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Luterbach, Kenneth J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
This article describes a new form of instruction called elegant instruction. Generally speaking, educational technologists assert that instruction ought to be effective and efficient. Some educational technologists might add that instruction should also satisfy learners. Incorporating the standard requirements and going beyond satisfaction,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Efficiency, Educational Technology
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Harrison, Sharonlyn; Henneman, Kris; Herrera, Maida Y.; Hockman, Elaine; Brooks, Evelyn; Darland, Nancy; Kulik, Noel; Sandy-Hanson, Anika E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
Technology is becoming increasingly more important in the enhancement of educating university students. Very little research has been done regarding how the combination of educational technologies affects test scores, compared to the use of one technology alone. This research article examines whether the post-scores of nursing students increased…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Adoption
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Adamo-Villani, Nicoletta; Oania, Marcus; Cooper, Stephen – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
We report the development and initial evaluation of a serious game that, in conjunction with appropriately designed matching laboratory exercises, can be used to teach secure coding and Information Assurance (IA) concepts across a range of introductory computing courses. The IA Game is a role-playing serious game (RPG) in which the student travels…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Games, Role Playing, Computer Security
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Nieto-Fernandez, Fernando; Race, Kathryn; Quarless, Duncan A. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
The Old Westbury Neuroscience International Research Program (OWNIP) encourages undergraduate students from health disparities populations and underrepresented minorities to pursue careers in basic science, biomedical, clinical, and behavioral health research fields. To evaluate this program, several measures were used tracked through an online…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Mentors, Science Laboratories, Student Development
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Sloan, Roberta H. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
An eTextbook and iPad were used in a pilot program, and the impact on the course was assessed to guide the development of a college policy. Students in the course completed three questionnaires to provide feedback about their perceptions of the eTextbook and iPad. During the pilot program, students' perceptions of the usefulness, ease of use, and…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Computer Science Education
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Scarlatos, Tony – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
Exploring the Solar System in the elementary school curriculum has traditionally involved activities, such as building scale models, to help students visualize the vastness of space and the relative size of the planets and their orbits. Today, numerous websites provide a wealth of information about the sun and the planets, combining text, photos,…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Simulation, Educational Games
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Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
The Internet has disrupted or threatened to disrupt the traditional business models in many different areas, including publishing, record companies, retail sales, motion pictures, and advertising. One potential source of disruption for higher education is online learning, especially the recent focus on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Can…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Mass Instruction, Large Group Instruction
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Wozniak, Nancy McCoy – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
Reflection plays a critical role in moving learning to the next level of inquiry. Stony Brook University has adopted an approach to using ePortfolios within the curriculum that emphasizes reflection. Stony Brook University successfully piloted ePortfolios in the Fall 2010 Semester and discovered their use facilitated the inquiry process for the…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Lifelong Learning, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Kwon, Seolim; Lara, Miguel; Enfield, Jake; Frick, Theodore – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
Conducting an iterative usability testing, a set of prompts used as a form of instructional support was developed in order to facilitate the comprehension of the diffusion of innovations theory (Rogers, 2003) in a simulation game called the Diffusion Simulation Game (DSG) (Molenda & Rice, 1979). The six subjects who participated in the study…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Usability, Prompting
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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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Adamo-Villani, Nicoletta; Dib, Hazar – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
The article discusses current evaluation methodologies used to assess the usability, user enjoyment, and pedagogical efficacy of virtual learning environments (VLEs) and serious games. It also describes the evaluations of two recently developed projects: a virtual learning environment that employs a fantasy 3D world to engage deaf and hearing…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Educational Technology, Evaluation Methods, Usability
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Tuttle, Harry Grover – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
College professors can transform their modern language classes through mobile devices. Their students' learning becomes more active, more personalized, more contextual, and more culturally authentic as illustrated through the author's modern language mobile learning classroom examples. In addition, their students engage in many diverse types of…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning
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Maxwell, Patricia; Banerjee, Priya – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
On the heels of national studies reporting that college students believe tablet computers will "transform" learning, many colleges have begun to use mobile technology like the iPad and laptop as recruitment tools. The effectiveness of such incentives can be tested by determining whether enrollment increased as a result, and whether or…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Honors Curriculum, Handheld Devices, Use Studies
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Luyt, Ilka – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
The globalization of online courses has transformed online learning into cross-cultural learning spaces. Students from non-English backgrounds are enrolling in credit-bearing courses and must adjust their thinking and writing to adapt to online practices. Online courses have as their aim the construction of knowledge, but students' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learning Experience, Global Approach, Cross Cultural Studies
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Kardasz, Sara M. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
This article will summarize and explain the Diffusion of Innovations Theory put forth by Everett M. Rogers (2003). It will then share some of the other research that has been conducted relevant to diffusion, especially those researchers who have looked at the diffusion of instructional technology in higher education. It will consider criticisms of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Innovation, Teaching Methods, Electronic Publishing
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