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TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning

July 2014 Volume 58, Number 4

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Transforming the Doctorate from Residential to Online: A Distributed PhD Learning Technologies

    Greg Jones, Scott J. Warren, Demetria Ennis-Cole, Gerald Knezek, Lin Lin & Cathie Norris

    This article discusses a systemic change that expanded the doctorate in Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas to include a distributed option, delivered primarily online. It... More

    pp. 19-26

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  2. Establishing an Equitable and Fair Admissions System for an Online Doctoral Program

    Ross A. Perkins & Patrick R. Lowenthal

    The field of educational technology has seen marked growth from just a small number of distance-based doctoral programs to nearly 20 today. Creating and sustaining a quality doctoral program of any... More

    pp. 27-35

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  3. Student Support and Advising in a New Online Ed.D. of Instructional Systems Technology Program: A Design Case

    Marisa Exter, Nilufer Korkmaz & Elizabeth Boling

    This design case describes an online Ed.D. in Instructional Systems Technology (IST) launched in 2012. We will focus on a key aspect of the design: program advising and students' relationship ... More

    pp. 36-44

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  4. Connecting Practice, Theory and Method: Supporting Professional Doctoral Students in Developing Conceptual Frameworks

    Swapna Kumar & Pavlo Antonenko

    From an instrumental view, conceptual frameworks that are carefully assembled from existing literature in Educational Technology and related disciplines can help students structure all aspects of... More

    pp. 54-61

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  5. An Analysis of Professional Practice Ed.D. Dissertations in Educational Technology

    Kara Dawson & Swapna Kumar

    The University of Florida offers an online professional practice Ed.D. focused on Educational Technology. Twenty-three students have completed professional practice dissertations and graduated... More

    pp. 62-72

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  6. Graduates' Reflections on an Online Doctorate in Educational Technology

    Julia S. Fuller, Mary E. Risner, Laura Lowder, Mark Hart & Barry Bachenheimer

    In recent years online education doctorates have become more prevalent to accommodate the growing need for distance academic preparation. Due to the newness of these degree programs, there is a... More

    pp. 73-80

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  7. The Impact Factor: Measuring Student Professional Growth in an Online Doctoral Program

    Swapna Kumar & Kara Dawson

    This article describes the impact of an online Ed.D. in educational technology based on data collected from students at regular intervals during the program. It documents how students who were... More

    pp. 89-97

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