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Barneva, Reneta P.; Brimkov, Valentin E.; Gelsomini, Federico; Kanev, Kamen; Walters, Lisa – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
Open educational resources (OER) are educational materials with an open license so that they can be freely copied, modified, and reused. While the rising cost of textbooks is a concern in higher education, over 50% of the surveyed educators stated that they are unaware of the OER and how they could replace the traditional textbooks. In addition,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Textbooks, Educational Resources
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Huang, Albert – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
This article describes how virtualization technology can provide a solution to the difficulties in teaching, learning, and assessing students' performance in computer networking subjects. The focus of this article is to show how virtualization technology can provide students with hands-on practice, can largely reduce the need for physical…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning
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Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
Artificial intelligence applications are becoming common in every segment of American life; higher education will not be immune. Attempts to fit artificial intelligence into the existing syllabus or teaching roles are unlikely to be successful and will waste a major opportunity to move higher education into new directions. Students graduating…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Higher Education, Educational Technology, College Faculty
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O'Brien, Kelsey; Pitera, Jenna – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
As technology advances at an unprecedented rate and the job market continually evolves, educators are challenged with effectively engaging students and preparing them for success after graduation. The current landscape requires a shift from lecture-based, content-focused instruction to hands-on, student-centered techniques that foster lifelong…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Learner Engagement, Active Learning, 21st Century Skills
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Barneva, Reneta P.; Brimkov, Valentin E.; Walters, Lisa M. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
In all areas of human activity, decision-making based on data analysis is very important. As the availability of data grows, it becomes critical to educate not only traditional students but also those individuals who are now in the workforce, as many of them are expected to manage the complex data streams and to provide evidence and guidance for…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Data Analysis, Visualization, Measurement Techniques
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Gal, Diane; Lewis, Mark – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
Promoted as a way to enhance learning and improve efficiencies, the steady rise of technology adoption across higher education has created both new opportunities and new challenges. Borrowing principles of design thinking and related user- or learner-centered design practices, this descriptive case study offers an example of how institutions of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Case Studies, College Instruction
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Jain, Dipika; Chakraborty, Pinaki; Chakraverty, Shampa – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
Smartphone apps have lately emerged as a potent instructional aid for teaching engineering courses. Teaching engineering courses often involve explaining complex problems that require creative solutions to students who are typically tech-savvy. This article reviews 10 smartphone apps that have been developed to teach engineering courses. The apps…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Liu, Tzu-Ying – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
In recent years, with the rapid development of mobile devices, mobile learning (m-learning) has becoming another popular topic. There is a strong need for both researchers and educators to be aware of adult learners' attitudes toward English mobile learning, yet relevant studies on mobile learning to promote English learning for adult learners are…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Telecommunications
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Barneva, Reneta P.; Kanev, Kamen; Kapralos, Bill; Jenkin, Michael; Brimkov, Boris – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
We place collaborative student engagement in a nontraditional perspective by considering a novel, more interactive educational environment and explaining how to employ it to enhance student learning. To this end, we explore modern technological classroom enhancements as well as novel pedagogical techniques which facilitate collaborative learning.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Cooperative Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Tuttle, Harry G.; Tuttle, Lori A. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
World language teachers can transform how their students learn culture through the use of mobile devices. When world language students use their mobile devices to access authentic current culture, they go from being passive receivers of culture to active cultural investigators. These students go from learning thin surface culture to exploring…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Language Teachers, Foreign Languages, Handheld Devices
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Ben-Jacob, Marion G. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
This article deliberates concepts of Internet ethics from the perspectives of user and providers. It discusses concerns of the users from different disciplines. It addresses issues and corresponding regulations of service providers. It considers matters of privacy. The culmination is an exercise for students that incorporates usage of the Internet…
Descriptors: Internet, Ethics, Privacy, Computer Networks
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Wang, Yu-mei; Chen, Der-Thanq – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
This article reports a holistic approach to assessing online discussions. This holistic approach integrates three assessment methods: assessment of learning, assessment for learning, and assessment as learning. Assessment of learning directly examines students' learning products to decide whether they have achieved the expected learning through…
Descriptors: Discussion, Holistic Approach, Online Courses, Evaluation Methods
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Rinehart, Steven D.; Ahern, Terence C. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Computer applications related to reading instruction have become commonplace in schools and link with established components of the reading process, emergent skills, decoding, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. This article focuses on computer technology in conjunction with durable methods for building oral reading fluency when readers…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes
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Ahern, Terence C. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Using social media can create a rich learning environment that crosses all content areas. The key to creating this environment is for instructors and designers to match appropriate social media software with the intended learning outcome. This article describes an instructional design strategy that helps educators create learning activities that…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Environment, Appropriate Technology, Instructional Design
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