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Simulation Technology in Nursing Education: Student Perceptions  

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Nursing education programs are faced with the challenge of providing students with the necessary skills to function in a fast paced, high technological environment. To address this challenge, the current trend in nursing education is to integrate the use of high-fidelity simulation technology into the curricula although there has been limited…

Panunto, Karen L.

2009-01-01

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FITNESS TECHNOLOGY IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION OF STUDENTS  

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Full Text Available The purpose of the study is to determine the content and technologies to improve the level of health and physical fitness of students by means of physical training.The main research method is a pedagogical experiment.The article describes the need for the implementation of innovative technologies in the educational process of students’ physical education.The author proposes a fitness technology of cardio strength training and implementation of the results that have confirmed its effectiveness. Specifically, a pedagogical experiment revealed that the students of the experimental group significantly were superior the control groups of students in terms of physical characteristics, level of physical health and anthropometric indicators of physical development.The area of application of the results is the learning process of physical education in vocational education.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12731/2218-7405-2013-7-26

Liliya Aleksandrovna Konovalova

2013-10-01

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Information technologies in physical education of students.  

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Full Text Available In the article is presented the systematized information about the using features of modern information technologies in practice of student physical education in not athletic universities. The analysis of domestic and foreign literature is conducted, and also Internet sources related to the problem of healthy way of life of students, and also to forming of active position in maintenance and strengthening of the health.

Ivchatova T.V.

2011-05-01

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Technology-Enhanced Education and Millennial Students in Higher Education  

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Today's higher education students are more technologically savvy than past generations. For metropolitan universities this phenomenon is particularly important as they attempt to provide an engaging and rigorous environment for these digital natives, who view their world somewhat differently than other generational cohorts. Because of contemporary…

Dziuban, Charles; Moskal, Patsy; Brophy-Ellison, Jay; Shea, Peter

2007-01-01

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Science Student Teachers and Educational Technology: Experience, Intentions, and Value  

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The primary purpose of this study is to examine science student teachers' experience with educational technology, their intentions for their own use, their intentions for their students' use, and their beliefs in the value of educational technology in science instruction. Four hundred-forty-eight science student teachers of different disciplines…

Efe, Rifat

2011-01-01

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Project KITES: Kids Interacting with Technology and Education Students.  

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Faculty and administrators at the College of Education at Louisiana State University recognized the need to incorporate technology into all of their programs. Project KITES (Kids Interacting with Technology and Education Students) was developed to give students just beginning their professional education component real experiences with children…

Taylor, Harriet G.; Stuhlmann, Janice M.

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Taking Part in Technology Education: Elements in Students' Motivation  

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The purpose of this study was to determine the elements motivating comprehensive school students to study technology education. In addition, we tried to discover how students' motivation towards technology education developed over the period leading up to their school experience and the effect this might have on their future involvement with…

Autio, Ossi; Hietanoro, Jenni; Ruismaki, Heikki

2011-01-01

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Information technologies in physical education of student young people  

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The uses of modern information technologies given about features are systematized in practice of physical education of students. Perspective directions of the use of computer technologies are considered in physical education of student young people. In a student environment the insufficient level of knowledges is felt on the indicated theme. There is a requirement in the receipt of the proper information on forming valued orientations which determine the healthy way of life of young people. T...

Ivchatova T.V.

2010-01-01

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Usage of innovative technologies in physical education of students  

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Full Text Available Health influence of physical drills is considered on forming correct carriage for students. 40 students of task medical force took part in an experiment. The individual programs of making healthy are presented. Application of modern technologies allows students to get the picture of level of health, about susceptibility to the risk of diseases, about basic pathological syndromes. The prospects of the use of modern computer technologies are rotined in physical education of students with violation of locomotorium.

Voronov N.P.

2010-06-01

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Information technologies in physical education of student young people  

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Full Text Available The uses of modern information technologies given about features are systematized in practice of physical education of students. Perspective directions of the use of computer technologies are considered in physical education of student young people. In a student environment the insufficient level of knowledges is felt on the indicated theme. There is a requirement in the receipt of the proper information on forming valued orientations which determine the healthy way of life of young people. The computer informative systems are the attractive source of popularization and propaganda of healthy way of life.

Ivchatova T.V.

2010-09-01

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TECHNOLOGY OF EDUCATION OF STUDENTS IN SAFE AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ?????????? ??????????? ????????? ? ????? ????????? ? ??????????? ?????? ?????  

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Full Text Available The article describes a phased technology of Health-education at the university, aimed on the formation of students’ healthy and safe lifestyle. We have also identified the stages of goal-setting, goal-implementation, goal-adoption and goal-enrichment. At each stage, we have based the forms and the methods of educational work

Karaseva T. V.

2013-09-01

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Changing Technology = Empowering Students through Media Literacy Education  

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Background: As the world is changing quickly due to the technological advances, educators are looking at ways in which to empower their students' learning with digital platforms. Media literacy education is key for how this can happen in the 21st century classroom which seeks to promote learning without censoring the learner. Considering how media…

De Abreu, Belinha

2010-01-01

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Physical education of students from sports-oriented technologies  

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Full Text Available In theory grounded and experimentally tested the efficiency of employments on physical education of students on the basis of sporting oriented technologies. In experiment participated 30 students of 3 courses. The improvement of growth of most physical indexes rate is marked: speed qualities (at run on 100 m, power (bending, unbending of hands in support lying, speed-power (broad jump from a place, flexibility (inclination in before from position sitting on the floor. Recommendations are resulted on education of student youth a sense of collectivism; to the persistence, decision, purposefulness; attention and speed of thought; perfections of ability to manage the emotions, to development of physical qualities. It is proved that physical education of students on the basis of sporting oriented technologies positively influences on development of physical qualities, skills and abilities that is necessary for the future specialist.

Dolinnyj U.A.

2013-10-01

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Student Workers in Educational Technology Support  

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A few years ago, an interesting debate on the employment of students in university IT departments appeared in this journal. In his article, John Mrazek spelled out the risks involved when tech departments addicted to using student workers treat students as a cheap alternative to permanent staff: reduced quality and reliability of services, and a…

Meier, Christoph; Moser, Franziska Zellweger

2007-01-01

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ATTIDUES OF GRADUATE STUDENTS TOWARD DISTANCE EDUCATION, EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING  

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Full Text Available ABSTRACT Distance education systems are being used in along with the traditional education systems in order to respond to the demand for higher education. Technological advancements, interactive learning possibilities are forcing the traditional universities to make more use of the distance education systems and technologies. Most of the traditional universities to create the opportunity for their students to be independent learners and learners who can organize their learning processes by using distance education systems and technologies. It is thought that students who can learn on their own and who can organize their learning processes will be more likely to use lifelong learning opportunities. In Turkey where there is a great demand for higher education, the use of distance education systems and technologies in traditional universities is not common. These traditional universities can make use of the distance education systems and technologies in certain lectures and cope with the pressure of the increasing number of students. Successful implementation of the distance education applications in traditional universities will affect the mega Turkish education system in a positive way. In this study, the views of the doctoral students at traditional universities on the use of distance education systems and technologies and independent learning are determined. Findings indicate that doctoral students do not have a positive attitude towards the use of distance education systems and technologies, and they do not agree with the idea that distance education systems can support independent learning.

Ozana URAL

2007-10-01

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Simulation technology achievement of students in physical education classes.  

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Full Text Available Technology of evaluation of progress was studied during employments by physical exercises. Possibility of the use of design method was probed in an educational process during determination of progress of students. The value of mathematical models in pedagogical activity in the field of physical culture and sport is certain. Mathematical models are offered for the evaluation of success of student young people during employments swimming. Possibility of development of models of evaluation of success is rotined on sporting games, track-and-field, gymnastics.

??moshenko A.V.

2010-06-01

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Understanding student participation and choice in science and technology education  

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Drawing on data generated by the EU’s Interests and Recruitment in Science (IRIS) project, this volume examines the issue of young people’s participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. With an especial focus on female participation, the chapters offer analysis deploying varied theoretical frameworks, including sociology, social psychology and gender studies. The material also includes reviews of relevant research in science education and summaries of empirical data concerning student choices in STEM disciplines in five European countries. Featuring both quantitative and qualitative analyses, the book makes a substantial contribution to the developing theoretical agenda in STEM education. It augments available empirical data and identifies strategies in policy-making that could lead to improved participation—and gender balance—in STEM disciplines. The majority of the chapter authors are IRIS project members, with additional chapters written by specially invited contribu...

Dillon, Justin; Ryder, Jim

2015-01-01

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Student Attitudes toward Technology Enhanced History Education: Comparison between Turkish and American Students  

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Full Text Available Teacher and student attitudes towards the technology enhanced instruction plays a critical role in determining its effectiveness. The purpose of the study is to examine Turkish and American students’ attitudes and thoughts toward the use of educational technologies in history courses, and to compare the results to determine whether there are any differences between the attitudes of Turkish and American student. This study was conducted with 197 American students from Upper Saint Claire High school in Pittsburgh, PA, and 214 Turkish students from Konya High school who volutered for this study. The required data for this study were gathered by a 26-item technology questionnaire, which included 7 multiple-choice questions and 19 Likert scale questions. This questionnaire was developed to gather data on five different areas of interest: (1 demographic information, (2 participants’ computer- and Internet-usage skills, (3 the level of technology used in history classrooms, (4 participants’ attitudes toward technology-enhanced history education, and (5 participants’ attitudes toward history. Most of the Turkish and American students rated themselves as being very well experienced on the eight computer- and Internet-usage skills targeted in this study. But the comparison of the data indicated that American students have higher computer- and Internet-usage skills than Turkish students do, and this difference is statistically significant (p = 0.001. Most of the Turkish and American students showed positive attitudes on using educational technologies in history classrooms. A majority of the Turkish and American students stated that they would be able to focus and learn better if more technological materials were used in classroom activities, and this, in turn, would increase their academic achievements.

Ibrahim Turan

2010-05-01

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Mathematics Education for Engineering Technology Students – A Bridge Too Far?  

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Full Text Available Trying to decide what is best suited for someone or something is an ever enduring task let alone trying to prepare students with the right engineering mind. So ‘how do you build an engineer?’ if that is the right word. What is the right ingredient? Mathematics has been said as the most important foundation in engineers’ life. Curriculum has been developed and reviewed over the years to meet this target. This work explores how much or lack of it has the curriculum prepares the future technologist to face the world of engineering technology as far as mathematics is concerned. Analysis of mathematics lectures, interviews of engineering technologist students and engineering technology subject lecturer is undertaken. Understand what each contributes help in understanding the picture that the current education is painting. Based on the theory of learning, APOS theory helps in explaining how students bridge their knowledge of mathematics when it comes to solving engineering technology problems. The question is, is it a bridge too far? 

Noraishiyah Abdullah

2013-03-01

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Assistive Technology For Students With Disabilities. Information for Parents & Educators  

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The purpose of this brochure is to inform parents and educators regarding the use of assistive technology devices and services in the special education evaluation process and programming. As defined in the federal special education regulations, an assistive technology service means any service that directly assists a child with a disability in…

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Special Education Teachers' Use of Assistive Technology with Students Who Have Severe Disabilities  

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Teachers' integration of computer-based assistive technology has been linked to positive educational outcomes for students with disabilities. This study was conducted to identify factors that are predictive of integrating assistive technology into teaching practices among general and special education teachers of students with severe disabilities.…

Connor, Cynthia; Snell, Martha; Gansneder, Bruce; Dexter, Sara

2010-01-01

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Investigating Elementary School Students' Technology Acceptance by Applying Digital Game-Based Learning to Environmental Education  

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In order to improve and promote students' environmental knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour, integrating environmental education into the primary education curriculum has become a key issue for environmental education. For this reason, this study aimed to investigate elementary school students' acceptance of technology applying digital game-based…

Cheng, Yuh-Ming; Lou, Shi-Jer; Kuo, Sheng-Huang; Shih, Ru-Chu

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USAGE OF MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES IN TRAINING OF HIGHER EDUCATIONAL STUDENT ??? ?????? ???????????? ?????????????? ?????????? ? ??????????? ??????? (? ???  

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Full Text Available The article deals with the sensibility of multimedia means of education usage in different types of classes (lectures, practical, seminars and laboratory work. Recommendations as for the giving lectures on the basis of multimedia means of education are given. The article also presents the analysis of the students’ level comprehension of the material presented in a multimedia format.? ?????? ????????????? ??????? ??????????? ???????????? ?????????????? ??????? ???????? ?? ?????? ????? ?????? (????????, ?????????, ??????????? ?? ??????????? ??????. ??????? ???????????? ???? ?????????? ????????? ?????? ? ????????????? ???????????. ????? ??????????? ?????? ??????????? ????????? ?????????? ?????????, ???????? ? ?????????????? ?????.

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Student Readiness for Technology Enhanced History Education in Turkish High Schools  

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This study examined whether the Turkish high school social sciences major students would feel adequate and fit in atechnology-enhanced educational environment, particularly in history classrooms. To this extent, this study investigated highschool students’ level of proficiency in technology-use and their attitudes toward the use of educational technologies inclassrooms. The data for this study was collected using Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory (LSI Version-3) and a 27-item TechnologyQues...

?brahim Turan

2010-01-01

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Soft Skills in the Technology Education Classroom: What Do Students Need?  

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In this article, the authors examine which nontechnical competencies or soft skills related to technology education should be developed by high school students. Results clearly indicate that university-level engineering and engineering technology professors rate students' interpersonal, communication, and work ethic competencies as desired…

Harris, Kara S.; Rogers, George E.

2008-01-01

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Educational technology for millennial dental hygiene students: a survey of U.S. dental hygiene programs.  

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A growing body of literature suggests that today's learners have changed and education must change as well since Millennial generation students expect technology to be used in their coursework. This study sought to determine what educational technology is being used in U.S. dental hygiene programs, what student and faculty perceptions are of the effectiveness of technology, and what barriers exist to implementing educational technology. A stratified random sample of 120 entry-level dental hygiene programs nationwide were invited to participate in a survey. Fourteen programs participated, yielding a pool of 415 potential individual participants; out of those, eighty-four student and thirty-eight faculty respondents were included in the analysis, a total of 122. Results were analyzed using descriptive statistics and a Mann-Whitney U test (peducational technology in all areas except clickers and wikis. The faculty members tended to rate the effectiveness of educational technology higher than did the students. The greatest perceived barrier to implementing technology was technical difficulties. This study suggests that support services should be available to faculty and students to ensure successful implementation of technology. Dental hygiene educators have adopted many types of educational technology, but more data are needed to determine best practices. PMID:24882769

Beebe, Catherine R R; Gurenlian, JoAnn R; Rogo, Ellen J

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Understanding the Use of Educational Technology among Faculty, Staff, and Students at a Medical University  

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A college of health professions at a medical university located in the southeastern United States is striving to increase the use of educational technology among faculty, staff, and students. A strategic planning group was formed and charged with enhancing the use of educational technology within the college. In order to understand the current…

Kazley, Abby Swanson; Annan, Dustin L.; Carson, Nancy E.; Freeland, Melissa; Hodge, Ashley B.; Seif, Gretchen A.; Zoller, James S.

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Math Attitudes of Computer Education and Instructional Technology Students  

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Computer Education and Instructional Technology (CEIT) Departments train computer teachers to fill gap of computer instructor in all grades of schools in Turkey. Additionally graduates can also work as instructional technologist or software developer. The curriculum of CEIT departments includes mathematics courses. The aim of this study is to…

Tekerek, Mehmet; Yeniterzi, Betul; Ercan, Orhan

2011-01-01

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Students’ Views of E-Learning: The Impact of Technologies on Learning in Higher Education in Ireland  

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Students are the end users of the Information Systems that educators use to enhance students’ learning experiences. The use of technologies in education has altered the ways in which lecturers and students can interact and has expanded the volume of information that students can access. This study was undertaken to obtain students perspectives on the uses of technologies in higher education to assist educators in improving the pedagogical design of e-learning platforms, known as learning ma...

O Donnell, Eileen; Sharp, Mary

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USING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS TO IMPROVE LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS OF ESL STUDENTS  

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Full Text Available The focus of this qualitative case study research project was to find out what educational technology tools international students at Eastern Michigan University use to improve their language and communication skills. More specifically, this study is based on this research question: “On their own, outside of the structure of ESL classes, to what degree do International students use technology to practice English language and communication skills?” The question let me to explore what technologies they use and how often and for what purposes. In this paper, 6 interviewee` answers and the results of their interviews are given to have better understanding of the research question. The results of this study suggest that students are using technological tools in their daily lives for many purposes, especially for their education. It is also seen that using educational technology tools will help both to the students and to the teachers to be more successful, efficient and practical people in their lives.

P?nar KASAPO?LU-AKYOL

2010-10-01

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Medical student attitudes toward video games and related new media technologies in medical education  

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Abstract Background Studies in K-12 and college students show that their learning preferences have been strongly shaped by new media technologies like video games, virtual reality environments, the Internet, and social networks. However, there is no known research on medical students' game experiences or attitudes towards new media technologies in medical education. This investigation seeks to elucidate medical student experiences and attitudes, to see whether they warrant th...

Kron Frederick W; Gjerde Craig L; Sen Ananda; Fetters Michael D

2010-01-01

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Student Readiness for Technology Enhanced History Education in Turkish High Schools  

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Full Text Available This study examined whether the Turkish high school social sciences major students would feel adequate and fit in atechnology-enhanced educational environment, particularly in history classrooms. To this extent, this study investigated highschool students’ level of proficiency in technology-use and their attitudes toward the use of educational technologies inclassrooms. The data for this study was collected using Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory (LSI Version-3 and a 27-item TechnologyQuestionnaire. The results revealed that from the point of proficiency and attitude Turkish high school social sciences majorstudents have the essential technology skills and knowledge to feel adequate in a technology-enhanced learning environment.They also have positive attitudes toward use of educational technologies in history classrooms. Therefore they seem to beready for technology-enhanced instruction.

?brahim Turan

2010-06-01

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Sounding Out Science: Incorporating Audio Technology to Assist Students with Learning Differences in Science Education  

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With the current focus to have all students reach scientific literacy in the U.S, there exists a need to support marginalized students, such as those with Learning Disabilities/Differences (LD), to reach the same educational goals as their mainstream counterparts. This dissertation examines the benefits of using audio assistive technology on the iPad to support LD students to achieve comprehension of science vocabulary and semantics. This dissertation is composed of two papers, both of which include qualitative information supported by quantified data. The first paper, titled Using Technology to Overcome Fundamental Literacy Constraints for Students with Learning Differences to Achieve Scientific Literacy, provides quantified evidence from pretest and posttest analysis that audio technology can be beneficial for seventh grade LD students when learning new and unfamiliar science content. Analysis of observations and student interviews support the findings. The second paper, titled Time, Energy, and Motivation: Utilizing Technology to Ease Science Understanding for Students with Learning Differences, supports the importance of creating technology that is clear, audible, and easy for students to use so they benefit and desire to utilize the learning tool. Multiple correlation of Likert Survey analysis was used to identify four major items and was supported with analysis from observations of and interviews with students, parents, and educators. This study provides useful information to support the rising number of identified LD students and their parents and teachers by presenting the benefits of using audio assistive technology to learn science.

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Evaluating Web 2.0 Technologies in Higher Education Using Students' Perceptions and Performance  

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In this work, Web 2.0 technologies in higher education are evaluated using students' perceptions, satisfaction, performance and behaviour. The study evaluates the Web 2.0 tools as stand-alone entities as well in terms of their cross-operability and integration (confluence) to synergistic contributions towards the enhancement of student

Karvounidis, T.; Chimos, K.; Bersimis, S.; Douligeris, C.

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Technology and Engineering Education Students' Perceptions of Hands-On and Hands-Off Activities  

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Technology and engineering education students responded to a survey regarding hands-on and hands-off activities. First, the students listed hands-on and hands-off activities and what characterized the two types of activities. Activities such as building or assembling something as well as working manually with tools were viewed as hands-on. Passive…

Sianez, David M.; Fugere, Madeleine A.; Lennon, Carter A.

2010-01-01

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Investigating How Digital Technologies Can Support a Triad-Approach for Student Assessment in Higher Education  

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The purpose of this research study was to investigate if and how digital technologies could be used to support a triad-approach for student assessment in higher education. This triad-approach consisted of self-reflection, peer feedback, and instructor assessment practices in a pre-service teacher education course at a Canadian university. Through…

Vaughan, Norman

2013-01-01

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Information Technologies in Education of Medical Students at the University of Sarajevo  

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Introduction: Information and communication technology have brought about many changes in medical education and practice, especially in the field of diagnostics. During the academic year 2013/2014, at Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo, students in the final year of the study were subjected to examination which aim was to determine how medical students in Bosnia and Herzegovina subjectively assessing their skills for using computers, have gained insight into the nature of Information Technology’s (IT) education and possessive knowledge. Material and methods: The survey was conducted voluntary by anonymous questionnaire consisting of 27 questions, divided into five categories, which are collecting facts about student’s: sex, age, year of entry, computer skills, possessing the same, the use of the Internet, the method of obtaining currently knowledge and recommendations of students in order to improve their IT training. Results of the study: According to the given parameters, indicate an obvious difference in the level of knowledge, use and practical application of Information Technology’s knowledge among students of the Bologna process to the students educated under the old system in favor of the first ones. Based on a comparison of similar studies conducted in Croatia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Denmark, it was observed that the level of knowledge of students of the Medical Faculty in Sarajevo was of equal height or greater than in these countries.

Masic, Izet; Karcic, Emina; Hodzic, Ajla; Mulic, Smaila

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Students’ Opinions about Virtual Science and Technology Museum and Educational Interface Agent  

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Full Text Available The objective of this study is to analyze the opinions of the sixth year primary school students about the Mineral Research and Exploration Institute Virtual Science and Technology Museum and Battery Friend Educational Interface Agent developed by the researcher. In this descriptive qualitative research the study group is composed of the 6th year students at 2010-2011 education and teaching season at a Primary School located in K?r?ehir city center. This study showed that the students those utilized The Energy Park Virtual Museum with or without the support of educational interface agent both they liked The Energy Park Virtual Museum, planned to utilize again and thought that utilizing these kinds of environments in learning process will affect their successes positively. Moreover it is found that most of the students those utilized educational interface agent supported environment expressed their positive opinions regarding utilization of educational interface agents in learning environments.

Ahmet MAH?RO?LU

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The Attitudes of Physical Education and Sport Students towards Information and Communication Technologies  

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Studies that examine the attitudes toward information and communication technologies (ICT) among physical education and sport students, pre-service teachers and teachers are fairly limited, even though the investments in information and communication technologies at schools and universities have reached an efficient level. This study investigates…

Goktas, Zekeriya

2012-01-01

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Students’ Views on the Use of New Technologies in Art Education: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Higher Education  

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Full Text Available The goal of this study was to appoint the students’ views on the use of New Technologies in Art education. In this context, a research in the Primary Education Department of University of Aegean was carried out, during the winter semester of year 2010-2011. After having participated in artistic activities which combined traditional art techniques with the use of New Technologies, 82 students took part in the research and answered a questionnaire. The questionnaire was then analyzed with Multidimensional Statistic Data Analysis methods, which allowed for differentiation criteria to emerge as well as for their classification in groups, depending on the students’ common answers to the questionnaires. The analysis showed that most students are positive towards using New Technologies in Art education and believe that their introduction in Art classes is possible to be implemented in schools.

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The technological knowledge used by technology education students in capability tasks  

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Since technology education is, compared to subjects such as mathematics and science, still a fairly new subject both nationally and internationally, it does not have an established subject philosophy. In the absence of an established subject philosophy for technology education, one can draw on other disciplines in the field, such as engineering and design practice, for insights into technological knowledge. The purpose of this study is to investigate the usefulness of an epistemological co...

Rauscher, Willem J.

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THE SELF- CONF?DENCE LEVELS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT STUDENTS TOWARDS INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES(ICT  

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Full Text Available The development and expansion of information and communication technologies (ICT is seen as a tool to be effective in solving problems. Because higher education courses are technology intensive at universities, prospective teachers will be equipped with technology skillsThe role of educational technology in university education and training is happening by prospective teachers’ having related knowledge and skills. The material selection for the course purpose affects students’ level of comprehension and persistence of knowledge.Since, teachers and students will use these technologies, it is important to determine their level of self confidence for using technologies on educational purposes.The purpose of the study is to determine physical education and sport students’ levels of self confidence on the use of CIT for educational purposes. The survey method was used for collecting the data, and Likert type scale was preferred for measuring variables.The results of the analysis indicate the students have some level of self confidence in using information and communication technologies. The levels of self-confidence differ according to gender, taking computer courses (or not and having computers at home (or not.When physical education and sport school students are evaluated according to the department,the students of physical education and sports have higher self-confidence levels fort he use computers and communications Technologies than the students of coaching education and sport management have.

Zekeriya GÖKTA?

2011-04-01

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Medical student attitudes toward video games and related new media technologies in medical education  

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Background Studies in K-12 and college students show that their learning preferences have been strongly shaped by new media technologies like video games, virtual reality environments, the Internet, and social networks. However, there is no known research on medical students' game experiences or attitudes towards new media technologies in medical education. This investigation seeks to elucidate medical student experiences and attitudes, to see whether they warrant the development of new media teaching methods in medicine. Methods Medical students from two American universities participated. An anonymous, 30-item, cross-sectional survey addressed demographics, game play experience and attitudes on using new media technologies in medical education. Statistical analysis identified: 1) demographic characteristics; 2) differences between the two universities; 3) how video game play differs across gender, age, degree program and familiarity with computers; and 4) characteristics of students who play most frequently. Results 217 medical students participated. About half were female (53%). Respondents liked the idea of using technology to enhance healthcare education (98%), felt that education should make better use of new media technologies (96%), and believed that video games can have educational value (80%). A majority (77%) would use a multiplayer online healthcare simulation on their own time, provided that it helped them to accomplish an important goal. Men and women agreed that they were most inclined to use multiplayer simulations if they were fun (97%), and if they helped to develop skill in patient interactions (90%). However, there was significant gender dissonance over types of favorite games, the educational value of video games, and the desire to participate in games that realistically replicated the experience of clinical practice. Conclusions Overall, medical student respondents, including many who do not play video games, held highly favorable views about the use of video games and related new media technology in medical education. Significant gender differences in game play experience and attitudes may represent male video game design bias that stresses male cognitive aptitudes; medical educators hoping to create serious games that will appeal to both men and women must avoid this. PMID:20576125

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Medical student attitudes toward video games and related new media technologies in medical education  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background Studies in K-12 and college students show that their learning preferences have been strongly shaped by new media technologies like video games, virtual reality environments, the Internet, and social networks. However, there is no known research on medical students' game experiences or attitudes towards new media technologies in medical education. This investigation seeks to elucidate medical student experiences and attitudes, to see whether they warrant the development of new media teaching methods in medicine. Methods Medical students from two American universities participated. An anonymous, 30-item, cross-sectional survey addressed demographics, game play experience and attitudes on using new media technologies in medical education. Statistical analysis identified: 1 demographic characteristics; 2 differences between the two universities; 3 how video game play differs across gender, age, degree program and familiarity with computers; and 4 characteristics of students who play most frequently. Results 217 medical students participated. About half were female (53%. Respondents liked the idea of using technology to enhance healthcare education (98%, felt that education should make better use of new media technologies (96%, and believed that video games can have educational value (80%. A majority (77% would use a multiplayer online healthcare simulation on their own time, provided that it helped them to accomplish an important goal. Men and women agreed that they were most inclined to use multiplayer simulations if they were fun (97%, and if they helped to develop skill in patient interactions (90%. However, there was significant gender dissonance over types of favorite games, the educational value of video games, and the desire to participate in games that realistically replicated the experience of clinical practice. Conclusions Overall, medical student respondents, including many who do not play video games, held highly favorable views about the use of video games and related new media technology in medical education. Significant gender differences in game play experience and attitudes may represent male video game design bias that stresses male cognitive aptitudes; medical educators hoping to create serious games that will appeal to both men and women must avoid this.

Kron Frederick W

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A qualitative study of student perspectives and experiences in an information technology education program  

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The purpose of this study is to learn about students' perspectives of an undergraduate level information technology (IT) education program. The IT program is a recent effort to create a new educational opportunity for computing in college, with recognition that the recent IT developments have had a greater influence on various aspects of people's lives than ever. Students' perspectives are a necessary piece of information to develop this innovative IT education program into a sound educational opportunity. Data were gathered through qualitative in-depth interviews conducted with 28 undergraduate students, most of whom have taken one or more IT classes before. The interview data were analyzed using the grounded theory approach. The analysis found that college students perceived that they were very competent in dealing with IT primarily due to their continued exposure to computers since youth. However, this perceived competency was not very stable. Students felt that they did not have sufficient IT competency when technical skills of dealing with IT came to attention. They also felt so when comparing their IT competency with that of their peers, examining it in a class context, and confronting a transition from education to the real world. In spite of their preference for and confidence in self-guided learning, students wanted to receive a formal instruction in IT when they needed to learn something difficult, something that they were not very interested in, and something important for their future lives. They also expressed a desire to gain a comprehensive understanding of computers without needing to learn fundamental computing principles. Students' various interests in IT education were dispersed around learning practical technical skills and understanding social implications of IT. Many participants' focus was a mix of the two factors, which was often expressed as an area that dealt with "how humans and computers interact." This blended interest suggested a potential defining characteristic for IT education. Students' motivations for pursuing IT education ranged from their passion to some practical considerations. The majority of students expressed mixed motivations, often more strongly inclined to practicality. This finding implied that students' practical considerations as well as their pure interests were an important factor to consider in administering an IT program. Participants found that the primary value of the IT program was that it incorporated technological and social topics which had not been well connected previously. Yet, balancing the technical and non-technical components in the curriculum also proved to be the most controversial aspect. Students perceived that the weaknesses of the IT program were also associated with its interdisciplinary nature. Students also viewed that the topics in the IT program were more closely related to many real world problems than the curricula of typical college education programs. Finally, the analysis revealed that students determined the value of the IT minor program in relation to their majors and career interests. Students took the IT minor to supplement their majors, in terras of their interests in developing their careers beyond formal education. Overall, this investigation showed that students perceived this broad-based education program for IT as an intermediate field that filled a significant niche in college education caused by the recent technological innovations: between technical and social, between school and everyday life, and between formal education and the "real world." The results have practical implications for the development of IT programs in college and for future research directions.

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Stewardship in Distance Education: A Comparative Analysis of Technologies that Support Student Learning  

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Effectively facilitating the growth of learners demonstrates prudent stewardship (Galatians 6:10; Genesis 2:15). As wise stewards of what God has entrusted to them, Christian educators are challenged to identify factors critical for supporting students’ learning in whatever environment they are teaching. When teaching in the online environment, this includes adopting technological applications to support learning. This study compared the use of two technological applications and their affec...

Rockinson-szapkiw, Amanda J.

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MODULAR TECHNOLOGY IN THE COURSE OF SPORTS EDUCATION OF SCHOOL STUDENTS  

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Full Text Available Article contains data on expediency of use of modular training of school students to physical culture as most effective remedy of quality control of assimilation by school students of special and theoretical knowledge of a subject.Purpose: determination of learning efficiency of school students to the subject "Physical culture" by means of the process organization on modular technology.Methodology: pedagogical research.Results: the approximate structure of the modular maintenance of the subject "Physical culture" and statistical calculations of a complex assessment of level of sports education of school students is given in article during training of modular technology.Practical implications: process of training of school students to the subject "Physical culture".DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12731/2218-7405-2013-3-16

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MODULAR TECHNOLOGY IN THE COURSE OF SPORTS EDUCATION OF SCHOOL STUDENTS  

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Full Text Available Article contains data on expediency of use of modular training of school students to physical culture as most effective remedy of quality control of assimilation by school students of special and theoretical knowledge of a subject. Purpose: determination of learning efficiency of school students to the subject "Physical culture" by means of the process organization on modular technology. Methodology: pedagogical research. Results: the approximate structure of the modular maintenance of the subject "Physical culture" and statistical calculations of a complex assessment of level of sports education of school students is given in article during training of modular technology. Practical implications: process of training of school students to the subject "Physical culture".

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A Comparative Analysis of Preferred Learning and Teaching Styles for Engineering, Industrial, and Technology Education Students and Faculty  

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In the spring semester of 2010, a materials process course was selected as a means to perform a preferred learning style research study. This course was selected because it contained three groups of students: technology education, engineering technology, and industrial technology. The researchers believed that the differences in the students'…

Katsioloudis, Petros; Fantz, Todd D.

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Literature Review: Educational Technology  

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There is a growing consensus among educators and the general public that technology should play a more integral role in students' education. However, the question of whether the introduction of technology into the classroom has a positive impact on teaching and learning is still under intense debate within the educational community. This…

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THE SELF- CONF?DENCE LEVELS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT STUDENTS TOWARDS INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES(ICT)  

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The development and expansion of information and communication technologies (ICT) is seen as a tool to be effective in solving problems. Because higher education courses are technology intensive at universities, prospective teachers will be equipped with technology skillsThe role of educational technology in university education and training is happening by prospective teachers’ having related knowledge and skills. The material selection for the course purpose affects students’ level of c...

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EFFECTS OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS: WHAT FORTY YEARS OF RESEARCH TELLS US  

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Full Text Available The purpose of this review is to examine the effectiveness of educational technology applications and how features of using technology programs and characteristics of these evaluations affect achievement outcomes for disadvantaged students in grades K-12. The review applies consistent inclusion standards to focus on studies that met high methodological standards. A total of 154 qualifying studies were included in the final analysis. The findings of the review suggest that educational technology applications generally produced a positive, though modest, effect (ES=+0.16 in comparison to traditional methods. A marginally significant difference was found among four types of educational technology applications. Larger effect sizes were found with comprehensive models (ES=+0.23 and innovative technology applications (ES=+0.20. Effect sizes for supplemental programs and computer-managed learning were +0.15 and +0.12, respectively. The findings provide some suggestive evidence that approaches that integrated computer and non-computer instruction in the classrooms and innovative approaches are effective in improving student achievement. Differential impacts were also found by both substantive and methodological features.

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Analysis of technologies of monitoring the children's, teenager's and student's posture during the physical education.  

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Full Text Available There are stated generalized data about methods of monitoring the state of children's, teenager's and student's posture during the physical education. On the basis of studying specialized scientific and methodological literature, here presents accumulated by numerous researches practical material about the biomechanical monitoring of spatial organization of human body. Perspectives of the development of technologies directed for estimation the state of human's posture during sports and recreational activities were determined.

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Space Weather Around the World: Using Educational Technology to Engage Teachers and Students in Science Research  

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The Space Weather Around the World Program uses NASA satellite data and education technology to provide a framework for students and teachers to study the effects of solar storms on the Earth and then report their results at their own school and to others around the world. Teachers and students are trained to create Space Weather Action Centers by building their own equipment to take data or using real satellite and/or ground-based data available through the internet to study and track the effects of solar storms. They can then predict "space weather" for our planet and what the effects might be on aurora, Earth-orbiting satellites, humans in space, etc. The results are presented via proven education technology techniques including weather broadcasts using green screen technology, podcasts, webcasts and distance learning events. Any one of these techniques can capture the attention of the audience, engage them in the science and spark an interest that will encourage continued participation. Space Weather Around the World uses all of these techniques to engage millions. We will share the techniques that can be applied to any subject area and will increase participation and interest in that content. The Space Weather program provides students and teachers with unique and compelling teaching and learning experiences that will help to improve science literacy, spark an interest in careers in Science, Technology, Engineeering, and Mathematics (STEM), and engage children and adults in shaping and sharing the experience of discovery and exploration.

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What Is Educational Technology?  

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Featured in this issue are the English translations of two speeches delivered to graduate students in educational technology at Pontificia Universidade, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Henry Ingle defines educational technology in the traditional as well as modern sense, describes its essential elements, and discusses situations in which the use of…

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Internet self-efficacy does not predict student use of Internet-mediated educational technology  

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Full Text Available Two studies tested the hypothesis that use of learning technologies among undergraduate psychology students was associated with higher Internet self-efficacy (ISE. In Study 1, the ISE scores of 86 students were found not to be associated with either attitudes towards, or measured use of, blogs and wikis as part of an IT skills course. ISE was associated with time spent online, and positive attitudes to wikis were associated with higher use. Study 2 measured 163 students’ ISE scores at the beginning and end of the same course. ISE was again not correlated with attitudes towards, or actual measured use of, learning technologies used in the course. However, ISE was shown to increase during the course. Positive attitudes towards wikis and discussion boards were associated with higher use of each. Overall, ISE scores did not influence measured use of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE, including blogs, wikis and a discussion board, or attitudes towards those technologies. This implies that while ISE is linked to aspects of online behaviour (time spent online and can be modified by online activity or training, it does not predict student use of educational Internet technologies.

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Research on Using Modern Educational Technology to Training Students Ability of Producing Aerobics  

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Full Text Available In modern education for the students Aerobics Creation regard ability, scholars have conducted a series of studies, such as aerobics based on a combination of action and research on aerobics extends to extra-curricular studies, calisthenics action on creating capacity, as well as research on improving teaching mode. In recent years, with the development of aerobics in the international, it gradually started with its own unique charm and rich species in a sport, becomes the masses love sport. At the same time, it is also an important content of major colleges and universities sports in teaching process. In order to look for the related technology support of current PE teaching process, many colleges put their eyesight into current teaching technology. According teaching practice, we can know that an important ability is students’ creative ability aerobics teaching. The establishment of this ability is more complicated and it be affected by many factors, it is the result of many aspects’ interaction. In the aerobics professional teaching process, it not only needs enhancing the operation technique and movements for aerobics teaching, but also needs pay attention to students to cultivate their innovative ability, guides students to put on students’ thinking cap and active thinking, stimulates the student to carry on the independent creative enthusiasm, develop and rich aerobics’ movement and content, improve the interest of aerobics practice, guide students use learned knowledge creation to learn creatively. It can lay the foundation for the students after the independent creation of independent exercise. The main point of this study is creating aerobics capacity, teaching applications, students compose capabilities approach, as well as specific training methods and so on.

Ping Zhang

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Learning characteristics of veterinary technology students in a distance-education and an on-campus program.  

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Distance-education programs have the potential to greatly increase the number of veterinary technicians. The demographic characteristics, readiness for independent and online learning, learning styles, and academic locus of control of a group of distance-education and on-campus veterinary technology students were examined. Distance-education students preferred independent learning and were more internally motivated to learn. Distance-education students with greater degrees of independence and internal motivation participated more fully, were more satisfied with their learning, and achieved higher grades. Students who preferred problem solving and active experimentation were particularly successful in distance education. These findings could have important implications for advising students interested in distance-education programs. PMID:19066363

Varnhagen, Connie K; Wright, David L

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Stewardship in Distance Education: A Comparative Analysis of Technologies that Support Student Learning  

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Full Text Available Effectively facilitating the growth of learners demonstrates prudent stewardship (Galatians 6:10; Genesis 2:15. As wise stewards of what God has entrusted to them, Christian educators are challenged to identify factors critical for supporting students’ learning in whatever environment they are teaching. When teaching in the online environment, this includes adopting technological applications to support learning. This study compared the use of two technological applications and their affect on student learning. Findings provided evidence that online graduate learners who used the combination of a content management system and e-conferencing system reported significantly higher perceptions of learning than learners who used only the content management system. Additional findings were not significant.

Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw

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Ground of maintenance of model of health of saving technologies of students of the special medical educational separation of physical education facilities  

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Full Text Available The psychological pedagogical problems of physical development of students are considered with a rejection in a state of health. Experience of physical education of students of task medical force is studied. The structural functional model of process of physical education of students is developed with the use of health of saving technologies. Over 5000 students took part in researches. It is set that morphometric indexes are most closely associate. Intercommunications of indexes of level of development of physical qualities specify on insufficient differentiation in mechanisms which determine the structure of physical preparedness of students. Recommendations of model physical possibilities of students are resulted. Models are instrumental in an estimation individual potential possibility of organism. Models allow to utillize information for planning and leadthrough of a health educational educate process on physical education. Possibilities of determination of volume of the physical loading are shown taking into account a floor, nosology of diseases and state of physical preparedness of students.

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The Impact of Electronic Educational Technology on Ninth Grade At-Risk Reading Students: A Quantitative Investigation of Reading Achievement  

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Over 50% of American public school students read below average literacy levels. Recent research suggests that oral and print-based high school curriculum instruction require an infusion of electronic educational technology (EET), such as computer programs, online instruction, electronic thesaurus, and other devices, to better serve student need…

Harris, Darcel

2010-01-01

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Case Study Discussion Experiences of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies Students about Instructional Design on an Asynchronous Environment  

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The aim of this study is to reveal opinions and experiences of two Computer Education and Instructional Technologies Departments' students about case study discussion method after they discussed in online asynchronous environment about Instructional Design (ID). Totally, 80 second year students, 40 from Dokuz Eylul University and 40 from Karadeniz…

Baran, Bahar; Keles, Esra

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Appropriateness of the use of innovative technologies in the formation of personality oriented motivation of students to physical education  

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Full Text Available Purpose: introduction in educational process of innovative technologies aimed at creating a student-centered motivation of students on the value of physical education. Material : the study involved 379 1st year students from different regions of the Crimea and the students of the Crimean Tatar nationality. Results : determined the dominant category of motives that emphasize feature innovative technologies in shaping the personality- oriented motivation of students to physical education. Identified the following groups of motives: cognitive activity, social, emotional satisfaction from motives of exercise; motives of needs of importance of physical education in the future professional activity; motives of critical attitude to the conditions and forms of organization of physical education. Found that the fundamental principles in innovative implementations become the following: the humanization; nature- compliance and nature- appropriate; tolerance; differentiation and individuality, which is closely linked with the principles of physical education. Conclusions : the proven efficiency of formation of positive student-centered motivation among college students to physical education provided records of all significant components of the previous ethnic environment.

Gruzhevsky V.A.

2014-02-01

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A Comparative Study of Craft and Technology Education Curriculums and Students’ Attitudes towards Craft and Technology in Finnish and Estonian Schools  

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Full Text Available This paper is based on a comparative study of craft and technology education curriculums and students’ attitudes towards craft and technology in Finland and Estonia. The study was undertaken by the Helsinki University and University of Tallinn in the year 2012. A literature review was completed, in order to examine and compare the origins of craft education in Finland and Estonia. The review highlighted that craft education in both Finland and Estonia originated over 140 years ago and was influenced by the Tsarist Russia, the Western European countries and Scandinavian sloyd pedagogy. Furthermore, despite the origins of craft education in Finland and Estonia being similar, the Estonian national curriculum placed greater emphasis on innovation, whereas the Finnish national curriculum focused on the development of students’ personalities and gender issues. A quantitative survey was subsequently distributed to 148 school students in Finland, 276 school students in Estonia. It consisted of 14 questions, which aimed to ascertain students’ attitudes towards craft and technology. The survey showed substantial differences in students’ attitudes towards craft and technology education in the two countries: these differences may be explained by differences in the national curriculums and the different pedagogical traditions. However, these findings need to be examined further through research.Keywords: national curriculum, attitude, pedagogical traditions, technology education, craft.

Ossi Autio

2013-09-01

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Learning Styles of University Students Attending Department of Computer and Instructional Technologies Education  

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Full Text Available The aim of this research is to determine learning styles of students in Computer and Instructional Technologies Education Department of Educational Sciences Faculty of Ankara University. Research data was obtained by using Learning Styles Inventory developed by Kolb (1985 which was later translated and adapted to Turkish by Akkoyunlu and A?kar (1993 (the reliability study of the inventory was also performed by these researchers and Personal Information Form developed for this research. In the analyses of the data, gathered by Personal Information Form and Inventory, frequency, percentage, one-way variance analysis, the least significant difference method among the multiple comparison methods and t-test have been carried out. At the end of these analyses, it was observed that 46,8% of students have converging learning styles and also there is statistical significance within their learning styles according to the ages of students. On the other hand, it was found out that there is no significant difference within their learning styles according to their genders and types and branches of high schools that they had graduated from.

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Education and Educational Technology  

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This volume includes extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from the 2011 2nd International Conference on Education and Educational Technology (EET 2011) held in Chengdu, China, October 1-2, 2011. The mission of EET 2011 Volume 1 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials involved in the general areas of education and educational technology to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields. 130 related topic papers were selected into this volume. All the papers were reviewed by 2 program committee members and selected by the volume editor Prof. Yuanzhi Wang, from Intelligent Information Technology Application Research Association, Hong Kong. The conference will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest. We hope every participant can have a good opportunity to exchange their research ideas and results and to discuss the state of the art in th...

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Full Screens and Empty Students: Questioning Technology as an Educational Medium.  

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Argues that the widespread prescription of technologically mediated education for developing countries produces and shapes the rush to technology. Concludes that the constraints of technological mediation and its destructive impact on teaching show its inability to provide for adequate educational development, and recommends a critical, rather…

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Perception on Knowledge-sharing Activities among Industrial Technology Students in a Public Higher Education Institution  

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Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to investigate the perception of undergraduate students in a public higher education institution on knowledge-sharing, their preferred mode of sharing knowledge and the barriers associated with it. Students enrolled in the bachelor’s degree program of Industrial Technology in a public educational institution were used as respondents and were classified according to gender, academic year level and scholastic status. Results indicated that face-to-face communication or direct interaction is the most preferred mode of sharing knowledge among the respondents, while sending text messages or Short Message Service (SMS is the least preferred mode. The respondents had a very favorable perception towards knowledge-sharing when taken as a whole and when grouped according to the different variables. No significant differences in the perception on knowledge-sharing among the different categories were observed. Gender, academic year level as well as scholastic status were not associated with the degree of perception on knowledge-sharing. The respondents believed that the lack of information to share is the factor that will most likely prevent them from engaging in knowledge sharing activities, whereas being ashamed to share opinions or ideas is least likely to be the reason of preventing them from sharing knowledge.

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2013-07-01

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Creative technology of the forming the healthy way of life of the students of technical higher educational establishment  

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Full Text Available Exposed basic components, structure and maintenance of healthy way of life of students. Their influence is set on the capability of students of technical higher institutes. Technology of forming of these components is developed in the process of employments by the basic sections of physical education with the use of computer facilities. The level of introduction of basic components of healthy way of life is certain in the mode of teaching. The method of forming of healthy way of life of students of technical specialities is grounded in the process of physical education.

Smolyakova I.D.

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National Educational Technology Trends: 2011. Transforming Education to Ensure All Students Are Successful in the 21st Century.  

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The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)--the principal association representing the technology leadership in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs--presents its eighth annual report on select, national, educational technology activities. This…

Jones, Rachel; Fox, Christine; Levin, Douglas

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Centre for Educational Technology  

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Created by the University of Cape Town in South Africa, the aim of the Centre for Educational Technology is to "realise the principles expressed in the University" technology policy. In order to meet that lofty goal, the Centre for Educational Technology (CET) is hard at work in the areas of curriculum development, learning technologies, staff development, and research. Visitors are introduced to the work of talented University of Cape Town students in the "UCT Stories" on the homepage of the website, and when clicking "Read more," can view "related files," such as a film clip, screen shot, or download. Visitors will find the "Projects" tab contains informative individual downloadable reports on information and communication technologies (ICT) of the eight African countries involved in the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA). Some of the countries involved in the partnership include Ghana, Kenya, and Egypt, and visitors can find statistics on infrastructure, higher education enrollment, internet access, and usage in the reports.

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Integration of Student Field-Based Research with Development of Educational Material Utilizing Gigapan Technology  

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Formative field-based research and innovative interactive learning have both shown to dramatically improve student retention and participation in STEM fields. El Paso Community (EPCC), Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), and the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) have formed a collaborative to develop interactive pedagogy regarding local El Paso geology for online learning utilizing Gigapan technology. The pedagogy will be geared for grades 8-12, community and four-year college educational purposes, and as a virtual experience used to elaborate and enhance real field experiences. Field samples for thin-sections and Gigapan material were collected at key geological sites and of key lithologies of the region. The educational material from these site will range from macro-scale (Gigapans) to micro-scale (thin sections) and are expected to be completed by spring 2014. This collaboration between EPCC, NOVA, and UTEP is an example of a successful model of community colleges and universities working together sharing their respective resources to accomplish a common educational goal.

Gonzales, J.; Goodell, P.; Bentley, C.

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Students' Age Difference of Confidence in Using Technology for Learning in Higher Education  

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Some past studies find that older students have more confidence in using technology for learning than younger students but some other studies find the opposite result. However, it is found that there are a few researches studying on the age difference in the perception of using technology for learning in Hong Kong. Therefore, the aim of the study…

Yau, Hon Keung; Cheng, Alison Lai Fong

2012-01-01

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Promoting Student Engagement by Integrating New Technology into Tertiary Education: The Role of the iPad  

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Full Text Available Teachers in tertiary education need new strategies to communicate with students of the net generation and to shape enticing educational experiences for them. The use of new approaches such as video-recorded lectures to communicate directly and individually with all students has been the preserve of technology-savvy educators. However, a recent technological advance – the Apple iPad – has the potential to change this situation, offering access to effective and efficient pedagogy in an easy and intuitive way. This paper is a report on the use of the iPad in teaching activities over the past 15 months, showing how it can be used to enhance engagement with learning for tertiary students, both those studying live on campus and those studying at a distance.

Maurizio Manuguerra

2011-10-01

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Ordered Effects of Technology Education Units on Higher-Order Critical Thinking Skills of Middle School Students  

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In this quasi-experimental quantitative study, 105 eighth grade students at a suburban middle school in New York State participated in a seven month-long project involving the ordered effects of the technology education units of Lego[R] Mindstorms(TM) NXT Robotics System, Digital Storytelling with Microsoft Windows Movie Maker, and the Marble Maze…

Mojica, Kern D.

2010-01-01

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Technology for Education. IDRA Focus.  

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This theme issue includes five articles that focus on technology for education to benefit all students, including limited-English-proficient, minority, economically disadvantaged, and at-risk students. "Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Students Meet Peers Via Video Conference" (Linda Cantu, Leticia Lopez-De La Garza) describes how at-risk student

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Design Skills Education for Students of Advanced Course in College of Technology in Cooperation with the Support Program for Contemporary Educational Needs  

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Since 2004, Nara National College of Technology has been conducting “The Super Science Teacher Delivery Lecture Project”, in which the staff of our college visit elementary or junior high schools to provide special classes on science, technology or other subjects. This project was adopted as part of the Support Program for Contemporary Educational Needs by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. To provide education on design skills for students in the advanced mechanical engineering course and advanced electronic and information engineering course of the faculty of advanced engineering of our college, Problem Based Learning (PBL) has been conducted with the cooperation of the Super Science Teacher Delivery Lecture Project. In the PBL, students developed the teaching materials and experiments for science and technology lessons of elementary or junior high school students. In addition, the design skills of the students were evaluated by the reports on design skills, the demonstration of the delivery lecture and the records of the their efforts. From the results of the student questionnaire on this PBL, it is clear that most of the students understood “what are the design skills?” and acquired design skills.

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How Features of Educational Technology Applications Affect Student Reading Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis  

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The purpose of this review is to learn from rigorous evaluations of alternative technology applications how features of using technology programs and characteristics of their evaluations affect reading outcomes for students in grades K-12. The review applies consistent inclusion standards to focus on studies that met high methodological standards.…

Cheung, Alan C. K.; Slavin, Robert E.

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Relations between Technology, Parent Education, Self-Confidence, and Academic Aspiration of Hispanic Immigrant Students  

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The purpose of this project is to test a theoretical model explaining the relationship between technology use, parent educational background, academic aspiration, and self-confidence as predictors of mathematics achievement across three immigrant groups. This study utilized data from the TIMSS 2007. To compare the effect size of technology use,…

Park, Haeseong; Lawson, Daniel; Williams, Helen Easterling

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Investment vs. Return: Outcomes of Special Education Technology Research in Literacy for Students with Mild Disabilities  

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This article presents a review of the research on technology integration in the area of literacy for individuals with mild disabilities. It describes relevant legislation, including how special education technology is impacted by the No Child Left Behind Act (2001). Included studies focus on research in the core content areas of reading and…

Anderson, Cindy L.; Anderson, Kevin M.; Cherup, Susan

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Attracting students and professionals into math, science, and technology education at the elementary and middle grades: Annual report, September 1, 1992--August 31, 1993  

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This report describes the progress of a project to encourage students and professionals to participate in math, science, and technology education at the elementary and middle grades. The topics of the report include developing a model laboratory/classroom for teacher education, providing financial incentives for students with technical majors to complete the program, and emphasizing issues of equity and minority participation in mathematics, science and technology education through recruitment procedures and in course content.

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TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN MANAGEMENT EDUCATION  

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Full Text Available Technologies at present are influencing each and every aspect of human life. They are playing salient roles in work places, business, education, and entertainment. Technological innovation may now be changing the very way the academicians teach and students learn. Education reform is occurring throughout the world and one of the tenets of the reform is the introduction and integration of technology in the education system.

Roopali Batra

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Information and communication technology and community-based health sciences training in Uganda: perceptions and experiences of educators and students.  

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Information and communication technology (ICT) has been advocated as a powerful tool for improving health education in low-resource settings. However, few evaluations have been performed of ICT perceptions and user experiences in low-resource settings. During late 2009, an internet-based survey on ICT was administered to students, tutors, and faculty members associated with a Community-Based Education and Service (COBES) program in Uganda. 255 surveys were completed. Response rates varied (students, 188/684, 27.5%; tutors, 14/27, 51.9%; faculty, 53/335, 15.8%). Most respondents owned mobile phones (98%). Students were less likely (p mobile phone coverage was almost universally present. Laptop ownership and internet and mobile phone access was not associated with high valuation of students' COBES experiences. Free text responses found that respondents valued ICT access for research, learning, and communication purposes. In summary, ICT penetration in this population is primarily manifest by extensive mobile phone ownership. Internet access in rural educational sites is still lacking, but students and educators appear eager to utilize this resource if availability improves. ICT may offer a unique opportunity to improve the quality of teaching and learning for COBES participants. PMID:21332303

Chang, Larry W; Mwanika, Andrew; Kaye, Dan; Muhwezi, Wilson W; Nabirye, Rose C; Mbalinda, Scovia; Okullo, Isaac; Kennedy, Caitlin E; Groves, Sara; Sisson, Stephen D; Burnham, Gilbert; Bollinger, Robert C

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Mobile Learning Technology Based on iOS Devices to Support Students with Special Education Needs  

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Students with special education have difficulties to develop cognitive abilities and acquire new knowledge. They could also need to improve their behavior, communication and relationships with their environment. The development of customizable and adaptable applications tailored to them provides many benefits as it helps mold the learning process…

Fernandez-Lopez, Alvaro; Rodriguez-Fortiz, Maria Jose; Rodriguez-Almendros, Maria Luisa; Martinez-Segura, Maria Jose

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Usability Testing in Technology Education  

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Standard 13 of the International Technology Education Association's Standards for Technological Literacy (2000/2002) document states that, "Students will develop abilities to assess the impact of products and systems" (p. 133), Students should be aided in critically assessing products they design, as well as those professionally produced. This can…

Flowers, Jim

2005-01-01

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Leadership, Technology, and Student Learning.  

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A Technology in Education III (TIE-3) grant was awarded to the C-SMART Consortium Project for the 1999-2000 school year by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The consortium consisted of seven public and private schools in Texas. The goal of this grant was to accomplish four main objectives: electronic activities for development of student

Brown, Cindy; Zellner, Luana

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Experience in applying educational technologies to the integrated system of engineering students  

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Full Text Available Some evolutional aspects of the institution currently known as Siberian State Aerospace University are presented as an example of degradation of the integrated system of engineering training and the entire engineering education on the way from planned to market economy. Prospects for some educational technologies expected earlier to raise university graduates’ competency are found out to be doubtful. The analysis of labor market requirements to alumnae shows that no traditional educational technology allows them reach the competence level required by the modern labor market. The existing system of university engineering education is criticized as a whole. Better prospects for preparing engineers have continuing professional training systems at enterprises that still pursue innova-tive projects. The current activity of such a system at Information Satellite Systems Joint-Stock Company as to preparing engineers along the “School-UniversityEnterprise” line is briefly outlined.

Natalya Churlyaeva, Sergey Kukushkin

2011-08-01

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Educating American youth on nuclear technology  

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A grave problem facing the American nuclear technology field is the non-education of American youth in nuclear sciences which produces an uneducated populace. This presentation addresses first hand efforts of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology`s ANS Student Branch at educating mainly high school students in nuclear science, and recruiting college students into the Nuclear Engineering Department.

Hechanova, T.E. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (United States)

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Redefining Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Opportunities for Underserved and Underrepresented Students at NASA  

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Underserved and underrepresented students consistently leave science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degree fields to pursue less demanding majors. This perpetual problem slowed the growth in STEM degree fields (United States Department of Labor, 2007). Declining enrollment in STEM degree fields among underserved and…

Hackler, Amanda Smith

2011-01-01

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E-education in Refrigeration Technologies for Students and Technicians in the Workplace  

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The demand for broadly educated engineers, installers and service technicians is growing because of the strong growth in refrigeration, air conditioning and heating. The rapid technological evolution makes it impossible for a school or training centre to invest in all HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioning) and refrigeration fields. It is…

Lenaerts, Marnik; Schreurs, Marc; Reulens, Walter

2011-01-01

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Collaborative Writing with Web 2.0 Technologies: Education Students' Perceptions  

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Web 2.0 technologies are becoming popular in teaching and learning environments. Among them several online collaborative writing tools, like wikis and blogs, have been integrated into educational settings. Research has been carried out on a wide range of subjects related to wikis, while other, comparable tools like Google Docs and EtherPad remain…

Brodahl, Cornelia; Hadjerrouit, Said; Hansen, Nils Kristian

2011-01-01

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Geophysical Exploration Technologies for the Deep Lithosphere Research: An Education Materials for High School Students  

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The science of Geophysics applies the principles of physics to study of the earth. Geophysical exploration technologies include the earthquake seismology, the seismic reflection and refraction methods, the gravity method, the magnetic method and the magnetotelluric method, which are used to measure the interior material distribution, their structure and the tectonics in the lithosphere of the earth. Part of the research project in SinoProbe-02-06 is to develop suitable education materials for carton movies targeting the high school students and public. The carton movies include five parts. The first part includes the structures of the earth's interior and variation in their physical properties that include density, p-wave, s-wave and so on, which are the fundamentals of the geophysical exploration technologies. The second part includes the seismology that uses the propagation of elastic waves through the earth to study the structure and the material distribution of the earth interior. It can be divided into earthquake seismology and artifice seismics commonly using reflection and refraction. The third part includes the magnetic method. Earth's magnetic field (also known as the geomagnetic field)extends from the Earth's inner core to where it meets the solar wind, a stream of energetic particles emanating from the Sun. The aim of magnetic survey is to investigate subsurface geology on the basis of anomalies in the Earth's magnetic field resulting from the magnetic properties of the underlying rocks. The magnetic method in the lithosphere attempts to use magnetic disturbance to analyse the regional geological structure and the magnetic boundaries of the crust. The fourth part includes the gravity method. A gravity anomaly results from the inhomogeneous distribution of density of the Earth. Usually gravity anomalies contain superposed anomalies from several sources. The long wave length anomalies due to deep density contrasts are called regional anomalies. They are important for understanding the large-scale structure of the earth's crust under major geographic features, such as mountain ranges, oceanic ridges and subduction zones. Short wave length residual anomalies are due to shallow anomalous masses that may be of interest for commercial exploitation. The last part is the magnetotellurics (MT), which is an electromagnetic geophysical method of imaging the earth's subsurface by measuring natural variations of electrical and magnetic fields at the Earth's surface. The long-period MT technique is used to exploration deep crustal. MT has been used to investigate the distribution of silicate melts in the Earth's mantle and crust and to better understand the plate-tectonic processes.

Xu, H.; Xu, C.; Luo, S.; Chen, H.; Qin, R.

2012-12-01

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Initiating Functional Vocabulary Learning for Mental Retardation Students with Educational Technology Approach  

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Full Text Available This study developed functional vocabulary learning system for mental retardation students to assist three moderate ones enrolled in special education classes of vocational schools, and discusses the learning effect of the within and extra fading strategies. And the alternative treatment design of the single subject experiment design was adopted to evaluate the effectiveness of the learning system. The teaching strategy adopted photos of physical goods as cues combined with the fading strategy within a stimulus-control process. After experiment, this study has the preliminary result: Stimulus fading strategies can assist functional vocabulary learning in moderate mental retardation students enrolled in special education classes of vocational schools; learning achievement with the extra fading strategy exceeded that with the within fading strategy.

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Educational Technology in China  

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This paper elaborates the two different academic views of the identity of educational technology in China at the current time--advanced-technology-oriented cognition, known as Electrifying Education, and problem-solving-oriented cognition, known as Educational Technology. It addresses five main modes of educational technology in China: as a…

Meifeng, Liu; Jinjiao, Lv; Cui, Kang

2010-01-01

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The reported preparedness and disposition by students in a Nigerian university towards the use of information technology for medical education  

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Full Text Available Background: The computer and information technology (IT revolution have transformed modern health care systems in the areas of communication, storage, retrieval of medical information and teaching, but little is known about IT skill and use in most developing nations. Objectives: The aim of this study has been to evaluate the reported preparedness and disposition by medical students in a Nigerian university toward the use of IT for medical education. Methods: A self-administered structured questionnaire containing 24 items was used to obtain information from medical students in the University of Ilorin, Nigeria on their level of computer usage, knowledge of computer software and hardware, availability and access to computer, possession of personal computer and e-mail address, preferred method of medical education and the use of computer as a supplement to medical education. Results: Out of 479 medical students, 179 (37.4% had basic computer skills, 209 (43.6% had intermediate skills and 58(12.1% had advanced computer skills. Three hundred and thirty (68.9% have access to computer and 451(94.2% have e-mail addresses. For medical teaching, majority (83.09%, preferred live lecture, 56.78% lecture videos, 35.1% lecture handout on web site and 410 (85.6% wants computer as a supplement to live lectures. Less than half (39.5% wants laptop acquisition to be mandatory. Students with advanced computer skills were well prepared and disposed to IT than those with basic computer skill. Conclusion: The findings revealed that the medical students with advanced computer skills were well prepared and disposed to IT based medical education. Therefore, high level of computer skill is required for them to be prepared and favorably disposed to IT based medical education.

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2010-09-01

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GRID Technologies => 'Education' = 'Distance Education'  

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This paper discusses the new possibilities that Grid technologies create in education, presents current learning paradigms and makes a prediction about the way in which Grid technologies may affect the future of education. The case of the Hellenic Open University (HOU) is presented and the current educational technologies and tools used are illustrated. The paper also presents a scenario for the utilization of Grid technologies at HOU and discusses the challenges that such infrastructure crea...

Xenos, Michalis; Vassiliadis, Bill; Skodras, Athanassios

2005-01-01

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Evaluation of the Degree of Educational Goal Fulfillment of Theoretical Courses in Technology for Radiology Students in Hamadan University of Medical Sciences  

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Full Text Available Background/Objective: Evaluation of educational programs is very important in the process of programming. Evaluation is a comparison between educational results and predetermined goals in order to make decision about programs. Via evaluation, one can judge about programs and of course can correct or change them if necessary. "nMaterials and Methods: In this study, the degree of fulfillment of educational goals for radiology students in technology has been evaluated from 1385 to 1386 by distributing questionnaires among these students. The relationship between fulfillment of educational goals and scores of students in different semesters were evaluated by statistical analysis. "nResults: About 24%, 96% and 100% of students of semester 1, 2 and 3 completely answered the ques-tions and the others were excluded from the study. About 79.3% of the first semester students of radiology assessed a medium fulfillment of educational goals, but in one case, public health lesson, most of them (64% believed in low fulfillment of goals. Second semester students of radiology, as the same ratio, assessed the fulfillment of goals as high, medium and low. Most of the third semester students (60.3% believed that the fulfillment of educational goals had been medium. Most of students believed that the degree of fulfillment of educational goals of courses taught by professors who were not members of the school was higher. There was no statistically significant relation between the fulfillment of educational goals and the score of students in related lessons. "nConclusion: The study revealed that the degree of fulfillment of educational goals for students in different semesters of Radiology was different. There were significant differences between fulfillment of educational goals in theoretical courses conducted by groups inside and outside the paramedical school. "nKeywords: Educational Planning, Vocational Education, Evaluation, Technology, Radiology Student

Safar Shams

2010-05-01

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INFORMATIONAL - EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES DEFENITION AND THEIR CLASSIFICATION ACCORDING TO THE METHOD OF STUDENTS INTERACTION WITH INFORMATION - COMPUTING FACILITIES  

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Full Text Available The article describes the technologies that are diverse in their purpose and allow working with different kinds of information. Modern educational technology in conjunction with information technology can improve the efficiency of the educational process. The article proves and explains the concept of informational - educational technologies and gives their classification

Chistyakov V. A.

2014-03-01

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An Approach to Energy Education for High School, Junior High School and Elementary School Students at Aichi Institute of Technology  

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This paper discusses the methods of implementation and improvement adopted in the energy education program of “Marugoto Taiken World” (“Total Experience World”) at Aichi Institute of Technology. The program, which is aimed at high school, junior high school and elementary school students, has been carried on at Aichi Institute of Technology for a number of years now, and the authors have been involved in the energy education project for the past four years. During that time, the following four courses have been held : 1) Let's use wind power to generate electricity, 2) Let's use flowers to build a solar battery, 3) Let's use bottles to build a fuel cell battery, 4) Let's make all sorts of batteries.

Yukita, Kazuto; Ichiyanagi, Katsuhiro; Mori, Tsuyoshi; Goto, Yasuyuki

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A COMPARISON OF UNDERGRADUATE FACULTY AND MILLENNIAL STUDENTS REGARDING THE UTILIZATION OF WEBLOG AND PODCAST TECHNOLOGY IN A TEACHER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT  

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Full Text Available The main objective of the study was to compare the utilization of weblog and podcast technology by undergraduate university faculty and Millennial college students. The study was conducted to test the hypothesis, formed from existing literature, that there might be a difference in the utilization of weblog and podcast technology between faculty and Millennial students in a Teacher Education Department. Analysis of the data using descriptive statistics revealed that the mean of both populations was similar in their technological utilization.A technology survey was distributed to Millennial college students and undergraduate university faculty in a Teacher Education Department. One hundred surveys were utilized based upon the number of students currently enrolled in Teacher Education classes at the time of the study. Fifty-nine students and five undergraduate faculties participated in the survey. The average age of the student population was twenty-one, with a faculty average of forty-nine. Data were collected and analyzed using descriptive statistics regarding the utilization of weblog and podcast technology by faculty and students. The study refuted the hypothesis that there is a difference in weblog and podcast utilization between faculty and Millennial students. There was no significant difference in the utilization of weblogs and podcasts in the two populations. The results indicate that the perceived technological gap between Millennial students and university faculty is not as prevalent as theorized by the existing literature.

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Assistive technology applied to education of students with visual impairment Uso de tecnologías de asistencia en la educación de estudiantes con deficiencia visual  

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OBJECTIVES: Verify the application of assistive technology, especially information technology in the education of blind and low-vision students from the perceptions of their teachers. METHODS: Descriptive survey study in public schools in three municipalities of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The sample comprised 134 teachers. RESULTS: According to the teachers' opinions, there are differences in the specificities and applicability of assistive technology for blind and low-vision students, ...

Cássia Cristiane de Freitas Alves; Gelse Beatriz Martins Monteiro; Suzana Rabello; Maria Elisabete Rodrigues Freire Gasparetto; Keila Monteiro de Carvalho

2009-01-01

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APA Summit on Medical Student Education Task Force on Informatics and Technology: Steps to Enhance the Use of Technology in Education through Faculty Development, Funding and Change Management  

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Objective: This article provides an overview of how trainees, faculty, and institutions use technology for acquiring knowledge, skills, and attitudes for practicing modern medicine. Method: The authors reviewed the literature on medical education, technology, and change, and identify the key themes and make recommendations for implementing…

Hilty, Donald M.; Benjamin, Sheldon; Briscoe, Gregory; Hales, Deborah J.; Boland, Robert J.; Luo, John S.; Chan, Carlyle H.; Kennedy, Robert S.; Karlinsky, Harry; Gordon, Daniel B.; Yellowlees, Peter M.; Yager, Joel

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Mobile Technology in Educational Services  

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The use of computers and the Internet has successfully enabled educational institutions to provide their students and staff members with various online educational services. With the recent developments in mobile technology, further possibilities are emerging to provide such services through mobile devices such as mobile phones and PDAs. By…

Chen, Jueming; Kinshuk

2005-01-01

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Teaching Method Using Science and Technology Education On Students’ Aspects: The Example of K?r?ehir B?LSEM  

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Full Text Available The aim of this study is to determine the student opinions on the techniques and their application methods used in science and technology education. Survey consults at student opinions. Questionnaire is used as a tool to collect the data. This study is important that it defines how the education techniques are changed following the latest curriculum modifications. Survey’s samples are90 students from 4., 5., 6. and 7. th grades attending to the public school called “Yusuf Demir Art and Science Center”. The data gathered from the survey is analyzed and evaluated, statistically. The data and information gathered from the survey is analyzed using frequency (f, Percentage (% and arithmetic mean (X. Analyses are evaluated through using Statistical Package for Social Sciences(SPSS 11.0 program. According to the evaluation results of the research, the education techniques most widely used by Science teachers are: Explanation, and experiments done in both classes andlaboratories. It is also expected that the research results will highly contribute to the Science teachers.

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2009-04-01

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PROVIDING INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT TO DISTANCE EDUCATION STUDENTS: A Case of The University of Ghana, Legon  

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Full Text Available A study to investigate the current state of Information Communication Technology policy of the University of Ghana Distance Education (DE programme and the extent of awareness and use of ICTs in general by the DE learners was carried out. The survey methodology was adopted using questionnaire and interview instruments. Respondents were made up of 120 DE students, the coordinator of the DE programme, and 5 workers at the DE unit. The questionnaires were distributed to all the 120 students while the workers responded to a semi-structured interview. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics (percentage frequency distribution and examining relationships. The main findings of the study revealed that there was a policy statement on providing ICT-based support to the DE learners; however, this policy has not yet been implemented. Most of the DE students were fully aware of ICT and majority of them use the internet across the regions. The students had positive attitude towards ICTs in that they deemed it necessary in the course of their studies and were willing to pay for ICT services. The main barriers identified that could affect the usefulness of the various ICTs were electricity, cost and accessibility. The study recommends among others, the forging of partnerships between distance education programmes and ICT companies, the networking of DE centres and the use of diverse ICT facilities, among others.

Beatrice K. AGYEMANG

2010-07-01

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USE OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY IN PROMOTING DISTANCE EDUCATION  

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Educational technology plays an important role in distance education system. By adapting new communication educational technologies in distance educational programmes their quality could be ensured. Instructions conducted through the use of technologies which significantly or completely eliminate the traditional face to face communication between teacher and students lead to distance education. Now a days, media such as computer, artificial satellites, digital libraries, telephones, radio and...

Rashid, Muhammad; Elahi, Uzma

2012-01-01

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A COMPARISON OF UNDERGRADUATE FACULTY AND MILLENNIAL STUDENTS REGARDING THE UTILIZATION OF WEBLOG AND PODCAST TECHNOLOGY IN A TEACHER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT  

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The main objective of the study was to compare the utilization of weblog and podcast technology by undergraduate university faculty and Millennial college students. The study was conducted to test the hypothesis, formed from existing literature, that there might be a difference in the utilization of weblog and podcast technology between faculty and Millennial students in a Teacher Education Department. Analysis of the data using descriptive statistics revealed that the mean of both populati...

Sturdivant Ennis, Leslie; Anne Gambrell, Elizabeth

2010-01-01

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Development of e-Learning Courses for Promoting Student's Global Competency-Basic Courses as a Guide to ESP Education in Advanced Science and Technology-  

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Osaka University has been chosen for the FY2005's “Selected Efforts of the Distinctive University Education Support Program (Gendai GP/Good Practice) ”by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) . The aim of this project is to improve English proficiency of undergraduate students with scientific backgrounds. Under this strategic fund, e-Learning course contents were developed for instructing basic, yet practical English for Biotechnology during FY2005. Throughout the project, e-Learning contents will be developed for five other selected subjects of science i.e., 1) biotechnology, 2) information technology, 3) nano-technology, 4) environmental technology and 5) robotics technology, for undergraduate students as guiding courses to ESP education in graduate (higher) level.

Nishikawa, Mikako; Nakajima, Mikio; Iwai, Chiharu; Ogasawara, Fumie; Kishino, Fumio; Fukui, Kiichi

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An empirical study of the effect of information technology expenditures on student achievement. Information technology, Productivity, Educational technology, Standardized testing, Internet in schools, Computers in schools  

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Full Text Available The impact of information technology on productivity in the private sector has been extensively researched. But the study of the impact of information technology expenditures in schools has been limited. This study of 1090 California schools and including over 6,000,000 students, attempts to address this issue through an analysis of IT expenditures at the school level and the effect on standardized reading and mathematics test scores. Thirteen other factors were also included in this analysis of the 2001-2002 academic year. Included are public school grades two through eleven. The results indicate that socio-economic status as measured by the percentage of students receiving free or reduced meals was the most significant factor in determining test scores. Also significant was percentage of fully qualified teachers. Information technology as measured by a number of factors did not show significant and positive effects on student performance.

Alan R. Peslak

2004-01-01

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Implementing Educational Technology in Higher Education:  

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Full Text Available Although the move toward implementing technology in higher education is driven by an increasing number of competitors as well as student demand, there is still considerable resistance to embracing it. Adoption of technology requires more that merely installing a product. This paper outlines a framework for a strategic change process that can be utilized by educators for the purpose of the selection as well as successful implementation of educational technologies within their setting, in particular, online course management systems. The four steps of this process include strategic analysis, strategy making, strategic plan design, and strategic plan implementation. The choice to embrace a new system and the extent and speed of its implementation depends upon internal factors such as resources, organizational culture, faculty readiness, anticipated degree of resistance, and the degree of variance from the status quo. A case from the author’s experience provides one example of how the use of distance learning technology was strategically implemented.

Cynthia C. Roberts

2008-01-01

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Disruptive technologies in higher education  

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Full Text Available This paper analyses the role of “disruptive” innovative technologies in higher education. In this country and elsewhere, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs have invested significant sums in learning technologies, with Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs being more or less universal, but these technologies have not been universally adopted and used by students and staff. Instead, other technologies not owned or controlled by HEIs are widely used to support learning and teaching. According to Christensen's theory of Disruptive Innovation, these disruptive technologies are not designed explicitly to support learning and teaching in higher education, but have educational potential. This study uses Activity Theory and Expansive Learning to analyse data regarding the impact of disruptive technologies. The data were obtained through a questionnaire survey about awareness and use of technologies, and through observation and interviews, exploring participants’ actual practice. The survey answers tended to endorse Disruptive Innovation theory, with participants establishing meanings for technologies through their use of them, rather than in keeping with a designer's intentions. Observation revealed that learners use a narrow range of technologies to support learning, but with a tendency to use resources other than those supplied by their HEIs. Interviews showed that participants use simple and convenient technologies to support their learning and teaching. This study identifies a contradiction between learning technologies made available by HEIs, and technologies used in practice. There is no evidence to suggest that a wide range of technologies is being used to support learning and teaching. Instead, a small range of technologies is being used for a wide range of tasks. Students and lecturers are not dependent on their HEIs to support learning and teaching. Instead, they self-select technologies, with use weighted towards established brands. The use of technologies outside HEIs has implications for the monitoring of learning and teaching, and for the role of HEIs, which are no longer the gatekeepers to knowledge.

Michael Flavin

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Nuclear Technology Education Consortium  

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To reinforce the government efforts toward the restoration of nuclear education health, a new concept in post-graduate level training for the nuclear sector has been developed by a strong consortium of UK universities and HE institutions under the title Nuclear Technology Education Consortium (NTEC). The basis of this consortium were designed to meet the UK projected nuclear skills requirements in decommissioning and cleanup, reactor technology, fusion and nuclear medicine. The structure and content of the programme, which leads to qualifications up to master's level in nuclear science and technology, was established following extensive consultations with the UK nuclear sector, including industry, regulators, MoD, NDA, Government Departments and the Cogent Sector Skills Council. The programme is coordinated by the Dalton Nuclear Institute at The University of Manchester. This programme has been approved by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Following are the key features of this consortium: - It was only designed to fulfil the needs nuclear sector; - It offers subjects in broad spectrum, from reactor theory through decommissioning to waste disposal and storage, the subject matter being presented by leading specialists in their field; - Each topic is presented in short course format which is ideal for employees within the industry; - It offers part-time basis over a period of three years as well as full-time in one year post-graduate courses in nuclear science anost-graduate courses in nuclear science and technology; - This programme also covers the Post-graduate Diploma or Post-graduate Certificate opportunity for students; - Individual subjects are presented in 'short course' modular format, providing excellent access to the programme for engineers and managers in full-time employment who wish to advance their skill and knowledge base; - The core of each module is one week of direct teaching at the relevant institution, minimizing the time away from the workplace for an employee whilst maximizing its effectiveness; - A distance learning option is being developed; - The pass mark is 50% for all modules and is the same for students taking an MSc, PG Diploma, or PG Certificate. Modules are generally delivered on the campus of the providing institution. Students seeking a post-graduate qualification register with the University of their choice and visit other members of the consortium to attend their selected modules. All modules are delivered by direct teaching but some are being converted into a distance learning format as an alternative method of delivery to provide greater choice for students

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Educational Technology, Reimagined  

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"Educational technology" is often equated in the popular imagination with "computers in the schools." But technology is much more than merely computers, and education is much more than mere schooling. The landscape of child-accessible technologies is blossoming in all sorts of directions: tools for communication, for physical construction and…

Eisenberg, Michael

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An empirical study of the effect of information technology expenditures on student achievement. Information technology, Productivity, Educational technology, Standardized testing, Internet in schools, Computers in schools  

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The impact of information technology on productivity in the private sector has been extensively researched. But the study of the impact of information technology expenditures in schools has been limited. This study of 1090 California schools and including over 6,000,000 students, attempts to address this issue through an analysis of IT expenditures at the school level and the effect on standardized reading and mathematics test scores. Thirteen other factors were also included in this analysis...

Peslak, Alan R.

2004-01-01

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Social Change: How Should Technology Education Respond?  

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Rapid social change creates a powerful challenge to individuals and educational institutions. Technology education is not an exception. To be a useful and authentic learning area, technology education should constantly re-examine its rationale in order to formulate responses to changing contexts to improve the quality of learning for students. The…

Pavlova, Margarita

2005-01-01

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Franchising Technology Education: Issues and Implications.  

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Describes educational technology franchises that sell services to students, either through schools or directly through retail centers, to educate them about and with technology. Topics addressed include the emphasis on personalized instruction; cooperative learning; curriculum; cost effectiveness; site-based management in public education; and…

Daniel, Dan; Newcomer, Cynthia

1993-01-01

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Educational Technology in Europe  

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Discussing the theme of Educational Technology (ET) in Europe is a far from simple matter, mainly because of the different approaches of the member states in promoting the use of ICTs to support educational processes. Nevertheless, through its research and development programmes on Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) themes, the European Community has played and still plays an important role in boosting the development of new educational methodologies and technologies, favoring and stimulating...

Trentin, Guglielmo

2012-01-01

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Educational technologies as ways set of educational process realization  

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Full Text Available Various approaches to educational technology definition can be summarized as set of implementation ways of curricula and the training programs, representing system of forms, methods and the tutorials, providing achievement of the educational purposes. Information educational technologies arise when using means of information equipment. Information technologies bring opportunity and need of change of the educational process model: transition from reproductive training – "modulation" of knowledge from one part to another, from the teacher to students – to creative model.

Kadirbayeva R. I.

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A Student View of Technology in the Classroom: Does It Enhance the Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education?  

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There has been an explosion of classroom technologies, yet there is a lack of research investigating the connection between classroom technology and student learning. This research project explores faculty usage of classroom-based course management software, student usage and opinions of these software tools, and an exploration of whether or not…

McCabe, Deborah Brown; Meuter, Matthew L.

2011-01-01

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Technological and Vocational Education in Taiwan.  

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Beyond the nine years of compulsory education, Taiwan has the following two additional streams in the educational system: general academic education (GAE) and technological and vocational education (TVE). TVE has the two key features of a complete system to ensure students' horizontal and vertical mobility and a main schooling stream, parallel to…

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ATOMPROF: innovative educational technologies  

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The authors report on the 40 years of experience accumulated by the ATOMPROF Institute in the field of personnel training for nuclear industry that has developed a comprehensive educational model. ATOMPROF patterns its activities on the best international standards of professional education, cooperates with leading organizations in the education and consulting market of Eastern Europe, and has developed comprehensive educational projects. It implements information technologies in education

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Distance Education in Technological Age  

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Full Text Available Distance Education in Technological AgeRomesh Verma (Editor, New Delhi: Anmol Publications, 2005, ISBN 81-261-2210-2, pp. 419 Reviewed by R C SHARMARegional DirectorIndira Gandhi National Open University-INDIA The advancements in information and communication technologies have brought significant changes in the way the open and distance learning are provided to the learners. The impact of such changes is quite visible in both developed and developing countries. Switching over to online mode, joining hands with private initiatives and making a presence in foreign waters, are some of the hallmarks of the open and distance education (ODE institutions in developing countries. The compilation of twenty six essays on themes as applicable to ODE has resulted in the book, ?Distance Education in Technological Age?. These essays follow a progressive style of narration, starting from describing conceptual framework of distance education, how the distance education was emerged on the global scene and in India, and then goes on to discuss emergence of online distance education and research aspects in ODE. The initial four chapters provide a detailed account of historical development and growth of distance education in India and State Open University and National Open University Model in India . Student support services are pivot to any distance education and much of its success depends on how well the support services are provided. These are discussed from national and international perspective. The issues of collaborative learning, learning on demand, life long learning, learning-unlearning and re-learning model and strategic alliances have also given due space by the authors. An assortment of technologies like communication technology, domestic technology, information technology, mass media and entertainment technology, media technology and educational technology give an idea of how these technologies are being adopted in the open universities. The study provides details on how the multi-media systems like radio, audio cassettes, telephone, video cassettes, video discs, education television and computer based education etc can be successfully adopted. There are factors like socio-political, economic, human and administrative, and economic, which manipulate the application of information communication technology in education in developing countries. The authors in their chapters on satellite communication and virtual university explain the advancements. The book also gives details of how the library services could be arranged for the distance learners in developing countries. Skills in distance teaching are crucial to the successful counseling and teaching as the learners have varied characteristics. These skills contribute to the effective distance teaching in traditional as well as online distance education settings. A major portion of the book has been dedicated to the e-learning and virtual university initiatives. Cases from YashwantRao Chawan Maharastra Open University, a project C-MODE which deals with offering education through virtual academy and application of non-broadcasting and broadcasting media technologies to distance education can be found in these chapters.Research in and research on distance education is very significant. Quality and Quantity of research in distance education has been a source of prime concern of educators. The readers can find here an overview of review and critiques of researches in the field of open and distance learning in the Indian context and what are various changing paradigms of research in distance education. The authors strongly suggest undertaking researches on pedagogy, educational media and management of distance education. The book contains useful information for the beginners in basic distance education and those who are interested in knowing what happened and what is happening in developing countries. Biodata and Adresses of Reviewer Ramesh Chandra Sharma holds a PhD in Education in the area of Educational Technology and has been working as Regional Director i

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Innovation in the Educational Technology Course for Pre-Service Student Teachers in East China Normal University  

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Modern Educational Technology is a common course in many normal universities in China. The Modern Educational Technology Center (METC) of East China Normal University (ECNU) decided to improve the course for pre-service teachers at the end of 2010. The enhanced course has some additional features, such as emphasising knowledge and skills transfer,…

Yan, Hanbing; Xiao, Yumin; Wang, Qiyun

2012-01-01

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Technological Literacy Education and Technological and Vocational Education in Taiwan  

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Technology education in Taiwan is categorized into the following two types: (1) technological literacy education (TLE)--the education for all people to become technological literates; and (2) technological specialty education (TSE)--the education for specific people to become technicians and professionals for technology-related jobs. This paper…

Lee, Lung-Sheng Steven

2010-01-01

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Critical Inquiry into Urban African American Students' Perceptions of Engineering. Research in Engineering and Technology Education  

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The purpose of this study was to critically examine the perceptions that African-American high school students have towards engineering. A qualitative research design using criterion sampling and snowballing was used to select seven African-American students from urban high schools to participate in the research. Semi-structured interviews were…

Denson, Cameron D.; Avery, Zanj K.; Schell, John W.

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The Opinions Of Students About The Use Of Concept Cartoon In Science And Technology Education  

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Full Text Available In this study, it was aimed to determine the opinions of students about the use of concept cartoons in science courses. For this purpose, students were taught in a primary school in Buca in Izmir by using concept cartoons in science courses for four weeks, and at the end of this intervention, the interviews were held to determine the opinions of students about concept cartoons. Then, ten students were selected randomly from the sample group who has participated in the study. The analyses of data obtained from the interviews were done through the use of descriptive analyses. As a result, students told that they saw the concept cartoons for the first time; concept cartoons were useful in many respects; and they should be used in the courses as they believed the cartoons had a positive-impact on their learning.

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An Investigation of Technology Avoidance Effect into Higher Education Environments: Some Empirical Evidence of Marketing Students' Background and Their Use of Personal Computers Outside the Academic Culture  

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The major objective of this study was to test a research hypothesis in order to explain the technology avoidance effect in higher educational environments. We addressed the core research themes of our study using a survey. Our intention was to test marketing students' perceptions in order to investigate the potent influence of a climate of…

Spais, George S.; Vasileiou, Konstantinos Z.

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The Effects of Educational Games based on Science Stories on Students’ Academic Achievements in Science and Technology Classroom  

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Full Text Available Today, the importance of training all individuals equipped with inquiry is accepted by the authorities. In this respect, approaching students’ classroom learning and everyday learning, both facilitate students’ better understanding and as it was aimed before, will make it possible to teach students with inquiry ability and help students to easily adapt changing scheme of the world. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the academic effect of educational games based on science stories in. the academic success of students in 7th grade elementary science class. In order to achieve that, an experimental study with pre-post tests was administered to an experiment group (N=15 and a control group (N=15 of middle school students. In conclusion, results of the study were analyzed with SPPS 17.00 version software. As a result of study, educational games with science stories revealed some significant differences between each group.

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The Effects of Internship on the Development of Expertise among Graduate Students in the Field of Educational Technology.  

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Internship is a vital educational experience to help prepare students for their future careers. However, given the dramatic changes in the workplace, more extensive research is needed that examines students' internship experiences. The cognitive apprenticeship model of instruction focuses primarily on the development of expert skills during…

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Scientific and Technical Visualization in Technology Education  

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In this article, the authors discusses Visualization in Technology Education (VisTE). VisTE units are designed to enhance students' knowledge in science, develop good visual and presentation skills, understand emerging technologies, and most of all help with the integration of standards that promote technological literacy. Technological changes…

Ernst, Jeremy V.; Clark, Aaron C.

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KSC Education Technology Research and Development Plan  

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Educational technology is facilitating new approaches to teaching and learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Cognitive research is beginning to inform educators about how students learn providing a basis for design of more effective learning environments incorporating technology. At the same time, access to computers, the Internet and other technology tools are becoming common features in K-20 classrooms. Encouraged by these developments, STEM educators are transforming traditional STEM education into active learning environments that hold the promise of enhancing learning. This document illustrates the use of technology in STEM education today, identifies possible areas of development, links this development to the NASA Strategic Plan, and makes recommendations for the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Education Office for consideration in the research, development, and design of new educational technologies and applications.

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College Students' Technology Arc: A Model for Understanding Progress  

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This article introduces the Student Technology Arc, a model that evaluates college students 'technology literacy, or how they operate within an education system influenced by new technologies. Student progress is monitored through the Arc's 5 interdependent stages, which reflect growing technological maturity through levels of increasing cognitive…

Langer, Arthur; Knefelkamp, L. Lee

2008-01-01

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Assessment of Computer Technology Availability, Accessibility and Usage by Agricultural Education Student Teachers in Secondary Schools in Botswana  

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This study examines the availability, accessibility and usability of computer as a form of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by student teachers in secondary schools. 44 out of 51 student teachers of Agriculture responded to the questionnaire. Means and percentages were used to analyze the data to establish the availability,…

Hulela, K.; Rammolai, M.; Mpatane, W.

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Technological Supports for Onsite and Distance Education and Students' Perceptions of Acquisition of Thinking and Team-Building Skills  

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This paper compares students' perceptions of support provided in the acquisition of various thinking and team-building skills, resulting from the various activities, resources and technologies (ART) integrated into an upper level Distributed Computing (DC) course. The findings indicate that students perceived strong support for their acquisition…

Thomas, Jennifer D. E.; Morin, Danielle

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Facilitating Co-Teaching for Literacy in General Education Classrooms through Technology: Focus on Students with Learning Disabilities  

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In this article, studies on co-teaching for students with learning disabilities are briefly reviewed. Next, the factors affecting responsible co-teaching for students with learning disabilities are discussed, including how technology (i.e., computer-assisted collaborative strategic reading) might assist in promoting success while overcoming…

Kim, Ae-Hwa; Woodruff, Althea L.; Klein, Colleen; Vaughn, Sharon

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Worlds in Collision: Copyright, Technology, and Education  

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In the past, copyright and education have evolved together in response to technological advances from the book to the videocassette, and copyright law has been designed to allow educators to use a wide range of media with their students. Stephen Marshall describes how digital communication technologies threaten these accommodations, not as a…

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Historiography in Graduate Technology Teacher Education  

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A proposal is made suggesting the inclusion of historiography (i.e., historical research and the writing of history) into graduate technology teacher education. In particular, a strategy is forwarded to have graduate students in technology teacher education, who are working at schools in different locations, conduct historical research and write…

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University Students' Perceptions of Computer Technology Experiences  

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On the basis of a survey as a research method (involving from designing surveys to reporting on surveys), the author examined students' perceptions of computers and information technology. In fall 2005, a survey questionnaire was administered to students enrolled in education courses at a university in the western Pacific. Attention was given to…

Inoue, Yukiko

2007-01-01

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The Impact of Assistive Technology on the Educational Performance of Students with Visual Impairments: A Synthesis of the Research  

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This synthesis examined the research literature from 1965 to 2009 on the assistive technology that is used by individuals with visual impairments. The authors located and reviewed 256 articles for evidence-based research on assistive technology that had a positive impact on educational performance. Of the 256 studies, only 2 provided promising…

Kelly, Stacy M.; Smith, Derrick W.

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The Educational Technology Myth  

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If one wants to teach youth to think, one has to restrain himself from doing all their thinking for them. One has to refrain from specifying in advance what they are going to think. Yet, this is just what educational technologists are consistently guilty of doing. Educational technology is committed to excluding the possibility of anything new or…

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Using Multiple Technologies to Teach Nursing Students about Adoption  

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Technology is becoming increasingly more important in the enhancement of educating university students. Very little research has been done regarding how the combination of educational technologies affects test scores, compared to the use of one technology alone. This research article examines whether the post-scores of nursing students increased…

Harrison, Sharonlyn; Henneman, Kris; Herrera, Maida Y.; Hockman, Elaine; Brooks, Evelyn; Darland, Nancy; Kulik, Noel; Sandy-Hanson, Anika E.

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Technology and Educational Structure  

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Most current debate on instructional technology is characterized either by grandiose speculation on the salvation of education through automation (without specification of "what" and "how" technological innovations will actually be introduced in specific classroom situations, and how the changes will be financed), or by jargon-filled hairsplitting…

Boocock, Sarane S.

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Navigating the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics pipeline: How social capital impacts the educational attainment of college-bound female students  

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Despite the proliferation of women in higher education and the workforce, they have yet to achieve parity with men in many of the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors and careers. The gap is even greater in the representation of women from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. This study examined pre-college intervention strategies provided by the University of Southern California's Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program, as well as the relationships and experiences that contributed to the success of underrepresented female high school students in the STEM pipeline. A social capital framework provided the backdrop to the study. This qualitative study takes an ethnographic approach, incorporating 11 interviews, 42 hours of observation, and document analysis to address the research questions: How does involvement in the MESA program impact female students' decisions to pursue a mathematics or science major in college? What is the role of significant others in supporting and encouraging student success? The findings revealed a continuous cycle of support for these students. The cycle started in the home environment, where parents were integral in the early influence on the students' decisions to pursue higher education. Relationships with teachers, counselors, and peers provided critical networks of support in helping these students to achieve their academic goals. Participation in the MESA program empowered the students and provided additional connections to knowledge-based resources. This study highlights the interplay among family, school, and the MESA program in the overall support of underrepresented female students in the STEM pipeline.

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[Innovations in education for the digital student].  

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A significant percentage of today's teaching staff received their professional training before the revolution in information and communication technology took place. Students, by contrast, are so-called 'digital natives': they grew up surrounded by digital technology. Present day students are used to multi-tasking and expect to be facilitated in using educationalfacilities regardless of time and place. Adapting higher education to present day students' study behaviour and expectations requires reconsideration of educationalform and methods. Several types of staff can be distinguished in their attitude towards technological innovation in education. Among them are staff who are reluctant in accepting innovations. Dental schools face the challenge of finding supportfor innovations with all their teaching staff and to better adapt to the twenty-first century student. In order to introduce technological innovations successfully, students need to become involved and sufficient attention must be paid to qualifying instructors. PMID:22812266

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2012-06-01

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A SAMPLE FOR GUIDANCE APPLICATION OF DISTANCE EDUCATION TECHNOLOGIES: A Case Study on Graduate Students’ Opinions About Web-Assisted Career Guidance Systems  

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ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to analyze the use of distance education technologies in career guidance and counseling. Using qualitative research methods, web-assisted systems in career guidance were studied and feedback gained graduate students completing their no-thesis master program in the Program of Psychological Counseling and Guidance in the Institute of Social Sciences at Selcuk University during spring semester in 2007 was analyzed from. Purposeful sampling was administered t...

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2008-01-01

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The Effect of Ability Grouping Classes on 7th Grade Students’ Academic Achievement on the Unit “If there were no pressure” In Science and Technology Education  

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The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of ability grouping classes on 7th grade students’ academic achievement on the unit “Ya Bas?nç Olmasayd??” in Science and Technology Education. The study was conducted in a public school where ability grouping classes was practiced in the second semester of 2006-2007 academic year in Ayd?n. Total 84 students among the 7th grader in the ability grouping classes of the selected school constituted the sample of the study. “Scienc...

Aldan Karademi?r, C?ig?dem; Ucak, Esra

2009-01-01

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New technologies in education  

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Full Text Available It is not possible to look at something only from one point of view. The new technologies are not an exception. It is necessary to consider whether we are dealing with a brand new technology, a well-known technology used in a new way, or a well-known technology used in a well-know way but in new fields of application. The aim of this contribution is to deal with this topic from different points of view in order to use discovered facts in education, in creation of study supports and in study itself.

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Mnemonics for Higher Education Using Contemporary Technologies  

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Education pierces into the contemporary world due to the influence of the emerging technologies in the digital world. Education field is also bombarded by the modern technologies and the demands of the digital society. It is affected by cloud computing, green computing and Internet. Still the success of this depends upon the minimization of the knowledge loss, while transferring ideas from teacher to student. Teaching & Learning is always an art. Even though modern technolog...

Balaji, Dr R. D.; Ramniklal, Dr Brijesh; Balasupramanian, N.; Malathi, Er R.

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Technologies for Education: A Practical Guide. Fourth Edition.  

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This book offers an updated look at the technologies that are impacting education. Designed for educators who are interested in the instructional applications of technology, the book provides information about current technology standards for students and teachers, as well as research related to the effectiveness of technology in education. It…

Barron, Ann E.; Orwig, Gary W.; Ivers, Karen S.; Lilavois, Nick

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Accessibility of e-Learning and Computer and Information Technologies for Students with Visual Impairments in Postsecondary Education  

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This article presents the results of two studies on the accessibility of e-learning materials and other information and computer and communication technologies for 143 Canadian college and university students with low vision and 29 who were blind. It offers recommendations for enhancing access, creating new learning opportunities, and eliminating…

Fichten, Catherine S.; Asuncion, Jennison V.; Barile, Maria; Ferraro, Vittoria; Wolforth, Joan

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Providing Information Communication Technology Support to Distance Education Students: A Case of the University of Ghana, Legon  

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A study to investigate the current state of Information Communication Technology policy of the University of Ghana Distance Education (DE) programme and the extent of awareness and use of ICTs in general by the DE learners was carried out. The survey methodology was adopted using questionnaire and interview instruments. Respondents were made up of…

Agyemang, Beatrice K.; Dadzie, Perpetua

2010-01-01

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USE OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY IN PROMOTING DISTANCE EDUCATION  

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Full Text Available Educational technology plays an important role in distance education system. By adapting new communication educational technologies in distance educational programmes their quality could be ensured. Instructions conducted through the use of technologies which significantly or completely eliminate the traditional face to face communication between teacher and students lead to distance education. Now a days, media such as computer, artificial satellites, digital libraries, telephones, radio and television broadcasting and other technologies are presenting their potential for the purpose. Audio, video and print materials provide the base while internet is becoming cheap, fast and effective medium. Immense resources are already available on the web. In addition, technology is rushing to bring in revolution in the filed of distance education. So in future, positive changes can be apprehended.

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Gaming in Technology Education  

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The authors have devoted a considerable amount of time evaluating the role that gaming and game development plays in the form of curricula integration and as a future career focus for students interested in this field. From the research conducted through the completed National Science Foundation (NSF) project, VisTE: Visualization in Technology

Clark, Aaron C.; Ernst, Jeremy V.

2009-01-01

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Successful Student Recruitment Using Direct Marketing and Information Technology.  

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Educational marketing--which uses marketing methods unique to education institutions, including segmentation, direct mail, and information technology--is discussed. A model for student recruitment developed by the University of Pittsburgh is described. (Author/MLW)

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Analysis of knowledge in Astronomy of the students of the Course of Technology in Industrial Automation at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo - Campus Cubatao  

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This work is part of a research of the academic Masters in Science in Education. It seeks to present the results of the survey conducted among students of the technology course in industrial automation at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo at the Campus Cubatão (IFSP Campus Cubatão). In the first step, the students' lack of knowledge to the related primary concepts of Astronomy turned out. In a second step, a Basic Course in Astronomy was held outside the syllabus, including classes, lectures and films with pertinent content, which corrected initially found erros. Through a special approach, containing diverse teaching strategies, astronomical concepts were learned or relearned. Analysing the responses of this second step it was found that students had a significant improvement in learning.

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On School Educational Technology Leadership  

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This analysis of the literatures on school educational technology leadership addresses definitions of school technology leaders and leadership, their role in educational change, and why schools are now changing as a result of 21st century advancements in technology. The literatures disagree over the definition of educational technology leadership.…

Davies, Patricia M.

2010-01-01

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Partnership for Environmental Technology Education  

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The need for broad cooperative effort directed toward the enhancement of science and mathematics education, including environmental science and technology has been recognized as a national priority by government, industry, and the academic community alike. In an effort to address this need, the Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE) has been established in the five western states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah. PETE'S overall objectives are to link the technical resources of the DOE, ERA, and NASA Laboratories and private industry with participating community colleges to assist in the development and presentation of curricula for training environmental-Hazardous Materials Technicians and to encourage more transfer students to pursue studies in environmental science at four-year institutions. The program is co-sponsored by DOE and EPA. DoD participation is proposed. PETE is being evaluated by its sponsors as a regional pilot with potential for extension nationally. (author)

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Using digital technologies to implement distance education for incarcerated students: a case study from an Australian regional university  

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Full Text Available As universities become increasingly reliant on the online delivery of courses for distance education, those students without access to the Internet are increasingly marginalised. Among those most marginalised are incarcerated students who are often from low socio-economic status backgrounds and have limited access to resources. This article reports on four projects that incrementally build on each other, three of which are completed, at the University of Southern Queensland that seek to provide access to higher education for incarcerated students. These projects developed a modified version of Moodle, called Stand Alone Moodle (SAM, which doesn’t require Internet access, but provides the same level of access and interactivity as regular Moodle. EBook readers were also used in two of the projects. A description of the projects, a summary of the results and issues is provided. The projects will be extended to deploy Stand Alone Moodle and tablet computers to correctional centres across Australia with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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Integrating Educational Technologies into Teacher Education: A Case Study  

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This article is a case study of an integrated, experiential approach to improving pre-service teachers' understanding and use of educational technologies in one New Zealand teacher education programme. The study examines the context, design and implementation of a learning activity which integrated student-centred approaches, experiential…

Rawlins, Peter; Kehrwald, Benjamin

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Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center  

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There is a great deal of interest in the world of educational development in the growing fields of the semiconductor business, and the Maricopa Advanced Technology Center (MATEC) has been involved in this area of research since 1994. The Center is a division of the Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona, and they are primarily interested in assisting students and faculty who wish to keep abreast of the evolving skills needed in this area, along with developments in the electronics and automated manufacturing industries. Most visitors will want to take a look at the "Curriculum Development" area, which features samples of their work, including illustrative animations, annual reports, and information about the skill standards that inform the basis of each educational activity created at the Center. Additionally, the "Education & Career Opportunities" section contains a virtual presentation titled "Working in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry", which will be of use to those considering a career in this area.

 
 
 
 
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Advanced Information Technology in Education  

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The volume includes a set of selected papers extended and revised from the 2011 International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education. With the development of computers and advanced technology, the human social activities are changing basically. Education, especially the education reforms in different countries, has been experiencing the great help from the computers and advanced technology. Generally speaking, education is a field which needs more information, while the computers, advanced technology and internet are a good information provider. Also, with the aid of the computer and advanced technology, persons can make the education an effective combination. Therefore, computers and advanced technology should be regarded as an important media in the modern education. Volume Advanced Information Technology in Education is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials involved in the general areas of computers and advanced technology in education to d...

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Advanced Technological Education (ATE)  

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... chemical technology, civil and construction technology, computer and information technology ... technology, multimedia technology, nanotechnology, telecommunications, and transportation technology ...

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A Review of Technology Education in Ireland; a Changing Technological Environment Promoting Design Activity  

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In Ireland, Technology Education's structure and organisation across the levels of education is not delivered or governed in a coherent manner. Technology Education in primary level education, for students between 5 and 12 years of age, does not explicitly exist as a separate subject. In primary level education, Social, Environmental and…

Leahy, Keelin; Phelan, Pat

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Assistive technology applied to education of students with visual impairment Uso de tecnologías de asistencia en la educación de estudiantes con deficiencia visual  

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Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: Verify the application of assistive technology, especially information technology in the education of blind and low-vision students from the perceptions of their teachers. METHODS: Descriptive survey study in public schools in three municipalities of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The sample comprised 134 teachers. RESULTS: According to the teachers' opinions, there are differences in the specificities and applicability of assistive technology for blind and low-vision students, for whom specific computer programs are important. Information technology enhances reading and writing skills, as well as communication with the world on an equal basis, thereby improving quality of life and facilitating the learning process. The main reason for not using information technology is the lack of planning courses. The main requirements for the use of information technology in schools are enough computers for all students, advisers to help teachers, and pedagogical support. CONCLUSIONS: Assistive technology is applied to education of students with visual impairment; however, teachers indicate the need for infrastructure and pedagogical support. Information technology is an important tool in the inclusion process and can promote independence and autonomy of students with visual impairment.OBJETIVOS: Verificar el uso de tecnologías de asistencia, en particular tecnologías informáticas, en la educación de estudiantes ciegos y débiles visuales, desde la percepción de sus maestros. MÉTODOS: Estudio descriptivo mediante encuesta a 134 maestros de escuelas públicas de tres municipios del estado de São Paulo, Brasil. RESULTADOS: Según la opinión de los maestros hay diferencias en las especificidades y aplicabilidad de las tecnologías de asistencia para estudiantes ciegos y débiles visuales, para los que son importantes programas específicos de computación. Las tecnologías informáticas desarrollan las habilidades de lectura y escritura, así como la comunicación con el mundo sobre una base de igualdad, lo que mejora la calidad de vida y facilita el proceso de aprendizaje. La principal razón para no utilizar tecnologías informáticas es la falta de cursos de planificación. Los principales requisitos para usar tecnologías informáticas en las escuelas es tener suficientes computadoras para todos los estudiantes, asesores que ayuden a los maestros y apoyo pedagógico. CONCLUSIONES: Las tecnologías de asistencia se utilizan en la educación de estudiantes con deficiencia visual; no obstante, los maestros señalan la necesidad de infraestructura y apoyo pedagógico. Las tecnologías informáticas constituyen una herramienta importante para el proceso de inclusión y pueden propiciar la independencia y la autonomía de los estudiantes con deficiencia visual.

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Assistive technology applied to education of students with visual impairment / Uso de tecnologías de asistencia en la educación de estudiantes con deficiencia visual  

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Full Text Available SciELO Public Health | Language: English Abstract in spanish OBJETIVOS: Verificar el uso de tecnologías de asistencia, en particular tecnologías informáticas, en la educación de estudiantes ciegos y débiles visuales, desde la percepción de sus maestros. MÉTODOS: Estudio descriptivo mediante encuesta a 134 maestros de escuelas públicas de tres municipios del e [...] stado de São Paulo, Brasil. RESULTADOS: Según la opinión de los maestros hay diferencias en las especificidades y aplicabilidad de las tecnologías de asistencia para estudiantes ciegos y débiles visuales, para los que son importantes programas específicos de computación. Las tecnologías informáticas desarrollan las habilidades de lectura y escritura, así como la comunicación con el mundo sobre una base de igualdad, lo que mejora la calidad de vida y facilita el proceso de aprendizaje. La principal razón para no utilizar tecnologías informáticas es la falta de cursos de planificación. Los principales requisitos para usar tecnologías informáticas en las escuelas es tener suficientes computadoras para todos los estudiantes, asesores que ayuden a los maestros y apoyo pedagógico. CONCLUSIONES: Las tecnologías de asistencia se utilizan en la educación de estudiantes con deficiencia visual; no obstante, los maestros señalan la necesidad de infraestructura y apoyo pedagógico. Las tecnologías informáticas constituyen una herramienta importante para el proceso de inclusión y pueden propiciar la independencia y la autonomía de los estudiantes con deficiencia visual. Abstract in english OBJECTIVES: Verify the application of assistive technology, especially information technology in the education of blind and low-vision students from the perceptions of their teachers. METHODS: Descriptive survey study in public schools in three municipalities of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The s [...] ample comprised 134 teachers. RESULTS: According to the teachers' opinions, there are differences in the specificities and applicability of assistive technology for blind and low-vision students, for whom specific computer programs are important. Information technology enhances reading and writing skills, as well as communication with the world on an equal basis, thereby improving quality of life and facilitating the learning process. The main reason for not using information technology is the lack of planning courses. The main requirements for the use of information technology in schools are enough computers for all students, advisers to help teachers, and pedagogical support. CONCLUSIONS: Assistive technology is applied to education of students with visual impairment; however, teachers indicate the need for infrastructure and pedagogical support. Information technology is an important tool in the inclusion process and can promote independence and autonomy of students with visual impairment.

Cássia Cristiane de Freitas, Alves; Gelse Beatriz Martins, Monteiro; Suzana, Rabello; Maria Elisabete Rodrigues Freire, Gasparetto; Keila Monteiro de, Carvalho.

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Assistive technology applied to education of students with visual impairment / Uso de tecnologías de asistencia en la educación de estudiantes con deficiencia visual  

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Full Text Available SciELO Public Health | Language: English Abstract in spanish OBJETIVOS: Verificar el uso de tecnologías de asistencia, en particular tecnologías informáticas, en la educación de estudiantes ciegos y débiles visuales, desde la percepción de sus maestros. MÉTODOS: Estudio descriptivo mediante encuesta a 134 maestros de escuelas públicas de tres municipios del e [...] stado de São Paulo, Brasil. RESULTADOS: Según la opinión de los maestros hay diferencias en las especificidades y aplicabilidad de las tecnologías de asistencia para estudiantes ciegos y débiles visuales, para los que son importantes programas específicos de computación. Las tecnologías informáticas desarrollan las habilidades de lectura y escritura, así como la comunicación con el mundo sobre una base de igualdad, lo que mejora la calidad de vida y facilita el proceso de aprendizaje. La principal razón para no utilizar tecnologías informáticas es la falta de cursos de planificación. Los principales requisitos para usar tecnologías informáticas en las escuelas es tener suficientes computadoras para todos los estudiantes, asesores que ayuden a los maestros y apoyo pedagógico. CONCLUSIONES: Las tecnologías de asistencia se utilizan en la educación de estudiantes con deficiencia visual; no obstante, los maestros señalan la necesidad de infraestructura y apoyo pedagógico. Las tecnologías informáticas constituyen una herramienta importante para el proceso de inclusión y pueden propiciar la independencia y la autonomía de los estudiantes con deficiencia visual. Abstract in english OBJECTIVES: Verify the application of assistive technology, especially information technology in the education of blind and low-vision students from the perceptions of their teachers. METHODS: Descriptive survey study in public schools in three municipalities of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The s [...] ample comprised 134 teachers. RESULTS: According to the teachers' opinions, there are differences in the specificities and applicability of assistive technology for blind and low-vision students, for whom specific computer programs are important. Information technology enhances reading and writing skills, as well as communication with the world on an equal basis, thereby improving quality of life and facilitating the learning process. The main reason for not using information technology is the lack of planning courses. The main requirements for the use of information technology in schools are enough computers for all students, advisers to help teachers, and pedagogical support. CONCLUSIONS: Assistive technology is applied to education of students with visual impairment; however, teachers indicate the need for infrastructure and pedagogical support. Information technology is an important tool in the inclusion process and can promote independence and autonomy of students with visual impairment.

Cássia Cristiane de Freitas, Alves; Gelse Beatriz Martins, Monteiro; Suzana, Rabello; Maria Elisabete Rodrigues Freire, Gasparetto; Keila Monteiro de, Carvalho.

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The Effect of Ability Grouping Classes on 7th Grade Students’ Academic Achievement on the Unit “If there were no pressure” In Science and Technology Education  

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Full Text Available The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of ability grouping classes on 7th grade students’ academic achievement on the unit “Ya Bas?nç Olmasayd??” in Science and Technology Education. The study was conducted in a public school where ability grouping classes was practiced in the second semester of 2006-2007 academic year in Ayd?n. Total 84 students among the 7th grader in the ability grouping classes of the selected school constituted the sample of the study. “Science Education achievement test” developed by the researchers was used for data collection. Co-variance analysis was performed for analyzing the data gathered in the study. Significant differences were found among the ability grouping classes with regard to achievement test scores (p=.000. The difference was observed between high-medium grouping classes, high-low grouping classes and medium-low grouping classes. While significant difference was not found among achievement scores of the female students in ability grouping classes (p=.220, this was reverse for the male students (significant difference was found among the male students with regard to achievement test scores.

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An Educational Assembly System For Student Executed Educational Design: Toward a System of Computer Constructed Education.  

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A computer-based system--the Educational Assembly System for Student Executed Educational Design (EASSEED)--is used to generate individualized curricula for students with varying needs and goals. It combines advances in management and computer technology to define the processes of curriculum development and thus moves toward an explicit…

Evans, Steven; Klahr, David

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Development of health inter-professional telemedicine practice through simulation scenario training with students of physiotherapy-, occupational therapy-, medical laboratory technology-, and nursing education  

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Background: Welfare technology is considered to be cost effective and to promote consistent quality in health care (1, 2). Due to the pervasive deployment of telemedicine and the political focus thereon, it is very important that health professional students gain an understanding of its benefits and limitations and that they develop competences related to telemedicine practices. Because close interprofessional and intersectoral cooperation is required in the care and treatment of patients by the use of telemedicine, development of telemedicine competences must take place in an inter-professional context. Aims: The purpose of the project was • to develop practice oriented competences related to telemedicine in an inter-professional and a cross-sectoral context among health professional students of physiotherapy-, occupational therapy-, medical laboratory technology-, and nursing education. • to motivate and retain male students by the use of simulation training that involves technology. Methodology:The project was settled as a cross-professional telemedicine course on health educations. Nursing students (N=20) and physiotherapy students (N=34) participated actively and the scenarios were filmed and enacted via Adobe Connect. Students were divided into groups, and some students acted health professionals, while others acted patients. Excerpts of the recordings were analyzed and discussed with a focus on successful telemedical care and treatments well as challenges and they were followed by evaluation and qualitative interviews. Recordings, field notes, memos and observations of students and lecturers were used as empirical material for follow-up research. Data were analyzed in order to categorize the theoretical perspectives relating to learning and motivation. Results: Evaluations and follow-up research showed that students developed competences equivalent to novice level through simulation training (3). The project gave rise to wide project on Occupational Therapy education and medical laboratory technology education too. Follow-up research concludes that the boys who participated in the project responded positively to simulation training, as many of the girls did. Further results and perspectives will be presented at the conference. References: 1. Accelerating innovation: the power of the crowd. Global lessons in e-Health implementation d Documents/e-health-implementation Case study: UK Department of Health: Whole System Demonstrator program 2. Danske Regioner, Kommunernes Landsforening, Ministeriet for Sundhed og Forebyggelse, Social- og Integrationsministeriet, Erhvervs- og Vækstministeriet, Økonomi- og Indenrigsministeriet & Finansministeriet (2012): National handlingsplan for udbredelse af telemedicin, Fonden for Velfærdsteknologi 3. Nortvig, Anne-Mette et. Eriksen, Kathrine Krageskov. Teknologistøttet simulationsundervisning som translokation for teoretisk viden og praktisk handlen. Læring & Medier (LOM) – nr. 11 – 2013. ISSN: 1903-248X 4. Murray C, Grant MJ, Howarth ML, Leigh J.The use of simulation as a teaching and learning approach to support practice learning. Nurse Education in Practice 2008;8[1]:5-8. 5. Watson K, Wright A, Morris N, McMeeken J, Rivett D, Blackstock F, et al. Can simulation replace part of clinical time? Two parallel randomised controlled trials. Med Educ 2012;46[7]:657-667 6. Dieckmann P, Friis SM, Lippert A, Østergaard D. Goals, Success Factors, and Barriers for Simulation-Based Learning A Qualitative Interview Study in Health Care. Simulation & Gaming 2012;43[5]:627-647. 7. Dreyfus, Stuart E.; Dreyfus, Hubert L. (February 1980). A Five-Stage Model of the Mental Activities Involved in Directed Skill Acquisition. Washington, DC: Storming Media. Retrieved June 13, 2010.

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34 CFR 400.4 - What definitions apply to the Vocational and Applied Technology Education Programs?  

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...and devices. Technology education means an applied discipline...sites, such as through the development and use of guides or manuals...C. 640a). Vocational education means organized educational...includes applied technology education. Vocational student...

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Lateral Thinking and Technology Education.  

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Presents an analysis of technology education and its relevance to lateral thinking. Discusses prospects for utilizing technology education as a platform and a contextual domain for nurturing lateral thinking. Argues that technology education is an appropriate environment for developing complementary incorporation of vertical and lateral thinking.…

Waks, Shlomo

1997-01-01

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Research on Technology and Physics Education  

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From Facebook to smart phones, technology is an integral part of our student's lives. For better or for worse, technology has become nearly inescapable in the classroom, enhancing instruction, distracting students, or simply complicating life. As good teachers we want to harness the power we have available to impact our students, but it is getting harder as the pace of technological change accelerates. How can we make good choices in which technologies to invest time and resources in to use effectively? Do some technologies make more of a difference in student learning? In this talk we will look at research studies looking at technology use in the physics classroom---both my work and that of others---and their impact on student learning. Examples will include computers in the laboratory, web-based homework, and different forms of electronic communication. From these examples, I will draw some general principles for effective educational technology and physics education. Technology is simply a tool; the key is how we use those tools to help our students develop their abilities and understanding.

Bonham, Scott

2010-10-01

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Paper Towers: Building Students' Understandings of Technological Design  

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One set of ideas at the core of the National Science Education Standards (NSES) Science and Technology Standards is that of engaging middle school students in activities that help them develop their understandings of technological design. More precisely, students should be able to identify appropriate problems for technological design, design a…

Minogue, James; Guentensberger, Todd

2006-01-01

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Technology and Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders  

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Currently there is a lack of evidence existing on technology specifically to support students with emotional-behavior disorder (EBD) in schools (Fitzpatrick & Knowlton, 2009). However, assistive technology (AT) considerations for all students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) must still occur. Evidence exists that technology can…

Courtad, Carrie Anna; Bouck, Emily C.

2012-01-01

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Arts Education and Student's Perception  

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This article investigates students' perceptions of their experience with arts education and their perceptions of its impact on their academic achievement and academic goals. Specifically, it relates to academic achievement, goals, cognition, and students' perceptions. Educational outcomes and policy issues are also reviewed as they related to the…

Nderu-Boddington, Eulalee

2008-01-01

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Investigating Distance Education Students' Study Skills  

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Distance education, which is a planned way of teaching in which students and instructors are brought face to face in a classroom environment in several different ways by means of technology, has started to become widespread in many fields today. In distance education, students and instructors reside in different locations. Students can learn at…

Poyraz, Cengiz

2013-01-01

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Solar Education Technology Programs: Educational Resources  

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Solar Electricity Educational Resources: The following educational resources will help students learn more about solar electricity, also known as photovoltaics (PV). There are many resources of each type. -Competitions & Contests -Educational Programs -Lesson Plans & Curriculum -Resources for Reports & Papers -Science Projects & Activities. This website is from the U.S. Dept. of Energy.

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THE TECHNOLOGY OF FORMATION OF PROFESSIONAL STUDENT COMPETENCE  

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Full Text Available Purpose: The paper presents the stages and technology of professional student competence of students in higher vocational school.Method or the methodology of the work: Theoretical and methodological basis of the proposed technology of formation of professional student competence in higher education are: a synergetic approach, student-centered approach, social learning theory, the activity approach, the concept of humane education.Results: In the article the theoretical and methodological basis of the statement of technology, disclosed pedagogical conditions and principles of the technology of formation of professional student competence of higher educational institutions as a result of own personal readiness.Field of application of the results: the educational system of higher education institutions.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12731/2218-7405-2013-1-23

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THE TECHNOLOGY OF FORMATION OF PROFESSIONAL STUDENT COMPETENCE  

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Full Text Available Purpose: The paper presents the stages and technology of professional student competence of students in higher vocational school. Method or the methodology of the work: Theoretical and methodological basis of the proposed technology of formation of professional student competence in higher education are: a synergetic approach, student-centered approach, social learning theory, the activity approach, the concept of humane education. Results: In the article the theoretical and methodological basis of the statement of technology, disclosed pedagogical conditions and principles of the technology of formation of professional student competence of higher educational institutions as a result of own personal readiness. Field of application of the results: the educational system of higher education institutions.

Yakovlev Boris Petrovich

2013-01-01

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Culturelogical senses of activity in anthropic technologies of higher education  

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Technology of the educational teaching motive actions is examined in a theory and practice of higher education. The role of modern educational technologies is rotined in professional preparation of students. «Humanism conversion» of educational technologies is offered. It is rotined that authentic sense of educational activity of man is finding by him itself (achievement of authenticness with itself). On the basis of it is creative realization in professional labour.

Dmitriev S.V.

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Culturelogical senses of activity in anthropic technologies of higher education  

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Full Text Available Technology of the educational teaching motive actions is examined in a theory and practice of higher education. The role of modern educational technologies is rotined in professional preparation of students. «Humanism conversion» of educational technologies is offered. It is rotined that authentic sense of educational activity of man is finding by him itself (achievement of authenticness with itself. On the basis of it is creative realization in professional labour.

Dmitriev S.V.

2010-04-01

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION IN NURSING EDUCATION  

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Full Text Available The use of information and communication technologies in education, transforms not only the way we communicate, but also work, decide and think, as well as allows you to create rich, complex and diversified learning situations, through sharing the tasks between teachers and students , providing an interactive, continuous and lifelong learning. The paper aims to reflect on the importance of the use of information and communication technologies in higher education and show the potential in promoting changes and challenges for teachers of undergraduate nursing course. This is a literary review concerning the issue at hand, in the period from February to March 2014. The result indicates that the resources of information and communication technologies are strategies for the education of future nurses and promote the changing process for teachers , providing quality education to students and understanding that we must seek new opportunities to build a new style of training.

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Medical Education and Information and Communication Technology  

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Background: Information and communication technology (ICT) has brought many changes in medical education and practice in the last couple of decades. Teaching and learning medicine particularly has gone under profound changes due to computer technologies, and medical schools around the world have invested heavily either in new computer technologies or in the process of adapting to this technological revolution. In order to catch up with the rest of the world, developing countries need to research their options in adapting to new computer technologies. Materials and Methods: This descriptive survey study was designed to assess medical students’ computer and Internet skills and their attitude toward ICT. Results: Research findings showed that the mean score of self-perceived computer knowledge for male students in general was greater than for female students. Also, students who had participated in various prior computer workshops, had access to computer, Internet, and e-mail, and frequently checked their e-mail had higher mean of self-perceived knowledge and skill score. Finally, students with positive attitude toward ICT scored their computer knowledge higher than those who had no opinion. Conclusions: The results have confirmed that the medical schools, particularly in developing countries, need to bring fundamental changes such as curriculum modification in order to integrate ICT into medical education, creating essential infrastructure for ICT use in medical education and practice, and structured computer training for faculty and students. PMID:23555106

Houshyari, Asefeh Badiey; Bahadorani, Mahnaz; Tootoonchi, Mina; Gardiner, John Jacob Zucker; Pena, Roberto A; Adibi, Peyman

2012-01-01

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Experiencing technology integration in education: children's perceptions  

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The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the experiences of six children using technologies in their education. Data were collected via in-depth interviews, classroom observations, and home observations. The results showed that students have commonperceptions toward their experience with technology integration. Furthermore, the following four themes emerged; the value of technology, authority over learning, misuses and misconceptions, and the border of integration.

Baytak, Ahmet; Tarman, Bu?lent; Ayas, Cemalettin

2011-01-01

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Experiencing technology integration in education: children's perceptions  

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Full Text Available The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the experiences of six children using technologies in their education. Data were collected via in-depth interviews, classroom observations, and home observations. The results showed that students have commonperceptions toward their experience with technology integration. Furthermore, the following four themes emerged; the value of technology, authority over learning, misuses and misconceptions, and the border of integration.

Ahmet BAYTAK

2011-03-01

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Educational designs supporting student engagement through networked project studies  

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The chapter discusses how student engagement can be facilitated through educational designs that make conscious use of various online communication technologies. The chapter discusses the involvement of students as co-designers of how courses and learning environments unfold, and deals with the development of students’ information literacy and the application of new technological possibilities inspired by problem- and project-based learning.

Lerche Nielsen, JØrgen; Andreasen, Lars Birch

2013-01-01

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A needs assessment for mobile technology use in medical education  

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Full Text Available Objectives: This study investigated how medical students perceived mobile technology as a component of their learning experience and identified barriers to the use of mobile technology in education. Methods: An anonymous survey developed by EDUCAUSE was distributed to 1000 first year medical students (M1s at two separate medical schools during three consecutive academic years, 2010 to 2013. The 25-item questionnaire assessed student use of mobile devices, student interest in mobile technologies as they apply to education, and technology issues related to implementing mobile application in education. Results: The majority of participating M1s (n=520 indicated that they own a smartphone or a similar mobile device. More than half of M1s reported using their devices for education, primarily to download educational course materials, listen to podcasts/lectures, and access medical resource applications. Two student-identified technology issues concerning the use of mobile technology in education were ensuring better implementation of technology and faster data transmission (60. Review of qualitative data from written responses to open-ended questions highlighted three common themes: (1 the current use of mobile technology in the clinics and other institutions, (2 common technology ownership and comfort of use, and (3 efficiency and accessibility to learning materials. Conclusions: While the needs assessment revealed student acceptance of mobile technology in education, student responses highlighted the need for a supportive academic and technological infrastructure.

Shahrzad Vafa

2013-11-01

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Career Educational Program at Anan College of Technology  

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The career educational program of Anan College of Technology was adopted in 2006 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan as the Support Program for Distinctive University Education (Good Practice in Modern Educational Needs) . The original program of career education is operated for students in lower grades and the support system is provided for the recruiting activity of students in the higher grades. Students can be instilled with a sense of purpose by receiving education regarding the structure of industrial society as an early step of the curriculum.

Okumoto, Yoshihiro

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An Examination of the Influence of Clicker Technology on College Student Involvement and Recall  

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Educators in a variety of disciplines have used clicker technology to engage college students in the learning process. This study investigated the influence of clicker technology on student recall and student involvement in higher education. Student Involvement Theory was used to inform and guide this research. Student recall was evaluated using…

Vaterlaus, J. Mitch; Beckert, Troy E.; Fauth, Elizabeth B.; Teemant, Boyd

2012-01-01

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Legal Issues in Educational Technology: Implications for School Leaders.  

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Discusses several legal issues involving the use of educational technology: Freedom of speech, regulation of Internet material harmful to minors, student-developed Web pages, harassment and hostile work environment, staff and student privacy, special education, plagiarism, and copyright issues. Includes recommendations for addressing technology

Quinn, David M.

2003-01-01

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A SAMPLE FOR GUIDANCE APPLICATION OF DISTANCE EDUCATION TECHNOLOGIES: A Case Study on Graduate Students’ Opinions About Web-Assisted Career Guidance Systems  

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Full Text Available ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to analyze the use of distance education technologies in career guidance and counseling. Using qualitative research methods, web-assisted systems in career guidance were studied and feedback gained graduate students completing their no-thesis master program in the Program of Psychological Counseling and Guidance in the Institute of Social Sciences at Selcuk University during spring semester in 2007 was analyzed from. Purposeful sampling was administered to collect data from semi-structured interviews with these graduate students. Data were coded using Nvivo2 software and then themes were determined. Based on related literature, findings from this research were discussed and some suggestions were provided.

Sahin KESICI

2008-01-01

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Socially Responsible Educational Technology Research.  

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Suggests that the growing demand for educational research to be more relevant and increasing concerns about the generalizability and utility of research findings are related to the concept of "socially responsible research." Identifies problems with educational technology research. Outlines major types of educational technology research goals and…

Reeves, Thomas C.

2000-01-01

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Open Educational Resources Commons: Science and Technology  

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Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons is an open network of course materials and other educational resources, for all levels, that are freely available online for the use of educators, students, and self-learners. Materials include full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many other items. The science and technology section of OER Commons provides access to thousands of resources in all areas of science and technology. Each resource is accompanied by metadata, including type, subject, grade level, a rating, and other kinds of information. Users are also invited to submit resources for others to share.

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Improving Educational Outcomes by Providing Educational Services through Mobile Technology  

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Full Text Available The use of Computers, Networks, and Internet has successfully enabled educational institutions to provide their students and instructors with various online educational services. With the recent developments in M-learning and mobile technology, further possibilities are emerging to provide such services through mobile devices such as mobile phones and PDAs. By providing the educational services using wireless and mobile technologies, the educational institutions can potentially bring great convenience to those off-campus students who do not always have time to find Internet enabled computers to get the important educational information from their academic institutions. With the mobile or M-educational services, both the students and the instructors can access the services anytime and anywhere they want. This paper discusses those M-educational services that can be moved to the mobile platform and then presents the system prototype and architecture that integrate these services into the mobile technology platform. The paper will conclude with a description of the formative evaluation of the system prototype.

Hosam Farouk El-Sofany

2013-01-01

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INVESTIGATING DISTANCE EDUCATION STUDENTS’ STUDY SKILLS  

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Full Text Available Distance education, which is a planned way of teaching in which students and instructors are brought face to face in a classroom environment in several different ways by means of technology, has started to become widespread in many fields today. In distance education, students and instructors reside in different locations. Students can learn at their pace and control their learning path, content and load of what they have learned and evaluate it. However, they should adopt strategies for effective studying in order not to waste their time and efforts. Because study skills, motivation, time management, exam preparation and coping with exam stress have an impact on students’ success. In this context, distance education students’ study skills are foregrounded in today’s widespread use of distance education. In accordance with this, this study aims to investigate some variables which are influential on the dimensions of distance education students’ motivation, time management, exam preparation and coping with exam stress. A personal information form and the Study Skills scale were used for data collection. This study was designed in survey model and SPSS16.0 statistical package program was used for the statistical analyses of the research data. The research findings were discussed in line with the literature and some suggestions were presented for further research and researchers.

Cengiz POYRAZ

2013-10-01

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Teacher educators' beliefs and technology uses in relation to preservice teachers' beliefs and technology attitudes  

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The purpose of this study was to explore how teacher educators' pedagogical beliefs are related to their uses of technology in instruction. Also, this study explored the relationship between the pedagogical beliefs of teacher educators and preservice teachers, as well as the relationship between teacher educators' uses of technology and preservice teachers' attitudes toward technology uses in classrooms. Participants in this study included new teacher education students and teacher educators ...

Bai, Hua

2006-01-01

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Automotive Technology Student Learning Styles and Their Implications for Faculty  

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In an effort to provide Career and Technical Education (CTE) professionals with additional insight on how to better meet the educational needs of the learner, this study sought to identify the preference for learning of postsecondary automotive technology students. While it might appear logical to naturally classify auto-tech students as primarily…

Threeton, Mark D.; Walter, Richard A.

2009-01-01

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Technology Integration for Mainstreamed Students.  

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Discussion of the successful integration of technology to assist students with mild handicaps in mainstreamed classrooms highlights the role of the teacher. Three research studies are described: one with elementary schools, one with middle schools, and one with high schools. Curriculum objectives, student needs, group learning, and teacher…

Anderson, Mary A.

1991-01-01

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Emerging technologies in physics education  

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Three emerging technologies in physics education are evaluated from the interdisciplinary perspective of cognitive science and physics education research. The technologies - Physlet Physics, the Andes Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS), and Microcomputer-Based Laboratory (MBL) Tools - are assessed particularly in terms of their potential at promoting conceptual change, developing expert-like problem-solving skills, and achieving the goals of the traditional physics laboratory. Pedagogical methods to maximize the potential of each educational technology are suggested.

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Digital Storytelling and Reflection in Higher Education: A Case of Pre-service Student Teachers and Their Lecturers at a University of Technology  

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Full Text Available Employers in South Africa are calling for students graduating from higher education institutions (HEIs to exhibit the capacity for reflection. However, many tertiary institutions fall short in allowing opportunities for reflection. As a result, HEIs are grappling to find ways of fostering reflection amongst their students. This paper argues that digital storytelling if implemented properly is one of the ways which can be used to help HEIs in this accomplishment. It documents results of production of digital stories by 29 final-year pre-service student teachers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT, South Africa, as part of their assessment in their professional development course. The study was informed by structuration theory and levels of reflection and cognitive processing to help the researchers understand the potential of digital storytelling in enhancing reflection. Qualitative methods of collecting data were utilized. Focus group interviews were conducted with the students and their facilitators to elicit whether production of digital stories led to reflection. Findings showed that the production of digital stories promoted the three levels of reflection and thus deep learning and higher-order thinking skills.

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Education Quality Enhancement via Multimedia Technology  

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Problem statement: The objective of this research was to evaluate the relationship between the multimedia usage in the understanding level and students interest. While the emphasis on the effectiveness of using multimedia teaching system as an aid in the exploration of ideas in learning instruments need to be addressed. Approach: A rapidly growing technology, comprehensive and interest in education at Malaysia has provided space and opportunities for educators to contribute their ideas and ex...

Mohd Zin, M. Z.; Mohd Syahiran Abdul Latif; Azri Bhari; Rohaya Sulaiman; Azhar Abdul Rahman; Ahmad Faisal Mahdi; Mohd Sapawi Jamain

2012-01-01

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Culture and Cognition in Information Technology Education  

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This paper aims at explaining the outcomes of information technology education for international students using anthropological theories of cultural schemas. Even though computer science and engineering are usually assumed to be culture-independent, the practice in classrooms seems to indicate that learning patterns depend on culture. The…

Holvikivi, Jaana

2007-01-01

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3D Laser Scanning in Technology Education.  

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A three-dimensional laser scanner can be used as a tool for design and problem solving in technology education. A hands-on experience can enhance learning by captivating students' interest and empowering them with creative tools. (Author/JOW)

Flowers, Jim

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An Investigation into the Application of Educational Technology at Higher Educational Institutions  

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Full Text Available The title of the study was ‘An Investigation into the Application of Educational Technology at Higher Educational Institutions’. The Objectives of the Study were to describe the nature and features of Educational Technology, to evaluate the role of Educational Technology in promoting comprehension learning, and suggest possible solutions to minimize the problems occurred in its application. The sample of the study consisted of Three hundred fifty prospective teacher of Bachelor in Education (B.Ed in Higher Educational Institutions. Two separate questionnaires were prepared for both the students and the teachers of teachers training institutions. Appropriate statistics were used for the purpose of description, analysis and findings of the received data. Percentage of responses to each item was calculated. Overall mean score of each table was also calculated. The research showed that Educational Technology is significantly helpful to enhance the comprehension learning and motivation of the students. Modern trends in the use of Educational Technology are being developed rapidly at Higher Educational Institutions in Pakistan. Students stated that the teachers should use the modern tools of Educational Technology more. Students also believed that teachers should be well trained regarding the use of Educational Technology. Students said that more facilities may be provided to prospective students in terms of access to tools of Educational Technology. The teachers were also of the view that more Training in the application of educational technology tools should be provided, to improve their capability. The main recommendations of the study are that Educational Technology should be promoted, more facilities should be provided to students in terms of access to tools of Educational Technology. The all components of teaching practice in the Teacher Training Institutions should be well managed.

Samira Shah

2012-07-01

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Globalization, Internationalization, and the Recruitment of International Students in Higher Education, and in the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology  

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This paper explores general issues relating to globalization and higher education; the internationalization of higher education, and particularly the recruitment of international students. This subject is examined through a range of topics around the global development of the market approach to the recruitment of international students and a focus…

Cudmore, Geoffrey

2005-01-01

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Technology Education Lesson Plans  

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These lesson plans were developed by Thirteen Ed Online master teachers. Starting with tried-and-true lessons that work in the classroom, web-savvy teachers have built web-based activities that use the rich resources of Thirteen/WNET New York and the Internet. Each month, new lessons are created based upon outstanding PBS series and around outstanding Web resources. Titles include: Building Bridges Built to Last Fluid Power Systems Glide Away Our Favorite Toys Reach for the Sky Recycled Racers Solar Energy Up, Up, and Away Women Are Popping Up in Technology MERC Online Reviewer Comments: These modules will help the middle school and high school students to understand and grasp engineering concepts through "real-world" examples. Computer assignments a plus.

Cunningham, Christine M.

2010-10-07

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Education Quality Enhancement via Multimedia Technology  

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Full Text Available Problem statement: The objective of this research was to evaluate the relationship between the multimedia usage in the understanding level and students interest. While the emphasis on the effectiveness of using multimedia teaching system as an aid in the exploration of ideas in learning instruments need to be addressed. Approach: A rapidly growing technology, comprehensive and interest in education at Malaysia has provided space and opportunities for educators to contribute their ideas and experience. Application of method helps to understand concepts, processes and terms in multimedia, simultaneously provide conducive teaching and learning which dynamically visualize information interesting and effective. To realize the main objective, the literature research and a detailed monitoring are performed. Results: Comparison of student progress obtained after examining the traditional learning methods and education system using multimedia technology as a means of support. In addition, educational technology has posed challenges, impact and responsibilities to educators and requires more than just the involvement of the students. Conclusion: Assimilation in the expertise required in implementing available technology, thus improving the quality and create a capable generation to facing challenges.

M. Z. Mohd Zin

2012-09-01

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Potential of Social Networking Sites for Distance Education Student Engagement  

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This chapter explores the potential of social networking sites for increasing student engagement for distance education learners. The authors present a modified student engagement model with a focus on the integration of technology, specifically social networking sites for community college distance education learners. The chapter concludes with…

Lester, Jaime; Perini, Michael

2010-01-01

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Educational Technology Professional Development Program.  

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The California State University (CSU) has established the Educational Technology Professional Development Program, designed to encourage institutions of higher education and K-12 organizations to work together to help teachers use technology in their classrooms. The program is intended to help teachers reach the highest level of competency in the…

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Health Educational Potentials of Technologies.  

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The field of health promotion technology has been in an exponential growth in recent years and smart phone applications, exer-games and self-monitoring devices has become part of fitness activities and health education. In this work-in-progress-paper theoretical perspectives for categorising and analysing health educational potentials of technologies are presented.

Magnussen, Rikke; Aagaard-Hansen, Jens

2012-01-01

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Emerging Technologies in Physics Education  

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Three emerging technologies in physics education are evaluated from the interdisciplinary perspective of cognitive science and physics education research. The technologies--Physlet Physics, the Andes Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS), and Microcomputer-Based Laboratory (MBL) Tools--are assessed particularly in terms of their potential at promoting…

Krusberg, Zosia A. C.

2007-01-01

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Technology for Education and Learning  

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This volume contains 108 selected papers presented at the 2012 international conference on Technology for Education and Learning (ICTEL 2012), Macau, China, March 1-2, 2012. The conference brought together researchers working in various different areas of Technology for Education and Learning with a main emphasis on technology for business and economy in order to foster international collaborations and exchange of new ideas. This proceedings book has its focus on Technology for Economy, Finance and Education representing some of the major subareas presented at the conference.

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Management Technology of Students’ Independent Work  

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Full Text Available The researchers are convinced that for an intensification of educational process in higher education institution it is necessary development of essentially new approaches, forms and the methods of social and pedagogical interaction adequate to new requirements, new pedagogical thinking. Among them we can choose the methods of social and psychological training (SPT which received their development in experimental psychology by synthesis of wide practical experience educational, creative, administrative, and other types of interrelation between people. These methods conditionally divide on: debatable (group discussion, analysis of a situation of a moral choice, game methods (didactic, creative, role-playing games, sensitive training (training of interpersonal sensitivity which are formations of independent informative activity of students on the basis of modern technologies, as the mechanism of improvement of independent work. Researches are expressed in search and finding enough effective forms and means of activation of educational and informative process of preparation of young teachers of vocational training, theoretically and practically prepared in the field of the independent informative activity, use the modern technology of training and its further realization in work with students of technical secondary. It is offered the model of the organization and application in educational process of the complex of these methods in contents complex of training programs of systems of tasks as one of ways of formation of social and psychological culture of future teacher.

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2012-09-01

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Distance Education Students Moving Towards Collaborative Learning - A Field Study of Australian Distance Education Students and Systems  

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Full Text Available Distance education has been offered to young students in Australia for about 100 years. Recently, information and communication technology has been introduced as a means to improve communication, but not all remote students have access to this new technology. This has made it difficult to arrange collaborative learning for distance-education students. In this student-focused study, more than 40 students as well as teachers and other important persons have been interviewed and observed in schools and on remote farms. Using Activity Theory for the analysis, different contradictions were identified. Lack of technology and access were not the only obstacles. The education was built on a tradition of individual learning, and the technology at hand was not supporting collaboration. However, contradictions may result in ?expansive learning? among students and teachers, leading to more of a development towards collaborative learning.

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Distance Education Technology: Higher Education Barriers during the First Decade of the Twenty-First Century  

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In the twenty-first century, despite the expanded opportunities technology affords in student-access to higher education, most institutions of higher education are hesitant to offer technology-based distance education (TBDE). The prohibiting factors include cost, accessibility, faculty concerns, state mandates, academic administrative actions, and…

Owusu-Ansah, Angela; Neill, Patti; Haralson, Michele K.

2011-01-01

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Information Technologies supporting students’ mobility  

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Full Text Available Purpose: ESMOS is a project financially supported by the SOCRATES/Minerva European Commission initiative, which aims to enhance student mobility through online support. The ESMOS partnership has explored existing practice in student mobility support, particularly investigating how technology is being utilised to support students. It has also examined the factors that affect exchange students and has identified problems with meeting student mobility numbers.Design/methodology/approach: The results obtained were used for the development of a methodology for European mobility student support using a web-based approach. This methodology acknowledges different styles of teaching and learning and the difficulties experienced by international students and the academics teaching them in a cross-cultural context.Findings: Support given by the home university could refer to many aspects – from organizational matters through the didactical help, up to psychological support. The following list presents the aspects in question: psychological, organizational, administrative, methodological/didactical, conceptual, technical support.Research limitations/implications: The partners’ experiences gathered before and during the project show that the virtual environment (VLE can be widely used to support students’ mobility. Moreover a web page support which includes online registration of applicants is needed. The web page should be backed up by a database. The i-ERASMUS CMS system presented in the paper is the solution proposed by Cz?stochowa University of Technology (CzUT.Practical implications: i-ERASMUS has been already created and it is now being validated. First group of students applying for the Socrates exchange is registering through it. First observations seems to be optimistic.Originality/value: The i-ERASMUS CMS system is the solution developed by Cz?stochowa University of Technology (CzUT.

D. Morawska-Walasek

2007-11-01

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Technology for social work education  

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The development of technology in social-work education is set not only in the broader context of the use of technology in higher education generally, but also in the parallel context of the use of technology in social work practice. The latter is important for a subject area with two primary characteristics: the need to acquire not just academic knowledge but also professional expertise and understanding of the aims, methods and values of social work; a strong emphasis on practical preparatio...

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Clicking with Students: Using Online Assignments in Counselor Education Courses.  

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Finding effective ways to teach students to use and apply technology in their coursework and field placements can be a challenge for counselor educators. The use of online assignments in counselor education courses has been one way to teach and model the use of such technology for counselors in training. (Contains 14 references.) (GCP)

Clark, Mary Ann; Stone, Carolyn B.

2002-01-01

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Career Education in Colleges of Technology (KOSEN)  

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Present situations and problems of a career education in Colleges of Technology (KOSEN) , which were founded in almost fifty years ago by a strong support and demand from industry, are discussed in this article. Education programs in KOSEN have been designed aiming to foster creative and practical engineers and keeping close relationships with needs of industry. Consequently, essences of the career education have actually involved in the education programs with continuing improvements. Recently, KOSEN has been attaching special importance to engineering design educations. And as for Co-op educations, very active and excellent promotions have done in many KOSEN. Also, participations of KOSEN students to internship have been very good and they could have very important experiences.

Hasegawa, Jun

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Educational technology in transnational higher education in South East Asia: the cultural politics of flexible learning  

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This paper examines appropriateness of using educational technologies to increase the flexibility of learning in transnational higher education in South East Asia. It considers the argument that while interactive educational technologies may be appropriate in countries in which self-directed study and student autonomy are emphasised, the same uses of technology may not be as appropriate in South East Asian countries in which education has traditionally been more tightly structured and teacher...

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Social Networking in Physical Education: Undergraduate Students' Views on Ning  

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It was the aim of this study to investigate physical education undergraduate students' views on the use of social networking, one of the most typical representations of Web 2.0 technologies. In order to do so, the researcher, who was the instructor of the class, entitled "Fair Play Education in Sport", introduced Ning and its educational aspects…

Sezen Balcikanli, Gulfem

2012-01-01

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Faculty Adoption of Educational Technology  

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Although faculty support has been identified as a critical factor in the success of educational-technology programs, many people involved in such efforts underestimate the complexities of integrating technology into teaching. In this article, the author proposes an adoption cycle to help tackle the complex issue of technology adoption for…

Moser, Franziska Zellweger

2007-01-01

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Adapting to Student Learning Styles: Engaging Students with Cell Phone Technology in Organic Chemistry Instruction  

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Students of organic chemistry traditionally make 3 x 5 in. flash cards to assist learning nomenclature, structures, and reactions. Advances in educational technology have enabled flash cards to be viewed on computers, offering an endless array of drilling and feedback for students. The current generation of students is less inclined to use…

Pursell, David P.

2009-01-01

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Students’ information literacy in Slovenian higher education  

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Full Text Available In today’s information society, academic libraries play an important role in developing students’ information literacy. The key characteristics of the information society are the dominance of information technology and a fast-growing amount of accessible information. The skill of dealing with information has thus become an indispensable tool for surviving in the 21st century. Information literacy is an ability to acquire, evaluate and use information from various sources. It is a long-lasting process to span all the years of education. At the higher level of education, information literacy is based on the knowledge and skills acquired in elementary and secondary school. To efficiently teach students information literacy, uniform guidelines are desperately needed to serve librarians and teachers for their pedagogical work. Students can acquire information literacy skills throughout their study years only through planned and systematic teaching incorporated in the study programs.

Nataša Bre?ko

2004-01-01

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Interactive Technology in the FL Classroom : Using Polling and Chat to Promote Student Participation in Campus Education  

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This paper presents a project where polling and chat were used in the foreign language classroom to promote student participation and, at the same time, provide a record of student contributions. The setting is a Swedish university course in grammar and translation for advanced learners of English. The majority of seminars are devoted to discussing translation assignments that students have prepared at home. During the project, Adobe Connect Pro, a web conferencing solution for online meeting...

Wulff Sahle?n, Elisabeth

2011-01-01

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Redefining Technology Role in Education  

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Full Text Available The paper is a conceptual attempt to explore the new roles of technology in education which has increasingly become more than a sole medium, as was its description in the past. Basically, the key idea is that technology, with the powers of ICT, in education has now three main roles, namely: a medium/resource, a management, and a delivery. These new roles, when combined, could set the stage for restructuring the education institutions in an innovative way that leaves the current education system in history.

Ali S. Al Musawi

2011-06-01

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Problems of use of modern innovative technologies while training students of engineering majors  

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Full Text Available The author describes some problems of introduction of innovative educational technologies while training students of engineering majors in conditions of reforming of system of the higher education and competitive situation in the market of educational services.

Olga Ivanova

2014-06-01

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New Directions for Technological and Vocational Education Reform in Taiwan, Republic of China.  

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Changes caused by technology, economy, society, and education have necessitated reform of technological and vocational education (TVE) in Taiwan. Recommended reforms are as follows: relaxing educational regulations, accepting every student into higher education, streamlining channels to higher education, raising educational quality, and creating a…

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Formation of information and communication environment of technological education  

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Full Text Available The author examines theoretical and practical aspects of development of information and communication environment of technological education. The author presents structure, characteristics and key features of the information and communication environment of technological education, as well as organizational forms of network cooperation between students.

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2014-06-01

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Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration  

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With advancements in technology continuing to influence all areas of society, students in current classrooms have a different understanding and perspective of learning than the educational system has been designed to teach. Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration highlights the emerging digital age, its…

Keengwe, Jared

2013-01-01

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New Digital Technologies: Educational Opportunities for Australian Indigenous Learners  

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This article presents a number of possibilities that digital technologies can offer to increase access for Indigenous people to higher education in Australia. Such technologies can assist Indigenous high school students acquire the knowledge and skills they require to be accepted into higher education courses. They can also assist Indigenous…

Watson, Shalini

2013-01-01

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Challenges and Opportunities Facing Technology Education in Taiwan  

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The technology education in Taiwan is prescribed in the national curriculum and provided to all students in grades 1-12. However, it faces the following challenges: (1) Lack of worthy image, (2) Inadequate teachers in elementary schools, (3) Deficient teaching vitality in secondary schools, and (4) Diluted technology teacher education programs. In…

Lee, Lung-Sheng Steven

2009-01-01

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Failing Intercultural Education? "Thoughtfulness" in Intercultural Education for Student Teachers  

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This paper proposes a rethinking of intercultural education in teacher education, arguing that discussion of the intercultural education of student teachers tends to have the following two gaps: "one," such discussion tends to overlook student teacher education as a context for teaching intercultural education, and "two," it…

Lanas, Maija

2014-01-01

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Educational Technology Media Method in Teaching and Learning Progress  

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Full Text Available Problem statement: The objective of this research was to evaluate the level of understanding and students interest in Jawi education, after educational technology media was used in teaching and learning at primary schools. This study emphasizes with more detail on the aspects of usage and effectiveness media-aided teaching system. Exploring the notion of instrument, recognized positive attitude and students associated with the use of educational technology media in teaching and learning process. Approach: A total of 52 students taken as a respondent at National School of Changgai Kelantan, reviewed the Educational Technology Media as a teaching method. Purpose of this study was to compare the scoring percentage, after using the ordinary method and educational technology media as a teaching aid. In order to realize the ultimate objective, field studies, questionnaire and survey libraries were implemented. Results: Proceeds from the research found that teaching and learning process with the use of Jawi in Educational Technology Media had a positive effect on students. The results showed that more than 63.4% student achievement increased in Jawi education after using this instrument. Conclusion: Computer usage can stimulate effective learning and improve the performance of Jawi education, enhancing the high level of interactivity among students.

Ahamad A. Sakat

2012-01-01

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Information Technology and Computer Education  

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Full Text Available Higher education is approaching the point at which Science and Technology particularly Information and Communication Technology (ICT, plays a vital role in nearly all phases of the educational process. The Internet has emerged as a major driving force of this dynamic development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs which has impacted positively in virtually every sector. In the education sector, tertiary institutions use computers in their academic programs in order to produce well Quality of research output and learning. A combination of observation, interview and document materials for data gathering was employed as methodology for carrying out this research. This paper examines the current status of professional computing education for undergraduate majors and fundamental computer education for non-majors.

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Emerging technologies in physics education  

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Three emerging technologies in physics education are evaluated from the interdisciplinary perspective of cognitive science and physics education research. The technologies - Physlet Physics, the Andes Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS), and Microcomputer-Based Laboratory (MBL) Tools - are assessed particularly in terms of their potential at promoting conceptual change, developing expert-like problem-solving skills, and achieving the goals of the traditional physics laboratory...

Krusberg, Zosia A. C.

2007-01-01

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Special Education Student Teaching Practices  

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This article presents findings of our nationwide study of undergraduate special education student teaching practices. The authors were especially interested in grading systems, assignments, supervision practices, and unique challenges. Results indicated variability in grading systems, use of traditional assignments such as lesson plans, use of…

Conderman, Greg; Morin, Joe; Stephens, J. Todd

2005-01-01

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#Nomoretextbooks? The impact of rapid communications technologies on medical education.  

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This paper was selected as the 2013 student essay winner by the Canadian Undergraduate Surgical Education Committee. The essay was in response to the question "How does rapid communications technology affect learning?" PMID:25078936

Farooq, Ameer; White, Jonathan

2014-08-01

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Mining Educational Data to Improve Students’ Performance: A Case Study  

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Full Text Available Educational data mining concerns with developing methods for discovering knowledge from data that come from educational domain. In this paper we used educational data mining to improve graduate students’ performance, and overcome the problem of low grades of graduate students. In our case study we try to extract useful knowledge from graduate students data collected from the college of Science and Technology – Khanyounis. The data include fifteen years period [1993-2007]. After preprocessing the data, we applied data mining techniques to discover association, classification, clustering and outlier detection rules. In each of these four tasks, we present the extracted knowledge and describe its importance in educational domain.

Mohammed M. Abu Tair

2012-02-01

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Gaming Research for Technology Education  

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This study assesses the use of gaming to teach Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in public education. The intent of the investigation was to identify attitudes about gaming and its use in education, as well as the need to utilize gaming as a platform to serve as an integrator of STEM subject matter. Participants included…

Clark, Aaron C.; Ernst, Jeremy

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Students' vulnerability in educational research.  

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Dental teaching institutions in South Africa recently implemented "learner-centred" curricula and expected educators to alter their teaching styles accordingly, but perhaps without providing adequate training in this paedagogical philosophy. At the same time, the lecturers were required to conduct evidence-based research to evaluate the outcomes. Thus, clinicians/lecturers also became researchers, using their own students or student material for assessment purposes. Previously, this form of educational research, which was carried out in normal academic settings, was not subject to review by Institutional Review Boards (IRB). However, concerns have risen that learners may be a vulnerable population due to their position in the academic institution, and the power and knowledge differentials that exist between them and the lecturer/researcher. This raises ethical concerns regarding their autonomy and ability to provide free, voluntary, informed consent to be research participants. This paper questions whether educational research may lead to student vulnerability, and proposes some recommendations for educators and institutions involved in educational research. PMID:23185948

Sykes, L M; Dullabh, H

2012-06-01

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Information technology in dental education.  

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The use of information technology in dental education is continually increasing. In this article, IT is defined, and its uses in teaching and learning explored. Examples of the appropriateness of multimedia teaching in dental education are given. Successful multimedia teaching, especially in clinical settings, relies on the proper use of IT and an implementation strategy. The applications of IT to curriculum development, computer-assisted learning (CAL), educational administration, dental practice, hospital administration, and clinical research are also considered. PMID:10589137

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Stormwater management and sustainability education goes through the roof : the A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center and Quadrangle, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan  

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Stormwater issues have been resolved at the Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan by constructing a new vegetated green roof and bioswale. Southfield, Michigan faces significant stormwater management issues. The abundance of sealed surfaces, pavements, and rooftops have contributed to stormwater and environmental problems that are prevalent in urban areas. Unimpeded flow of stormwater were contributing to flash flood conditions, erosion, and a flow of sediments into the ecosystems of the Rouge River. The construction of a green roof demonstrated the University's commitment to the City of Southfield to improve stormwater management, and served as an educational tool in sustainable design for students in architecture, design, engineering and management programs. With its efficient use of renewable resources, the new A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center symbolizes sustainable design in action. In its commitment to sustainable design, the University called in the partner firms of Harley Ellis Devereaux, Spectrum Strategies and GreenWorks Studio to help develop a two-part solution. First, a Strategic Campus Master Plan was developed for the 125-acre campus. The purpose was to align campus facilities, infrastructure, and the environment with the University's academic and administrative plan, capital planning processes and maintenance operations. A stormwater master plan was then developed that focused on innovative stormwater infiltration strategies as part of the larger strategic undertaking. The new Student Services Center was chosen as the first building for implementing the new plan. A concrete and grass area was transformed into an interesting and inspiring place that is friendly to the environment. The building's green roof was one opportunity to address greening issues. The green roof will capture about 60 per cent of the rainfall from a typical rain event. The remainder of the rainfall will be captured and reused or infiltrated into the ground and cleaned. 1 fig.

Hieber, M. [GreenWorks Studio, Southfield, MI (United States); Goldsmith, P. [Harley Ellis Devereaux, Chicago, IL (United States)

2007-07-01

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Student Affairs and Information Technology: Collaborating in the Cloud  

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Student affairs and information technology have opportunities to partner in order to increase student satisfaction and retention rates and to assist institutions to comply with federal educational regulations. This chapter contains four examples of emerging best practices and future initiatives including: (a) the admissions pipeline, (b)…

Barbatis, Peter Reyes

2014-01-01

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Touching the Future by Training Students as Technology Workers.  

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Describes a technology consultant's training of promising students as network administrators as part of a high-school work-study program. Success hinged on combining work with education, providing supervision and mentoring, using knowledgeable trainers, not substituting students for staff shortcomings, and installing adequate computer security.…

Wodarz, Nan

1999-01-01

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Information Technology and Educational Amnesia  

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Waves of enthusiasm for technological innovations that promise to revitalize teaching and learning are at least a century old. Unfortunately, the record of accomplishment for the many varieties of hardware and software introduced into schools over the decades is remarkably thin. Today's promoters of technology in education tend to forget similar…

Winner, Langdon

2009-01-01

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Educational technology in transnational higher education in South East Asia: the cultural politics of flexible learning  

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Full Text Available This paper examines appropriateness of using educational technologies to increase the flexibility of learning in transnational higher education in South East Asia. It considers the argument that while interactive educational technologies may be appropriate in countries in which self-directed study and student autonomy are emphasised, the same uses of technology may not be as appropriate in South East Asian countries in which education has traditionally been more tightly structured and teacher-directed. This paper examines government policies toward the use of educational technologies in higher education in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam, and considers the experiences of five transnational institutions in these countries. The paper concludes that transnational educators are inevitably caught up in tensions between global modernising trends and local traditional practices. It argues that it is important for educators to recognise how their actions relate to local social changes in countries in which their students are located.

Christopher Ziguras

2001-10-01

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Nutrition Students Enhance School Health Education  

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Purpose: The purpose of the Nutrition Education Students and Teachers (NEST) project was to develop a model of collaboration between University of Delaware dietetics students and elementary teachers to promote nutrition education in the classroom. Design/methodology/approach: Junior and senior level students in a nutrition education course…

Cotugna, Nancy; Vickery, Connie E.

2005-01-01

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The Impact of Technology Use on Low-Income and Minority Students' Academic Achievements: Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002  

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Analyzing data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), this report examines how computer use produced generic benefit to all children and differential benefits to minority and poor children. Specifically, we examined computer use at home vis-a-vis computer use at school in relation to the academic performance of disadvantaged…

Du, Janxia; Sansing, William; Yu, Chien

2004-01-01

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The Impact of Technology Use on Low-Income and Minority Students' Academic Achievement: Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002  

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Analyzing data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, this report examines how computer use produced generic benefits for all children and differential benefits for minority and poor children. Computer use at home was compared with computer use at school in relation to the academic performance of disadvantaged children and their peers. The…

Du, Jianxia; Havard, Byron; Yu, Chien; Adams, James

2004-01-01

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Frameworks of Educational Technology  

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This paper, written from a 20th-century perspective, traces the development of, and influences on, the field of instructional technology and attempts to describe a framework within which we can better understand the field. [This article is based on "Instructional Technology: Contemporary Frameworks" originally written by the author for the…

Ely, Donald

2008-01-01

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INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS AND THEIR USING FOR ORGANIZING THE INDIVIVUAL EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES ??????????????? ?????? ?? ????????? ?? ???????????? ??? ???????? ?????????????? ?????????? ????????  

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Full Text Available The article deals with the approach to teaching process organization in higher educational establishments with the use of intellectual information technologies for teaching students with the help of individual education technologies.? ?????? ?????????? ?????? ???? ??????????? ??????????? ??????? ? ??? ? ????????????? ??????????????? ????????????? ?????????? ??? ???????? ????????? ?? ??????????????? ????????????.

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A Changing Role for Technology Teacher Education  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the degree to which technology teacher educators support the recently published standards in technology education and determine whether there is a need and/or support for substantial change in undergraduate technology teacher education. A sample of all technology teacher education faculty members were asked…

Daugherty, Michael K.

2005-01-01

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Teaching Bioethics to Medical Technology Students in Pakistan  

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Incorporating ethics education in curriculum of medical technology students and highlighting the importance of teaching the subject to this particular population in this part of world are our aims. At SIUT we have a school with name of "Zain ul Abidin" school of Biomedical Technology, which is supposed to award B.S. degree in 5 sub-specialties that is hemodialysis, radiology, laboratory sciences, operation theater technology and intensive care technology. This school is affiliated by Karachi ...

Rubina Naqvi

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Study on the infusion of foundation technology in science education  

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Full Text Available Traditional science education in China weakened the teaching of practical knowledge and basic skills, and neglected the scientific educational objective which are suitable for the daily-life of students and the demands of society. So it led to a lower level of the pupils’ technological literacy. Amid the basic education curriculum reform, it is necessary and feasible to implement foundation technology education. At present, measures should be taken as follows: enriching the contents of science curriculum, expanding the space of science teaching, developing students' ability for conducting science experiments and science inquiry.

Hai-bin SUN

2009-06-01

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Trends of Students of the College of Basic Science towards Teaching the Course of Athletics and Health by Using Computer Technology in the World Islamic Sciences and Education University (WISE  

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Full Text Available The Study aimed at identifying the trends of the students of basic sciences College in the World Islamic Sciences and Education University towards teaching health and sport course by using computer technology as a teaching method, and to identify also the impact of the variables of academic level and the gender on the students’ trends. The study sample was selected among 140 male and female students (65 males and 75 females from Basic Science College in The World Islamic Sciences and Education University in order to test the hypotheses of the study, a questionnaire was made to suite the nature of study objectives to identify the students’ attitudes towards using computer in teaching health and sport course. Wherein statistical processors were used: (SMA, standard deviation, (T-Test and results of the analysis were as follows: There are positive attitudes towards teaching health and sport course by using computer technology as a teaching method, as well as the computing experience has a statistically significant impact on the students’ attitudes towards using computer. Also the lack of statistically significant differences in the male and female students’ trends towards using computer technology attributed to the academic level as a teaching method.

Ibrahim Abdul Ghani Salameh

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Intervención educativa sobre enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos en estudiantes de Tecnología de la Salud / Educational intervention on the subject of food-borne diseases with health technology students  

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Full Text Available SciELO Cuba | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish Introducción: las enfermedades trasmitidas por los alimentos (ETA) constituyen el problema de salud pública más extendido en el mundo, por lo que es necesario mantener una vigilancia epidemiológica de estas para aplicar medidas oportunas que permitan su control y prevención. Objetivo: elevar el nive [...] l de conocimiento sobre las enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos, en estudiantes de la Facultad de Tecnología de la Salud en la provincia de Camagüey. Métodos: se realizó un estudio experimental de intervención educativa en la Facultad de Tecnología de la Salud en la Provincia de Camagüey desde el 31 de diciembre de 2008 al 30 de abril de 2009. Para la ejecución del estudio en una primera etapa se estableció la comunicación con los estudiantes, lo que quedó validado a través del consentimiento informado. El universo fue de 421 jóvenes de los cuales se seleccionó una muestra (n = 110 estudiantes), a través de un muestreo aleatorio simple, a los que se les aplicó un cuestionario. Toda la información se conservó bajo los principios de máxima confiabilidad. Se empleó la técnica de McNemar para la validación estadística de las tablas sobre el nivel de conocimiento, con el fin de mostrar los cambios ocurridos antes y después, con un nivel de significación de p Abstract in english Introduction: Food-borne diseases (FBD) are the most widely spread public health problem worldwide. Therefore, it is necessary to keep them under epidemiological surveillance in order to apply timely measures allowing their control and prevention. Objective: Expand the knowledge of food-borne diseas [...] es among students from the School of Health Technology in the province of Camagüey. Methods: An educational intervention experimental study was conducted at the School of Health Technology in the province of Camagüey from 31 December 2008 to 30 April 2009. In the first stage of the study, communication was established with the students, who gave their informed consent. The study universe was composed of 421 young adults, from whom a sample was selected (n = 110 students) by simple random sampling. A questionnaire was applied to all subjects in the sample. The information collected was kept under strict confidentiality. McNemar's analysis was used for the statistical validation of knowledge tables, with the purpose of showing the changes occurred before and after, with a statistical significance of p

Roberto Dair, García de la Rosa; Odalys, Rodríguez Heredia; Cristina, Casado Rodríguez; Adolfo, Pérez Arruti; Irismary, Sosa Cabrera.

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Intervención educativa sobre enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos en estudiantes de Tecnología de la Salud / Educational intervention on the subject of food-borne diseases with health technology students  

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Full Text Available SciELO Cuba | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish Introducción: las enfermedades trasmitidas por los alimentos (ETA) constituyen el problema de salud pública más extendido en el mundo, por lo que es necesario mantener una vigilancia epidemiológica de estas para aplicar medidas oportunas que permitan su control y prevención. Objetivo: elevar el nive [...] l de conocimiento sobre las enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos, en estudiantes de la Facultad de Tecnología de la Salud en la provincia de Camagüey. Métodos: se realizó un estudio experimental de intervención educativa en la Facultad de Tecnología de la Salud en la Provincia de Camagüey desde el 31 de diciembre de 2008 al 30 de abril de 2009. Para la ejecución del estudio en una primera etapa se estableció la comunicación con los estudiantes, lo que quedó validado a través del consentimiento informado. El universo fue de 421 jóvenes de los cuales se seleccionó una muestra (n = 110 estudiantes), a través de un muestreo aleatorio simple, a los que se les aplicó un cuestionario. Toda la información se conservó bajo los principios de máxima confiabilidad. Se empleó la técnica de McNemar para la validación estadística de las tablas sobre el nivel de conocimiento, con el fin de mostrar los cambios ocurridos antes y después, con un nivel de significación de p Abstract in english Introduction: Food-borne diseases (FBD) are the most widely spread public health problem worldwide. Therefore, it is necessary to keep them under epidemiological surveillance in order to apply timely measures allowing their control and prevention. Objective: Expand the knowledge of food-borne diseas [...] es among students from the School of Health Technology in the province of Camagüey. Methods: An educational intervention experimental study was conducted at the School of Health Technology in the province of Camagüey from 31 December 2008 to 30 April 2009. In the first stage of the study, communication was established with the students, who gave their informed consent. The study universe was composed of 421 young adults, from whom a sample was selected (n = 110 students) by simple random sampling. A questionnaire was applied to all subjects in the sample. The information collected was kept under strict confidentiality. McNemar's analysis was used for the statistical validation of knowledge tables, with the purpose of showing the changes occurred before and after, with a statistical significance of p

Roberto Dair, García de la Rosa; Odalys, Rodríguez Heredia; Cristina, Casado Rodríguez; Adolfo, Pérez Arruti; Irismary, Sosa Cabrera.

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The Effects of Assistive Technology on Students with Disabilities  

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The purpose of this article is to analyze assistive technology literature for students with disabilities. The literature search rendered N = 57 literature and n = 17 manuscripts were identified in the special education technology field studies. Each source was evaluated according to the following criteria: types of disability, learning objectives…

Sze, Susan

2009-01-01

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Roles of the Students and Teachers in Distance Education  

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Full Text Available Distance Education is the new, global technology based education to facilitate easy, immediate learning and interaction for all communicators who are the teachers and students that involve the education program. Distance Education can provide wide-mass education for everyone, it leads people to learn individually and let responsibility of learning to the people. In addition to this; it is obvious to select courses and content that reflect the concerning needs and motivation of students. It provides creative and qualified ideas atmosphere and information that will be presented should be update and interesting for all different kinds of students according to their backgrounds information. For the effective distance education programs out of the communicational or any kind of barriers, there should be consciousness on the definable roles of the teachers and students in learning-teaching process.

Fahriye ALTINAY

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Students’ Views of Distance Education Provision at One University  

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Full Text Available Students’ Views of Distance Education Provision at One University Assist. Prof. Dr. Binnur Genç ILTERAkdeniz University, Faculty of Education Prof. Dr. Mualla Bilgin AKSUInönü University, Faculty of Education Lecturer. Nalan YILMAZAkdeniz University, Faculty of Education ABSTRACT Providing university students with distance education is of great importance in the global world. Distance education provides advantages and benefits especially for students who don’t have the chance to meet lecturers from other universities face to face. Distance education connects the learner and teacher to resources that are difficult to access otherwise. It is not necessary to gather students in one classroom at the same time in a distance program. Through distance education facilities students and lecturers can store, update and transfer information very quickly. Furthermore, distance education helps save money in terms of accommodation and travel expenses. This paper describes students’ perceptions and attitudes towards distance education based on their gender, school types attended, age and access to educational technology such as computer and internet. This paper also describes the specific program used by the faculty of Law at Akdeniz University,Turkey.

Nalan YILMAZ

2005-10-01

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Glenn Learning Technologies Project: Aeronautic Educational Resources  

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These educational technology applications developed by the NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project (LTP) include simulations of aeronautics-related concepts, an introduction to aeronautics, and lesson plans and activities to discover basic physics and aeronautics principles. Simulations and problem sets are based on aerodynamics, propulsion, airfoils, jet engines, model rockets, aircraft performance, and the atmosphere. There is a presentation on wind tunnel experiments and a project to build a wind tunnel; an aeronautics internet activity in which students learn to forecast the weather, fly a plane, explore the solar system, and build a space colony; and information on video conferences with the United Kingdom.

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SOCIAL NETWORKING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Undergraduate Students’ Views on Ning  

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Full Text Available It was the aim of this study to investigate physical education undergraduate students’ views on the use of social networking, one of the most typical representations of Web 2.0 technologies. In order to do so, the researcher, who was the instructor of the class, entitled “Fair Play Education in Sport”, introduced Ning and its educational aspects to her students with a 50-minute presentation prior to the study. Following this, the students were encouraged to use this networking for 15 weeks in parallel with their class. During this application, the researcher helped the students to make the best use of Ning in educational settings. Upon the implementation, the researcher interviewed the students (n=19 in five groups on the basis of the questions prepared and piloted earlier. The interviews demonstrated that the students enjoyed using social networking in educational settings. The findings of the study were the following: Increasing student-student and teacher-student interaction, enhancing student motivation and classroom climate, sharing materials with the instructor and students, making use of students’ interests and needs, and making learning process more interesting and permanent. The research concluded that social networking could be used in PE classes effectively.

Gülfem SEZEN BALCIKANLI

2012-04-01

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INTELLIGENCE MOBILE AND DIGITAL BROADCASTING TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT LEARNING FOR DISABILITIES STUDENTS  

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Usage of mobile digital broadcasting technologies in education is the most important of required technologies to provide main goals in distance education. It offers learning and data accession opportunities to learners notwithstanding time and place. In academic education, it was found that one of the critical problem is the appreciate education tool for disabilities students. Students with special education have difficulties to develop cognitive abilities and acquire new knowledge. They coul...

Samphan Chandee; Chiraphorn Chomyim; Settachai Chaisanit

2013-01-01

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Incorporating Student Activities into Climate Change Education  

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Under a NASA grant, Mathematical and Geospatial Pathways to Climate Change Education, students at California State University, Northridge integrated Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, satellite data technologies, and climate modelling into the study of global climate change under a Pathway for studying the Mathematics of Climate Change (PMCC). The PMCC, which is an interdisciplinary option within the BS in Applied Mathematical Sciences, consists of courses offered by the departments of Mathematics, Physics, and Geography and is designed to prepare students for careers and Ph.D. programs in technical fields relevant to global climate change. Under this option students are exposed to the science, mathematics, and applications of climate change science through a variety of methods including hands-on experience with computer modeling and image processing software. In the Geography component of the program, ESRI's ArcGIS and ERDAS Imagine mapping, spatial analysis and image processing software were used to explore NASA satellite data to examine the earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere in areas that are affected by climate change or affect climate. These technology tools were incorporated into climate change and remote sensing courses to enhance students' knowledge and understanding of climate change through hands-on application of image processing techniques to NASA data. Several sets of exercises were developed with specific learning objectives in mind. These were (1) to increase student understanding of climate change and climate change processes; (2) to develop student skills in understanding, downloading and processing satellite data; (3) to teach remote sensing technology and GIS through applications to climate change; (4) to expose students to climate data and methods they can apply to solve real world problems and incorporate in future research projects. In the Math and Physics components of the course, students learned about atmospheric circulation with applications of the Lorenz model, explored the land-sea breeze problem with the Dynamics and Thermodynamics Circulation Model (DTDM), and developed simple radiative transfer models. Class projects explored the effects of varying the content of CO2 and CH4 in the atmosphere, as well as the properties of paleoclimates in atmospheric simulations using EdGCM. Initial assessment of student knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors associated with these activities, particularly about climate change, was measured. Pre- and post-course surveys provided student perspectives about the courses and their learning about remote sensing and climate change concepts. Student performance on the tutorials and course projects evaluated students' ability to learn and apply their knowledge about climate change and skills with remote sensing to assigned problems or proposed projects of their choice. Survey and performance data illustrated that the exercises were successful in meeting their intended learning objectives as well as opportunities for further refinement and expansion.

Steele, H.; Kelly, K.; Klein, D.; Cadavid, A. C.

2013-12-01

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Problem-Solving in Technology Education as an Approach to Education for Sustainable Development  

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This paper explores the issue of how students might learn about sustainability in technology--education classrooms and the relevance of problem-solving in that learning. One of the emerging issues in technology education research is the nature of problem-solving specified in curriculum documents and the kinds of learning activities undertaken by…

Middleton, Howard

2009-01-01

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A Constructivist Approach for Introducing Pre-Service Teachers to Educational Technology: Online and Classroom Education.  

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The goals at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) for preparation of pre-service teacher educators in educational media and technology include the development of pedagogical ability as well as technical knowledge and skills. Pedagogically, EMU faculty adopted the goal of teaching the students to use technology to facilitate a constructivist approach…

Bednar, Anne K.; Charles, Michael T.

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The Learning Edge: What Technology Can Do to Educate All Children. Technology, Education--Connections (TEC) Series  

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After billions of dollars, thousands of studies, and immeasurable effort by educators at all levels, why is the performance of students and teachers so unaffected by technology? Moreover, what should be done to extract genuine benefit from the information and communication technology (ICT) revolution? In this groundbreaking book, technology and…

Bain, Alan; Weston, Mark E.

2011-01-01

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Technology for social work education  

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Full Text Available The development of technology in social-work education is set not only in the broader context of the use of technology in higher education generally, but also in the parallel context of the use of technology in social work practice. The latter is important for a subject area with two primary characteristics: the need to acquire not just academic knowledge but also professional expertise and understanding of the aims, methods and values of social work; a strong emphasis on practical preparation for work in social work agencies, which is expressed through the universal use of practice placements within agencies as a major component of social-work professional education and training.

Tom Hopkins

1996-12-01

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Antecedents of ICT Attitudes of Distance Education Students  

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The objective of this study was to assess the antecedents of ICT attitudes of distance education (e-PJJ) students at the Institute of Education Development (InED), UiTM. The antecedents studied were computer anxiety, confidence, liking, and usefulness. The findings are important to strengthen InED's policy for using ICT and other technologies to…

Hashim, Rugayah; Ahmad, Hashim; Abdullah, Che Zainab

2010-01-01

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Library Experience for Applied Engineering Technology Students  

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The full-time Applied Engineering Technology Program at Goodwin College of Drexel University was launched two years ago. This program clearly distinguishes itself from traditional engineering programs. The curriculum places emphasis on the application of theory rather than on derivations and proofs. The majority of courses are fully integrated with training and laboratory experience, extensive use of software and industrial case studies. The information literacy of students plays an important role in the education process. The primary goal of an academic library is to support the curriculum and provide a more successful library experience for students. The communication between the librarian with liaison responsibilities and the academic program is described in this work. During the class-session of the Introduction to Applied Engineering Technology Course, the librarian introduces students to library resources including databases and electronic products, services, programs and policies, as well as to proper communication links between the library and the various colleges and schools. The information skills learned during the process contribute to life-long learning among the students in this program. Several activities such as research skills workshops, informal consultations, electronic reference and virtual chat, and informal mentoring are used to provide informative library experiences to the students. The role of the communication and collaboration among the faculty and the librarian to develop the content for the library skills workshops and assignments to assess the information skills learned are considered crucial for providing enriching library experience. The core information skills that will enhance the knowledge fundamentals form the central theme of this collaboration between the faculty, students, and librarians.

Bhatt, Jay; Genis, Vladimir; Roberts, Josh

2009-08-10

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Wilberforce Power Technology in Education Program  

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The Wilberforce Power Technology in Education Program is a multipart program. Three key parts of this program will be described. They are: (1) WISE-The Wilberforce Summer Intensive Experience. This annual offering is an educational program which is designed to provide both background reinforcement and a focus on study skills to give the participants a boost in their academic performance throughout their academic careers. It is offered to entering Wilberforce students. Those students who take advantage of WISE learn to improve important skills which enable them to work at higher levels in mathematics, science and engineering courses throughout their college careers, but most notably in the first year of college study. (2) Apply technology to reaming. This is being done in several ways including creating an electronic chemistry text with hypertext links to a glossary to help the students deal with the large new vocabulary required to describe and understand chemistry. It is also being done by converting lecture materials for the Biochemistry class to PowerPoint format. Technology is also being applied to learning by exploring simulation software of scientific instrumentation. (3) Wilberforce participation in collaborative research with NASA's John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field. This research has focused on two areas in the past year. The first of these is the deposition of solar cell materials. A second area involves the development of polymeric materials for incorporation into thin film batteries.

Gordon, Edward M.; Buffinger, D. R.; Hehemann, D. G.; Breen, M. L.; Raffaelle, R. P.

1999-01-01

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Students valuation of the use of computers in education  

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Two schools for general secondary education in Enschede, The Netherlands took part in a 4-yr Technology-enriched Schools project. One of the research questions in this project was the valuation by the students of the use of computers in education. It was hypothesized that this valuation would be influenced by factors which deal with the perception of the student, the use of computers in teachinglearning situations, the circumstances in which the computers are used, and background information ...

Doornekamp, B. Gerard

1993-01-01

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Use of Educational Technology in Promoting Distance Education  

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Educational technology plays an important role in distance education system. By adapting new communication educational technologies in distance educational programmes their quality could be ensured. Instructions conducted through the use of technologies which significantly or completely eliminate the traditional face to face communication between…

Rashid, Muhammad; Elahi, Uzma

2012-01-01

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Qualitative Education Management Based on Information Technologies  

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Full Text Available The article deals with the qualitative education management through information technologies. Different approaches to defining the quality of education are considered. The interpretation for qualitative assessment of education is analyzed. The qualitative education management in details on the basis of information technologies is shown. The key advantages of appliance such technologies at the institutions of higher learning are analyzed.

Natal'ya M. Obolyaeva

2012-12-01

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The peculiarities of student's general physical education abroad  

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Full Text Available Key progress of the non-special athletic education of students trends are considered abroad. The different going is rotined near consideration of the non-special athletic education. The necessity of his revivifying is marked, sportisation, uses of health of saving technologies. Characteristic tendencies are set to the wide use of command types of sport and command competitions on a sporting fight for the decision of tasks of athletic education of students. Specified on the necessity of the clear legislative adjusting of development of athletic education.

Tomenko O.A.

2010-10-01

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Technology Skill Assessment of Construction Students and Professional Workers  

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In recent years, technology has been introduced to the construction job sites at an increasingly rapid pace. As a result, there is a pressing need to increase the technology awareness and skill level of these practitioners and of those who are in academia. This new focus on technology education has to be incorporated first of all in the general curriculum and specific pedagogy of civil engineering programs at the university level as these are the source of next generations of leaders for the industry. In order to address this issue, we were awarded a NSF-funded project with two objectives: to identify the student and workforce learning characteristics in general, and to conduct an assessment of the current technology skills and knowledge of construction and engineering students and professional workers. These baseline data are being used to identify the needs of technology education for the construction workforce. More importantly, these findings are guiding the design and testing of prototypical technology-enhanced learning. This paper presents our initial findings from engineering students in our on-going research on effective pedagogy for technology-based construction education. In the paper, we will describe the design of the baseline data collection instruments that assess student technology skills and use of the learning module prototype, the most important findings from the data collected, as well as a discussion on the learning modules designed as a validation tool for our framework.

Nguyen, Thuy; O'Brien, William; Schmidt, Kathy

2009-09-15

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Holocaust Education: Reaching Students and Students Reaching Out.  

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Describes an educational program which uses primary sources, guest speakers, and group activities to deeply involve students in the study of the Holocaust. Includes student evaluations of the class and descriptions of their work and activities. (GEA)

Rabinsky, Leatrice B.

1987-01-01

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Correlates of Student Stress in Secondary Education  

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Background: New demands are imposed by rapid change in the education system; these, in turn, cause stress. Previous studies have suggested that the degree of stress experienced by students is affected by characteristics of education, teachers and the students themselves. Purpose: To identify student and teacher characteristics that determine the…

Meijer, Joost

2007-01-01

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Family Life Education: Focus on Student Involvement.  

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This booklet presents many ideas for involving students in family life education programs. Designed primarily for use by family life educators, it includes such topics as the use of cognitive and affective objectives in family life education, organizing family studies content by generalizations, and focusing on the student as an active learner. It…

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STUDENT’S INDIVIDUAL STYLE IN COMPETENCE APPROACH TO EDUCATION  

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Full Text Available The article deals with the analysis of competence approach to education. Competence is the basic result of the education. The article proves that the individual style of student correlates with the competence.

Glazkov Alexandr Vladimirovich

2012-09-01

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Mobile Technology and Liberal Education  

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In this article, the author offers reflections on the impact of mobile technology for liberal education. These reflections are based on his own experience of incorporating iPads in his communication courses during the 2010-2011 academic year. As a member of an interdisciplinary faculty learning community on the use of mobile tablets, he explored…

Rossing, Jonathan P.

2012-01-01

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Robot Technology: Implications for Education.  

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Provides an introduction to robotic technology, and describes current robot models. Three ways of using robots in education are discussed--as exemplars of other processes, as objects of instruction, and as prosthetic aids--and selection criteria are outlined. (17 references) (CLB)

Post, Paul E.; And Others

1988-01-01

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Introducing the First Hybrid Doctoral Program in Educational Technology  

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In 2010 Michigan State University launched the first hybrid doctoral program in Educational Technology. This 5-year program blends face-to-face and online components to engage experienced, working education professionals in doctoral study. In this paper, we describe the design and evolution of the program as well as the response from students. We…

Koehler, Matthew J.; Zellner, Andrea L.; Roseth, Cary J.; Dickson, Robin K.; Dickson, W. Patrick; Bell, John

2013-01-01

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Building Innovation: Learning with Technologies. Australian Education Review Number 56  

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Australian Education Review (AER) 56 explores national and international policy priorities for building students' innovation capabilities through information and communication technologies (ICT) in Australian schools. Section 1 sets out the Australian policy context for digital education and highlights some of the emerging challenges. It provides…

Moyle, Kathryn

2010-01-01

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The Role of Educational Technology in Developing Achievement Motivation  

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Essay focusing on how achievement motivation is developed in students and adults, with some discussion of how various dimensions of educational technology may contribute to this development. Paper written pursuant to contract 0-8-071231-1747 with the U.S. Office of Education, under provisions of the Cooperative Research Program. (LS)

McClelland, David C.

1969-01-01

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Potential of information technology in dental education.  

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The use of information technology (IT) in dentistry is far ranging. In order to produce a working document for the dental educator, this paper focuses on those methods where IT can assist in the education and competence development of dental students and dentists (e.g. e-learning, distance learning, simulations and computer-based assessment). Web pages and other information-gathering devices have become an essential part of our daily life, as they provide extensive information on all aspects of our society. This is mirrored in dental education where there are many different tools available, as listed in this report. IT offers added value to traditional teaching methods and examples are provided. In spite of the continuing debate on the learning effectiveness of e-learning applications, students request such approaches as an adjunct to the traditional delivery of learning materials. Faculty require support to enable them to effectively use the technology to the benefit of their students. This support should be provided by the institution and it is suggested that, where possible, institutions should appoint an e-learning champion with good interpersonal skills to support and encourage faculty change. From a global prospective, all students and faculty should have access to e-learning tools. This report encourages open access to e-learning material, platforms and programs. The quality of such learning materials must have well defined learning objectives and involve peer review to ensure content validity, accuracy, currency, the use of evidence-based data and the use of best practices. To ensure that the developers' intellectual rights are protected, the original content needs to be secure from unauthorized changes. Strategies and recommendations on how to improve the quality of e-learning are outlined. In the area of assessment, traditional examination schemes can be enriched by IT, whilst the Internet can provide many innovative approaches. Future trends in IT will evolve around improved uptake and access facilitated by the technology (hardware and software). The use of Web 2.0 shows considerable promise and this may have implications on a global level. For example, the one-laptop-per-child project is the best example of what Web 2.0 can do: minimal use of hardware to maximize use of the Internet structure. In essence, simple technology can overcome many of the barriers to learning. IT will always remain exciting, as it is always changing and the users, whether dental students, educators or patients are like chameleons adapting to the ever-changing landscape. PMID:18289271

Mattheos, N; Stefanovic, N; Apse, P; Attstrom, R; Buchanan, J; Brown, P; Camilleri, A; Care, R; Fabrikant, E; Gundersen, S; Honkala, S; Johnson, L; Jonas, I; Kavadella, A; Moreira, J; Peroz, I; Perryer, D G; Seemann, R; Tansy, M; Thomas, H F; Tsuruta, J; Uribe, S; Urtane, I; Walsh, T F; Zimmerman, J; Walmsley, A D

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STUDENT OPINIONS ON MANAGEMENT OF DISTANCE EDUCATION APPLICATIONS  

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Full Text Available Traditional education systems can sometimes become inadequate in the face of technological developments. Individuals, whose educational needs cannot be met by traditional education systems, can tend to search for alternatives and can have different demands in order to meet with these needs. These demands of the individuals can be reciprocated by managements and internet-based education methods, which remove limitations of time and space, provide facilities and equal opportunities, comply with student-centered educational approach and use computer and internet technologies, can be put into practice. Appearing before us sometimes as an alternative to the traditional education and sometimes as a support, these applications began to occupy an important place in the education systems of our era. This study, which was conducted by general survey method in view of this importance, aims to learn opinions of “masters’ students on the efficiency of distance education applications.” Survey of “Distant Education and Technologies Assessment,” developed by Aktas (2008 and adapted to Istanbul sampling by the researcher, was used in order to determine opinions. University students, who are doing masters without thesis at Social Sciences Institute Educational Administration Supervision Planning and Economics Department of Fatih University in 2013-2014 academic years, constitute the study group of the research. All of the students in the study group were reached. As a result of the study, masters’ students believe that “distance education applications” fills a very important void for individuals that experience difficulties especially in time management despite some of its inconveniencies. By looking at the results of the study, it is suggested that measures, which provide further dissemination of distance education application by will improve their technical competencies, should be taken.

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The relation between the class attendance and the performance at final examinations of students, in Nursing department, Technological Educational Institute (TEI of Athens  

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Full Text Available Class attendance of a didactic lecture consists one of the most important factors, which has impact on students" performance at university. The attendance of the lecture, mainly at the education of professionals of health, is a matter of great importance. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of class attendance upon the final examination result of students in Nursing HTEI of Athens. Method and material: ?he sample of the study consisted of 204 student nurses who were enrolled in the surgical Nursing of 3rd semester and 184 student nurses who were enrolled in the course of Emergency Nursing of 6th semester, during the 2005-06 teaching session. Results: The results of the study showed that, from the students who had attended classes in the "Surgical Nursing" of 3rd semester, 63.5% succeeded in the final exam of the lesson, whereas from the students who had not attended the class, 36,5% succeeded in the final exam of the lesson, p<0,001. To the lesson of "Emergency Nursing" of 6th semester, the results showed that from the students who had attended classes, 80% succeeded in the final exam of the lesson, whereas from the students who had not attended the class, 44,6% succeeded in the final exam of the lesson, p<0,001. 46,3% of students enrolled to3rd semester, where typically belongs the lesson of "Surgical Nursing". 47,3% of students enrolled to 6th semester, where typically belongs the lesson of "Emergency Nursing". Conclusion: The attendance of class is direclty related to the result of the final exam. The combination of class attendance and intermediate evaluation, such as frequent short tests, has beneficial effects on the final examination of students.

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2007-04-01

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Technology to Advance High School and Undergraduate Students with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics  

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Americans with disabilities are underemployed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at higher rates than their nondisabled peers. This article provides an overview of the National science Foundation's Research in Disabilities Education (RDE) program, of technology use by students with disabilities (SWD) in STEM, and of…

Leddy, Mark H.

2010-01-01

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Student Writing in Higher Education: New Contexts  

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Student Writing in Higher Education is the first book to examine student writing in the context of major changes taking place in today's higher education. For example, students now come to higher education from an increasingly wide range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, to study in a number of diverse learning environments. Their courses often no longer reflect traditional academic subject boundaries, with their attendant values and norms. There is also an increasing recognition of the...

2000-01-01

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Parent and Student Vocational Education Survey.  

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This computer tabulated survey employs separate answer sheets to elicit parent and student attitudes toward vocational education. There are 61 questions for students and 53 for parents, with responses indicated on a five point rating scale. (DLG)

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Student Engagement in South African Higher Education  

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The relationship between student engagement and student outcome achievement is well documented in the higher education literature for US students and has recently gained traction for students in other countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and England. Yet, few studies have examined this relationship in countries with evolving or…

Wawrzynski, Matthew R.; Heck, Ashleigh M.; Remley, Christopher T.

2012-01-01

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Student Representatives Serving with Boards of Education.  

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Forty-three percent of California school districts with one or more high schools have some sort of student representation on the board of education. Some observers have said that students act like adult board members, but that their interests at the beginning of each year make everyone keenly aware that they are students. In California, student

Towler, Daniel L.

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Integrating Cognitive Apprenticeship Methods in a Web-Based Educational Technology Course for P-12 Teacher Education  

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the integration of a cognitive apprenticeship model in a Web-based course. The subject of this study is an educational technology course for pre-service P-12 teacher education students. Specifically, this study presents student reports of how cognitive apprenticeship methods impacted student learning…

Dickey, M. D.

2008-01-01

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Mathematical potential of special education students  

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This PhD research was aimed at investigating the mathematical potential of special education (SE) students. SE students often have a severe delay in their mathematical development compared to peers in regular education. However, there are indications that SE students could attain more and that there might be unused talent in SE students. In the research project, two mathematical domains were chosen as a topic of investigation. One topic is part of the mathematics curriculum in SE and is gener...

Peltenburg, M. C.

2012-01-01

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Dick and Jane and Technology Education.  

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Science education and technology education have a common lineage. Contrary to prevailing beliefs, technology involves both process and content. It cuts across and unifies curricula and should be taught across all grade levels. (JOW)

Roman, Harry T.

2002-01-01

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Indigenous Students in the Tertiary Education Sector  

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Important recent objectives of indigenous education policy in Australia have been aimed at redressing indigenous economic and social disadvantage through increasing student retention, progression and completion rates in both compulsory and post-compulsory education. The two sectors of the tertiary education system, vocational education and…

Bandias, Susan; Fuller, Don; Larkin, Steven

2014-01-01

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TUBSAT-1, satellite technology for educational purposes  

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TUBSAT-1 (Technical University of Berlin Satellite) is an experimental low-cost satellite within the NASA Get Away Special (GAS) program. This project is being financed by the German BMFT (Federal Ministry for Research and Technology), mainly for student education. The dimensions and weight are determined by GAS requirements and the satellite will be ejected from the space shuttle into an approximately 300-km circular orbit. It is a sun/star oriented satellite with an additional spin stabilization mode. The first planned payload is to be used for observing flight paths of migratory birds from northern Europe to southern Africa and back.

Ginati, A.

1988-01-01

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Educating Students for Practice: Educational Outcomes and Community Experience  

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The education of pharmacists in the United States integrates classroom and experiential learning. Two organizations played a key role in determining the current education of pharmacy students. They are the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The curriculum offered today provides opportunities for students to learn and achieve ability-based outcomes in both didactic and experiential courses. This review of pharmacy education focuse...

Nemire, Ruth E.; Meyer, Susan M.

2006-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Elementary Principals' Strategies for Managing the Educational Technology Refresh Process: A Case Study  

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Increased uses of educational technology by students and teachers in recent years have compelled elementary principals to expand educational technology resources and replace educational technology resources at the end of it's service life. The purpose of this study was to investigate strategies and practices employed by elementary principals…

Denton, Edward A.

2011-01-01

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Social Media Use in Academia : Campus Students Perceptions of How Using Social Media Supports Educational Learning  

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Traditional education system on campus has been using as a legacy over decades to support educational learning. The major change over time has been made by the use of technology supporting students in the academic community. As the majority of students in higher education today belong to the digital-age-student generation, they frequently use online technology to interact with instructors, other learners, and to access online materials. In this study, the result is primarily presented from ca...

Aghaee, Naghmeh

2010-01-01

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Engineering education professors' perceptions of technology  

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The purpose of this study was to determine the current perceptions of technology among engineering education professors. Engineering education professors were chosen for the study of this research because engineering education as a field hold similar interests in K-12 education of technological concepts. While some engineering education professors have interest in K-12 interests, others are primarily interested in undergraduate education. The research was conducted to identify what perception...

Kim, Joseph Sookun

2011-01-01

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Mining Educational Data to Analyze Students' Performance  

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The main objective of higher education institutions is to provide quality education to its students. One way to achieve highest level of quality in higher education system is by discovering knowledge for prediction regarding enrolment of students in a particular course, alienation of traditional classroom teaching model, detection of unfair means used in online examination, detection of abnormal values in the result sheets of the students, prediction about students' performance and so on. The knowledge is hidden among the educational data set and it is extractable through data mining techniques. Present paper is designed to justify the capabilities of data mining techniques in context of higher education by offering a data mining model for higher education system in the university. In this research, the classification task is used to evaluate student's performance and as there are many approaches that are used for data classification, the decision tree method is used here. By this task we extract knowledge th...

Baradwaj, Brijesh Kumar

2012-01-01

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Blended learning with everyday technologies to activate students’ collaborative learning  

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Full Text Available Schools are facing challenges to meet the demands of the information society and the student generation of today. Not only are students carrying their mobile phones everywhere, they are also familiar with different online environments, especially social software. This situation can be seen both a challenge and a chance for schools, as mobile technologies and social software can be used as tools for building flexible learning environments to foster students’ collaborative learning. This paper examines the possibilities of mobile technologies and social software in the contexts of blended learning and collaborative learning theories. The paper also provides two concrete examples of how these possibilities have been put into practice in higher education, namely teacher education. It provides ideas for the use of mobile technologies and social software in teaching and learning.

Mikko Vesisenaho

2010-12-01

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Analysis of misconceptions of Engineering Technology students about electricity and circuits: A mixed methods study  

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Effective instruction in Engineering and Technology requires knowledge of how students understand or misunderstand key concepts in these disciplines. This dissertation focuses on the analysis of students' misconceptions about electricity and circuits. It presents a synthesis of methods from educational research and cognitive psychology applied to a population of Electrical Engineering Technology students. ^ Incorrect mental models, deeply rooted in everyday experience, can significantly ...

Goris, Tatiana V.

2012-01-01

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Diesel Technology: Introduction. Teacher Edition [and] Student Edition. Second Edition.  

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This complete teacher edition of a diesel technology course consists of introductory pages, teacher pages, and the student edition. The introductory pages provide these tools: training and competency profile; National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation Crosswalk; instructional/task analysis; basic skills icons and classifications; basic…

Joerschke, John D.; Eichhorn, Lane

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Diesel Technology: Engines. Second Edition. Teacher Edition [and] Student Edition.  

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This diesel technology series offers secondary and postsecondary students an opportunity for learning required skills in the diesel industry. It aligns with the medium/heavy duty truck task list developed by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation and used by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence in…

Barbieri, Dave; Miller, Roger; Kellum, Mary

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Predicting Student Retention in Teacher Education Programs.  

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This paper describes the preliminary results from a longitudinal study of student teacher attrition and retention. The sample consisted of 316 students in an initial course in teacher education. Data collection included the following: high school grade point ratio (GPR); SAT scores; other demographic information, such as education of father and…

Vare, Jonatha W.; Dewalt, Mark W.; Dockery, E. Ray

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Satellite education: The national technological university  

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National Technological University (NTU) was founded to address the wide-ranging educational needs of the employed technical professional. A state-of-the-art satellite delivery system allows nationwide coverage by participating engineering colleges. Established in 1984, NTU is now a nonprofit effort of 24 engineering colleges. The NTU network grew rapidly to its present configuration, and enrollment patterns clearly demonstrate the need and acceptance of the concept. Each member school teaches its own courses (with on-campus students enrolled) over the network and awards its own grades. Receiving sites at NTU are operated by a sponsoring organization (i.e., the employer) in accordance with NTU guidelines. Masters degrees are offered in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, engineering management, and manufacturing engineering. Several certificate programs are also available. Typically, NTU telecasts 80 credit courses each term. Over 50,000 attend continuing education courses, tutorials, and research teleconferences each year. Newly acquired channels will enable further expansion

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Teaching Note--Ask the Audience: Using Student Response Systems in Social Work Education  

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Social work educators are uniquely tasked with balancing content while helping students evaluate personal biases and develop ethical conduct necessary for social work professionalism. Social work education may benefit from technology like Student Response Systems (SRS) that allow educators to pose questions on sensitive topics in real time while…

Friedline, Terri; Mann, Aaron R.; Lieberman, Alice

2013-01-01

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Students Enrolment in Professional Education: A Study of Karnataka  

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Full Text Available India today has one of the largest educational systems in theworld. The total enrolment exceeds 70 million, there are two millionstudents in higher education, and the number engaged in research is about 10,000. Teachers total over two million. There has been a great upsurge in Indian education since independence, but it is only the beginning of an educational revolution crucial to the economic and social development of the country. Professional education has occupied a dominant position in independent India since it was perceived as a promoter of economic growth, technological development and also as an instrument of equal opportunity and upward social mobility. The present paper will discussvarious commissions and committees deliberated on its criticality to the social and economic development of the country. Further, the paper will find out, the gender parity of professional education, at Under Graduate Level in Karnataka particularly and analyze the student’s enrolment in different professional courses.

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Family Background of Beginning Education Students: Implications for Teacher Educators  

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Teacher education has not historically focused on the social and emotional development of teachers even though there is evidence that such variables influence student success (Jennings & Greenberg, 2009). We believe such a focus is important and we explored variables in teacher education students' families of origin that underpin social…

Stewart, Roger A.; Coll, Kenneth M.; Osguthorpe, Richard

2013-01-01

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Prospects sportization system of physical education students  

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Full Text Available Purpose: to assess the status and prospects of development of sports-oriented direction in the system of physical education students. Material and Methods: the analysis of literature, which are developed the theoretical and practical aspects of the development of physical education students. Results: it is determined that the system of physical education students in groups of physical and sports education is the most common sports-oriented form of organization studies. It is noted that the traditional system of physical education is not effective enough to improve the physical health of students. Conclusions: the solution to provide the necessary level of physical health of students is formation of their personality a certain level of physical culture.

Vasil’ Sutula

2014-08-01

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Explaining the Intention to Use Technology among University Students: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach  

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The aim of this study is to examine the factors that an influence higher education students' intention to use technology. Using an extended technology acceptance model as a research framework, a sample of 314 university students were surveyed on their responses to seven constructs hypothesized to explain their intention to use technology.…

Teo, Timothy; Zhou, Mingming

2014-01-01

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Using Research to Inform Learning Technology Practice and Policy: A Qualitative Analysis of Student Perspectives  

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As learning technologies are now integral to most higher education student learning experiences, universities need to make strategic choices about what technologies to adopt and how to best support and develop the use of these technologies, particularly in a climate of limited resources. Information from students is therefore a valuable…

Russell, Carol; Malfroy, Janne; Gosper, Maree; McKenzie, Jo

2014-01-01

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New Technological Trend in Educational Management  

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Full Text Available The authors aim to highlight, after using the LMS based Sakai from implementation, the perceptionof both sides (professors and students over the use of the implementation of information and communicationtechnology (ITC in the education process. In the academic year 2007 – 2008, the leadership of DanubiusUniversity from Galati adopted the strategic decision to develop an integrated information system, which toincorporate the Student Information System (UMS, an e-learning platform, management system, researchand administrative management. In the months April – May 2010, at Danubius University from Galati it wasmade a survey organized by MISI 2010, at which 28 universities attended from around the world who useSakai, of the professors and students regarding the use in their activity of the ITC and in general of theplatform Danubius Online. At the university Danubius from Galati answered to the survey 24 professors and177 students. The participants responded to questions about both their views concerning the use of theinformation technology in the superior education in general, and at specific questions concerning theDanubius Online portal. After the experience gained in the pilot phase, developed in the academic year 2009-2010 and taking into account by the results of the survey, it was decided that starting with 1 October 2010 toproceed to the stage production. To this end, it was installed the Sakai version 2.7.1 and significantlyincreased the number of course sites that are operating on the Danubius Online portal, the tendency being togeneralize at all the university courses, taking into account by the trends of the both sides. There have beenintroduced more extensive indications of use, both for students and for professors. The article aims tohighlight the reactions of both sides: professors and students, on the implementation of the Danubius onlineplatform, through a survey that took place during May – June 2010. This is a clear example of response to thetechnological change management within the university. By participating in the survey organized by MISI2010 we found both strengths and weaknesses in the Romanian educational management, but also of all theparticipant universities within the survey. Being the only university from Romania, which has implementedthe learning platform developed in the Sakai project, we can state that the results are unique, so therefore webelieve that this paper brings a new contribution to the higher education by highlighting the current level ofdevelopment.

Florin Postolache

2011-05-01

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A Delphi forecast of technology in education  

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The results are reported of a Delphi forecast of the utilization and social impacts of large-scale educational telecommunications technology. The focus is on both forecasting methodology and educational technology. The various methods of forecasting used by futurists are analyzed from the perspective of the most appropriate method for a prognosticator of educational technology, and review and critical analysis are presented of previous forecasts and studies. Graphic responses, summarized comments, and a scenario of education in 1990 are presented.

Robinson, B. E.

1973-01-01

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Multilingual education of students on a global scale and perspective-international networking on the example of bioindication and biomonitoring (B&B technologies).  

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Living or formerly living organisms are being used to obtain information on the quality of the general health status of our environment by bioindication and biomonitoring methods for many decades. Thus, different roads toward this common scientific goal were developed by a lot of different international research groups. Global cooperation in between various scientific teams throughout the world has produced common ideas, scientific definitions, and highly innovative results of this extremely attractive working field. The transdisciplinary approach of different and multifaceted scientific areas-starting from biology, analytical chemistry, via health physics, up to social and economic issues-have surpassed mental barriers of individual scientists, so that "production" of straightforward common results related to the influence of material and immaterial environmental factors to the well-being of organisms and human life has now reached the forefront of international thinking. For the further sustainable development of our common scientific "hobby" of bioindication and biomonitoring, highest personal energy has to be given by us, being teachers to our students and to convince strategically decision makers as politicians to invest (financially) into the development of education and research of this innovative technique. Young people have to be intensively convinced on the "meaning" of our scientific doing, e.g., by extended forms of education. One example of multilingual education of students on a global scale and perspective is given here, which we started about 3 years ago. PMID:24453011

Markert, Bernd; Baltr?nait?, Edita; Chudzi?ska, Ewa; De Marco, Silvia; Diatta, Jean; Ghaffari, Zahra; Gorelova, Svetlana; Marcovecchio, Jorge; Tabors, Guntis; Wang, Meie; Yousef, Naglaa; Fraenzle, Stefan; Wuenschmann, Simone

2014-04-01

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Student Loyalty in Higher Education Institutions  

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Factors that are very effective on students' decisions in choosing higher education institutions should be examined in terms of increasing competition and selective probability, and quantitative developments between these institutions. The most important one among these factors is student loyalty. In this study, variables that have effects on student loyalty are tried to be discussed in the frame of conceptual models in order to guide to higher education administrators and academic staffs by ...

Ko?se, I?brahim Alper

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Integrating Physically Disabled Students into Physical Education.  

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The manual provides guidelines and suggestions for integrating physically disabled students into physical education classes. An introductory section reviews the process of and rationale for integration. A section on students with special needs emphasizes that although physically disabled students may differ in some ways, they have the same needs…

Cooney, D.; And Others

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PRAISE: Christians Educators and the Difficult Student  

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Full Text Available This article defends the role of the Christian educator in reaching the difficult student. It further offers tips for handling the challenging student from a Christian perspective, coupled with tried-and-true research using the acronym PRAISE: being proactive, using reinforcements, assessing and analyzing the intent of misbehavior, being sincere, and empowering students and the Holy Spirit in them.

Beth E. Ackerman

2008-05-01

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Framing Student Engagement in Higher Education  

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Student engagement is widely recognised as an important influence on achievement and learning in higher education and as such is being widely theorised and researched. This article firstly reviews and critiques the four dominant research perspectives on student engagement: the behavioural perspective, which foregrounds student behaviour and…

Kahu, Ella R.

2013-01-01

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Academic predictor models for engineering technology students  

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The purpose of the study was to identify variables that can predict the academic success of freshman engineering technology students at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. Academic predictor models were created to predict the students academic success. Academic success was measured by the student's first semester grade point average (GPA$\\sb-$1), second semester grade point average (GPA$\\sb-$2), whether the student returned for a second semester of college (RET$\\sb-$1), and wheth...

James-byrnes, Christa Ruth

1997-01-01

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Reflection Of Student Teacher On Technology Based Teaching  

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Full Text Available Practice teaching is core training programme in B Ed practicum component which is to build teaching competencies in student teachers. Quality education depends upon quality teaching. Practice teaching is integration of many skillsTechnology based teaching is an instructional strategy which involves use of technological means in teaching. In the age of knowledge explosion the use of technology in teaching learning process is inevitable. . The researcher has made attempt to find out the problems in conducting these lessons and remedies to overcome the difficulties in conducting lessons based on Technology based teaching.

Rajendra Patil

2013-07-01

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Factors Affecting Student Attitudes toward Flexible Online Learning in Management Education.  

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In response to recent technological advances and the trend toward flexible learning in education, the authors examined the factors affecting student satisfaction with flexible online learning. The authors identified 2 key student attributes of student satisfaction: (a) positive perceptions of technology in terms of ease of access and use of online…

Drennan, Judy; Kennedy, Jessica; Pisarki, Anne

2005-01-01

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Integrating educational technologies into instruction in chemistry: Technological pedagogical content knowledge development and implications for teacher education  

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It is well known that chemistry students, and indeed students in many areas of science, experience difficulties because the concepts are abstract and complex and the phenomena about which students learn are unobservable at the molecular level. This requires a variety of representations, some of which are symbolic or visual, in order for these concepts to be understood. This classroom study investigated the integration of a range of educational technologies for improving students’ understanding and their ability to use and communicate with multiple representations. The difficulties faced by students in chemistry also present challenges for teachers because utilising digital technologies in ways that help students to overcome these difficulties requires an understanding of content, pedagogy, and technology. In response to these challenges, the goals of the study were two-fold. First, the study examined how using digital technologies as instructional tools might help students to overcome their misconceptions andenhance their understanding of multiple representations in chemistry. Second, the study sought to describe the process of instructional design that this required. This paper presents an overview of these aspects of the study with a focus on describing the experience from the teacher-researcher’s perspective. It also describes how the experiences of the teacher-researcher have been used to inform pre-service and in-service teacher education, and considers implications for further developing these educational approaches.

Hilton, Annette; Gitsaki, Christina

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Student Teachers’ Attitude towards Twitter for Educational Aims  

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Full Text Available This paper presents an educational experience with 100 student teachers from different courses of the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain in which Twitter is used for various different activities. The aim of this experiment was to explore student teachers’ perceptions in order to value their attitude towards Twitter for educational aims. Afterwards, students were asked to write down their reflections on an eportfolio. Data was collected from their eportfolio evidence, which was analysed to review their attitude towards the use of Twitter for educational purposes and for their future teaching and professional development. The conclusions indicate the need to conduct different educational activities in which Twitter is used in various ways. In addition, conclusions reflect on the real impact of Twitter on students’ learning enhancement, in order to improve student teachers’ attitudes towards social media in education. Therefore, this article contributes to the body of existing research on the use of technology in education, specifically to the possibilities of the use of social media and microblogging in Teacher Education.

Victoria I. Marín

2014-07-01

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Student's Mobile Information Prototype for the Higher Education Environment  

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Full Text Available Problem statement: M-learning is considered as the next form of e-learning using mobile technologies to facilitate education for teachers and learners. Students need to keep in touch with their education services anytime regardless the place. Engaging the m-learning services in the Malaysian higher education will improve the availability of education. This study discusses the development and user?s evaluation of Student?s Mobile Information Prototype (SMIP. The study aims to utilize mobile learning services to facilitate education for students in the higher education environment. Approach: The Design Science Research Methodology (DSRM was adapted to develop the SMIP. The evaluation was conducted to determine users? perception on the usability aspect of the SMIP. Results: Results of user?s evaluation on the SMIP indicate that most of the participants highly agreed on perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, learn ability, functionality and didactic efficiency. Moreover, the results confirm that SMIP is useful for users to make their transactions easy, direct and successful, regardless of location and time. Conclusion: It is hoped that the findings of this study will encourage students to keep in touch with their education environment anywhere and anytime.

Naji S. Alzaza

2011-01-01

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Science and students: Yucca Mountain project's education outreach program  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is very concerned about the lack of understanding of basic science. Increasingly, critical decisions regarding the use of energy, technology, and the environment are being made. A well-educated and science-literate public is vital to the success of these decisions. Science education and school instruction are integral parts of the DOE's public outreach program on the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP). Project staff and scientists speak to elementary, junior high, high school, and university students, accepting all speaking invitations. The objectives of this outreach program include the following: (1) educating Nevada students about the concept of a high-level nuclear waste repository; (2) increasing awareness of energy and environmental issues; (3) helping students understand basic concepts of earth science and geology in relation to siting a potential repository; and (4) giving students information about careers in science and engineering

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Students education and training for Slovak NPP  

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Slovak University of Technology is the largest and also the oldest university of technology in Slovakia. Surely more than 50% of high-educated technicians who work nowadays in nuclear industry have graduated from this university. The Department of Nuclear Physics and Technology of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology as a one of seven faculties of this University feels responsibility for proper engineering education and training for Slovak NPP operating staff. The education process is realised via undergraduate (Bc.), graduate (MSc.) and postgraduate (PhD.) study as well as via specialised training courses in a frame of continuous education system. (author)

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Satisfaction Clustering Analysis of Distance Education Computer Programming Students: A Sample of Karadeniz Technical University  

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In line with recently developing technology, distant education systems based on information technologies are started to be commonly used within higher education. Students' satisfaction is one of the vital aspects in order to maintain distant education efficiently and achieving its goal. As a matter of the fact, previous studies proved that…

Ozyurt, Hacer

2014-01-01

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Baccalaureate nursing students' information technology competence--agency perspectives.  

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Baccalaureate nurses must meet information technology (IT) competencies expectations for employment and future professional development. Unfortunately, educational programs and accrediting groups have not identified specific outcomes, and IT is not integrated formally into many undergraduate program curricula. Meanwhile, nursing students and faculty are practicing in clinical agencies undergoing an informatics and technology revolution. Adding courses and content, hardware, software, and strategies such as distance learning and simulation have been recommended to improve competency development. However, little is known regarding nursing students' experiences with IT in clinical practice. Agencies used as sites for one undergraduate program were surveyed and asked to identify barriers and facilitators to students' IT competencies attainment. Ten agency, program, and policy factors affecting the quality of the learning experience in clinical agencies were identified. Results underscored that leadership to improve collaboration and communication between nursing practice, education, and policy groups is necessary to improve clinical environments for IT learning. PMID:19161962

Fetter, Marilyn S

2009-01-01

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Student Loyalty in Higher Education Institutions  

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Full Text Available Factors that are very effective on students' decisions in choosing higher education institutions should be examined in terms of increasing competition and selective probability, and quantitative developments between these institutions. The most important one among these factors is student loyalty. In this study, variables that have effects on student loyalty are tried to be discussed in the frame of conceptual models in order to guide to higher education administrators and academic staffs by expressing advantages of student loyalty with the literature. As a result of literature survey, it is found that the most important factors effective on student loyalty are the image of higher education institution, service quality and student commitment. In the literature, different conceptual models on the student loyalty and its variables have been established. The reason of this variation is that one model developed for an institution can be valid for an institution but not for others and other cultures. Higher education administrators should carefully examine factors effective on student loyalty, note the students' loyalty to their institution periodically and study for increasing students' loyalty to gain new students and prevent dropout behavior from the institution.

?brahim Alper KÖSE

2012-01-01

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Knowledge Management Technology in Education: An Overview.  

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Explores knowledge management concepts, with a special emphasis on its use as an educational technology. Discusses the need for knowledge management technology in education. Provides a framework that defines an overall approach and process to knowledge management. Offers recommendations for effectively leveraging knowledge management in education.…

Galbreath, Jeremy

2000-01-01

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Toward Sustainable Practices in Technology Education  

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This paper discusses the problematic relationship between technology education, consumption and environmental sustainability. The emerging global sustainability crisis demands an educational response that moves beyond mere "tinkering" with classroom practices, toward technology education which embraces life cycle thinking and "eco-innovation". It…

Elshof, Leo

2009-01-01

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Educational Technology: Effective Leadership and Current Initiatives  

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(Purpose) This article describes the basis for effective educational technology leadership and a few of the current initiatives and impacts that are a result of the aforementioned effective leadership. (Findings) Topics addressed in this paper include: (1) the role of the educational technology leader in an educational setting; (2) an examination…

Courville, Keith

2011-01-01

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Internet Shopping Behavior of College of Education Students  

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Internet is an important facilitator for human and humans use this medium almost every phase. As a shopping medium, internet attract human so attract researcher. Younger people can adapt newer technologies so they can adapt internet as shopping tool. In this research it is tried to define college of education students' online shopping behavior and…

Kiyici, Mubin

2012-01-01

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Cheating Behaviours, the Internet and Education Undergraduate Students  

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This paper describes an illuminative small-scale study that piloted an initial survey instrument intended to investigate correspondences between 47 undergraduate Education final year students' use of information and communications technology (ICT), including the Internet, and--within the context of their adoption of tactics intended to impress…

Trushell, J.; Byrne, K.; Simpson, R.

2012-01-01

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Student Record Automating Using Desktop Computer Technologies.  

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Teacher education programs nationwide are required by state and federal governments to maintain comprehensive student records of all current and graduated students in their programs. A private, mid-sized university established a faculty team to analyze record-keeping procedures to comply with these government requirements. The team's mandate was…

Almerico, Gina M.; Baker, Russell K.; Matassini, Norma

 
 
 
 
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USING OF INFORMATIVE AND COMMUNICATIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN MUSIC EDUCATION  

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Full Text Available Contribution processing and analyzing possibilities of using informative andcommunicative technologies in teaching music. It also indicates the importance ofimplementing informative and communicative technologies (ICT to the process ofteaching in light of current tendencies and trends in teaching music and educationalsubjects. It provides answers to the question if ICT really motivates students to bemore active in music lessons. We notice if there is a bigger difference in student'smotivation to musical activities for students teached with classic educationalapproaches than in new approaches with using means of ICT in education.

O?GA PAPPOVÁ

2012-01-01

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Science Teacher Learning of MBL-Supported Student-Centered Science Education in the Context of Secondary Education in Tanzania  

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Science teachers from secondary schools in Tanzania were offered an in-service arrangement to prepare them for the integration of technology in a student-centered approach to science teaching. The in-service arrangement consisted of workshops in which educative curriculum materials were used to prepare teachers for student-centered education and…

Voogt, Joke; Tilya, Frank; van den Akker, Jan

2009-01-01

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Technology educational affordance: Bringing the gap between patterns of interaction and technology usage  

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Full Text Available This paper reports on an empirical and descriptive investigation into how teachers and learners use technology in three prototypical learning activities in a higher educational online learning environment. Additionally, the relationship between the educational uses of technology and the overall educational patterns of interaction between teachers and learners, and among learners themselves was analysed. Detailed teacher and learner self-reports about their teaching and learning activity; the asynchronous written messages teachers and learners sent as educational interaction in the online learning environment; and documents produced by students were all obtained. The results from the three learning activities indicated six overall educational uses of technology in an online learning environment. Moreover, the results also indicated differences in technology usage in some different patterns of educational interaction in each learning activity. In conclusion, we argue that the notion of technology educational affordance is useful as an effective bridge between the real use of technology and instructional aims. Therefore the distribution of educational uses of technology is not only related to some attributes of both technology and instruction but also to its interaction.

A. Badia

2011-07-01

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Developing Educational designs supporting student engagement through networked project studies  

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The chapter discusses how learner engagement can be facilitated through educational designs that make conscious use of various online communication technologies. The discussions will be based on cases from the Danish Master’s programme in ICT and Learning (MIL), where students from all over Denmark within a networked learning structure are studying in groups combining on-site seminars with independent and challenging virtually organized project periods, implementing new educational technology, which require teachers who are flexible and aware of the different challenges in the networked environment. The aim of the chapter is to discuss the application of new technological possibilities in educational settings inspired by problem-based learning. In our understanding, an educational design is constituted through the interplay of the pedagogical perspective, the chosen technologies, and the specific activities that unfold. This interplay is important in order to make a difference, as the experience is that new technologies do not in themselves guarantee increasing learning quality. The chapter will discuss examples of how learners as well as teachers have developed imaginative ways of implementing new technological possibilities in educational settings. The examples will include how sometimes seemingly simple technologies can be used in innovative pedagogical ways to increase learners’ involvement. Another example to be discussed in the chapter derives from an online seminar on ICT and Learning in Organizations, where the traditional practice of using online discussions were challenged, by expecting the students not only individually to take part in online discussions, but also on a group basis to discuss what kind of theme or opening question they would pose in order to invite co-students to take part in the online dialogues. Thus in contrast to the traditional understanding of the teacher as the sole designer of the learning environment, here the students were involved as active co-designers. Our understanding of problem-based learning is characterized by collaborative project work in groups, where students actively are constructing their own knowledge. The development of students’ information literacy is an important aspect of applying problem-based learning. In our contribution we will reflect on the many varied dimensions of the teacher role, the challenges for the students as both independent and interconnected learners, and discuss cases of developing student engagement through educational designs that facilitates group organized project work and learners’ participation in dialogically organized online seminars. Here we will focus on how the dimensions of participation and reification are played out.

Nielsen, JØrgen Lerche; Birch Andreasen, Lars

2013-01-01

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Finding the Education in Educational Technology with Early Learners  

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As many educators and parents have observed, today's children are exposed to advanced technology at an early age, with tablets, e-readers, and smartphones being some prevalent choices. Experiences with technology can pave the way for unprecedented learning opportunities. However, without an education component, technology cannot reach its full…

McManis, Lilla Dale; Gunnewig, Susan B.

2012-01-01

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Teacher educators and student-directed learning  

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This article describes the results of a study on the views of teacher educators, and the way these views are expressed in practice. The study focuses on views of learning and teaching that can promote a shift from teacher educator-directed learning to student-directed learning. We found that teacher educators did not always ‘teach as they preach’, especially on aspects that distinguish the profession of teacher educators from the profession of teachers. The article concludes by d...

Lunenberg, M.; Korthagen, F. A. J.

2003-01-01

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Information Technology: Its Impact on Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology  

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... and Technology Date: April 13, 1998 Information Technology Its Impact on Undergraduate Education in ... using information technology in education, identifying the cost(s) of the information technology ...

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What dental educators need to understand about emerging technologies to incorporate them effectively into the educational process.  

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Many dental schools are currently struggling with the adoption of emerging technologies and the incorporation of these technologies into the educational process. Dental students exhibit an increasing degree of digital comfort when using social networking, mobile devices, search engines, or e-textbooks. Although the majority of students might consider themselves to be very skilled at using information technology, many faculty members would claim the opposite when evaluating their own knowledge and skills in the use of technology. As the use of technology, both formally and informally, continues to increase, dental educators are faced with many questions, such as: Does students' digital comfort disguise a lack of information literacy? What is the appropriate path of implementing technology into teaching and learning, and how can institutions support such an implementation? This article surveys a series of myths that exist about the use of technology in education and raises questions about their validity and how dental educators can avoid being misled by them. PMID:24706681

Stein, Corey D; Eisenberg, Elise S; O'Donnell, Jean A; Spallek, Heiko

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How Social Science and Geography Teachers Perceive Educational Technologies that have Been Integrated in Educational Program  

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Full Text Available One of the major universal aims of educational systems is to raise human power suitable for the requirements of information society, one of the main steps of which is to configure the educational programs in accordance with universal interaction. The prerequisite of this step is to use the technology in the educational environment urgently and efficiently because the student-centered learning approach that goes along with educational programs relies on the individual’s establishing a relationship between the learning environment and his learning. This relationship can foster learning when established through the help of educational technologies. Teachers bear important roles in enabling the technology and educational program due to achieve the best learning. The aim of this study is to display the opinions of teachers about educational technologies that have become compulsory to be used in accordance with educational programs and their level of being used. In this study, the scanner model was used. It was stated in a study carried out on 112 social science and geography teachers working at elementary and secondary schools in the 2006-2007 Education Year that teachers didn’t use educational technologies in their activities very often; that they self-taught themselves how to use these technologies and that they found themselves partially adequate.

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2007-01-01

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Students’ perceptions of the higher education institutions providing physical education and sports education and employment opportunities  

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This study was conducted among the students of higher education institutions providing Physical Education and Sports (PES) education. The study looks at the students’ perceptions of employment opportunities in their field. 746 students from the Schools of Physical Education and Sports located in different regions participated in the study. The students’ perceptions of employment opportunities were assessed using three items designed in the form of five-point Likert scale (Strongly disagre...

Süleyman Murat Y?ld?z; Selçuk Özda?; Çetin Yaman

2008-01-01

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National Center for Rural STEM Education Outreach -Geospatial Technology  

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The National Center for Rural Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Outreach brings together James Madison University's (JMU) long-standing focus on teacher education with educators in rural settings across the United States. The initial emphasis of the Center will be on helping teachers and students use geospatial technologies, such as geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), and remote sensing, to help build their spatial reasoning and content knowledge in STEM areas. This collection of lessons is designed to introduce and use GIS as a tool for middle school science and mathematics. These classroom-tested activities combine fundamental content with cutting-edge technology and help students see the power of spatial thinking in analysis and decision-making.

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Student Voice: Student Choice and Participation in Physical Education  

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Secondary students frequently disengage from participating in physical education and physical activity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends 60 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity per day, as well as muscle and bone strengthening activities on three or more days a week for children (CDC, n.d.). Physical education may be…

El-Sherif, Jennifer L.

2014-01-01

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Two on Advances in Educational Technology  

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Advances in technology can help children play and compose music. The first site describes a project of the Centre for Research in IT in Education, which draws from the field of cognitive development, learning styles theory and educational best practice to develop DrumSteps. This tool, available for downloading, enables children to create, manipulate, edit and save original pieces of percussion music. A user-tracking feature allows the teacher or researcher to follow along with student files click-by-click, giving valuable insights into the students' thinking. The Centre is also examining pedagogical issues surrounding a parallel project, which is described on the second site. Toy Symphony is a project of the MIT Media Lab and Media Lab Europe and offers software, which enables children to compose-by-drawing. The bulk of the project, however, develops specially designed Music Toys, which enable children to engage in sophisticated listening, performing and composing activities normally accessible only after years of study. Videos of the workshops, as well as live concerts in which children play alongside some of the world's most accomplished musicians, are also available to download. [VF

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Pursuit of nuclear science and technology education  

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While it is quite encouraging to note that there is a nuclear renaissance underway around the world, there is a growing concern that the knowledge-base of nuclear technologies will be lost. Several international organizations are making concerted efforts to avert this situation by establishing collaborative workshops etc. In Western Canada, our challenges and opportunities are many-fold. As a uranium mining region, we can engage our economy in the full life-cycle of the nuclear energy industry. It is also important that we maintain and augment nuclear technologies. We need to develop the infrastructure to jump-start the education and training of the youth. We are taking a multi-prong approach to this end. We are initiating specializations in undergraduate programs which emphasize nuclear radiation physics and technology. We are collaborating with Canadian organizations such as University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE) and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). We are organizing collaborations with our colleagues at foreign institutions in Europe and Asia to provide an international component. We are also working with local industry and health organizations to provide a wide-range of learning opportunities to students by engaging them in research projects of immediate interest to professionals. My presentation will focus on these developments and we will also seek thoughts and suggestions for future collaborations.

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Evaluating the effective use of emerging technologies in education  

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The aim of this tutorial is to present practical guidance for evaluating the effectiveness of educational initiatives involving social software and emerging technologies to support student learning and engagement. Examples of such initiatives are: inclusion of a blog in a course to encourage reflective learning, or having a wiki in a course for fostering team-working skills, or an activity in a 3D virtual world to enable students to learn through simulations, or the use of Delicious for bookm...

Minocha, Shailey

2012-01-01

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Education Sciences | Special Issue : Critical Issues in Educational Technology  

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Using Cluster Analysis for Data Mining in Educational Technology Research  

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Cluster analysis is a group of statistical methods that has great potential for analyzing the vast amounts of web server-log data to understand student learning from hyperlinked information resources. In this methodological paper we provide an introduction to cluster analysis for educational technology researchers and illustrate its use through…

Antonenko, Pavlo D.; Toy, Serkan; Niederhauser, Dale S.

2012-01-01

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Technology Builds Global Acceptance among African Students.  

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This paper describes how a new university, African Nazarene University (ANU) in Kenya, used various means, including computer technology, for implementing learning goals for students from a wide variety of African countries and tribes. The paper stresses that the school, which opened in 1994 with 65 students, emphasized tolerance of differences…

John, Martha Tyler; John, Floyd Idwal

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Lasers. Technology Learning Activity. Teacher Edition. Technology Education Series.  

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This document contains the materials required for presenting an 8-day competency-based technology learning activity (TLA) designed to introduce students in grades 6-10 to advances and career opportunities in the field of laser technology. The guide uses a series of hands-on exploratory experiences into which activities to help students develop…

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Exploring student engagement and transfer in technology mediated environments  

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Exploring student engagement and transfer of mechanistic reasoning skills in computer-supported learning environments by SUPARNA SINHA Dissertation Director: Cindy Hmelo-Silver Computer-supported environments designed on learning science principles aim to provide a rich learning experience for students. Students are given opportunities to collaborate, model their understanding, have access to real-time data and engage in hypotheses testing to solve authentic problems. That is to say that affordances of technologies make it possible for students to engage in mechanistic reasoning, a complex inquiry-oriented practice (Machamer, Craver & Darden, 2000; Russ et al., 2008). However, we have limited understanding of the quality of engagement fostered in these contexts. This calls for close observations of the activity systems that the students participate in. The situative perspective focuses on analyzing interactions of individuals (students) with other people, tools and materials within activity systems (Greeno, 2006). Importantly, as the central goal of education is to provide learning experiences that are useful beyond the specific conditions of initial learning, analysis of such interactions sheds light on key experiences that lead to transfer of mechanistic reasoning skills. This is made possible, as computer-supported contexts are activity systems that bring forth trends in students' engagement. From a curriculum design perspective, observing student engagement can be a useful tool to identify features of interactions (with technological tools, peers, curriculum materials) that lead to successful learning. Therefore, the purpose of the present studies is to explore the extent to which technological affordances influence students' engagement and subsequent transfer of reasoning skills. Specifically, the goal of this research is to address the following research questions: How do learners generalize understanding of mechanistic reasoning in computer-supported learning environments?, What kinds of engagement with technological tools are needed to facilitate high quality conceptual understanding of the problem?, and How does engagement with technological affordances influence transfer of mechanistic reasoning skills?

Sinha, Suparna

 
 
 
 
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Borderless STEM education: A study of both American students and foreign students  

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This study explores the current status of borderless education in STEM through surveys of two populations of STEM students: American students who studied abroad and foreign students who were studying in the U.S. It was undertaken in response to the U.S. government's desires to strengthen STEM education and to develop American students' global competencies. The purpose was to understand how international experiences can be enhanced in order to increase American STEM students' interest in study abroad programs and in earning advanced STEM degrees and to understand how to attract more foreign STEM students to study in the United States. Issues of particular focus were: the impacts of gender, race/ethnicity, and nationality on STEM students' motivation to participate in, and responses to study abroad programs, and the value of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in borderless STEM education. Several different forms of multivariate analyses were performed on data from surveys at seven public and private colleges and universities in the Southern California area. The results indicated that among American students, greater value was placed on social and cultural experiences gained through studying abroad. In contrast, among foreign students greater value was placed on enhancement of their academic and professional development opportunities. American students whose study abroad included research experiences had a greater interest in international research and teaching in the future. Foreign graduate students majoring in computer science, engineering and biology are the most likely to seek opportunities to study and work in the US. Finally, ICTs were valued by American students as platforms for social interactions and by foreign students for facilitating professional networks. The analyses lead to several recommendations, including: STEM faculty should be made aware of the critical importance of their advising and mentoring in motivating students to choose to study abroad and, minority students gain more confidence about working in STEM fields and seeking advanced STEM degrees as a result of studying abroad.

Komura, Kiriko

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Effect of Educational Computer Games on Student Creativity  

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Full Text Available At present age, students to cope with the amazing developments of third millennium, should improve their critical thinking and creative skills to make good decisions and solve society complex problems present era is the era of computers and technology which are result of human creativity. Video games are sample of human innovations that are full of new samples with day by day increasing popularity. Because of its great appeal for many people, many social sciences, education, psychology and other researchers are attracted. Also this study goal is investigation of the impact of educational computer games on students' creativity to measure their creativity. The research has 4 hypothesises. In order to test hypothesis, paired comparison test and SPSS 16 software were used. Data analysis results using educational computer games lead to increase in dimension of originality, fluidity and flexibility of students’ creativity but not in extension dimension.

Fatemeh Habibian Naeini

2012-12-01

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Evaluation of Student Outcomes in Materials Science and Technology  

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This paper specifies 14 benchmarks and exit standards for the introduction of Materials Science and Technology in a secondary school education. Included is the standard that students should be able to name an example of each category of technological materials including metals, glass/ceramics, polymers (plastics) and composites. Students should know that each type of solid material has specific properties that can be measured. Students will learn that all solid materials have either a long range crystalline structure or a short range amorphous structure (i.e., glassy). They should learn the choice of materials for a particular application depends on the properties of the material, and the properties of the material depends on its crystal structure and microstructure. The microstructure may be modified by the methods by which the material is processed; students should explain this by the example of sintering a ceramic body to reduce its porosity and increase its densification and strength. Students will receive exposure to the world of work, post secondary educational opportunities, and in general a learning that will lead to a technologically literate intelligent citizen.

Piippo, Steven

1996-01-01

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Women Technology Leaders: Gender Issues in Higher Education Information Technology  

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Women working in higher education information technology (IT) organizations and those seeking leadership positions in these organizations face a double challenge in overcoming the traditionally male-dominated environments of higher education and IT. Three women higher education chief information officers (CIOs) provided their perspectives,…

Drury, Marilyn

2011-01-01

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Technology and Technique: An Educational Perspective  

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Today, technology is developing very fast around the world. This technological development (hardware and software) affects our life. There is a relationship among technology, society, culture, organization, machines, technical operation, and technical phenomenon. Educators should know this relationship because technology begins to affect teaching…

Isman, Aytekin

2012-01-01

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Teacher Education Students' Preconceptions of Teaching.  

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Results are reported from a study in which 113 teacher education students and 131 inservice teachers were surveyed regarding their conceptions about teaching. Descriptions of good teaching by both groups emphasized interpersonal/affective variables. Students tended to engage in unrealistic optimism about future teaching performance. (IAH)

Weinstein, Carol S.

1989-01-01

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Information Source Preferences of Education Graduate Students  

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In recent decades the literature dealing with graduate students and library use, including bibliographic instruction, information-seeking behavior, and information literacy has grown. However, there still appears to be a lack of research and resources available on the information-seeking behavior skills of graduate education students, which can…

Earp, Vanessa J.

2008-01-01

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FORMS OF STUDENTS INTERACTION IN COMPUTER-MEDIATED EDUCATION  

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Full Text Available One of the most important questions in computerization and Informatization of education are computer-mediated communication between students and teachers. At the present time such communication is considered as a dynamic process with a wide spectrum of strategies and technologies. Interaction is not limited to text-based dialogue with computer or Web sites. Mentoring between teacher-student and student-student are represent new promising aspects of examination of computer-mediated communication. The purpose of this chapter is summarize four different types of interaction in computer-mediated communication: learner-content, instructor-learner, learner-learner, and learner-interface. In the process of work of the used methods of empirical knowledge: theoretical analysis, inductive and deductive methods, theoretical methods, study of literature, etc. The results can be used for organization of distance learning, online learning, massive online open courses, in design of open educational resources.

Zolotykhin Sergey Alexsandrovich

2013-05-01

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Technology of forming a positive attitude to physical training students of special medical group  

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Full Text Available Defined effective technology stages of forming a positive attitude towards physical education of students in special medical groups, stimulate motivation, epistemologically, informative, content-procedural, analytical and adjustment. For each stage technology offered special tools: lectures, seminars, analysis articles, mini conference on improving technique, racing games, mini-competitions, diagnostic interviews, questionnaires, analysis of log data on attendance. Selected criteria forming positive attitudes towards physical education: theoretical and practical, formed groups for research: experimental and control, analyzed results introduction of technology, efficiency of the proposed technology and means forming a positive attitude towards physical education students in special medical groups.

Mukhamediarov N.N.

2013-04-01

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Developing Quality Physical Education through Student Assessments  

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The National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) is committed to providing teachers with the support and guiding principles for implementing valid assessments. Its goal is for physical educators to utilize PE Metrics to measure student learning based on the national standards. The first PE Metrics text provides teachers with…

Fisette, Jennifer L.; Placek, Judith H.; Avery, Marybell; Dyson, Ben; Fox, Connie; Franck, Marian; Graber, Kim; Rink, Judith; Zhu, Weimo

2009-01-01

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Legal Issues in Educating Students with Disabilities  

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Since the passing of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, public and private schools have had to adapt the ways in which they provide education and services to their students and communities. It is essential for school public relations professionals to be…

Fowler, Gerard A.; Rainey, Amanda L.

2007-01-01

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Revisiting Metaphors for Education: A Student's Perspective  

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This study examines metaphors about learning produced by a group of eighteen students at a big public university in Malaysia. The learner perspective is placed within a wider discourse on education in order to explore whether the images employed by the learners to describe their learning reflect the dominant conception of education as…

Nikitina, Larisa; Furuoka, Fumitaka

2011-01-01

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How Do Education Students Learn Physics?  

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Research in physics education has identified students' attitudes and beliefs that contribute to higher gains in learning. The study investigated the extent of change in education majors' attitudes, beliefs and cognitive expectations after going through an introductory physics course. Using the MPEX (Maryland Physics Expectations) Survey and the…

Mistades, Voltaire Mallari

2011-01-01

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Educating Students with Learning Disabilities in Taiwan  

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In East Asia, Taiwan is one of only a few countries that has a clear definition of learning disabilities (LD) as well as operational criteria for the identification of LD. In Taiwan, special education services for students with LD are mandated in the Special Education Act of 1984. According to the official statistics from the Taiwanese Special…

Hsiao, Yun-Ju

2011-01-01

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The Educational Strategies of Rural School Students  

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Over the past two decades, Russia has been characterized by a demographic slump, a drastic decline in the number of school students, and, accordingly, a shrinkage of the system of education. The magnitude of shrinkage in rural areas is not 5-10 percent, something education could adapt to, but is about 30 percent, which requires systemic changes.…

Abankina, T. V.; Krasilova, A. N.; Iastrebov, G. A.

2012-01-01

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Developing Musical Creativity: Student and Teacher Perceptions of a High School Music Technology Curriculum  

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Music technology classes designed to use the latest in music software to develop music compositional skills within high school students are becoming more prominent in K-12 education. The purpose of this case study was to describe the development of creativity in high school students through their participation in a music technology course at one…

Nielsen, Lance D.

2013-01-01

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What is technology? A study of fifth and eighth grade student ideas about the Nature of Technology  

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Most, if not all, standards for science and technology education and curriculum indicate that knowledge of the Nature of Technology is an educational goal, yet the literature lacks an established definition for the Nature of Technology. Additionally, the research on student ideas about the Nature of Technology is insufficient. After reviewing the literature on science and technology education, the philosophy of technology, and the history of technology, this study presents an internally consistent definition for the Nature of Technology. This definition illustrates how the Nature of Technology includes five dimensions: Technology as Artifacts; Technology as a Creation Process; Technology as a Human Practice; The History of Technology; and The Current Role of Technology. Using an interview protocol developed for this study, a small group of 5th and 8th grade students were interviewed to ascertain their ideas about the Nature of Technology. The results indicate that there are a variety of ideas present in the thinking of young people. All of the participants expressed one of two ideas about technological artifacts: technological artifacts are electronic or technological artifacts are invented. All of the participants identified particular skills needed to invent technological artifacts; some of the participants included mobility and concluded that disabled people cannot be inventors. Despite their experiences with technological artifacts (including educational technology tools), a few of the participants were uncertain whether they would identify themselves as technological. More than half of the participants did not believe older artifacts can still be considered technology. Most of the participants were apprehensive about our technological future; the main issue expressed by the participants was the environment. Other than environmental concerns, most of the participants were unable to identify global issues regarding technological use and development. Overall, these findings increase our knowledge of the ideas young people have about the Nature of Technology, which can inform future research on teaching and learning about science and technology.

Digironimo, Nicole

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A New Vision for Chemistry Education Students: Environmental Education  

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The present study aimed to determine level of pre-service chemistry teachers' environmental literacy and their perceptions on environmental education. This study was realized during the fall semester of 2006-2007 academic year with the participation of 60 students enrolled in five-year chemistry teacher education program. The data collected by…

Teksoz, Gaye; Sahin, Elvan; Ertepinar, Hamide

2010-01-01

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Community Colleges in the Information Age: Gains Associated with Students' Use of Computer Technology  

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Computer literacy is increasingly important in higher education, and many educational technology experts propose a more prominent integration of technology into pedagogy. Empirical evidence is needed to support these theories. This study examined community college students planning to transfer to 4-year universities and estimated the relationship…

Anderson, Bodi; Horn, Robert

2012-01-01

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Reading, Writing, and Assistive Technology: An Integrated Developmental Curriculum for College Students  

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The recent emergence of assistive technology encourages researchers and educators to explore its possible benefits for students who lack the reading and writing skills necessary for success in higher education. Assistive technologies include text-to-speech software, word-processing programs, voice-recognition software, and software for organizing…

Engstrom, Ellen Urquhart

2005-01-01

 
 
 
 
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The Efficacy of Assistive Technology on Reading Comprehension for Postsecondary Students with Learning Disabilities  

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Despite the large increase of students with learning disabilities (LD) entering postsecondary institutions and the legislative emphasis on providing students with disabilities equal access to education, we have yet to develop comprehensive planning of accommodations for postsecondary students with LD in regard to assistive technology (AT). The…

Floyd, Kim K.; Judge, Sharon L.

2012-01-01

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Technology: Student Animation Projects: An Avenue to Promote Creativity and Learning  

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Using readily available technology, students of all ages can easily create impressive animated products. Animation allows educators to capitalize on the natural desire that students of all ages hold to tell stories and share their understanding of the world. In the course of planning their animations, students conduct research on topics, organize…

Siegle, Del

2014-01-01

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Engineering Outreach: A Successful Initiative with Gifted Students in Science and Technology in Hong Kong  

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The primary goal of engineering outreach is to attract prospective students to engineering education and the engineering profession. Gifted students, especially those identified as possessing unusually high abilities in science and technology, are especially promising students to attract to careers in engineering. It is critical to cultivate these…

Chan, Yuen-Yan; Hui, Diane; Dickinson, Anthony R.; Chu, Dennis; Cheng, David Ki-Wai; Cheung, Edward; Ki, Wing-Hung; Lau, Wing-Hong; Wong, Jasper; Lo, Edward W. C.; Luk, Kwai-Man

2010-01-01

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ON QUALITY OF EDUCATION REALIZED THROUGH TECHNOLOGY  

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Full Text Available Quality is a concept which resonates in all areas of our life including the education system. Putting the emphasis on education and implementation of quality standards in a field of education is the way which would lead to success of our educational institutions. It is up to all participants in education to set the processes and system so that they fulfil the standard quality criteria which could also be applicable to education. Innovations in education as well as the innovations in a form of new technologies application undoubtedly contribute to the quality. Alternative or more precisely supporting education through technologies (internet in particular, known as e-learning, must be as well as the traditional education, if not more, subjected to quality criteria. This article deals with an application of standard quality criteria and their application to e-learning.

Burgerová Jana

2013-06-01

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New Capabilities for Cyber Charter School Leadership: An Emerging Imperative for Integrating Educational Technology and Educational Leadership Knowledge  

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Cyber charter schools (CCS) and cyber schools may soon become the most "disruptive innovation" in the education system (Christensen, Horn & Johnson, 2008) so the author urges educational technologists to take up the imperative to develop new administration knowledge among the students along with educational technology skills to support future…

Kowch, Eugene

2009-01-01

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An Appraisal of Educational Technology Usage in Secondary Schools in Ondo State (Nigeria  

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Full Text Available This study examined and appraised the use of Educational Technology in secondary schools in Ondo State South West, Nigeria. The study investigated the level of availability of Educational Technology facilities in schools, attitude of teachers toward educational technology, the perceived benefits of using Educational Technology, the problems facing the use of Educational Technology in secondary schools and Application of Educational Technology in schools by teachers. The descriptive survey design was used for the study. The population consisted of all the teachers and principals of the secondary schools in Ondo State. The sample consists of 400 teachers and 40 principals randomly selected from the secondary schools in Ondo State. A self designed questionnaire tagged Educational Technology and Secondary Schools (ETSS was used to collect the data for the study. Data collected for the study were analyzed using frequency count, percentage scores, mean and charts. The study revealed that Educational Technology facilities were lacking in schools and teachers and students were to a little extent exposed to the use of Educational Technology. Moreover, the study revealed the perceived benefits of using Educational Technology in schools which include making teaching-learning interesting; helping the distance learning program; Educational technology provide for individual differences; Educational technology makes teaching efficient and effective. However, despite these perceived benefits, the study also revealed some of the challenges facing Educational technology in secondary schools as: Epileptic supply of electricity: misconception of right concept of educational technology; Shortage of specialist in educational technology; inadequate facilities to support full application of educational technology and lack of fund. It was therefore recommended that government should increase the funding of the education sector. There should also be periodic training for teachers on educational technology skills acquisition.

Olufemi Victor ADEOLUWA

2013-03-01

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Quality of Engineering Education Project: The Use of Educational Technology.  

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Presents a preliminary report of the Quality of Engineering Education Project Task Force on the Use of Educational Technology. Reviews major issues and proposes nine goals: also offers actions that should be taken by engineering faculty, university administration, technology vendors, accreditation and professional societies, governments, and…

Jones, Russel C.

1985-01-01

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Student Access to and Skills in Using Technology in an Open and Distance Learning Context  

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Amidst the different challenges facing higher education, and particularly distance education (DE) and open distance learning (ODL), access to information and communication technology (ICT) and students' abilities to use ICTs are highly contested issues in the South African higher education landscape. While there are various opinions about the…

Liebenberg, Hanlie; Chetty, Yuraisha; Prinsloo, Paul

2012-01-01

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INTERACTIVE MEDIA PATH IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY  

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Full Text Available The age of information technology has presented to education a wide range of instructional media and materials. These media and materials are, in fact, tools of educational technology, which aims at solving problems of teaching and learning Hardware and software are two structural components of this technology and INTERACTIVE MEDIA is an important aspect related to them. Education as a system has some objective planned for the process and for the realization of which a variety of strategies, techniques and aids have been designed and devised b y educational technologists. INTERACTIVE MEDIA approach is one such innovation that is aimed at improving teaching-learning process.

Basavaraj S. Mammani

2014-06-01

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USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN OUR MUSIC EDUCATION  

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Full Text Available Music technology encompasses all forms of technology involved with the musical arts, particularly the use of electronic devices and computer software to facilitate playback, recording, composing, storing etc. Electronic aids to music education have been a major component of the Western pedagogic process for many years. However the application of high technology has only recently begun in India. Today there is an environment which is ripe for the spread of electronics into the field of music and music education. Applications as diverse as desktop publishing, electronically assisted education (audio/video cassettes, radio, TV programs and a host of electronic gadgets have already entered the educational process.

Gopikrishna. K. G.

2014-09-01

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Game-like Technology Innovation Education  

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  The aim of this paper is to discuss the first results and methodological challenges and perspectives of designing game-inspired scenarios for implementation of innovation processes into schools' science education. This paper comprises and report on a case study of a game-inspired innovation scenario designed for technology education in grades 7 - 9 in Danish schools. In the paper, methodological challenges of doing design-based research into technology innovation education are discussed. The preliminary results from the first studies of a game-inspired technology innovation camp are also presented, along with discussions of the future of development of these educational spaces.

Magnussen, Rikke

2011-01-01

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Global Educational Goals, Technology, and Information Literacy in Higher Education  

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Three interconnected aspects of higher education and information literacy are essential. The first is global educational goals and the place of information literacy within those goals. The second is new research on higher education effectiveness and the role of information literacy for successful learning. The third is the role technology plays in…

Snavely, Loanne

2008-01-01

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The influence of interactive technology on student performance in an Oklahoma secondary Biology I program  

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Over the last decade growth in technologies available to teach students and enhance curriculum has become an important consideration in the educational system. The profile of today's secondary students have also been found to be quite different than those of the past. Their learning styles and preferences are issues that should be addressed by educators. With the growth and availability of new technologies students are increasingly expecting to use these as learning tools in their classrooms. This study investigates how interactive technology may impact student performance. This study specifically focuses on the use of the Apple Ipad in 4 Biology I classrooms. This study used an experimental mixed method design to examine how using Ipads for learning impacted student achievement, motivation to learn, and learning strategies. Qualitatively the study examined observed student behaviors and student perceptions regarding the use of interactive technologies. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-tests, 2-way ANOVAs, and qualitative analysis. Quantitatively the results revealed no significant difference between students who used the interactive technology to learn and those who did not. Qualitative data revealed behaviors indicative of being highly engaged with the subject matter and the development of critical thinking skills which may improve student performance. Student perceptions also revealed overall positive experiences with using interactive technology in the classroom. It is recommended that further studies be done to look at using interactive technologies for a longer period of time using multiple subjects areas. This would provide a more in-depth exploration of interactive technologies on student achievement.

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An Introduction to Biometrics Technology: Its Place in Technology Education  

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The increased utilization of biometrics technology in the past few years has contributed to a strong growth pattern as the technology is used in a variety of facilities, including schools. Due to media exposure, students' familiarity with technology will continue to increase proportionately, which will result in an increased curiosity about…

Elliott, Stephen J.; Peters, Jerry L.; Rishel, Teresa J.

2004-01-01

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What Is Technology Education? A Review of the "Official Curriculum"  

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Technology education, not to be confused with educational technology, has an "official curriculum." This article explores this "official curriculum" and answers the following questions; what are the goals of technology education, what should technology education look like in classrooms, and why technology education is important. This article…

Brown, Ryan A.; Brown, Joshua W.

2010-01-01

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The Technological Dimension of Educational Technology in Europe  

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This article describes some of the main technological trends and issues of the European landscape of research and innovation in educational technology. Although several innovative technologies (tools, architectures, platforms, or approaches) emerge, such as intelligent support to personalization, collaboration or adaptation in mobile, game-based,…

Dimitriadis, Yannis

2012-01-01

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Engaging Students with the Nature of Science and the Nature of Technology by Modeling the Work of Scientists  

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Just as science education is too often limited to the acquisition of facts, technology education is too often limited to proficient use of technology. Neither of these goals fully realize a robust definition of science and technology literacy. To achieve greater science and technology literacy, students must understand the natures of both science…

Kruse, Jerrid W.; Wilcox, Jesse L.

2013-01-01

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Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)  

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... REQUIREMENTS General Information Program Title: Information Technology Experiences for Students and ... and use information technologies within the context of science, technology, engineering, and ...

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Practice Meets Theory in Technology Education: A Case of Authentic Learning in the High School Setting  

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Recent reports (Premier's Council, 1988, 1990) emphasizing the low level of science and technology literacy among Canadians imply that schools have not responded to the challenges before them. However, pioneering and apparently successful programs in technology education are being offered currently in some secondary schools in the province of Ontario. These programs support learning about technological problems that involves, among other things, inter-disciplinary approaches to curriculum and the active involvement of both students in their learning and community partners who provide real world design experiences for students. These features comprise the core of a recently revised curriculum guideline for secondary school technology education entitled Broad-based Technological Education: Grades 10, 11, and 12 (Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, 1995b). Before 1989 the study of technology in Ontario schools occurred only in grades 9 to 13 through Technological Studies courses. About 75 distinct technology specializations existed. Since 1989, increased dialogue about the need for students to study technology from kindergarten to secondary school graduation has led to the development of a continuum of technology education (Hill & Salter, 1991). Today, technology education is part of all elementary school childrens education (Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, 1995a), after which it becomes an elective in secondary school as Broad-based Technological Education Programs (Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, 1995b). These latter technology programs represent a move from the earlier specializations approach to seven comprehensive technology clusters: (a) Communication Technology, (b) Construction Technology, (c) Technological Design, (d) Hospitality Services, (e) Manufacturing Technology, (f) Personal Care, and (g) Transportation Technology. Target Audience: High School Faculty/Administrators

Hill, Ann M.; Smith, Howard A.

2009-10-26

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The HiSPARC Project; Science, Technology and Education  

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HiSPARC is a project where high school teachers and students work together to study cosmic rays. The combination of hands-on experience and truly participating in a scientific collaboration opens the eyes of many high-school students for the scientific and technological world surrounding us. In this way HiSPARC helps to achieve the targets set in Lisbon 2000 to increase the number of students completing a scientific or technical study, in 2010 by 15%. This paper gives an overview of the project with the emphasis on its implementation in the Dutch educational system.

Colle, J.; Lascaris, E.; Tánczos, I.

2007-11-01

 
 
 
 
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Technology Supported Cognitive Apprenticeship Transforms the Student Teaching Field Experience: Improving the Student Teaching Field Experience for All Triad Members  

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Despite issues of fragmentation, isolation, and disconnection from the university associated with the student teaching field experience, the field experience plays a critical role in teacher education. In this article, the authors provide an overview of eSupervision, a technology-based innovation to improve the student teaching field experience by…

Alger, Christianna; Kopcha, Theodore J.

2011-01-01

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Inclusive Education for Students with Intellectual Disability  

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Full Text Available This paper traces briefly the evolution of Inclusive Education for students with special education needs (SEN and discusses some significant challenges in its implementation. While the aim of Inclusive Education is to include all children with SEN in mainstream schools, there are many challenges that have to be overcome for their education to be meaningful. This paper focuses primarily on the inclusion of students with intellectual disability, since they are likely to be the largest number with special education needs in ‘inclusive’ schools. It offers the outline of a curriculum that may be derived from the mainstream one in use, and suggests a model that emphasises the replacement of age / grade placement, as is the present practice, with experience and maturity underpinning learning in persons with intellectual disability. The proposed model needs, of course, to be field-tested.doi 10.5463/DCID.v23i2.111

Janaki Balakrishnan

2012-08-01

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Teacher and Student Perceptions about Technology Use in an Elementary School in Ankara  

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Full Text Available In the present study, the perceptions of two important stakeholder groups (teachers andstudents were examined at the same time to have an insight about the current state of technology usein an elementary school in Ankara. The participants of this study included 35 elementary school teachers and 81 students, and the data were collected through two different questionnaires for teachers and students. The results of the study indicated that both teachers and students have positive perceptions about the value of technologies in educational settings. Teachers’ most frequently used technologies were computer and internet and they used these technologies mostly for class preparation activities. A majority of teachers have low competency levels for computer use and the most important barrier to their technology use was their lack of technology related knowledge and skills. Looking from both teachers’ and students’ perspectives, the results of this study would provide valuable insights about how to improve technology integration process in educational settings.

Feride Karaca

2011-11-01

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Development of Science and Mathematics Education System Including Teaching Experience of Students in Local Area  

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New reformation project on engineering education, which is supported from 2005 to 2008FY by Support Program for Contemporary Educational Needs of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, started in Kyushu Institute of Technology. In this project, teaching experience of students is introduced into the curriculum of Faculty of Engineering. In the curriculum students try to prepare teaching materials and to teach local school pupils with them by themselves. Teaching experience is remarkably effective for them to strengthen their self-dependence and learning motivation. Science Education Center, Science Laboratory and Super Teachers College were also organized to promote the area cooperation on the education of science and mathematics.

Kage, Hiroyuki

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Technological Developments in Networking, Education and Automation  

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Elleithy, Khaled; Iskander, Magued; Kapila, Vikram; Karim, Mohammad A; Mahmood, Ausif

2010-01-01

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Students education and training for Slovak NPP  

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Slovak University of Technology is the largest and also the oldest university of technology in Slovakia. It is certain that more than 50% of the highly-educated technicians who are currently working in the nuclear industry have graduated from this university. The Department of Nuclear Physics and Technology of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology as one of the seven faculties of this University feels the responsibility to impart proper engineering education and training for Slovak NPP operating staff. The education process is realised via undergraduate (BSc), graduate (MSc) and postgraduate (PhD) study as well as via specialised training courses within the framework of a continuous education system. (author)

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Optimization of physical education and sports of students with disabilities throughout the entire period of study at the university  

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Full Text Available Considered personal and proactive approach to physical education students with different nosologies and ensure close connection processes of personal training and physical development. In the experiment involved 644 students, with 2 and 3 of disability. The level of physical performance determined using the indexes. Identified organizational and methodological priorities of physical education and sports of students. Using the model of physical education allows full integration into the student environment. Students feel more comfortable. Students changing attitude toward themselves, manifested in the appropriate perception, finding camouflage disabilities struggle with her self-presentation. The effectiveness of didactic technology of physical education of students with disabilities in the pedagogical process.

Adyrkhaev S.G.

2013-12-01

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Strategy for Nuclear Technology Education at Uppsala University  

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After the TMI accident 1979, and later the Tjernobyl accident, the future of nuclear power was vividly debated in Sweden. The negative public opinion governed a number of political decisions that marked an ambition to out-phase nuclear power prior to 2010. Due to this, the student's interest in nuclear technology ceased and together with the fact that public funding to nuclear technology was withdrawn, academic research and education within the field were effectively dismounted. In the beginning of 1990 it became clear to the society that nuclear power could not easily be closed down and the issue of the future competence supply to the nuclear industry was initiated. In the mid-nineties the situation became acute due to the fact that personnel in the nuclear industry started to retire in an increasing pace necessitating measures to be taken in order to secure the future operation of the nuclear power plants. In the year 2000, the Swedish nuclear power plants, Westinghouse Electric Sweden and the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority embarked a project together with the three major universities in the field, Uppsala University, The Royal Institute of Technology and Chalmers University of Technology. The aim of this project was to define a financial platform for reconstructing the Swedish research and education in nuclear technology. The project, named the Swedish Centre for Nuclear Technology (SKC), has during a decade been the major financier to nuclear technology research and education. Using funding from SKC, Uppsala University formulated a strategy along two tracks: 1) Instead of creating ambitious master programs in nuclear technology, the already existing engineering programs in a wide range of fields were utilized to expose as many students as possible to nuclear technology. 2) A program was initiated together with the nuclear industry aiming at educating newly employed personnel. The result is encouraging; starting from essentially zero, typically 100 undergraduate students follows at least one nuclear technology course each year and about 25 students conduct their Diploma work within nuclear technology annually. Meanwhile about 150 persons from the nuclear industry follow the 'industrial' courses and an increasing amount of undergraduate students chose to follow also these courses. The volume goal has now been reached and the next step is to launch a Bachelor program in nuclear technology during second part of 2010. (author)

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Using Handheld Technologies for Student Support: A Model  

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Full Text Available This paper summarizes my EdD research, which used an action research approach at The Open University to discover the potential role of mobile technologies as a means of student support in distance education. Tutors produced their own mobile-accessible materials to suit and support their students (including the use of SMS texting, for course-specific knowledge and more general study issues. Increasingly the OU is developing mobile access options and the use of web 2.0 tools is growing within specific courses.SMS texting and the rich media available for mobile learning have proved to be useful and engaging to students. Interestingly, students gave importance to the affective aspects that were bound up with the practical uses of these technologies. Distance institutions work hard to overcome any feelings of isolation inherent in the distance learning process, by providing personal and online communication options: my research showed that students felt that they became more involved with the tutor, tutor group, or general student community, and for some students perhaps mobile access could lead to an increase in motivation and self-confidence and thus improve the likelihood of course completion.I describe a composite model of mobile student support: practical options to support students with their scheduling, in communicating with the institution and each other, in accessing services and resources, in their skills development, and to enhance their perceived connection with the institution. Web 2.0 options can extend the reach to our distance students and encourage students to share advice and ideas.

Jane Lunsford

2010-04-01

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Online cultural competency education for millennial dental students.  

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Teaching cultural competence is now an educational requirement for U.S. dental curricula to meet 2013 accreditation standards. The question now is, given time restrictions, limited resources, and budget constraints faced by the majority of dental schools, how can they provide effective cultural competency education to prepare future dental professionals? An additional concern regarding instruction is the recent focus on techniques to engage Millennial learners since this generation is characterized as technologically savvy with a preference for multimedia and general dislike of traditional lectures. With these issues in mind, Georgia Regents University developed Healthy Perspectives, an online, interactive course in cultural competence designed to engage Millennial students. Both before and after the course, the students were asked to complete a modified version of the Clinical Cultural Competency Questionnaire. Of the eighty-eight students in the course (eighty-one first-year dental students and seven entering radiology students), seventy-one completed the questionnaire both before and after the course, for an 81 percent response rate. Seventy-five students also completed the course evaluation. The pre and post questionnaires showed statistically significant gains for students across the four primary areas of self-awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and skills. Student evaluations of the course were generally positive, particularly regarding content, but somewhat surprisingly their assessment of the interactive components (which were designed to meet generational expectations) was ambivalent. PMID:24882772

Evans, Lorraine; Hanes, Philip J

2014-06-01

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Astrobiology Undergraduate Education: Students' Knowledge and Perceptions of the Field  

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With the field of astrobiology continually evolving, it has become increasingly important to develop and maintain an educational infrastructure for the next generation of astrobiologists. In addition to developing more courses and programs for students, it is essential to monitor the learning experiences and progress of students taking these astrobiology courses. At the University of Florida, a new pilot course in astrobiology was developed that targeted undergraduate students with a wide range of scientific backgrounds. Pre- and post-course surveys along with knowledge assessments were used to evaluate the students' perceived and actual learning experiences. The class incorporated a hybrid teaching platform that included traditional in-person and distance learning technologies. Results indicate that undergraduate students have little prior knowledge of key astrobiology concepts; however, post-course testing demonstrated significant improvements in the students' comprehension of astrobiology. Improvements were not limited to astrobiology knowledge. Assessments revealed that students developed confidence in science writing as well as reading and understanding astrobiology primary literature. Overall, student knowledge of and attitudes toward astrobiological research dramatically increased during this course, which demonstrates the ongoing need for additional astrobiology education programs as well as periodic evaluations of those programs currently underway. Together, these approaches serve to improve the overall learning experiences and perceptions of future astrobiology researchers.

Foster, Jamie S.; Drew, Jennifer C.

2009-04-01

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Astrobiology undergraduate education: students' knowledge and perceptions of the field.  

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With the field of astrobiology continually evolving, it has become increasingly important to develop and maintain an educational infrastructure for the next generation of astrobiologists. In addition to developing more courses and programs for students, it is essential to monitor the learning experiences and progress of students taking these astrobiology courses. At the University of Florida, a new pilot course in astrobiology was developed that targeted undergraduate students with a wide range of scientific backgrounds. Pre- and post-course surveys along with knowledge assessments were used to evaluate the students' perceived and actual learning experiences. The class incorporated a hybrid teaching platform that included traditional in-person and distance learning technologies. Results indicate that undergraduate students have little prior knowledge of key astrobiology concepts; however, post-course testing demonstrated significant improvements in the students' comprehension of astrobiology. Improvements were not limited to astrobiology knowledge. Assessments revealed that students developed confidence in science writing as well as reading and understanding astrobiology primary literature. Overall, student knowledge of and attitudes toward astrobiological research dramatically increased during this course, which demonstrates the ongoing need for additional astrobiology education programs as well as periodic evaluations of those programs currently underway. Together, these approaches serve to improve the overall learning experiences and perceptions of future astrobiology researchers. PMID:19355819

Foster, Jamie S; Drew, Jennifer C

2009-04-01

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The use of information technology in large animal veterinary education.  

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To facilitate large animal veterinary education, information technology has to connect the classroom to the farm. Technology needs to be portable, durable, and cost-effective. Dairy production medicine was one of the first areas in veterinary medicine to use computers to manage large sets of milk production-related data. Now equine practice has embraced technology in almost every diagnostic imaging methodology. The personal desktop assistant (PDA) has allowed students to take large volumes of information with them during clinical rotations. The technology is advancing so quickly that it is difficult to keep up with new software and hardware developments, let alone purchase the most current versions. This article reviews information technology as it is used in large animal practice and, consequently, in large animal veterinary education. PMID:14976617

Dascanio, John J

2003-01-01

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Twenty Ways to Assess Students Using Technology  

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To ensure students are fully engaged in the learning process, educators must explore every available path for assessment. This article provides a list of ideas and programs/websites that can be used in any combination for formative and summative assessments. (Contains 5 figures.)

Aronin, Sara; O'Neal, Michael

2011-01-01

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Using Self-Efficacy to Assess the Readiness of Nursing Educators and Students for Mobile Learning  

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The purpose of this study was to assess the self-efficacy of nursing faculty and students related to their potential use of mobile technology and to ask what implications this technology has for their teaching and learning in practice education contexts. We used a cross-sectional survey design involving students and faculty in two nursing…

Kenny, Richard F.; Van Neste-Kenny, Jocelyne M. C.; Burton, Pamela A.; Park, Caroline L.; Qayyum, Adnan

2012-01-01

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Chinese EFL Students’ Perspectives on the Integration of Technology  

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Full Text Available This study explores the centrality of the technology integration to Chinese EFL students' experiences in College English instruction. Students involved in this qualitative and quantitative study described the effectiveness of Web-based instructional environments (WBIEs facilitated by the WebNing course management systems. Sources that were used for data analysis include online survey and oral interviews. The study demonstrates that students perceive the advantages of using Web-based instruction (WBI. They feel that the WBI greatly enhances their experiences by (1 developing their writing skills through online essay, (2 improving their communication skills through online discussion and (3 providing greater learner autonomy. Besides, Web-based learning empowers students to be actively involved in the learning process and to be responsible for their own learning. The findings of this study provide a useful reference point for those educators contemplating the implementation of a web-based instruction.

Ming Zhu

2009-08-01

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Medical education in Maharashtra: The student perspective  

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Full Text Available Background: There is hardly any structured study reporting the perspective of medical students, with regard to the medical education system in Maharashtra, which is facing challenges. Aim: A perception study of students was conducted to explore the situation, challenges, and consequent solutions of medical education in Maharashtra. Settings and Design: A descriptive perception study. Materials and Methods: A structured questionnaire was e-mailed to 92 students, and interviews with seven key-informants comprising of faculty, administrators, and policy makers were conducted, to gather qualitative insights. Results: Thirty-seven student replies were received and analyzed. The satisfaction level of student respondents for various factors was as follows: infrastructure 18/37 (48.6%, quality of teaching 14/37 (37.8%, patient population 22/37 (59.5%, and administration 8/37 (21.6%. Ninety-two percent (34/37 of the students stated that the fundamental problem was the inability of the system to attract good, quality teachers. The reasons stated were low salaries, low level of job satisfaction, high level of bureaucracy, and high work load. Conclusions: The medical education system in Maharashtra is viewed as being stagnant. The respondents emphasized an urgent need for educational reforms, which should include better compensation for teachers, sharing of facilities between government and private medical colleges, and improved efficiency of the Medical Council of India. In the long run a public-private mix with sharing of resources may be a plausible solution.

Hira R

2009-01-01

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Utilizing Job Camera Technology in Construction Education  

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One of the toughest hurdles to overcome in construction education is the varying levels of construction field experience among undergraduate students. Although an internship is a common construction management requirement, it is often completed after students complete classes in planning and scheduling. This poses a challenge for the modern…

Bruce, Richard D.; McCandless, David W.; Berryman, Chuck W.; Strong, Shawn D.

2008-01-01

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The Impact of Integration of Instructional Systems Technology into Research and Educational Technology  

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Full Text Available This paper aims at presenting a review about instructional system technology integration in educational literature. Transitional periods of educational technology are discussed and principles of integration of instructional technology in educational technology are reviewed.

Bahador Makki

2012-04-01

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The Impact of Integration of Instructional Systems Technology into Research and Educational Technology  

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This paper aims at presenting a review about instructional system technology integration in educational literature. Transitional periods of educational technology are discussed and principles of integration of instructional technology in educational technology are reviewed.

Bahador Makki; Baharak Makki

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
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A survey of medical information education in radiological technology schools  

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The purpose of this study was to clarify actual conditions and problems in medical information education and to propose the educational concept to be adopted in medical information. A questionnaire survey was carried out by the anonymous method in June 2008. The survey was intended for 40 radiological technology schools. The questionnaire items were as follows: educational environment in medical information education, content of a lecture in medical information, problems in medical information education. The response rate was 55.0% (22 schools). Half of the responding schools had a laboratory on medical information. Seventeen schools had a medical information education facility, and out of them, approximately 50% had an educational medical information system. The main problems of the medical information education were as follows: motivation of the students is low, the educational coverage and level for medical information are uncertain, there are not an appropriate textbook and educational guidance. In conclusion, these findings suggest that it is necessary to have a vision of medical information education in the education of radiological technologists. (author)

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Scientific and Technological Literacy: Education for Change.  

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The purpose of this paper is to argue that, given the role science and technology play in economic and social development in today's world, scientific and technological literacy must be given priority as an essential component of basic education. This paper begins by presenting some of the dilemmas posed by the role science technology plays in our…

Bowyer, Jane

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Spotlight on Technology in Education. No. 7 in the Harvard Education Letter Spotlight Series  

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This edited volume covers the range of critical trends in the use of computers and other devices for classroom teaching, online learning, professional development, school improvement, and student assessment. "Spotlight on Technology in Education" draws on expert sources including teacher-leaders, librarians, researchers, and trainers who share…

Walser, Nancy, Ed.

2011-01-01

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Student perceptions of secondary science: A performance technology application  

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The primary purpose of this study was to identify influences blocking or promoting science performance from the lived K-12 classroom experience. Human Performance Technology protocols were used to understand factors promoting or hindering science performance. The goal was to gain information from the individual students' perspective to enhance opportunities for stakeholders to improve the current state of performance in science education. Individual perspectives of 10 secondary science students were examined using grounded theory protocols. Findings include students' science learning behaviors are influenced by two major themes, environmental supports and individual learning behaviors. The three environmental support factors identified include the methods students receive instruction, students' opportunities to access informal help apart from formal instruction, and students' feelings of teacher likability. Additionally, findings include three major factors causing individual learners to generate knowledge in science. Factors reported include personalizing information to transform data into knowledge, customizing learning opportunities to maximize peak performance, and tapping motivational opportunities to persevere through complex concepts. The emergent theory postulated is that if a performance problem exists in an educational setting, then integrating student perspectives into the cause analysis opens opportunity to align interventions for influencing student performance outcomes. An adapted version of Gilbert's Behavioral Engineering Model is presented as an organizational tool to display the findings. The boundaries of this Performance Technology application do not extend to the identification, selection, design, or implementation of solutions to improved science performance. However, as stakeholders begin to understand learner perspectives then aligned decisions may be created to support learners of science in a direct, cost effective manner.

Small, Belinda Rusnak

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erception of Technical Education Students on the Role of ICT in General Studies Programme (GSP) In University Education  

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The role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning is rapidly becoming one of the most important widely discussed issues in contemporary general studies programme in university education. The paper examined the perception of technical education students on the role of information and communication technology in general studies programme in Nigeria. The paper discussed National Policy for Information and Communication Technology, the role of ICT in general stud...

Kennedy Umunadi, E.

2011-01-01

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Sustainable E-Education Through Mobile Enabled Technology  

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Full Text Available This paper explains the dynamics of Mobile learning and its academic implications within the education system of India. The emergence of learning technologies is progressively adopted for rapid delivery and cost-effective purposes. The focus is given on the ways in which to integrate new teaching tools into e-education to encourage mobile based education, to conquer main hurdles of money, access and isolation. In other words, technology is able to surpass the relative deprivation in the multicultural groups. Mobile learning appropriates the self-motivation and play impulse of the young learners in providing sustainable e-education to the students. This paper seeks to benefit various stakeholders in the education, telecommunication, industries in rural area and policy making sectors by providing meaningful insight into the large-scale and small challenges and proposing novel application, service and structured solutions to address the same. The main objective of this paper is to sum up the ways in which mobile-supported learning can contribute for the cause of universal education by providing quality education for children, youth and adults. The scope of this paper is restricted to the importance of mobile learning, suggestions and recommendations made for the sustainability of e-education through mobile enabled technology.

Mrs. Swarnangini Sinha

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The Rise of Student-to-Student Learning: Youth-led Programs Impacting Engineering Education Globally  

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Full Text Available Around the globe, students and young engineers are playing an increasing role in the coordination and delivery of engineering education programs. Many youth-led initiatives are now conducted with students involved in all aspects of their creation, organisation and delivery. This trend presents an exciting opportunity for the education of engineering students, both those involved in delivery of the courses and for participants. This paper profiles four leading youth-led engineering education programs and analyses their structure and growth in recent years. Profiled are initiatives coordinated by Engineers Without Borders – Australia (EWB-A; the Board of European Students of Technology (BEST; the Electrical Engineering Students’ European Association (EESTEC; and the Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED. Each case study includes a brief history of the organisation, program overview, growth analysis and future projections. The common features amongst these programs were analysed, as were the aspects which made them distinct from traditional university offerings. Key findings about the initiatives include: an international focus; the mixture of formal learning and social aspects; an integral role of volunteers within the organisation; the use of residential programs; and the role of internal professional development of committee members and volunteers. Additionally, this paper outlines the benefits for universities and provides a guide for how engineering faculties can support and nurture these initiatives and effectively create partnerships.

Julian O'Shea

2011-07-01

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Understanding Copyright and Intellectual Property in the Digital Age: Guidelines for Teacher Educators and Their Students.  

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This article examines federal law and institutional policies relevant to copyright and intellectual property as they apply to faculty and students in teacher education programs in special education. Copyright law and intellectual property are explained, including changes associated with the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization…

Ludlow, Barbara L.

2003-01-01

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34 CFR 403.1 - What is the State Vocational and Applied Technology Education Program?  

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...Vocational and Applied Technology Education Program...Vocational and Applied Technology Education Program...assist them, local educational agencies, postsecondary educational institutions...Vocational and Applied Technology Education...

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The disconnect in the appropriation of new technologies into students’ everyday lives. A three country comparison.  

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Full Text Available There is little doubt that students eagerly appropriate new technologies into their lives.  However, the authors wanted to explore what steps would be needed to ensure a proper appropriation of new technologies when applied to academic settings.  This paper presents a 3-country comparison of students reporting on their academic activities and technology use in everyday life. Though the numbers vary slightly within each country, the final results show an overall disconnect between the amount of time students allot to technology use and academic activities. Overall, the findings shed some much needed statistical light on the current reality of studentstechnological and academic habits. The authors propose possible next steps to take in order to better understand this phenomenon. Ultimately, this study urges educators and students alike to gather more information about the role social media plays in students’ lives. A better understanding of the