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Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education Vol. 36, No. 7 (2011) pp. 831–841
An increasing emphasis on developing students' transferable skills, such as group working and IT, is creating challenges in ensuring the academic integrity of individually assessed coursework. This study investigated the frequency with which...
Faculty perceptions and pedagogical philosophy: A case study of instructional technology in higher education
Faculty perceptions and pedagogical philosophy: A case study<p>of instructional technology in higher education (2013) pp. 1–98
The overall purpose of this study was to examine college faculty perceptions have about instructional technology and to determine whether or not a relationship exists between these perceptions and an instructor's pedagogical philosophy. While the...
This paper discusses the factors involved in making decisions about a multimedia display system. Theoretical factors, including gaining and holding learner attention, specific attention-getting devices, encoding and retrieval of information by...
Chemical Engineering Education (CEE) Vol. 33, No. 3 (1999) pp. 250–53
Describes how to combine computer-assisted learning with collaborative learning in an introductory chemical engineering course in process dynamics and control. Discusses participants' impressions regarding the effectiveness of the approach. (WRM)
Teaching online: Postsecondary faculty perceptions of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed
(2004) pp. 1–192
The problem . Little is known about many first-time instructors' level of preparation for teaching in the online environment. Furthermore, instructor preparation and teaching abilities in the online environment have been identified...
Journal of Educational Media Vol. 25, No. 3 (2000) pp. 169–77
Discussion of the education of students with autism focuses on the use of multimedia systems and reviews the current state of the field. Suggests that systems should be developed that directly address autism-specific impairments and considers...
Improving blended learning environments for biblical studies: Applications of the “innovations in distance education” theory
Improving blended learning environments for biblical@studies:<p>Applications of the “innovations in distance education” theory (2006) pp. 1–357
Impressive technological advances are creating teaching and learning opportunities that just a generation ago were only murmuring dreams. Distance and traditional educational approaches are now being combined in Higher Education to produce robust...
The Use of Schema Theory in the Design and Development of an Interactive Videodisc Module: A Medical Example
Canadian Journal of Educational Communication Vol. 21, No. 3 (1992) pp. 207–21
Describes a cognitive approach to designing instruction that uses schema theory and illustrates an instructional application of schema theory using a self-instructional interactive videodisc to teach a medical skill. Guidelines for instructional...
Student Participation and Interaction On-Line: A Case Study of Two College Classes—Freshman Writing and a Plant Science Lab
International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 2, No. 1 (1996) pp. 69–92
This study involved designing and implementing a collaborative peer review and analysis activity in a computer-mediated environment for two very different classes: A freshman writing class and a plant science lab. The analysis of electronic...
Embodying Our Values in Our Teaching Practices: Building Open and Critical Discourse through Computer Mediated Communication
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 15, No. 4 (October 2004) pp. 375–401
Computer mediated communication—including web pages, email and web-based bulletin boards—was used to support the development of a cooperative learning community among students in a web-based distance education unit for practicing science and...
TESOL Quarterly Vol. 34, No. 3 (2000) pp. 575–85
Provides empirical data on the extent to which English language learners around the world actually use computers. Results of a survey of takers of the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) throughout the world indicated that a high percentage...
Education & Training Vol. 51, No. 2 (2009) pp. 139–149
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the type of adjustments to delivery appropriate for students with dyslexia in a UK higher education setting. Design/methodology/approach: A case study in a UK university department was conducted over...
New Directions for Institutional Research Vol. 102 (1999)
As the largest university in the state, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has developed a reputation as a computer-intensive, technology-rich environment. A case study examines the growth of this environment, the evolving...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 2080–2084
This paper reports on the results of the professional development segment of a statewide technology needs assessment conducted in the spring of 2012. Results of the questions regarding the quality and quantity of technology professional development...
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 1995 (Jul 09, 1995)
This study provides detailed descriptions, analyses, and interpretations of student interactions and participation that occurred in computer-mediated interactive writing activities in two different college classroom network situations. A freshman...
American Journal of Business Education Vol. 2, No. 1 (2009) pp. 91–100
The literature on Web-based instruction (WBI) is reviewed, focusing initially on the terminology, history, and commentary (pro and con) related to the topic. The advantages and disadvantages associated with WBI are then discussed and an overview of...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 889–896
Colleges and universities are facing many challenges today, such as changing student demographics, a global economy, rising costs, overcrowding, faculty shortages, increased accountability, and the new digital technologies. One of the key challenges ...
Active Learning in Higher Education Vol. 5, No. 1 (March 2004) pp. 43–55
In UK higher education a primary aim of business IT-related qualifications is the preparation of students for a relevant career. In this article we discuss an approach to teaching business IT ethics in a university context that prepares students for ...
Technology Integration in a Professional Development Program for Paraprofessionals Working with ELLs
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1098–1103
Abstract: Paraprofessionals are a vital part of the American education system, acting as cultural and linguistic liaisons between English language learners and the schools they attend. However, paraprofessionals are generally paid an hourly wage for ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 3760–3762
Ready or not, we are entering the Post-PC era. A time when mobile technology, such as the Apple iPad, will change how we teach and how we learn in the Higher Education classroom. It must be said that no technology can answer all of our educational...
Computers & Education Vol. 50, No. 4 (May 2008) pp. 1258–1268
In this paper, we examine the potential use of animation for supporting the teaching of some of the mathematical concepts that underlie computer games development activities, such as vector and matrix algebra. An experiment was conducted with a...
Information Technology and Libraries Vol. 17, No. 2 (1998) pp. 93–99
Describes Virginia Tech's participation in the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Assessing the Academic Networked Environment Project to field test measures of the impact of networks and networked information resources on higher education...
Integration of a Case-Based Online Module into an Undergraduate Curriculum: What Is Involved and Is It Effective?
David Howlett; Tim Vincent; Nicola Gainsborough; Jil Fairclough; Nick Taylor; Jon Cohen; Richard Vincent
E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 4 (2009) pp. 372–384
Numerous studies have been undertaken demonstrating that online learning is an effective teaching tool, working best when combined with more conventional teaching methods. There is a paucity of data both examining the longitudinal blending of an e...
Constructing Quality Feedback to the Students in Distance Learning: Review of the Current Evidence with Reference to the Online Master Degree in Transplantation
World Journal of Education Vol. 7, No. 4 (2017) pp. 117–121
Introduction: It was a challenge to design a feedback pathway for distance learning course that deals with complex and ambiguous clinical subject like organ transplantation. This course attracts mature clinicians (n = 117 spread over three modules)...
A Combination of Teacher-Led Assessment and Self-Assessment Drives the Learning Process in Online Master Degree in Transplantation
World Journal of Education Vol. 7, No. 4 (2017) pp. 85–92
Background: Good performance in a summative assessment does not always equate to educational gain following a course. An educational programme may focus on improving student's performance on a particular test instrument. For example, practicing...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1049–1050
Washoe County School District and the University of Nevada, Reno provide e-learning courses for educators working with second-language learners, many of whom are the course participants. Activities incorporate the theories of the Zone of Proximal...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 455–456
Washoe County School District and the University of Nevada, Reno provide e-learning courses for educators working with second-language learners. Activities incorporate the theories of social and culture capital and 21st Century Learning. Without...
Attainment Grouping as self-fulfilling prophesy? A mixed methods exploration of self confidence and set level among Year 7 students
Becky Francis; Paul Connolly; Louise Archer; Jeremy Hodgen; Anna Mazenod; David Pepper; Seaneen Sloan; Becky Taylor; Antonina Tereshchenko; Mary-Claire Travers
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 86, No. 1 (2017) pp. 96–108
Within-school segregation of pupils by attainment remains prevalent, despite evidence that these practices detrimentally impact outcomes for those in low attainment groups. This article explores the hypothesis that ‘ability grouping’ by setting...