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Aaron, Lynn S.; Roche, Catherine M. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
Universities stand for truth and knowledge. Academic integrity is the ideal we hold up to our students and ourselves. It's based on respect for the work we do and respect for the work of others. The current state of academic dishonesty on campus is a threat to the morality of the students, the integrity of their grades, and the reputation of our…
Descriptors: Cheating, Integrity, Ethics, Higher Education
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Roepke, Jon – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
This article addresses the roadblocks to collaborative computing using traditional computing and educational learning systems. With the emergence of tablet computing devices, many of the barriers to technology-driven collaboration have come down. The proliferation of these devices in educational environments has increased significantly and, as a…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Educational Technology
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Pakter, Alexander; Chen, Li-Ling – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
Numerous educational researches have showed that parental involvement in schools is highly correlated with higher student performance (Griffith, 1996; Jeynes, 2005, 2012; Sheldon, 2003; Stevenson & Baker, 1987; Williams, & Sanches, 2012). The research results are so evident that schools are now required by law to implement parental…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Synchronous Communication, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Quarless, Duncan; Nieto, Fernando – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
Learning Management Systems are instructional platforms that offer opportunities to address the development of core competencies across disciplines. The emergence of instructional models which place greater emphasis on core skill development in science education help to build interdisciplinary communities through curricular connectivity and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Science Instruction, Integrated Learning Systems, Active Learning
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O'Connor, Eileen A.; McQuigge, Amy – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
The use of digital badges for peer-credentialing web-shared work offers the promise of extending classroom learning beyond explicit course objectives and evaluations. This pilot study of peer-awarded badges examines the results of an online graduate course where students voted on and evaluated the web-shared work of their colleagues on different…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Online Courses, Pilot Projects
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Rufer, Rosalyn; Adams, Ruifang Hope – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
It has well been established that it is important to be able to leverage any organization's processes and core competencies to sustain its competitive advantage. Thus, one learning objective of an online MBA is to teach students how to apply the VRIO (value, rarity, inimitable, operationalized) model, developed by Barney and Hesterly (2006), in…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Business Administration Education, Behavioral Objectives, Online Courses
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Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
Despite the lack of a viable business model and very high student attrition rates, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become the current obsession in higher education. Even so, there is still no broad agreement about what a MOOC actually is. Although the current MOOC format(s) may not be a solution to our problems, they may be a symptom of…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses
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Maldonado, Elaine; Pearson, Karen R. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
TECH-FIT is a National Science Foundation initiative at FIT, part of the State University of New York. An institution with over 85% female students, this interdisciplinary, design-related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) project sought to increase inclusion and student performance in STEM. Building on new and existing…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, State Universities
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Dietz-Uhler, Beth; Lanter, Jason R. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
To assess the effectiveness of a cooperative learning activity, students were randomly assigned to small groups and asked to lead an online discussion. Responses to a survey administered at the completion of the course suggest that the activity was effective in meeting its goals of promoting student interaction and increasing perceived student…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Cooperative Learning, Interaction, Group Discussion
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Malm, Eric; Defranco, Joanna F. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
Colleges and universities have spent significant financial and human resources deploying and promoting educational technologies, including Learning Management Systems (LMS). A large body of research now exists on the impact of technology on student learning, including the roles of blended learning, hybrid classes, and distance learning. Yet,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Integrated Learning Systems, Educational Technology, Influence of Technology
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Sugar, William; Hoard, Brent; Brown, Abbie; Daniels, Lee – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
In an effort to document necessary multimedia production competencies of Instructional Design and Technology graduates, a recent analysis of over 7 months' worth of Instructional Design and Technology job advertisements (n = 615) were conducted. Specific job skills from these postings were categorized and analyzed. The data set includes three job…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Design, Job Skills, Competence
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Huang, Albert – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
Information technology (IT) is an essential part of modern education. The roles and contributions of technology to education have been thoroughly documented in academic and professional literature. Despite the benefits, the use of educational technology systems (ETS) also creates a significant impact on the environment, primarily due to energy…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Educational Technology, Systems Development, Sustainable Development
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Snyder, Yaakov; Herer, Yale T.; Moore, Michael – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
We present a new approach for the organization of schools, which we call the flexible scheduling paradigm (FSP). FSP improves student learning by dynamically redeploying teachers and other pedagogical resources to provide students with customized learning conditions over shorter time periods called "mini-terms" instead of semesters or years. By…
Descriptors: Flexible Scheduling, Core Curriculum, Models, Educational Trends
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Weng, Ting-Sheng – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
This research applies multimedia technology to design a dynamic item generation method that can adaptively adjust the difficulty level of items according to the level of the testee. The method is based on interactive testing software developed by Flash Actionscript, and provides a testing solution for users by automatically distributing items of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Difficulty Level, Educational Technology, Educational Games
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Ebrahimi, Alireza – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
How does early feedback change the programming problem solving in an online environment and help students choose correct approaches? This study was conducted in a sample of students learning programming in an online course entitled Introduction to C++ and OOP (Object Oriented Programming) using the ANGEL learning management system platform. My…
Descriptors: Programming, Computer Science Education, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication
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