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Rosen, Yigal – Educational Technology, 2014
One of the greatest concerns in schools today is how teachers can bring together assessment and learning in a way that is meaningful for students' thinking skills, while focusing on content standards. Better understanding of how different types of technology based thinking tools can be used for improving classroom teaching and learning,…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Technological Advancement, Concept Mapping, Evidence
Romero, Liz; Orzechowski, Agnes; Rahatka, Ola – Educational Technology, 2014
The availability of technological tools is promoting a shift toward more student-centered online instruction. This article describes the implementation of a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) model and the technological tools used to meet the expectations of the model as well as the needs of the students. The end product is a hybrid course with eight…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, Skill Development
Welch, Kyle R.; Zabriskie, Grant D.; Ashton, Scott M.; Borup, Jered; West, Richard E. – Educational Technology, 2014
In this study, the authors analyzed all research articles published between 2002 and 2011 in the "Journal of Computer Assisted Learning," in order to understand the research topics methods, major contributing authors, and most-cited publications. Over the 10-year period, they found the journal has explored educational uses of computer…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Journal Articles, Content Analysis, Citation Analysis
Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2014
Michael W. Allen, the Chairman and CEO of Allen Interactions, is an architect of interactive multimedia learning and is recognized for his many insights, inventions, and presentations. With over 50 years of experience in e-learning, both in academic and corporate settings, he is known for his role in creating Authorware and overseeing the work of…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Technology, Opinions, Courseware
Fulgham, Susan M.; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2014
John R. Savery is Professor of Education and Director of Instructional Services at the University of Akron. His research and teaching interests focus on problem-based learning and technology-rich learning environments. As Director he supports faculty integration of instructional technology across the spectrum, from traditional classrooms to…
Descriptors: Interviews, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Influence of Technology
Fulgham, Susan M.; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2014
Jan Herrington is a Professor of Education at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, where she teaches educational technology in the School of Education, including a compulsory first year unit called "Living and Learning with Technology." She has been active in the promotion and support of the effective use of educational…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Interviews, Profiles, Higher Education
Subramony, Deepak Prem; Molenda, Michael; Betrus, Anthony K.; Thalheimer, Will – Educational Technology, 2014
Critics have been attempting to debunk the mythical retention chart at least since 1971. The earliest critics, David Curl and Frank Dwyer, were addressing just the retention data. Beginning around 2002, a new generation of critics has taken on the illegitimate combination of the retention chart and Edgar Dale's Cone of Experience--the corrupted…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Validity, Data Collection
Subramony, Deepak Prem; Molenda, Michael; Betrus, Anthony K.; Thalheimer, Will – Educational Technology, 2014
In response to the wide-scale proliferation of "the cone of learning"--a fanciful retention chart confounded with Dale's Cone of Experience--the authors make four major claims debunking this fantasy and provide documentary evidence to support these claims. The first claim is that the data in the mythical retention chart do not make…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Validity, Data Collection
Subramony, Deepak Prem; Molenda, Michael; Betrus, Anthony K.; Thalheimer, Will – Educational Technology, 2014
The authors are attempting to set the record straight regarding the sources frequently cited in the literature of the mythical retention chart and the corrupted Dale's Cone. They point out citations that do not actually connect with relevant works; provide correct citations of sources that are often cited erroneously; add references for overlooked…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Validity, Data Collection
Hong, Yi-Chun; Clinton, Gregory; Rieber, Lloyd P. – Educational Technology, 2014
Profitable creative ideas can emerge from within virtually any phase of the instructional design and development process. However, the design of user interactions is perhaps where learners can most directly experience the benefits of such ideas. In this article, the authors discuss principles of learner interaction as found in the instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Creative Development, Creative Thinking
Bell, Herbert H.; Reigeluth, Charles M. – Educational Technology, 2014
All branches of the U.S. military are moving toward education and training that is tailored to meet individuals' needs wherever they are and whenever they are ready to learn. The result will be a culture of continuous, personalized learning with learner progress that is based on proficiency and a greater emphasis on technology-enabled immersive…
Descriptors: Military Training, Military Service, Educational Change, Individualized Instruction
Hadlock, Camey Andersen; McDonald, Jason K. – Educational Technology, 2014
While instructional design's technological roots have given it many approaches for process and product improvement, in most cases designers still rely on instructional forms that do not allow them to develop instruction of a quality consistent with that expressed by the field's visionary leaders. As a result, often the teachers and students using…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Design Requirements, World Views, Values
Nelson, Angela C. – Educational Technology, 2014
Autism Spectrum Disorder is the fastest growing developmental disability today. Autism is a syndrome with a diverse set of symptoms--rarely consistent across diagnosed individuals, and requiring a combination of therapies, educational approaches, and treatments. There is no known cure for autism. Instead treatment is left to educators and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Disability Identification, Clinical Diagnosis
Bergeron, Corrie – Educational Technology, 2014
While it's easy to get caught up in the frenetic drive to do the Next Big New Thing in educational technology, it's helpful to remember that a lot of important things "don't" change. But, today, we face almost constant change, and that has serious implications for education and ed-tech professionals. This article looks back at where…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technological Advancement, Multimedia Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2014
Scott McLeod is recognized as one of the nation's leading experts on K-12 school technology leadership issues. After 14 years as an Educational Leadership professor, Dr. McLeod currently serves as the Director of Innovation for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Iowa. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Technology, Educational Games, Advocacy
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