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Lin, Chin-Hsi; Kwon, Jemma Bae; Zhang, Yining – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2019
In the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom, small classes are generally perceived as desirable, but the benefits associated with particular class sizes in online education have not yet received much scholarly attention. Using a dataset of 10,648 enrollment records generated during the 2013-2014 school year at a state virtual school in the…
Descriptors: Class Size, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Virtual Classrooms
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Karam, Rita; Pane, John F.; Griffin, Beth Ann; Robyn, Abby; Phillips, Andrea; Daugherty, Lindsay – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
Studies on blended education pay little attention to implementation, thus limiting the understanding of how such programs contribute to student math learning. This article examines the implementation of a widely used blended algebra curriculum and the relationship between implementation and student outcomes. The study was conducted in 74 middle…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Varier, Divya; Dumke, Erika K.; Abrams, Lisa M.; Conklin, Sarah B.; Barnes, Jamie S.; Hoover, Nancy R. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
Increased efforts to promote 21st century learning emphasize the central role of technology in instructional delivery in order to advance the multifaceted abilities and skills required for student success in an increasingly technology-rich learning and work environment. A qualitative study was conducted in a large, economically diverse,…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Qualitative Research, Elementary Schools
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Hooley, Diana S.; Thorpe, Justin – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
Older student reading of informational texts like those found in most high school classrooms continue to be a concern. College entrance exams scores attest to the fact that this age group of readers remain largely unprepared for the rigorous, discipline area reading and comprehension demands of higher education. In response to this issue content…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Reading Tests, College Readiness, Reading Skills
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Aslan, Sinem; Reigeluth, Charles M. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2016
Reigeluth et al. ("Educ Technol" 48(6):32-39, 2008) proposed major and secondary functions for educational technology systems for the learner-centered paradigm of education. However, the functions proposed should be formatively evaluated and revised using a variety of cases to develop a better understanding of how technology can support…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mixed Methods Research, Program Evaluation
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Spector, J. Michael – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2016
This special issue of "ETR&D" is devoted to ethics in the broad domain of educational technology. Many ethical issues arise involving the study and use of educational technologies. A well-known issue involves the digital divide and the degree to which the introduction of new technologies is increasing the digital divide and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Educational Technology
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Hegedus, Stephen J.; Dalton, Sara; Tapper, John R. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2015
We report on two large studies conducted in advanced algebra classrooms in the US, which evaluated the effect of replacing traditional algebra 2 curriculum with an integrated suite of dynamic interactive software, wireless networks and technology-enhanced curriculum on student learning. The first study was a cluster randomized trial and the second…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Computer Software