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Francom, Gregory M.; Gardner, Joel L. – Educational Technology, 2013
Many recent models of learning and instruction center learning on real-world tasks and problems to support knowledge application and transfer. Among these models are problem-based learning and task-centered learning, two different approaches to learning that are often mistaken for one another. However, there are important distinctions between…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Problem Based Learning, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods
Lin, Yu-Ju; Kim, ChanMin – Educational Technology, 2013
Most classrooms in the U.S. are composed of students with different learning styles and experiences as well as different achievement levels (Ferguson, 2001). Personalized learning is a unique way of students' learning determined by their own learning style, pace, and needs. Focusing on individual differences, personalized instruction aims to…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Design Preferences
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
Mong, Christopher J.; Ertmer, Peggy A. – Educational Technology, 2013
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines are considered key to the scientific and economic improvement in the United States. As noted by the Carnegie Corporation of New York (2011), we need a nation in which "all" teachers and thus, all students, are "STEM-capable" (p. 2), that is, equipped with a broad…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Relevance (Education)
Lee, Jungwoo; Lee, Hyejung; Park, Yongki – Educational Technology, 2013
Information and communications technology (ICT) is affecting every part of our society. Education is no exception, but here the impact of ICT is fragmented at best. The purpose of this article is to conceptualize and develop the idea of the smart classroom that integrates emerging information technologies with advanced pedagogies. System…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Classroom Environment, Classroom Design
Milheim, William D. – Educational Technology, 2013
Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) are the subject of numerous recent articles in "The Chronicle of Higher Education," "The New York Times," and other publications related to their increasing use by a variety of universities to reach large numbers of online students. This article describes the current state of these online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Descriptions
Henrie, Curtis R.; Williams, Greg S.; West, Richard E. – Educational Technology, 2013
The authors analyzed all research articles published between 2002 and 2011 in the international journal "Instructional Science," with a goal to provide an understanding of the type of research being published in this journal, major contributing authors, and the most-cited publications of this time period. They examined research…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Research, Literature Reviews, Bibliometrics
Haughton, Noela A.; Yeh, Kuo-Chuan; Nworie, John; Romero, Liz – Educational Technology, 2013
As with any innovation, the adoption and diffusion of digital technologies in higher education have also brought unintended consequences. This article discusses the unintended misuse of these technologies in the higher education setting. Depending upon severity, these consequences discussed--distraction, addiction, academic dishonesty, and…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Teaching Methods, Internet, Bullying
York, Cindy S.; Ertmer, Peggy A. – Educational Technology, 2013
Despite the fact that the practice of instructional design (ID) began in the U. S. military (Branson et al., 1975; Jeffrey & Bratton-Jeffrey, 2004; Reiser, 2102), there is little known regarding which design and development heuristics military instructional designers deem important to the ID process. The study reported in this article was…
Descriptors: Heuristics, Military Training, Instructional Design, Surveys
Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Fulgham, Susan M. – Educational Technology, 2013
Brian Lewis, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) chief executive officer, is an education advocate and leader specializing in management and governance, policy, corporate communications, branding, and marketing. He provides leadership to ISTE's Washington, DC, and Eugene, Oregon, offices and directs organizational…
Descriptors: Profiles, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Romiszowski, Alexander J. – Educational Technology, 2013
For some time, this author had been planning to write a column about Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs). He hesitated, however, mainly because there had of late been so much written and published on this topic that is was difficult to see what could usefully be added. He does have strong feelings about the topic, which he would like to share…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Educational Trends
Hathaway, Dawn; Norton, Priscilla – Educational Technology, 2013
Despite the central role that well organized and structured course content plays in engaging online learners with content, the authors point to the absence of guidelines for organizing content in ways that meet course learning goals. Recognizing the need for a design solution and, perhaps, the need for a new design model, "design…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Course Content
Cates, Ward Mitchell; Mattke, Paige Hawkins – Educational Technology, 2013
Based on a recently completed study of education directors at science museums, this article addresses how design-and-development consultants might use those findings to enhance the way in which they propose and deliver Website services to non-academic organizations with either primary or complementary educational missions. After a very brief…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Consultants, Web Sites, Computer System Design
Luterbach, Kenneth J. – Educational Technology, 2013
Educational technologists may advance the state of the field by increasing capacity to develop software tools and instructional applications. Presently, few academic programs in educational technology require even a single computer programming course. Further, the educational technologists who develop software generally work independently or in…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Programming, Capacity Building
Norris, Cathie; Soloway, Elliot; Tan, Chun Ming; Looi, Chee-Kit; Wong, Lung Hsiang – Educational Technology, 2013
Increasingly, "research" is not being conducted in a separate group in an organization; rather, it is being integrated into the fabric of the organization. Google recently described such an integrated, "hybrid" model of software research that is characterized by cycles of short duration and small-scope activity that is ongoing…
Descriptors: Models, Design Preferences, Design, Educational Technology
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