in the Schools, 2002
A Web-driven problem-based learning environment and instructional system was conceived and developed to study the marriage of the problem-based learning instructional method and Web technologies for instructional delivery of educational administration content material. The project described herein was undertaken to examine the efficacy of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Educational Administration
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MacGregor, S. Kim – Computers in the Schools, 2002
Describes a study of first- and fourth-grade students that explored the relationship between the use of a computer paint program to create visual images and the subsequent verbal expression of these illustrations. Discusses results that compared the use of traditional media with the computer paint program. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Elementary Education
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Wiest, Lynda R. – Computers in the Schools, 2001
Discusses ways in which technology is changing mathematics education. Highlights include guidelines for appropriate technology use in the mathematics classroom; the impact of computers on mathematics learning; common uses of computers in mathematics education, including software, the Internet, and programming; and issues and concerns related to…
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Change Agents, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware
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Garhart, Casey; Smith, Kathleen – Computers in the Schools, 1984
Discusses lack of courseware for deaf and learning disabled; presents results from a survey which indicate that microcomputers are used in schools for the deaf despite lack of courseware; describes current exploratory and programed learning courseware; discusses its effectiveness; and reviews problems, weaknesses, and future potential for…
Descriptors: Courseware, Deafness, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Zehavi, Nurit – Computers in the Schools, 1995
Describes three integrated development cycles for a series of software packages for teaching mathematics: (1) development of a software package, including rationale and didactics; (2) cognitive studies leading to a more effective interaction between student, software, and teacher; and (3) organization of pedagogical knowledge for software…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Courseware
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Gretes, John A.; Green, Michael – Computers in the Schools, 1994
Compares a multimedia adult literacy instructional course, Reading to Educate and Develop Yourself (READY), to traditional classroom instruction by studying effects of replacing conventional learning tools with computer-assisted instruction (CD-ROMs and audio software). Results reveal that READY surpassed traditional instruction for virtually…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Audiodisks, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction
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