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Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Fulgham, Susan M. – Educational Technology, 2016
In this regular feature of "Educational Technology," Michael F. Shaughnessy and Susan M. Fulgham present their interview with Ryan Watkins, Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the George Washington University and the author of 10 books and more than 95 articles. In this interview, Watkins discusses the following topics:…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interviews, Electronic Learning, Skill Development
Koehler, Adrie A.; Ertmer, Peggy A. – Educational Technology, 2016
Case-based instruction (CBI) offers a promising method for promoting problem-solving skills in learners. However, during CBI, the instructor shoulders major responsibility for shaping the learning that takes place. Research indicates that the facilitation techniques used during case discussions influence what gets covered, and to what extent,…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Web Based Instruction, Problem Solving
Hung, David; Huang, Jun Song – Educational Technology, 2016
This article reflects on the landscape of ICT-mediated learning research in Singapore schools over the past 12 years. This ICT (information and communications technology) journey is situated in the context of the Singapore education Masterplans and the inception of substantive research funding in this area of work since 2003. The article questions…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
Jamaludin, Azilawati; Shaari, Imran – Educational Technology, 2016
This article discusses peer apprenticeship learning (PAL) as situated within networked learning communities (NLCs). The context revolves around the diffusion of technologically-mediated learning in Singapore schools, where teachers begin to implement inquiry-oriented learning, consistent with 21st century learning, among students. As these schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship, Apprenticeships, Social Networks
Hokanson, Brad – Educational Technology, 2015
This writing looks at an elemental aspect of learning and communication, the question, and contends that questions can be viewed as a technology for education. Questions that we ask in the classroom, online, or in discussion can shape learning and develop skills in students, and they should be more systematically employed in education. This…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Taxonomy
Fulgham, Susan M.; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2014
Jan Herrington is a Professor of Education at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, where she teaches educational technology in the School of Education, including a compulsory first year unit called "Living and Learning with Technology." She has been active in the promotion and support of the effective use of educational…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Interviews, Profiles, Higher Education
Subramony, Deepak Prem; Molenda, Michael; Betrus, Anthony K.; Thalheimer, Will – Educational Technology, 2014
Critics have been attempting to debunk the mythical retention chart at least since 1971. The earliest critics, David Curl and Frank Dwyer, were addressing just the retention data. Beginning around 2002, a new generation of critics has taken on the illegitimate combination of the retention chart and Edgar Dale's Cone of Experience--the corrupted…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Validity, Data Collection
Subramony, Deepak Prem; Molenda, Michael; Betrus, Anthony K.; Thalheimer, Will – Educational Technology, 2014
In response to the wide-scale proliferation of "the cone of learning"--a fanciful retention chart confounded with Dale's Cone of Experience--the authors make four major claims debunking this fantasy and provide documentary evidence to support these claims. The first claim is that the data in the mythical retention chart do not make…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Validity, Data Collection
Subramony, Deepak Prem; Molenda, Michael; Betrus, Anthony K.; Thalheimer, Will – Educational Technology, 2014
The authors are attempting to set the record straight regarding the sources frequently cited in the literature of the mythical retention chart and the corrupted Dale's Cone. They point out citations that do not actually connect with relevant works; provide correct citations of sources that are often cited erroneously; add references for overlooked…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Validity, Data Collection
Hong, Yi-Chun; Clinton, Gregory; Rieber, Lloyd P. – Educational Technology, 2014
Profitable creative ideas can emerge from within virtually any phase of the instructional design and development process. However, the design of user interactions is perhaps where learners can most directly experience the benefits of such ideas. In this article, the authors discuss principles of learner interaction as found in the instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Creative Development, Creative Thinking
Dutta, Pratima – Educational Technology, 2014
The Bloomington Project School (BPS) is a charter school that has successfully adopted and implemented several learner-centered educational strategies. This case study offers a glimpse into its student-centered, collaborative, and interdisciplinary learning and teaching processes; its mastery-based assessment process; and its successful technology…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Student Centered Curriculum, Program Implementation, Charter Schools
King, Kathleen P. – Educational Technology, 2011
In a world dominated by change and transformation, this article explores instructional technology connections to and applications of transformative learning. The author provides an overview of the theory of transformative learning, which embraces the hallmarks of 21st century learning. Rather than focusing solely on how to use technology,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
Parrish, Patrick E.; Wilson, Brent G.; Dunlap, Joanna C. – Educational Technology, 2011
This article presents a framework for understanding learning experience as an object for instructional design--as an object for design as well as research and understanding. Compared to traditional behavioral objectives or discrete cognitive skills, the object of experience is more holistic, requiring simultaneous attention to cognition, behavior,…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Behavioral Objectives, Transformative Learning, Learning Processes
Mishra, Punya; Koehler, Matthew J.; Henriksen, Danah – Educational Technology, 2011
This article examines the concept of transformative learning, with a focus on the importance of trans-disciplinary thinking (cognitive skills that cross disciplines) and new technologies in creating 21st century learning and transformative teaching. The article introduces the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework as a way…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Thinking Skills, Interdisciplinary Approach
Harmon, Stephen W. – Educational Technology, 2011
This article examines the affordances of virtual worlds for initiating a transformative learning experience for adults. In particular, it addresses the capacity of virtual worlds to allow creation of an alternate self which requires some level of personal self-reflection; provide atypical experiences that can initiate reflection; allow experience…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Learning Experience, Adult Education, Adult Students
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