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Kelly, Wei Qiang; Klein, James D. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
This study examined the effect of type of podcasts and learning styles on speaking, listening, and confidence when college used podcasts for learning Chinese. It focused on college students enrolled in a beginning-level Chinese course at a large university in the southeastern United States. Findings indicated that listening to grammar podcasts…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination, Cognitive Style
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Dib, Hazar Nicholas; Adamo-Villani, Nicoletta – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
We describe the development and evaluation of a virtual steel sculpture for engineering education. A good connection design requires the engineer to have a solid understanding of the mechanics and steel behavior. To help students better understand various connection types, many schools have acquired steel sculptures. A steel sculpture is a…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Engineering Education, Metallurgy
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Kuikka, Matti; Laakso, Mikko-Jussi; Joshi, Marjo – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
This article outlines the effect of the collaborative educational tool ViLLE when learning business mathematics in higher education. ViLLE validates students' answers during the assessment process and provides immediate feedback, enabling students to receive feedback and guidance about the correctness of their answers. The learning results in the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Mathematics Instruction, Higher Education, College Mathematics
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Kalonde, Gilbert; Mousa, Rabab – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate factors that influence teacher educators' technology decisions in methods courses. Research has shown various reasons why teachers use different types of technologies and not able to integrate certain technologies. However, this study focused on the source of teachers' instructional technology…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Methods Courses
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Hamilton, Harley – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
This article describes a multisensory presentation and response system for enhancing the spelling ability of dyslexic children. The unique aspect of MAGICSpell is its system of finger-letter associations and simplified keyboard configuration. Sixteen 10- and 11-year-old dyslexic students practiced the finger-letter associations via various typing…
Descriptors: Spelling Instruction, Multisensory Learning, Teaching Methods, Dyslexia
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Rush, S. Craig; Partridge, Ashley; Wheeler, Joanna – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
One means of sustaining school operations when a disaster makes school buildings inaccessible or inoperable for an extended period of time is to use online and other communication technology to temporarily provide online schooling, also known as emergency online schools. However, the current literature on emergency online schools suggests that…
Descriptors: School Closing, Online Courses, Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters
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Martin, Florence; Ndoye, Abdou; Wilkins, Patricia – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Quality Matters is recognized as a rigorous set of standards that guide the designer or instructor to design quality online courses. We explore how Quality Matters standards guide the identification and analysis of learning analytics data to monitor and improve online learning. Descriptive data were collected for frequency of use, time spent, and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Quality, Standards, Trend Analysis
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Kang, YoungJu; Ritzhaupt, Albert D. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
The purpose of this research was to identify the competencies of an educational technologist via a job announcement analysis. Four hundred job announcements were collected from a variety of online job databases over a 5-month period. Following a systematic process of collection, documentation, and analysis, we derived over 150 knowledge, skill,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Competence, Occupational Information, Job Analysis
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Piotrowski, Chris – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
There has been wide academic and research interest in the application of social media modalities, as pedagogical tools, in higher education. Recent research indicates that business-related topics are a major focus of study on this emerging educational issue. Yet a systematic review of outcome studies regarding instructional Web 2.0 adaptations in…
Descriptors: Social Media, Business Administration Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Alaswad, Zina; Nadolny, Larysa – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
The use of games and game structures in educational contexts is growing in popularity. An increasing number of technologies have been developed to meet the needs of designing a course as a game. This article discussed the design process in game-based learning and reviewed the research on structuring a course with a focus on feedback, goals, and…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Educational Games, Technology Integration, Best Practices
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Chakraborty, Joyram; Norcio, Anthony F.; Van Der Veer, Jacob J.; Andre, Charles F.; Miller, Zachary; Regelsberger, Alexander – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
This article explores the cultural dimensions of the human-computer interaction that underlies gaming strategies. The article is a desktop study of existing literature and is organized into five sections. The first examines the cultural aspects of knowledge processing. The social constructs technology interaction is discussed. Following this, the…
Descriptors: Man Machine Systems, Cross Cultural Studies, Computer Games, Literature Reviews
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Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
Big Data is currently a hot topic in the field of technology, and many campuses are considering the addition of this topic into their undergraduate courses. Big Data tools are not just playing an increasingly important role in many commercial enterprises; they are also combining with new digital devices to dramatically change privacy. This article…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Privacy, Undergraduate Study, Technology Uses in Education
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Bradley, Elizabeth G. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
In this increasingly digital age, student plagiarism is rampant. Roughly half of college students admit to plagiarizing using content found online, directly copying and pasting the work of others. Digital technology and social media have greatly changed the landscape of how knowledge is acquired and disseminated; thus, students must be explicitly…
Descriptors: Prevention, Plagiarism, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Khost, Peter H. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
Most higher education institutions lack a program that promotes students' transfer--that is, reapplication or repurposing--of writing skills and knowledge across the curriculum, a phenomenon that research shows does not tend to happen without deliberate sustained support. This article introduces an online instrument, the Writer's Individualized…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Writing Skills, Computer Software, Writing Across the Curriculum
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O'Connor, Eileen A. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
Opening with the history, recent advances, and emerging ways to use avatar-based virtual reality, an instructor who has used virtual environments since 2007 shares how these environments bring more options to community building, teaching, and education. With the open-source movement, where the source code for virtual environments was made…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Simulated Environment, Open Source Technology
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