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TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 55, No. 5 (September 2011) pp. 45–52
Federal legislation in the United States currently mandates that technology be integrated into school curricula because of the popular belief that learning is enhanced through the use of technology. The challenge for educators is to understand how...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 24, No. 4 (2016) pp. 814–828
This study tested an iPad application using a dichotomous key as a scaffolding tool to help students make more detailed observations as they identified various species of birds on display in a museum of natural science. The Mobile Dichotomous Key ...
Distance Education Vol. 36, No. 3 (2015) pp. 312–334
This study explored the value of using a "guided rubric" to enable students participating in a massive open online course in writing to produce more reliable assessments of their fellow students' writing. To test the assumption that...
European Journal of Engineering Education Vol. 38, No. 2 (2013) pp. 228–233
As universities seek to provide cost-effective, cross-cultural experiences using global virtual (GV) teams, the "soft" communication skills typical of all teams, increases in importance for GV teams. Students need to be taught how to navigate...
CALICO Journal Vol. 29, No. 4 (September 2012) pp. 601–618
This study examined the use of automatic speech recognition (ASR) scored elicited oral response (EOR) tests to assess the speaking ability of English language learners. It also examined the relationship between ASR-scored EOR and other language...
The Use of Randomisation in Educational Research and Evaluation: A Critical Analysis of Underlying Assumptions
Evaluation & Research in Education Vol. 21, No. 4 (2008) pp. 303–317
This article considers the underlying assumptions related to the use of random assignment in educational research and evaluation; more specifically, the ability of random assignment to create similar comparison groups for the purpose of determining...
Flipping the Classroom and Instructional Technology Integration in a College-Level Information Systems Spreadsheet Course
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 61, No. 4 (August 2013) pp. 563–580
The purpose of this research was to explore how technology can be used to teach technological skills and to determine what benefit "flipping" the classroom might have for students taking an introductory-level college course on spreadsheets ...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 27, No. 1 (2013) pp. 40–55
A belief commonly held in the K-12 education community is that parents can have a positive impact on their child's learning. However, little research has examined parental involvement in an online learning environment. In this study, researchers...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 22, No. 1 (January 2014) pp. 107–129
This paper describes the Adolescent Community of Engagement (ACE) framework as a lens to guide research and design in adolescent online learning environments. Several online learning frameworks have emerged from higher education contexts, but these ...
Online Learning Vol. 22, No. 1 (2018) pp. 223–251
Research has suggested that independent study students in online courses may benefit from engaging with a proximate community of engagement (PCE) and that students perceive that such engagement will help them succeed. Independent Study students were ...
Online Student Perceptions of the Need for a Proximate Community of Engagement at an Independent Study Program
Journal of Online Learning Research Vol. 2, No. 4 (2016) pp. 333–365
Research suggests that collaborative learning designs for online courses which require interaction with teachers and peers promotes engagement and learning. K-12 students seek supplemental online courses to meet graduation requirements and desire...