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O'Connor, Eileen A.; Domingo, Jelia – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
With the advent of open source virtual environments, the associated cost reductions, and the more flexible options, avatar-based virtual reality environments are within reach of educators. By using and repurposing readily available virtual environments, instructors can bring engaging, community-building, and immersive learning opportunities to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation
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Chen, Li-Ling – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
With the growing needs to address the challenges that new teachers face and the popularity of social networking technology, this study explores how to increase the effectives of teaching through the use of such technology, and how the technology may serve to promote collaboration and open new resources of support in public education. In this…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Definitions, Barriers
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Miller, Lee Dee; Shell, Duane; Khandaker, Nobel; Soh, Leen-Kiat – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
Computer games have long been used for teaching. Current reviews lack categorization and analysis using learning models which would help instructors assess the usefulness of computer games. We divide the use of games into two classes: game playing and game development. We discuss the Input-Process-Outcome (IPO) model for the learning process when…
Descriptors: Games, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Sullivan, Roberta – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Clickers are also referred to as classroom response systems. They are small-handheld electronic devices that resemble a television remote control, used by students to respond to questions posed by instructors. Typically, questions are provided to students using electronic on-screen presentations. Results of students' responses can be immediately…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Rote Learning, Computer Assisted Testing, Guidelines
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O'Connor, Eileen A.; Sakshaug, Lynae E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Second Life (SL) is a user-created virtual environment with possible merit for teaching and learning in higher education. In this article, two teacher educators reflect on their initial development in SL, considering the ways they worked within SL to meet their differing instructional needs and the ways they prepared students for these learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Virtual Classrooms, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs
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Maurino, Paula San Millan; Federman, Francine; Greenwald, Lorraine – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2008
The purpose of this study was to understand the perspectives of instructors as they participate in an online classroom setting. It sought to find the purposes, goals, and objectives set by online instructors for the utilization of threaded discussions. The methodology employed was qualitative. A case study of a public two-year and four-year degree…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Focus Groups, Online Courses, Social Environment
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Romeu, Jorge Luis – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2008
This article discusses our teaching approach in graduate level Engineering Statistics. It is based on the use of modern technology, learning groups, contextual projects, simulation models, and statistical and simulation software to entice student motivation. The use of technology to facilitate group projects and presentations, and to generate,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Software, Engineering Education, Educational Technology
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Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2007
Some have called the current generation of college students the Web generation. They are wrong! The pace of technology change continues to quicken. The effects of globalization and social networking have not yet had their full impact. At best, the present students represent a transitional group. The tools we use define us, and the media revolution…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Internet, College Students, Higher Education
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Maier, Robert Brick; Fisher, Mercedes – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2007
Media education curricula has had to address significant changes in students' experiences of media resulting in a void for disadvantaged youth in terms of exposure to arts and technology. In this study we give an overview of the development of media curricula from an international perspective as it pertains to the intersection of art, education,…
Descriptors: Decision Making Skills, Educational Objectives, Disadvantaged Youth, Secondary Education
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Mills, Jamie D.; Xu, Yuejin – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2006
The purpose of this article is to present a theoretical framework of learning and to develop a pedagogical (TTRACE) model that might be useful to teachers teaching statistics online or at a distance. We describe our graduate-level hybrid statistics course and the technological tools we utilized to illustrate how our model and design features can…
Descriptors: Statistics, Models, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Reiser, Robert A.; And Others – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1984
Describes four research courses developed by the instructional systems faculty at the University of Florida which are designed to prepare doctoral students to plan and conduct high quality instructional systems research. Goals of each course are described, as well as course procedures and products, and evaluation methods. (MBR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Doctoral Programs
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Vacc, Nancy N. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1986
Discusses essential commands of the BASIC programing language to help secondary school English teachers develop an understanding of the language and enable them to create programs to supplement English lessons. A core program that can be easily modified by teachers for developing a series of programs is described in detail. (MBR)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software
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Helft, B. Loerinc; Levine, Lawrence H. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1986
This study tested 625 college students in an introductory computer course to determine their knowledge of common computer terms. Results indicate that a large proportion of the terms are used inconsistently, and not understood by either students or those who define them. Implications for teachers of computer courses are discussed. (MBR)
Descriptors: College Students, Computers, Correlation, Definitions