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Reading Research Quarterly Vol. 20, No. 5 (1985) pp. 536–52
Investigates whether the use of the computer to mediate text affects reading comprehension and concludes that computer-mediated text can influence reading comprehension and that comprehension was most consistently increased when manipulations of the ...
Eclipsing dystopia: The public library as an Internet service provider to invert the panoptic paradigm of the Internet
Eclipsing dystopia: The public library as an Internet@service@provider to invert the panoptic paradigm of the Internet (1999) pp. 1–175
This study serves as an argument for establishing public libraries as alternative public Internet service providers, directly connected to the Internet backbone. Doing so would allow public libraries to circumvent the commercial Internet service...
Computer-aided collaboration in a graduate-level music analysis course: An exploration of legitimate peripheral participation
Computer@-aided@collaboration in a graduate-level music analysis course: An exploration of legitimate@peripheral@participation (2001) pp. 1–199
This thesis investigates the potential of Legitimate Peripheral Participation (LPP) combined with Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) to promote learning at the university graduate level. Students in a Schenkerian analysis class used computer...
Computers and the Humanities Vol. 29, No. 6 (1995) pp. 449–61
Illustrates how Radial Basis Function (RBF) network techniques can be used to explore questions concerning authorship of historic documents. Demonstrates the utility and potential for using quantitative techniques to assist in the decision-making...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 1247–1248
Scientific training requires much more than simply communicating content matter. In adult scientists, research activities involve complex collaborative work through which scientific rigor is achieved. This suggests that kids should best be trained...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 2876–2881
Since 2001, Quebec gradually applies a school curriculum using a competencies based approach. From the modifications in the roles that the teachers must hold rise important training needs. We used a web-based application named «Zoom» to develop...
"We Other Victorians": Library History, the Emergence of Electronic Networking and the Conditions of Professional Change
Education for Information Vol. 17, No. 4 (1999) pp. 315–32
Discussion of the professional education of information workers argues the importance of core skills development but also reaffirms the value of library history. Examines the historical dynamics of the birth of the profession, alongside the modern...
Hypermedia in Science and Mathematics: Applications in Teacher Education, Problem Solving and Student Testing
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 17, No. 3 (1997) pp. 249–62
Analyzes selected applications of hypermedia technology in science teacher education, mathematics problem solving, and science testing. Highlights include advantages for preservice teachers; anchoring instruction for mathematics problem solving in...
Examination of computer use in rehabilitation education: A study of individual CORE faculty and their individual use of computers
Examination of computer use in rehabilitation@education: A study of individual CORE faculty and their individual use of computers (2001) pp. 1–226
This survey intended to examine individual characteristics regarding computer technology usage among rehabilitation educators, as well as identify variables that may inhibit or enhance the instructional use of computer technology. Results of the...
International Journal of Educational Development Vol. 24, No. 4 (July 2004) pp. 437–450
Since 1991, the Eritrean government has put into place an education system which had already been developed in the liberated areas during the years of struggle against Ethiopia. Little has been written on Eritrean education policy, and in particular ...
Development of a Multimedia Software System for Teaching English as a Foreign Language to South Korean University Students
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 1650–1655
An empirical project aiming to assess the value and effectiveness of utilizing the English inherent within the native vernacular as a means for developing linguistic competence of students within mandatory EFL courses in a Korean university English...
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education Vol. 35, No. 6 (2007) pp. 404–409
A simple, rapid method for generating complex genetic profiles using Alu-based markers was recently developed for students primarily at the undergraduate level to learn more about forensics and paternity analysis. On the basis of the Cold Spring...
Mathematics and Computer Education Vol. 36, No. 3 (2002) pp. 254–60
Explores the relative strengths and weaknesses of the spreadsheet approach versus specialized mathematical programming software for solving a particular logic puzzle. (KHR)
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 5, No. 4 (1982) pp. 51–52
A microcomputer-based Universal Laboratory Training and Research Aid (ULTRA) provides meaningful laboratory access to blind students and students with upper limb disabilities. Using ULTRA, blind students can perform chemical experiments...
Educational Technology Vol. 10, No. 3 (1970) pp. 47–50
An analysis of the gloomy view of educational technology Anthony Oettinger puts forth in his new book. (LS)
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 3887–3894
There seems to be a consensus in the education community that the promise of technology has not been realized. Despite large investments in hardware, software, and infrastructure, technology is not widely integrated. Most use is mechanical and...
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education Vol. 12, No. 2 (1996) pp. 25–28
Two university projects linked constructivist theory with effectiveness practices. One group of preservice teachers completed journal entries about their math class. Another used e-mail for collaborative learning activities. The projects showed the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 819–820
We have developped a training tool to fulfill the important training requirements emerging from teachers' new roles and practices. Built around a web application, this tool makes a strategic use of a collection of videos to foster teachers' ability...
Teaching the Elephant to Dance:: The Transformation of Large Teacher Prep Program from From Tech Leadlites to Tech Leaders.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 996–998
This is a panel discussion on a university wide effort to ensure that the 1,000 plus teacher preparation graduates per year from Western Michigan University are able to meet or exceed the ISTE National Technology standards for Teachers. We will...
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning Vol. 40, No. 3 (2008) pp. 25–31
Why do costs in higher education rise more rapidly than prices in general? They do so due to four factors: (1) higher education is a personal-service industry; (2) higher education relies on highly educated labor; (3) because of increased capital...
T.H.E. Journal Vol. 12, No. 6 (1985) pp. 83–87
The Center for Research and Development in the Application of Technology to Education project identifies effective uses of new technologies for the learning disabled. Areas investigated include effective instructional design principles, program...
The RISE Framework: Using Learning Analytics to Automatically Identify Open Educational Resources for Continuous Improvement
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr 04, 2017)
The RISE (Resource Inspection, Selection, and Enhancement) Framework is a framework supporting the continuous improvement of open educational resources (OER). The framework is an automated process that identifies learning resources that should be...
Teaching Grocery Store Purchasing Skills to Students with Intellectual Disabilities Using a Computer-Based Instruction Program
Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 43, No. 4 (December 2008) pp. 431–442
This research evaluated effects of a multi-media computer-based instruction (CBI) program designed to teach grocery store purchasing skills to three high-school students with intellectual disabilities. A multiple baseline design across participants...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 4625–4630
Linear functions are a critical topic in pre-algebra and algebra and have been heavily recommended for inclusion throughout the curriculum. Modern technology-rich systems encourage actions or interpretations within and across graphical and symbolic...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 179–184
Modern software environments like XDE .NET provide integrated and powerful tools that designers and developers can use in all stages of the application development from building use case diagrams to automatically generating code. Such tools allow a...
Topics: Developmental Stages
Behaviour & Information Technology Vol. 29, No. 4 (July 2010) pp. 377–382
This article reports the results of a field study in which undergraduate students were questioned about their use of social networking sites and the appropriateness of the content that they post. The responses indicate that students routinely post...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 16, No. 2 (April 2017) pp. 105–127
** Invited as a paper from E-Learn 2014 ** Abstract: Social media is lauded as a powerful tool for informal learning, and a tool of choice for teenagers. This paper reports on the findings of a survey of 384 secondary school pupils in the UK ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (Mar 05, 2017) pp. 235–239
In preparation to launch a fully online graduate program, the authors ran a pilot program to embed a librarian in existing sections of current hybrid courses. The goal of the pilot was to compare the research success of students in the sections with ...
Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 27–32
Since interactive and collaborative instructional technology has been introduced in the 90s, demand for interactive instructional technology has dramatically increased for both classroom and distance education. Using interactive technology to engage ...
Effect of a Problem Based Simulation on the Conceptual Understanding of Undergraduate Science Education Students
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 16, No. 3 (June 2007) pp. 239–246
A study of the effect of science teaching with a multimedia simulation on water quality, the "River of Life," on the science conceptual understanding of students (N = 83) in an undergraduate science education (K-9) course is reported. Teaching...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 36, No. 2 (2007) pp. 191–221
Children from non-English-speaking homes are doubly disadvantaged when learning English in school. They enter school with less prior knowledge of English sounds, word meanings, and sentence structure, and they get little or no reinforcement of their ...
Cross-National Attitudes and Perceptions Concerning Software Piracy: A Comparative Study of Students from the United States and China
Journal of Education for Business Vol. 83, No. 2 (2007) pp. 87–94
Students' attitudes and perceptions regarding the use of unlicensed software are important to educators and businesses. Students have a proven propensity to pirate software and other intellectual property. By understanding how attitudes and...
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas Vol. 81, No. 1 (2007) pp. 37–44
In U.S. schools, students must pass statewide competency tests to graduate from high school. In this article, the authors summarize the development and testing of a program implemented to improve the skills of students failing to "make the grade" on ...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 2513–2516
Two products of the Virtual Learning Spaces Project are demonstrated and include the game episodes entitled The Burning Ground and Food for Thought. The Burning Ground episode is designed to addresses epidemics or prevalent diseases important in the ...
Educational Technology, Research and Development Vol. 38, No. 1 (1990) pp. 23–30
Discusses the integration of multiple learning goals, or objectives, into instructional design procedures. Models of instructional design are described with emphasis on human performance factors; categories of integrative goals are explained,...
Journal of School Health Vol. 50, No. 9 (November 1980) pp. 503–505
Potential applications of computer technology to the field of health education are described, including the use of computers as instructional aids, as a teaching device, and as a tool for classroom management. (JMF)
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012 (Oct 09, 2012) pp. 1761–1771
Augmented reality has recently become a popular interface for various learning applications, but it is not always clear that AR is the right choice. We provide a theoretical grounding that explains the underlying value of AR for learning and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 4454–4459
iCl@ssroom (iCl@sse 321 in French) is a 1-on-1 computer constructivist paperless program, in which students are involved in shaping their learning. Team learning and strong self-esteem are major key ingredients. The iClassroom, created in 2009, is a ...
Faculty Compensation and Obligation: The Necessity of a New Approach Triggered by Technology Integration
New Directions for Community Colleges Vol. 101 (1998) pp. 69–78
Reviews policies that can encourage greater faculty interest in adopting new technologies from the perspective of faculty and institutional obligations. Suggests that as faculty roles change with regard to technology use, so should compensation and...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 796–801
This research attempts to explore the mobile learning (ML) implementation models adopted by school systems in Canada and the United States. Within an interpretative approach it will look at the instructional, curricular and organizational issues...
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 4, No. 3 (1975) pp. 169–186
Educational telecommunications and information systems are in various stages of coming into being. Several systems of various types are described, including computer-managed instruction systems, computerized vocational guidance systems, two-way...
Hierarchical Models in the Development of a Theory of Instruction: A Comparison of Bloom, Gagne and Merrill
Educational Technology Vol. 11, No. 9 (1971) pp. 27–30
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2014 (Oct 20, 2014) pp. 227–237
Abstract: Social media is lauded as a powerful tool for informal learning, and a tool of choice for teenagers. This paper reports on the findings of a survey of 384 secondary school pupils in the UK (aged 11-17) over a 12 week period. Our findings...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 889–896
Colleges and universities are facing many challenges today, such as changing student demographics, a global economy, rising costs, overcrowding, faculty shortages, increased accountability, and the new digital technologies. One of the key challenges ...
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 19, No. 2 (2016)
The University of North Georgia utilizes the internal Quality Matters (QM) process to review all their online courses. As our online course offerings have increased, the need to devise a system to track the QM process, ensure timely reviews, and...
Beyond the ‘farts and flashes’: Responding to student and instructor concerns in the design, development, and presentation of electronic portfolios (Five years on)
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 81–83
Situated within the context of (a) discipline specific National Standards that embrace constructivist philosophies (NCTM, 1989; NCSS; 1984; NCTE/IRA, 1996; NRC, 1996), (b) on-going efforts to prepare tomorrow's teachers to seamlessly integrate...
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (1999) pp. 1387–1388
This paper describes the innovative use of the Internet to teach alcohol awareness to French and English Grade 7 and 8 students in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. The initiative got its start with in 1997 with a $1.2 M (CDN) grant from the...
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 15, No. 3 (2000) pp. 25–33
This article describes a motion video CD-ROM program designed to assist youth with severe disabilities in the selection of job preferences. Traditional vocational interest inventories for individuals with disabilities and video and CD-ROM career...
Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 92, No. 4 (April 2015) pp. 610–616
A process for analyzing log files collected from open-ended learning environments is developed and tested on a virtual lab problem involving reaction stoichiometry. The process utilizes a set of visualization tools that, by grouping student actions...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 2066–2073
Classroom teachers uncomfortable with computers often need more than the traditional one-day workshop to overcome their reluctance to integrate technology into their curriculum. The School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, along with...