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Strang, Kenneth David – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
This article starts with a detailed literature review of recent studies that focused on using learning analytics software or learning management system data to determine the nature of any relationships between online student activity and their academic outcomes within university-level business courses. The article then describes how data was…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Computer Software, Academic Achievement
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Ben-Jacob, Marion G. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
There is a movement nationwide to enhance the learning experience of college students who need to take courses in developmental mathematics. Technology is instrumental in eliminating the non-credit bearing courses from their programs of study. The restructuring of the mathematics programs allows for greater confidence on the parts of the students…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Students, Academic Achievement, Higher Education
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Yeou, Mohamed – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Moodle and other web-based learning systems have become very popular in higher education. Their success will not be achieved if students fail to use such systems. The present study investigates university student's attitudes regarding the use of Moodle. Forty-seven students from a Moroccan university were involved in the study. The students…
Descriptors: Investigations, Blended Learning, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Song, Donggil; Oh, Eun Young – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
This study reports on a participatory design approach including the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a mobile app-based personal response system (PRS). The first cycle formulated initial design principles through context and needs analysis; the second utilized the collaboration with instructors and experts embodying specific…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Participative Decision Making, Electronic Learning, Class Activities
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Brown, H. Quincy – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Nationwide, the increasing popularity of e-books is undeniable; sales of e-books increased an astounding 4,456% over a 5-year period. Researchers, Miranda, Johnson, and Rossi-Williams, determined that e-readers have a positive impact on students' desire to read. This study attempted to determine if the use of institution issued e-readers would…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Handheld Devices, Electronic Publishing, Books
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Chen, Li-Ling – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
As advanced technology increasingly infiltrated into classroom, the flipped classroom has come to light in secondary educational settings. The flipped classroom is a new instructional approach that intends to flip the traditional teacher-centered classroom into student centered. The purpose of this research is to investigate the impact of the…
Descriptors: Health Education, High Schools, Classroom Techniques, Instructional Innovation
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Schipper, Joseph M.; Yocum, Russell G. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
This quantitative, quasi-experimental, nonequivalent group study examined the impact on levels of measure that determine a return on investment of differing forms of interactive whiteboard (IWB) technology used at a high school in a suburban school district in southeastern Virginia. Three forms of IWB were compared: a full-screen IWB, a mobile…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Bulletin Boards, Interactive Video, Visual Aids
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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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