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Educational Technology

2014 Volume 54, Number 3

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Number of articles: 11

  1. A Paradigm for Learning in a World of Continuous Change

    Scott Thompson

    Through ongoing rapid-fire changes in the nature of communications, the social, professional, and political landscapes of our time are rapidly transforming. But the prevailing paradigm in most... More

    pp. 7-11

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  2. How to Personalize Learning in K-12 Schools: Five Essential Design Features

    Dabae Lee

    Personalized learning (PL) is spotlighted as a way to transform K-12 educational systems. PL customizes learning pace, instructional methods, and learning content to individual students. As much as... More

    pp. 12-17

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  3. The Learner-Centered Paradigm of Education: Roles for Technology

    Charles M. Reigeluth

    The learner-centered paradigm of education requires very different roles for technology, as well as for teachers and students, compared with the teacher-centered paradigm. Rather than almost... More

    pp. 18-21

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  4. Transformational Dialogue for Public Education: Moving from Tweaking to Transforming at the State Level

    Daniel H. Kim

    The importance of public education has never been greater as we enter the dawn of a new millennium. Innumerable efforts have been focused on improving public education, but the unfortunate result... More

    pp. 22-28

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  5. Paradigms, Mental Models, and Mind-Sets: Triple Barriers to Transformational Change in School Systems

    Francis M. Duffy

    This article presents a simile for understanding the power of paradigms, mental models, and mind-sets as religion-like phenomena. The author clarifies the meaning of the three phenomena to help... More

    pp. 29-33

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  6. Engaging At-Risk Populations in the Systemic Educational Transformation Process

    Sunnie Lee Watson & William R. Watson

    At-risk student bodies in public school districts have very different cultures of learning from mainstream learning communities. Policies and practices in schools tend to isolate these student... More

    pp. 34-38

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  7. Transforming Education with Self-Directed Project-Based Learning: The Minnesota New Country School

    Sinem Aslan, Charles M. Reigeluth & Dee Thomas

    To achieve truly learner-centered instruction and assessment, Reigeluth (1994) and Reigeluth and Karnopp (2013) pointed out the importance of schools providing a caring environment. They indicated ... More

    pp. 39-42

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  8. Implementing Learner-Centered Educational Strategies: The Bloomington Project School

    Pratima Dutta

    The Bloomington Project School (BPS) is a charter school that has successfully adopted and implemented several learner-centered educational strategies. This case study offers a glimpse into its... More

    pp. 43-47

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  9. Redesigning Higher Education: Embracing a New Paradigm

    William R. Watson & Sunnie Lee Watson

    Higher education is under enormous pressure to transform itself and embrace a new paradigm. Operating under an outdated model that no longer aligns with the realities of modern society,... More

    pp. 47-51

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  10. Paradigm Change in Military Education and Training

    Herbert H. Bell & Charles M. Reigeluth

    All branches of the U.S. military are moving toward education and training that is tailored to meet individuals' needs wherever they are and whenever they are ready to learn. The result will be a... More

    pp. 52-57

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  11. Q & A with Ed Tech Leaders: Interview with David Dockterman

    Michael F. Shaughnessy

    In this article, Michael F. Shaughnessy, Contributing Editor of this journal, interviews David Dockterman, Chief Architect, Learning Sciences, at Scholastic Education, where he provides guidance on... More

    pp. 62-63

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