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Maxwell, Patricia; Banerjee, Priya – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
On the heels of national studies reporting that college students believe tablet computers will "transform" learning, many colleges have begun to use mobile technology like the iPad and laptop as recruitment tools. The effectiveness of such incentives can be tested by determining whether enrollment increased as a result, and whether or…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Honors Curriculum, Handheld Devices, Use Studies
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Luyt, Ilka – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
The globalization of online courses has transformed online learning into cross-cultural learning spaces. Students from non-English backgrounds are enrolling in credit-bearing courses and must adjust their thinking and writing to adapt to online practices. Online courses have as their aim the construction of knowledge, but students' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learning Experience, Global Approach, Cross Cultural Studies
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Kardasz, Sara M. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
This article will summarize and explain the Diffusion of Innovations Theory put forth by Everett M. Rogers (2003). It will then share some of the other research that has been conducted relevant to diffusion, especially those researchers who have looked at the diffusion of instructional technology in higher education. It will consider criticisms of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Innovation, Teaching Methods, Electronic Publishing
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Altman, Miriam; Meis, Alexandra – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
The American K-12 grade education system is experiencing a truancy crisis. Nationally, 15%, or 7.5 million students, miss an entire month of school annually [1], with that rate frequently doubling or even tripling among students from underserved communities [2]. Research has identified attendance as one of three primary indicators of high school…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Attendance Patterns, Intervention, Dropout Prevention
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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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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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Pullan, Marie – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
Several college majors, outside of computer science, require students to learn computer programming. Many students have difficulty getting through the programming sequence and ultimately change majors or drop out of college. To deal with this problem, active learning techniques were developed and implemented in a freshman programming logic and…
Descriptors: Robotics, Introductory Courses, Programming, Computer Science Education
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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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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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