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O'Connor, Eileen A.; Domingo, Jelia – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
With the advent of open source virtual environments, the associated cost reductions, and the more flexible options, avatar-based virtual reality environments are within reach of educators. By using and repurposing readily available virtual environments, instructors can bring engaging, community-building, and immersive learning opportunities to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation
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Wall, Muriel – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1978
Illustrates how media communication techniques can be adapted for curriculum development. Popular television series suggested by the students are used to provide recommendations for lessons to develop pronunciation, oral communication, plot analysis, and writing composition, as well as analysis of cultural factors concerning ethnic diversity.…
Descriptors: Broadcast Television, Commercial Television, Educational Strategies, Educational Television
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Hoffman, Ruth Irene – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1988
Describes and evaluates two projects designed to update elementary and middle school mathematics programs: (1) the revision of elementary school's mathematics and computer literacy curriculum; and (2) an inservice program to train middle school teachers how to incorporate computers, calculators, and manipulatives into the classroom. (CLB)
Descriptors: Calculators, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Curriculum Development
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Anderson, Margaret D. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1996
Reports on the use of electronic mail and an electronic conferencing system to conduct group projects in three educational psychology courses at the State University of New York College at Cortland. Course design is explained and group project design is described, including assignments and oral presentations during regular class sessions.…
Descriptors: Assignments, Educational Psychology, Electronic Mail, Group Instruction
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Fabris, Marta E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1993
Discusses the use of multimedia technology in multicultural elementary and secondary school classrooms. Highlights include types of multimedia technology, including hypermedia, voice/sound digitizers, scanners, CD-ROMs, videodiscs, and other video equipment; lesson plans for teachers; ideas for student group projects; and sources for multimedia…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education