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Bailey, Tabitha L.; Brown, Abbie – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Recommendations for planning and development of online student services based on a review of the literature on research conducted in a variety of college settings. Focus topics include the institutional website, help desks and information centers, student orientation, academic support, and library services.
Descriptors: Online Systems, Web Sites, College Students, Services
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Smith, Samara; Chipley, Laura – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
This article describes the implementation and outcomes of incorporating creative digital assignments that utilize emergent social technologies in six college courses across the curriculum during the Spring 2015 term. These projects were supported by a digital learning center providing a website of short video and text tutorials, assignment…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, College Students, Technology Uses in Education, Resource Units
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Kaldor, Eric; Flacks, Gabriel – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2014
This article considers how instructors with larger classes can utilize Web 2.0 tools to help students develop as writers. Meeting the needs of readers defines strong writing, yet students need to interact with authentic audiences to learn to do this well. A growing body of educators is exploring how blogging can be used to enhance student…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Instruction, Large Group Instruction, Electronic Journals
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Ro, Jennifer Moon; Magiera, Kathleen; Gradel, Kathleen; Simmons, Rhea – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
This article reports on findings from a study that explored blogging (a web-based log) as a tool for literacy graduate students to deliver support to preservice teachers who were working in an afterschool intervention program. Its effectiveness is compared to the use of an online literacy instructional module. Analyses of the discussions in nine…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Preservice Teachers, Tutoring, Intervention
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Rath, Logan – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
This article discusses a project resulting from the request of a group of faculty at The College at Brockport to create a website for best practices in teaching and technology. The project evolved into a knowledge base powered by WordPress. Installation and configuration of WordPress resulted in the creation of custom taxonomies and post types,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Technology Integration, Web Sites
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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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Wang, Yu-Mei; Chen, Derthanq Victor – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
Online learning space design becomes a significant issue with the proliferation of online learning in higher education. Never before has the instructor been given such a privilege in building and molding the learning space to fulfill his/her instructional aspirations. However, enormous challenges are present to the instructor in taking advantage…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Instructional Design, Web Based Instruction
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Malikowski, Steven R. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
American universities have adopted course management systems (CMSs) at levels that are unprecedented in learning technology. Researchers have investigated CMS use for a few reasons. First, they are interested in learning what universities are getting from the large investment into these systems. Second, there are so many features in a CMS that…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Educational Technology, Web Sites, Computer Uses in Education
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Pence, Harry E.; McIntosh, Steven – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
Two decades ago, many campuses mobilized a major effort to deal with a clear problem; faculty and students needed access to desktop computing technologies. Now the situation is much more complex. Responding to the current challenges, like mobile computing and social networking, will be ore difficult but equally important. There is a clear need for…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Educational Trends, College Administration, Social Networks
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O'Connor, Eileen A. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
This pilot study within an online teacher-education course required pre-service teachers to develop self-videotaped microteaching lessons which were posted in a private YouTube. Analysis of the students' YouTube lessons, course postings, and peer interactions found that students learned the technology requirements quickly, were able to develop…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Performance Based Assessment, Microteaching
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Lewis, Laura A.; Koston, Zoe; Quartley, Marjorie; Adsit, Jason – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
A significant dilemma for the health and human service professions continues to be the question of how best to bridge the divide between academic research and practice. Communities of practice have traditionally been a vehicle for collaborative research and for information exchange (Moore, 2008). Through collaboration, communities of practice have…
Descriptors: Practicums, Program Development, Social Work, Barriers
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Heckner, Markus; Schworm, Silke; Wolff, Christian – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
Many current (online) help systems fail because users refuse to use them or, even if they do so, they do not perceive them as helpful. There is an obvious gap between the intentions of the help content authors and the achievement of objectives concerning the perceived usefulness by help users. Problems may be divided into psychological and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Prior Learning, Psychology, Internet
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Papastergiou, Marina – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
This study is aimed at presenting a critical overview of recent research studies on the use of educational online games as collaborative learning environments in Tertiary Education (TE), namely higher education and vocational training, with a view to identifying: a) the elements that online games should include in order to support fruitful and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Learning Modalities, Faculty Workload
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Schoenacher, Sheryl R. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Online class discussions have been studied from many perspectives; however, the literature is lacking that shows instructors how to help online students build social capital. Social capital is an information asset that stems from the interaction between agents. This study examines how social capital can be fostered through online class…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Social Capital, Content Analysis, College Students
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Spiegelman, Marsha; Glass, Richard – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Gaming and social networking define the millennial student. This research focuses on an evolving collaboration between 2 faculty members of different disciplines who merged Web 2.0 and game scenarios to infuse research techniques as integral components of math/computer science courses. Blogs and wikis facilitated student-faculty interaction beyond…
Descriptors: Research Skills, College Faculty, College Students, Mathematics Instruction
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