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TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 59, No. 3 (May 2015) pp. 77–84
Children across the United States of America are maturing in a media-saturated society. Unfortunately, this often results in poor content choices and evaluative skills. North American schools have attempted to address this problem through...
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The gender and ethnicity of students have been shown to specifically affect teacher expectations of students in real-life classrooms. As part of a Multi User Virtual environment (MUVE), people socially interact via avatars which have the capability...
Review of Educational Research Methods in Desktop Virtual World Environments: Framing the Past to Provide Future Direction
Journal of Virtual Worlds Research Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan 24, 2014)
This article describes educational research methodologies being used in the investigation and evaluation of desktop virtual world environments (DVWEs) as used to teach a variety of subjects in higher education. Ellis? research framework on...
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments Vol. 5, No. 3 (July 2014) pp. 1–17
Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVE) are increasingly being used in education and provide environments where users can manipulate minute details of their avatar's appearance including those traditionally associated with gender and race...
Computers in the Schools Vol. 29, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 70–94
A literature review of 121 peer-reviewed articles, books, and conference proceedings was conducted to determine the signature pedagogies of social studies education and technology integration. The authors found that the signature social studies...
Educational Administration Quarterly Vol. 50, No. 1 (February 2014) pp. 160–189
Opportunities for K-12 students to choose virtual and blended learning experiences continue to grow. All 50 states including Washington, D.C., now offer some virtual experience in K-12 education. Of these, 40 states have state virtual schools or...
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 7, No. 1 (2008) pp. 5–17
Although lecture and lab courses are commonly used in higher education, there are potential problems with this format. However, technology is presenting new opportunities for teaching such a type of a course. This study explores the changes in the...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 29, No. 1 (2015) pp. 18–29
The purpose of this case study was to examine challenges faced by virtual school leaders in the United States. Through semistructured interviews, the researchers explored challenges faced by eighteen leaders of fully online or blended online...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 61, No. 6 (2017) pp. 550–559
Online education has grown over the last ten years and with it has been an increase in diverse learners. In an effort to understand how online teachers meet the needs of diverse learners, researchers surveyed teachers in two cyber schools. 118...
Why they choose and how it goes: Comparing special education and general education cyber student perceptions
Computers & Education Vol. 76, No. 1 (July 2014) pp. 70–79
While critics offer concerns that cyber charter schools under-enroll special education students, such schools may offer advantages for these students, and some cyber schools have identified this market niche. Little is known about such schools. We...
Educational Research Quarterly Vol. 41, No. 1 (2017) pp. 63–83
Research indicates that traditional public schools are less effective in serving Latino students. Yet Latino students, but not their parents, exhibit greater school satisfaction than do their counterparts. The purpose of this study was to examine...
Journal of Educational Research Vol. 107, No. 3 (2014) pp. 209–216
Research indicates that in traditional public schools the subjective well-being of students and parents varies by gender, race, and special education status. Prior studies suggest that general education students are more satisfied with their...
Journal of Virtual Worlds Research Vol. 3, No. 3 (Nov 13, 2010)
This multidisciplinary literature review analyzed one hundred and eight peer-reviewed journal articles focusing on presence from four academic disciplines: Mass Communication, Human-Computer Interaction, Education, and Psychology. It was conducted...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 19, No. 1 (2016) pp. 211–222
As cyberschooling options expand, it is vital that we understand the nuances of these particular learning opportunities. Because little research exists on leaders of K-12 cyberschools, this exploratory case study had two purposes. We first examined...
A Comparison of the Degree of Student Satisfaction Using a Simulation or a Traditional Wet Lab to Teach Physical Properties of Ice
Journal of Food Science Education Vol. 14, No. 1 (January 2015) pp. 24–29
It is often difficult to offer food chemistry students traditional, hands-on laboratory experiences due to lack of funds for equipment, insufficient laboratory space, or the nature of distance education. A traditional wet laboratory exercise was...
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 26, No. 3 (2011) pp. 35–46
A bivalent counterbalanced within-subjects research design was used to determine the effectiveness of vocabulary instruction across two instructional conditions with 30 3 to 4-year-old at-risk preschool children. Instruction presented vocabulary...
The Other Side of the LMS: Considering Implementation and Use in the Adoption of an LMS in Online and Blended Learning Environments
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 51, No. 2 (March 2007) pp. 35–39
There are more similarities than differences among learning management system (LMS) software products. In a recent study, Carriere, Challborn, and Moore compared a variety of LMSs and went as far as to suggest that the only real differences between...
Student-Centered and Dynamic Interfaces that Enrich Technical Learning for Online Science Learners: A Review of the Literature
Susan A. Killian; Dennis E. Beck; Corliss A. O'Bryan; Nathan Jarvis; Edgar C. Clausen; Philip G. Crandall
Journal of Food Science Education Vol. 13, No. 3 (July 2014) pp. 47–56
Communicating complex scientific and technical information presents a challenge for food science educators. The most efficient learning occurs when all senses are engaged, one reason that many educators believe that scientific principles are best...
Philip G. Crandall; Robert K. Engler; Dennis E. Beck; Susan A. Killian; Corliss A. O'Bryan; Nathan Jarvis; Clausen
Journal of Food Science Education Vol. 14, No. 1 (January 2015) pp. 18–23
One of the most pressing issues for many land grant institutions is the ever increasing cost to build and operate wet chemistry laboratories. A partial solution is to develop computer-based teaching modules that take advantage of animation, web...