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Ketenci, Tuba; Calandra, Brendan; Margulieux, Lauren; Cohen, Jonathan – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
This study, which took place during a 7-week middle school computing course, used structural equation modeling to examine the overall cumulative relationship between self-efficacy, interest, and prior computing experience and students' computer science learning outcomes. The findings indicated that 52% of the variance of student success, measured…
Descriptors: Correlation, Student Characteristics, Outcomes of Education, Middle School Students
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Jackson, Brianne L.; Jones, W. Monty – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
This study examines the experiences of teachers enrolled in an online certificate program for K-12 online teaching. Participants blogged weekly regarding their experiences developing and facilitating an online course. Qualitative analysis of the data shows that teachers face many challenges in developing and facilitating an online course; however,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inservice Teacher Education, Field Experience Programs, Online Courses
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Sauers, Nicholas J.; Richardson, Jayson W. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
School leaders around the world navigate a learning environment where most students have (or soon will have) ubiquitous access to an Internet-connected device. As a result, districts have implemented acceptable use policies (AUPs) to address the ways that students are using those technologies. In this study, we analyzed the AUPs of 75 one-to-one…
Descriptors: Computer Use, Policy Formation, Student Empowerment, Board of Education Policy
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Ocak, Ceren; Baran, Evrim – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
The purpose of the study was to observe the indicators of science teachers' technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) using a video-based research method. The study was conducted with four in-service science teachers who taught at a school that offered tablet-based education in primary and secondary levels. Data sources included…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Science Instruction, Video Technology
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Moon, Jung Aa; Brockway, Debra – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
The current study investigated how a guidance method that segments a complex task into simpler subtasks affects adults' inquiry-based learning in a science simulation environment. In a multivariate inquiry task, participants were asked to investigate the effects of all variables in one round of inquiry. In another group, participants were guided…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level
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Heinonen, Kirsi; Jääskelä, Päivikki; Häkkinen, Päivi; Isomäki, Hannakaisa; Hämäläinen, Raija – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
Previous research has identified a well-established link between teachers' beliefs and the practical implications of technology-enhanced learning (TEL). Until recently, there have been few studies of teachers' beliefs regarding their own role as developers of TEL in higher education. In this study, 18 university teachers' reflective writings on…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Instructional Development
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Schroeder, Stephanie; Curcio, Rachelle; Lundgren, Lisa – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
This exploratory qualitative study of 117 teachers explores how educators engage with Pinterest, an online social networking site, specifically asking: (1) What similarities and differences exist in how elementary-level preservice and elementary-level in-service teachers engage with Pinterest? (2) What similarities and differences exist in how…
Descriptors: Social Media, Web Sites, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Terrazas-Arellanes, Fatima E.; Strycker, Lisa A.; Walden, Emily D. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
High-quality professional development is needed to prepare teachers to help students learn how to conduct online academic research and meet Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. This study created and evaluated a Web-based professional development program with five instructional modules designed to prepare middle-school teachers…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Faculty Development, Models, Teaching Methods
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Stenliden, Linnéa; Bodén, Ulrika; Nissen, Jörgen – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
The study explores students' production of interactive visualized stories with visual analytics (VA). The aim is to understand emerging interactions in classrooms of grades 7-9 students when visual storytelling methods are playing a part in producing social science content. The dual aspects of visual literacy, information retrievement paired with…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Story Telling
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Shaheen, Natalie L.; Lohnes Watulak, Sarah – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
This article presents a review of the literature, pertaining to technology accessibility in K-12 schools in the United States, in order to bring technology accessibility into conversations about equity in instructional technology with the goal of ensuring that disabled learners have equal access to the technology-enhanced learning opportunities…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Students with Disabilities, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Sickel, Jamie L. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
This article bridges the fields of instructional design and teacher education, presenting and modernizing the media influence debate and synthesizing it with the technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) framework. Five modern technologies are presented as media comparison studies, analyzed from both the medium-as-variable and…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Instructional Design
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Lanford, Michael; Corwin, Zoë B.; Maruco, Tattiya; Ochsner, Amanda – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
This article draws upon two conceptual frameworks--institutional culture in education and innovation studies--to contextualize findings from a digital intervention for underrepresented students applying to college. The qualitative data that inform this study's findings include 88 open-response surveys with school teachers, as well as campus…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Innovation, Disproportionate Representation, College Applicants
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Vallera, Farah L. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
This study explored utilizing augmented reality (AR) and project-based learning (PBL) strategies to increase students' understandings of sociological paradigms and the theorists' motivations behind their development. Using a posttest-only quasi-experimental control group design with experimental intervention, three groups of students' scores were…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Student Projects, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology
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Graham, Charles R.; Borup, Jered; Pulham, Emily; Larsen, Ross – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
An increasing number of K-12 schools have adopted blended learning approaches. Current empirical research has been sparse regarding preparing teachers for blended teaching, including the skills they must develop to teach in blended contexts. This research is focused on that weakness, with the purposes of systematically identifying the skills…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Staudt Willet, K. Bret – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
This study revisits the Carpenter and Krutka survey of how and why educators use Twitter, through exploring one of Twitter's oldest education hashtags: #Edchat. From October 1, 2017, to June 5, 2018, more than 1.2 million unique #Edchat tweets were collected from approximately 200,000 different tweeters. Machine coding was used to answer…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Media, Computational Linguistics, Professional Isolation
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