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Nyland, Rob – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
The purpose of this literature review is to understand the current state of research on tools that collect data for the purpose of formative assessment. We were interested in identifying the types of data collected by these tools, how these data were processed, and how the processed data were presented to the instructor or student for the purpose…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Data Collection, Data Processing, Data Analysis
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Johnston, Elizabeth; Olivas, Gerald; Steele, Patricia; Smith, Cassandra; Bailey, Liston – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
New virtual reality (VR) applications for education appear frequently in the marketplace but rarely contain explicit pedagogies. The research objective of this study was to identify and categorize principles and practices of pedagogy that are evident but not articulated in selected VR applications for education. Analysis of public content for the…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Electronic Learning, Educational Principles, Content Analysis
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Karagiorgas, Dimitrios N.; Niemann, Shari – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
In the last 10 years, gaming has evolved to the point that it is now being used as a learning medium to educate students in many different disciplines. The educational community has begun to explore the effectiveness of gaming as a learning tool and as a result two different ways of utilizing games for education have been created: Gamification and…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Video Games, Comparative Analysis, Learning Processes
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Kebritchi, Mansureh; Lipschuetz, Angie; Santiague, Lilia – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
Online education changes all components of teaching and learning in higher education. Many empirical studies have been conducted to examine issues in delivering online courses; however, few have synthesized prior studies and provided an overview on issues in online courses. A review of literature using Cooper's framework was conducted to identify…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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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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Piotrowski, Chris – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
There has been wide academic and research interest in the application of social media modalities, as pedagogical tools, in higher education. Recent research indicates that business-related topics are a major focus of study on this emerging educational issue. Yet a systematic review of outcome studies regarding instructional Web 2.0 adaptations in…
Descriptors: Social Media, Business Administration Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Chakraborty, Joyram; Norcio, Anthony F.; Van Der Veer, Jacob J.; Andre, Charles F.; Miller, Zachary; Regelsberger, Alexander – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
This article explores the cultural dimensions of the human-computer interaction that underlies gaming strategies. The article is a desktop study of existing literature and is organized into five sections. The first examines the cultural aspects of knowledge processing. The social constructs technology interaction is discussed. Following this, the…
Descriptors: Man Machine Systems, Cross Cultural Studies, Computer Games, Literature Reviews
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Perkowski, Justine – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
This meta-analytic review was performed to determine the relationship between gender and two constructs measuring success in distance learning--academic performance and self-efficacy--with a particular interest in identifying whether females or males have an advantage in distance learning environments. Data from 15 studies resulted in 18 effect…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Distance Education, Meta Analysis, Gender Differences
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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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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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Hartshorne, Richard – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Recent calls for improvements in the teaching of science have supported the implementation of numerous reform strategies in the elementary classroom. Reviews of the different reform strategies have indicated varying levels of effectiveness. One method shown to be effective in producing changes in teachers, the teaching process, and student…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teacher Workshops, Inservice Teacher Education, Hypermedia
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Trenholm, Sven – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2007
Un-proctored fully asynchronous online courses now appear to be a reality in all discipline areas. With full degree programs being offered online, it has become a badge of honor, to some colleges, to graduate students that have never stepped foot on the physical college campus nor have never before met any college representative, faculty, or…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Cheating, College Students, Student Evaluation
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Maurino, Paula San Millan – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2007
Threaded discussion forums have been a popular topic for the past few years in distance education research and studied as a factor in student participation, satisfaction, learning outcomes, social presence, and interaction. Only recently has it been considered as a potential vehicle for the development of critical thinking skills and deep…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Interaction, Thinking Skills, Distance Education
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Verbeeten, Marja J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2002
Examines recent literature on Web-based instruction by looking at authors who take a positive approach to Web-based education and who feel that it is learner-centered. Topics include access to education; active learning; personal contact between instructor and learner; collaboration; learning styles; and assessment. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Active Learning, Cognitive Style, Literature Reviews
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Kamouri, Anita L. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1984
Reviews literature on computer-based training in industry over 20 years. Studies reviewed are organized by training application into three groups--basic computer-assisted instruction systems, supplemented computer-assisted instruction with simulation and graphics modes, and simulators. Time savings, user attitudes, cost savings, and performance…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Costs, Educational Research
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