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Viner, Mark; Gardner, Ellen; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2016
Curtis J. Bonk, is Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University and President of CourseShare. Mimi Miyoung Lee is Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and instruction at the University of Houston. Thomas C. Reeves is Professor Emeritus of Learning, Design, and Technology at the University of Georgia. Thomas H.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Leaders, Interviews, Online Courses
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
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
Cho, Vincent; Turner, Henry; Steiner, Adam – Educational Technology, 2016
Although today's unprecedented advancements in technology ought to serve as a springboard for innovations in teaching and learning, practices in many schools in the United States and around the globe remain unchanged. Indeed, Europe, too has struggled with this challenge. Using European technology initiatives as points of reflection, the authors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technological Advancement, Influence of Technology
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
Viner, Mark; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2016
The authors present this interview with Eric Chiang, Associate Professor of Economics, Director of Instructional Technology, and Technology Director for the Online MBA Program at Florida Atlantic University. He has authored 26 peer-reviewed research publications and is the author of "CoreEconomics," an economic principles textbook now in…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Technology, Career Development, Profiles
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
Gaydos, Matthew; Harris, Shannon; Squire, Kurt – Educational Technology, 2016
Player responses to a brief survey gauging their understanding of content after playing an educational game, "Virulent," are presented. Response accuracy was higher for picture-based questions than text-based questions, despite the presentation of both within the game. Given that games may present educational content in multiple ways…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Experience, Student Surveys, Cytology
Aslan, Sinem; Reigeluth, Charles M.; Mete, Sinem Emine – Educational Technology, 2016
In this article, the authors start with a description of the learner-centered paradigm of education. The key tenets of the paradigm are outlined as: Competency-based student progress, competency-based student assessment and records, personal learning plans, project-based learning, just-in-time instructional support, student as self-directed…
Descriptors: Classrooms, Classroom Design, Classroom Techniques, Active Learning
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
Clinton, Gregory – Educational Technology, 2016
This essay explores the nature of creativity of the practicing professional through the examination of the role of personal style in creative work, as well as how personality can affect and sustain creativity. Instructional designers, as practicing creatives, must balance the divergent and novel with the restraints of clients, projects, and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Personality, Essays, Cognitive Style
Bush, Michael D. – Educational Technology, 2016
Ayamel is a system developed by Brigham Young University (BYU) and the American Councils for International Education. "Ayamel" is a stylized name developed to stand for International Media Library, a new designation for the federally funded project that started out as the "Flagship Media Library." The project was funded by The…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning, Video Technology
McDonald, Jason K. – Educational Technology, 2016
Instructional designers are increasingly looking beyond the field's mainstream approaches to achieve desired outcomes. They seek more creative forms of design to help them invent more imaginative experiences that better reflect their vision and ideals. This essay is addressed to designers who are attracted to these expanded visions of their…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Educational Innovation, Creativity
Spector, J. Michael – Educational Technology, 2016
The 2016 National Educational Technology Plan mentions fostering creativity, collaboration, leadership, and critical thinking while engaging learners in complex, real-world challenges through a project-based learning approach (see ing/). The Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21; see…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Creativity, Creative Thinking
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
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