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Hung, David; Huang, Jun Song – Educational Technology, 2016
This article reflects on the landscape of ICT-mediated learning research in Singapore schools over the past 12 years. This ICT (information and communications technology) journey is situated in the context of the Singapore education Masterplans and the inception of substantive research funding in this area of work since 2003. The article questions…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
Fei, Victor Lim; Hung, David – Educational Technology, 2016
This article discusses the controversies and value in the use of technology for learning. It proposes that as a teaching tool, technology also opens up new possibilities for teachers to design meaningful learning experiences for their students. The appropriate use of technology promises to deepen the learning of traditional literacy, numeracy, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Learning Experience
Norris, Cathleen; Soloway, Elliot – Educational Technology, 2016
A school can change. In this case study, the authors describe the 12 factors they have identified as being key in the transformation of the core pedagogical practices at Nan Chiau Primary School, Singapore, from direct instruction to inquiry, from a 20th to a 21st century school. While the adoption of 1:1 mobile devices played a catalytic role in…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices
Jamaludin, Azilawati; Shaari, Imran – Educational Technology, 2016
This article discusses peer apprenticeship learning (PAL) as situated within networked learning communities (NLCs). The context revolves around the diffusion of technologically-mediated learning in Singapore schools, where teachers begin to implement inquiry-oriented learning, consistent with 21st century learning, among students. As these schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship, Apprenticeships, Social Networks
Hung, David; Lee, Shu-Shing – Educational Technology, 2015
Education cannot adopt the linear model of scaling used by the medical sciences. "Gold standards" cannot be replicated without considering process-in-learning, diversity, and student-variedness in classrooms. This article proposes a nuanced model of educational scaling-and-diffusion, describing the scaling (top-down supports) and…
Descriptors: Scaling, Models, Educational Innovation, Inquiry
Tan, Seng Chee; Ow, John; Chai, ChingSing; Teo, Chew-Lee; Yeo, Jennifer – Educational Technology, 2014
To better prepare learners for the "knowledge society," educators in Singapore have embarked on a journey in experimenting with knowledge creation pedagogy in classrooms. The Knowledge Creation and Innovative Design Centre was set up to further coordinate this effort. In this article, the authors give an account of the historical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Educational Research, Educational History
Norris, Cathleen A.; Soloway, Elliot; Tan, Chun Ming; Looi, Chee-Kit – Educational Technology, 2013
In this project report, the authors describe the five transformations that a primary school in Singapore underwent as it adopted an inquiry pedagogy and curriculum along with a 1:1 deployment of smartphones. Based on the students' end-of-year test scores, not only did the students learn the prescribed content, but also they developed key 21st…
Descriptors: School Culture, Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
Hung, David; Lee, Shu-Shing; Lim, Kenneth Y. T. – Educational Technology, 2012
The diffusion of innovation is critical to societal progression. In the field of education, such diffusion takes on added significance because of the many stakeholders and accountabilities involved. This article presents the argument that efforts at diffusion which are designed from a top-down perspective are not sustainable over the long term…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Professional Development
Norris, Cathleen; Hossain, Akhlaq; Soloway, Elliot – Educational Technology, 2011
The authors stand by this prediction: Within five years "every" child in "every" grade in "every" K-12 classroom in America will be using a mobile learning device (MLD), 24/7. And a corollary already being seen in MLD-using classrooms: Student achievement will increase "significantly", since time-on-task…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices
Norris, Cathleen A.; Soloway, Elliot – Educational Technology, 2011
Speeding past the Steve Jobs Post-PC Era into the Age of Mobilism, the authors foresee how, by 2015, each and every student in America's K-12 classrooms will be using their own mobile computing device, with those devices engendering the most disruptive transformation in education in 150 years. Classrooms will move from today's "I Teach"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Corporations
Lim, Kenneth Y. T.; Chen, Der-Thanq; Hung, David – Educational Technology, 2010
This article describes some of the key affordances for learning of the generic class of handheld computers known variously as smartphones, palmtops, and thumbtops--using the Apple iPhone 3G as one of the most mature exemplars of this class--based on the authors' experiences with and reflections about the device over a period of a year. An argument…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Users (Information), Handheld Devices, Computers
Kim, Beaumie; Kim, Mi Song – Educational Technology, 2010
Learning is a social activity, which requires interactions with the environment, tools, people, and also ourselves (e.g., our previous experiences). Each interaction provides different meanings to learners, and the associated emotion affects their learning and performance. With the premise that emotion and cognition are distributed, the authors…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Paleontology, Ecology, Games
Bielaczyc, Katerine; Kapur, Manu – Educational Technology, 2010
Education in the Knowledge Age calls for engaging students in creative work with knowledge. A major implication for research and design in the learning sciences is that the necessary shift is not simply technological or pedagogical, but essentially epistemological (Brown, 2007). In this article, the authors view such creative work with knowledge…
Descriptors: Play, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Social Scientists
Looi, Chee-Kit; Chen, Wenli; Patton, Charles M. – Educational Technology, 2010
The authors discuss the notion of Rapid Collaborative Knowledge Building (RCKB) in classroom settings. RCKB seeks to harness the collective intelligence of groups to learn faster, envision new possibilities, and to reveal latent knowledge in a dynamic live setting. It is characterized by the notion of rapid cycles of knowledge building activities…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Group Dynamics
Anderson, Kate T.; Chua, Puay Hoe – Educational Technology, 2010
Digital storytelling involves the creation of short, personal narratives combining images, sounds, and text in a multimedia computer-based platform. In education, digital storytelling has been used to foster learning in formal and informal spaces worldwide. The authors offer a critical discussion of claims about digital storytelling's usefulness…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, Multimedia Materials
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