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Bolliger, Doris U.; Halupa, Colleen – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2022
It was the purpose of the study to investigate the readiness of faculty members at two private universities in the United States to teach online when a pandemic caused a shift to emergency remote or online teaching. Results show that instructors were somewhat ready to accomplish tasks related to online teaching. Participating instructors reported…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Faculty Development, Technological Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Martin, Christie S.; Harbour, Kristin; Polly, Drew – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic forced teachers worldwide to shift to emergency remote teaching (i.e., virtual teaching). As teachers return to their classrooms for in-person teaching, there is a need to examine how remote teaching influences teachers' instruction. This study examined teachers' use of digital technologies and specific mathematics activities…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Mathematics Instruction, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Snelson, Chareen – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2022
Quest-based learning (QBL) is a choice-driven approach that integrates game elements in a gamified or game-based learning environment. A scoping review of the research literature was conducted to examine the extent, range and nature of the QBL research activity, how the approach has been used in educational practice and what benefits or…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Educational Benefits, Educational Practices, Feasibility Studies
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Cai, Qijie; Moallem, Mahnaz – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2022
Merrill's first principles of instruction (FPI) are considered as fundamental principles for improving instructional effectiveness regardless of context, approach, or audience. However, very little research explores in detail the process of implementing FPI in course design. In this case study, we provide specific descriptions of how we applied…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Graduate Study, Educational Principles, Instructional Design
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Schmidt, Matthew; Huang, Rui – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2022
Increasing interest in user experience design (UXD) in the field of learning design and technology (LDT) signals a growing recognition of the importance of the individual experience of using learning technologies to learning--the learner experience (LX). However, a need exists to better define and conceptualize the phenomenon of learning…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Learning Experience, Student Educational Objectives
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DiGiacomo, Daniela Kruel; Greenhalgh, Spencer; Barriage, Sarah – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2022
ClassDojo is a classroom communication and behavior management app intended to "bring every family into [the] classroom" (www.classdojo.com). The features of the platform include a points system to facilitate classroom management, instant teacher-parent communication (on the individual or class level), and student portfolios (among…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Principals, Classroom Techniques
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Clausen, Jon M. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2022
Technology integration within instructional practices is an essential element in the preparation of teachers. However, expectations that a single course or hopes that technology infusion will spontaneously occur are not enough to prepare teacher candidates to integrate technology in meaningful ways. In the absence of a required educational…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Siyam, Nur; Hussain, Malak – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2022
Curriculum mapping is a method in which teachers record the operational curriculum to be used for ongoing curriculum review and development. Therefore, schools aim to establish a fluid system for maintaining and updating the curriculum. As teachers are the main practitioners of curriculum mapping, this study aimed to investigate the factors that…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Educational Development, Concept Mapping
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Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Fiock, Holly S.; Shreaves, Dana L.; Belt, Eric S. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2022
Feedback is an essential part of the learning process. Asynchronous online courses are marked by an abundance of text-based feedback. Yet, video feedback in asynchronous online courses is a nascent field of inquiry. This study investigated student perceptions of screencasting style of video feedback in online courses. During this course, students…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Graduate Students, Online Courses, Feedback (Response)
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Beck, Dennis; Borup, Jered; Wood, Camie – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2022
Existing research on facilitators in K-12 schools has focused on supplemental online programs where on-site personnel work with online students in a local brick-and-mortar school. While some insightful research exists focused on online facilitators at full-time cyber schools, additional research is needed to examine facilitators using synchronous…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses
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Kavoshian, Saeedeh; Ketabi, Saeed; Tavakoli, Mansoor; Koehler, Thomas – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2022
The purpose of the study reported in this article was to investigate the contribution of engaging in an online Teacher Professional Development (oTPD) course to improving different facets of English as Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' Professional Development (PD). To this end, ten EFL teachers of a language institute participated in the study to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Check Lists
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Exter, Marisa; Ashby, Iryna – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2022
Lifelong learning is an important but often implicit part of the job for instructional designers and educational technologists (ID/ETs). While literature discusses improving on-the-job learning experiences of others, relatively little has been written on the lifelong learning practices of ID/ETs. We interviewed 31 professionals to explore ID/ETs'…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Self Determination
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Barbour, Michael Kristopher – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2022
Full-time K-12 online learners faced little impact when schools had to rapidly transition to remote learning in March 2020. Essentially, everyone found themselves in the same position that full-time K-12 online learners had been prior to the pandemic. It is the experiences of supplemental K-12 online learners, those students who normally have…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Pandemics, Distance Education
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Gomez, Frank C., Jr.; Trespalacios, Jesús; Hsu, Yu-Chang; Yang, Dazhi – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2022
This quantitative study examined self-efficacy as a factor in teachers' technology use and integration efforts in urban K-12 classroom settings of 327 Catholic school teachers in Southern California. This study employed an online survey that utilized the Technology Integration Confidence Scale (TICS) version 3, an instrument developed by the first…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Duan, Suzhen; Watson, Sunnie; Newby, Timothy – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2022
The effectiveness of positive psychology interventions relies heavily on participants' buy-in and personality traits. The Best Possible Self (BPS) intervention asks participants to envision their ideal future, supposing that everything goes smoothly. The BPS shows salient effects in improving subjective well-being in laboratory settings. In this…
Descriptors: Novices, Instructional Design, Personality Traits, Well Being
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