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TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning

2005 Volume 49, Number 6

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Collaborative Learning the Wiki Way

    Mary E. Engstrom & Dusty Jewett

    In this article, the authors feature the model, Under Control: The Damming of the Missouri River, which was designed to engage middle school students in a real-world geographic issue: investigating... More

    pp. 12-16

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  2. The Global Quiz Bowl: Competing and Cooperating through Compressed Video

    George Kontos & Al P. Mizell

    "Students Around the world exchanging over the phone" (SAXophone) was the result of a collaboration among educators from Sweden, New York and Florida to allow students from participating schools... More

    pp. 16-21

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  3. Instructional Design Career Environments: Survey of the Alignment of Preparation and Practice

    Miriam B. Larson

    Research has shown that there are differing competency requirements for instructional design and technology professionals working in different career environments such as business and industry,... More

    pp. 22-33

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  4. Evaluating the Importance of Common Components in School-Based Websites: Frequency of Appearance and Stakeholders' Judged Value

    Susan Miller, Karen I. Adsit & Ted Miller

    This study investigates the elements that are currently contained in representative school-based websites and the degree to which various users of school websites value specific features that are... More

    pp. 34-40

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  5. Knowledge Management: An Imperative for Schools of Education

    Susan A. Santo

    In this article, the author discusses the importance of knowledge management (KM) in the era of the knowledge organization, a place where generating, sharing and storing knowledge is a valued part ... More

    pp. 42-49

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  6. Sharing the Sacred Fire: Integrating Educational Technology without Annihilating Nature

    R W. Burniske

    The use of networked technology for the explicit purpose of integrating school curricula often carries the implicit aim of introducing students to the concept of globalization. As a result, the... More

    pp. 50-52

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  7. CyberEthics: The New Frontier

    Janna J. Baum

    Do students know what they can or cannot do with intellectual property on the internet? Many computer-savvy kids as well as educators, administrators and parents are unclear about what is and what ... More

    pp. 54-56

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  8. Patently Absurd: The Ethical Implications of Software Patents

    Chris D. Stark

    Since the mid-1980s, the percentage of the population in the United States owning a personal computer has grown from just over 8% to well over 50%, and nearly 60% of the population uses a computer ... More

    pp. 58-61

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