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Aji, Sandeep – Educational Technology, 2016
One of the most explosive areas of growth in the field of higher education is currently in emerging international markets. In developing nations, lack of access to high-quality teachers and educational materials is often the key obstacle preventing students from gaining the skills and knowledge they need to pursue new opportunities and advance in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
Ravicchio, Fabrizio; Trentin, Guglielmo – Educational Technology, 2015
The aim of the article is to describe the assessment model adopted by the SCINTILLA Project, a project in Italy aimed at the online vocational training of young, seriously-disabled subjects and their subsequent work inclusion in smart-work mode. It will thus describe the model worked out for evaluation of the training program conceived for the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Models, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Spector, J. Michael; Yuen, H. K.; Wang, Minhong; Churchill, Daniel; Law, Nancy – Educational Technology, 2014
This is the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Association for Educational Communications and Technology (HKAECT; see http://www.hkaect.org/). The silver anniversary annual meeting will be held at the University of Hong Kong December 8--10, with the theme of the conference being "Communication and Education: New Media, Knowledge Practices, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Research Universities, Educational Opportunities
Wegner, Claas; Homann, Wiebke; Strehlke, Friederike; Borgmann, Annika – Educational Technology, 2014
This article presents the science project "Kolumbus-Kids" as an example of the innovative use of "E-Learning" and other "new technologies" to advance student learning and new-media education. The project benefits from various technology-based education strategies and E-Learning scenarios which are employed during the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education
Anderson, Terry – Educational Technology, 2013
The Open University of Catalonia (UOC) was established as public, online university and thus has grown quickly with the global interest in online courses. However, like other dedicated distance-education institutions, UOC has had challenges adapting to MOOCs, and the emergent world of Web 2.0 learning technologies. To meet these challenges, UOC…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Open Universities, Distance Education, Open Education
Thorpe, Mary – Educational Technology, 2012
Failure to transform educational institutions through the use of new technologies has been blamed on the continuation of outmoded pedagogy. However, the new spaces opened up by using technology are leading to new pedagogical approaches and an expansion in its role. Three areas currently important for European educational technologists are explored…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Stakeholders, Schools, Foreign Countries
Kikis-Papadakis, Kathy; Kollias, Andreas – Educational Technology, 2012
The world of e-learning can produce inequalities in learning achievements or reproduce inequalities established through years of traditional teaching and learning. A good start to fight the barriers set by less privileged family backgrounds to student learning outcomes in e-learning is to study in what ways students who come from such backgrounds…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Low Achievement, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning
Hudson, Brian – Educational Technology, 2012
This article addresses the professional dimension of the model for e-learning sustainability developed by Trentin (2007) and, in particular, the associated professional learning of teachers. It is set against a background context informed by the EU policy agenda for Improving Teacher Quality, which is considered specifically in relation to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Change, Educational Policy
Trentin, Guglielmo – Educational Technology, 2012
The research and development in Europe of new educational technologies and methodologies is in continuous progress. We are not, however, seeing at the same time an equally wide diffusion of these technologies and methodologies in organizational contexts (Blain, 2011). In short, there is a quite marked difference between the speed with which…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Organizational Development, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning
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
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
Chen, Wenli; Seow, Peter; So, Hyo-Jeong; Toh, Yancy; Looi, Chee-Kit – Educational Technology, 2010
The use of mobile technology can help extend children's learning spaces and enrich the learning experiences in their everyday lives where they move from one context to another, switching locations, social groups, technologies, and topics. When students have ubiquitous access to mobile devices with full connectivity, the in-situ use of the mobile…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Educational Media, Educational Technology
Westera, Wim – Educational Technology, 2010
Knowledge is like food and drink, a necessity of life, the motor of the economy, and a precondition for any social activities. While considering these facts, one cannot fail to notice that education and agriculture have a lot in common. This article reflects on the parallels between agriculture and education. While agriculture started modernizing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agriculture, Education, Comparative Analysis
Alwalidi, Abdullah; Lefrere, Paul – Educational Technology, 2010
The authors describe progress at King Khalid University (KKU) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in developing and implementing a user-centered road map for teaching and learning, with pervasive e-learning as a core element. They named the approach "Invisible" e-learning. As part of it, they are investigating ways to capture and share…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Program Development
Gulbahar, Yasemin; Kalelioglu, Filiz – Educational Technology, 2010
This article explores the use of proper instructional techniques in online discussions that lead to meaningful learning. The research study looks at the effective use of two instructional techniques within online environments, based on qualitative measures. "Brainstorming" and "Six Thinking Hats" were selected and implemented…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Active Learning, Distance Education
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