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Billings, Karen J.; Blaschke, Charles L. – Educational Technology, 2016
The authors review past and current funding/support for U.S. K-12 educational technology companies. They review both who provided the funding for product development and the reasons why. They look back to the 1960s and 1970s, when federal government agencies helped produce computer-based materials, then how the schools' access to technology…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Financial Support, Barriers, Elementary Secondary Education
D'Angelo, Cynthia M.; Rutstein, Daisy; Harris, Christopher J. – Educational Technology, 2016
This article presents a summary of the findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature on computer-based interactive simulations for K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning topics. For achievement outcomes, simulations had a moderate to strong effect on student learning. Overall, simulations have…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Computer Simulation, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Strycker, Jesse – Educational Technology, 2015
With the continually growing number of computers and mobile devices available in K-12 schools, the need is dwindling for dedicated computer labs and media centers. Some schools are starting to repurpose those facilities into different kinds of exploratory learning environments known as "makerspaces". This article discusses this next…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Computers
Kelly, Daniel P. – Educational Technology, 2015
Technology-savvy teachers are often the "go to" staff members in schools for their colleagues' technology issues. These teachers are seen as leaders within their schools with respect to technology and often do not understand their peers' difficulties when bringing technology into the classroom. Understanding both the reasons teachers may…
Descriptors: Barriers, Technology Integration, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Leadership
Norris, Cathleen A.; Soloway, Elliot – Educational Technology, 2015
While "mobile learning" has gained recognition in K-12 as a category in educational technology, the authors argue that, between 2010 and 2015, at least, its impact hasn't matched the hype. But between 2015 and 2020, hardware, software, and network technologies will mature sufficiently such that educational technology's Holy…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Prediction, Elementary Secondary Education
Subramony, Deepak Prem – Educational Technology, 2014
This article employs a variety of theoretical lenses to describe the nature and ramifications of the Digital Divide, which, the author states, continues to remain one of the biggest social challenges to confront the human race in modern times--even as technological advances, globalization, and other socioeconomic shifts are rendering digital media…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Cultural Influences, Technological Literacy
Gropper, George L. – Educational Technology, 2014
Student achievement does not depend solely on teacher competence. Students' own behavior, their motivation to achieve, and their attitudes toward others around them all contribute. These variables create conditions--an environment--that either favors or disfavors achievement. They can dictate the amount of time a teacher has to devote to…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Models, Guidelines
Lee, Dabae – Educational Technology, 2014
Personalized learning (PL) is spotlighted as a way to transform K-12 educational systems. PL customizes learning pace, instructional methods, and learning content to individual students. As much as PL sounds promising and complex, little guidance is available to educators and policymakers about how to effectively design PL. Five essential features…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Instruction, Instructional Design, Educational Principles
Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2014
In this article, Michael F. Shaughnessy, Contributing Editor of this journal, interviews David Dockterman, Chief Architect, Learning Sciences, at Scholastic Education, where he provides guidance on turning research into practical programs. Dockterman was one of the founders of Tom Snyder Productions, a leading educational software developer and…
Descriptors: Interviews, Computer System Design, Computer Software, Computer Simulation
Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2014
Bror Saxberg is Chief Learning Officer for Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of the Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) and a leading global provider of educational services, offering post-secondary education, test preparation, professional training, and K-12 programs. Saxberg is responsible for the research and development of innovative learning…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Technology, Profiles, Educational Change
Thompson, Scott – Educational Technology, 2014
Through ongoing rapid-fire changes in the nature of communications, the social, professional, and political landscapes of our time are rapidly transforming. But the prevailing paradigm in most schools and school systems is a relic of the industrial revolution. Schools and school systems must adopt a new paradigm for learning if they are to remain…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Principles
Aslan, Sinem; Reigeluth, Charles M.; Thomas, Dee – Educational Technology, 2014
To achieve truly learner-centered instruction and assessment, Reigeluth (1994) and Reigeluth and Karnopp (2013) pointed out the importance of schools providing a caring environment. They indicated that such an environment could be ensured with better interaction and relationships among students and teachers in a small learning community. How can a…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Educational Change, Independent Study
Dutta, Pratima – Educational Technology, 2014
The Bloomington Project School (BPS) is a charter school that has successfully adopted and implemented several learner-centered educational strategies. This case study offers a glimpse into its student-centered, collaborative, and interdisciplinary learning and teaching processes; its mastery-based assessment process; and its successful technology…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Student Centered Curriculum, Program Implementation, Charter Schools
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
Nelson, Angela C. – Educational Technology, 2013
It is widely recognized that technology in the classroom has the potential to transform education at every stage from Pre-K, to K-12, to Higher Education and Adult Education. Using the Digital Teaching Platform as an exemplar of 21st Century classroom instruction style, the author offers an overview of classroom technology and its effects on…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Best Practices
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