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Information Development Vol. 5, No. 4 (1989) pp. 217–20
Discusses developments in information technologies, their present state of application, and their general significance for the future of archives and records management systems. The likely impact of future technological developments is considered...
This paper provides a commentary on the RAMP guidelines on curriculum development in the teaching of information technology, which were developed as a result of the UNESCO seminar on harmonization held in Paris in October 1984. This report is...
College and University Vol. 86, No. 3 (2011) pp. 47–49
The stone age of college and university admissions was characterized by paper, snail mail, large file rooms, and cumbersome admission processes. Even more frightening to recall is that only fourteen short years ago, approximately 36,000...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 284–290
Sixteen American teachers were competitively selected for a professional development study abroad program in England that sought to improve teacher writing competence, technical competence for integrating digital tools in writing instruction, and...
Disciplining television: Ideology as read through high school distance@learning videos (2004) pp. 1–313
Video is a powerful carrier of meaning and one of the common components of distance learning programs. Although much research has been conducted on the instrumental effectiveness of video in distance learning to support academic achievement, such...
Canadian Library Journal Vol. 47, No. 6 (1990) pp. 413–17
Describes the use of CoSy, a computer conferencing system, by academic librarians at McMaster University in Ontario. Computer-mediated communications systems (CMCS) are discussed, the use of the system for electronic mail and computer conferencing...
Physics Teacher Vol. 51, No. 4 (April 2013) pp. 226–227
Augmented reality (AR) is a technology used on computing devices where processor-generated graphics are rendered over real objects to enhance the sensory experience in real time. In other words, what you are really seeing is augmented by the...
The Introduction of Social Studies Vocabulary by Semantic Feature Analysis: Using a Microcomputer Database Program--A Description
Reading Horizons Vol. 28, No. 1 (1987) pp. 26–33
Summarizes a teaching experiment in which two data management software packages--PFS:File and PFS:Reports, were adapted for classroom instruction to introduce social studies vocabulary concepts using the semantic feature method. (HTH)
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 5133–5138
The integration of technology into traditional classroom instruction presents an array of problems for teachers. Too often teachers’ perceptions of technology tend to be negative for a variety of reasons: lack of time to explore and learn, lack of...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) p. 2525
Preparing early childhood pre-service teachers is very challenging due to the national and state mandates to diversify experiences among settings that range from infant and toddler rooms up through the primary grades of elementary school. Within...
Journal of Online Learning Research Vol. 5, No. 1 (March 2019) pp. 65–96
Two cohorts of teachers recently participated in a professional development program focused on incorporating global perspectives and activities into K-12 classrooms using contemporary technologies. One part of this program requires teachers to plan...
Supporting Cultural Connections, Collections, and Reflections through Technology in Short-Term Study Abroad
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2018 (Jun 25, 2018) pp. 769–776
A short-term study abroad program funded by a local foundation provides teachers with a professional development opportunity in an international context. The goal of the grant is to train teachers in technology-enhanced strategies that can better...
Using Forum-Based Writing to Learn in the English Classroom: An Investigation of Student Comprehension and Collaboration
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 1974–1979
This paper discusses one semester-long classroom initiative whereby online, forum-based writing was integrated into classroom instruction to examine the benefits for students’ literacy and collaboration. Findings were three-fold. First, evidence...
Journal of Virtual Worlds Research Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 04, 2009)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has observed consistently increasing obesity trends over the past 25 years. Recent research suggests that avatar behavior and appearance may result in positive changes to real life individual...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 1128–1134
This paper presents findings from a study in which American teachers studying abroad pinned photographs from mobile phones onto group Pinterest boards and reflected on their own and others’ cultures. Findings suggest Pinterest is a useful tool for...
Retention of Esperanto Is Affected by Delay-Interval Task and Item Closure: A Partial Resolution of the Delay-Retention Effect
Psychological Record Vol. 56, No. 4 (2006)
The present studies were undertaken to examine the effects of manipulating delay-interval task (Study 1) and timing of feedback (Study 2) on acquisition and retention. Participants completed a 100-item cumulative final examination, which included 50 ...
Building an Ontology for Inuttitut Language Samples: An Application of Topic Maps in Canadian Aboriginal Language Preservation
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012 (Oct 09, 2012) pp. 1233–1238
This paper reports on the development of a computational ontology to represent the grammatical and task-based structures seen in Inuttitut, an Aboriginal language spoken by Inuits in Nunatsiavut, Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. The ontology...
Research on Social Work Practice Vol. 21, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 5–14
Objectives: The Internet has created a new communication tool, particularly for young people whose use of electronic communication is exploding worldwide. While there are many benefits that result from electronic-based communication, the Internet is ...
Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial Examining Intelligent Tutoring of Structure Strategy for Fifth-Grade Readers
Kausalai Wijekumar; Bonnie J. F. Meyer; Pui-Wa Lei; Yu-Chu Lin; Lori A. Johnson; James A. Spielvogel; Kathryn M. Shurmatz; Melissa Ray; Michael Cook
Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness Vol. 7, No. 4 (2014) pp. 331–357
This article reports on a large scale randomized controlled trial to study the efficacy of a web-based intelligent tutoring system for the structure strategy designed to improve content area reading comprehension. The research was conducted with 128 ...