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Ben-Jacob, Marion G.; Liebman, Judith T. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
Technology has been integrated into academia. The 21st century learner will be a life-long learner and students need to be comfortable and familiar with computers and technology. Computers are part of the educational environment independent of the different learning styles of the students. Regardless of the major field of study elected by a…
Descriptors: Colleges, Computer Literacy, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Graci, Craig – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
The goal of this article is to contribute fragments of concrete understanding to the on-going search for meaning in ideas associated with the learning sciences (Sawyer, 2006b) by adding to the repertoire of domain specific studies pertaining to this relatively new field. The learning sciences are first characterized as a system of learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Music, Cognitive Science, Psychology
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Silva, Alexsandra; Gonzales, Robert; Brennan, Daniel P. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
In the past, there were frequently complaints about the grading of laboratory reports in our laboratory chemistry courses. This article discussed the implementation of an online submission of laboratory acquired data using LON-CAPA (The Learning Online Network with Computer-Assisted Personalized Approach), which is an open source management and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Laboratories, Grading, Teaching Assistants
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Gradel, Kathleen; Edson, Alden J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
This article provides an overview of how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) applies to higher education. Illustrations of UDL implementation are made, using both campus models of systemic change and coursework exemplars. Start-up solutions and sample applications are summarized. The purposes of this article are to: provide an overview of UDL,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Campuses, Disabilities
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Pullan, Marie C. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
Education has changed as a result of technological advances. Distance learning, particularly online learning, has rapidly increased its presence in higher education. At the same time, a new generation of students characterized as being the first generation to grow up with the Internet, are entering college. This generation, commonly called…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Influence of Technology, Distance Education
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Grabe, Mark; Flannery, Kathryn – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
This research evaluated an online study task intended to improve the study metacognition and examination performance of inexperienced college students. Existing research has commonly operationalized metacognition as the accuracy of examination score predictions. This research made use of the average discrepancy between rated confidence in…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Uses in Education, Study Habits, Computer Mediated Communication
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Goma, Ophelia D. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
This article describes the use of web-based, interactive learning modules in the principles of economics course. The learning modules introduce students to important, historical economic events while providing real-world application of the economic theory presented in class. Each module is designed to supplement and complement the economic theory…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Economics Education, Instructional Innovation, Learner Engagement
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Andres, Hayward P.; Akan, Obasi H. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
This study examined the effects of collaboration mode (collocated versus non-collocated videoconferencing-mediated) on team learning and team interaction quality in a team-based problem solving context. Situated learning theory and the theory of affordances are used to provide a framework that describes how technology-mediated collaboration…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Problem Solving, Learning Theories, Cooperative Learning
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Chatham-Carpenter, April; Seawel, Lori; Raschig, John – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
Institutions of higher learning use eportfolios for multiple purposes such as to enhance student learning, conduct authentic program/institutional assessment, support students as they prepare for future careers, and meet certification standards. The article investigates existing eportfolio literature and documents our findings of current practices…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing
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Thomas, David A.; Sa, Livia; Li, Zhongxiao; Maddux, Cleborne D. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
A growing trend in post-secondary education is the supplementing of classroom discourse with online discourse. This new discourse is often situated in social networking and course management applications. There are several reasons for the move toward online discourse. Wide availability of new hardware and software has played a role. Even more…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Course Content, Supplementary Education, Computer Mediated Communication
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Coffey, John W. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
Faculty who offer university-level technical courses through e-Learning environments must surmount several difficult challenges. Traditionally, learning in technical courses takes place through real-time interactions between instructor and students in the course of solving actual problems--a form of activity that is not possible in asynchronous…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technical Education, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Lumkes, John H., Jr. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
There has been a rapid increase in the use of technology in university classrooms. Many university classrooms and laboratories include an overhead projection unit, computer, and connections for laptops. More recently, tablet PCs have been investigated as another way to effectively engage students in a classroom environment. This study summarizes…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Engineering, Classroom Environment
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Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
It has been over a decade since the computer moved from being primarily a computational and record keeping device to its present state as a communications hub. Some, including this author, have called the application of computing technology to classroom instruction revolutionary. Is this claim justified? More importantly, how will social…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Information Services, Educational Technology, Computers
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DiGregorio, Peter; Sobel-Lojeski, Karen – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
Many K-12 and higher-ed schools in both the United States and the United Kingdom have made a substantial investment in interactive whiteboard technology. Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) are generally perceived by students and teachers as a positive addition to the classroom learning environment. While there is support for links between IWBs and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Aids, Educational Equipment, Educational Technology
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Brouse, Corey H.; McKnight, Kelly R.; Basch, Charles E.; LeBlanc, Michael – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
In order to gain a better understanding of the ways in which an instructor could enhance an on-line learning experience, we surveyed 96 students enrolled in on-line Health Promotion and Wellness courses. Almost all respondents felt that sending e-mailed reminders and posting announcements on the course was very important or important for enhancing…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Learning Experience, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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