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Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 7, No. 1 (2004)
Distance education (DE) is now closer to being main stream than many faculty and administrators in universities thought it would be, however, for many faculty members, losing the apparent locus of control from the traditional classroom to that of...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 1, No. 4 (1998) pp. 281–290
One of the hottest topics in higher education today is distance or distributed education (DE)—whether to get into it or not, whether it's as good as traditional in-class education or not, what forms of DE are better than others, whether it's a...
International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) 2014 (October 2014)
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation spawned a plethora of standardized testing services for all the high stakes testing required by the law. We argue that one-size-fits all assessments disadvantage students who are English Language Learners, ...
Computers & Education Vol. 56, No. 2 (February 2011) pp. 539–546
Interest in game-based learning for K-12 is growing. Thus, helping teachers understand how to use these new pedagogies is important. This paper presents a cross-case study of the development of teacher professional development for the River City...
Middle School Children Participation in an Immersive Virtual Game Environment, Presence, and Piaget's Stages of Development
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 2230–2237
In this paper we explore definitions of presence put forth over the last 20 years, and how these apply to middle school students. These students were engaged in an immersive virtual environment (SAVE Science) designed to assess their knowledge and...
Presence and Middle School Students' Participation in a Virtual Game Environment to Assess Science Inquiry
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 15, No. 1 (2012) pp. 53–63
Technology offers many opportunities for educators to support teaching, learning and assessment. This paper introduces a project to design and implement a virtual environment (SAVE Science) intended to assess (not teach) middle school students'...