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Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment Vol. 8, No. 7 (April 2010)
An online interactive geometry item was developed to explore students' abilities to create prototypical and "tilted" rectangles out of line segments. The item was administered to 1,002 students. The responses to the item were hand-coded as correct,...
Eighth Grade In-Service Teachers' Knowledge of Proportional Reasoning and Functions: A Secondary Data Analysis
The Indefinite Accumulation of Finite Amounts: A Socratic Educative Experience Vol. 2012, No. 1 (Dec 21, 2012)
A secondary data analysis was conducted using a large dataset from a study related to online professional development for eighth grade teachers of mathematics. Using this data, the paper provides a snapshot of the current state of teachers'...
ExplaNet: A learning tool and hybrid recommender system for student@-authored explanations (2005) pp. 1–176
ExplaNet is a web-based, anonymous, asynchronous explanation-sharing network. Instructors post questions to the network, and students submit explanatory answers. Students then view and rank all explanations submitted by their peers before optionally ...
Do Digital Divisions Still Persist in Schools? Access to Technology and Technical Skills of Teachers in High Needs Schools in the United States of America
Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy Vol. 36, No. 2 (May 2010) pp. 239–249
Technology use in schools has great potential to improve student learning outcomes. However, it is imperative that teachers possess a set of technical skills required to implement high-quality technologies in the classroom. Research conducted during ...
Do Digital Divisions Still Persist in our Schools? Access to Technology and Technical Skills of Teachers in High-Needs Schools
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (Oct 26, 2009) pp. 2276–2285
Technology use in schools has great potential to improve student learning outcomes. However, it is imperative that teachers possess a set of technical skills required to implement high-quality technologies in the classroom. Research conducted...
ExplaNet: A Collaborative Learning Tool and Hybrid Recommender System for Student-Authored Explanations
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 19, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 51–74
ExplaNet is a web-based, anonymous, asynchronous explanation-sharing network. Instructors post questions to the network and students submit explanatory answers. Students then view and rank the explanations submitted by their peers before optionally...
Topics: Computer Sciences, Information Communication Technologies, Software, Educational Technology, Computers, Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Communication, eLearning, Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Instructional Materials, Collaboration
Journal of Applied Testing Technology Vol. 10, No. 3 (August 2009)
Many students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing are eligible for a signing accommodation for state and other standardized tests. The signing accommodation, however, presents several challenges for testing programs that attempt to administer tests...
The Effects of Online Professional Development on Fourth Grade English Language Arts Teachers' Knowledge and Instructional Practices
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 43, No. 3 (2010) pp. 355–375
Online professional development (OPD) has great potential to improve teacher quality by improving teachers' knowledge and instructional practices, with the ultimate goal of improving student achievement. There is a dearth of scientific research,...
The Effects of Online Teacher Professional Development on Fourth Grade Students’ Knowledge and Practices in English Language Arts
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 20, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 21–46
Improving teacher quality is arguably the most effective way to improve student achievement. Online professional development (OPD) has great potential to improve teacher quality. There is a dearth of scientific research, however, on whether changes...
Impact of Online Professional Development on Teacher Quality and Student Achievement in Fifth Grade Mathematics
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 45, No. 1 (2012) pp. 1–26
Despite the ever-increasing number of online professional development (OPD) programs, relatively few studies have been conducted to examine the efficacy of such programs for teachers and students. This manuscript presents findings from an impact...