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TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning

2016 Volume 60, Number 2

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Number of articles: 11

  1. What's Cooking in the MOOC Kitchen: Layered MOOCs

    Matt Crosslin & Jenny S. Wakefield

    During several panel presentations at the AECT Annual Convention in Indianapolis in November 2015, concerns with MOOCs were raised. In this paper the authors discuss a few of those concerns of... More

    pp. 98-101

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  2. Design and Implementation of the Game-Design and Learning Program

    Mete Akcaoglu

    Design involves solving complex, ill-structured problems. Design tasks are consequently, appropriate contexts for children to exercise higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills. Although... More

    pp. 114-123

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  3. The Use of Social Networks to Employ the Wisdom of Crowds for Teaching

    Aviva Klieger

    The "Wisdom of Crowds" hypothesis has been introduced into many fields, but not into education. Groups with diverse knowledge and skills make better decisions than homogenous groups or... More

    pp. 124-128

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  4. Connected and Ubiquitous: A Discussion of Two Theories That Impact Future Learning Applications

    Richard A. Bair & Timothy Stafford

    Mobile media break down traditional barriers that have defined learning in schools because they enable constant, personalized access to media. This information-rich environment could dramatically... More

    pp. 129-135

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  5. Investigating Practices in Teacher Education That Promote and Inhibit Technology Integration Transfer in Early Career Teachers

    Aimee M. Brenner & Jennifer M. Brill

    The purpose of this study was to identify instructional technology integration strategies and practices in preservice teacher education that contribute to the transfer of technology integration... More

    pp. 136-144

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  6. Presence+Experience: A Framework for the Purposeful Design of Presence in Online Courses

    Joanna C. Dunlap, Geeta Verma & Heather Lynn Johnson

    In this article, we share a framework for the purposeful design of presence in online courses. Instead of developing something new, we looked at two models that have helped us with previous... More

    pp. 145-151

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  7. Designing and Implementing a Unique Website Design Project in an Undergraduate Course

    George Kontos

    The following paper describes a distinctive collaborative service-learning project done in an undergraduate class on web design. In this project, students in a web design class contacted local... More

    pp. 154-159

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  8. Professional Development Considerations for Makerspace Leaders, Part One: Addressing "What?" and "Why?"

    Kevin M. Oliver

    As makerspaces begin to move into school libraries and classrooms, there is a growing need for professional development to help K-12 educators answer common questions such as "what is a... More

    pp. 160-166

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  9. Design Guidelines for Graduate Program Social Media Use

    Joshua M. Rosenberg, Colin A. Terry, John Bell, Virginia Hiltz & Tracy E. Russo

    Social media provides a promising platform for members of informal and formal educational communities to build community, collaborate, and support institutional goals such as student recruitment.... More

    pp. 167-175

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  10. Student See versus Student Do: A Comparative Study of Two Online Tutorials

    Ilana Stonebraker, M Brooke Robertshaw & Jennifer D. Moss

    This study examines the impact on student performance after interactive and non-interactive tutorials using a 2?×?2 treatment-control design. In an undergraduate management course, a control group ... More

    pp. 176-182

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  11. Teachers' Attitudes to Using iPads or Tablet Computers; Implications for Developing New Skills, Pedagogies and School-Provided Support

    Keith Young

    This study examined the attitudes of teachers towards using tablet computers, predominantly Apple's iPad, across 22 post primary-schools in Ireland. The study also questions some previous research ... More

    pp. 183-189

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