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Gradel, Kathleen; Edson, Alden J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
As higher education grapples with addressing the 21st century needs of learners, technology is a pervasive concern. Waters (2012) painted a picture of three historical "screens," namely the television screen, the computer monitor, and today's mobile device screen. As mobile devices become increasingly commonplace in the workplace and on the…
Descriptors: Hypermedia, Technology Integration, Internet, Higher Education
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Sullivan, Roberta; Burns, Beth; Gradel, Kathleen; Shi, Shufang; Tysick, Cynthia; van Putten, Cherie – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
Increasingly, the traditional professional development (PD) model at 4-year institutions fails to meet the evolving needs of faculty. The traditional model of PD faces unique implementation challenges, including developing offerings that appeal to a wide range of disciplines and topics, dealing with limited faculty availability, physical/campus…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Faculty Development, College Faculty, State Universities
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Ro, Jennifer Moon; Magiera, Kathleen; Gradel, Kathleen; Simmons, Rhea – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
This article reports on findings from a study that explored blogging (a web-based log) as a tool for literacy graduate students to deliver support to preservice teachers who were working in an afterschool intervention program. Its effectiveness is compared to the use of an online literacy instructional module. Analyses of the discussions in nine…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Preservice Teachers, Tutoring, Intervention
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Gradel, Kathleen; Edson, Alden J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
This article focuses on meshing technology-enhanced learning with cooperative learning pedagogy, to address teaching/learning challenges in higher education online and hybrid courses. Illustrations of implementation are made using coursework exemplars. Start-up solutions and sample applications are summarized. The purposes of this article are to…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Group Activities, Educational Strategies, Online Courses
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Gradel, Kathleen; Edson, Alden J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
This article is based on the premise that face-to-face training can be augmented with cloud-based technology tools, to potentially extend viable training supports as higher education staff and faculty implement new content/skills in their jobs and classrooms. There are significant benefits to harnessing cloud-based tools that can facilitate both…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Faculty Development, Staff Development, Workshops
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Gradel, Kathleen; Edson, Alden J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
This article provides an overview of how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) applies to higher education. Illustrations of UDL implementation are made, using both campus models of systemic change and coursework exemplars. Start-up solutions and sample applications are summarized. The purposes of this article are to: provide an overview of UDL,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Campuses, Disabilities