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Hamilton, Harley – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
This article describes a multisensory presentation and response system for enhancing the spelling ability of dyslexic children. The unique aspect of MAGICSpell is its system of finger-letter associations and simplified keyboard configuration. Sixteen 10- and 11-year-old dyslexic students practiced the finger-letter associations via various typing…
Descriptors: Spelling Instruction, Multisensory Learning, Teaching Methods, Dyslexia
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Rush, S. Craig; Partridge, Ashley; Wheeler, Joanna – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
One means of sustaining school operations when a disaster makes school buildings inaccessible or inoperable for an extended period of time is to use online and other communication technology to temporarily provide online schooling, also known as emergency online schools. However, the current literature on emergency online schools suggests that…
Descriptors: School Closing, Online Courses, Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters
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Martin, Florence; Ndoye, Abdou; Wilkins, Patricia – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Quality Matters is recognized as a rigorous set of standards that guide the designer or instructor to design quality online courses. We explore how Quality Matters standards guide the identification and analysis of learning analytics data to monitor and improve online learning. Descriptive data were collected for frequency of use, time spent, and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Quality, Standards, Trend Analysis
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Kang, YoungJu; Ritzhaupt, Albert D. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
The purpose of this research was to identify the competencies of an educational technologist via a job announcement analysis. Four hundred job announcements were collected from a variety of online job databases over a 5-month period. Following a systematic process of collection, documentation, and analysis, we derived over 150 knowledge, skill,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Competence, Occupational Information, Job Analysis
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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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Alaswad, Zina; Nadolny, Larysa – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
The use of games and game structures in educational contexts is growing in popularity. An increasing number of technologies have been developed to meet the needs of designing a course as a game. This article discussed the design process in game-based learning and reviewed the research on structuring a course with a focus on feedback, goals, and…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Educational Games, Technology Integration, Best Practices
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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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Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
Big Data is currently a hot topic in the field of technology, and many campuses are considering the addition of this topic into their undergraduate courses. Big Data tools are not just playing an increasingly important role in many commercial enterprises; they are also combining with new digital devices to dramatically change privacy. This article…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Privacy, Undergraduate Study, Technology Uses in Education
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Bradley, Elizabeth G. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
In this increasingly digital age, student plagiarism is rampant. Roughly half of college students admit to plagiarizing using content found online, directly copying and pasting the work of others. Digital technology and social media have greatly changed the landscape of how knowledge is acquired and disseminated; thus, students must be explicitly…
Descriptors: Prevention, Plagiarism, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Khost, Peter H. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
Most higher education institutions lack a program that promotes students' transfer--that is, reapplication or repurposing--of writing skills and knowledge across the curriculum, a phenomenon that research shows does not tend to happen without deliberate sustained support. This article introduces an online instrument, the Writer's Individualized…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Writing Skills, Computer Software, Writing Across the Curriculum
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O'Connor, Eileen A. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
Opening with the history, recent advances, and emerging ways to use avatar-based virtual reality, an instructor who has used virtual environments since 2007 shares how these environments bring more options to community building, teaching, and education. With the open-source movement, where the source code for virtual environments was made…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Simulated Environment, Open Source Technology
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Sato, Eriko; Sohn, Heejeong; Chen, Julian ChengChiang; Adebowale, Kayode C. V.; Jourdain, Sarah – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
Our pilot project created blended/online courses to accommodate the growing needs of precollegiate and collegiate students interested in learning Korean and Japanese. In the initial phase, we conducted a survey of students' experiences with and perceptions about blended/online Asian language learning. We found a general lack of familiarity with,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Korean
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Speed, Sally A.; Bradley, Elizabeth; Garland, Krista Vince – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
This article relates a project in which a curriculum module was developed to help graduate students more effectively manage behaviors of adults in facilitation sessions. The module was piloted in the project and later included in a graduate level course in the Creative Studies Department of SUNY Buffalo State. The curriculum identified…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Graduate Students, Learning Modules, Computer Simulation
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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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Aaron, Lynn S.; Roche, Catherine M. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
Unforeseen forces are at work in higher education today. The purpose of this article is to explore the issues involved in the changing landscape. Decisions are and will be made that impact the intellectual property rights of faculty. It is important to be cognizant of the factors involved and alert to possible ramifications. The basics of the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Copyrights, Teacher Rights, Higher Education
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