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Rizopoulos, Lisa Anne; McCarthy, Peter – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Online dialogic communities have become a ubiquitous tool that transforms student learning and course delivery. Threaded Discussions extend classroom learning by providing an asynchronous method of communication for the exchange of meaningful ideas that promote critical thinking and develop thoughtful reflective learning. Threaded Discussions…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Discussion Groups, Best Practices
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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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Lourdusamy, A.; Khine, Myint Swe; Sipusic, Mike – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2003
Advancement in information and communication technologies has brought about the development of newer tools that can promote collaborative learning. Conversant Media is a tool that allows users to engage in collaborative discussion based on viewing authentic video footages. This article reports the impact of the use of the tool on collaborative…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Education Courses, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education