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Lansing, Jill – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
The expansion and diversification of postsecondary education in the United States has led to greater options for students and prospective students for pursuing a college degree. With the roll out and scale up of sophisticated education technology systems, an important trend in higher education today is distance education. Despite the growing…
Descriptors: Models, College Choice, Distance Education, Postsecondary Education
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Speed, Sally A.; Bradley, Elizabeth; Garland, Krista Vince – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
This article relates a project in which a curriculum module was developed to help graduate students more effectively manage behaviors of adults in facilitation sessions. The module was piloted in the project and later included in a graduate level course in the Creative Studies Department of SUNY Buffalo State. The curriculum identified…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Graduate Students, Learning Modules, Computer Simulation
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Chen, Li-Ling – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
With the growing needs to address the challenges that new teachers face and the popularity of social networking technology, this study explores how to increase the effectives of teaching through the use of such technology, and how the technology may serve to promote collaboration and open new resources of support in public education. In this…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Definitions, Barriers
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Wang, Feihong; Lockee, Barbara B.; Burton, John K. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate senior Chinese adults' potential acceptance of computer game-based learning (CGBL) by probing their perceptions of computer game play and their perceived impacts of game play on their learning of computer skills and life satisfaction. A total of 60 senior adults from a local senior adult learning center…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Life Satisfaction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Adult Learning
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Hura, Gerri – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
Grading discussions for quality and participation has been an area studied by researchers as the growth of online and distance learning has become a foundational component in academic environments. Research regarding assessment for online discussions has been in favor of employing and communicating specific rubrics for participation, as well as…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Graduate Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education
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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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Kanev, Kamen; Barneva, Reneta P.; Brimkov, Valentin E.; Kaneva, Dimitrina – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
In this article we outline our previous implementations of multilingual multimedia dictionaries and discuss possibilities for adding new functionalities and expanding their coverage. Independently developed sign language dictionary resources are further explored and considered for inclusion in an integrated multilingual multimedia dictionary with…
Descriptors: Interaction, Educational Resources, Multilingualism, Multimedia Materials
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Thomas, Michael K.; Columbus, Marco A. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
This article is on the strange confluence of culture, identity, learning, and systemic design. We argue that the work of instructional design is, essentially, work on culture and identity. A person's culture and identity fully and inextricably situate their thought, action, and interaction. For this reason, this inherent situatedness of culture…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, African American Culture, African American Education, Racial Identification
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Gardner, Joel; Jeon, Tae – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
Merrill proposes First Principles of Instruction, including a problem- or task-centered strategy for designing instruction. However, when the tasks or problems are ill-defined or complex, task-centered instruction can be difficult to design. We describe an online task-centered training at a land-grant university designed to train employees to use…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Land Grant Universities, Web Based Instruction, Instructional Design