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Dousay, Tonia A. – Educational Technology, 2017
Many resources now punctuate the maker movement landscape. However, some schools and communities still struggle to understand this burgeoning movement. How do we define these spaces and differentiate them from previous labs and shops? Through a multidimensional framework, stakeholders should consider how the structure, access, staffing, and tools…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Educational Change, Advocacy, Blended Learning
Trentin, Guglielmo – Educational Technology, 2016
The possibility of being always connected to the Internet and/or the mobile network (hence the term "always-on") is increasingly blurring the borderline between physical and digital spaces, introducing a new concept of space, known as "hybrid." Innovative forms of teaching have been developing in hybrid spaces for some time…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Models, Interaction, Educational Technology
Dede, Chris – Educational Technology, 2016
Data-informed instructional methods offer tremendous promise for increasing the effectiveness of teaching, learning, and schooling. Yet-to-be-developed data science approaches have the potential to dramatically advance instruction for every student and to enhance learning for people of all ages. Next steps that emerged from a recent National…
Descriptors: Data, Evidence Based Practice, Instructional Improvement, Educational Research
Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Fulgham, Susan M. – Educational Technology, 2016
Clark Aldrich is the founder and Managing Partner of Clark Aldrich Designs, and is known as a global education visionary, industry analyst, and speaker. In this interview, he responds to questions about his ideas, his work, and his theories.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Games, Computer Simulation, Computer Games
Norris, Cathleen; Soloway, Elliot – Educational Technology, 2016
A school can change. In this case study, the authors describe the 12 factors they have identified as being key in the transformation of the core pedagogical practices at Nan Chiau Primary School, Singapore, from direct instruction to inquiry, from a 20th to a 21st century school. While the adoption of 1:1 mobile devices played a catalytic role in…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices
Mou, Shahrina – Educational Technology, 2016
Over the past few decades, information and communications technology (ICT) has been used in changing the traditional education system. It has helped to improve the quality of education and the overall teaching-learning process. Unfortunately, many teachers still do not use ICT effectively; or, even if they use ICT, it is not integrated into their…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Barriers, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Fulgham, Susan M. – Educational Technology, 2016
The authors present this interview with Joshua Kim, Director of Digital Learning Initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL). Dr. Kim leads Dartmouth College's efforts around online learning and digital innovation for teaching and learning. He is a well-known conference speaker and consultant in the area of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interviews, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction
Stansberry, Susan L. – Educational Technology, 2016
This design case (Boling, 2010) includes the challenges, considerations, and decisions associated with the design and development of a learning space/place (Dourish, 2006; Harrison & Dourish, 1996) focused on innovative, creative, and imaginative ways to transform teaching and learning with technology. The T.E.C.H. Playground in the College of…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Educational Environment, Educational Change, Innovation
Norton, Priscilla; Hathaway, Dawn – Educational Technology, 2015
Despite the rhetoric around technology as a transformative force in education, transformation is in the hands of teachers not technology. Yet, teachers cannot capitalize on technology's transformative potentials when teacher education is focused on the technology itself or even on the goal of technology integration. Teachers today are challenged…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Spector, J. Michael – Educational Technology, 2015
The many changes in educational technologies have been well documented in both the professional and popular literature. What is less well documented is the changing nature of programs that prepare individuals for careers in the broad multi-disciplinary field of educational technology. This article is a first attempt to look at how educational…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Educational History
Bush, Michael D. – Educational Technology, 2015
Hype surrounding the promise that technology has for education began with Thomas Edison in 1913, when he predicted that the motion picture would end the need for textbooks and revolutionize schools. Years later a phase of development was fueled by government funding, and the educational film industry reached a heyday following World War II, which…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational History, Educational Development, Educational Change
Norris, Cathleen A.; Soloway, Elliot – Educational Technology, 2015
While "mobile learning" has gained recognition in K-12 as a category in educational technology, the authors argue that, between 2010 and 2015, at least, its impact hasn't matched the hype. But between 2015 and 2020, hardware, software, and network technologies will mature sufficiently such that educational technology's Holy…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Prediction, Elementary Secondary Education
Bell, Herbert H.; Reigeluth, Charles M. – Educational Technology, 2014
All branches of the U.S. military are moving toward education and training that is tailored to meet individuals' needs wherever they are and whenever they are ready to learn. The result will be a culture of continuous, personalized learning with learner progress that is based on proficiency and a greater emphasis on technology-enabled immersive…
Descriptors: Military Training, Military Service, Educational Change, Individualized Instruction
Hadlock, Camey Andersen; McDonald, Jason K. – Educational Technology, 2014
While instructional design's technological roots have given it many approaches for process and product improvement, in most cases designers still rely on instructional forms that do not allow them to develop instruction of a quality consistent with that expressed by the field's visionary leaders. As a result, often the teachers and students using…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Design Requirements, World Views, Values
Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2014
Scott McLeod is recognized as one of the nation's leading experts on K-12 school technology leadership issues. After 14 years as an Educational Leadership professor, Dr. McLeod currently serves as the Director of Innovation for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Iowa. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Technology, Educational Games, Advocacy
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