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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...
Implementing Socially Relevant Problem-Based Computer Science Curriculum at the Elementary Level: Students’ Computer Science Knowledge and Teachers’ Implementation Needs
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2257–2266
The focus of this research project was to examine how problem-based learning (PBL) impacts students’ interest and knowledge in computer science (CS) at the elementary level. By focusing on a problem that emphasizes social activism, we hypothesized...
Troy Thomas; Lenandlar Singh; Kemuel Gaffar; Dhanaraj Thakur; Grace-Ann Jackman; Michael Thomas; Roger Gajraj; Claudine Allen; Keron Tooma
International Journal of Education and Development using ICT Vol. 10, No. 4 (Dec 31, 2014)
This article employs confirmatory factor analysis to evaluate the factorial validity and the cross-national comparability of the UTAUT constructs with respect to mobile learning in higher education in four Caribbean countries. Except for the...
The Role of the ACCUPLACER Mathematics Placement Test on a Student's First College Mathematics Course
Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 72, No. 2 (April 2012) pp. 332–351
The first college mathematics course a student enrolls in is often affected by performance on a college mathematics placement test. Yet validity evidence of mathematics placement tests remains limited, even for nationally standardized placement...
Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 86, No. 9 (September 2009) pp. 1080–1081
Cyclic voltammetry is an important component of the undergraduate chemical curriculum. Unfortunately, undergraduate students rarely have the opportunity to conduct experiments in cyclic voltammetry owing to the high cost of potentiostats, which are...
Improving Preservice Teachers' Knowledge and Application of Functional Behavioral Assessments Using Multimedia
Behavioral Disorders Vol. 41, No. 1 (2015) pp. 38–50
Functional behavioral assessment (FBA) is an empirically supported intervention associated with decreasing problem behavior and increasing appropriate behavior. To date, few studies have examined multimedia approaches to FBA training. This paper...
Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 16, No. 2 (2007) pp. 263–305
Although the work of learning scientists and instructional designers has brought about countless curricula, designs, and theoretical claims, the community has been less active in communicating the explicit and implicit critical social agendas that...
Student and High-School Characteristics Related to Completing a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) Major in College
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 30, No. 1 (2012) pp. 17–28
Background: The importance of increasing the number of US college students completing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) has prompted calls for research to provide a better understanding of factors related to student...
The Use of the Internet in Geriatrics Education: Results of a National Survey of Medical Geriatrics Academic Programs
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education Vol. 27, No. 4 (April 2007) pp. 85–95
In order to characterize use of the Internet in medical geriatrics education programs, 130 medical education programs in the U.S. that train medical students, interns, residents, fellows and practicing physicians were asked to complete a survey...
Science Education Vol. 94, No. 6 (November 2010) pp. 1072–1091
Framed by sociocultural theory, the purpose of the study was to understand the cultural tools used by science teachers when leaning to mentor and how tool use may lead to the construction of new understandings about mentoring. The participants were...
Flexible Delivery and the Working Teacher: Case Studies in Technology Integration Graduate Education
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 574–581
This paper presents four case studies of students who are in a new masters/specialist degree program in the Department of Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia. The degree program is designed for technology coordinators, but some of...
Intervention in School and Clinic Vol. 50, No. 3 (January 2015) pp. 163–168
Teacher educators are always looking for instructional strategies that are easy to create and use but are powerful for promoting learning among preservice teacher candidates. Content acquisition podcasts (CAPs) is an example of an instructional...
A Triarchic Model for Teaching “Introduction to Special Education”: Case Studies, Content Acquisition Podcasts, and Effective Feedback
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 20, No. 3 (July 2012) pp. 251–275
Those who teach introductory level courses in special education to preservice teacher candidates often face a paradox in terms of whether to use limited instructional time to either focus on characteristics of students with disabilities or emphasize ...
Computers & Education Vol. 70, No. 1 (January 2014) pp. 116–127
There are many open questions with respect to theory and empirical support for methods used in college teaching, especially when technology is incorporated into instruction. In this article, we report the results of a study of a multimedia-based...
Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 67, No. 2 (2007) pp. 219–238
This study conducted a meta-analysis of computer-based and paper-and-pencil administration mode effects on K-12 student mathematics tests. Both initial and final results based on fixed- and random-effects models are presented. The results based on...
Supporting Change in Teacher Practice: Examining Shifts of Teachers’ Professional Development Preferences and Needs for Technology Integration
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 4 (December 2017) pp. 522–548
Studies have shown that when K-12 school districts implement a new technology initiative, it is not always accompanied by effective teacher professional development (PD). Many teachers have indicated that effective technology PD experiences should...
Dominic Becking; Thomas Berkel; Stefan Betermieux; Michael Clossen; Birgit Feldmann; Gerd Rademacher; Gunter Schlageter
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 2278–2281
From the challenging prerequisites and needs of our students we developed new roles for the tutors and students in a virtual database practical training within a roleplay. We embedded our learning targets partly given by the curriculum into the...
Semi-Nonparametric Methods for Detecting Latent Non-Normality: A Fusion of Latent Trait and Ordered Latent Class Modeling
Multivariate Behavioral Research Vol. 41, No. 4 (2006) pp. 427–443
Ordered latent class analysis (OLCA) can be used to approximate unidimensional latent distributions. The main objective of this study is to evaluate the method of OLCA in detecting non-normality of an unobserved continuous variable (i.e., a common...
Journal of Rural Health Vol. 28, No. 1 (2012) pp. 16–27
Context: Health information technology (HIT) is a national policy priority. Knowledge about the special needs, if any, of rural health care providers should be taken into account as policy is put into action. Little is known, however, about rural...
Journal of Geography Vol. 98, No. 5 (1999) pp. 201–207
Describes the development of "The South Carolina Atlas of Environmental Risks and Hazards," a digital atlas that provides people with information on environmental hazards in South Carolina. Discusses the content and navigation of the atlas and...
Assessing Clients in Their Natural Environments with Electronic Diaries: Rationale, Benefits, Limitations, and Barriers
Psychological Assessment Vol. 19, No. 1 (March 2007) pp. 25–43
Increasingly, mobile technologies are used to gather diary data in basic research and clinical studies. This article considers issues relevant to the integration of electronic diary (ED) methods in clinical assessment. EDs can be used to gather rich ...
Comparability of Computer-Based and Paper-and-Pencil Testing in K-12 Reading Assessments: A Meta-Analysis of Testing Mode Effects
Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 68, No. 1 (2008) pp. 5–24
In recent years, computer-based testing (CBT) has grown in popularity, is increasingly being implemented across the United States, and will likely become the primary mode for delivering tests in the future. Although CBT offers many advantages over...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 477–481
The Mentor-Connector project joins high school students in the Niagara Catholic District School Board with teacher candidates recruited from local and international universities. The Mentor-Connector Program taps into the learning styles of 21st...
Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 88, No. 11 (November 2011) pp. 1565–1568
Coulometric titrations involve the quantification of analyte by measurements of current and time. In most coulometric titrations, the anode and cathode are placed in isolated cells that are connected by a salt bridge. By contrast, the experiments...
Wilhelmina Savenye; Christine Ziobrowski; James Middleton; Thomas Brush; Patricia Horn; Michael Blocher; John Chadwick; Oksuz Cumali
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 2520–2522
As part of a PT3 grant to improve teacher preparation for technology integration, we are developing a rich database of "best practices" lessons delivered in a digital video database. Preservice teachers can view full lessons of exemplary teachers...
Using Evidence-Based Multimedia to Improve Vocabulary Performance of Adolescents With LD: A UDL Approach
Learning Disability Quarterly Vol. 37, No. 2 (May 2014) pp. 71–86
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that is commonly used for guiding the construction and delivery of instruction intended to support all students. In this study, we used a related model to guide creation of a multimedia-based...
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (1999) pp. 1356–1357
This paper describes an experimental Java client-server system using the Amateur Radio Service over the World Wide Web (WWW). This system allows a mobile user to receive maps of his present location as well as send and receive messages to a user...
InteractiveWall 3.1 - Formal and Non-Formal Learning at School with Web-3.0-based Technology in Front of Large Multi-touch Screens
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2017 (Jun 20, 2017) pp. 1317–1326
This paper focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of the InteractiveWall 3.1 (IW), which supports formal and non-formal learning in primary and secondary schools. With the third generation we developed based on latest technology, new...
Educational Technology Research Journals: "Journal of Educational Computing Research," 2003-2012
Educational Technology Vol. 55, No. 2 (2015) pp. 43–48
This article analyzes articles published in the "Journal of Educational Computing Research" ("JECR") from 2003 to 2012. The authors analyzed the articles looking for trends in article types and methodologies, the most common...
Affordances and Limitations of Learning Analytics for Computer-Assisted Language Learning: A Case Study of the VITAL Project
Anouk Gelan; Greet Fastré; Martine Verjans; Niels Martin; Gert Janssenswillen; Mathijs Creemers; Jonas Lieben; Benoît Depaire; Michael Thomas
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 31, No. 3 (2018) pp. 294–319
Learning analytics (LA) has emerged as a field that offers promising new ways to prevent drop-out and aid retention. However, other research suggests that large datasets of learner activity can be used to understand online learning behaviour and...
A Comparison of Teacher and Lecturer Perspectives on the Transition from Secondary to Tertiary Mathematics Education
Ye Yoon Hong; Suzanne Kerr; Sergiy Klymchuk; Johanna McHardy; Priscilla Murphy; Sue Spencer; Michael O. J. Thomas; Peter Watson
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 40, No. 7 (October 2009) pp. 877–889
The transition from school to tertiary study of mathematics comes under increasing scrutiny in research. This article reports on some findings from a project analysing the transition from secondary to tertiary education in mathematics. One key...
Michael Mandrusiak; M David Rudd; Thomas E. Joiner; Alan L. Berman; Kimberly A. Van Orden; Tracy Witte
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior Vol. 36, No. 3 (June 2006) pp. 263–271
The issue of suicide warning signs on the Internet is considered. In addition to reviewing some of the relevant conceptual issues about warning signs, a random sample of Internet sites was selected and reviewed. Warning signs were grouped and...
Neuroscience in Middle Schools: A Professional Development and Resource Program that Models Inquiry-Based Strategies and Engages Teachers in Classroom Implementation
Carrie MacNabb; Lee Schmitt; Michael Michlin; Ilene Harris; Larry Thomas; David Chittendon; Timothy J. Ebner; Janet M. Dubinsky
CBE - Life Sciences Education Vol. 5, No. 2 (2006) pp. 144–157
The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota and the Science Museum of Minnesota have developed and implemented a successful program for middle school (grades 5-8) science teachers and their students, called Brain Science on the...
Lisa Benson; Dean Elliott; Michael Grant; Doug Holschuh; Beaumie Kim; Hyeonjin Kim; Erick Lauber; Sebastian Loh; Thomas C. Reeves
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1615–1621
Heuristic evaluation is a methodology for investigating the usability of software originally developed by Nielsen (1993, 2000). Nielsen's protocol was modified and refined for an evaluation of an e-learning program by participants in a doctoral...
Andrea C. Burrows; Joe Garofalo; Steven Barbato; Rhonda Christensen; Michael Grant; - Kinshuk; Jennifer Parrish; Christine Thomas; Tandra Tyler-Wood
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 4 (December 2017) pp. 478–482
uring this National Technology Leadership Summit (NTLS; see ntls.info), concurrent “strand” deliberations took place over 2 days. One of those strands was entitled American Innovations in the Content Areas: STEM, and the discussion within that...
Michael J. Kennedy; Emily Ely; Cathy Newman Thomas; Paige C. Pullen; Jennifer R. Newton; Kristen Ashworth; Mira T. Cole; Shelly P. Lovelace
Teacher Education and Special Education Vol. 35, No. 3 (August 2012) pp. 243–257
Content Acquisition Podcasts (CAPs), created using Mayer's Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning, are a form of instructional technology that can deliver critical course content and be used by teacher educators to conserve limited face-to-face...
Jim Knight; Barbara A. Bradley; Michael Hock; Thomas M. Skrtic; David Knight; Irma Brasseur-Hock; Jean Clark; Marilyn Ruggles; Carol Hatton
Journal of Staff Development Vol. 33, No. 2 (April 2012) pp. 18–23
New technologies can dramatically change the way people live and work. Jet engines transformed travel. Television revolutionized news and entertainment. Computers and the Internet have transformed just about everything else. And now small video...
Comprehension Tools for Teachers: Reading for Understanding from Prekindergarten through Fourth Grade
Carol McDonald Connor; Beth M. Phillips; Michael Kaschak; Kenn Apel; Young-Suk Kim; Stephanie Al Otaiba; Elizabeth C. Crowe; Shurita Thomas-Tate; Lakeisha Cooper Johnson; Christopher J. Lonigan
Educational Psychology Review Vol. 26, No. 3 (September 2014) pp. 379–401
This paper describes the theoretical framework, as well as the development and testing of the intervention, "Comprehension Tools for Teachers" (CTT), which is composed of eight component interventions targeting malleable language and...
The Expression of Adult ADHD Symptoms in Daily Life: An Application of Experience Sampling Methodology
Laura E. Knouse; John T. Mitchell; Leslie H. Brown; Paul J. Silvia; Michael J. Kane; Inez Myin-Germeys; Thomas R. Kwapil
Journal of Attention Disorders Vol. 11, No. 6 (2008) pp. 652–663
Objective: To use experience sampling method (ESM) to examine the impact of inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive ADHD symptoms on emotional well-being, activities and distress, cognitive impairment, and social functioning assessed in the daily...
Commentary: A Response to an Interview With Joseph South by the Teacher Education and Technology and Media Divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children
Marcia L. Rock; Sean Smith; Cathy Newman Thomas; Kelley Regan; Eleazar Vasquez III; Michael Kennedy; Lisa Dieker; Anya Evmenova; Cindy Okolo; Margaret Bausch
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 3 (September 2017) pp. 301–311
Thriving in the digital age workplace requires, in part, professionals who think differently about how they prepare the next generation workforce. Teachers and teacher educators are no exception. When reflecting on how today’s teacher educators...
Michael J. Schoen; Edmond F. Tipton; Thomas K. Houston; Ellen Funkhouser; Deborah A. Levine; Carlos A. Estrada; Jeroan J. Allison; O Dale Williams; Catarina I. Kiefe
Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions Vol. 29, No. 4 (2009) pp. 246–253
Introduction: Physician use of the Internet for practice improvement has increased dramatically over the last decade, but research shows that many physicians choose not to participate. The current study investigated the association of specific...
How are Australian higher education institutions contributing to change through innovative teaching and learning in virtual worlds?
Brent Gregory; Sue Gregory; Denise Wood; Yvonne Masters; Mathew Hillier; Frederick Stokes-Thompson; Anton Bogdanovych; Des Butler; Lyn Hay; Kim Flintoff; Stefan Schutt; Robyn Alderton; Ieva Stupans; Lindy McKeown Orwin; Andrew Cram; Grant Meredith; Jenny Grenfell; Francesca Collins; Allan Ellis; Lisa Jacka; Ian Larson; Andrew Fluck; Helen Farley; Jay Jay Jegathesan; Dale Linegar; Debbie McCormick; Jason Zagami; John Campbell; Angela Thomas; Nona Muldoon; Ali Abbas; Ian Burnett; Sheila Scutter; David Ellis; Suku Sinnappan; Katrina Neville; Ashley Aitken; Simeon Simoff; Xiangyu Wang; Mandy Salomon; Kay Souter; Greg Wadley; Michael Jacobson; Anne Newstead; Gary Hayes; Scott Grant; Alyona Yusupova
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2011 (2011) pp. 475–490
Over the past decade, teaching and learning in virtual worlds has been at the forefront of many higher education institutions around the world. The DEHub Virtual Worlds Working Group (VWWG) consisting of Australian and New Zealand higher education...