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Strate, Lance – Educational Technology, 2016
Our use of the electronic media to conduct serious discourse raises the question of whether "we are amusing ourselves to death," as Neil Postman argued. The approach known as "media ecology," the study of media as environments, which emphasizes the need to understand context and find balance, provides a basis for the analysis…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Higher Education, Online Courses, Mass Media Effects
Aji, Sandeep – Educational Technology, 2016
One of the most explosive areas of growth in the field of higher education is currently in emerging international markets. In developing nations, lack of access to high-quality teachers and educational materials is often the key obstacle preventing students from gaining the skills and knowledge they need to pursue new opportunities and advance in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
Langton, Matthew; Manwaring, Kristine; Fry, Leanna; West, Richard E. – Educational Technology, 2015
The authors examined articles published in the "Journal of Computing in Higher Education" between 2003 and 2012 with the purpose of determining the main themes of these articles, the types of research published, the major contributing authors, and the most-cited articles. An analysis was made of 129 original papers published by…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Research, Higher Education, Journal Articles
Ravicchio, Fabrizio; Trentin, Guglielmo – Educational Technology, 2015
The aim of the article is to describe the assessment model adopted by the SCINTILLA Project, a project in Italy aimed at the online vocational training of young, seriously-disabled subjects and their subsequent work inclusion in smart-work mode. It will thus describe the model worked out for evaluation of the training program conceived for the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Models, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Welch, Kyle R.; Zabriskie, Grant D.; Ashton, Scott M.; Borup, Jered; West, Richard E. – Educational Technology, 2014
In this study, the authors analyzed all research articles published between 2002 and 2011 in the "Journal of Computer Assisted Learning," in order to understand the research topics methods, major contributing authors, and most-cited publications. Over the 10-year period, they found the journal has explored educational uses of computer…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Journal Articles, Content Analysis, Citation Analysis
Young, Eric H.; Griffiths, Ty; Luke, Brandon; West, Richard E. – Educational Technology, 2014
In this study the authors analyzed articles published in the "Journal of Distance Education" from 2003-2012. They analyzed the frequency of author-provided keywords and common abstract phrases, type and frequency of authorship, the type of research method employed, and the number of citations the journal and specific articles received.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Periodicals, Educational Research, Distance Education
Olsen, Aaron; Spring, Kristian J.; Young, Jay; West, Richard E. – Educational Technology, 2013
In this study, the authors examined the journal "International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning" to discover research trends in the articles published during the past decade (2002-2011). They researched and analyzed articles to determine trends in the research methods and types of articles published, as well as the key…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Research, Journal Articles, Distance Education
Berge, Zane L. – Educational Technology, 2013
Currently mobile learning is making headlines in the educational press as a possible path for transforming education, just like it has significantly changed communication in business and society generally. Technology in American schools has a decades-long history of failure compared with its use outside schooling. Until the structure and political…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Laptop Computers
Anderson, Terry – Educational Technology, 2013
The Open University of Catalonia (UOC) was established as public, online university and thus has grown quickly with the global interest in online courses. However, like other dedicated distance-education institutions, UOC has had challenges adapting to MOOCs, and the emergent world of Web 2.0 learning technologies. To meet these challenges, UOC…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Open Universities, Distance Education, Open Education
Oviatt, Darin; Burdis, Jacob; West, Richard E. – Educational Technology, 2012
This article analyzes the articles published in the journal "Distance Education" from 2000-2010. The researchers analyzed these articles to determine the primary topics, research methods, key phrases in article titles, authorship, and most highly cited pieces. The development of new approaches to engage in distance education is a recurring theme…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Content Analysis, Distance Education
Cottle, Karen; Juncker, Janeel; Aitken, Meghan; West, Richard E. – Educational Technology, 2012
In this study, the authors examined the "Journal of Technology and Teacher Education" to determine research trends from the past decade (2001-2010). Topical (via EBSCO subject term analysis), article types, and authorship trends were all analyzed. A few of "JTATE"'s seminal articles were also identified using "Publish or Perish." Findings were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Distance Education, Electronic Journals, Educational Technology
Billings, Christopher; Nielsen, P. Lynne; Snyder, Aaron; Sorensen, Alec; West, Richard E. – Educational Technology, 2012
In this study, the authors examined the "Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE)" to discover trends from 2001-2010 in the topics covered in the articles, article types (including research methods used), authorship, and citation frequency. Articles from the journal dealt mostly with PK-12 settings and focused on technology…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Research Methodology, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
Romiszowski, Alexander J. – Educational Technology, 2012
"Cloud computing is a model for the enabling of ubiquitous, convenient, and on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and other services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction." This…
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Technology, Schools, Electronic Learning
Pettersson, Rune – Educational Technology, 2011
The author presents his views on the teaching of information design. The starting point includes some general aspects of teaching and learning. The multidisciplinary structure and content of information design as well as the combined practical and theoretical components influence studies of the discipline. Experiences from working with a model for…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Intellectual Disciplines
Zhu, Zhiting; Gu, Xiaoqing; Collis, Betty; Moonen, Jef – Educational Technology, 2011
China is a huge country with a large population. Providing equitable and quality "e-education" or use of ICT (information and communications technologies) for teaching and learning in elementary and secondary schools across the country is a national priority. This article briefly sketches the context in China and the challenges relating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality
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