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Michalakis, Vyron Ignatios; Vaitis, Michail; Klonari, Aikaterini – Education Sciences, 2020
This article focuses on the development of an educational outdoor adventure mobile app while presenting findings that were derived from various case studies that we conducted using it. The mobile application, called RouteQuizer, is complemented by a web application and a database, forming a system that enables teachers to create educational…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Outdoor Education
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Olsen, Jennifer K.; Rummel, Nikol; Aleven, Vincent – International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2021
Educational technologies are often developed such that students work on specific social levels (e.g., individual, small group, whole class) at specific times. However, in the reality of the classroom, learning activities are not so cleanly divided, with transitions occurring between social levels for students at different times. To support these…
Descriptors: Individual Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Elementary School Teachers
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Harman, Donna; And Others – Information Processing and Management, 1991
Built using a distributed architecture, this prototype distributed information retrieval system uses statistical ranking techniques to provide better service to the end user. Distributed architecture was shown to be a feasible alternative to centralized or CD-ROM information retrieval, and user testing of the ranking methodology showed both…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer System Design, Information Retrieval, Information Technology
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Sidiropoulos, Efstathios; Vryzas, Nikolaos; Vrysis, Lazaros; Avraam, Evangelia; Dimoulas, Charalampos – Education Sciences, 2019
Over the past decade, mobile news production has had a growing prevalence and has been established as a new type by modern journalism industry. Journalists understand content capturing and sharing as parts of their role in newsrooms. Mobile journalism (mojo) is an evolving form of reporting in which where people use only a smartphone to create and…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, News Reporting, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Tripp, Steven D.; Bichelmeyer, Barbara – Educational Technology, Research and Development, 1990
Discusses the nature of instructional design and describes rapid prototyping as a feasible model for instructional system design (ISD). The use of prototyping in software engineering is described, similarities between software design and instructional design are discussed, and an example is given which uses rapid prototyping in designing a…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Instructional Design, Models
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Hung, Wei-Chen; Smith, Thomas J.; Harris, Marian S.; Lockard, James – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2010
This study adopted design and development research methodology (Richey & Klein, "Design and development research: Methods, strategies, and issues," 2007) to systematically investigate the process of applying instructional design principles, human-computer interaction, and software engineering to a performance support system (PSS) for behavior…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Research Methodology, Advance Organizers, Teaching Methods
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White, David C. – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2013
This paper discusses, in the context of personal learning environments, the need for Personal Knowledge Integrators--PKI's or Knowers. It first illustrates and establishes the need for Knowers with usage scenarios and people's requirements. It then describes the elements required to make a Knower which can exchange information with other Knowers,…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Computer Software, Design, Educational Technology
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Zachariadou, K.; Yiasemides, K.; Trougkakos, N. – European Journal of Physics, 2012
We present a low-cost, fully computer-controlled, Arduino-based, educational laboratory (SolarInsight) to be used in undergraduate university courses concerned with electrical engineering and physics. The major goal of the system is to provide students with the necessary instrumentation, software tools and methodology in order to learn fundamental…
Descriptors: Physics, Computers, Programming Languages, Computer Software
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Huynh, Minh; Ghimire, Prashant – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2017
Aim/Purpose: As smartphones proliferate, many different platforms begin to emerge. The challenge to developers as well as IS [Information Systems] educators and students is how to learn the skills to design and develop apps to run on cross-platforms. Background: For developers, the purpose of this paper is to describe an alternative to the complex…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Computer Oriented Programs, Technology Uses in Education
Best, Jane; Dunlap, Allison – McREL International, 2014
Discussions about improving public education often focus on outcomes without considering how schools and districts can accomplish those outcomes. Research shows that using a continuous improvement process has proven successful in healthcare, manufacturing, and technology, and may hold potential for use in education as well. This brief defines and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Districts, Total Quality Management, School Effectiveness
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Jeske, Heimo J.; Lall, Manoj; Kogeda, Okuthe P. – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2018
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this article is to develop a tool to detect plagiarism in real time amongst students being evaluated for learning in a computer-based assessment setting. Background: Cheating or copying all or part of source code of a program is a serious concern to academic institutions. Many academic institutions apply a combination of…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Identification, Computer Software, Computer Assisted Testing
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Nacheva-Skopalik, Lilyana; Green, Steve – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2016
Access to education is one of the main human rights. Everyone should have access to education and be capable of benefiting from it. However there are a number who are excluded, not because of a lack of ability but simply because they have a disability or specific need which current education systems do not address. A learning system in which…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Inclusion, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Wong, Simon C-H – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1994
Introduces and demonstrates a quick-prototyping model for educational software development that can be used by teachers developing their own courseware using an object-oriented programming system. Development of a courseware package called "The Match-Maker" is explained as an example that uses HyperCard for quick prototyping. (Contains…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Courseware, Hypermedia
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Moore, Robert L. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2016
The proliferation of distance education has occurred alongside the emerging technologies of the Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 environments, changing the way instructors approach, design, and deliver their instructional materials. In the past, instructional design (ID) practitioners relied on instruction system design (ISD) models that focused primarily on…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Long, Christian – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2012
Design thinking is about using design to improve the human experience. It combines collaboration, systems thinking, and a balance of creative and analytical habits. It also fuels what the students want for themselves: making an impact on the real world in real time and having adults take their passions seriously. The process essentially comes down…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Systems Approach, Design, High School Students
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