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Seel, Norbert M. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
This article provides a review of theoretical approaches to model-based learning and related research. In accordance with the definition of model-based learning as an acquisition and utilization of mental models by learners, the first section centers on mental model theory. In accordance with epistemology of modeling the issues of semantics,…
Descriptors: Models, Cognitive Structures, Visualization, Schemata (Cognition)
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Karmeshu; Raman, Raghu; Nedungadi, Prema – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2012
A new modelling approach for diffusion of personalized learning as an educational process innovation in social group comprising adopter-teachers is proposed. An empirical analysis regarding the perception of 261 adopter-teachers from 18 schools in India about a particular personalized learning framework has been made. Based on this analysis,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Educational Innovation, Adoption (Ideas)
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Kopcha, Theodore J. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2010
The purpose of this article is to present a systems-based mentoring model of technology integration that follows a research-based path. The model moves teachers through four specific stages of technology adoption toward using technology to support learning in more student-centered ways. The model describes how a mentor can negotiate the interplay…
Descriptors: Mentors, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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Kim, Paul H. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2009
This paper discusses an action research study focused on developing a mobile learning model of literacy development for underserved migrant indigenous children in Latin America. The research study incorporated a cyclical action model with four distinctive stages (Strategize, Apply, Evaluate, and Reflect) designed to guide constituencies involved…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Action Research, Foreign Countries, Literacy
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Schatz, Steven C. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2005
Learning object technology is viewed as a method for fast retrieval. This effort is on developing unique schemas for a targeted group to aid efficient retrieval. In this article, I study a user-centric model for developing tags for K-12 educators that is based on user needs, expectations, and problems. I use a combination of techniques from human…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Performance Technology, User Needs (Information), Information Retrieval