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Journal of Educational Technology & Society

2007 Volume 10, Number 1

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Number of articles: 19

  1. Integrating Creativity into Online University Classes

    Brent Muirhead

    In this article, the author provides a concise discussion on creativity, defining the term, sharing theoretical background information and offering insights into promoting creativity in online... More

    pp. 1-13

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  2. A Framework for Conceptualising the Impact of Technology on Teaching and Learning

    Sara Price & Martin Oliver

    Although there is great interest, and considerable investment, in adopting technology within Higher Education, it is less clear what this change means to the people who implement or experience it. ... More

    pp. 16-27

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  3. From Effect to Effectiveness: The Missing Research Questions

    Graham Alsop & Chris Tompsett

    For many researchers and developers in information and communication technology in education (ICTE), the transfer of knowledge from research into educational practice is slow and limited. For most ... More

    pp. 28-39

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  4. New and Changing Teacher Roles in Higher Education in a Digital Age

    Jo Dugstad Wake, Olga Dysthe & Stig Mjelstad

    Digital tools are increasingly being used to support teaching in higher education. These tools place new demands on the tasks and responsibilities of the teacher, and can influence teacher roles.... More

    pp. 40-51

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  5. Academic Use of Digital Resources: Disciplinary Differences and the Issue of Progression Revisited

    Bob Kemp & Chris Jones

    This paper examines the use of digital resources by academic staff in a single UK University and its influence on academic practice over a two to three year period. The paper describes two linked... More

    pp. 52-60

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  6. Tutor Roles in Facilitating Reflection on Practice through Online Discussion

    Karen Guldberg & Rachel Pilkington

    This paper is concerned with teaching and learning in a blended e-learning course that supports students in reflecting on and transforming their practice. In this paper we focus on two key aspects ... More

    pp. 61-72

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  7. The Role of Blogs in Studying the Discourse and Social Practices of Mathematics Teachers

    Katerina Makri & Chronis Kynigos

    This paper introduces a rationale for change in roles and practices of the participants in mathematics education MA courses and their instructor, based on the integration and use of a web log, both... More

    pp. 73-84

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  8. Educational Technology and Practice: Types and Timescales of Change

    David Riley

    This article identifies three uses of educational technology and evaluates their potential to change curricula and pedagogic strategies. The article is in four parts, with the first outlining a... More

    pp. 85-93

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  9. Computing Technology for Learning--In Need of a Radical New Conception

    Meurig Beynon

    Many have had high expectations for the impact of computer-based technology on educational practice. By and large, these expectations have not been realised. It has become evident that innovative... More

    pp. 94-106

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  10. Teaching in a Wireless Learning Environment: A Case Study

    Tzu Chien Liu

    Although wireless and mobile technology is regarded as a useful tool for enhancing student-centered learning, few studies have explored the factors that may affect the application of this emerging ... More

    pp. 107-123

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  11. Pedagogy, Self-Assessment, and Online Discussion Groups

    Mary Kayler & Karen Weller

    One Master's Program, Initiatives in Educational Transformation, has integrated a computer management system (WebCT) into a learner-centered (Weimer, 2002) community of K-12 practicing teachers.... More

    pp. 136-147

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  12. Systematic Planning for ICT Integration in Topic Learning

    Qiyun Wang & Huay Lit Woo

    Integrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into teaching and learning is a growing area that has attracted many educators' efforts in recent years. Based on the scope of content... More

    pp. 148-156

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  13. Logic of Sherlock Holmes in Technology Enhanced Learning

    Erkki Patokorpi

    Abduction is a method of reasoning that people use under uncertainty in a context in order to come up with new ideas. The use of abduction in this exploratory study is twofold: (i) abduction is a... More

    pp. 171-185

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  14. Concept Mapping in Science Class: A Case Study of Fifth Grade Students

    Askin Asan

    The purpose of this research project was to determine the effects of incorporating concept mapping on the achievement of fifth grade students in science class. The study was conducted with twenty... More

    pp. 186-195

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  15. Students' Attitudes towards Animated Demonstrations as Computer Learning Tools

    Theofanis C. Despotakis, George E. Palaigeorgiou & Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

    Animated demonstrations are increasingly used for presenting the functionality of various computer applications. Nevertheless, our understanding of whether and how students integrate this... More

    pp. 196-205

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  16. A Learning Framework for Knowledge Building and Collective Wisdom Advancement in Virtual Learning Communities

    Yongcheng Gan & Zhiting Zhu

    This study represents an effort to construct a learning framework for knowledge building and collective wisdom advancement in a virtual learning community (VLC) from the perspectives of system... More

    pp. 206-226

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  17. The Crisis of Educational Technology, and the Prospect of Reinventing Education

    Abdulkafi Albirini

    With the fading monopoly of the industrial mode of production and the emergence of the "information revolution," modern technology has pervaded almost every aspect of human life. In education,... More

    pp. 227-236

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  18. Towards a Methodology for Educational Modelling: A Case in Educational Assessment

    Bas Giesbers, Jan van Bruggen, Henry Hermans, Desiree Joosten-ten Brinke, Jan Burgers, Rob Koper & Ignace Latour

    Educational modelling is the modelling of educational [sub-] systems. Such a model is a framework containing important concepts, processes and relations. Several models have been published but... More

    pp. 237-247

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  19. Extending the SCORM Specification for References to the Open Content Object

    Xin-hua Zhu

    The Open Content Object (OCO), which was put forward in the author's previous paper, is an object that has the function of requesting services and providing services through the messages-passing... More

    pp. 248-264

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