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Reynolds, Kate Mastruserio – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2003
Describes a study that used action research and a sociocultural framework to assess the effectiveness of a listserv for teacher training. Investigated whether it created opportunities for the development of language teacher discourse; whether teachers-in-training engaged in instructional conversations on a listserv; and problems associated with…
Descriptors: Action Research, Cultural Context, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Clouse, R. Wilburn; Goodin, Terry – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2002
Much of traditional schooling in America is built around systems of compliance and control, characteristics which stifle the creative and entrepreneurial instincts of the children who are subjected to these tactics. This article explores a different approach to education, one that involves capturing the interest of the student through the use of…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Internet, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions
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Craig, Dorothy Valcarcel – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2002
Describes a study that examined perceptions and patterns of technology use among graduate students enrolled in an online education course. Results showed specific patterns of technology use, learning preferences, and benefits of an online university environment, including action research and inquiry-based projects. The online course evaluation…
Descriptors: Action Research, Course Evaluation, Educational Technology, Graduate Students
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Land, Susan M.; Dornisch, Michele M. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2002
Discusses computer-supported collaborative learning and reports findings of college students' use of two Web-based discussion forums to supplement face-to-face instruction. Reports on student-initiated reflection and integration of perspectives through concessions and oppositions to postings of their peers, and emphasizes the importance of…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Higher Education, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Gilbert, Nancy J.; Greene, Barbara A. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2002
Presents a qualitative study of five groups of college students using Inspiration computer software to construct concept maps in an educational technology class. Considers how the maps changed during the semester, how course concepts were applied in a final project, and whether students reported that the collaborative concept mapping activity…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Concept Mapping, Courseware, Educational Technology
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Comunale, Christie L.; Sexton, Thomas R.; Voss, Diana J. Pedagano – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2002
Describes an exploratory study of the educational effectiveness of course Web sites among undergraduate accounting students and graduate students in business statistics. Measured Web site visit frequency, usefulness of each site feature, and the impacts of Web sites on perceived learning and course performance. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accounting, Business Administration Education, Graduate Students
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Fisher, Mercedes; Coleman, Bonita – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2002
Discusses a case study at Pepperdine University (California) in the Online Master of Arts in Educational Technology and the critical insights which can be used by similar university programs to influence their thinking of how to best prepare future learning communities in virtual discussions. Addresses key issues, benefits, and methods concerning…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Distance Education
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Springer, Stephen; Pevoto, Barbara – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2002
The Occupational Education program at Southwest Texas State University was established in 1973 to serve military personnel at four bases in San Antonio, Texas. The program's success has rested on seven principles of sound program development. These principles point toward faculty preparation and establishing obtainable goals related to distance…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Principles
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Gutierrez, Charletta F.; Long, Nancy M. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2002
Evaluates the main Web pages of AACSB-accredited colleges and universities for compliance with the two key laws pertaining to disability-access in these institutions: the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Provides guidelines for accessible development and suggestions for remediation for inaccessible Web pages.…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Colleges, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities
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Smith, Glenn Gordon; Ferguson, David; Caris, Mieke – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2002
Investigates and describes the current instructor experience of teaching college courses over the Web versus in face-to-face formats in terms of teaching strategies, social issues, and media effects. Discusses communication styles, relationship between students and instructors, instructor workload, and discussion patterns, and proposes a model…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Comparative Analysis, Conventional Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Shim, Minsuk K.; Shim, Sung J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2001
Examined faculty's perceptions toward the potential benefits of and barriers to mobile computing in higher education based on a survey of faculty at a university that is planning to adopt campus-wide mobile computing. Also examined the role of three moderating variables associated with faculty's current use of technology. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education
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Davis, Richard; Schlais, Dennis – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2001
Describes the application of Internet technologies for collaboration of globally distributed college student teams working on real-world case problems. Discusses project goals, including giving students a real-world collaborative experience; being active participants; providing a global learning experience; and using several different types of…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Educational Technology, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Gurbuz, Tarkan; Yildirim, Soner; Ozden, M. Yasar – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2001
Investigated the effectiveness of two computer literacy courses for preservice teachers, one offered online and one through traditional methods. Compared courses in terms of their effectiveness on computer attitudes and learning experiences about computers, and considered gender effects, previous computer courses, previous computer attitudes, and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Attitudes, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education
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Strang, Harold R.; Loper, Ann Booker – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1984
Describes a microcomputer-based simulation developed to provide elementary teachers-in-training with experiences in realistic instructional interactions with computer-defined students prior to actual classroom encounters. The system's hardware and functional operation are discussed; components of the program's interactional cycles are described;…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Simulation, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education
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Sherman, Thomas M. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1977
Reports an experiment to find out if formative student feedback is effective in improving teaching. Results indicated that this was true when the feedback contained specific enough information regarding instructor classroom behavior. (VT)
Descriptors: Feedback, Formative Evaluation, Higher Education, Statistical Analysis
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