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Journal of Research on Technology in Education

2008 Volume 40, Number 4

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Effectiveness of Personal Interaction in a Learner-Centered Paradigm Distance Education Class Based on Student Satisfaction

    Shu-Hui Hsieh Chang & Roger A. Smith

    This study examined relationships between students' perceptions of course-related interaction and their course satisfaction within the learner-centered paradigm in distance education. A Students'... More

    pp. 407-426

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  2. Professional Development for Information Communication Technology Integration: Identifying and Supporting a Community of Practice through Design-Based Research

    Ronald J. MacDonald

    Research suggests effective classroom ICT integration occurs through needs-based, collaborative professional development (Chandra-Handa, 2001; Cuttance, 2001; Figg, 2000; Gibson, Oberg, & Pelz,... More

    pp. 429-445

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  3. Learning with Laptops: Implementation and Outcomes in an Urban, Under-Privileged School

    Chrystalla Mouza

    This study examined the implementation and outcomes of a laptop program initiative in a predominantly low-income, minority school. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected, analyzed,... More

    pp. 447-472

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  4. Exploring Two Teacher Education Online Learning Designs: A Classroom of One or Many?

    Priscilla Norton & Dawn Hathaway

    Online learning is rapidly becoming a permanent feature of higher education. In a preponderance of instances, online learning is designed using conventional educational practices: lecture, grades, ... More

    pp. 475-495

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  5. Having Our Say: Middle Grade Student Perspectives on School, Technologies, and Academic Engagement

    Hiller A. Spires, John K. Lee, Kimberly A. Turner & Janet Johnson

    Growing consensus among policy makers and educators alike suggests that our education system must be transformed to address the needs of a global society as well as the needs of the 21st century... More

    pp. 497-515

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  6. Extending Content-Focused Professional Development through Online Communities of Practice

    Cynthia B. Vavasseur & S Kim MacGregor

    This mixed method case study provides insights about how the professional development of middle school teachers is facilitated through their participation in content-focused online communities of... More

    pp. 517-536

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