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  1. Students Attitudes Toward Technology in Selected Technology Education Programs

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    Boser, Richard A.

    The paradigms for teaching technology education are changing. Technology education teachers and curriculum experts recommend a variety of differing instructional approaches such as self-paced modules, interdisciplinary methodology, and problem solving to inform students about technology and its affects on society. These instructional approaches all have their advantages and disadvantages. Gloeckner (1990), Thode (1989), and others have argued that self-paced modular instruction is an appropriate method that best accommodates diversity in both learning styles and learning levels. Others (Illinois State Board of Education, 1992; Wicklein, Hammer, Balistreri, DeVore, Scherr, Boudreau & Wright, 1991) suggest that technology is interrelated to other disciplines and that students need to see the connection between math, science, technology, social studies, and English; therefore, teachers should use interdisciplinary instruction. Other educators, DeLuca (1992) and James (1991), plead the case for problem-centered instruction as an authentic way to focus on the development of students' higher-level cognitive skills. Target Audience: 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators

  2. Factors that Influence Students to Enroll in Technology Education Program

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    Daugherty, Michael

    Increased primary and secondary student enrollment, recent expansion of secondary technology education programs, teacher attrition, and the decreasing number of universities offering technology education degrees have led to a nationwide shortage of technology teachers. This study sought to identify effective recruitment techniques and factors that might influence students to enroll in undergraduate technology education programs. To accomplish the purposes of the study, two sample populations were surveyed: (1) Technology Education Collegiate Association (TECA) undergraduate students who attended the 2001 TECA Midwest Regional Competition in Peoria, Illinois and (2) Technology teacher education faculty members in Midwest institutions as listed in the Industrial Teacher Education Directory (Bell, 2001). Target Audience: 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators

  3. Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving to Middle School Students in Math, Technology Education, and Special Education Classrooms

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    Brian A. Bottge

    2004-01-01

    This study compared two approaches for teaching sixth-grade middle school students to solve math problems in math, technology education, and special education classrooms. The performance level of students with disabilities was low in both groups, but additional small-group instruction in special education settings helped several students with disabilities achieve at levels commensurate with their peers without disabilities.

  4. Understanding student participation and choice in science and technology education

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    Dillon, Justin; Ryder, Jim

    2015-01-01

    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...

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  6. Students’ attitude to the possibility of applying modern information and communication technologies in the educational process in physical education

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    Ilnitskaya A.S.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: to analyze the problem of the formation of students’ attitudes toward physical education classes and the application of information and communication technologies in physical education in higher education institutions. Material: in the survey participated 245 students. Results: it was found that according to students in physical education classes with the use of modern technologies are more efficient than traditional occupations (52% are more emotional nature, help to improve mood (28%, helps to provide students the latest up to date information relative health (26 % contribute to increased power consumption of an organism (8%. Conclusion: the need for the development and application of information and communication technologies and non-traditional forms of physical education to improve the effectiveness of the educational process in physical education in higher education institutions.

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

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    Harris, Kara S.; Rogers, George E.

    2008-01-01

    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…

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

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    P?nar KASAPO?LU-AKYOL

    2010-10-01

    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.

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

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    Ilias Athanasiadis; Kampouropoulou Maria; Stefos Efstathios

    2011-01-01

    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 Mul...

  10. What Will It Take to Establish Technology/Engineering Education for All Students?

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    Technology Teacher, 2008

    2008-01-01

    The growing national awareness of the importance of technical skills for "all students" opens up a tremendous opportunity for today's technology teachers. In this interview, Cary Sneider of the National Center for Technological Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston, talks about how technology educators can establish clear standards for "all…

  11. Technological pattern of supporting continuity in physical education of students' personality.

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    Vovk V.M.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Theoretical approaches grounds and components, on which technological pattern of supporting of continuity in physical education of senior pupil and students' personality are considered. It is proved that effective process of continuity in physical education is impossible without construction of patterns. It is ascertained that technologies pattern is a mechanism of realization in teaching process and object-subject of the transformation to personalities on base of the physical education.

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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 ...

  13. Teaching foreign languages to technical students by means of educational online technologies

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    Ivleva, Natalia V.; Fibikh, Ekaterina V.

    2015-01-01

    The article reveals new methods of effectiveness increase in teaching foreign languages to technical students using information and communication technologies and their practical implementation at the premises of the Foreign Languages Resource Center of Siberian State Aerospace University. Adoption of information and communication technologies to the educational process is based on students' independent language learning that encourages more productive development of language competences mastered by students and future specialists in a special area of technical knowledge as a whole.

  14. Student Readiness for Technology Enhanced History Education in Turkish High Schools

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    ?brahim Turan

    2010-06-01

    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.

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

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    Gomes, Clement V.

    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.

  16. Using the remote educational technologies in training students for psychology teaching

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    Aigerim Seitbattalova

    2009-01-01

    The paper discusses the model of professional training of students for teaching psychology on the basis of remote educational technologies in pedagogical high school. The model is presented by blocks of the maintenance of professional training, the information-educational environment, psychological-pedagogical support of professional training.

  17. Enhancing Self-Directed Learning through Educational Technology: When Students Resist the Change.

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    Akerlind, Gerlese S.; Trevitt, A. Chris

    1999-01-01

    Discusses why the introduction of new technologies (or other educational innovations) as a means to greater learner autonomy is likely to produce some student resistance. Considers factors involved in determining the strength of resistance, and ways teachers can assist students to recognize and overcome associated problems. Presents the authors'…

  18. Student Perceptions of the Use and Educational Value of Technology at the STCC Starr County Campus: Implications for Technology Planning.

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    South Texas Community Coll., McAllen. Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.

    This is a report on the fall 2001 student survey conducted by South Texas Community College (STCC) to measure the amount of use and perceived educational value of seven types of educational technology: (1) overhead projector; (2) television/VCR; (3) ceiling mounted data projector; (4) DVD/CD-ROM; (5) document camera; (6) smart board; and (7)…

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

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    Ilias Athanasiadis

    2011-05-01

    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.

  20. Multimedia Technologies as a Means of Boosting the Effectiveness of Student Learning in Higher Education

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    Gulzam Abilkasimova

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses multimedia technologies as a means of boosting the effectiveness of student learning in higher education, wherein they reflect present-day notions in the area of education. It goes without saying that they ought to be implemented in the practice of classes at colleges. Through the joint efforts of workers in the area of education, programmer-scientists, manufacturers of multimedia learning tools, and instructors, there is being created a new information environment wherein a key role is increasingly played by the integration of educational and information approaches to the content of education.

  1. The role of self-dependence in modern health improvemental technologies of physical students' education.

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    Shumakov O.V.

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available A normative base is considered on the problems of physical education, physical culture and independent work of students. An analysis is conducted scientifically-methodical and special literature on issue of research. Basic features and modern going are selected near independent work in health technologies of physical education of students. A concept «Independent work» is examined as activity of man and as a teaching method. A teaching method plugs in itself independent employments by physical exercises. During correct organization they can substantially increase motive activity of students.

  2. Author's internet blog as information and communication technologies in the educational space within the physical education students

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    Ilnitskaya A.S.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose : to develop a web blog to attract students to physical culture and reveal their attitudes toward physical education. Material : in the survey participated 800 students from different cities of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. Results : Internet blog created on the server "Vkontakte" as a social group called "Sport and motivation. It's nothing personal." With the help of questionnaires using internet blog revealed that of all the attractive aspects of physical fitness and physical development of students give greater preference beautiful physique. In the second place they have is health, then - endurance, agility, strength, speed, flexibility. Girls prefer a beautiful body, flexibility, plasticity, the boys prefer strength, endurance, agility and quickness. Conclusion : the need for the development and application of information and communication technologies and non-traditional forms of physical education to improve the effectiveness of the educational process in physical education in higher education institutions.

  3. Dimensions of flexibility - Students, communication technology and distributed education

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    Ståle Angen Rye

    2008-01-01

    Flexibility is a frequent topic in any discussion of higher education in general and ”alternative” forms of education, such as distributed education, in particular. The term is usually associated with change, but there has been little attempt to analyse the concept in further detail. This is surprising, since flexibility is often seen as the distinguishing attribute of this type of education. It is therefore the aim of this article to clarify the concept of flexibility by relating it to s...

  4. Collaborative writing with web 2.0 technologies:education students' perceptions

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

    2011-01-01

    Executive Summary 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 largely unexplored in the literature. This work presents a case study investigating education students' perceptions of collaborati...

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

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    Kron Frederick W

    2010-06-01

    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.

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

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    Choi, Heekyung

    2009-12-01

    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.

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

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    Katsioloudis, Petros; Fantz, Todd D.

    2012-01-01

    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'…

  8. Educational Technology.

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    Dodge, James W.

    This overview discusses recent technological developments of importance to education. Specific products of recent developments in microelectronics are discussed, including educational television, video recordings, digital devices, text systems, and computers for instructional use. The effectiveness of high technology in improving instruction is…

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

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    Noraishiyah Abdullah

    2013-01-01

    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...

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

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    Alan Cheung

    2013-03-01

    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.

  11. Strategies for Embedding Scholarship in the Educational Experiences of Engineering Technology Undergraduate Students

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    Aghayere, Abi

    The hallmark of Engineering Technology (ET) programs is its student-centered curriculum and hands-on approach to teaching. Many institutions with ET programs now require scholarship of their ET faculty in addition to their teaching duties. In many institutions that have always emphasized scholarship and research, undergraduate student education has often times taken a back seat to research. The question that arises for ET programs as we begin to engage in scholarly activities is: how do we insure that ET scholarship is student-centered similar to ET teaching and curriculum? The benefits of scholarship to ET students include enhancement of their critical thinking, innovative, lifelong learning skills, skills that many ET employers today are looking for in our students. In this paper, the author examines issues relating to the importance of scholarship to ET undergraduate students, barriers to ET student scholarship, mechanisms for embedding scholarship in the ET curriculum, resources required to facilitate ET student scholarship, and feedback from ET student scholars who recently worked on a scholarly project with the author. The author concludes that embedding scholarship in the ET curriculum is very desirable and suggests some ways and means to facilitate and nurture student scholarship in ET.

  12. The case for using SMS technologies to support distance education students in South Africa : conversations

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    Viljoen, Jeanne-marie; Du Preez, Carl S.; Cook, Antoinette

    2005-01-01

    The rate of adoption of mobile technologies in Africa's developing countries is amongst the highest in the world and by 2005 there may be almost 100 billion mobile users in Africa (Keegan, 2002; Brown, 2005). This is just one of the reasons why servicing distance students in this country through m-learning1 support tools should enjoy consideration. At the Unit for Distance Education at the University of Pretoria most of our students are from remote rural areas in South Africa where there is v...

  13. ICT and inclusion. : Teachers’ perceptions on the use of information and communication technology for students with special educational needs in general educational settings.

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    Josjo?, Helena

    2013-01-01

    Information and communication technology (ICT) is a current issue in schools around the world and this study may be of interest to teachers, special education teachers, school leaders and teacher educators. The aim of this study was to describe and analyze teachers’ experiences of and perceptions on information and communication technology (ICT) use for students with special educational needs (SEN) in general educational settings and to find the relationship between ICT and inclusion. In ad...

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

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    Ping Zhang

    2014-01-01

    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.

  15. 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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    Prysjazhnuk S.I.

    2013-01-01

    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.

  16. Management for Students of Technology: A Case Study in Information Technology Education

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    Geonetta, Sam C.

    In her article on graduates of engineering and technology programs Kerry Hannon observes that ". . .corporations want the whole ball of wax - soft skills, science skills, and diversity." Loria Yeadon, a patent attorney who holds a master's degree in electrical engineering, emphasizes the need for technology professionals to be "business-minded". In InternetWeek, Nick Evans states that "Most will agree that management of IT has been an inefficient function that has been stuck in the Stone Age." The Information Technology (IT) Program at the University of Cincinnati's College of Applied Science attempts to integrate key management concepts and practices into the education of its graduates through the course Management in Information Technology. This is a senior level three quarter hour course in the Bachelor's degree that meets for three contact hours a week over ten weeks. It is designed to fulfill one of the key goals of the Engineering Management Division articulated in Article II of the Division Bylaws: to encourage the inclusion of courses on engineering management in traditional curricula.

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

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    Baran, Bahar; Keles, Esra

    2011-01-01

    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…

  18. Education and Educational Technology

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    2012-01-01

    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...

  19. Infusing Technology into Education.

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    Bowen, Raymond C.

    At LaGuardia Community College (LCC), technology has become central to the college curriculum, and has enriched the college's cooperative and secondary education programs. In addition to employing technology to accommodate various teaching/learning styles at the college, LaGuardia provides students with as many opportunities as possible to use…

  20. Gender differences in students’ preferences using communication technologies to support learning: the case of Portuguese Higher Education

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    Morais, Ni?dia Salome?; Ramos, Fernando

    2011-01-01

    The main goal of the research project presented in this paper is to contribute towards a wider understanding about the use of Communication Technologies in Portuguese Public Higher Education Institutions, with a special focus on gender related issues regarding the students' perception and evaluation of the use of these technologies in supporting learning activities. Within this project this paper focuses on the results obtained about gender related differences in the activities that students ...

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

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    Jones, Rachel; Fox, Christine; Levin, Douglas

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Christian Le Marjo A. Caipang

    2013-07-01

    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.

  3. Improving Technology and Engineering Education

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    Tech Directions, 2013

    2013-01-01

    Improving Technology and Engineering Education for All Students: A Plan of Action is the theme of this year's International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) annual conference, which meets March 7-9 in Columbus, OH. The theme is aligned with ITEEA's 2012-15 Strategic Plan: Investing in People as Educational Change Agents.…

  4. Schooling & Technology. Volume 2: The New Education: Student, Teacher, Unlimited Information.

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    Thomas, Sheilah N.

    The use of computer technology brings profound changes that demand a need for rethinking the role of public education. This report's purpose is to assist educators in shaping the future role and nature of the public schools. The report centers on two aspects of the change: the economic context and the evolving educational process. The work world…

  5. Preparing School Systems To Deliver a Hybrid Education Program for Students with Autism Via Distance Learning Classrooms, In-Class Teleconferencing, and Listserv Technology.

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    Burke, John C.

    The Center for Technology in Education (CTE), a partnership between Johns Hopkins University and the Maryland state department of education, developed a model for teaching autistic students that integrates technology-based instructional and behavioral supports into existing curriculum. The goal is to promote student gains in communication, social…

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

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    Agyemang, Beatrice K.; Dadzie, Perpetua

    2010-01-01

    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 wh...

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

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    Mojica, Kern D.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  8. Technology Enhanced Agricultural Education Learning Environments: An Assessment of Student Perceptions

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    Alston, Antoine J.; English, Chastity Warren

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this descriptive research study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Web-enhanced agricultural education pedagogy as perceived by students in a collegiate agricultural education program. Overall, respondents agreed there were many benefits to Web-enhanced courses and perceived all Web site components under study to be very useful.…

  9. Technology and Education

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    Promoting the use of the internet and technology in education is not new. However, the use of technology, especially videos and web-based discussion groups, for teacher professional development is a recent development, spurring interest from state education policy makers, school districts and the technology industry giants. Some examples of these developments and issues to consider are examined in this Topic in Depth. [VF]This article in the Christian Science Monitor (1) discusses some of the recent developments in web-based teacher professional development resources. The Teachers Network (2) is one example of an organization that identifies and exhibits innovative teacher practices. Teachers are able to watch videos of best practices and discuss pedagogical issues with teachers nationwide (Note that a number of these sites require registration, but the registration is free). Similarly, TAPPED IN" (3) provides space for an international community of education professionals, including K-12 teachers and librarians, professional development staff, teacher education faculty and students, and researchers to engage in professional development programs and informal collaborative activities. The PBS Teacher Source (4) offers over 4000 lesson plans and activities in Arts and Literature, Mathematics, Science, Health and Fitness, Social Studies, Early Childhood, and Library Media. The AECT Project (4), funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers To Use Technology (PT3) grant program (5), has developed web-based tools that provide teachers with technological resources to use in their student assessments and instructional planning. These efforts are all in support of policies and standards developed by several states and organizations that encourage teachers to integrate technology into their instruction. For example, this website (6 ) describes a project of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) to develop standards for the uses of technology that foster school improvement. This report by the U.S. Department of Education (7)df}) reviews the past twenty years of technology policy in education, articulating key themes and approaches taken to integrate technology in education and offers recommendations for ways to support and sustain future investments. This article in EdWeek (8) provides some figures on current statistics for technology use in schools.

  10. Urban Environmental Education: Leveraging Technology and Ecology to Engage Students in Studying the Environment

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    Barnett, Michael; Vaughn, Meredith Houle; Strauss, Eric; Cotter, Lindsey

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we describe the outcomes of the first year of an intensive, urban ecology focused, summer program for urban high school youth. Students in our program conduct scientific investigations of their urban ecosystems while exploring potential career options in science and technology fields. In conducting their investigations, the students

  11. Digital Teaching Platforms: Customizing Classroom Learning for Each Student. Technology & Education, Connections (TEC)

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    Dede, Chris, Ed.; Richards, John, Ed.

    2012-01-01

    The Digital Teaching Platform (DTP) brings the power of interactive technology to teaching and learning in classrooms. In this authoritative book, top researchers in the field of learning science and educational technology examine the current state of design and research on DTPs, the principles for evaluating them, and their likely evolution as a…

  12. Delivering Core Engineering Concepts to Secondary Level Students. Research in Engineering and Technology Education

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    Merrill, Chris; Custer, Rodney L.; Daugherty, Jenny; Westrick, Martin; Zeng, Yong

    2007-01-01

    Within primary and secondary school technology education, engineering has been proposed as an avenue to bring about technological literacy. Different initiatives such as curriculum development projects (i.e., Project ProBase and Project Lead The Way) and National Science Foundation funded projects such as the National Center for Engineering and…

  13. Lifelong learning: case study of adult students in portuguese technological schools and higher education institutions

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    Correia, Ana Maria Ramalho; Sa?, Dulce Magalha?es; Costa, Ana Cristina; Mesquita, Anabela

    2007-01-01

    Adult education, especially at the tertiary level, is significant when preparing citizens to work in today’s continuously evolving markets, a hallmark of the knowledge-based economies. This paper focuses on the identification of learning strategies used by Portuguese non-traditional adult students who embark on lifelong learning routes to obtain tertiary level education. The results of a case study undertaken within the project PRILHE (Promoting Reflective Independent Learnin...

  14. The Impact of Video Technology on Student Performance in Physical Education

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    Palao, Jose Manuel; Hastie, Peter Andrew; Guerrero Cruz, Prudencia; Ortega, Enrique

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the use of video feedback on student learning in physical education, while also examining the teacher's responses to the innovation. Three classes from one Spanish high school participated in different conditions for learning hurdles in a track and field unit. These conditions…

  15. Educational Technology in China

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    Meifeng, Liu; Jinjiao, Lv; Cui, Kang

    2010-01-01

    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…

  16. Leadership, Technology, and Student Learning.

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    Brown, Cindy; Zellner, Luana

    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

  17. Towards transfer & an integrated understanding: developing a critical skill for student teachers of technology education

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    Morrison-love, David

    2014-01-01

    The ability of students to transfer learning between subjects and contexts when problem solving is critical for developing their capability as Technologists and teachers of Technology. However, a growing body of literature suggests this ability is often assumed or over-estimated, and rarely developed explicitly within courses or degree programs. The nature of the problems tackled within technology are such that solutions draw upon knowledge from a wide range of contexts and subjects, howeve...

  18. Students' Experiences of Blended Learning in Accounting Education at the Durban University of Technology

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    Hiralaal, A.

    2012-01-01

    The Durban University of Technology guided by the Higher Education Qualifications Framework (HEQC) identified e-learning as one of their objectives in the curriculum renewal process. To explore the impact of e-learning, blended learning, a combination of online and face-to-face interaction was implemented as a teaching approach in Accounting…

  19. COMPARISON OF STUDENT SATISFACTION BETWEEN TRADITIONAL AND BLENDED TECHNOLOGY COURSE OFFERINGS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

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    Nikolaos VERNADAKIS

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Blended learning With the concerns and dissatisfaction with e-learning, educators are searching for alternative instructional delivery solutions to relieve the above problems. The blended e-learning system has been presented as a promising alternative learning approach. While blended learning has been recognized as having a number of advantages, insufficient learning satisfaction is still an obstacle to its successful adoption. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate students’ satisfaction with blended learning course delivery compared to a traditional face-to-face class format in a general multimedia course in physical education. Forty six (n=46 undergraduate students, between the ages of 20-22 years old, were randomly assigned into two teaching method groups: Classroom Lecture Instruction (CLI and Blended Lecture Instruction (BLI. For the data collection at the end of this study, students completed an online satisfaction questionnaire.Independent sample t-test analysis was conducted to measure students’ satisfaction towards the CLI and BLI methods. Results indicated that a blended course delivery is preferred over the traditional lecture format. These finding suggest that students' satisfaction could increase when the instructor provides learning environments not only in a traditional classroom, but in an asynchronous online system as well.

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

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    Ai-Chiao Ku

    2014-06-01

    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.

  1. COMPARISON OF STUDENT SATISFACTION BETWEEN TRADITIONAL AND BLENDED TECHNOLOGY COURSE OFFERINGS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

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    Vernadakis, Nikolaos; Giannousi, Maria; Efi Tsitskari; Antoniou, Panagiotis; Sfthimis KIOUMOURTZOGLOU,

    2012-01-01

    Blended learning With the concerns and dissatisfaction with e-learning, educators are searching for alternative instructional delivery solutions to relieve the above problems. The blended e-learning system has been presented as a promising alternative learning approach. While blended learning has been recognized as having a number of advantages, insufficient learning satisfaction is still an obstacle to its successful adoption. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate students’ ...

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

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    Ai-Chiao Ku; Shu-Hsuan Chang; Li-Chih Yu

    2014-01-01

    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 strateg...

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

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

    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.

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

    2009-01-01

    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, ...

  5. 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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    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

    2006-01-01

    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…

  6. A Study of Students' Learning Styles, Discipline Attitudes and Knowledge Acquisition in Technology-Enhanced Probability and Statistics Education.

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    Christou, Nicolas; Dinov, Ivo D

    2010-09-01

    Many modern technological advances have direct impact on the format, style and efficacy of delivery and consumption of educational content. For example, various novel communication and information technology tools and resources enable efficient, timely, interactive and graphical demonstrations of diverse scientific concepts. In this manuscript, we report on a meta-study of 3 controlled experiments of using the Statistics Online Computational Resources in probability and statistics courses. Web-accessible SOCR applets, demonstrations, simulations and virtual experiments were used in different courses as treatment and compared to matched control classes utilizing traditional pedagogical approaches. Qualitative and quantitative data we collected for all courses included Felder-Silverman-Soloman index of learning styles, background assessment, pre and post surveys of attitude towards the subject, end-point satisfaction survey, and varieties of quiz, laboratory and test scores. Our findings indicate that students' learning styles and attitudes towards a discipline may be important confounds of their final quantitative performance. The observed positive effects of integrating information technology with established pedagogical techniques may be valid across disciplines within the broader spectrum courses in the science education curriculum. The two critical components of improving science education via blended instruction include instructor training, and development of appropriate activities, simulations and interactive resources. PMID:21603097

  7. Trends in educational technologies

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    Karnad, Arun

    2014-01-01

    Trends in Educational Technologies analyses the benefits and considerations of deploying four major technological trends set to affect higher education institutions. These include; MOOCs, BYOD, Gamification and Games-based learning and Learning analytics. The report argues that, while technology can bring benefits and should be embraced by institutions, pedagogy and learning should be at the heart of any technological adoption.

  8. Measuring Students’ Penetration and Usage Trends of Information and Communication Technology (ICT in Polytechnic Education: Ho Polytechnic, Ghana

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    Nana Yaw Asabere

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Polytechnics in Ghana, which are ten (10 in number have amission to provide practically oriented Polytechnic Education inthe areas of science, technology, engineering and business to bothGhanaians and non Ghanaians on a global scale. In order forPolytechnics in Ghana to achieve their mission, Information andCommunication Technology (ICT has a major role to play. Theprimary focus and aim of this research paper is to analysestudents’ penetration and usage trends of ICT for learning in one(1 of the ten (10 Polytechnics, namely; Ho Polytechnic, Ghana.Through quantitative research methodology involvingadministration of questionnaires and review of relevant literature,we were able to thoroughly and critically analyse the current ICTpenetration of students in Ho Polytechnic, Ghana. Based on ourresearch findings, we further discussed how to improve ICTpenetration in Ho Polytechnic through various ICTdevelopmental objectives and guiding principles.

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

    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.

  10. Technology Activities for Life Skills Support Students. [and] CNC for Lower-Achieving Students.

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    Ressel, Michael J.; Smith, Clayton

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    Ressel shows how providing technology education to special needs students can reaffirm belief in technology education and revitalize desire to teach. Smith suggests that breaking down processes into special steps allows these students to be successful. (JOW)

  11. Disruptive technologies in higher education

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    Michael Flavin

    2012-08-01

    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.

  12. Education Technology Success Stories

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    West, Darrell M.; Bleiberg, Joshua

    2013-01-01

    Advances in technology are enabling dramatic changes in education content, delivery, and accessibility. Throughout history, new technologies have facilitated the exponential growth of human knowledge. In the early twentieth century, the focus was on the use of radios in education. But since then, innovators have seen technology as a way to improve…

  13. Franchising Technology Education: Issues and Implications.

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    Daniel, Dan; Newcomer, Cynthia

    1993-01-01

    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…

  14. 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

  15. Educational studies in heat and power technology : how students learn with multimedia tools and problem-based learning

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    Abbes, Yacine

    2005-01-01

    Higher education is undergoing continuous changes and new learning tools and methods are implemented. Researchers in education do not always agree upon the effectiveness of some of the methods introduced into engineering education. The present thesis consists of two case studies on educational methods introduced at the Department of Energy Technology, at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. The qualitative research methodology has been used in case one and a combination of qualitative...

  16. Distance Education in Technological Age

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    2005-04-01

    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

  17. 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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    Alan R. Peslak

    2004-01-01

    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.

  18. Technological Literacy Education and Technological and Vocational Education in Taiwan

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    Lee, Lung-Sheng Steven

    2010-01-01

    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…

  19. 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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    Peslak, Alan R.

    2004-01-01

    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...

  20. Engaging At-Risk Students with Technology.

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    Duttweiler, Patricia Cloud

    1992-01-01

    Educational technology can be used to engage students in interesting activities through which teachers can present skills, concepts, and problems to be solved. At-risk students benefit from the investigation of relevant real world problems and the immediate feedback and privacy that technology affords. (EA)

  1. Improving Educational Outcomes by Providing Educational Services through Mobile Technology

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    Hosam Farouk El-Sofany

    2013-01-01

    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 co...

  2. Podcasting: An emerging technology in nursing education.

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    Maag, Margaret

    2006-01-01

    Appropriately used ubiquitous mobile technologies are becoming more important in nursing education because of the scarcity of educators and the increase in the number of first- and second-degree students enrolling in schools of nursing. Podcasting, based on MP3 audio file and Rich Site Summary/Extensible Markup Language technology, is an innovative educational tool that provides experiential learning and network-creation opportunities. Lecture podcasts provide students opportunities to access face-to-face or distance audio presentations/feedback in a convenient manner. Nursing students enrolled in a medical-surgical didactic theory course report high satisfaction with this up-and-coming mobile educational opportunity. PMID:17102413

  3. Enhancing Physical Education and Sport Science Students' Self-Efficacy and Attitudes regarding Information and Communication Technologies through a Computer Literacy Course

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    Papastergiou, Marina

    2010-01-01

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have become an integral component of Physical Education (PE) and Sport Science (SS) curricula and professions. It is thus imperative that PE and SS students develop ICT skills, self-efficacy in ICT and positive attitudes towards ICT. This study was aimed at designing a computer literacy course…

  4. 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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    Spais, George S.; Vasileiou, Konstantinos Z.

    2008-01-01

    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…

  5. How to educate students without coming face to face with them or Information technologies in the teaching of translation on a distance-learning basis

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    Neunzig, Wilhelm

    2002-01-01

    The author offers a synoptic vision of the possibilities presented by the use of information and communication technologies in the teaching of translation on a distance-learning basis, with a view to improving contact between lecturers and students, suggesting practical translation classes and guaranteeing individualised online education.

  6. Information and Communication Technology: Students' Health Education in 1st- to 6th-Grade South Korea Elementary Schools

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    Lee, Eunjoo; Park, Hyejin; Whyte, James; Jeong, Eunhoe

    2013-01-01

    Background: The purposes of this study were to (1) identify school nurses' awareness of information and communication technology (ICT) use in students' health education and (2) explore the barriers or reasons for the adoption of ICT in school nursing practice, while (3) presenting strategies to speed ICT diffusion and dissemination into…

  7. Worlds in Collision: Copyright, Technology, and Education

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    Marshall, Stephen

    2008-01-01

    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…

  8. Engaging Students in Modeling as an Epistemic Practice of Science: An Introduction to the Special Issue of the Journal of Science Education and Technology

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    Campbell, Todd; Oh, Phil Seok

    2015-01-01

    This article provides an introduction for the special issue of the Journal of Science Education and Technology focused on science teaching and learning with models. The article provides initial framing for questions that guided the special issue. Additionally, based on our careful review of each of these articles, some discussion of how selected articles within the issue informed these questions. Specifically, when considering key facets of modeling instruction or design features of modeling curriculum, the studies in the special issue provided insight into productive ways in which teachers engaged students in modeling practices. Further, modeling pedagogies—pedagogies for transforming scientific practices of modeling into students' experience—were reified so that how these pedagogies could be coordinated into classroom instruction was revealed. When characteristic features of students' engagement in modeling were considered, research offered insight into productive model-based learning sequences for K-6 modelers and how students' development of productive epistemologies can evolve differently. Finally, the special issue considered how technology facilitated cognitive processes and/or instructional practices by examining learners' interactions with technology within modeling contexts. In this, instructional sequences using agent-based modeling (ABM) as a central technology are shared. These include the role of ABM in scaling student-modeling experiences beyond individuals to classroom experiences and how ABM can support student investigations of complex phenomenon that is not directly observable, among other affordances. Other articles also investigated some aspects of learners' interactions with technology to inform how technology-enhanced science teaching and learning with models.

  9. Engaging Students in Modeling as an Epistemic Practice of Science: An Introduction to the Special Issue of the Journal of Science Education and Technology

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    Campbell, Todd; Oh, Phil Seok

    2015-04-01

    This article provides an introduction for the special issue of the Journal of Science Education and Technology focused on science teaching and learning with models. The article provides initial framing for questions that guided the special issue. Additionally, based on our careful review of each of these articles, some discussion of how selected articles within the issue informed these questions. Specifically, when considering key facets of modeling instruction or design features of modeling curriculum, the studies in the special issue provided insight into productive ways in which teachers engaged students in modeling practices. Further, modeling pedagogies—pedagogies for transforming scientific practices of modeling into students' experience—were reified so that how these pedagogies could be coordinated into classroom instruction was revealed. When characteristic features of students' engagement in modeling were considered, research offered insight into productive model-based learning sequences for K-6 modelers and how students' development of productive epistemologies can evolve differently. Finally, the special issue considered how technology facilitated cognitive processes and/or instructional practices by examining learners' interactions with technology within modeling contexts. In this, instructional sequences using agent-based modeling (ABM) as a central technology are shared. These include the role of ABM in scaling student-modeling experiences beyond individuals to classroom experiences and how ABM can support student investigations of complex phenomenon that is not directly observable, among other affordances. Other articles also investigated some aspects of learners' interactions with technology to inform how technology-enhanced science teaching and learning with models.

  10. Photobioreactor: Biotechnology for the Technology Education Classroom.

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    Dunham, Trey; Wells, John; White, Karissa

    2002-01-01

    Describes a problem scenario involving photobioreactors and presents materials and resources, student project activities, and teaching and evaluation methods for use in the technology education classroom. (Contains 14 references.) (SK)

  11. Qualitative Research Methods in Education and Educational Technology. Research Methods for Educational Technology

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    Willis, Jerry W.

    2008-01-01

    "Qualitative Research Methods in Education and Educational Technology" was written for students and scholars interested in exploring the many qualitative methods developed over the last 50 years in the social sciences. The book does not stop, however, at the boundaries of the social sciences. Social scientists now consume and use research methods…

  12. A Comparison of Student Satisfaction between Traditional and Blended Technology Course Offerings in Physical Education

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    Vernadakis, Nikolaos; Giannousi, Maria; Tsitskari, Efi; Antoniou, Panagiotis; Kioumourtzoglou, Efthimis

    2012-01-01

    Blended learning With the concerns and dissatisfaction with e-learning, educators are searching for alternative instructional delivery solutions to relieve the above problems. The blended e-learning system has been presented as a promising alternative learning approach. While blended learning has been recognized as having a number of advantages,…

  13. Educational Technology Funding Models

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    Mark, Amy E.

    2008-01-01

    Library and cross-disciplinary literature all stress the increasing importance of instructional technology in higher education. However, there is a dearth of articles detailing funding for library instructional technology. The bulk of library literature on funding for these projects focuses on one-time grant opportunities and on the architecture…

  14. Technology and Environmental Education: An Integrated Curriculum

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    Willis, Jana M.; Weiser, Brenda

    2005-01-01

    Preparing teacher candidates to integrate technology into their future classrooms effectively requires experience in instructional planning that utilizes technology to enhance student learning. Teacher candidates need to work with curriculum that supports a variety of technologies. Using Project Learning Tree and environmental education (EE),…

  15. Technology Implementation and Teacher Education: Reflective Models

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    Yamamoto, Junko; Kush, Joseph C.; Lombard, Ron; Hertzog, C. Jay

    2010-01-01

    Today's students are faced with the challenge of utilizing technology to support not only their personal lives, but also their academic careers. "Technology Implementation and Teacher Education: Reflective Models" provides teachers with the resources needed to address this challenge and develop new methodologies for addressing technology in…

  16. When are powerful learning environments effective? The role of learner activities and of students' conceptions of educational technology

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    Gerjets, Peter; Hesse, Friedrich

    2004-01-01

    The goal of this chapter is to outline a theoretical and empirical perspective on how learners' conceptions of educational technology might influence their learning activities and thereby determine the power of computer-based learning environments. Starting with an introduction to the concept of powerful learning environments we outline how recent developments in information and communication technologies might be used to implement these environments technologically. In the next step we refer...

  17. Considering Students' Perceptions: The Distance Education Student Satisfaction Model

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    Sahin, Ismail; Shelley, Mack

    2008-01-01

    In the current study, the Distance Education Student Satisfaction Model, estimated as a structural equation model, is proposed to understand better what predicts student satisfaction from online learning environments. In the present study, the following variables are employed based on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) (Davis, Bagozzi, &…

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

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    Lee, Rebecca Elizabeth

    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.

  19. Business school techspectations Technology in the daily lives and educational experiences of business students

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    Alexopoulos, Angelos; Lynn, Theo

    2010-01-01

    Business School Techspectations is the second in a series of reports based on research by the DCU Leadership, Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre (LInK) at DCU Business School. With its roots in an Irish business school, it is no surprise that LInK’s mission is to strengthen the competitiveness, productivity, innovation and entrepreneurial capacity of the Irish economy. Ireland’s next generation transformation will be enabled by information and communication technologies (ICT) and di...

  20. Employing Virtualization for Information Technology Education

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    Mirzoev, Timur

    2014-01-01

    This manuscript presents teaching and curriculum design for Information Technology classes. Today, students demand hands-on activities for the newest technologies. It is feasible to satisfy this appetite for exciting education by employing server virtualization technologies to teach advanced concepts with extensive hands-on assignments. Through utilization of virtualized servers, students are able to deploy, secure and manage virtual machines and networks in a contained envi...

  1. USE OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY IN PROMOTING DISTANCE EDUCATION

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    2012-01-01

    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.

  2. 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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    Kesici, Sahin

    2008-01-01

    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...

  3. Structural Engineering. Technology Learning Activity. Teacher Edition. Technology Education Series.

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    Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

    This curriculum guide provides technology learning activities designed to prepare students in grades 6-10 to work in the world of the future. The 8-day course provides exploratory, hands-on learning activities and information that can enhance the education of students of all types in an integrated curriculum that provides practical applications of…

  4. On School Educational Technology Leadership

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    Davies, Patricia M.

    2010-01-01

    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.…

  5. Measuring Students’ Penetration and Usage Trends of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Polytechnic Education: Ho Polytechnic, Ghana

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    Nana Yaw Asabere,; Mawuli Kwasi Ahegbebu

    2012-01-01

    Polytechnics in Ghana, which are ten (10) in number have amission to provide practically oriented Polytechnic Education inthe areas of science, technology, engineering and business to bothGhanaians and non Ghanaians on a global scale. In order forPolytechnics in Ghana to achieve their mission, Information andCommunication Technology (ICT) has a major role to play. Theprimary focus and aim of this research paper is to analysestudents’ penetration and usage trends of ICT for learning in one(1...

  6. A Study of Students' Learning Styles, Discipline Attitudes and Knowledge Acquisition in Technology-Enhanced Probability and Statistics Education

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    Christou, Nicolas; Dinov, Ivo D.

    2010-01-01

    Many modern technological advances have direct impact on the format, style and efficacy of delivery and consumption of educational content. For example, various novel communication and information technology tools and resources enable efficient, timely, interactive and graphical demonstrations of diverse scientific concepts. In this manuscript, we report on a meta-study of 3 controlled experiments of using the Statistics Online Computational Resources in probability and statistics courses. We...

  7. 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)

  8. 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...

  9. Gaming in Technology Education

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    Clark, Aaron C.; Ernst, Jeremy V.

    2009-01-01

    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

  10. Proceedings of the Conference on Graduate Student Research in Engineering and Technology Education (Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 22, 2008)

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    As part of the usual end of year meeting that has been a feature of the National Center for Engineering and Technology Education (NCETE) project, a conference intending to provide a forum for young voices in an outside of the Center was organized. The basic model for the gathering was borrowed from track and field. This was to be an intellectual…

  11. Are Special Education Students Happy?

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    Uusitalo-Malmivaara, Lotta; Kankaanpaa, Paula; Makinen, Tuula; Raeluoto, Tiina; Rauttu, Karoliina; Tarhala, Veera; Lehto, Juhani E.

    2012-01-01

    This study compared the subjective and school-related happiness of 75 11- to 16-year-old special education students to 77 age- and gender-matched mainstream students using two quantitative measures. Additionally, the respondents chose from a list of 12 putative happy makers what they felt increased their happiness. Ten special education students

  12. Exploring Students' Technology Acceptance in College Developmental Mathematics

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    Williams, Handan

    2012-01-01

    Technology has become a large component of teaching and learning in mathematics education. Gaining insight into students' technology acceptance factors is a crucial step in understanding instructional design and implementation of technology-based learning programs. Despite the widespread use of technology in education, few research efforts…

  13. 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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    Moraes, A. C.

    2014-02-01

    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.

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

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    2014-11-01

    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.

  15. Research on Technology and Physics Education

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    Bonham, Scott

    2010-10-01

    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.

  16. 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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    2009-08-01

    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.

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

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    Full Text Available 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.

  18. 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.

  19. The affective domain in medical technology education.

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    1980-08-01

    Evaluation of medical technology students often deemphasizes the affective behavioral domain. The intangible dimensions of the domain and its subsequent difficulties in measurement have been offered as rationales for this lack of curricular emphasis. The work of Klopfer and others in science education constitute a resource from which to construct an affective table of specifications for medical technology students. The Krathwohl taxonomy permits quantifications of these goals. Some techniques for such measurement (open-ended approaches, checklists, Likert scales, and semantic differentials) are reviewed. Finally, the nature of the interface between the affective and cognitive domains is analyzed. The clinical laboratory sciences educator functions as a nonverbal as well as a verbal affective role model for his/her students. This paper emphasizes the responsibility of the educator in creating flexible student assessment approaches in the domain. PMID:7424956

  20. 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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    Nortvig, Anne-Mette; Vestergaard, Kitt

    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.

  1. Investigating Distance Education Students' Study Skills

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    Poyraz, Cengiz

    2013-01-01

    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…

  2. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION IN NURSING EDUCATION

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    C. R. B. Costa

    2014-07-01

    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.

  3. Experiencing technology integration in education: children's perceptions

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

    2011-01-01

    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.

  4. Engineering and Technology Students' Perceptions of Courses

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    Mativo, John M.; Womble, Myra N.; Jones, Karen H.

    2013-01-01

    As cultural, social, political and economic changes take place, the secondary or high school curriculum should reflect and respond to changing needs and aspirations of students. Technology Education has been proactive in this arena as it has transformed over the decades to meet ever-changing societal needs. The most recent change to the discipline…

  5. Information Technologies supporting students’ mobility

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    Morawska-walasek, D.; Pia?tkowski, J.; Walasek, T.

    2007-01-01

    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 r...

  6. 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

  7. Disruptive Technologies in Higher Education

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    Flavin, Michael

    2012-01-01

    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…

  8. Education Quality Enhancement via Multimedia Technology

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

    2012-01-01

    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...

  9. City Planning/Infrastructure. Technology Learning Activity. Teacher Edition. Technology Education Series.

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    This document contains both an instructor's guide and a student guide for a city planning learning activity for technology education classes. The instructor's guide provides the following: an overview of technology education, a summary of activities and supplies needed for students to complete the learning activity, a supplies and materials…

  10. Technology-Enhanced Learning: The Effects of 1:1 Technology on Student Performance and Motivation

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    Spears, Susan Annette

    2012-01-01

    Accessibility of computers in the classroom is a major concern facing American students. To help meet U.S. technology education requirements, initiatives are in place throughout many school districts to increase the accessibility of computers for students to a ratio of 1:1. Although the number of technological devices placed in students'…

  11. Promoting Innovative Methods in Technology Education

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    Al-Nasra, Moayyad M.

    2012-01-01

    The engineering profession is very sensitive to the new changes in the engineering job market demand. The engineering job market is changing in a much faster rate than the engineering/engineering technology education. A 13-year study will be presented. The study focuses on the factors affecting the survival rate, student academic performance,…

  12. 3D Laser Scanning in Technology Education.

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    Flowers, Jim

    2000-01-01

    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)

  13. Engineering Technology Education: Bibliography, 1988.

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    Dyrud, Marilyn A.

    1989-01-01

    Lists articles and books related to engineering technology education published in 1988. Items are grouped administration, aeronautical, architectural, CAD/CAM, civil, computers, curriculum, electrical/electronics, industrial, industry/government/employers, instructional technology, laboratories, lasers, liberal studies, manufacturing, mechanical,…

  14. 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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    Ibrahim Abdul Ghani Salameh; Mohammad Falah Ali Khawaldeh

    2014-01-01

    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 Educa...

  15. Automotive Technology Student Learning Styles and Their Implications for Faculty

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    Threeton, Mark D.; Walter, Richard A.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  16. Educational Technology Media Method in Teaching and Learning Progress

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    Sakat, Ahamad A.; Zin, Mohamad Z. M.; Rusli Muhamad; Anzaruddin Ahmad; Ahmad, Nurfahiratul A.; Kasmo, Mohd A.

    2012-01-01

    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 proce...

  17. Teachers’ views regarding assessment in technology education

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    Gumaelius, Lena; Hartell, Eva; Sva?rdh, Joakim

    2013-01-01

    Numerous studies have demonstrated that there is a lack of certified technology teachers in Swedish schools. In this study we explore possible differences between teachers with and without subject-specific education in technology didactics. The research question highlights to what extent teachers with subject-specific training (1) are using steering documents and (2) assessing students differently compared to teachers without academic subject-specific training. The collected data consists of ...

  18. Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education

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    The Triangle Coalition is a nonprofit organization with the goal of bringing together "the voices of government, business, and education to improve the quality and outcome of mathematics, science, and technology education." The website describes their three major areas of activity as "advocacy, communication, and programmatic efforts to advance science, mathematics, and technology education for all students." The Advocacy section of the website provides several online resources to assist members in reaching government representatives and reviews current legislative news. Although some of the materials the organization offers are available only to its members, the Triangle Coalition Electronic Bulletin, an electronic newsletter, is available free online for visitors and highlights current developments in math, science and technology education. Additional resources for non-members include comparison sheets, factsheets and historical information on federal programs relating to math, science, and technology education. The section on programmatic activities describes the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program, which brings selected mathematics, science, and technology teachers to Washington, D.C., where they work as professional staff members in Congressional offices, the Department of Energy, NASA, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, or the National Science Foundation.

  19. Technology Education Graduate Education: Factors Influencing Participation.

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    Cardon, Phillip L.; Rogers, George E.

    A modified Delphi technique was used to identify the factors that positively influence technology education teachers' decision to enroll in graduate education programs and the barriers to their enrollment in advanced degree programs. Two pairs of Delphi panels were established. The doctoral panels consisted of 15 recent doctoral graduates and 30…

  20. Postmodern Excursions into Educational Technology.

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    Hlynka, Denis

    1991-01-01

    Explains postmodernism and discusses the role of postmodernism as it relates to educational technology and various paradigms for educational technology. Highlights include the systems approach to instructional design and the relationship between the psychological paradigm of constructivism and the aesthetic paradigm of poststructuralism. (15…

  1. The Engineering of Technology Education

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    Salinger, Gerhard L.

    2005-01-01

    Engineering technology education (as distinguished from Engineering Technology education) is a design problem. In engineering, an important consideration is to determine the goal of the design. What is the desired result? For whom is it desirable? What are the unintended consequences? In this article, the author continues to raise the questions of…

  2. Potential of Social Networking Sites for Distance Education Student Engagement

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    Lester, Jaime; Perini, Michael

    2010-01-01

    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…

  3. Psychological Foundations of Educational Technology.

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    Trow, Wm. Clark, Ed.; Haddan, Eugene E., Ed.

    This book of readings in educational psychology for teachers contains selections which are both historical and technological. More emphasis is placed on general information and direct educational applications than on theoretical and experimental education psychology, and some of the articles have been abridged. Topics covered include teacher…

  4. Student Preparedness for Distance Education.

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    Mattice, Nancy J.; Dixon, Phillip Scott

    This paper presents the results of a student survey on computer-mediated distance education (DE) at the College of the Canyons. The survey queried students about whether DE fit their lifestyle, previous DE courses, access to a computer, the Internet and e-mail, and whether they would enroll in an on-line course. A total of 906 surveys were…

  5. Educating RARE Students

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    Berry, David

    2010-01-01

    Education is considered to be one of the most important activities children, adolescents, and adults will ever engage in during one's lifetime. Not only does education, particularly higher education, prepare an individual for a professional career, it is also designed for personal, civic, and cultural development. Research has demonstrated the…

  6. 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.

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

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    Christopher Ziguras

    2001-01-01

    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...

  8. Promoting Earth Systems Education Using Geospatial Technologies

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    This presentation, from a United States Department of Education teacher workshop, introduces teachers to recent technological advances, including remote sensing satellites, that enable students to observe Earth from a top-down, bottom-up perspective. It also examines resources available online, such as digital libraries and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, and a variety of organizations such as Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) and the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) that promote Earth system science education and use of real-time data in the classroom. Materials include presentation slides and participant handouts.

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

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    Eva R Fåhræus

    2004-04-01

    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.

  10. Motivation of engineering students in higher education

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    Nick Savage

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines motivational factors affecting Higher Education (HE students in the Faculty of Technology at the University of Portsmouth. A reliable identification of motivational factors would usefully inform pedagogical interventions. Students who are more intrinsically motivated may benefit from less prescriptive assignments which offer more freedom to choose from ‘formative’ assessment topics in which they have a greater personal interest. For those who are more extrinsically motivated, where the final, ‘summative’ grade is thought of as the most important, pedagogical styles may less influence students’ motivation. In the current study, the investigatory approaches employed to assess motivation discover different results. While questionnaire responses indicated that students operate both intrinsically and extrinsically, semi-structured interviews found little evidence of the former, with most students indicating that they operate extrinsically.

  11. Curriculum Consonance and Dissonance in Technology Education Classrooms

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    Brown, Ryan A.

    2009-01-01

    In a time of increased accountability, a tightened curriculum, and fewer curricular choices for students, technology education in the United States is in the position of defending itself by "carving a niche" in the school curriculum. Justifying the place of technology education is becoming increasingly difficult, as there has been little agreement…

  12. "The" Problem in Technology Education (A Definite Article)

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    Flowers, Jim

    2010-01-01

    As with any field, technology education and its close relatives have numerous strengths and weaknesses. One of these weaknesses has too long been overlooked, and it is the subject of this article. One might think of technology education as empowering students, divergently fostering their own creativity. An abundance of design briefs shows that…

  13. Challenges and Opportunities Facing Technology Education in Taiwan

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    Lee, Lung-Sheng Steven

    2009-01-01

    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…

  14. Integrating Technology in STEM Education

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    Priya Chacko

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Students have access to the Internet at their fingertips via e-tablets and smart phones. However, the STEM fields are struggling to remain relevant in students’ lives outside the classroom. In an effort to improve high school science curricula and to keep students engaged in the classroom, we developed a technology-rich bioengineering summer program for high school students in grades 9-12. The program utilized touch screen technology in conjunction with hands-on experiments and traditional lecturing to create an entertaining, relevant, and effective classroom experience.

  15. Improving Distance Education for University Students: Issues and Experiences of Students in Cities and Rural Areas.

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    Purnell, Ken; Cuskelly, Eve; Danaher, Patrick

    1996-01-01

    This study examined issues related to improving the quality of distance education courses that were raised by university students in Australia. Focus group sessions were held in rural and urban areas in Queensland that discussed student interaction with lecturers, assessment tasks, flexibility, study materials, mentors, and educational technology.…

  16. Management Technology of Students’ Independent Work

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    Melis K. Asanaliev

    2012-09-01

    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.

  17. Avenues to Success--Developing a Thriving Technology Education Program

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    Wynn, Gary

    2008-01-01

    Across the USA, technology education has faced many challenges over the past several decades. Educational changes and reform at all levels seem to have had a positive effect on the required classes or "core" courses. As a result, "elective" courses seem to be delegated to a secondary role in a student's education. In Greenfield-Central High…

  18. Educational Technology Media Method in Teaching and Learning Progress

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    Ahamad A. Sakat

    2012-01-01

    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.

  19. Technology-Mediated Supervision of Undergraduate Students' Dissertations

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    Jaldemark, Jimmy; Lindberg, J. Ola

    2013-01-01

    In Sweden, technology-mediated participation has increased in tertiary education, which has led to changing conditions for its delivery. However, one part has proven more resistant to change, technology-mediated or not: the supervision of students' undergraduate dissertation work. This article presents a study that analyses technological

  20. The Impact of Technology on Education

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    Lagowski, J. J.

    1995-08-01

    Near the top of the list of critical issues in education is the appropriate use of technology in the educational process. It is clear that some type of investment in educational technology, specifically interactive computing, is essential for nearly all institutions, and indeed, many have made some purchases already. Despite that fact, the leadership of educational institutions face a complex set of problems in this regard. What portion of a (probably) shrinking budget should be allocated to this expanding area? Which options from a growing array of technological choices are the most appropriate for a particular environment? Which of these options are essentials, and which are luxuries? What sorts of technology will benefit students the most? What is needed now in order to keep from falling (even further) behind a few years hence? The pressure to do something is great, and it is often exacerbated by arguments of efficiency that have little foundation in fact. For example, suggestions are often made that an investment in educational technology will help handle more students. This point of view may ultimately prevail, but little evidence on this point is currently available. Indeed, it appears that more faculty/staff effort is required to bring interactive technology into students' hands in a meaningful way. Often ignored is the amount of training necessary for a spectrum of novice users. Another argument often made is that empowering students with interactive technology will somehow lessen pressure on the current (classical) library operation. Presumably, this effect will come about through access to the Internet resources. As currently constituted, the Internet carries information of widely varying quality, ranging from the systematic holdings of many of the fine libraries of the world to outright garbage (from an intellectual point of view). Information on the Internet (other than that from libraries) is often unedited or unorganized to the extent that potential users must employ reasonably sophisticated skills and insights to extract useful information from the abundance of dross. These, of course, are the kinds of skills academe is expected to instill in undergraduates; they are not easily acquired by the "sink or swim" technique, which is often the way students learn to use electronic information systems. Clearly, if this is the only method of instruction we have to offer, students and their parents might be forgiven for questioning the value added by academe to this process. Content-oriented instructors who attempt to use interactive technology to help students learn currently have to spend a considerable amount of time and effort to address these kinds of issues, and, of course, such efforts are usually add-ons in most institutions, where little recognition or encouragement is afforded to the design and development of new courses. Augmenting a course with interactive technology takes considerably more effort than preparing a few new lecture for a standard course, a fact well understood by those who have tried. Finally, there are the lurking problems associated with success. History tells us that very successful computation center operations ultimately attract more clients than they can handle with their existing equipment, often with the result that the quality of their services begins to degrade. Information technology does not necessarily save time or money, at least in the early phases, and it's not at all obvious that it ever will. Information technology may enable us to do some things we cannot do well in the current environment (e.g., providing students feedback on their work via electronic mail) as well as to do some things much easier or better than is now possible (e.g., accessing information and conducting research). However, such benefits do not automatically translate into economies. For example, with regard to feedback to students, it is not obvious that a teacher in a class, of say, a hundred or more students can actually provide continuous feedback for a full term without assistance of some

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

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    Lanas, Maija

    2014-01-01

    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…

  2. Intervención educativa sobre VIH/SIDA en estudiantes de Tecnología en Atención Estomatológica / Educational intervention about HIV/AIDS with students of Technology in Dentistry Care

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    Katia, Díaz Valdés; Maite, Reinoso Díaz; María Isabel, Miló Puentes; Modesto Antonio, Iglesias Iglesias.

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio analítico, longitudinal y prospectivo con intervención grupal a estudiantes de segundo y tercer año de Tecnología de la Salud en Atención Estomatológica de la Filial "Simón Bolívar" en Pinar del Río, en el período comprendido de septiembre 2009 a julio de 2010 con el objetivo d [...] e identificar los conocimientos que tenían los estudiantes sobre VIH/Sida y así poder aplicar un programa educativo que contribuyera a elevar sus conocimientos para la prevención y diagnóstico precoz de la enfermedad. La muestra estuvo formada por todos los estudiantes de segundo y tercer año, 28 y 37 respectivamente, que fueron encuestados antes y después de la aplicación del programa educativo cumpliendo así con las tres etapas de ejecución planificadas: diagnóstico, intervención y evaluación. Para la comparación del efecto de la encuesta antes y después de aplicar el programa educativo se realizaron las pruebas de Wilcoxon y Mann-Whitney obteniendo diferencia altamente significativa en cuanto al nivel de conocimiento adquirido por los estudiantes, que se incrementó en un 92.3% luego de la intervención lo que demostró el resultado positivo de su aplicación, además de lograr la creación de promotores de salud y comunicadores para desarrollar la capacitación al resto de los estudiantes de la carrera. Abstract in english An analytical, longitudinal and prospective study with a group intervention among students of the second and third academic courses in Technology in Dentistry Care was conducted at "Simon Bolivar" Affiliated Health Institute in Pinar del Rio from September 2009 to July 2010 with the purpose of ident [...] ifying knowledge of the students about HIV/AIDS to apply and educational program which could contribute to increase awareness of prevention and early diagnosis of the disease. The sample included all the students from the second (28) and third (37) academic years respectively, a survey was put into effect before and after the application of the educational program, following the three stages planned: diagnosis, intervention and assessment. To compare the effects of the survey before and after its application the tests of Wilcoxon and Mann-Whitney were made, achieving a very significant difference regarding the level of knowledge acquired by the students, which increased in 92.3% after the intervention, demonstrating the positive results of its application; reaching the creation of health promoters and communicators to develop the training of the rest of the students of the specialty as well.

  3. Students’ vulnerability in educational research

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    Sykes, Leanne; Dullabh, Hemant

    2012-01-01

    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. ...

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

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    Pursell, David P.

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    Christopher Ziguras

    2001-10-01

    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.

  6. Gaming Research for Technology Education

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    Clark, Aaron C.; Ernst, Jeremy

    2009-01-01

    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…

  7. Information Technologies supporting students’ mobility

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    D. Morawska-Walasek

    2007-11-01

    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.

  8. Sociological Support for the Job Placement of Students and Graduates of Higher Educational Institutions: The Experience of the Moscow Institute of Aviation and Technology (MATI)

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    Bolotin, I. S.; Basalai, S. I.; Pugach, V. F.; Mikhailov, A. A.

    2013-01-01

    The weak connection between Russia's system of higher education and the labor market in Russia requires that greater attention be paid to preparing students for successful, employment. This will require more careful research into best practices, and the development of more effective links between employers and educational institutions.

  9. Students' Mentoring Relationships in Social Work Education

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    Terri Moore Brown; Chester Dilday; Oliver Johnson; Delma Jackson; Debra Brown

    2008-01-01

    Does mentoring help students stay in school? Do students seek out mentors in the higher educational system? 127 graduate and undergraduate students from selected social work education programs were surveyed. An 80-item questionnaire was used to determine if and how graduate and undergraduate social work students were engaged in mentoring relationships. The types of activities mentors perform with students were examined. Of those graduate and undergraduate students, 52% of students reported...

  10. Engineering Technology Education Bibliography, 1990.

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    Dyrud, Marilyn A.

    1991-01-01

    Lists over 340 materials published in 1990 related to engineering technology education and grouped under the following headings: administration; architectural; computer-assisted design/management (CAD/CAM); civil; computers; curriculum; electrical/electronics; industrial; industry/government/employers; instructional technology; laboratories;…

  11. Technologies and distance education

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    Pascal LEROUX

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available n this paper, our aims is to clarify the university contexts and underlying instructional approaches in which on-line education works are engaged and the influence of these contexts on this same works. This positioning should facilitate the reading, interpretation and understanding of the articles of this special issue, as well as ensure the intelligibility of the current trends on the distance education. We want to make sure that the contributions to this issue are within the reach of both French-speaking academic cultures, France and Quebec. We have the feeling that there are significant differences between French and Quebecer experiences concerning the distance education and the use of ICT in education.

  12. Problem Solving in Technology Education: A Taoist Perspective.

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    Flowers, Jim

    1998-01-01

    Offers a new approach to teaching problem solving in technology education that encourages students to apply problem-solving skills to improving the human condition. Suggests that technology teachers incorporate elements of a Taoist approach in teaching by viewing technology as a tool with a goal of living a harmonious life. (JOW)

  13. Supporting Student Research with Semantic Technologies and Digital Archives

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    Martinez-Garcia, Agustina; Corti, Louise

    2012-01-01

    This article discusses how the idea of higher education students as producers of knowledge rather than consumers can be operationalised by means of student research projects, in which processes of research archiving and analysis are enabled through the use of semantic technologies. It discusses how existing digital repository frameworks can be…

  14. Discovery Camp Excites Students about Engineering and Technology Careers

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    Massiha, G. H.

    2011-01-01

    In the United States and elsewhere, there is a dramatic shortage of engineers and technologists. And, unfortunately, these professions often suffer from a lack of awareness among K-12 students. Clearly, educators need to show students the very exciting and lucrative aspects of these fields. Engineering and technology are consistently listed by…

  15. Harnessing the Complexity of Education with Information Technology

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    Gershenson, Carlos

    2014-01-01

    Education at all levels is facing several challenges in most countries, such as low quality, high costs, lack of educators, and unsatisfied student demand. Traditional approaches are becoming unable to deliver the required education. Several causes for this inefficiency can be identified. I argue that beyond specific causes, the lack of effective education is related to complexity. However, information technology is helping us overcome this complexity.

  16. Cooperative learning in higher education using weblogs : a study with undergraduate students of education in Portugal

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    Coutinho, Clara Pereira

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents an experience of internet integration in an Education Program of the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. The project was developed in the first semester of 2006/2007 and integrated 23 undergraduate students who attended Educational and Communication Technology (ECT) class. Students, in small groups, were encouraged to set up and maintain a weblog as a portfolio of the team work. Cooperative learning was the central object of study: students worked together to maximize th...

  17. 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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    Roberto Dair García de la Rosa

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available 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 nivel 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 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 diseases 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 < 0,05. Results: There was a predominance of female sex and the 17-21 age range (53,5 %. Before the intervention, students had scant information about FBDs (47,2 %, their causal agents, and the measures to reduce or eradicate them. Conclusions: The educational intervention performed proved effective. Therefore, we recommend to extend the experience to health schools where food-borne diseases constitute a health risk for students and workers.

  18. 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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    Ibrahim Abdul Ghani Salameh

    2014-10-01

    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.

  19. Engaging Students in STEM Education

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    Kennedy, T. J.; Odell, M. R. L.

    2014-01-01

    With the "flattening" of the global economy in the 21st century, the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) has taken on new importance as economic competition has become truly global. STEM education has evolved into a meta-discipline, an integrated effort that removes the traditional barriers between these…

  20. Use of Educational Technology in Promoting Distance Education

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    Rashid, Muhammad; Elahi, Uzma

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Settachai Chaisanit; Chiraphorn Chomyim; Samphan Chandee

    2013-01-01

    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...

  2. Students' Risk Perceptions of Nanotechnology Applications: Implications for Science Education

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    Gardner, Grant; Jones, Gail; Taylor, Amy; Forrester, Jennifer; Robertson, Laura

    2010-01-01

    Scientific literacy as a goal of a science education reform remains an important discourse in the research literature and is a key component of students' understanding and acceptance of emergent technologies like nanotechnology. This manuscript focuses on undergraduate engineering students' perceptions of the risks and benefits posed by…

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

    2012-08-01

    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

  4. Searching for Moral Guidance about Educational Technology.

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    Nichols, Randall G.

    1994-01-01

    Considers moral issues related to educational technology. Highlights include educational biotechnology; ways in which educational technology can be detrimental to educational achievement and is ecologically harmful; technology and morality; and pertinent philosophies, including Habermas' critical theory, Rorty's liberal ironist, and Barrett's…

  5. Technology Adoption in K-12 Education: A Qualitative Study Using TAM3 to Explore Why Technology Is Underutilized

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    Mosley, Victoria V. W.

    2012-01-01

    Educators, researchers, and the government speculate that technology can reform education and contribute to increased student learning. Despite extensive efforts to equip the K-12 schools with technology, the challenge is more than just getting technology into classrooms; it is getting teachers to use the technologies. The goal of this…

  6. Incorporating Student Activities into Climate Change Education

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

    2013-12-01

    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.

  7. Linking Critical Pedagogy and Education Technology (2013)

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    Jonathon Henderson

    2013-01-01

    This paper discusses the importance of linking critical pedagogy and educational technology. It begins by discussing the growth of critical pedagogy and the increasing importance placed on educational technology. Next it introduces concepts of critical pedagogy, such as the banking system of education. This paper concludes with a discussion of the reasons why a critical perspective on educational technology is needed and the use of community to link critical pedagogy and educational technology.

  8. Distance Education in Technological Age

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    Sharma, R. C.

    2005-01-01

    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...

  9. Mining Educational Data to Analyze Students' Performance

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    Brijesh Kumar Baradwaj; Saurabh Pal

    2012-01-01

    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' performa...

  10. The peculiarities of student's general physical education abroad

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    Tomenko O.A.

    2010-10-01

    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.

  11. Educator, Student, and Employer Priorities for Tech Prep Student Outcomes.

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    Bragg, Debra D.

    A study used concept mapping to identify, classify, and prioritize student outcomes for use in building a foundation for evaluating tech prep programs. The study involved 61 stakeholders from 3 stakeholder groups: 24 educators, 18 students, and 19 employers, who rated 98 student outcomes statements gleaned from educational literature on tech prep…

  12. Educational Games and Virtual Reality as Disruptive Technologies

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    Psotka, Joseph

    2013-01-01

    New technologies often have the potential for disrupting existing established practices, but nowhere is this so pertinent as in education and training today. And yet, education has been glacially slow to adopt these changes in a large scale way, and innovations seem to be imposed mainly by students' and their changing social lifestyles than…

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

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    Moyle, Kathryn

    2010-01-01

    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…

  14. Using ClassPad-technology in the education of students of electrical engineering (Fourier- and Laplace-Transformation)

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    Paditz, Ludwig

    2012-01-01

    By the help of several examples the interactive work with the ClassPad330 is considered. The student can solve difficult exercises of practical applications step by step using the symbolic calculation and the graphic possibilities of the calculator. Sometimes several fields of mathematics are combined to solve a problem. Let us consider the ClassPad330 (with the actual operating system OS 03.03) and discuss on some new exercises in analysis, e.g. solving a linear differential equation by t...

  15. Postmodern Educational Technology. ERIC Digest.

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    Hlynka, Denis; Yeaman, Andrew R. J.

    The field of educational technology was built on the positivist, modernist search for a best medium towards universal communication and the teaching of predetermined behavior and thinking patterns. Once, this medium was thought to be motion pictures, then television, then programmed instruction, and today it is hoped that it will be instructional…

  16. An Educated View of Technology.

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    White, Mary Alice

    For education to respond to the new technologies that offer tools for mind expansion, the concept of information itself must be redefined. Instruction via electronic sources is a very different way of learning than instruction by print: electronic instruction is highly interactive, under the user's control, and full of imagery. Imagery is the…

  17. Potential of information technology in dental education.

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    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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    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

  18. The role of technology and digital gaming in nurse education.

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    Johnston, Brian; Boyle, Liz; MacArthur, Ewan; Manion, Baltasar Fernandez

    2013-03-13

    There is growing evidence that using e-learning and digital gaming technology can support students in their learning. An international project, Continuing/Higher Education in Research Methods Using Games, funded by the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme and led by a team at the University of the West of Scotland, aims to develop interactive activities and games to support nursing and social science students. This article looks at the scope of the project in helping to deliver nurse education. PMID:23556215

  19. Nursing students’ perspectives on clinical education

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    Heidari, Mohammad Reza; Norouzadeh, Reza

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: The importance of optimal clinical nursing education in professional skills development is undeniable. In clinical education, nursing students are often faced with problems. Recognizing nursing students’ perception on clinical education is the first step to remove the barriers of this challenge.

  20. Correlates of Student Stress in Secondary Education

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    Meijer, Joost

    2007-01-01

    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…

  1. ROLES OF PROFESSIONAL SCIENTISTS AND RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS IN THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES PREPARING TO ENTER THE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS WORKFORCE

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    Scientists at the Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, FL have developed considerable experience in organizing and carrying out science education outreach activities for minority and disabled students. The author was invited to participate in a symposium on the ...

  2. STUDENT’S INDIVIDUAL STYLE IN COMPETENCE APPROACH TO EDUCATION

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    Glazkov Alexandr Vladimirovich

    2012-09-01

    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.

  3. Library Experience for Applied Engineering Technology Students

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    Bhatt, Jay

    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.

  4. Educational Technology Services, Customer Services Team. Final Report.

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    Gruhn, Bill; Keys, Terry; Bates, Pat; Cheasty, Diane; Christian, Marilyn; Cunningham, Bob; Ferguson, Bianca; Lewis, Millie; Mancuso, Ellen; Ryther, Dick; Weidel, Pam

    The report describes the evaluations of the current practices of Educational Technology Services (ETS) at Monroe Community College (New York) by the Customer Service Team. ETS provides all aspects of technology support to the College. The "customers" of ETS include students, faculty and staff. With the goal of developing a Customer Services Plan,…

  5. Science Fiction in Social Education: Exploring Consequences of Technology

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    Mason, Lance E.

    2013-01-01

    An NCSS Technology Position Statement and Guidelines, published in 2006 (an updated version is published in this issue of "Social Education"), affirms that social studies students should critically examine relations between technology and society. This article describes how teachers can use science fiction to introduce critical questions…

  6. Experiencing Technology Integration in Education: Children's Perceptions

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    Baytak, Ahmet; Tarman, Bülent; Ayas, Cemalettin

    2011-01-01

    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 common perceptions toward their experience with technology integration. Furthermore, the…

  7. Interprofessional education: the student perspective.

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    Lumague, Melodie; Morgan, Alisha; Mak, Diana; Hanna, Mary; Kwong, Joanne; Cameron, Colette; Zener, Dori; Sinclair, Lynne

    2006-06-01

    The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (Toronto Rehab) is a current leader in the movement of interprofessional education (IPE) initiatives in Ontario, Canada. Nine students from seven different health care disciplines, including medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, social work, and speech language pathology participated in the second IPE clinical placement in the winter of 2005 on Toronto Rehab's Stroke inpatient unit. In an effort to increase interprofessional collaboration, improve communication skills, foster respect and enhance knowledge of the different roles each discipline plays on the health care team, these students met together over a five week period and participated in interprofessional group sessions led by different health care professional leaders from the unit. This paper discusses the students' perspectives on this IPE experience and the corresponding benefits and challenges. All participants in the study recognized the importance of interprofessional teamwork in patient care and agreed that all health care education should include opportunities enabling them to develop the skills, behaviours and attitudes needed for interprofessional collaboration. PMID:16777792

  8. Motivating Young Students to Start a Career in Nuclear: The Basic Course of Science and Nuclear Technology, An Educational Activity of Spanish Young Generation in Nuclear (JÓVENES NUCLEARES)

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    Jimenez Varas, Gonzalo; Mun?oz, A.; Jardi, X.

    2011-01-01

    The main objective of this course, conducted by Jóvenes Nucleares (Spanish Young Generation in Nuclear, JJNN), a non-profit organization that depends on the Spanish Nuclear Society (SNE) is to pass on basic knowledge about Science and Nuclear Technology to the general public, mostly students and introduce them to its most relevant points. The purposes of this course are to provide general information, to answer the most common questions about Nuclear Energy and to motivate the young student...

  9. Technology Education in New Jersey, 1990.

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    Montclair State Coll., Upper Montclair, NJ.

    Policymakers and educators agree that technology education is crucial to the development of a technologically literate society that can compete successfully in the world of the 21st century. Technology education is the study of: the application of adaptive systems, including tools, capital, materials, processes, energy, information, and people;…

  10. Education to Meet Student Needs for Society's Needs: Continuing Education

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    Bernardi, Vincent W.

    1976-01-01

    A self instructional learning center developed at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy provides alternative educational opportunities for pharmacy students at all levels of education and practice. (Author)

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

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    Aghaee, Naghmeh

    2010-01-01

    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...

  12. Career Education and the Learning Disabled Student.

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    Gillet, Pamela

    1980-01-01

    The career "cascade" approach to career education for learning disabled students is described. The model is developed on the belief that career education must be life centered, developmental, and individually designed. (PHR)

  13. Teaching Driver Education Technology to Novice Drivers.

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    Young, Anthony

    A cybernetic unit in driver education was developed to help grade 10 students develop the skills needed to acquire and process driver education information and prepare for the driving phase of driver education in grade 11. Students used a simulator to engage in a series of scenarios designed to promote development of social, behavioral, and mental…

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

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    Leddy, Mark H.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  15. 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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    2007-04-01

    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.

  16. Are Students Customers in Finnish Higher Education?

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    Vuori, Johanna

    2013-01-01

    This study examines Finnish higher education students' perceptions of whether students are customers, based on qualitative interview data. The article contributes to the discussion on students as customers by giving attention to students' own voices from a country where tuition fees are not generally collected. The data are presented and analysed…

  17. Mathematical potential of special education students

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    Peltenburg, M. C.

    2012-01-01

    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...

  18. Building technology services that address student needs.

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    Le Ber, Jeanne M; Lombardo, Nancy T; Wimmer, Erin

    2015-01-01

    A 16-question technology use survey was conducted to assess incoming health sciences students' knowledge of and interest in current technologies, and to identify student device and tool preferences. Survey questions were developed by colleagues at a peer institution and then edited to match this library's student population. Two years of student responses have been compiled, compared, and reviewed as a means for informing library decisions related to technology and resource purchases. Instruction and event programming have been revised to meet student preferences. Based on the number of students using Apple products, librarians are addressing the need to become more proficient with this platform. PMID:25611437

  19. Evaluating Technology Resistance and Technology Satisfaction on Students' Performance

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    Norzaidi, Mohd Daud; Salwani, Mohamed Intan

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: Using the extended task-technology fit (TTF) model, this paper aims to examine technology resistance, technology satisfaction and internet usage on students' performance. Design/methodology/approach: The study was conducted at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor, Malaysia and questionnaires were distributed to 354 undergraduate students.…

  20. Students education and training for Slovak NPP

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    Full text: Preparation of operating staff for nuclear industry is and also has to be one of the most serious education processes mainly in the Central-European countries where about 40-50% of electricity is produced in nuclear power plants. In the central-European Region exists a very extensive and also effective international collaboration in nuclear industry and education. Similarly good situation is also on the level of universities and technical high schools in this area. Slovak university of technology Bratislava established contacts with many universities in abroad in utilization of research and training reactors. Slovak University of Technology is the largest and also oldest technological university in Slovakia. Surely more than 50% of high-educated technicians who work nowadays in nuclear industry graduated from this university. Its importance increased in the last few years because after political changes there is a small interest in study at Russian and Czech universities, where traditionally a lot of technicians graduated in the past. In every specialisation there are fixed number of compulsory subjects. Also each of 17 Departments offers a group of optional subjects, from which every student can choose a subgroup of courses that interest them most and relate to their future specialisation. Some optional subjects can be studied at another university or university abroad. Excellent students from all specializations can surely find jobs in nuclear industry, ban surely find jobs in nuclear industry, but for the operating staff it is recommended to study Power Plant Engineering and Power electronics. There is a possibility (beside the obligatory subjects) to choose a batch of 12 optional subjects focused on peaceful use of nuclear energy. Individual works of students (annual projects, diploma theses) in which they consult the independently earned knowledge with supervisors and experts from practice is very important. An extension of total study-length to 5,5 years created space for more precise elaboration of diploma thesis. In addition to regular academic education we perform post-gradual courses: 'Safety aspects of NPP operation'. The main goal is to increase safety culture of NPP operation and target groups are operation staff of NPP, NRA officers, nuclear safety specialists - all graduated from technical universities with at least two years practice in nuclear industry. On international level we organised the 4 weeks 'IAEA Regional Training Course on Safety, Management and Utilization of Research Reactors' which was held in Bratislava (Slovakia) and Vienna (Austria) during March 05-30th 2001. IAEA in co-operation with the Department of Nuclear Physics and Technology of the Slovak University of Technology and the Atominstitut of Austrian Universities Vienna prepared and realized this training course with the aim to train junior staff from research reactors in various aspects of safety, management and utilization of research reactors. All participants had to have at least 4 years experiences in operation, management, utilization or regulation of research reactors. Lectures covered the topics in nuclear design and operation, neutron physics, reactor physics, health physics, dosimetry, reactor instrumentation, fuel management decontamination procedures, preparation of experiments at research reactors and others. Beside theoretical part of the course, the practical exercises at TRIGA II reactor in Vienna constituted an important part of training. The course was held in English for participants from 6 countries (Slovakia, Russia, Romania, Hungary, Ukraine, Turkey) and thank support of IAEA was fully provided with textbooks and laboratory guides. This year we take part via students and 2 professors the second run of the Eugene Wiegner course establishing in frame of ENEN project. According to international experiences obtained during the last 3 years, we created The Slovak Nuclear Education Network (SNEN) which is supervised at our Department. Coordination of nuclear education is essentially important on the regional

  1. Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology

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    Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology (ANENT) is a highly effective web-based educational system to complement conventional knowledge transfer methods by networking teachers, students, and their institutions that are engaged or interested in the peaceful uses of nuclear technology and other applications. ANENT is primarily aimed at Asia and the Pacific region, where huge economic growth is now under way and expected to continue, accompanied by rapidly increasing demand for energy. The demand cannot, and should not, be met only by fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are limited and increasingly expensive, and are thought to be the largest cause of global warming. Nuclear energy is expected to play an important role to close the widening gap between energy supply and demand. While some countries in Asia have been operating nuclear power plants (NPP) for decades, there are some potential newcomer countries to nuclear power programmes. Other countries are to maintain and expand the use of radiation and radioisotopes. Demand in human resources is increasing in the field of energy and nuclear technology in the region. At the same time, however, many countries are facing urgent issues of nuclear knowledge management such as 'brain drain', shortage of educational opportunities, resources and facilities. Thus, the Asian region needs to develop a wide spectrum of nuclear education and training programmes for capacity and infrastructure building. The basic concept of ANENT ware building. The basic concept of ANENT was discussed and agreed upon at a consultancy meeting held in Daejeon, the Republic of Korea(2003), in cooperation with Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI). On the basis of the basic agreement, ANENT was established at the first coordination committee meeting held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2004), with the cooperation of the Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology Research (Malaysian Nuclear Agency). The participants agreed upon the initial Terms of Reference and an action plan for launching ANENT. Implementation of five group activities was also agreed upon. ANENT is a new regional partnership for knowledge management and capacity building in the peaceful applications of nuclear technology. It aims at aiding networking of nuclear research institutes, universities, and other educational facilities as well as developing a web-based education and training system to complement existing mechanisms. This regional partnership is intended to disseminate knowledge and information on nuclear technology in a reliable and economic manner to a broader audience

  2. Student Projects: Hands-on Experience with Mechanical Engineering Technology

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    Campbell, Ian D.

    For several years, the Engineering Technology Department (ETD) at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) has sponsored a variety of student led competition vehicle programs. These programs have enjoyed considerable success in competitions around the country, and have spawned a thriving research community at MTSU, culminating with the foundation of the Experimental Vehicles Program (EVP) at MTSU during the summer of 2004. The vehicle projects sponsored by EVP, including a Solar Vehicle, Solar Boat, Formula car, Mini Baja, and a human powered Moon Buggy, give engineering technology students invaluable experience solving real world engineering problems. The vehicle teams themselves provide a support network that introduces younger students to more experienced older students who are glad to share the hard won knowledge they have gained, and are often willing to help with homework. This paper illustrates the effectiveness of extra-curricular student led projects in educating students for the challenges they will face on the job. EVP, along with other ETD sponsored projects, supplement the standard Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum at MTSU by: " Attracting new and undeclared students to the Engineering Technology Department and the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) concentration " Increasing retention rates among first year MET students " Challenging those students to apply their classroom skills in designing and building vehicles for national and international competitions " Encouraging independent research into specific problems associated with vehicle design and construction " Fostering effective communication, leadership, and project management skills.

  3. Problem Solving in Technology Education: A Taoist Perspective

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    Flowers, Jim

    Problem solving and product design experiences can empower students by presenting unique learning opportunities. Although the problem solving method may have been important to technology education, as well as industrial arts, as far back as the 1920s (Foster, 1994), the movement to incorporate more problem solving and product design in technology education kept surfacing in the 1990s. For example, the Commonwealth of Virginia introduced a series of high school technology courses grouped together as Design and Technology (Virginia Department of Education, 1992); TIES Magazine's web site offered 70 video tapes "that will support the teaching of design, problem solving and technology" (Ties, 1998); the use of design briefs was emphasized (Ritz & Deal, 1992); the popularity of a textbook titled Design and Problem Solving in Technology (Hutchinson & Karsnitz, 1994) continued to grow; and smiling students and their technological inventions were featured in articles (Edwards, 1996), at fairs, and in promotional materials. In the newer approaches to technology education that center on design, students are often asked to design new products. They creatively invent products like: pizza cutters with built-in flashlights; roller skates that work in sand; hats with built-in fans for cooling; and yet another way to store compact discs. Target Audience: 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators

  4. Evaluations of Students on Facebook as an Educational Environment

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    Ahmet Naci Çoklar

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Taking cognizance of the transformation experienced in education technologies, the concept that comes into prominence in integration of ICTs to education process at present is web 2.0. The main philosophy of web 2.0 technologies is its contribution to content formation of users and high-level interaction between users. One of web 2.0 technologies used widely is social networking sites. In this study, educational use of Facebook, which is a social networking site, was assessed in terms of student views. To that end, 27 students were inserted to an interaction in Facebook environment as a part of a formal lesson for 2 months. The students appraised Facebook positively in aspects of dissemination of information, arousing interest, motivation, presenting interaction opportunity, whereas negatively in terms of being nested with entertainment, problem of control mechanism, excessive informational convergence. The students made suggestions about Facebook in terms of educational usage, providing teacher supervisions, introducing education in Facebook environment and including student performance in this environment into academic assessment process.

  5. Integrating technology education concepts into China's educational system

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    Yang, Faxian

    The problem of this study was to develop a strategy for integrating technology education concepts within the Chinese mathematics and science curricula. The researcher used a case study as the basic methodology. It included three methods for collecting data: literature review, field study in junior and senior secondary schools in America and China, and interviews with experienced educators who were familiar with the status of technology education programs in the selected countries. The data came from the following areas: Japan, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, China, and five states in the United States: Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New York. The researcher summarized each state and country's educational data, identified the advantages and disadvantages of their current technology education program, and identified the major concepts within each program. The process determined that identified concepts would be readily acceptable into the current Chinese educational system. Modernization of, industry, agriculture, science and technology, and defense have been recent objectives of the Chinese government. Therefore, Chinese understanding of technology, or technology education, became important for the country. However, traditional thought and culture curb the implementation of technology education within China's current education system. The proposed solution was to integrate technology education concepts into China's mathematics and science curricula. The purpose of the integration was to put new thoughts and methods into the current educational structure. It was concluded that the proposed model and interventions would allow Chinese educators to carry out the integration into China's education system.

  6. Fostering Students' Global Awareness: Technology Applications in Social Studies Teaching and Learning

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    Kirby, Misty M.; Crawford, Elizabeth O.

    2008-01-01

    Global education is essential to students’ development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for future employment and for building successful relationships in an increasingly interconnected and pluralistic society. Incorporation of technology in meaningful and authentic learning experiences with students in the classroom as supported by the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) framework allows teachers to foster students’ understandings of the interrelationships of ...

  7. Student Performance Standards and Queensland Teacher Education.

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    Wake, Andrew; Danaher, Patrick

    This paper considers the implementation of Student Performance Standards (SPS) in Queensland, Australia, and their implications for teacher education. Student testing procedures in various Australian states and territories are described. A theoretical framework, grounded in Australian educational history, is elaborated for understanding the…

  8. Education of Gifted Students in Europe

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    Sekowski, Andrzej E.; Lubianka, Beata

    2015-01-01

    The present article contains a review of the literature devoted to gifted education in Europe. Forms of supporting the development of gifted students provided in European schools are presented with reference to the problems of diagnosing exceptional abilities, the existence and forms of educational measures for gifted students and forms of…

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

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    Ozyurt, Hacer

    2014-01-01

    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…

  10. Toward Sustainable Practices in Technology Education

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    Elshof, Leo

    2009-01-01

    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…

  11. Educational Technology: Progress, Prospects and Comparisons

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    Chadwick, Clifton

    1973-01-01

    Author cites five areas of educational technology where progress has been and is being made. These are: clarifying the process, increasing labor specialization, improving educational evaluation, clarifying systems intentions and shifting the factors of production. Article concludes with a comparison of the educational technology approach with the…

  12. A Technology for Designing a Vocational Module in Vocational Education

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    Elena Y. Zakirova

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the article is aimed at improving the vocational training of students of technical vocational educational institutions in the field of organization and management of production processes. In the article the features of modern economic training of technical specialists are defined in the management and organization of production activity on the basis of modular competence-based approach. The article presents a technology for designing a vocational module that provides the organizational-management training of technicians in vocational education. The results of the research have a wide range of application for designing and implementing vocational modules for training vocational education students of not only technical, but also other specializations in corporate and post-professional education, and can be in demand by educators, researchers, customers of educational services.

  13. Student Teachers’ Attitude towards Twitter for Educational Aims

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    Victoria I. Marín

    2014-07-01

    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.

  14. Education policy, student migration, and brain gain

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    Haupt, Alexander; Krieger, Tim; Lange, Thomas

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, we analyse how increasing student migration from a less developed to a developed country alters education policy in the developed country, and how it affects human capital and welfare in the two countries. We argue that a higher permanent migration probability, i.e., a higher probability that international students continue to stay in their host country after graduation, incentivises the host country to improve its education quality. A higher education quality in turn raises th...

  15. Finding the Education in Educational Technology with Early Learners

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    McManis, Lilla Dale; Gunnewig, Susan B.

    2012-01-01

    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…

  16. Student Aid Policy of Chinese Higher Education

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    Jiao, Junhui

    2008-01-01

    Student aid policy of Chinese higher education was made in the form of free higher education before 1989. It changed into the form of direct assisting and rewarding students afterwards with the cost sharing policy into operation in China. This paper analyses four main questions of Chinese student aid policy. Firstly, it explores the background in which the policy is formulated and identifies the policy development stages. Secondly, human capital theory and modernization theory are applied to...

  17. Students' Ethical Decision-Making in an Information Technology Context: A Theory of Planned Behavior Approach

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    Riemenschneider, Cynthia K.; Leonard, Lori N. K.; Manly, Tracy S.

    2011-01-01

    Business educators have increased the focus on ethics in the classroom. In order for students to become ethical professionals, they must first be held to an ethical standard as students. As information technology continues to permeate every aspect of students' lives, it becomes increasingly important to understand student decision-making in this…

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

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

    2014-04-01

    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

  19. Inteqrating Technology in Schools, Colleges, and Departments of Education: A Primer for Deans

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    Lessen, Elliott; Sorensen, Christine

    2006-01-01

    Schools, colleges, and departments of education have as their core mission to prepare teachers, administrators, and other educators. As in virtually all other academic units, the job has recently expanded to include the integration of technology. Educators are expected to use and teach their students to use technology as a tool to acquire,…

  20. Joint Ministerial Statement on Information and Communications Technologies in Australian Education and Training: 2008-2011

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    Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) are integral to contemporary society. Technologies are powerful tools for education and training. They are enabling the transformation of the curriculum and changing the way learners and educators operate, learn and interact. Educators will enhance twenty first century student learning outcomes by…

  1. Internet Shopping Behavior of College of Education Students

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    Kiyici, Mubin

    2012-01-01

    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…

  2. 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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    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

    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

  3. Developing Educational designs supporting student engagement through networked project studies

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    Nielsen, JØrgen Lerche; Birch Andreasen, Lars

    2013-01-01

    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.

  4. Students' Attitudes Toward Gene Technology: Deconstructing a Construct

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    Gardner, Grant E.; Troelstrup, Angelique

    2015-01-01

    Emergent technologies are commonly characterized as involving cutting-edge developments while lacking wide-scale public implementation. Although currently prevalent in many applications, gene technology is often considered emergent in that the science changes so rapidly. Science educators at all levels of formal education are faced with a unique challenge of facilitating student understanding of gene technology (in comparison with more established content) as well as integrating some of the more controversial socioscientific aspects of such content into the curricula. Much of the literature regarding student understanding of biotechnology has focused on development of student attitudes toward the field and the impact of this on their learning. However, there has, of yet, been no unifying framework in the literature regarding what is meant by attitudes toward gene technology. This article reviews the current scholarship (38 empirical studies published between 1990 and 2011) on the measurement of student attitudes toward biotechnology in order to highlight major themes present within the literature. Items from all reviewed studies were collected, coded, and sorted for construction of a comprehensive instrument representing the conceptualizations of attitudes toward gene technology in all 38 studies. Factor analytic techniques were used as a tool to reduce and categorize measurement items. Results provided a framework of five factors that help describe student attitudes toward biotechnology across all the studies. This emergent framework of factors is proposed as a useful means to standardize the discourse in future research.

  5. Application of Holographic Technology in Education

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    Aina, Oladapo

    2010-01-01

    Aina, Oladapo. 2010. Application of Holographic Technology in Education. Bachelor’s thesis. Kemi - Tornio University of Applied Sciences. Department of Information Processing. Pages 67. This research deals with holographic technology and its application as a tool to enhance learning and address perceived educational challenges. This research covers series of obscure strengths of holographic technology and discusses its applicability in education. Driven by the need to address some educa...

  6. INTERACTIVE MEDIA PATH IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

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    Mammani, Basavaraj S.

    2014-01-01

    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...

  7. Information Communication Technology (ICT) Shaping Student Affairs.

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    Broughton, Elizabeth

    This paper opens with the following questions: "How prepared are you as a student affairs professional for information communication technology (ICT)? Do you understand such concepts as portals, e-business, Napster, computer use policies, and wireless communication? Will student affairs be shaped by ICT or will student affairs help shape ICT on…

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

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

    2008-01-01

    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...

  9. Implementing a New Middle School Course into Your Technology Education Program: Invention and Innovation

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    Reeve, Edward M.

    2006-01-01

    A school or district's technology education program consists of a series of courses that address standards. Recent trends (e.g., No Child Left Behind), administrative pressures to increase student achievement, or the school's desire to align with standards, challenge the technology education teacher to implement new courses into the technology

  10. Educational Technologies in Health Science Libraries: Teaching Technology Skills

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    Hurst, Emily J.

    2014-01-01

    As technology rapidly changes, libraries remain go-to points for education and technology skill development. In academic health sciences libraries, trends suggest librarians provide more training on technology topics than ever before. While education and training have always been roles for librarians, providing technology training on new mobile devices and emerging systems requires class creation and training capabilities that are new to many. To appeal to their users, many health sciences li...

  11. Global Educational Outreach for Science Engineering and Technology (GEOSET)

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    The Global Educational Outreach (GEO) initiative, directed by Dr. Harry Kroto, is using the Mediasite webcasting platform to provide free, downloadable teaching materials created by science and technology experts and educators, with the aim of creating a global network of contributors and users around the world. The site includes teaching modules at the elementary, middle school, and high school level, university level course lectures, and information on undergraduate and graduate student projects.

  12. SATISFACTION CLUSTERING ANALYSIS OF DISTANCE EDUCATION COMPUTER PROGRAMMING STUDENTS: A Sample of Karadeniz Technical University

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    Ozyurt, Hacer

    2014-01-01

    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 student satisfaction is one of the most important factors in deciding the success of a system in terms of application. Therefore, this paper analyze...

  13. The Foundations of Technology Distance Education: A Review of the Literature to 2001

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    Schulte, Marthann

    2011-01-01

    Distance education is a very popular and intriguing area in the present realm of education. Institutions of higher learning throughout the United States and around the world are quickly embracing distance education to serve thousands of students. This literature review of the foundations of technology distance education culminates in the year…

  14. 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

  15. 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.r future collaborations.

  16. Handheld Technology Acceptance in Radiologic Science Education and Training Programs

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    Powers, Kevin Jay

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the behavioral intention of directors of educational programs in the radiologic sciences to adopt handheld devices to aid in managing student clinical data. Handheld devices were described to participants as a technology representing a class of mobile electronic devices including, but not limited to,…

  17. Using Cluster Analysis for Data Mining in Educational Technology Research

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  18. PRODUCTIVE EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES IN TEACHING FOREGN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

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    Svetlana Vladimirovna Sannikova

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This article is devoted to looking for productive educational technologies in learning a foreign language and culture with the use of ICT-based on the student-centered strategy that implements the method of projects.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12731/2218-7405-2013-7-47

  19. Women and Information Technology: Framing Some Issues for Education.

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    Damarin, Suzanne K.

    1992-01-01

    Discusses relationships among technology, women, and education. Presents three views of the computer's future: (1) the robot as superior human; (2) the cyborg; and (3) the human-computer dyad. Discusses effects that the computer has had upon work and school, particularly for women and at risk and nonliterate students. (SG)

  20. Environmental Technological Education in a Developing Country--Libya.

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    Walters, A. H.; And Others

    1981-01-01

    Presents an overview of environmental and developmental issues and concerns of Libya focusing on water resources, agriculture, and industrialization. Identifies the need for an environmental program coordinated by a council and for environmental technological education programs and materials specifically designed for Libyan students. (DC)

  1. Educational Technology along with the Uncritical Mass versus Ethics

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    Sayadmansour, Alireza; Nassaji, Mehdi

    2013-01-01

    This paper considers the ethics of educational technology in terms of whether or not selected media and methods are beneficial to the teacher and student, or whether other motives and criteria determine the selection. Communications media have proven themselves to be powerful and efficient tools, used like "dynamite" for getting the most…

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

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    Fetter, Marilyn S

    2009-01-01

    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

  3. Feedback from students and lecturers: Technology Enhanced Learning improving the learning experience of students

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    O Donnell, Eileen

    2011-01-01

    Technology is pervading all areas of education and training. The use of interactive whiteboards is on the increase in our local primary schools. The use of learning management systems and e-learning platforms are encouraged throughout the higher education sector. Increasingly, mandatory courses for staff are provided in the form of online training, for example: manual handling and emergency response training. This research was undertaken to establish students and lecturers...

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

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    Kowch, Eugene

    2009-01-01

    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…

  5. Technology: changing the focus of medical education?

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    Vivekanantham S

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Sayinthen Vivekanantham, Rahul Prashanth Ravindran Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UKWith technology advancing at such a fast rate, our ability to look up and use information quickly and efficiently has improved significantly. With electronic devices capable of accessing information becoming more prevalent within the hospital setting, how this could influence medical education should be brought into question.As we are now able to look up information quickly within the clinical setting, we ask whether medical students should be expected to learn information that can easily be looked up. Instead, we question whether they should use their time to learn skills related to the application of the information, as well as information that would be needed in acute situations where looking up information would not be pragmatic.

  6. Student Retention in Distance Education: Are We Failing Our Students?

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    Simpson, Ormond

    2013-01-01

    This paper brings together some data on student retention in distance education in the form of graduation rates at a sample of distance institutions. The paper suggests that there is a "distance education deficit" with many distance institutions having less than one-quarter of the graduation rates of conventional institutions. It looks…

  7. Student Support Services and Student Satisfaction in Online Education

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    Erdil, Kutlay M.

    2007-01-01

    This paper investigates the relationship between quality of support services in online education and the level of satisfaction of e-learners with these services. Case study was employed to measure University of Surrey's virtual MBA students' satisfaction with course facilitator, personal tutor and help desk functions designed for online education.…

  8. The Influence of the Educational Reform in Slovakia on Educational Contents and Technology in Pre-College Economic Education

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    Jaromír Novák

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose – the Slovak educational reform caused many changes in the Slovak school system. In the article, the author analyzes the impact it had on the educational contents and technology in pre-college economic education as part of general education.Design/methodology/approach – curriculum documents analysis, literature review, opinion survey (questionnaire, qualitative research (interview.Findings – he reform resulted in more teaching time as well as more practical orientation of economic education in general education in primary and secondary schools. However, what is still missing in the contents of this branch of economic education is more space for entrepreneurship education that would help to develop entrepreneurial skills necessary for the students to become more economically independent after they leave school. Although the reform gave schools more freedom in creating their school educational programs, it did not provide them with extra funds to finance the necessary modernization of the educational technologies they use. The differences in the use of modern ICT between different schools are thus attributable to other factors, unrelated to the educational reform process.Research limitations/implications – in the analysis of the contents of pre-college economic education, the author focused on the educational standards set by the state educational program, which must be respected by all schools in Slovakia. Although the reality of economic education in general education differs among schools (some schools created even several separated economic courses compulsory for all their students, others offer only a minimum required by the state educational program infused in a compulsory social studies course, it might also be interesting to analyze a sample of school educational programs for comparison and a more in-depth analysis.Originality/value – the article presents the findings of the genuine research.Research type: research paper.

  9. Women Technology Leaders: Gender Issues in Higher Education Information Technology

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    Drury, Marilyn

    2011-01-01

    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,…

  10. Effect of Educational Computer Games on Student Creativity

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    Fatemeh Habibian Naeini

    2012-12-01

    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.

  11. ON QUALITY OF EDUCATION REALIZED THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

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    Burgerová Jana

    2013-06-01

    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.

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

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    Snavely, Loanne

    2008-01-01

    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…

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

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    Komura, Kiriko

    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.

  14. Center for Innovation in Technological Education (CITE)

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    The Center for Information Technology Education is dedicated to providingpractical Information Technology education, which prepares people withskills to match industry needs. Their site contains resources on problem based learning, and the incorporation of "real-world, real-time" situations and case studies into the education process. This is a great resource for anyone studying Information Technology and those currently in the field, as it gives information on maximizing IT education to provide the skills necessary to the profession for the 21st century.

  15. Game-like Technology Innovation Education

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    Magnussen, Rikke

    2011-01-01

      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.

  16. Manufacturing & Engineering Technologies Education Clearinghouse (METEC)

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    The Manufacturing & Engineering Technologies Education Clearinghouse (METEC), run by the National Center for Manufacturing Education (NCME), is a searchable database of materials submitted by educators from around the world. Topics covered include classroom content and pedagogy. New materials are added continually, so be sure to check back often. Access to most materials requires a quick and free registration with METEC.

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

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    Hill, Ann Marie

    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

  18. Technology's Contribution to Higher Education Productivity.

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    Massy, William F.; Wilger, Andrea K.

    1998-01-01

    Technology can contribute to increased learning productivity by offering economies of scale and mass customization, enabling faculty to accommodate individual differences and students to progress at their own pace. The areas that can profit most from technology-based strategies are those that have a high volume of students, a standardized…

  19. Legal Issues in Educating Students with Disabilities

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    Fowler, Gerard A.; Rainey, Amanda L.

    2007-01-01

    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…

  20. Educating Students with Learning Disabilities in Taiwan

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    Hsiao, Yun-Ju

    2011-01-01

    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…

  1. Are Students "Customers" of Collegiate Education?

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    Aliff, John V.

    The emerging economic paradigm of higher education will make enhancing national productivity the primary goal; emphasize the mastery of learning skills over rote learning; and operate around the principle of customer service, viewing students as customers. Total Quality Management (TQM), as applied to education, shares this focus on customer…

  2. Student Professionalism Competencies in Optometric Education

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    Register, Shilpa J.

    2012-01-01

    Society has high expectations of health care practitioners leaving the burden of proof on healthcare educational institutions. As educators, it is our responsibility to ensure that students acquire the cognitive and affective domains associated with professionalism through the acquisition of appropriate skills and knowledge leading to the…

  3. Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center

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    National consortium of educational institutions and organizations seeking to improve marine technology education. The website has an overview of marine technology with current status and future development, information on careers and educational and professional development opportunities. Some curriculum material is provided with more coming soon. Learn how to make your very own ROV. Additional information on ROV contests, workshops, and cost-associated teacher resources are available.

  4. Student-Led Podcasting for Engineering Education

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    Alpay, E.; Gulati, S.

    2010-01-01

    The use of podcasts is challenging traditional communication methods in higher education, with the potential for creating engaging and flexible resources for learning and development. Likewise, podcasts are helping to facilitate a stronger student identity and community within learning environments, replacing traditional student newsletter and…

  5. Perceptions of Undergraduate Students toward Continuing Education.

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    Walker, Virginia L.; Lowenthal, Werner

    1981-01-01

    A survey of pharmacy students indicates that student attitudes roughly parallel those reported for practitioners: that continuing education (CE) is necessary to remain competent. Attitudes--toward participation, toward professional organizations as the source, and toward institutional emphasis on postgraduate degrees versus CE--are reported. The…

  6. Assessing Student Satisfaction in Transnational Higher Education

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    Wilkins, Stephen; Balakrishnan, Melodena Stephens

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: Given that there exists in the literature relatively little research into student experiences in transnational higher education, the purpose of this paper is to identify the determinants of student satisfaction at international branch campuses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Design/methodology/approach: This quantitative study involved…

  7. Medical Students' Affirmation of Ethics Education

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    Lehrmann, Jon A.; Hoop, Jinger; Hammond, Katherine Green; Roberts, Laura Weiss

    2009-01-01

    Objective: Despite the acknowledged importance of ethics education in medical school, little empirical work has been done to assess the needs and preferences of medical students regarding ethics curricula. Methods: Eighty-three medical students at the University of New Mexico participated in a self-administered written survey including 41 scaled…

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

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    Mukhamediarov N.N.

    2013-04-01

    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.

  9. The nuclear technology education consortium: an innovative approach to nuclear education and training

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    The authors report on the Nuclear Technology Education Consortium (NTEC) that includes 12 UK universities and Higher Education Institutes. It was established in 2005 to provide nuclear education and training at the Masters, Diploma, Certificate and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) levels. Module and providers of the NTEC are described (all modules are available in industry-friendly short formats). Students are allowed to select from 22 different modules, taught by experts, covering all aspects of nuclear education and training. It is the acknowledgement by each partner that they cannot deliver the range of modules individually but by cooperating. The NTEC program structure is given

  10. Science Education and ESL Students

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    Allen, Heather; Park, Soonhye

    2011-01-01

    The number of students who learn English as a second language (ESL) in U.S. schools has grown significantly in the past decade. This segment of the student population increased by 56% between the 1994-95 and 2004-05 school years (NCLR 2007). As the ESL student population increases, many science teachers struggle to tailor instructional materials,…

  11. The Effects of Technology Innovativeness and System Exposure on Student Acceptance of E-Textbooks

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    Ngafeeson, Madison N.; Sun, Jun

    2015-01-01

    The efforts of educators in the last three decades have, among other things, focused on the use of information technology (IT) in education. It has become commonplace to view information systems both as an effective carrier of course content as well as a cost-effective tool to improve student learning outcomes. One of such technologies is the…

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

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    Kage, Hiroyuki

    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.

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

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    Nielsen, Lance D.

    2013-01-01

    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…

  14. A Phenomenographic Study of Greek Primary School Students' Representations Concerning Technology in Daily Life

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    Solomonidou, Christina; Tassios, Athanassios

    2007-01-01

    The present research investigated and studied students' representations about daily life technologies, in a prospect of studying technology in Greek primary education. In the research participated 60 Greek primary school students aged 9 to 12 years old. Research data were collected through semi-structured, personal, clinical-type interviews. Each…

  15. Assessment and Student Learning: A Fundamental Relationship and the Role of Information and Communication Technologies

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    Kirkwood, Adrian; Price, Linda

    2008-01-01

    This paper reviews the role of assessment in student learning and its relationship with the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). There is ample evidence of technology-led innovations failing to achieve the transformations expected by educators. We draw upon existing research to illustrate the links between aspects of student

  16. 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

    "Technological Developments in Networking, Education and Automation" includes a set of rigorously reviewed world-class manuscripts addressing and detailing state-of-the-art research projects in the following areas: Computer Networks: Access Technologies, Medium Access Control, Network architectures and Equipment, Optical Networks and Switching, Telecommunication Technology, and Ultra Wideband Communications. Engineering Education and Online Learning: including development of courses and systems for engineering, technical and liberal studies programs; online laboratories; intelligent

  17. Technology and Education: Putting it in context

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    Manches, Andrew; Phillips, Barry; Crook, Charles; Sharples, Mike; Patterson, W.; Stokes, E.; Balmer, Kim; Chowcat, Ian

    2010-01-01

    We often hear competing media and research claims about the educational value of new technologies, but often it is not clear how, or indeed if, these technologies are supporting learning. And, importantly, there is often little attention to the challenges of trying to introduce these technologies successfully into an educational context. This report aims to address these issues through a short summary of some of the work carried out by the Capital Project over the last two years? the program...

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

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    Bahador Makki; Baharak Makki

    2012-01-01

    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.

  19. Federated Technologies for Distance Education - SINED (Mexico)

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    Cebria?n La Serna, Manuel; Galeana, Lourdes; Murrillo, Georgette

    2013-01-01

    The Association for the Development of the National Distance Education (SINED, https://www.sined.mx/sined/) is an organization which manages and develops distance education in Mexico. Its public and institutional actions are carried out through networking. Knowledge management is promoted through educational social networking supported by the strategic use of technology. SINED has contributed in various ways to the development of distance education in Mexico, e.g. through a) insta...

  20. 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)

  1. 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)

  2. Technology and Engineering Education Accommodation Service Profile: An Ex Post Facto Research Design

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    Ernst, Jeremy V.; Williams, Thomas O., Jr.

    2014-01-01

    Technology and engineering educators have an opportunity to serve a vital role in contributing to or assisting in the guidance of educational programming for students qualifying for accommodation services. Within this article, students referred to as at-risk were from two specific special populations within this group: individuals with…

  3. Student Campus Technology Trends: 2001 versus 2006

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    Crews, Tena B.; Brown, Herbert F.; Bray, Sandra; Pringle, Ernest M.

    2007-01-01

    Since 1999, students who reside in campus housing at the University of South Carolina have completed an annual residence hall computer and technology survey. More than 2,800 students completed surveys during the fall 2001 semester, and approximately 1,800 completed the survey in 2006. The survey has changed over the years to include questions…

  4. Sustainable E-Education Through Mobile Enabled Technology

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    Mrs. Swarnangini Sinha

    2013-06-01

    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.

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

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    2011-01-01

    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...

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

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    Feltman, Vallery

    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.

  7. College Distance Education Courses: Evaluating Benefits and Costs from Institutional, Faculty and Students' Perspectives

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    Lei, Simon A.; Gupta, Rajeev K.

    2010-01-01

    The strategic plan for providing college education outside of the traditional classroom environment has rapidly evolved over the past decade via electronic mediums. Advances in technology, along with increasing student enrollment size, have led many higher education institutions to begin offering distance education (web-based) courses. Current…

  8. 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)

  9. Technology Education to Engineering: A Good Move?

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    Williams, P. John

    2010-01-01

    Recent curriculum changes in the educational system of Australia have resulted in allowing optional Engineering course work to count for university entrance for students choosing to apply to a university. In other educational systems, Engineering is playing an increasingly important role, either as a stand-alone subject or as part of an integrated…

  10. Commentary: discovering a different model of medical student education.

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    Watson, Robert T

    2012-12-01

    Traditional medical schools in modern academic health centers make discoveries, create new knowledge and technology, provide innovative care to the sickest patients, and educate future academic and practicing physicians. Unfortunately, the growth of the research and clinical care missions has sometimes resulted in a loss of emphasis on the general professional education of medical students. The author concludes that it may not be practical for many established medical schools to functionally return to the reason they were created: for the education of medical students.He had the opportunity to discover a different model of medical student education at the first new MD-granting medical school created in the United States in 25 years (in 2000), the Florida State University College of Medicine. He was initially skeptical about how its distributed regional campuses model, using practicing primary care physicians to help medical students learn in mainly ambulatory settings, could be effective. But his experience as a faculty member at the school convinced him that the model works very well.He proposes a better alignment of form and function for many established medical schools and an extension of the regional community-based model to the formation of community-based primary care graduate medical education programs determined by physician workforce needs and available resources. PMID:23187916

  11. Technology: Anytime, Anyplace, Any Pace Learning. Proceedings Report: Seminar on Technology for Migrant Students (Burlingame, California, June 7-9, 2001).

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    Ward, Patricia A.

    A seminar explored technology issues related to migrant education and ways to make technology accessible to migrant students in light of migrant family lifestyles, limited migrant education funds, and the supplemental role of migrant education. This report synthesizes information and recommendations given by seminar presenters about seven steps…

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

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    Foster, Jamie S.; Drew, Jennifer C.

    2009-04-01

    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.

  13. Online cultural competency education for millennial dental students.

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    Evans, Lorraine; Hanes, Philip J

    2014-06-01

    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

  14. Preparing Students for Technology: The Atlanta Experiment.

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    Crim, Alonzo A.; Odom, Boyd D.

    1987-01-01

    Describes a program involving four technology-oriented magnet high schools in Atlanta, Georgia, called Technology Quadrangle. Supported by private businesses and area universities, the program is based on the research consortium concept. Business involvement in curriculum design, internship opportunities, and the program's educational advantages…

  15. Technology Talk With a Grade Two Student

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    Samuel Bradshaw-Truesdale

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available In this interview, elementary grade level student Samuel Bradshaw-Truesdale discusses how he uses technology--ranging from Smart tables and Smart boards to computers and the Internet--both at home and in the classroom. He talks about how technology helps him solve word and mathematic problems as well as build LEGO robots.

  16. Technology Talk With a Grade Two Student

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    Samuel Bradshaw-Truesdale

    2013-01-01

    In this interview, elementary grade level student Samuel Bradshaw-Truesdale discusses how he uses technology--ranging from Smart tables and Smart boards to computers and the Internet--both at home and in the classroom. He talks about how technology helps him solve word and mathematic problems as well as build LEGO robots.

  17. THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL BELIEFS OF DISTANCE EDUCATION STUDENTS

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    Meral GUVEN

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available The researchers have mostly emphasized the epistemological beliefs which were considered as significant in learning process along with the desire to reveal the nature of learning. Epistemological belief is defined as the “individuals’ subjective beliefs about what information means and how knowing and learning occur”. It is a fact that the teachers’ epistemological beliefs have important effect on the students’ learning process. Teachers are the models for the students with both their patterns of behavior and learning approaches. The aim of this study was to determine the epistemological beliefs of the students attending to pre-school education and English language teaching departments in distance education, besides it was attempted to investigate these beliefs in terms of certain variables, namely, gender, department and grade that the students attend, and their academic achievement level, lastly the education level of their parents. The study was conducted through a descriptive method and 697 pre-service teachers composed the sampling of the study. To collect data, “Epistemological Belief Scale”, which was developed by Schommer (1990 and adapted to Turkish by Deryakulu and Büyüköztürk (2002, was used. As a result, it was obtained that the epistemological beliefs of the students in distance education developed at low level. Additionally, it was found that the epistemological beliefs of the pre-service teachers differed in terms of gender, department, grade, academic achievement, education level of parents.

  18. The effect of technology on student science achievement

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    Hilton, June Kraft

    2003-10-01

    Prior research indicates that technology has had little effect on raising student achievement. Little empirical research exists, however, studying the effects of technology as a tool to improve student achievement through development of higher order thinking skills. Also, prior studies have not focused on the manner in which technology is being used in the classroom and at home to enhance teaching and learning. Empirical data from a secondary school representative of those in California were analyzed to determine the effects of technology on student science achievement. The quantitative analysis methods for the school data study included a multiple linear path analysis, using final course grade as the ultimate exogenous variable. In addition, empirical data from a nationwide survey on how Americans use the Internet were disaggregated by age and analyzed to determine the relationships between computer and Internet experience and (a) Internet use at home for school assignments and (b) more general computer use at home for school assignments for school age children. Analysis of data collected from the a "A Nation Online" Survey conducted by the United States Census Bureau assessed these relationships via correlations and cross-tabulations. Finally, results from these data analyses were assessed in conjunction with systemic reform efforts from 12 states designed to address improvements in science and mathematics education in light of the Third International Mathematics and Science Survey (TIMSS). Examination of the technology efforts in those states provided a more nuanced understanding of the impact technology has on student achievement. Key findings included evidence that technology training for teachers increased their use of the computer for instruction but students' final science course grade did not improve; school age children across the country did not use the computer at home for such higher-order cognitive activities as graphics and design or spreadsheets/databases; and states whose systemic reform initiatives included a mix of capacity building and alignment to state standards realized improved student achievement on the 2000 NAEP Science Assessment.

  19. Shifting Views: Exploring the Potential for Technology Integration in Early Childhood Education Programs

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    Dietze, Beverlie; Kashin, Diane

    2013-01-01

    Using technology with children in play-based early learning programs creates questions for some within the Early Childhood Education (ECE) community. This paper presents how two faculty who teach in ECE-related degree programs integrated educational technology into their teaching pedagogy as a way to model to their students how it can be used to…

  20. The Invisible Researcher: Using Educational Technologies as Research Tools for Education

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    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available As educational technologies become more commonplace, they are often created with the intention of benefiting students through some novel approach, or to fill a perceived educational gap. While these rationales are good ones, it should also be realized that through the use of innovative technologies educators and researchers alike are presented with a unique and powerful opportunity to conduct laboratory-like research in a naturalistic environment. Thus giving the invisible "researcher" the ability to test the desired effectiveness of the tool, and to use the tool as a vehicle to understand learning, all in an unobtrusive manner. This not only ensures that new educational technologies are doing what they were designed to do, but also promises to create pedagogically superior tools and an improved learning environment for both students and educators. To illustrate how this can be successfully implemented, two evidence-based technologies are discussed (the webOption and peerScholar where research has assisted in tool development and also furthered our understanding of educational theory.

  1. Educational Technology as a Teaching and Learning Tool in Environmental Education

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    Alexandratos George

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available In the following research paper, we discuss an educational action research that was carried out in order to investigate students' knowledge, attitudes and views in relation to understanding, managing and solving environmental problems in connection with recycling, before and after implementing an environmental education programme that utilised the “Recycle-Land” educational software. The objective of using this software application was to make students view waste management problems as genuine problems of the environment to which they themselves are related. Exploiting Information and Communication Technology (ICT in education based on social constructionism, it becomes possible to approach environmental education in a holistic manner whilst avoiding to isolate students outside the general framework within which it take place. Student activities lead to concept formation, theory and practice come together, teaching, learning and evaluation become integrated and active problem solving is encouraged. This educational software application –through a user-friendly and familiar interface – makes it possible for students to realize the environmental and financial benefits of recycling and hence, as modern citizens, act to promote the viability and sustainability of the planet.

  2. Starting and Teaching Basic Robotics in the Classroom: Modern, Engaging Engineering in Technology Education

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    Bianco, Andrew S.

    2014-01-01

    All technology educators have favorite lessons and projects that they most desire to teach. Many teachers might ask why teach robotics when there are many other concepts to cover with the students? The answer to this question is to engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math (commonly referred to as STEM) concepts. In order for…

  3. Technology in the Classroom: Burning the Bridges to the Gaps in Gender-Biased Education?

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    Plumm, Karyn M.

    2008-01-01

    This review introduces the concepts of gender bias and technology in education. It discusses the interaction between the two in the educational setting and the effects this interaction may have on teachers, students and materials used in the classroom. It is argued that areas in the educational setting that have been focused on as materials and…

  4. Student-Centered Educational Reform: The Impact of Parental and Educator Support of Student Diligence.

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    Bernard, Hinsdale; And Others

    1996-01-01

    Diligence is a significant, meaningful predictor of student competence. This study examines the level of diligence displayed by students from two selected northeastern Ohio school districts and relates student diligence to the level of support provided by parents and educators. There was no distinction in support levels provided by mothers and…

  5. Technology in education, necessary but not sufficient : understanding learning with virtual patients

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    Edelbring, Samuel

    2012-01-01

    With the rapid technological development and the broadening access to computers over recent decades, several technological innovations have emerged in medical education, including virtual patients. Students’ use of virtual patients is proposed to fill gaps in clinical exposure, and train clinical reasoning. However, higher education faculties have been slow to adopt new technology as a regular part of curricula. Virtual patients and similar technologies have either been ...

  6. Using Handheld Technologies for Student Support: A Model

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    Jane Lunsford

    2010-01-01

    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 ...

  7. A Brief Introduction to the Technological and Vocational Education of the Republic of China, 2000.

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    Successful implementation of the technological and vocational education (TVE) system has been a major factor in Taiwan's rapid economic development. In the 1999-2000 academic year, 1,034,289 TVE students account for 57.7 percent of students in upper-secondary and post-secondary schools. The junior high school technical arts program gives students

  8. CONFERENCE REVIEW:V. International Educational Technology Symposium

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    Full Text Available 167V. International Educational Technology SymposiumWas held in Sakarya UniversityBetween 21 – 23 September 2005Reviewed by Mubin KIYICISakarya Universitymkiyici@anadolu.edu.trV. International Educational Technology Symposium was held in Sakarya University heldbetween 21 – 23 September 2005 by cooperation with Eastern Mediterranean University,Louisiana State University, Governors State University and Ohio University, and TOJET(The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology journal, at Sakarya UniversityCampus. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aytekin ISMAN who was conference coordinator and Editor inchief of TOJET spoke at the opening ceremony of symposium. His speech was related todiffusion of distance education and diffusion of usage educational technology. And thenProf. Dr. Mehmet DURMAN who is Rector of Sakarya University, talked about aapplications of Distance Education which is applied by Sakarya University and educationaltechnology applications in Tukey. His Speech is here:168Dear GuestsWelcome to the “5th International Educational Technology ConferenceIETC/EG?TEK 2005. It is an international educational activity for academics,teachers and educators. This conference is now a well known educationaltechnology event and the number of paper submissions and attendeesincrease every year.This year, IETC-2005 received 268 applications. The conference academicadvisory board accepted 209 applications.IETC-2005 promotes the development and dissemination of theoreticalknowledge, conceptual research, and professional knowledge throughconference activities, the conference proceeding book, and the TurkishOnline Journal of Educational Technology (TOJET. Its focus is to create anddisseminate knowledge about the use instructional technology for learningand teaching in education.The main theme of IETC-2005 is distance education. Distance education is adelivery system of teaching and learning, when the teacher and the studentare separated by physical distance and time, using alternative mediaresources when students and instructors have difficulties of establishingface-to-face communication. In distance education, instruction deliverybetween tutors and student is done by using different delivery systems suchas computer mediated communication systems, video tapes, printedmaterial, cassettes, and instructional television. With the developments inthe Internet and global network system, the universities immediately tookthe advantage of using World Wide Web to deliver the instruction to almostany node in the world, regardless of the physical distance and time.The main aims which should sought by almost all institutions offeringdistance education are how affective the given program is and whether it isa sufficient replacement to the traditional face-to-face education. Duringthe IETC-2005 will be discussed these aims by presenters, panels andkeynote speakers.The first, second and fourth of “The International Educational TechnologyConference (IETC'' were held by Sakarya University in Turkey, the third onein the Eastern Mediterranean University in the Turkish Republic of NorthernCyprus, and the fifth one again in Sakarya University in Turkey.Without the authors and receivers, IETC 2005 would, of course, have beenimpossible. We would like to sincerely thank all of you for coming,presenting, and joining in the academic activities. We would also like tothank all of those who contributed to the reviewing process of the “IETC2005'' conference papers, which will be also published in TOJET. And finally,we would like to thank Sakarya University (Turkey, Eastern MediterraneanUniversity (TRNC, Louisiana State University (USA, Ohio University (USA,Governors State University (USA and The Turkish Online Journal ofEducational Technology (TOJET for successfully organizing and hosting“IETC 2005'' in Sakarya, Turkey.Finally, I would like to wish you all a pleasant stay in Sakarya-Turkey andsafe return back home. I hope that IETC 2005 will be a meeting you willpleasantly remember.Assis. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin YARATAN who is the head of Educat

  9. Education of International Students in Soft Cultural Power Promotion

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    Xiuhua WANG

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Soft culture power promotion has deeply affected the education of international students. Soft cultural Power can utilize the advantages of education of international students studying in China to promote rapidly, to develop vigorously and to spread internationally. The education of international students in soft culture power promotion has made Chinese brilliant culture benefit all human beings and world peace.Key words: Soft cultural power; International students; Higher-education; Internationalization; International students studying in China

  10. Technology Uses and Student Achievement: A Longitudinal Study

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    Lei, Jing; Zhao, Yong

    2007-01-01

    Based on data collected from a middle school, this study investigates how the quantity and quality of technology use affect student learning outcomes. Specifically, this study examines how technologies are used by students, what technology uses are popular among students, and what technology uses are effective for increasing student academic…

  11. Effect of Educational Computer Games on Student Creativity

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    Fatemeh Habibian Naeini; Mona Masood

    2012-01-01

    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 ot...

  12. Massage Therapy Education Online: Student Satisfaction and Achievement, Part I

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    Mcquillan, David James

    2010-01-01

    In recent years, providers of massage therapy education have, in growing numbers, started to use online technologies to support the learning processes of their students. Using a narrative review of the existing online learning literature, this paper aims to provide a solid pedagogical foundation for these early explorations. It identifies five key factors—instructional pedagogy, quality of instruction, interaction and communication, individual learner qualities, and the online interface—t...

  13. Fifty years experiences in nuclear engineering education at Tokyo Institute of Technology

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    Nuclear engineering education has been initiated in 1957 at the graduate school of Tokyo Institute of Technology. Educational activities have been conducted for fifty years under the support of the Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors. In the past fifty years, about 1000 Master students and 200 Doctoral students and 200 Doctoral students graduated from our Nuclear Engineering Department at Tokyo Institute of Technology. Many of them found their jobs in nuclear industries and institutes. International course of nuclear engineering was initiated in 1994, and so far about 90 students from 15 overseas countries have graduated from our Master and Doctoral Programs. In 2003, our proposal of 'Innovative Nuclear Energy System for the Sustainable World' was adopted as the Center of Excellent Program sponsored by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. Recently a collaborative education network has been developed among Kanazawa University, Fukui University, Ibaraki University, Okayama University, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Japan Atomic Energy Agency. (author)

  14. 78 FR 39271 - Applications for New Awards; Educational Technology, Media, and Materials Program for Individuals...

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    ...assumptions, expectations, beliefs, or theories, as well as the presumed relationship...missing from teacher prep. Educational Leadership, 69(8), 41-45. Edyburn, D...technology for students with disabilities. Theory Into Practice, 47(3),...

  15. Student life - Education through participation.

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    Andrew, Lesley

    2014-12-01

    Low satisfaction and poor academic outcomes for nursing students at Edith Cowan University in Australia taking online modules prompted course co-ordinators at the school of nursing and midwifery to consider ways of improving online study options. PMID:25467368

  16. Using Handheld Technologies for Student Support: A Model

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    Jane Lunsford

    2010-04-01

    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.

  17. The Brazilian education system. Students with disabilities

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    Roberto Dainese

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The Brazilian education system provides a specific form of organization for the inclusive education of students with disabilities. Law No. 9394 dated December 20, 1996, “Lei de diretrizes e bases da educação nacional”, presents in Chapter V the “educação especial" as a form of organization offered to students "portadores de Necessidades especiais”. Admission of students with disabilities in the Brazilian schools was characterized by several phases: the welfarist phase, the integration phase and the inclusion phase, which is the most recent one and now being debated. The presence of a special device fosters the differences, even when everybody enters the classbecause a separation perspective damps down all the procedural and design efforts towards a true integration, holding back collaboration and action sharing among teachers. We consider however effective an action that accompanies the gradual learning evolution mediating between the student with disabilities and peers, between him and the teachers, between him and the learning tools designed.

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

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    André H. Caron

    2011-12-01

    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 situation could eventually lead to the successful integration of new technologies in academia.

  19. Applying Semiotic Theory to Educational Technology.

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    Hlynka, Denis

    When education (teaching and/or learning) is considered to be an art, then it seems obvious that the methods of artistic inquiry would be appropriate analysis techniques. Such analysis seems to be rare or non-existent in educational technology. Semiotics, the theory of signs, provides one such set of methodologies for examining text. This…

  20. Education of indoor enviromental engineering technology.

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    Kic, P.; Zají?ek, Milan

    2011-01-01

    Ro?. 9, Spec. 1 (2011), s. 83-90. ISSN 1406-894X. [Biosystems Engineering 2011. Tartu, 12.05.2011-13.05.2011] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10750506 Keywords : Biosystems engineering * indoor environment * study * programs Subject RIV: AM - Education http://library.utia.cas.cz/separaty/2011/VS/zajicek-education of indoor enviromental engineering technology.pdf

  1. Current Educational Technology Research Trends in Japan

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    Nakayama, Minoru; Ueno, Maomi

    2009-01-01

    To examine trends in educational practice research, this article conducted a survey and analysis of factors affecting the review of research papers in the field of the educational technology in Japan. Two factors, namely, practical orientation and theoretical orientation, were extracted from 63 survey responses, and scores from members of a…

  2. VIEWS OF STUDENTS ABOUT THE USE OF SECOND LIFE FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE

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    adriye KOBAK

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVEs such as Second Life (SL are experiencing a rapid growth in the number of applications with educational potential. SL provides a space for constructivist learning, socialization, exploration, discovery, and creativity. The communicative, social nature of virtual learning allows students to demonstrate the skills and strategies they have acquired through utilization of social technology tools.this study investigates higher education students’ perceptions and experiences about Second Life in Educational Software Course at a Turkish State University. The aim of the study is to determine the perceptions, opinions and attitudes of students about use of this virtual environment for educational purposes. The research involved in-depth interviews with fifteen students using a semi-structured interview format. The findings represent student perceptions from a sufficiently diverse range of education faculty and educational software course.

  3. VIEWS OF STUDENTS ABOUT THE USE OF SECOND LIFE FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES

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    Kadriye KOBAK

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVEs such as Second Life (SL are experiencing a rapid growth in the number of applications with educational potential. SL provides a space for constructivist learning, socialization, exploration, discovery, and creativity. The communicative, social nature of virtual learning allows students to demonstrate the skills and strategies they have acquired through utilization of social technology tools.This study investigates higher education students’ perceptions and experiences about Second Life in Educational Software Course at a Turkish State University. The aim of the study is to determine the perceptions, opinions and attitudes of students about use of this virtual environment for educational purposes. The research involved in-depth interviews with fifteen students using a semi-structured interview format. The findings represent student perceptions from a sufficiently diverse range of education faculty and educational software course.

  4. Problem-based learning in photonics technology education

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    Massa, Nicholas M.; Dischino, Michele; Donnelly, Judith; Hanes, Fenna

    2008-08-01

    Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional approach in which students learn by actively and collaboratively solving authentic problems encountered in real-world situations. Research demonstrates that PBL improves students' learning and retention, motivation, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and their ability to skillfully apply knowledge in new and novel situations - skills deemed critical for lifelong learning. In this paper, we present the Photon PBL project, a three-year National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE) project aimed at developing, in partnership with photonics industry and university partners, a comprehensive series of multimedia PBL instructional materials and training for photonics technology educators from across the US and abroad. Results from first-year pilot testing of multimedia PBL instructional materials, problem development and implementation strategies are detailed.

  5. Progression of technology education for atomic energy engineering in Tsuyama National College of Technology

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    This paper describes the achievements of a program in which technology education is provided to cultivate practical core engineers for low-level radiation. It was made possible by means of (1) an introductory education program starting at an early age and a continuous agenda throughout college days and (2) regional collaboration. First, with regard to the early-age introductory education program and the continuous education agenda, the subjects of study related to atomic energy or nuclear engineering were reorganized as 'Subjects related to Atomic Power Education' for all grades in all departments. These subjects were included in the syllabus and the student guide book, emphasizing a continuous and consistent policy throughout seven-year college study, including the five-year system and additional two-year advanced course. Second, to promote practical education, the contents of lectures, experiments, and internships were enriched and realigned in collaboration with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Okayama University and The Cyugoku Electric Power Co., Inc. In addition to the expansion and rearrangement of atomic power education, research on atomic power conducted for graduation thesis projects were undertaken to enhance the educational and research activities. In consequence, it has been estimated that there is now a total of fourteen subject areas in atomic energy technology, more than eight-hundred registered students in the department, and thirteen members of the tedepartment, and thirteen members of the teaching staff related to atomic energy technology. Furthermore, the 'Tsuyama model' is still being developed. This program was funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. (author)

  6. Engineering Technology Education: Bibliography 1989.

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    Dyrud, Marilyn A., Comp.

    1990-01-01

    Over 200 references divided into 24 different areas are presented. Topics include administration, aeronautics, architecture, biomedical technology, CAD/CAM, civil engineering, computers, curriculum, electrical/electronics engineering, industrial engineering, industry and employment, instructional technology, laboratories, lasers, liberal studies,…

  7. Student perceptions of secondary science: A performance technology application

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    Small, Belinda Rusnak

    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.

  8. Modern Media and Instructional Technology in Vocational Education: Some Experiences of the Diffusion of New Technology in the Adult Education Institutions.

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    Maki-Komsi, Saija; Ropo, Eero

    A study investigated teachers' experiences of educational and cultural change in adult education institutions. The initial assumption of the study was that the institutional shift from traditional teacher-dominated, face-to-face teaching to networked teamwork that emphasizes students' independence is not only a methodological or technological

  9. AIAA Educator Academy: Enriching STEM Education for K-12 Students

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    Slagle, E.; Bering, E. A.; Longmier, B. W.; Henriquez, E.; Milnes, T.; Wiedorn, P.; Bacon, L.

    2012-12-01

    Educator Academy is a K-12 STEM curriculum developed by the STEM K-12 Outreach Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Consisting of three independent curriculum modules, K-12 students participate in inquiry-based engineering challenges to improve critical thinking skills and enhance problem solving skills. The Mars Rover Celebration Curriculum Module is designed for students in grades 3-8. Throughout this module, students learn about Mars and the solar system. Working with given design criteria, students work in teams to do basic research about Mars that will determine the operational objectives and structural features of their rover. Then, students participate in the design and construction of a model of a mock-up Mars Rover to carry out a specific science mission on the surface of Mars. At the end of this project, students have the opportunity to participate in a regional capstone event where students share their rover designs and what they have learned. The Electric Cargo Plan Curriculum Module is designed for students in grades 6-12. Throughout this module, students learn about aerodynamics and the four forces of flight. Working individually or in teams, students design and construct an electrically-powered model aircraft to fly a tethered flight of at least one lap without cargo, followed by a second tethered flight of one lap carrying as much cargo as possible. At the end of this project, students have the opportunity to participate in a regional capstone event where students share what they have learned and compete with their different cargo plane designs. The Space Weather Balloon Curriculum Module is designed for students in grades 9-12. Throughout this module, students learn and refine physics concepts as well as experimental research skills. Students participate in project-based learning that is experimental in nature. Students are engaged with the world around them as they collaborate to launch a high altitude balloon equipped with HD cameras. To better assist teachers in implementing one or more of these Curriculum Modules, teacher workshops are held to give teachers a hands-on look at how this curriculum is used in the classroom. And, to provide further support, teachers are each provided with an AIAA professional member as a mentor for themselves and/or their students. These curriculum modules, provided by AIAA are available to any K-12 teachers as well as EPO officers for use in formal or informal education settings.

  10. Marine Technology Student: Submersible Technician

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    In this video adapted from Pathways to Technology, discover the undersea world of Penelope Ross, whoâ??s studying marine technology. Penelope is learning to build undersea robots called ROVs: remotely operated vehicles. These ROVs can go places in the ocean where itâ??s hard for humans to travel, and can collect data on the ocean and its underwater life. Penelope explains what brought her to community college, and why she's looking forward to a career in marine technology.The video runs 2:43 and is accompanied by a background essay, standards alignment, and discussion questions. Users who sign up for a free account can save the resource and download the video as well.

  11. Student Attitudes towards and Use of ICT in Course Study, Work and Social Activity: A Technology Acceptance Model Approach

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    Edmunds, Rob; Thorpe, Mary; Conole, Grainne

    2012-01-01

    The increasing use of information and communication technology (ICT) in higher education has been explored largely in relation to student experience of coursework and university life. Students' lives and experience beyond the university have been largely unexplored. Research into student experience of ICT used a validated model--the technology

  12. Educational Data Visualization via WebGIS Technology

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    Niki Yuqing Guo; Jianxun Rui; Mo Chen

    2013-01-01

    This study presents a research that applies educational data-visualization techniques in a government employee training platform. A novel visualization system Web-based Statistics and Geographic Information System (Stat-Geo) developed by web service and WebGIS technology is employed. It is able to visualize student learning traces data and present the information simply and clearly to designers and instructors, thus gain insights of members behavior and learning status.

  13. Alcohol consumption in tertiary education students

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    Reavley Nicola J

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Heavy alcohol consumption among adolescents and young adults is an issue of significant public concern. With approximately 50% of young people aged 18-24 attending tertiary education, there is an opportunity within these settings to implement programs that target risky drinking. The aim of the current study was to survey students and staff within a tertiary education institution to investigate patterns of alcohol use, alcohol-related problems, knowledge of current National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC guidelines for alcohol consumption and intentions to seek help for alcohol problems. Methods Students of an Australian metropolitan university (with staff as a comparison group participated in a telephone interview. Questions related to knowledge of NHMRC guidelines, drinking behaviour, alcohol-related problems and help-seeking intentions for alcohol problems. Level of psychological distress was also assessed. Results Of the completed interviews, 774 (65% were students and 422 (35% were staff. While staff were more likely to drink regularly, students were more likely to drink heavily. Alcohol consumption was significantly higher in students, in males and in those with a history of earlier onset drinking. In most cases, alcohol-related problems were more likely to occur in students. The majority of students and staff had accurate knowledge of the current NHMRC guidelines, but this was not associated with lower levels of risky drinking. Psychological distress was associated with patterns of risky drinking in students. Conclusions Our findings are consistent with previous studies of tertiary student populations, and highlight the disconnect between knowledge of relevant guidelines and actual behaviour. There is a clear need for interventions within tertiary education institutions that promote more effective means of coping with psychological distress and improve help-seeking for alcohol problems, particularly among young men.

  14. Student’s perspectives on Education for Sustainable Development in a problem based learning environment

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    Guerra, Aida; Holgaard, Jette Egelund

    2013-01-01

    In a society characterized by fast technological advances and increasing pressure on economic, ecological as well as social systems, it is important to educate engineers with a broader, reflective and sustainable perspective in alignment with their professional practice. This poses challenges to most engineering programmes, and scholars argue that a paradigm shift is needed to developing engineering education (EE) to embrace education for sustainable development (ESD). However, some of the more innovative pedagogies as for example problem based and project organised learning (PBL) already seem to bring EE on the right trajectory to ESD. For example, the pedagogical recommendations for ESD include active and student-centred learning, which are two of the basic principles of PBL. Some engineering educational systems have already implemented PBL and the question is whether engineering students at these PBL institutions experience the strength of this pedagogy when being educated for sustainability. This paper aims to investigate how students perceive and integrate ESD in a PBL environment. Results exemplify how PBL moves beyond awareness about sustainability as the problem based learning model encourage students to contextualise engineering problems and solutions and apply knowledge about sustainability in real life contexts.

  15. Using Technology in Pre-School Education

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    Can-Yasar, Munevver; Inal, Gozde; Uyanik, Ozgun; Kandir, Adalet

    2012-01-01

    Technology is the collection of machines, processes, methods, transactions, systems, administration and supervision mechanism, which serves as a bridge between science and practice and helps meet human needs using available information, materials, sources and energy. The developments in technology and educational aims follow a parallelism, which…

  16. A DISTANCE EDUCATION MODEL FOR JORDANIAN STUDENTS BASED ON AN EMPIRICAL STUDY

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    Ahmad SHAHER MASHHOUR

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Distance education is expanding worldwide. Numbers of students enrolled in distance education are increasing at very high rates. Distance education is said to be the future of education because it addresses educational needs of the new millennium. This paper represents the findings of an empirical study on a sample of Jordanian distance education students into a requirement model that addresses the need of such education at the national level. The responses of the sample show that distance education is offering a viable and satisfactory alternative to those who cannot enroll in regular residential education. The study also shows that the shortcomings of the regular and the current form of distance education in Jordan can be overcome by the use of modern information technology.

  17. Attitudes Toward Computer Technology Between Nursing and Medical Educators

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    Harsanyi, Bennie E.; Kelsey, Clyde E.

    1989-01-01

    The results of this descriptive study indicated no significant difference between nursing and medical educators' attitudes toward computer technology. Demographic variables and usages of computer technology in educational and clinical practice environments were not significant. Previous experience with computer technology was significant but negatively correlated; whereas, education regarding computer technology was not. Word processing and record keeping in the education environment, however...

  18. Dental education of left-handed students

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    Grga ?urica

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Asymmetrical activity of brain hemispheres is projected through laterality e.g. the dominance of one of the paired organs. A very important way of laterality manifestation is left-handedness. The lef-handed must solve various conflicts with their environment, so mild left-handedness usually shifts into dominant right-handedness in the early childhood, fortunately with no difficulties. Aim: The purpose of this study was to determine the number and distribution of left-handed dental students, check the possibilities and propose measures for solving the problem in their education. Material and methods: The study was conducted at Belgrade University School of Dentistry, dept. of restorative dentistry and endodontics. During two academic years, six generations of senior dental students (III, IV and V year students completed a questionnaire, i.e. 1385 individuals were included in the survey. Results: The questionnaire revealed that out of the total number or students involved in the study 62 (4.48% students were left-handed. The distribution of left-handed students is relatively uniform and concentrated between 4-6% of the sample. Conclusion: Even though the number of left-handed students is small, it is necessary to change conditions for their education and enable their proper development.

  19. Profiting from Public Education: Education Management Organizations and Student Achievement

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    Garcia, David R.; Barber, Rebecca; Molnar, Alex

    2009-01-01

    Background/Context: Nationally, almost a quarter of charter school students attend a school managed by a for-profit education management organization (EMO). EMOs have full executive authority over the operation and management of schools, including curriculum and instruction decisions. Because charter schools are funded with public dollars, critics…

  20. Ethics Education for Baccalaureate Nursing Students.

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    Ryden, Muriel B.; Duckett, Laura

    The final report of a 3-year project which involved the development, implementation, and evaluation of Multi-Course Sequential Learning, a model for integrating ethics education into the curriculum of the undergraduate programs in nursing at the University of Minnesota (UM) in Minneapolis is provided. The project focused on nursing students

  1. Study Skills of Teacher Education Students.

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    Jones, Craig H.; And Others

    1992-01-01

    The Study Habits Inventory examined strengths and weaknesses in secondary education majors' notetaking, studying, and test-taking skills and found students were well-prepared to teach important studying and testing skills. Research indicates that prospective teachers' academic skills may positively affect their achievement in academic settings.…

  2. Engaging Millennial Students in Leadership Education

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    Arensdorf, Jill R.; Andenoro, Anthony C.

    2009-01-01

    Leadership, regardless of definition, cannot be taught by a textbook alone, and if educators are to embrace the idea of highly engaged, holistic classrooms for Millennials, they must teach students to participate in real changes as both leaders and followers through practice and experiences. As new generations of young people mature and enter…

  3. Student Leadership Education in Elementary Classrooms

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    Hess, Lindsay

    2010-01-01

    As I began my career as a teacher, I assumed leadership education would naturally be integrated into the elementary classroom curriculum because I was intrigued by this topic. However, as I spent more time in the classroom I quickly realized leadership skills were not part of regular classroom learning or practice for elementary age students. I…

  4. Augmented Reality as a Visual and Spatial Learning Tool in Technology Education

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    Thornton, Timothy; Ernst, Jeremy V.; Clark, Aaron C.

    2012-01-01

    Improvement in instructional practices through dynamic means of delivery remains a central consideration to technology educators. To help accomplish this, one must constantly utilize contemporary and cutting-edge technological applications in attempts to provide a more beneficial learning experience for students. These technologies must…

  5. Examining Educators' Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices about Using Technology with Young Children

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    Fenty, Nicole S.; Anderson, Elizabeth McKendry

    2014-01-01

    Technology has been shown to foster children's motivation and interest in instructional materials. In addition, researchers have found that technology results in higher levels of student engagement and greater levels of comprehension. Researchers have also found that educators must have the knowledge and skills in technology necessary to…

  6. Validation of an Instrument to Measure Students' Motivation and Self-Regulation towards Technology Learning

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    Liou, Pey-Yan; Kuo, Pei-Jung

    2014-01-01

    Background: Few studies have examined students' attitudinal perceptions of technology. There is no appropriate instrument to measure senior high school students' motivation and self-regulation toward technology learning among the current existing instruments in the field of technology education. Purpose: The present study is to validate…

  7. The effectiveness of Family Science and Technology Workshops on parental involvement, student achievement, and student curiosity

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    Kosten, Lora Bechard

    The literature suggests that parental involvement in schools results in positive changes in students and that schools need to provide opportunities for parents to share in the learning process. Workshops are an effective method of engaging parents in the education of their children. This dissertation studies the effects of voluntary Family Science and Technology Workshops on elementary children's science interest and achievement, as well as on parents' collaboration in their child's education. The study involved 35 second and third-grade students and their parents who volunteered to participate. The parental volunteers were randomly assigned to either the control group (children attending the workshops without a parent) or the treatment group (children attending the workshops with a parent). The study was conducted in the Fall of 1995 over a four-week period. The Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Kruskal-Wallis tests were used to determine the effects of the workshops on children's science achievement and science curiosity, as well as on parents' involvement with their child's education. The study revealed that there was no significant statistical difference at the.05 level between the treatment/control groups in children's science achievement or science curiosity, or in parent's involvement with their children's education. However, the study did focus parental attention on effective education and points the way to more extensive research in this critical learning area. This dual study, that is, the effects of teaching basic technology to young students with the support of their parents, reflects the focus of the Salve Regina University Ph.D. program in which technology is examined in its effects on humans. In essence, this program investigates what it means to be human in an age of advanced technology.

  8. Information Literacy Education on College of Technology at Kyushu Area

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    Kozono, Kazutake; Ikeda, Naomitsu; Irie, Hiroki; Fujimoto, Yoichi; Oshima, Shunsuke; Murayama, Koichi; Taguchi, Hirotsugu

    Recently, the importance of an engineering education increases by the development of the information technology (IT) . Development of the information literacy education is important to deal with new IT in the education on college of technology. Our group investigated the current state of information literacy education on college of technology at Kyushu area and the secondary education. In addition, we investigated about the talent whom the industrial world requested. From these investigation results, this paper proposed cooperation with the elementary and secondary education, enhancement of intellectual property education, introduction of information ethics education, introduction of career education and enhancement of PBL to information literacy education on college of technology.

  9. COMPETENCIAS GENÉRICAS EN LA EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR TECNOLÓGICA MEXICANA: DESDE LAS PERCEPCIONES DE DOCENTES Y ESTUDIANTES (GENERIC COMPETENCES IN MEXICAN HIGHER TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION: FROM THE PERCEPTIONS OF TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

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    Amalia Medina Palomera

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:Los modelos educativos, a nivel mundial, están sufriendo modificaciones hacia la implementación del enfoque en competencias. Tal es el caso del Sistema Nacional de Educación Superior Tecnológica en México. Dada la relevancia, se llevó a cabo un estudio para conocer la perspectiva que tienen los docentes y estudiantes sobre las competencias genéricas (CG. El trabajo se desarrolló mediante encuestas aplicadas en Institutos Tecnológicos a nivel nacional. En este artículo se presentan los resultados obtenidos sobre los siguientes tópicos: la importancia de las CG, la identificación de las esenciales, y la relación que tienen entre las diferentes categorías de carreras de los Institutos Tecnológicos. Se encontró que los docentes otorgan mayor importancia a las CG que los estudiantes; además, se advierte una concordancia de los resultados entre las CG esenciales tanto por los docentes como por los estudiantes; asimismo, se observan varias diferencias entre categorías de carreras. Se concluye que tanto académicos y estudiantes perciben positivamente la incorporación de las CG en los programas de estudio, dejando entrever un ambiente propicio para su implementación. Se propone, además, un estudio complementario. El análisis reveló que a cada carrera le corresponden diferentes CG esenciales.Abstract: The educational models around the world are undergoing modifications to the implementation of the competences approach. Such is the case of the National Higher Technological Education System in Mexico. Given the importance of this, conducted a study to determine the perspective which teachers and students on generic competences (CG. The work was developed through surveys completed in Institutes of Technology nationwide. This article presents the results obtained on the following topics: the importance of the CG, the identification of essential and the relationship they have between different categories of careers in research centers. We found that the teachers give greater importance to the CG than students, in addition, we see a concordance of results between the essential CG both teachers and the students, on the other side there were several key differences between categories careers. We conclude that both faculty and students perceived positively by the inclusion of CG in the curriculum, suggesting an environment conducive to its implementation. It also proposes an additional study. The analysis revealed that each career will show different CG essential.

  10. Technology integration issues in a special education school in Turkey

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    Umit Girgin

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Technological advances make life easier for many students with disabilities. However, when technology isdiscussed in regard to the persons with disabilities, it usually concerns assistive technology such as hearing aids. Infact, in many contexts, information and communications technology (ICT integration can be more critical thanassistive technologies. This study was conducted in a unique school in Turkey established for children with hearingimpairment. The school uses the oral-communicative approach, emphasizing the use of hearing aids; however, thepotential for educational applications of ICT still needs further study. A research study was undertaken to establishthe opportunities for ICT integration in the classroom. The teachers were asked to complete a questionnaire on theICT integration for the school in order to establish their attitudes towards and uses of ICT in this context

  11. Mathematics Education and Information Technologies in Emerging Economies

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    Maria Andrade-Arechiga

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available International studies indicate that some countries are failing to produce enough quality graduates in Science and Engineering (S & E. Unfortunately, basic research and strong structured initiatives in S & E education are scarce in these countries. We take México as a case study and examine university teachers’ beliefs and perceptions on some aspects of the learning-teaching process of university mathematics and their opinions in the inclusion of Information Technologies (IT in the S&E educational process. Analysis of the results indicates that students are failing in critical aspects of the mathematics learning process. The information collected results pivotal in the development and implementation of successful IT based educational initiatives. It is especially important in countries that possess non-homogeneous socioeconomic, cultural, technical and educational settings.

  12. Perceptions of uncivil student behavior in dental education.

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    Ballard, Richard W; Hagan, Joseph L; Townsend, Janice A; Ballard, Mary B; Armbruster, Paul C

    2015-01-01

    Students and faculty members in the health professions classroom are expected to exhibit professional behaviors that are conducive to maintaining a positive learning environment, but there is little published research concerning incivility in the area of dental education. The aim of this study was to evaluate differences in perceptions of incivility between dental faculty and students, between students in different courses of study, and between students in different years of dental study. The study utilized an anonymous electronic survey of all dental faculty and administrators and all dental, dental hygiene, and dental laboratory technology students at a single institution. The survey instrument contained questions concerning perceived uncivil behavior in the classroom and clinical settings. Response rates were 54% for faculty and administrators and ranged from 60% to 97% for students in various years and programs. The results were analyzed based on gender, course of study, year of study, and ethnicity. Significant differences were found regarding perceptions of civil behaviour between faculty and students, male and female students, the year of study, and the course of study. These differences point to the need for further research as well as administrative leadership and faculty development to define guidelines in this area in order to ensure a positive learning environment. PMID:25576551

  13. Mining Education Data to Predict Student's Retention: A comparative Study

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    Surjeet Kumar Yadav; Brijesh Bharadwaj; Saurabh Pal

    2012-01-01

    The main objective of higher education is to provide quality education to 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 course. This paper presents a data mining project to generate predictive models for student retention management. Given new records of incoming students, these predictive models can produce short accurate prediction lists identifying students w...

  14. Myths and Motives behind STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education and the STEM-Worker Shortage Narrartive

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    Stevenson, Heidi J.

    2014-01-01

    The Business Roundtable (2013) website presents a common narrative in regard to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, "American students are falling behind in math and science. Fewer and fewer students are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and American students are performing at…

  15. Educational Expenditures and Student Engagement: When Does Money Matter?

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    Pike, Gary R.; Smart, John C.; Kuh, George D.; Hayek, John C.

    2005-01-01

    Studies of the relationships between higher education expenditures and student outcomes are relatively rare. The present research examined the relationships between higher education expenditures and students' engagement in educationally purposeful activities. Findings indicate that the relationships between expenditures and student engagement are…

  16. Understanding Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Higher Education

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    Tarallo, Amy E.

    2012-01-01

    The research study sought to describe the experience of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in higher education. There may not be sufficient support within institutions of higher education for those students with ASD who wish to pursue advanced education; thus this study explored the experience of students with ASD attending an…

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

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    Settachai Chaisanit

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available 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 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 to different cognitive, sensorial or mobility impairments. This reviewed paper defines mobile technologies universally designed devices and technology for learning, presents examples of how designed technology hardware and software applications promote increased learning to school and university settings to enhance learning outcomes of all students, including those with disabilities. The reviewed results found that application of the instrumental enrichment of mobile technologies universally designed devices and technology can have an effect in terms of anticipated effects and thus have a positive influence on both learning skills and results in school and university students with a learning disability. The students mainly appreciated the mobile devices and technology and optimistic approach to the learner and to possibilities of modification of their own learning style. The mobile device and technology provide students with options to access the content multiple times in different settings while using a variety of technology applications. The concluded results also challenged educators to rethink the nature of the disability studentsâ?? curriculum and empower them with the flexibility to serve a diverse population of learners.

  18. Philosophy of Technology Assumptions in Educational Technology Leadership: Questioning Technological Determinism

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    Webster, Mark David

    2013-01-01

    Scholars have emphasized that decisions about technology can be influenced by philosophy of technology assumptions, and have argued for research that critically questions technological determinist assumptions. Empirical studies of technology management in fields other than K-12 education provided evidence that philosophy of technology assumptions,…

  19. Sciences education for connecting science, technology and the society

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Connecting science, technology and the society is one of the important principles of contemporary education. The foundation of this principle is the idea that scientific and technological achievements should be useful and applicable in everyday life of an individual. The paper presents the main determinants of the STS project (Science, Technology and Society Project which deals with studying the influence of scientific research and technological development on social, political and cultural values. The basic goal of education within the STS Project is to enable the students to understand and learn to incorporate the achievements of scientific and technological development in their own cultural, ecological, economic, political and social contexts. In addition to this, the paper presents the role of sciences in connecting science, technology and the society and describes the possibilities of incorporating a similar project in chemistry instruction in our school. Pilot study which was conducted refers to the proposal for applying the principles on which the STS project is based in chemistry instruction in our country. This pilot study can present the basis for future research and the guideline that can be used for promoting the process of education in primary and secondary school.

  20. Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology (CERET)

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    The Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology (CERET) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation that is working to promote renewable energy and environmental sustainability in an impressive array of ways. They offer a certificate in Renewable Energy Technology at colleges and universities across the Midwest, provide job reports and forecasts for renewable energy jobs, list an impressive store of resources related to all types of sustainable energy, and fund various projects supporting the same goal. All of these wonderful facets can be explored more thoroughly on their website. This is a great resource for students, teachers, and workers in the renewable energy field.

  1. Assistive Technology: Empowering Students with Learning Disabilities.

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    Forgrave, Karen E.

    2002-01-01

    Discusses three technological innovations that hold promise for middle and high school students with learning disabilities in reading and writing: speech synthesis programs (text-to-speech); organizational software; and voice recognition software. Examines advantages and disadvantages of each. Outlines considerations for the successful adoption of…

  2. Basic Principles in Holistic Technology Education

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    Seeman, Kurt

    A school that adopts a curriculum, that aims for a holistic understanding of technology, does so because it produces a better educated person than a curriculum which does not. How do we know when we are teaching technology holistically and why must we do so? Increasingly, more is asked of technology educators to be holistic in the understanding conveyed to learners of technology itself in order to make better informed technical and design decisions in a wider range of applied settings. The ability of the learner to naturally consider social and environmental factors, for example, when seeking solutions is seen by some State education systems in Australia as fundamental to a genuine education in technology (New South Wales Board of Studies, 2000 & 2002). In philosophy, the holist position asserts that to understand the particular one must understand its relation to the whole and that only through reflection of one's sensation based applications can genuine knowledge be critically affirmed (Matthews, 1980, p.87 & p.93). The combined apparently independent paths of the State and the Holist positions set a compelling scene not only for the socio-economic necessity for holistic technology education in the curriculum but also for Technology's status as a key curriculum agent in the knowledge formation process of educated individuals. This paper asserts that the general elements of Applied Setting (including Time), Human (as Agent), Tool and Environment are well placed to be the necessary basics to any holistic human technological activity. How and why these elements work together, their schema, will be referred to in this paper as the 'Basic Principles'. The paper presents the thesis that Technology cannot be reduced to less than these general elements and as such, Technology is their product. We therefore may need to understand and teach these elements and their relations to each other explicitly, in ways that reveal the utility of such understanding when making technical choices and design decisions for all the genres of technology and at all their scales of application and discovery. The case is made for technology to not merely be a 'know how' learning experience, but necessarily also a holistic 'know why' learning experience essential for developing and transferring technological knowledge.

  3. Education, Career, and Student Programs Continue to Expand

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    Recent changes in the requirements of funding agencies have increased pressure on the scientific community to consider the broader impacts of their research, and take steps to communicate their science to the public. Rapid development of sophisticated electronic technologies for visualization, electronic publication, modeling, and using data in classrooms has revolutionized the scientific process. Growing concerns about the health of the future scientific workforce and increasing competition for high-quality students and post-docs have focused attention on recruitment, retention, and diversity issues.In response to all of these developments, the education-, career-, and student-oriented programs being offered by the Committee on Education and Human Resources (CEHR) during the 2003 Fall Meeting have grown significantly this year.

  4. Support and Education of Gifted Students in Poland

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    Limont, Wieslawa

    2013-01-01

    This article describes the support and education of gifted students in Poland. The author presents a definition of ability. Rudimentary documents and acts of the Polish Ministry of National Education regarding the education of gifted students are introduced. The systems of general and special education are discussed--including artistic and sports…

  5. Introduction of CAA into a mathematics course for technology students to address a change in curriculum requirements

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    Pollock, M. J.

    2002-01-01

    The mathematical requirements for engineering, science and technology students has been debated for many years and concern has been expressed about the mathematical preparedness of students entering higher education. This paper considers a mathematics course that has been specifically designed to address some of these issues for technology education students. It briefly chronicles the changes that have taken place over its lifetime and evaluates the introduction of Computer Assisted Assessmen...

  6. Improving Higher Education Student Learning through a Table of Learning

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    Full Text Available Web-based or “online” learning commonly known as e-Learning which makes use of internet technologies has been widely used by many education institutions around the globe. Higher education institutions have been using Learning Management system (LMS as a part of their campus-based and distance teaching. To date, very little research has been carried out to investigate whether the uses of LMS actually contribute to student learning. In this paper, we present a higher education blended teaching method for improving student learning. By blended teaching, we mean the combination of face-to-face teaching and the uses of a LMS for learning, teaching and assessment activities. Student’s learning progress is guided and gauged by Shulman’s (2002 table of learning. The LMS that we use at La Trobe University is Moodle. To demonstrate the usefulness of our method, we also present in this paper the results of applying it to teaching a third year software engineering subject, CSE3MQR (Metrics, Quality and Reliability.

  7. Integration of Information Communication Technologies (Icts) in The Distance Education Bachelor of Education Programme, Makerere University, Uganda

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    Fraser, William J.; Aguti, Jessica N.

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    Dr. This article reports on the problems experienced by the Department of Distance Education, Makerere University, Uganda with the B.Ed. (External) programme with specific reference to the technology needs and expectations of the programme. With a total enrolment of nearly 3,500 students in 2003, this programme was one of the largest distance education programmes for teachers in the country. It was therefore important to establish what technologies the stakeholders of th...

  8. Climate Change Education: Student Media Production to Educate and Engage

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    Rooney-Varga, J. N.; Brisk, A. A.; Ledley, T. S.; Shuldman, M.

    2011-12-01

    Climate change education offers many challenges, including the complexity of the natural and human systems involved, a need for a multi-disciplinary perspective, and the psychological barriers to learning that result from a problem that frequently elicits a sense of being overwhelmed and powerless. The implications of climate change impacts and/or solutions can be especially overwhelming for today's students, who are likely to be confronted with many projected changes within their lifetimes. We are developing approaches to incorporate video production by students at both the high school and university levels in order to overcome many of the challenges unique to climate change education. Through media production, students are asked to convey complex topics using clear, simple language and metaphor, so their content knowledge must be deep enough to educate others. Video production is a team effort (director, camera person, editor, etc.) and inherently creates an opportunity for learning in a social context, which has been shown to lead to better learning outcomes in climate change education. Video production also promotes the basic tenets of engagement theory, in which a small group of students is in constant contact with the content and, ideally, creates a product that can be disseminated broadly. Lastly, putting students behind the camera can give them a voice and a sense of empowerment, fostering active participation in the learning process. While video is a medium that is readily disseminated to a broad audience, our focus is on the process (i.e., learning outcomes of students directly involved in media production), not the product. However, we have found that providing students with a means to add their voices to the broader public's discussion of climate change has a positive impact on student engagement with climate change science and on public awareness this problem beyond the classroom. While student-produced media pieces are not intended to provide in-depth scientific information to the broader public, we have found that they can be successful in conveying some of the key, basic concepts needed to understand anthropogenic climate change. Some of these concepts include the causal relationships between fossil fuel-based energy systems, atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, and climate change; the distinction between natural and anthropogenic processes in the carbon cycle; impacts of climate change on ecosystem services; and transitioning to renewable energy systems that do not emit carbon dioxide is necessary to avert 'dangerous' climate change.

  9. Quality Assessment Parameters for Student Support at Higher Education Institutions

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    Sajiene, Laima; Tamuliene, Rasa

    2012-01-01

    The research presented in this article aims to validate quality assessment parameters for student support at higher education institutions. Student support is discussed as the system of services provided by a higher education institution which helps to develop student-centred curriculum and fulfils students' emotional, academic, social needs, and…

  10. Educational Blogging: Integrating Technology into Marketing Experience

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    Kaplan, Melike Demirbag; Piskin, Burak; Bol, Beste

    2010-01-01

    The major challenge of marketing education is that the discipline continually reinvents itself. Marketing approaches and practices once new rapidly become old and many texts grow outdated in a short period of time, increasing the pressure on the instructors to provide the students with the latest knowledge. The changing environment of business…

  11. Design and Technology Productions among Middle School Students: An Indian Experience

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    Khunyakari, Ritesh; Mehrotra, Swati; Chunawala, Sugra; Natarajan, Chitra

    2007-01-01

    The focus of this paper is students' design productions as they engaged in designing and making a windmill model to lift a given weight. This work is part of a project on the development of design and technology (D&T) education units and its trials among Indian middle school students (Grade 6, age 11-14 years) in different socio-cultural settings.…

  12. Using Text Mining to Uncover Students' Technology-Related Problems in Live Video Streaming

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    Abdous, M'hammed; He, Wu

    2011-01-01

    Because of their capacity to sift through large amounts of data, text mining and data mining are enabling higher education institutions to reveal valuable patterns in students' learning behaviours without having to resort to traditional survey methods. In an effort to uncover live video streaming (LVS) students' technology related-problems and to…

  13. Mathematical Knowledge of Technology and Design Student Teachers: Diagnosis and Remediation

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    Bell, Irene Teresa; Gibson, Ken

    2009-01-01

    This research examines how e-assessment and e-resources were used to assess and support the mathematics of Technology and Design students undertaking a B.Ed. (post-primary) teacher education course. The students participated in two similar tests in order to ascertain if their mathematical difficulties were in the underlying concepts of the…

  14. Fostering Students' Global Awareness: Technology Applications in Social Studies Teaching and Learning

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    Misty M. Kirby

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    Full Text Available Global education is essential to students’ development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for future employment and for building successful relationships in an increasingly interconnected and pluralistic society. Incorporation of technology in meaningful and authentic learning experiences with students in the classroom as supported by the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK framework allows teachers to foster students’ understandings of the interrelationships of peoples worldwide, thereby preparing them to participate meaningfully as global citizens. An overview of web-based organizations that foster global awareness and a description of professional development opportunities in global education are provided.

  15. Effectiveness of Technological Design on Elementary Student Teachers' Understanding of Air Resistance, Gravity, Terminal Velocity and Acceleration: Model Parachute Race Activity

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    Aydin, Mirac; Bakirci, Hasan; Artun, Huseyin; Cepni, Salih

    2013-01-01

    Educational research maintains that, teaching science through designing technology has significant educational potential. Although the literature emphasizes that making technological designs is beneficial for students, it is stressed that studies about technological design generally focus on mental structures rather than hand skills of students

  16. Student stress and quality of education

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    Letícia, Pena; Dayr, Reis.

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available Os autores apresentam um artigo exploratório sobre o stress do estudante. Após examinar a relação entre trabalho e stress, o artigo passa a analisar o modelo de McLeansobre contexto, vulnerabilidade e fatores que causam o stress. Esse modelo serve de quadro de referência para a pesquisa elaborada, t [...] endo em vista avaliar como um grupo de estudantes de administração enfrenta o stress cotidiano. O artigo também sugere medi­das para reduzir os efeitos prejudiciais do stress no estudante e na qualidade de ensino. Abstract in english Today, managers are increasingly interested in knowing how the work in organizations aftects employees' health. Less common is the interest in stress erupting in the academic community - among students, faculty and administrators. The authors present a reflection paper focused on student stress. In [...] this paper, they first examine McLean 's model of context, vulnerability and stressors. This model provides the framework for the student surveys and for the entire paper. Based on the students surveys, an assessment is made of how asma" group of students are coping with stress. The paper fina"y suggests what can be done by students, faculty, and administrators to insta" and/or improve social support systems that might reduce the harmful eftects of stress on students and thus impact the quality of education.

  17. Structural Dimensions and Functions of Student Centers in the Open Education Faculty Practices: Three Metropolis Samplings--Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir

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    Tunckan, Ergun

    2007-01-01

    The Open Education Faculty Students Centers have been offering many services to students in Turkey since 1982. Building up bridges between students and faculties, student centers have had technological improvements since 1998 and thereafter quality of services have been increased and services given to students at the student center have been…

  18. An Analysis of the Technology Education Curriculum of Six Countries

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    Rasinen, Aki

    The government of Finland has begun planning a new national curriculum framework for the comprehensive and upper secondary schools. The aim of this study was to find information that could be used in establishing a theoretical basis for planning the technology education curriculum. In order to define the scope and focus of each curriculum element (e.g., rationale, theory, objectives, methods, content, and means of evaluation), the technology education curricula of six different countries were studied: Australia, England, France, The Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States. The rationale for choosing these six countries was that their technology education programs have developed rapidly over the past ten years and profound research, experimental programs, and the development of learning materials have been undertaken, especially in Australia, England, The Netherlands, and the United States. The aim was not to conduct a comparative study of the curricula of other countries. Rather, it was to synthesize theory and practice. A secondary aim was to search for more detailed and concrete curriculum materials for provincial, district, municipal, and school purposes. Although this research was conducted to support Finnish curriculum development, the results may be pertinent to other countries as well. Different countries use different terms to describe technology education, such as technics, design and technology, technology education, and technological education. In this study these titles were considered to be synonymous. Regardless of the term used, the universal goal is to help students to become technologically literate. A model was developed so that the technology education curricula of the selected countries could be systematically analyzed and the important curricular elements could be identified. Assessment practices were not included in the study, although Kimbell's (1997) work in this area must be recognized since he included most of the countries reported herein. The analysis is presented in two phases. First, the curricula of the six countries are summarized. The goal at the outset was to cross tabulate the elements from the curricula; however, it was found that the countries differ to such degree that it was impossible to reach this goal. Curriculum guidelines of the six countries are, however, presented so that the reader can obtain a general understanding of the different curricula. Following this, all six countries are examined more closely using a method of systematic analysis in order to identify both common and unique features of their curricula.

  19. Organizational Culture and Instructional Innovations in Higher Education: Perceptions and Reactions of Teachers and Students

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    Zhu, Chang; Engels, Nadine

    2014-01-01

    This study examines teachers' and students' perceptions of the organizational culture of their universities and their views about and reactions to instructional innovations with regard to student-centred learning, collaborative learning and use of innovative educational technologies. Six Chinese universities were involved and in total…

  20. Understanding STEM Education and Supporting Students through Universal Design for Learning

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    Basham, James D.; Marino, Matthew T.

    2013-01-01

    Despite an increased national focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction, students with high incidence disabilities continue to struggle with STEM content at both the K-12 and postsecondary levels. As a result, very few students with disabilities pursue STEM careers. This article provides K-12 special education

  1. Educational Encouragement, Parenting Styles, Gender and Ethnicity as Predictors of Academic Achievement among Special Education Students

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    Aqeel Khan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Current study examines the predictors’ of academic achievement: role of parenting styles, educational encouragement, gender and ethnicity among special education students. Participants of this study consisted 200 special education students (N = 105 boys and N = 95 girls age varies 14 to 19 years from one school located at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Results showed authoritative parenting styles were mostly used by the parents of their special education students. Significant relationships were existed in parenting styles, educational encouragement and academic achievement among special educational students. Educational encouragement from mother, father, sibling and friends, ethnicity and gender were found to be significant predictors for academic achievement. Findings of current research suggested parenting styles and educational encouragement contribute to special education student’s academic achievement. The results of the current study provide the insight for the educators, teachers and parents dealing with special education adolescents.

  2. Sustaining Innovation in Technological Education.

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    Lawrenz, Frances; Keiser, Nanette; Lavoie, Bethann

    2003-01-01

    Examines the sustainability of technological innovation in community colleges. Reports on a Web-based survey that was followed up with site visits, which revealed that innovation was sustained by sharing power with collaborative partners, designing flexible programs, rewarding professional development, and using program data for marketing. Makes…

  3. Correlation between emotional intelligence and educational consent of students of Tehran University of Medical Students

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    Fatemeh Noughani

    2015-05-01

    Conclusion: The promotion of education satisfaction will increase indirectly possibility of job satisfaction in students in the future. Our results showed self-awareness and motivation skills in students increase their educational satisfaction.

  4. Advance the Earth Science Education in China by Using New Technology

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    Qian, R.; Wang, X.; Sun, L.

    2013-12-01

    With the development of Chinese economy, science and technology, as well as the increasing demand of the persons with knowledge and experience in earth science and geological exploration, the higher education of earth science has been boosted in recent years. There are 2,000 to 3,000 students studying earth science every year and many of them will take part in scientific research and engineering technology work around the world after graduation, which increased the demand of educators, both in quantity and quality. However, the fact is that there is a huge gap between the demand and the current number of educators due to the explosion of students, which makes the reform of traditional education methods inevitable. There is great significance in doing research on the teaching methods catering to a large number of students. Some research contents and result based on the reform of education methods has been conducted. We integrate the teaching contents with the cutting-edge research projects and stress significance of earth science, which will greatly enhance the student's enthusiasm of it. Moreover. New technology will be applied to solve the problem that every teacher are responsible for 100~150 students in one courses. For instance, building the Internet platform where teachers and the students can discuss the courses contents, read the latest scientific articles. With the numerical simulation technology, the internal structure of the Earth, geological phenomena, characteristics of ore body, geophysical and hydrological fields, etc. can be simulated and the experiments and teaching practice can be demonstrated via video technology. It can also be used to design algorithm statistics and assessment and monitor teaching effect. Students are separated into small groups to take research training with their personal tutor at the beginning of the first semester, which will increase the opportunities for students to communicate with educators and solve the problem that the students are not able to receive sufficient guide from the educators. All these reforms above have been proved with good achievements.

  5. Professional development of future teacher of physical culture in informatively-educational space: information technologies in educational process

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    Dragnev Y. V.

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available A role and value of informative educational space in the professional becoming of future teacher of physical culture is considered. It is well-proven that such environment is characterized: by the volume of educational services, power, intensity, set of terms. It is shown that higher professional education requires perfection of the use of information technologies, programmatic and informative providing of educational process. It is set that modern information technologies are the mean of increase of efficiency of management all of spheres of public activity. It is marked that the process of forming of informative culture needs the personally oriented and differentiated going near the choice of the teaching programs. Directions of the use of information technologies in the controlled from distance teaching are selected. The ways of intensification of educational process are recommended through the increase of interest of students to the study of concrete discipline, increase of volume of independent work, increase of closeness of educational material.

  6. Educating nursing students in clinical leadership.

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    Ailey, Sarah; Lamb, Karen; Friese, Tanya; Christopher, Beth-Anne

    2015-01-28

    One of the goals of nursing education is to develop caring and responsible nurses with clinical reasoning skills who are capable of improving outcomes in complex healthcare systems. Using the Model of Situated Learning in Nursing Leadership, generalist entry graduate nursing students at Rush University in Chicago, part of a large academic medical centre with Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing practice, are educated using a curriculum based on the clinical nurse leader (CNL) competencies. This article presents a case study that demonstrates how the model is used to provide experiences for learning the CNL role. The students learn leadership in practice through their involvement in ongoing efforts at the medical centre to improve the care of patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The case study provides lessons in teaching CNL leadership competencies through efforts to improve the quality of care for an at-risk group of patients. PMID:25629348

  7. From students to researchers: The education of physics graduate students

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    Lin, Yuhfen

    This dissertation aims to make two research contributions: (1) In physics education research, this work aims to advance our understanding of physics student learning at the graduate level. This work attempts to better understand how physics researchers and teachers are produced, and what factors support or encourage the process of becoming a researcher and a teacher. (2) In cognitive science research in the domain of expert/novice differences, researchers are interested in defining and understanding what expertise is. This work aims to provide some insight into some of the components of expertise that go into becoming a competent expert researcher in the domain of physics. This in turn may contribute to our general understanding of expertise across multiple domains. Physics graduate students learn in their classes as students, teach as teaching assistants, and do research with research group as apprentices. They are expected to transition from students to independent researchers and teachers. The three activities of learning, teaching, and research appear to be very different and demand very different skill-sets. In reality, these activities are interrelated and have subtle effects on each other. Understanding how students transition from students to researchers and teachers is important both to PER and physics in general. In physics, an understanding of how physics students become researchers may help us to keep on training physicists who will further advance our understanding of physics. In PER, an understanding of how graduate students learn to teach will help us to train better physics teachers for the future. In this dissertation, I examine physics graduate students' approaches to teaching, learning, and research through semi-structured interviews. The collected data is interpreted and analyzed through a framework that focuses on students' epistemological beliefs and locus of authority. The data show how students' beliefs about knowledge interact with their learning, teaching, and research activities. In many cases, their perception of the learning, teaching, or research environment influences their choice of learning, teaching, or research approach. Physics graduate students learn "the language of physics" from the core courses, but don't learn many transferable research skills from taking courses. Constrained by the teaching environment, many graduate students are not motivated to teach as teaching assistants. Some finishing graduate students have clearly become confident and able researchers, while others remain dependent on their advisors for even the simplest direction. The data also show that it is possible for a single graduate student to hold very distinct beliefs about learning and teaching between classroom and research settings. It is possible for a well-motivated graduate student to take unfavorable approach toward learning when the environment does not support learning for deep understanding. This dissertation attempts to distill out aspects of success in the graduate program and identify features of positive experiences that help graduate students to transition from students to competent and confident researchers. The data suggest that having graduate students treated as legitimate participants is the vital element for them to build their confidence as researchers and teachers.

  8. Are Educational Technology and School Restructuring Appropriate Partners?

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    Carbone, Michael J.

    1995-01-01

    Analyzes the contemporary school restructuring movement, discussing democratic possibilities, the relationship between educational technology and school restructuring, critical questions about educational technology, the effect of new technology on teacher work, and the relationship of educational technology to school structures and economic…

  9. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF STUDENT SATISFACTION LEVEL IN DISTANCE LEARNING AND LIVE CLASSROOM AT HIGHER EDUCATION LEVEL

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    Mahmood, Azhar; Mahmood, Sheikh Tariq; Malik, Allah Bakhsh

    2012-01-01

    The technology has embraced the innovative learning methodologies. Distance Learning has taken the place of traditional face-to-face educational environment. The purpose of this study was to compare the level of student satisfaction of graduate distance learning educational psychology course to a traditional classroom educational psychology course taught by the same instructor. Population of the study consisted of Graduate students in course educational psychology during fall semester 2009. S...

  10. Cultural Influences on Education: students’ journeys between FE and HE

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    2010-01-01

    This research project explores the relationship between culture and education, in order to inform teachers about the nature of cultural influences, and the effect of these on different stages of studentseducation. The particular focus is on examining students’ choices regarding progression from Further Education to Higher Education. Teaching at City and Islington Sixth Form College requires a constant dialogue between a diverse range of cultures and student experience; this study wil...

  11. VIEWS OF STUDENTS ABOUT THE USE OF SECOND LIFE FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES

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    Kobak, Kadriye; Ozarslan, Yasin

    2011-01-01

    Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVEs) such as Second Life (SL) are experiencing a rapid growth in the number of applications with educational potential. SL provides a space for constructivist learning, socialization, exploration, discovery, and creativity. The communicative, social nature of virtual learning allows students to demonstrate the skills and strategies they have acquired through utilization of social technology tools.this study investigates higher education students’ perceptio...

  12. Digital Infrastructures, Higher Education and the Net-Generation of Students

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    Sims, John W.; Solomonides, Ian P.

    2009-01-01

    Students currently in higher education in the industrialised world have unprecedented access to web-based technologies and tools, and are likely to have engaged with online activities throughout their educational experiences. More widely, there is increasing pressure on universities to provide flexible learning environments and access to resources. This is keenly felt in the computer laboratory, where once dedicated, stand-alone machines provided software packages for students to work on duri...

  13. Scaffolding in a medicine education intervention for student teachers based on the PROFILES three stage model

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    Sirpa Kärkkäinen; Jari Kukkonen; Tuula Keinonen

    2014-01-01

    This paper focuses on describing the effects of scaffolding on the student teachers’ learning process. The scaffolding is based on using information and communication technology in the PROFILES Three Stage Model; Scenario, Inquiry and Decision-making Stages. Six hours of medicine education intervention is conducted as a part of the student teachers’ program in biology education. The scaffolded group is encouraged to work with the case and presentation templates, online, in Google Sites; t...

  14. Implementing Web 2.0 Technologies in Higher Education: A Collective Case Study

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    Bennett, Sue; Bishop, Andrea; Dalgarno, Barney; Waycott, Jenny; Kennedy, Gregor

    2012-01-01

    Web 2.0 technologies are becoming more popular in the everyday lives of students. As a result, teachers and designers have begun to explore their use in formal education. This paper presents evaluation findings from a collective case study of six Web 2.0 implementations in Australian higher education. The research was undertaken as part of a…

  15. The New Technologies versus the Lecture Tradition in Higher Education: Is Change Possible?

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    Waggoner, Michael

    1984-01-01

    The emerging technologies potential has not altered teaching methods in higher education because of such factors as prohibitive cost and faculty resistance to change, but these are symptomatic of more pervasive organizational attributes and educational system dynamics, including student influences, faculty incentive structure, lack of leadership,…

  16. Perceptions of Preservice Teachers regarding the Integration of Information and Communication Technologies in Turkish Education Faculties

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    Akbulut, Yavuz; Odabasi, H. Ferhan; Kuzu, Abdullah

    2011-01-01

    This study explored the views of pre-service teachers regarding the indicators of information and communication technologies (ICT) at Turkish education faculties. A cross-sectional survey design was implemented with graduating students enrolled in Turkish education faculties. A combination of stratified random sampling and systematic sampling was…

  17. A Pedagogical Framework for Mobile Learning: Categorizing Educational Applications of Mobile Technologies into Four Types

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    Park, Yeonjeong

    2011-01-01

    Instructional designers and educators recognize the potential of mobile technologies as a learning tool for students and have incorporated them into the distance learning environment. However, little research has been done to categorize the numerous examples of mobile learning in the context of distance education, and few instructional design…

  18. Educational Technology and the World Wide Web in the Pacific Islands

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    Iding, Marie; Skouge, James

    2005-01-01

    This paper describes technology issues that educators, teacher educators and students in the Pacific Islands confront, specifically in American Samoa (a U.S. territory) and Chuuk (one of the Federated States of Micronesia). It will also briefly mention issues relevant to Yap and Kosrae (two other states in Micronesia), and the Marshall Islands.…

  19. Scaffolded Inquiry-Based Instruction with Technology: A Signature Pedagogy for STEM Education

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    Crippen, Kent J.; Archambault, Leanna

    2012-01-01

    Inquiry-based instruction has become a hallmark of science education and increasingly of integrated content areas, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Because inquiry-based instruction very clearly contains surface, deep, and implicit structures as well as engages students to think and act like scientists,…

  20. Perceived Quality Dimensions in Distance Education: Excerpts from Student Experiences

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    Thapliyal, Upasna

    2014-01-01

    Distance education by its nature differs from the regular mode of higher education. A viable option for providing access to higher education for students who cannot attend traditional, on-campus courses, distance education, often gets a tag of being sedentary. This puts into question the qualitative aspect of the distance education courses.…

  1. The Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology (ANENT)

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    Full text: The per capita electricity availability in the Asian region is below the world average. Nuclear energy is considered by several countries in the region as a potential source to meet their growing energy demand. Thus, there is likely to be a great expansion of nuclear power in the Asian region. Additionally, as the economies in the region expand, there will be an increasing role for isotope and radiation technologies in the health care, agriculture, and industrial sectors. The growing demand for power and non-power applications of nuclear technologies would require a sustainable supply of well-trained nuclear workforce. The Asian Network of Education in Nuclear Technology, ANENT in short, was established in February 2004 in response to this need. The state of nuclear education in the region is at different levels in different countries. This diversity provides an opportunity for sharing of knowledge and resources. ANENT will facilitate cooperation in education, related research and training through: Sharing of information and materials on nuclear education and training; Exchange of students, teachers and researchers; Establishment of reference curricula and facilitating mutual recognition of degrees; and Facilitating communication between ANENT members institutions and other regional and global networks. By focusing on education, ANENT complements existing activities undertaken by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and supports IAEA activities forcy (IAEA) and supports IAEA activities for the preservation of nuclear knowledge. ANENT is a comprehensive initiative in education and training in that it will give equal importance to power and non-power technologies, thus meeting the diverse needs of the countries in the Asian region. (author)

  2. Technology Acceptance Related to Second Life[TM], Social Networking, Twitter[TM], and Content Management Systems: Are Agricultural Students Ready, Willing, and Able?

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    Murphrey, Theresa Pesl; Rutherford, Tracy A.; Doerfert, David L.; Edgar, Leslie D.; Edgar, Don W.

    2012-01-01

    Technology has the potential to improve education but only if it is applied with purpose and consideration of the audience. Understanding technology's role in education goes beyond the comparison of tools; there is a need to better understand student acceptance of technology so appropriate educational scaffolding and support can be provided. The…

  3. Identification of Quality Visual-Based Learning Material for Technology Education

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    Katsioloudis, Petros

    2010-01-01

    It is widely known that the use of visual technology enhances learning by providing a better understanding of the topic as well as motivating students. If all visual-based learning materials (tables, figures, photos, etc.) were equally effective in facilitating student achievement of all kinds of educational objectives, there would virtually be no…

  4. The Development of a Web-Based Self-Reflective Learning System for Technological Education

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    Jou, Min; Shiau, Jaw-Kuen

    2012-01-01

    One obstacle to industrial technology education is that the difficulties or problems students encounter during experiments are not easy to detect. Students are often unaware of their flaws, and some will not notify the teacher of these flaws even if they are aware of them. Consequently, many opportunities to rectify these flaws and improve…

  5. Character Education and Students Social Behavior

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    2012-09-01

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    In an educational environment, in the form of character education program has been done both formally and informally. It's intended as one of the supporting ideas for follow-up in the form of design activities. Character education should basically refers to the vision and mission of the institution concerned. It shows the orientation of the two things in the character of the students are: aspects of human character and individual learners hallmark institution. In this paper, these two aspects is the author trying to ideas by referring to some other writings. The end result, the authors expect the birth of a design patent as early referral to spearhead a character development program learners.

  6. Character Education and Students Social Behavior

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    Syamsu A. Kamaruddin

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available In an educational environment, in the form of character education program has been done both formally and informally. It's intended as one of the supporting ideas for follow-up in the form of design activities. Character education should basically refers to the vision and mission of the institution concerned. It shows the orientation of the two things in the character of the students are: aspects of human character and individual learners hallmark institution. In this paper, these two aspects is the author trying to ideas by referring to some other writings. The end result, the authors expect the birth of a design patent as early referral to spearhead a character development program learners.

  7. People and Technology Today: Some Educational Implications

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    Rodriguez-Sedano, Alfredo; Paris, Ana Costa; Mut, Maite Dassoy

    2011-01-01

    The present article approaches some of the educational implications borne by humanity with technological progress. We begin by pointing out significant data that classify what is considered relevant. Then, confronting the future is discussed by analyzing the attitudes necessary to promote the goals. Confronted with these challenges, three possible…

  8. The Effects of Technology on Educational Outcomes

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    Strickland, LaVada A.

    2011-01-01

    A long-standing question in educational research and policy discussion turns on whether technology-based instruction can improve academic performance. Finding a convincing answer to this question is important because school systems across the country have invested and continue to invest very large sums on new instructional hardware and software.…

  9. Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use for Websites Used by Students in Higher Education

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    van Schaik, Paul

    2009-01-01

    A unified framework for researching technology acceptance, the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT), was previously proposed and validated. The aim of this article is to explore the application UTAUT to websites used by students in higher education. Both prescribed websites and user-selected sites were studied using a…

  10. Technology in education: A guidebook for developing a science and math education support program

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    Wagner, C.L.

    1992-09-01

    Education is vital to survival and success in an increasingly technical world, and the quality of education is the responsibility of everyone students, teachers, parents, industry, and government. Any technical organization wanting to contribute to that success through its local education system can do so easily and effectively through careful planning. This report details that planning process and includes methods to (1) identify the interests, strengths, and resources of the technical organization; (2) identify the needs of the local education system; (3) interface with local school system administration, principals, and teachers; and (4) develop a unique plan to match the organization`s strengths and resources with the needs of the school system. Following these ``getting started`` activities is the actual program that the Engineering Technology Division implemented in a local elementary school, including the curriculum, topics, and actual lesson plans used by technical personnel in the classroom. Finally, there are enrichment activities for teachers and students, suggestions for measuring the success of an education support program, and an overview of student responses to questions about the overall program.

  11. Technology in education: A guidebook for developing a science and math education support program

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    Wagner, C.L.

    1992-09-01

    Education is vital to survival and success in an increasingly technical world, and the quality of education is the responsibility of everyone students, teachers, parents, industry, and government. Any technical organization wanting to contribute to that success through its local education system can do so easily and effectively through careful planning. This report details that planning process and includes methods to (1) identify the interests, strengths, and resources of the technical organization; (2) identify the needs of the local education system; (3) interface with local school system administration, principals, and teachers; and (4) develop a unique plan to match the organization's strengths and resources with the needs of the school system. Following these getting started'' activities is the actual program that the Engineering Technology Division implemented in a local elementary school, including the curriculum, topics, and actual lesson plans used by technical personnel in the classroom. Finally, there are enrichment activities for teachers and students, suggestions for measuring the success of an education support program, and an overview of student responses to questions about the overall program.

  12. Real-Time Analysis of Student Comprehension: An Assessment of Electronic Student Response Technology in an Introductory Earth Science Course

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    Lisa Greer

    2004-09-01

    This article describes an evualuation of the effectiveness of electronic student response technologies (SRT). These wireless systems allow students to key in responses with remote control units to questions posed by an instructor in the classroom. Student responses then are displayed in real time, allowing both students and instructors to gauge student comprehension instantaneously. Researchers conducted a multi-faceted assessment of the use of SRT in four sections of a high-enrollment introductory Earth Science course at Penn State University. The assessment included quantitative and qualitative perception data from students enrolled in the course and faculty/administrator visitors to the classroom. Preliminary assessment of the pedagogical merits of SRT in the course suggests that this technology is an effective tool for introductory geoscience education.

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

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    Hanlie Liebenberg; Yuraisha Chetty; Paul Prinsloo

    2012-01-01

    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 scope and definition of the digital divide, increasing empirical evidence questions the uncritical use of the notion of the digital divide in South Af...

  14. Supporting students' knowledge integration with technology-enhanced inquiry curricula

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    Chiu, Jennifer Lopseen

    Dynamic visualizations of scientific phenomena have the potential to transform how students learn and understand science. Dynamic visualizations enable interaction and experimentation with unobservable atomic-level phenomena. A series of studies clarify the conditions under which embedding dynamic visualizations in technology-enhanced inquiry instruction can help students develop robust and durable chemistry knowledge. Using the knowledge integration perspective, I designed Chemical Reactions, a technology-enhanced curriculum unit, with a partnership of teachers, educational researchers, and chemists. This unit guides students in an exploration of how energy and chemical reactions relate to climate change. It uses powerful dynamic visualizations to connect atomic level interactions to the accumulation of greenhouse gases. The series of studies were conducted in typical classrooms in eleven high schools across the country. This dissertation describes four studies that contribute to understanding of how visualizations can be used to transform chemistry learning. The efficacy study investigated the impact of the Chemical Reactions unit compared to traditional instruction using pre-, post- and delayed posttest assessments. The self-monitoring study used self-ratings in combination with embedded assessments to explore how explanation prompts help students learn from dynamic visualizations. The self-regulation study used log files of students' interactions with the learning environment to investigate how external feedback and explanation prompts influence students' exploration of dynamic visualizations. The explanation study compared specific and general explanation prompts to explore the processes by which explanations benefit learning with dynamic visualizations. These studies delineate the conditions under which dynamic visualizations embedded in inquiry instruction can enhance student outcomes. The studies reveal that visualizations can be deceptively clear, deterring learners from exploring details. Asking students to generate explanations helps them realize what they don't understand and can spur students to revisit visualizations to remedy gaps in their knowledge. The studies demonstrate that science instruction focused on complex topics can succeed by combining visualizations with generative activities to encourage knowledge integration. Students are more successful at monitoring their progress and remedying gaps in knowledge when required to distinguish among alternative explanations. The results inform the design of technology-enhanced science instruction for typical classrooms.

  15. Student Mentors' system in the Higher European Education

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    Saa-Requejo, Antonio; Medina-Rojas, Silvia; Sanchez, Maria Elena; Gascó, Gabriel; Moratiel, Ruben; Antón, Jose Manuel; Durán-Altisent, Jose Maria; Tarquis, Ana Maria

    2013-04-01

    For several years the Spanish University has been experiencing changes that affect not only the educational area but also innovation and investigation in the classroom. Even the use of so-called New Technologies has been focus of much attention in the Higher Educational System, student mentoring has been revealed as an important factor in the first university courses. In this sense, we carried out a first step in a senior student mentor project in order to facilitate adaptation of the new students, providing information, advice and guidance on different academic and social aspects. Here, we understand mentoring as a relationship between a more senior student (mentor) and a few junior lesser experienced students (mentees). Mentoring is intended to develop and grow the skills, knowledge, confidence, and cultural understanding of the mentees aiming to help them succeed. Consequently, this work arises from our concern about students need. A test has been designed to assess students interest in the three fundamental aspects of mentoring: academic, social and administrative orientation. The test involved 16 questions related to these three different aspects on mentoring, evaluating each question from 1 (none) to 4 (totally). Surveys have been conducted on this topic at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) with students on different levels and modules of degrees in Agricultural Engineering. The same activity has been applied to the new degrees that have started at 2010-11 course in the Bologna Plan's requirements and are replacing the precedents progressively. We have analysed the answers performing a multifactor analysis of variance for each question. It constructs various tests and graphs to determine which questions have statistically significant interactions, given sufficient data. The F-tests in the ANOVA table allowed identifying the significant ones. For each significant factor, the Multiple Range Tests (MRT) tells which means are significantly different from which others. We have applied it to Bologna Plan and Plan 96 separately. The results are discussed. Acknowledgements Funded provided by educational innovation projects "Training of mentors' students in different subjects in the first degree and postgraduate ETSI Agrónomos" and "Students mentoring system in undergraduate and graduate courses at ETS Ingenieros Agrónomos" given by UPM are gratefully appreciated.

  16. Using Educational Technology To Teach Cultural Assessment.

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    Clark, Lauren; Thornam, Christine

    2002-01-01

    A module to prepare nursing students to conduct cultural assessments of patients covers multicultural health care environments, genogram skills, self-awareness, theoretical lenses, and cross-cultural communication skills. Instructional materials use multimedia CD-ROM and web-based technologies. (Contains 17 references.) (SK)

  17. Education for sustainable development in technology education in Irish schools: a curriculum analysis

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    Mcgarr, Oliver

    2010-01-01

    This paper explores the integration of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in technology education and the extent to which it is currently addressed in curriculum documents and state examinations in technology education at post-primary level in Ireland. This analysis is conducted amidst the backdrop of considerable change in technology education at post-primary level. The analysis of the provision of technology education found, that among the range of technology related subjects offer...

  18. Information and communication technology related needs of college and university students with disabilities

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    Fichten, Catherine S.; Asuncion, Jennison V.; Joan Wolforth; Maria Barile; Jillian Budd; Natalie Martiniello; Rhonda Amsel

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: To explore variables related to how well the information and communication technologies (ICTs) related needs of students with different disabilities are being met on campus at institutions of higher education, at home and in e-learning contexts. We also explore the disciplines and programmes pursued by students with different disabilities and the specialised ICTs they use. Method: A total of 1,354 Canadian university and junior/community college students with various disabilities com...

  19. Survey of Self-medication errors amongst students and faculty members of Educational Campus (Gujarat Technological University/Sardar Patel University) Of New V.V.Nagar

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    Killol Chokshi; Ladola, Divyesh B.; Suthar, Jaimin S.; Moradiya, Gaurav V.; Baldania, Sunil L.

    2012-01-01

    A total of 500 questionnaire were distributed in the college premises with respondent rate of450(90%).majority of respondents, 73% were aged between 18-23 years, while 269(59.5%) were femaleand 181(40.5%) were male. The survey was conducted in the colleges comprising of Ayurvedic,Biotechnology, Engineering and pharmacy. The survey comprised of 290 students (64.4%) includingboth undergraduate as well as postgraduate students. the rest were faculty members (26.6%) andadministration incharge (8....

  20. Infusing technology in pre service teacher education programs in Portugal : an experience with weblogs

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    Coutinho, Clara Pereira

    2007-01-01

    Abstract: This paper presents an experience of internet integration in pre service teacher education programs in Portugal. Participated in the study 26 student teachers, 14 from Natural Sciences (S) and 12 from Foreign Language classes (L). Future teachers were encouraged to set up and maintain a weblog for their future students over a period of ten weeks during the 2nd semester of 2005/2006 in Educational Technology course (ET). The post-course survey and informal observations confirme...

  1. Examining Engineering & Technology Students' Acceptance of Network Virtualization Technology Using the Technology Acceptance Model

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    Yousif, Wael K.

    2010-01-01

    This causal and correlational study was designed to extend the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and to test its applicability to Valencia Community College (VCC) Engineering and Technology students as the target user group when investigating the factors influencing their decision to adopt and to utilize VMware as the target technology. In…

  2. Understanding adolescent student perceptions of science education

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    Ebert, Ellen Kress

    This study used the Relevance of Science Education (ROSE) survey (Sjoberg & Schreiner, 2004) to examine topics of interest and perspectives of secondary science students in a large school district in the southwestern U.S. A situated learning perspective was used to frame the project. The research questions of this study focused on (a) perceptions students have about themselves and their science classroom and how these beliefs may influence their participation in the community of practice of science; (b) consideration of how a future science classroom where the curriculum is framed by the Next Generation Science Standards might foster students' beliefs and perceptions about science education and their legitimate peripheral participation in the community of practice of science; and (c) reflecting on their school science interests and perspectives, what can be inferred about students' identities as future scientists or STEM field professionals? Data were collected from 515 second year science students during a 4-week period in May of 2012 using a Web-based survey. Data were disaggregated by gender and ethnicity and analyzed descriptively and by statistical comparison between groups. Findings for Research Question 1 indicated that boys and girls showed statistically significant differences in scientific topics of interest. There were no statistical differences between ethnic groups although. For Research Question 2, it was determined that participants reported an increase in their interest when they deemed the context of the content to be personally relevant. Results for Research Question 3 showed that participants do not see themselves as youthful scientists or as becoming scientists. While participants value the importance of science in their lives and think all students should take science, they do not aspire to careers in science. Based on this study, a need for potential future work has been identified in three areas: (a) exploration of the perspectives and interests of non-mainstream students and urban students whose representation in this study was limited; (b) investigation of topics where students expressed low interests topics; and (c) development and design of authentic communities of practice in the science classroom.

  3. Engaging Students in Higher Education through Mobile Learning

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    Menkhoff, Thomas; Bengtsson, Magnus Lars

    This exploratory study reports pedagogical experiences with using mobiles phone, wikis and other mobile learning approaches such as walking tours as educational tools in the context of an undergraduate course on Chinese entrepreneurship taught at a university in Singapore. Conceptualised as mobile learning, the paper argues that ICT (information and communication technologies) devices used by students as part of their everyday life such as hand phones in combination with social media such as course wikis and other pedagogical methods such as mini lectures, field visits and walking tours can greatly enrich learners' experience provided their usage is easy and effectively integrated into the respective instructional strategy.

  4. Factors Influencing Students’ Acceptance of M-Learning: An Investigation in Higher Education

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    Ahmad Abu-Al-Aish; Steve Love

    2013-01-01

    M-learning will play an increasingly significant role in the development of teaching and learning methods for higher education. However, the successful implementation of m-learning in higher education will be based on users’ acceptance of this technology. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to study the factors that affect university students’ intentions to accept m-learning. Based on the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) (Venkatesh et al., 2003), this study propos...

  5. 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.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12731/2218-7405-2013-5-22

  6. Gendering the Millennials. Analyzing Staff Responses to New Student Profiles in Spanish ICT Higher Education

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    Jörg Müller

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available This article reports on empirical research on the gendered culture of telecommunications and computer science education in Spain. It firstly summarises the evolution of the overall student population and its effects on tertiary level ICT education. A decline in overall work values, academic performance and student attitudes are identified as a shared concern among academic staff. The second part of the paper explores how this variation in student profiles can be interpreted from a broader perspective of generational shifts among young people less in terms of the empirical evidence of a homogeneous Net Generation, but rather in terms of a rising concern for educational reform in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET education. I will argue that urgent calls for making SET education more attractive for today's young people emerges as a forceful ally to keep gender issues on the agenda of higher education reform.

  7. New information technologies for an innovative education

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    Ion Smeureanu

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Information technology has a powerful impact on learning and the central idea of the current e-learning technologies is to provide users the ability to use and reuse of learning objects, which must be compatible with the learning management systems and with any other future technology from that field. The success of new learning technologies is related to student-centered learning approach, on skills which will be acquired as a result of learning. Their establishment is in close accordance with the didactic objectives of teaching the lessons. From informatics point of view the content to be taught in terms of components-based learning, which the existing software components are assembled into an application in such a way that they interact to get a predefined functionality. The components can react depending on the architecture where they are assembled. According to semantic model, the learning components can be assembled by manually, so as to provide a great opportunity for both students and teachers to exercise their creativity and vision. New information technologies, as component-oriented programming or service-oriented architecture, allow the easy handling and composition of learning objects even by non specialists, teachers who prepare their lessons according to their vision, or students who can practice the knowledge acquired solving the variants of problems studied.

  8. Modeling student success in engineering education

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    Jin, Qu

    In order for the United States to maintain its global competitiveness, the long-term success of our engineering students in specific courses, programs, and colleges is now, more than ever, an extremely high priority. Numerous studies have focused on factors that impact student success, namely academic performance, retention, and/or graduation. However, there are only a limited number of works that have systematically developed models to investigate important factors and to predict student success in engineering. Therefore, this research presents three separate but highly connected investigations to address this gap. The first investigation involves explaining and predicting engineering students' success in Calculus I courses using statistical models. The participants were more than 4000 first-year engineering students (cohort years 2004 - 2008) who enrolled in Calculus I courses during the first semester in a large Midwestern university. Predictions from statistical models were proposed to be used to place engineering students into calculus courses. The success rates were improved by 12% in Calculus IA using predictions from models developed over traditional placement method. The results showed that these statistical models provided a more accurate calculus placement method than traditional placement methods and help improve success rates in those courses. In the second investigation, multi-outcome and single-outcome neural network models were designed to understand and to predict first-year retention and first-year GPA of engineering students. The participants were more than 3000 first year engineering students (cohort years 2004 - 2005) enrolled in a large Midwestern university. The independent variables include both high school academic performance factors and affective factors measured prior to entry. The prediction performances of the multi-outcome and single-outcome models were comparable. The ability to predict cumulative GPA at the end of an engineering student's first year of college was about a half of a grade point for both models. The predictors of retention and cumulative GPA while being similar differ in that high school academic metrics play a more important role in predicting cumulative GPA with the affective measures playing a more important role in predicting retention. In the last investigation, multi-outcome neural network models were used to understand and to predict engineering students' retention, GPA, and graduation from entry to departure. The participants were more than 4000 engineering students (cohort years 2004 - 2006) enrolled in a large Midwestern university. Different patterns of important predictors were identified for GPA, retention, and graduation. Overall, this research explores the feasibility of using modeling to enhance a student's educational experience in engineering. Student success modeling was used to identify the most important cognitive and affective predictors for a student's first calculus course retention, GPA, and graduation. The results suggest that the statistical modeling methods have great potential to assist decision making and help ensure student success in engineering education.

  9. Education Doctoral Student Attitudes toward and Understanding of Economics

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    Rogers, Kevin L.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes toward and understanding of economics possessed by Doctor of Education students in Adult and Higher Education that were enrolled at The University of South Dakota. The study further sought to find areas or topics of interest in the field of economics that Doctor of Education students possess,…

  10. Students Learning Agroecology: Phenomenon-Based Education for Responsible Action

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    Ostergaard, Edvin; Lieblein, Geir; Breland, Tor Arvid; Francis, Charles

    2010-01-01

    Preparing students for a complex and dynamic future is a challenge for educators. This article explores three crucial issues related to agroecological education and learning: (1) the phenomenological foundation for learning agroecology in higher education; (2) the process of students' interactions with a wide range of various learners within and…

  11. Ensuring the Success of Deaf Students in Inclusive Physical Education

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    Schultz, Jessica L.; Lieberman, Lauren J.; Ellis, M. Kathleen; Hilgenbrinck, Linda C.

    2013-01-01

    Approximately 85% of all deaf and hard-of-hearing students in the United States are educated in public school programs. This high percentage makes it very likely that physical educators will at some point have to teach a student who is deaf or hard-of-hearing. It is considered best practice for all educators to be aware of Deaf culture,…

  12. Game Play Participation of Amotivated Students during Sport Education

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    Wallhead, Tristan L.; Garn, Alex C.; Vidoni, Carla; Youngberg, Charli

    2013-01-01

    Sport Education has embedded pedagogical strategies proposed to reduce the prevalence of amotivation in physical education. The purpose of this study was to provide an examination of the game play participation rates of amotivated students within a Sport Education season. A sample of 395 high school students participated in a season of team…

  13. Attitudes of Selected Secondary Students toward Family Planning Education.

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    Mercier, Joyce McDonough; Hughes, Ruth P.

    1981-01-01

    Examines possible relationships of attitudes of secondary students toward family planning education and selected variables of sex, age, religion, occupation of mother, and occupation of father. Findings indicate that students are supportive of family planning education although females generally favored such education more than males. (Author/CT)

  14. Arresting Student Plagiarism: Are We Investigators or Educators?

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    Davis, Lajuan

    2011-01-01

    Managing student plagiarism can cause instructors to feel as if they are serving educational institutions in the role of investigator rather than educator. Since many educators continue to struggle with the issue of student plagiarism, the author interviewed some of her colleagues. In this article, she shares her and her colleagues' antiplagiarism…

  15. Using distance education in teaching orthotic fabrication to occupational therapy students

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    Nazzal, Mohammad S.; Husny Amerih; Hassan Elsalloukh

    2013-01-01

    Occupational therapy (OT) education requires educators to provide students with entry level skills in orthotic fabrication. These skills have been taught in a traditional face-to-face classroom and labs. The concept of distance education (DE) has evolved over the years with the advancement of the technology. DE started with print media, radio broadcasting, and progressed to utilizing video conferencing. Currently DE relies heavily on using the internet to deliver quality, cost-effective and ...

  16. Applying A Methodology For Educating Students With Special Needs: A Case Study

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    Fuertes Castro, Jose? Luis; Gonza?lez Marti?nez, Angel Lucas; Mariscal Vivas, Gonzalo; Ruiz Moreno, Carlos

    2008-01-01

    The introduction of innovative educational technologies opens up new ways of interacting with students. We propose to exploit this potential to help in the education of children with special needs. We analyze the state of the art of tools supporting the teaching process, focusing on the omissions of existing research. We propose a new framework to help throughout the whole teaching process and describe its application to Proyecto Aprender (Learn Project), an educational resource targeting chi...

  17. Business oriented educational experiments enhance active learning by engineering students

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    Christiansen, Nynne Mia; Schjær-Jacobsen, Hans

    2012-01-01

    It is generally agreed that one of the keys to recreating industrial growth after the financial crisis is to mobilize universities and engineering schools to be more actively involved in innovation and entrepreneurship activities in cooperation with industrial companies. This active learning exploration symposium on bridging the gap between engineering education and business is proposed on the basis of the Copenhagen University College of Engineering (IHK) being involved in a DKK 50m ongoing project “Business Oriented Educational Experiments” financed by the Capital Region of Denmark and the European Social Fund. The project is carried out with other major educational institutions in the Copenhagen area and organized in five themes: 1) world class competences, 2) new interactions between education and business, 3) the experimenting organization, 4) education on demand, and 5) new career paths. IHK is using this opportunity to developing the concept of a Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) buildingon a long tradition of close cooperation between industry and engineering students concerning internships, semester projects and bachelor projects. By further developing this tradition the CIE concept is put into shape as an innovation and information hub for SMEs and start-ups where students, professors and companies can meet, share information, and embark on innovative projects creating practical solutions that are immediately applied in business. Obviously, all parties should harvest benefits from the CIE activities: Businesses execute innovative solutions, students practice active learning and build a platform for their future professional career, and professors leave the classrooms and get an opportunity to reality check their theories. CIE is operating on a network platform made up of major regional players in the innovation and entrepreneurship value chain including close cooperation with major players in the area of technological research, development, and service. Thus, the scale, scope, and qualityof the IHK study programs as well as the active learning part is significantly enhanced.

  18. Emotional Intelligence in Secondary Education Students in Multicultural Contexts

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    Pegalajar-Palomino, Ma. del Carmen; Colmenero-Ruiz, Ma. Jesus

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: The study analyzes the level of development in emotional intelligence of Secondary Education students. It also checks for statistically significant differences in educational level between Spanish and immigrant students, under the integration program "Intercultural Open Classrooms". Method: 94 students of Secondary…

  19. Open Primary Education School Students' Opinions about Mathematics Television Programmes

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    Yenilmez, Kursat

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine open primary education school students' opinions about mathematics television programmes. This study indicated that to determine differences among open primary education school students' opinions about mathematics television programmes point of view students' characteristics like gender, age, grade,…

  20. Student Mobility and Doctoral Education in South Africa

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    Sehoole, Chika Trevor

    2011-01-01

    This article analyses doctoral education programmes in South Africa with a particular focus on student mobility. It investigates pull and push factors as a conceptual framework, arguing that the patterns of student mobility in doctoral education programmes in South Africa follow the patterns of international student mobility elsewhere, which are…

  1. The students’ viewpoint on the quality gap in educational services

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    Rahim Khanli, Marziyeh; Daneshmandi, Hadi; Choobineh, Alireza

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Students and university community are social and human resources of the country. The students’ viewpoints about the quality of educational services can be considered as a basis for planning quality promotion and improving organizational performance. This study was conducted to determine the quality gap in educational services by the students of Health and Nutrition School of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences.

  2. Faculty Perceptions of Technology Distance Education Transactions:

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    Understanding instructors’ perceptions of distance education transactions is becoming increasingly important as the mode of distance learning has become not only accepted, but preferred by many students. A need for more empirical qualitative data was evident as anecdotal information still dominates the research literature. The study focused on the faculty of an established distance learning program at a small Midwestern university. Qualitative interviews were gathered, coded and analyzed...

  3. Gaming Technology as a Learning Tool for Professional Foreign Language Communication of Students of Non-Linguistic Universities

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    Yulia Misheneva

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The author believes that one of the ways of intensification of educational activity of students of non-linguistic higher educational institutions, to increase their motivation to learn a foreign language and acquire the skills of professionally oriented foreign language communication are gaming technology. The article defines the functions, rules, stages of organization and implementation of game technologies.

  4. Learning with technology: use of case-based physical and computer simulations in professional education.

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    Lyons, J; Miller, M; Milton, J

    1998-03-01

    This presentation will clarify contemporary ideas on the role of technology in education and how it can be employed to improve student learning experiences and outcomes. The paper will emphasise RMIT's role in providing quality education that is relevant to today's world and professional practice. It will examine a specific collaborative (RMIT & ACU), interdisciplinary project 'Pregnancy Simulator: Developing and Enhancing Student Learning of Assessment Skills'. This project consist of a physical pregnancy model connected to a multi-media computer-assisted learning package for the purpose of enhancing student learning of abdominal assessment skills. Our paper outlines an innovative technology-based teaching project and includes current educational issues or problems encountered in professional education, steps already taken to address these difficulties and how this project intends to facilitate learning. It identifies expected learning outcomes for midwives, nurses and medical students, and examines pedagogical principles applied to technological applications designed to provide guided discovery for allowing students to build confidence and competence in professional education. The case-based physical and computer simulations contextualise learning to assist transfer of learning to real world situations. This paper will also discuss how technology-based projects can be evaluated and integrated into university curricula to enhance student learning. PMID:9764007

  5. Augmenting a Child's Reality: Using Educational Tablet Technology

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    Tanner, Patricia; Karas, Carly; Schofield, Damian

    2014-01-01

    This study investigates the classroom integration of an innovative technology, augmented reality. Although the process of adding new technologies into a classroom setting can be daunting, the concept of augmented reality has demonstrated the ability to educate students and to assist with their comprehension of a procedural task. One half of the…

  6. Extending "Supervisory Reach": Using New Information Management Technology in the Teacher Education Curriculum.

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    Carter, David

    1999-01-01

    Evaluated the effectiveness of instructional information management system (IIMS) technologies within teacher education practicums in facilitating technology-supported supervision, exploring how teacher-generated data, stored within IIMSs might be contemplated by student teachers and supervisors in promoting reflective practice. Results indicated…

  7. The Status of Technology and Engineering Education in the United States: A Fourth Report of the Findings from the States (2011-12)

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    Moye, Johnny J.; Dugger, William E., Jr.; Starkweather, Kendall N.

    2012-01-01

    Technology and engineering education continues to evolve as it becomes more apparent that students need this information to become more successful in college and careers. The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA ) has tracked the status of technology education in the United States in three separate studies over the…

  8. EFFECT OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES ON STUDENTS

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available In this digital age of time, today millions and millions of people worldwide are mobile-phone subscribers. A perusal of the literature shows the use of mobile phones in different educational and social settings including restaurants, public transportation, movie theatres, streets and classrooms. In modern classrooms, instructors face many challenges as they compete for students' attention among a variety of communication stimuli. Rapid growth of mobile computing, including smart phones and tablets, presents a double-edged problem: along with previously unimaginable access to information come previously unforeseen distractions. Of wide concern to many instructors is the potential distraction caused by students using their mobile devices to text, play games, check Face book, tweet, or engage in other activities available to them in a rapidly evolving digital terrain.

  9. Innovations in Science and Technology Education through Science Teacher Associations

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    Ben B. Akpan

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available One emerging issue highlighted in a UNESCO booklet (Fensham, 2008, p6is to draw attention to the need for students to receive science education from able science teachers. The booklet emphasizes that quality science learning time, albeit less, is preferable to the damage done by underequipped science teachers. It also draws attention to the important role of science teacher associations, where its members not only have the insights and experience, but also the interest in helping science teacher colleagues. This paper highlights the various contributions possible from Science Teacher Associations (STAs to the development and delivery of innovative science and technology education in a world that is increasinglydriven by the outputs of science and technology. It stresses the key role of such professional bodies in developing teacher ownership, the sharing of experience at a collaborative level and to be guided to take active responsibility for the interpretations of the intended Government curriculum so as to provide innovative science education best suited to students within their school. Any shift away from ‘teaching the textbook information’,‘teaching to the examination’ and towards ‘assessment for learning’(formative assessment will be heavily enhanced by the setting up ofmultiple professional fora for enhancing the development of teacher’s PCK(pedagogical content knowledge.

  10. Fidelity and Game-based Technology in Management Education

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    Edgard B. Cornacchione Jr.

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available This study explores educational technology and management education by analyzing fidelity in game-basedmanagement education interventions. A sample of 31 MBA students was selected to help answer the researchquestion: To what extent do MBA students tend to recognize specific game-based academic experiences, interms of fidelity, as relevant to their managerial performance? Two distinct game-based interventions (BG1 andBG2 with key differences in fidelity levels were explored: BG1 presented higher physical and functional fidelitylevels and lower psychological fidelity levels. Hypotheses were tested with data from the participants, collectedshortly after their experiences, related to the overall perceived quality of game-based interventions. The findingsreveal a higher overall perception of quality towards BG1: (a better for testing strategies, (b offering betterbusiness and market models, (c based on a pace that better stimulates learning, and (d presenting a fidelity levelthat better supports real world performance. This study fosters the conclusion that MBA students tend torecognize, to a large extent, that specific game-based academic experiences are relevant and meaningful to theirmanagerial development, mostly with heightened fidelity levels of adopted artifacts. Agents must be ready andmotivated to explore the new, to try and err, and to learn collaboratively in order to perform.

  11. Fidelity and game-based technology in management education

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in english This study explores educational technology and management education by analyzing fidelity in game-based management education interventions. A sample of 31 MBA students was selected to help answer the research question: To what extent do MBA students tend to recognize specific game-based academic exp [...] eriences, in terms of fidelity, as relevant to their managerial performance? Two distinct game-based interventions (BG1 and BG2) with key differences in fidelity levels were explored: BG1 presented higher physical and functional fidelity levels and lower psychological fidelity levels. Hypotheses were tested with data from the participants, collected shortly after their experiences, related to the overall perceived quality of game-based interventions. The findings reveal a higher overall perception of quality towards BG1: (a) better for testing strategies, (b) offering better business and market models, (c) based on a pace that better stimulates learning, and (d) presenting a fidelity level that better supports real world performance. This study fosters the conclusion that MBA students tend to recognize, to a large extent, that specific game-based academic experiences are relevant and meaningful to their managerial development, mostly with heightened fidelity levels of adopted artifacts. Agents must be ready and motivated to explore the new, to try and err, and to learn collaboratively in order to perform.

  12. Didactics, Technology, and Organisation of Project Based Distance Education

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    Knudsen, Morten Haack; Borch, Ole M.

    2005-01-01

    The didactics, technology, and organization of an ICT supported distance engineering Master education are described. A systematic monitoring and evaluation of the basis year has given useful experience, subsequently used for adjustments and improvements. A successful on-campus project organized learning method applied at Aalborg University has been transferred to the off-campus situation. Experience show that didactic adjustments are required, in particular for obtaining an optimal balance between course and project work. Project collaboration in groups requires communication, synchronous as well as asynchronous, which is possible with extensive utilization of new information and communication technology. Virtual meetings are conducted with text, sound and video based communication. Also the organization requires technology. A new learning management system, specifically designed to the didactic form, was constructed. This system, called Uniflex, handles project work, courses, and exchange of information between the administrative coordinator, students and teachers.

  13. Higher education and second language learning promoting self-directed learning in new technological and educational contexts

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    Hernández, Rosario

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    This volume explores the challenges involved in facilitating student learning of second languages at university level. Easy access to information and communication technologies inside and outside the classroom, alongside an increasing tendency for students to play an active role in shaping their own learning, are having a significant impact on second language learning and teaching in the twenty-first century. Although several recent publications have focused on technologies in education and student-centred learning, there has been very little previous research into how second languages are lea

  14. Learning in focus : Rethinking the role of technology in medical education

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    Masiello, Italo

    2005-01-01

    Educational computer applications have flooded into all fields of education, especially during the past few decades. Medicine is one such domain where technology has overwhelmingly entered the educational sphere, pushed by policy-makers and leaders who thought better to embrace it before even considering it. Study I shows that this is in fact still the case. The choice of a learning platform was solely economic, and the results of the study revealed that students expressed r...

  15. Applying Sustainable Systems Development Approach to Educational Technology Systems

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    Huang, Albert

    2012-01-01

    Information technology (IT) is an essential part of modern education. The roles and contributions of technology to education have been thoroughly documented in academic and professional literature. Despite the benefits, the use of educational technology systems (ETS) also creates a significant impact on the environment, primarily due to energy…

  16. Programmes of Educational Technology in China: Looking Backward, Thinking Forward

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    Fuyin, Xu; Jianli, Jiao

    2010-01-01

    There is a history of programmes in educational technology in colleges and universities in China going back about 70 years. This paper briefly reviews the developmental history of the educational technology programme in China, elaborates the status-quo of the programme and looks ahead into the future trends of educational technology development in…

  17. Education for Sustainable Development: Current Discourses and Practices and Their Relevance to Technology Education

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    Leal Filho, Walter; Manolas, Evangelos; Pace, Paul

    2009-01-01

    Technology education is a well-established field of knowledge whose applications have many ramifications. For example, technology education may be used as a tool in meeting the challenges of sustainable development. However, the usefulness of technology education to the sustainability debate as a whole and to education for sustainable development…

  18. The use of learning technologies in cooperation during the organization of practical activities of students at the lessons of biology

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    Full Text Available The author considers the technology of education in cooperation of teacher and student and its implications in the organization of practical activity of pupils at lessons of biology, in particular in teaching workshops.

  19. A Comparative Study of Student Satisfaction Level in Distance Learning and Live Classroom at Higher Education Level

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    Mahmood, Azhar; Mahmood, Sheikh Tariq; Malik, Allah Bakhsh

    2012-01-01

    The technology has embraced the innovative learning methodologies. Distance Learning has taken the place of traditional face-to-face educational environment. The purpose of this study was to compare the level of student satisfaction of graduate distance learning educational psychology course to a traditional classroom educational psychology course…

  20. [Inclusive education in nursing: analysis of students' needs].

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    Faro, Ana Cristina Mancussi E; Gusmai, Luana de Fátima

    2013-02-01

    Inclusive education is based on assisting all students alike, providing an education aimed at everyone equally in order to identify the particular educational needs of each student. The objectives of the present study were to identify the occurrence of disabilities, explore the learning resources that allow for inclusion; identify the architectural, communication, educational and attitudinal barriers that may affect students' performance; and discuss the students' suggestions of how to promote inclusion. This exploratory, descriptive, cross-sectional study was performed using a quantitative approach. Data collection was performed through interviewing undergraduate nursing students, using a questionnaire containing open- and closed-ended questions. It was found that 66.3% of students have a visual impairment and 1.2% reported having a hearing impairment, but no physical disability was reported. Architectural barriers were the most frequently mentioned by the interviewed students, followed by educational barriers. PMID:23515825

  1. Educational Technology Research Journals: "Journal of Research on Technology in Education," 2001-2010

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    Billings, Christopher; Nielsen, P. Lynne; Snyder, Aaron; Sorensen, Alec; West, Richard E.

    2012-01-01

    In this study, the authors examined the "Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE)" to discover trends from 2001-2010 in the topics covered in the articles, article types (including research methods used), authorship, and citation frequency. Articles from the journal dealt mostly with PK-12 settings and focused on technology

  2. Educational trajectories of graduate students in physics education research

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    Van Dusen, Ben; Barthelemy, Ramón S.; Henderson, Charles

    2014-12-01

    Physics education research (PER) is a rapidly growing area of PhD specialization. In this article we examine the trajectories that led respondents into a PER graduate program as well as their expected future trajectories. Data were collected in the form of an online survey sent to graduate students in PER. Our findings show a lack of visibility of PER as a field of study, a dominance of work at the undergraduate level, and a mismatch of future desires and expectations. We suggest that greater exposure is needed so PER is known as a field of inquiry for graduates, that more emphasis should be placed on research beyond the undergraduate level, and that there needs to be stronger communication to graduate students about potential careers.

  3. Educational trajectories of graduate students in physics education research

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    Van Dusen, Ben; Henderson, Charles

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    Physics education research (PER) is a rapidly growing area of PhD specialization. In this article we examine the trajectories that led respondents into a PER graduate program as well as their expected future trajectories. Data were collected in the form of an online survey sent to graduate students in PER. Our findings show a lack of visibility of PER as a field of study, a dominance of work at the undergraduate level, and a mismatch of future desires and expectations. We suggest that greater exposure is needed so PER is known as a field of inquiry for graduates, that more emphasis should be placed on research beyond the undergraduate level, and that there needs to be stronger communication to graduate students about potential careers.

  4. Adapting to Student Learning Styles: Using Cell Phone Technology in Undergraduate Science Instruction

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    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Students of science traditionally make 3x5 flash cards to assist learning nomenclature, structures, and reactions. Advances in educational technology have enabled flashcards viewed on computers, offering an endless array of drilling and feedback opportunities for students. The current generation of students is less inclined to use computers, but they use their cell phones 24 hours a day. This report outlines these trends and an even more recent educational technology initiative, that of using cell phone flash cards to help students learn biology and chemistry nomenclature, structures, and reactions. Students responded positively to cell phone flash cards in a pilot study and a more detailed study is planned for the coming year.

  5. The Impact of a Collaborative Wikipedia Assignment on Teaching, Learning, and Student Perceptions in a Teacher Education Program

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    Bravo, Vanessa J.; Young, Michael F.

    2011-01-01

    This study explored students' perceptions and behaviors of public wiki use during a collaborative Wikipedia assignment in a graduate technology and literacy education course. Results confirmed that the majority of students had an overall positive experience posting content on Wikipedia. Students learned how to use Wikipedia through collaborative…

  6. About Student's Media Use for Learning in Tertiary Education Influence Factors and Structures of Usage Behavior

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    Grosch, Michael

    2014-01-01

    The rise of the web 2.0 led to dramatic changes in media usage behavior of students in tertiary education. Services such as Google and Facebook are most accepted amongst students not only in pastime but also for learning. A representative survey was made at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). About 1,400 students were asked 150 questions to…

  7. Development of Mobile Educational Services Application to Improve Educational Outcomes using Android Technology

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Mobile devices have become instruments that allow new ways of interacting with institutional services. This paper describes the development of the Mobile Educational Services Application (MES app for the Android platform. This app allows access to mediated and self-access services, as well as databases, announcements, registration, events, book consultations, schedules, etc. The project provides Mobile and Web-based application tools (apps that allow online access for different users - students, instructors, and administrators. The app provides students with a user friendly, generic, web-based GUI to request educational services, to send text message inquiries, to add, drop, or defer courses, etc.. The app allows instructors to send or receive text messages to and from students using the mobile or web-based interface of the app. In addition to system monitoring, the app provides administrators an online tool to manage, add, update, and delete system information. This tool seeks to be one of the more useful economic apps that use Android technology for applications, using Tablets and mobile devices, for the use of students, instructors and administrators in accessing services in an educational institution.

  8. Are Non-Eligible Students Affected by Special Education?

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    Vaag Iversen, Jon Marius; Bonesrønning, Hans; Pettersen, Ivar

    2013-01-01

    We investigate whether the academic performance of non-eligible students - in an institutional setting of full inclusion - are affected by special education resources. Special education resources are per definition provided in a compensatory manner, and are increasingly being targeted to misbehaving students. The hypothesis is thus that special education resources might dampen the negative externalities associated with misbehaving students, and thus work to improve the performance of non-elig...

  9. Higher Education Choices, Student's Risk Aversion, Learning-to-Learn

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    Bardey, David; Crainich, David; Eeckhoudt, Louis; Wauthy, Xavier

    2005-01-01

    We model students' decisions regarding higher education curricula as a decision under uncertainty. Uncertainty originates in the probalility of not obtaining the diploma because of academic failure. We focus on the binary choice between university and higher education vocational training. In this context, the attitude of students towards risk contributes to explain education decisions. We show that when the costs of the various curricula are comparable, students displaying a lower degree of r...

  10. Informing educational psychology training with students' community engagement experiences

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    Ebersohn, L.; Bender, C. J. G.; Carvalho-malekane, Wendy M.; Bender, Gerda

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this article was to describe students’ experiences of community engagement in an Educational Psychology practicum in order to inform relevant educational psychology training literature with experiences of students’ community engagement. Experiential learning served as our theoretical framework and we employed an instrumental case study design, purposefully selecting eight students in the MEd Educational Psychology programme to participate in a focus group. Other data source...

  11. Developing Students' Futures Thinking in Science Education

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    Jones, Alister; Buntting, Cathy; Hipkins, Rose; McKim, Anne; Conner, Lindsey; Saunders, Kathy

    2012-08-01

    Futures thinking involves a structured exploration into how society and its physical and cultural environment could be shaped in the future. In science education, an exploration of socio-scientific issues offers significant scope for including such futures thinking. Arguments for doing so include increasing student engagement, developing students' values discourse, fostering students' analytical and critical thinking skills, and empowering individuals and communities to envisage, value, and work towards alternative futures. This paper develops a conceptual framework to support teachers' planning and students' futures thinking in the context of socio-scientific issues. The key components of the framework include understanding the current situation, analysing relevant trends, identifying drivers, exploring possible and probable futures, and selecting preferable futures. Each component is explored at a personal, local, national, and global level. The framework was implemented and evaluated in three classrooms across Years 4-12 (8 to 16-year olds) and findings suggest it has the potential to support teachers in designing engaging science programmes in which futures thinking skills can be developed.

  12. How can science education foster students' rooting?

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    Østergaard, Edvin

    2014-06-01

    The question of how to foster rooting in science education points towards a double challenge; efforts to prevent (further) uprooting and efforts to promote rooting/re-rooting. Wolff-Michael Roth's paper discusses the uprooting/rooting pair of concepts, students' feeling of alienation and loss of fundamental sense of the earth as ground, and potential consequences for teaching science in a rooted manner. However, the argumentation raises a number of questions which I try to answer. My argumentation rests on Husserl's critique of science and the "ontological reversal", an ontological position where abstract models from science are considered as more real than the everyday reality itself, where abstract, often mathematical, models are taken to be the real causes behind everyday experiences. In this paper, measures towards an "ontological re-reversal" are discussed by drawing on experiences from phenomenon-based science education. I argue that perhaps the most direct and productive way of promoting rooting in science class is by intentionally cultivating the competencies of sensing and aesthetic experience. An aesthetic experience is defined as a precognitive, sensuous experience, an experience that is opened up for through sensuous perception. Conditions for rooting in science education is discussed against three challenges: Restoring the value of aesthetic experience, allowing time for open inquiry and coping with curriculum. Finally, I raise the question whether dimensions like "reality" or "nature" are self-evident for students. In the era of constructivism, with its focus on cognition and knowledge building, the inquiry process itself has become more important than the object of inquiry. I argue that as educators of science teachers we have to emphasize more explicitly "the nature of nature" as a field of exploration.

  13. Influence of Science, Technology, and Engineering Curriculum on Rural Midwestern High School Student Career Decisions

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    Killingsworth, John

    Low degree completion in technical and engineering degrees is a growing concern for policymakers and educators in the United States. This study was an examination of the behaviors of adolescents specific to career decisions related to technology and engineering. The central research question for this study was: do rural, Midwestern high school technical and engineering curricula serve to engage students sufficiently to encourage them to persist through high school while sustaining their interests in technology and engineering careers? Engaging students in technology and engineering fields is the challenge for educators throughout the country and the Midwest. Rural schools have the additional challenge of meeting those issues because of resource limitations. Students in three Midwestern schools were surveyed to determine the level of interest in technology and engineering. The generalized likelihood ratio test was used to overcome concerns for small sample sizes. Accounting for dependent variables, multiple independent variables are examined using descriptive statistics to determine which have greater influence on career decisions, specifically those related to technology and engineering. A typical science curriculum is defined for rural Midwestern high schools. This study concludes that such curriculum achieves the goal of maintaining or increasing student interest and engagement in STEM careers. Furthermore, those schools that incorporate contextual and experiential learning activities into the curriculum demonstrate increased results in influencing student career choices toward technology and engineering careers. Implications for parents, educators, and industry professionals are discussed.

  14. Motivação dos alunos para a utilização da tecnologia wiki: um estudo prático no ensino superior / The students' motivation to use the wiki technology: a practical study in higher education

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    Carolina, Costa; Helena, Alvelos; Leonor, Teixeira.

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    Full Text Available No âmbito do processo ensino-aprendizagem (EA), os wikis permitem ajudar na criação de um ambiente dinâmico e colaborativo de aprendizagem, por meio da comunicação, troca de ideias e partilha de conhecimento. O presente trabalho faz parte de um projeto cujo intuito é avaliar a aceitação do uso dessa [...] tecnologia como meio de promoção da qualidade do processo EA. Em particular, o estudo descrito neste artigo tem como objetivo avaliar a motivação para a utilização de wikis por parte de um grupo de alunos da área tecnológica do ensino superior e compará-la entre os alunos que pretendem continuar fazendo uso da ferramenta em atividades futuras e os que não planejam usar a tecnologia. Essa experiência foi feita em contexto de sala de aula e os dados foram obtidos através da aplicação de dois questionários e da análise do histórico do wiki criado para a atividade desenvolvida em classe. Os resultados revelaram que os alunos, apesar de conhecerem a ferramenta, desconheciam, na prática, o seu modo de edição. As características dos wikis mais bem classificadas pelos alunos se relacionam com a facilidade de utilização percebida e com a utilidade da ferramenta, na medida que em promove a aprendizagem por meio de conteúdos colocados pelos outros e a realização de trabalhos de grupo sem depender da presença física nem dos horários dos seus elementos. Verificou-se, ainda, que a motivação para o uso dos wikis revelou-se, em alguns itens, significativamente diferente entre os grupos comparados. Abstract in english Within the teaching-learning (TL) process, the wikis help to create a dynamic and collaborative learning environment through communication, exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge. The present work is part of a project whose aim is to evaluate the acceptance of the use of this technology as a mea [...] ns to promote the quality of the TL process. In particular, the study described in this article has as its objective to assess the motivation for the use of the wikis by a group of students from the technological area of higher education, and to carry out a comparison between students that intend to continue making use of this tool in future activities and those that do not plan to use this technology. This experience was made in the context of a classroom, and the data were obtained through the application of two questionnaires and analysis of the history of the wiki created for the activity developed in the classroom. The results showed that the students, despite knowing the tool, did not know in practice about its editing mode. The features of the wikis better classified by the students are related to the perceived ease of use and with the usefulness of the tool, in so far as it promotes learning through contents placed in it by others and through the conduction of group work relying neither on the physical presence of the members nor on their schedules. It has also been observed that the motivation for the use of the wikis turned out to be, in some items, significantly different among the groups compared.

  15. Strategies for Supporting Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities

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    Mumford, Vincent E.; Chandler, Judy Potter

    2009-01-01

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004 supports equitable access to educational opportunities for all children who have disabilities. IDEA requires that students who receive services for special needs receive a free appropriate public education, and have access to the general education curriculum, which includes…

  16. Rural Students? Skills and Attitudes Towards Information and Communication Technology

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    Hairulliza M. Judi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Despite various initiatives and programmes by the government to incorporate ICT in education, not much research has been done to evaluate the achievement of these initiatives and programmes, including ICT proficiency among students. This study fills in the gap of lack of current information pertaining to the Malaysian secondary school students? ICT competencies, knowledge on internet and attitudes toward computer technology. Approach: Data for this study has been gathered from a survey on 585 students in Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tengku Temenggung Ahmad (SMKTTA in the rural district of Kundang Ulu, Johore. The specific area has been selected by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia under one of its community service projects.The instrument used was a questionnaire comprised of demographic variables and three other sub-scales. The sub-scales are software and hardware usage; motivation for self study and ICT usage competency and Internet usage and safety awareness. Results: Results show that generally, students have moderately positive attitudes toward ICT, have low to moderate level of ICT competencies and have limited knowledge on internet. Conclusion: Findings from this study have implications to the approach of teaching and learning of ICT subjects, their evaluation and assessment and future initiative related to ICT education and infrastructure development towards creating a well-connected society. It is recommended that schools provide enough facilities for students? hands-on experiences. Teachers should incorporate productive computing activities in their teaching such as using spreadsheet, database and programming, besides purposive web searching. Rural internet centres should also be established. Evaluation, monitoring and maintainance of ICT programs is a must to ensure their effectiveness and efficiency. The utmost end result would be the emergence of more ICT proficient personnel who will contribute to the development of the country.

  17. Computer use in educational activities by students with ADHD

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    Bolic, Vedrana; Lidstro?m, Helene; Thelin, Nils; Kjellberg, Anette; Hemmingsson, Helena

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    Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate computer use in educational activities by students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in comparison with that of students with physical disabilities and students from the general population. Methods: The design of the study was cross-sectional with group comparison. Students with ADHD (n = 102) were pair-matched in terms of age and sex with students with physical disabilities and students from the general population (n = 940) wer...

  18. Predicting Students Academic Performance Using Education Data Mining?

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    Suchita Borkar; Rajeswari?, K.

    2013-01-01

    Education Data Mining is a promising discipline which has an imperative impact on predictingstudents’ academic performance. In this paper, student’s performance is evaluated using association rulemining algorithm. Research has been done on assessing student’s performance based on various attributes.In our study important rules are generated to measure the correlation among various attributes which willhelp to improve the student’s academic performance. Experiment is conducted using We...

  19. Information technology for nuclear education and public awareness

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    The information age is ushered in by breakthroughs in information technologies. Among these are the interactive multimedia and the internet. These technologies find very good use as tools in teaching whether in the classroom or in distant education. They have been found very effective tools in teaching science and technology in all levels, from the very basic to the more advanced topics. In the Philippine educational setting, the teaching of science and technology is not only hampered by the lack of teachers but also of the lack of laboratory facilities, equipment and materials. A solution is, therefore, being proposed by the author: make use of interactive multimedia and the internet in those areas lacking the needed physical and human resources. As an initial undertaking in this direction, the author has embarked in developing interactive multimedia pieces of nuclear science and technology. These are very much needed in the Philippine secondary education. This subject matter is barely touched, if not at all, by the science or physics teachers due to the insufficient knowledge on the subject matter, also by the lack of experiment materials/equipment to demonstrate concepts. Using interactive multimedia, the science and physics teachers are going to be empowered to teach nuclear science and technology even if they themselves did not have the oppurtunity to learn them during their student days. Having access to the internet, these teachers do not have to attend expensiese teachers do not have to attend expensive seminars at places far from their stations to update themselves on the subject matter; they are going to 'get information at their fingertips' in no time at all and at practically no cost. (author)

  20. Survey of Self-medication errors amongst students and faculty members of Educational Campus (Gujarat Technological University/Sardar Patel University Of New V.V.Nagar

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    Killol Chokshi

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available A total of 500 questionnaire were distributed in the college premises with respondent rate of450(90%.majority of respondents, 73% were aged between 18-23 years, while 269(59.5% were femaleand 181(40.5% were male. The survey was conducted in the colleges comprising of Ayurvedic,Biotechnology, Engineering and pharmacy. The survey comprised of 290 students (64.4% includingboth undergraduate as well as postgraduate students. the rest were faculty members (26.6% andadministration incharge (8.8%. The most prevalent disorder was found to be GIT disturbances (80.1%and headache (69.9% on daily basis. The conditions for which self-medication was under takenincluded Cough and Cold (31.86%, followed by headache (22.98% and fever (17.36%. Majority ofthe respondents (89.80% purchased the drugs from private pharmacies. Side effects observed due toself-medication were found out to be GIT Disturbance(17.2% followed by vomiting (16.4% anddrowsiness (15.4%.