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Gough, Evan; DeJong, David; Grundmeyer, Trent; Baron, Mark – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
A great deal of evidence can be cited from higher education literature on the effectiveness of the flipped classroom; however, very little research was discovered on the flipped classroom at the K-12 level. This study examined K-12 teachers' perceptions regarding the flipped classroom and differences in teachers' perceptions based on grade level…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Barbour, Michael K.; Harrison, Kelly Unger – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
While K-12 online learning in the United States has increased exponentially, the ability of teacher education programs to adequately prepare teachers to design, deliver, and support has been deficient. A small number of universities have begun to address this deficit through the introduction of graduate certificates in online teaching. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Curriculum Design
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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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Wilkens, Christian; Eckdahl, Kelli; Morone, Mike; Cook, Vicki; Giblin, Thomas; Coon, Joshua – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2014
This study examined the experiences of 11 graduate-level pre-service teachers completing Virtual School Field Experiences (VSFEs) with cooperating teachers in fully online, asynchronous high school courses in New York State. The VSFEs included a 7-week online teacher training course, and a 7-week online field experience. Pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Virtual Classrooms, Field Experience Programs, Online Courses
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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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Beatham, Mark D. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Teachers must clearly distinguish for students the educational technologies (the tools or means) used to investigate a subject from the subject (the task) itself. Without this distinction, students develop critical and fundamental misconceptions about their subjects of study, usually confusing the tool for the task. Digital educational…
Descriptors: Investigations, Educational Technology, Secondary School Teachers, Epistemology
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Rizopoulos, Lisa Anne; McCarthy, Peter – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Online dialogic communities have become a ubiquitous tool that transforms student learning and course delivery. Threaded Discussions extend classroom learning by providing an asynchronous method of communication for the exchange of meaningful ideas that promote critical thinking and develop thoughtful reflective learning. Threaded Discussions…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Discussion Groups, Best Practices
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O'Connor, Eileen A. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
The Master of Arts in Teaching program at Empire State College, an alternative teacher certification program focused on bringing career-changing adults to high-needs schools, has an important need in its initial pre-service year. These adult students must be prepared to move into complex, high-needs schools without student teaching and often with…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Video Technology, Vignettes, Urban Teaching
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Clouse, R. Wilburn; Goodin, Terry – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2002
Much of traditional schooling in America is built around systems of compliance and control, characteristics which stifle the creative and entrepreneurial instincts of the children who are subjected to these tactics. This article explores a different approach to education, one that involves capturing the interest of the student through the use of…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Internet, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions