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  1. Social Adjustment of At-Risk Technology Education Students

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    Ernst, Jeremy V.; Moye, Johnny J.

    2013-01-01

    Individual technology education students' subgroup dynamic informs progressions of research while apprising technology teacher educators and classroom technology education teachers of intricate differences between students. Recognition of these differences help educators realize that classroom structure, instruction, and activities must be…

  2. Innovative technologies in physical education of students.

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    Sychova T.V.

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the article is a ground of efficiency of the use of technologies of the interactive and differentiated teaching in the process of physical education of students. 84 students of 1th course took part in researches. The level of physical preparedness of students is exposed by the method of indexes. The use of popular among students facilities of physical culture is offered. Interactive character of teaching, which foresees active co-operation of all of participants of educational process, is recommended. It the collective, co-operative teaching, teaching in a collaboration. In this case a teacher plays the role of organizer, leader of group of students.

  3. Mentoring African American Educational Media and Technology Students.

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    Jones, Toni Stokes

    2002-01-01

    Discusses the value of mentoring to help African-American education students taking educational media and technology classes to have more confidence in their abilities to integrate technology into the classroom. Highlights include students' prior use of technology; and modeling the use of technology, including acknowledging their anxiety and…

  4. Technology-Enhanced Education and Millennial Students in Higher Education

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

    2007-01-01

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

  5. Taking Part in Technology Education: Elements in Students' Motivation

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    Autio, Ossi; Hietanoro, Jenni; Ruismaki, Heikki

    2011-01-01

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

  6. Preservice science teachers' use of educational technology during student teaching

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    Irving, Karen Elizabeth

    The secondary science teacher preparation at the University of Virginia provides a model technology enrichment program for preservice teachers. Important features of this program include an introductory course with an educational technology component, an educational technology course focused on technology uses in teaching science and mathematics and a secondary science methods class where preservice teachers observe effective technology integration models and experience opportunities to design and implement lessons with technology components. This study explores the use of educational technology during student teaching by 15 secondary science preservice teachers who have completed this technology rich program. The data corpus includes pre and post questionnaires and formal interviews, 63 hours of classroom observations, 355 lesson plans and artifacts collected during the student teaching experience. Analytic induction was used for data analysis to derive 6 assertions describing aspects of technology use and 3 assertions describing influencing factors. Participants reported adequate skills and intent to use educational technology during their student teaching and the secondary school placement sites provided adequate opportunities for teaching with technology. Student teacher participants chose to use educational technology to involve their students in learning science by visually enhancing aspects of their curriculum that were too abstract, too subtle to notice, too large to see, too dangerous for the classroom, or too complex to make science topics more relevant for their students. In addition, many participants used educational technology for inquiry-based lessons. Student teachers planned and implemented lessons in which the educational technology was used primarily by the student teacher in a supporting role in the classroom and successfully identified appropriate educational technologies that fit their curriculum topics. The findings include three factors that influenced student teacher use of educational technology: (a) cooperating teacher attitudes toward technology use; (b) student teacher concerns regarding achievement level, behavioral characteristics and technology skills levels of the secondary students; and (c) access/reliability issues. A technology integrated preservice program along with a technology supportive environment provided the participants in this study with sufficient knowledge of both technology and pedagogy to experiment with modern technologies during their student teaching. Implications for ePCK are included.

  7. Engaging Students Regarding Special Needs in Technology and Engineering Education

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    White, David W.

    2015-01-01

    In 1984, James Buffer and Michael Scott produced the book "Special Needs Guide for Technology Education" (Buffer and Scott, 1984). This was a pivotal offering insofar as it set the stage for technology education educators, at the time, to think about and be provided with information regarding students with special needs in their…

  8. Changing Technology = Empowering Students through Media Literacy Education

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    De Abreu, Belinha

    2010-01-01

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

  9. The Nature of Primary Students' Conversation in Technology Education

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    Fox-Turnbull, Wendy H.

    2016-01-01

    Classroom conversations are core to establishing successful learning for students. This research explores the nature of conversation in technology education in the primary classroom and the implications for teaching and learning. Over a year, two units of work in technology were taught in two primary classrooms. Most data was gathered in Round 2…

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

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    Ibrahim Turan

    2010-01-01

    Similar with all educational approaches in technology enhanced instruction teacher and student attitudes toward the new approach plays a critical role in determining its effectiveness. The purpose of the study is to examine Turkish and American student attitudes and thoughts toward the use of educational technologies in history courses and the factors that might affect their attitudes. The study also aims to compare the results to determine whether there are any differences between the attitu...

  11. Technology Management Education for Students with Educational Background of Engineering

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    Aoyama, Atsushi; Abe, Atsushi

    Japanese industry has been encouraged to transform from a mode of ‘recovery’ to one of 'front-runner' in effective innovation and creation of new businesses and markets based in accomplishments of basic research. Graduate School of Technology Management at Ritsumeikan University strives to not only offer knowledge and skills, but also business experiences to its students so that they may acquire the abilities to discover and solve practical problems logically, analytically and systematically. To achieve these aims, it has inaugurated the Ritsumeikan University Practicum Program by enhancing existing internship programs. Under the guidance of its faculties, this program will allow its students a chance to set and solve actual problems in real world business environments.

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

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    URAL, Ozana

    2007-01-01

    ABSTRACT Distance education systems are being used in along with the traditional education systems in order to respond to the demand for higher education. Technological advancements, interactive learning possibilities are forcing the traditional universities to make more use of the distance education systems and technologies. Most of the traditional universities to create the opportunity for their students to be independent learners and learners who can organize their learning processes by us...

  13. Student Disengagement in Higher Education : Two Trends in Technology

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    Eric Main

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available As internet-based technologies increasingly colonize learning environments in higher education, they allow purposes contrary to learning to have direct access to students. The internet as a governing metaphor for transparent connectivity and equal access is a red herring because the power relations across the connections are unequal. The internet also functions as a mechanism for the operant conditioning of students by commercial interests and for surveillance and control by political authorities, purposes which can, if not restrained, undermine the intentions of teachers using technology.Teachers should resist fully automating their course management, especially grading and assessment because too much mechanization can only produce reductive thinking.A related trend is the gradual replacement of liberal studies by vocational courses that feature technology as the subject. This cooperates with the aforementioned trend to effectively censor the creative and critical thinking that instructors strive to teach.

  14. 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...

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

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    Noraishiyah Abdullah

    2013-03-01

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

  16. Predictors of education technology's effects on it students' performance / S. van der Linde

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    Van der Linde, Suné

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this research was: • to gain a better understanding of factors that influence the performance of Information Technology (IT) students; • to gain a better understanding of how Education Technology can assist in overcoming some of the factors that negatively influence the performance of IT students; *to gain a better understanding of students’ perceptions about technology usage in classrooms; *to determine the correlation between the use of Education Technology and student performanc...

  17. Utilization of Information and Communication Technologies as a Predictor of Educational Stress on Secondary School Students

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    Eskicumali, Ahmet; Arslan, Serhat; Demirtas, Zeynep

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between utilization of information and communication technologies and educational stress. Participants were 411 secondary school students. Educational Stress Scale and Utilization of Information and Communication Technologies Scale were used as measures. The relationships between students'…

  18. Technologies of Student Testing for Learning Quality Evaluation in the System of Higher Education

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    Nadezhda Olegovna Bayukova; Ludmila Alexandrovna Kareva; Liliya Tarasovna Rudometova; Marina Konstantinovna Shlangman; Natalia Vladislavovna Yarantseva

    2015-01-01

    The paper deals with technology of students’ achievement in the area of educational activities, methods, techniques, forms and conditions of monitoring knowledge quality in accordance with the requirements of Russian higher education system modernization. The authors propose methodic techniques of students’ training for testing based on innovative and traditions approaches, development of the system of student’s competences evaluation in the course of teaching using current educational techno...

  19. Understanding Student Participation and Choice in Science and Technology Education

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    Ryder, Jim; Ulriksen, Lars; Bøe, Maria Vetleseter

    Many of the chapters in this volume provide reviews of the existing research literature. In this chapter we focus on what the research studies presented in this book have contributed to our understanding of students’ educational choices. The nature of these contributions is varied. Many findings...... corroborate existing research insights, or explore existing perspectives in new educational contexts or across distinct geographical and cultural settings. In some cases our work challenges prevalent accounts of students’ educational choices. This chapter has five themes: theoretical perspectives; choice as a...

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

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

    2014-06-01

    A growing body of literature suggests that today's learners have changed and education must change as well since Millennial generation students expect technology to be used in their coursework. This study sought to determine what educational technology is being used in U.S. dental hygiene programs, what student and faculty perceptions are of the effectiveness of technology, and what barriers exist to implementing educational technology. A stratified random sample of 120 entry-level dental hygiene programs nationwide were invited to participate in a survey. Fourteen programs participated, yielding a pool of 415 potential individual participants; out of those, eighty-four student and thirty-eight faculty respondents were included in the analysis, a total of 122. Results were analyzed using descriptive statistics and a Mann-Whitney U test (p<0.05). Faculty and student respondents agreed on the effectiveness of educational technology in all areas except clickers and wikis. The faculty members tended to rate the effectiveness of educational technology higher than did the students. The greatest perceived barrier to implementing technology was technical difficulties. This study suggests that support services should be available to faculty and students to ensure successful implementation of technology. Dental hygiene educators have adopted many types of educational technology, but more data are needed to determine best practices. PMID:24882769

  1. IMPROVEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL COGNITIVE ACTIVITY STUDENTS IN THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION ON THE BASIS OF VISUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY OF EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION

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    Liliya A. Kolmakova

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study is to consider the problem of improving the quality of education in the professional educational organizations.Methods. The scientific and pedagogical analyses of the concepts forming a terminological field of a problem are used. The system, competence-based and personal approaches are used for development of models of cognitive visualization. Questioning of students was carried out to establish the level of development of their informative activity.Results. The constituent parts of the modern educational process and the need to create specific conditions for its implementation are identified and described. The author gives a generalized characteristic of visualization technology of educational information. The application of cognitive visualization models using information and communication technologies are proved. The results showing the evolution of motivational indicators of students’ activity before and after application of LSM and the «Metaplan» in the educational process are presented.Scientific novelty. The pedagogical conditions that allow using information and communication technologies as means of the trainees’ educational informative activity improvement in the professional educational organization are defined. Features of the directed application of methods of cognitive visualization of educational information, both for improvement of educational cognitive activity, and for formation of professional competences of students by profession «A chef, a confectioner» are noted.Practical importance. Use of methods of cognitive visualization in educational process on the example of studying of Chemistry and Biology in the professional educational organization is considered in details. The teaching package providing application of methods of cognitive visualization of educational information for the purpose of improvement of educational cognitive activity of students in the professional educational organization is designed. 

  2. 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.

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

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    ?brahim Turan

    2010-01-01

    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 TechnologyQuestion...

  4. Study and non-study related technologies use of Flemish students in higher education

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    Steven Bruneel, Steven; Elen, Jan; De Wit, Kurt; Verhoeven, Jef

    2013-01-01

    “Living technologies”, such as social networking sites and mobile phones are, nowadays, the subject of educational research. In this chapter we attempt to shed light on the relationship between the reasons for the use of living technologies and learning technologies from students’ perspectives. In this exploratory research project, 15 students were interviewed several times throughout the academic year and 143 students, from various bachelor programs at a Flemish university (Flanders/Belgium)...

  5. Technologies of Student Testing for Learning Quality Evaluation in the System of Higher Education

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    Bayukova, Nadezhda Olegovna; Kareva, Ludmila Alexandrovna; Rudometova, Liliya Tarasovna; Shlangman, Marina Konstantinovna; Yarantseva, Natalia Vladislavovna

    2015-01-01

    The paper deals with technology of students' achievement in the area of educational activities, methods, techniques, forms and conditions of monitoring knowledge quality in accordance with the requirements of Russian higher education system modernization. The authors propose methodic techniques of students' training for testing based on innovative…

  6. 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…

  7. Turkish University Students' Technology Use Profiles and Their Thoughts about Distance Education

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    Baran, Bahar; Kilic, Eylem; Bakar Corez, Aysegul; Cagiltay, Kursat

    2010-01-01

    This study presents the results of a survey implemented to investigate Turkish university students' technology use profile and their thoughts about distance education. The sample of the study is 6504 students from four universities in Turkey. The results of the study are reported in five main sections: 1) demographic information of the students

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  9. CHIROPRACTIC AND OSTEOPATHIC EDUCATION AT ROYAL MELBOURNE INSTITUTE TECHNOLOGY: A Student Perspective

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    French, Simon D; Marshall, Simone J.; Webb, Michael; Tucker, Cynthia

    1999-01-01

    Objective: To assess the attitudes of undergraduate chiropractic and osteopathic students at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in 1992 on the education they are receiving and on the effectiveness of chiropractic and osteopathic care.

  10. 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.

  11. FOR ALL Education of Science and Technology for High School Students Basing on Cooperation with High School, University and Society

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    Kawamura, Sadao; Iida, Takeo; Kobatake, Toshio; Ukita, Kyoko; Yagi, Yoshiaki; Morishima, Tomoko

    This paper claims the importance of “FOR ALL Education of science and technology” for high school students. “FOR ALL Education of science and technology” means the following two points : (1) Science and Technology Education for all students including students who will not enter the departments of science and technology in universities. (2) Education for all science and technology fields. Generally it is difficult to realize “FOR ALL Education of science and technology” . In this paper, the authors propose several educational programs to overcome the difficulty.

  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. Faculty and Student Use of Technologies, User Productivity, and User Preference in Distance Education

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    Zhao, Jensen J.; Alexander, Melody W.; Perreault, Heidi; Waldman, Lila; Truell, Allen D.

    2009-01-01

    The authors surveyed faculty and students in Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-accredited U.S. business colleges on their use of information technologies in distance education and their perceptions of the technologies' effect on productivity and technology preference. The authors collected data from 140 professors across the…

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. The technological knowledge used by technology education students in capability tasks

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    Rauscher, Willem Johannes

    2011-01-01

    The inception of technology education as a learning area in the South African national curriculum has posed challenges different from those in the other learning areas. Technology education is, compared to subjects such as mathematics and science, still a fairly new subject both nationally and internationally. As a result technology education does not have a large research base or established subject philosophy. This can lead to problems in understanding the nature of technolog...

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  19. Educators' Perceptions of Assistive Technology for Students with Severe or Multiple Disabilities

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    Davis, Mary Jane

    2012-01-01

    Assistive technology (AT) is defined as any tool that can help integrate students with severe or multiple disabilities (SMD) into learning activities. As mandated by federal law, AT must be considered for all students with disabilities. Educators, however, do not consistently embrace low and mid tech AT devices in reading and the language arts,…

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

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    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)…

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

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    Vaughan, Norman

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Aigerim Seitbattalova

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available 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.

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

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    Christian Le Marjo A. Caipang

    2013-01-01

    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 communicatio...

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

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    Goktas, Zekeriya

    2012-01-01

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

  5. A Comparative Analysis of Spatial Visualization Ability and Drafting Models for Industrial and Technology Education Students

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    Katsioloudis, Petros; Jovanovic, Vukica; Jones, Mildred

    2014-01-01

    The main purpose of this study was to determine significant positive effects among the use of three different types of drafting models, and to identify whether any differences exist towards promotion of spatial visualization ability for students in Industrial Technology and Technology Education courses. In particular, the study compared the use of…

  6. An enquiry into citizenship education curriculum and pedagogy: the role of technology and student voice

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    Olla, Venus

    2013-01-01

    The research in this thesis explores Citizenship Education pedagogy at secondary school level in Ontario, Canada. Citizenship Education is a complex subject area and its teaching and learning within the classroom is contentious. The literature indicates the value of student voice and technology; however the ways in which these pedagogical tools can be incorporated into the Citizenship Education classroom have not been explored in great detail. This study uses a Practitioner Inquiry appr...

  7. Exploring Student Students’ Attitudes and Beliefs Towards E-Portfolios and Technology in Education

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    Gemma TUR

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This article reports on student teachers’ attitude towards technology in education and e-portfolio processes. Attitude is closely related to teachers’ beliefs and the later have been defined as second-order barriers. While an important effort has been made to overcome first-order barrier such as resources, training and support, it cannot be observed that technology has been successfully introduced in education. Therefore, second-order barriers such as attitudes and beliefs are being considered nowadays in order to address the lack of innovative use of technology by teachers. It has been argued that the introduction of technology has to be directed towards the empowerment of cognitive and high-level thinking skills and has to be used based on student-centred approaches. Building e-portfolios and helping students which grow and curate their own Personal Learning Environments (PLE are two approaches to go beyond technology-centered models. E-Portfolios are viewed as part of students’ PLE so social media are used to enhance both e-portfolio processes and students’ PLEs. The research is based on a survey in four groups of students at the local branch in Ibiza of the University of the Balearic Islands. The participants have previously built their e-portfolios with Web 2.0 tools during one semester. Students are asked to document their learning weekly and reflect on the change experienced in the way they think about educational issues. Students are also asked to use new tools and social media services to give evidence of their own learning. The survey is based on a Likert scale so as to be able to analyse the students’ attitude and beliefs towards their e-portfolio and technology in education. The results show that a generally positive attitude is developed by students. Conclusions highlight the slight difference in student teachers’ attitude between technology and specific e-portfolio processes.

  8. The Technological Knowledge Used by Technology Education Students in Capability Tasks

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    Rauscher, Willem

    2011-01-01

    Since technology education is, compared to subjects such as mathematics and science, still a fairly new subject both nationally and internationally, it does not have an established subject philosophy. In the absence of an established subject philosophy for technology education, one can draw on other disciplines in the field, such as engineering…

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Education Technology Transformation

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    Kennedy, Mike

    2012-01-01

    Years ago, as personal computers and other technological advancements began to find their way into classrooms and other educational settings, teachers and administrators sought ways to use new technology to benefit students. The potential for improving education was clear, but the limitations of the available education technology made it difficult…

  12. 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 stude...

  13. Nurturing Students' Critical Knowledge Using Technology-enhanced Scaffolding Strategies in Science Education

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    Shen, Ji

    2010-02-01

    Critique is central to the development of scientific knowledge. From a cognitive perspective, critique can be used to enhance understanding. From a social perspective, critique serves to maintain the standards of a professional field. In science education, it is of tremendous value to diagnose and nurture students' critical knowledge. How students develop and apply criteria for critique, however, remains unclear. What factors influence students' performance of critique, and how can educators incorporate technology-enhanced scaffolding strategies to help diagnose and nurture students' critical knowledge? In this paper, I define critical knowledge as the criteria people use to evaluate other knowledge, the ability to use these criteria across contexts, and the reflective understanding of such processes. Building on existing literature, I develop a conceptual framework that describes the components and processes involved in a critique activity. Using this framework, I discuss the application of technology-enhanced scaffolding strategies to facilitate critique activities in science classrooms.

  14. Model of students’ sport-oriented physical education with application of information technologies

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    Olkhovy O.M.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: working out and practical application of approaches to perfection of physical education system’s functioning. Material: in the research students (boys- n=92, girls- n=45 of 18-20 years old took part. Results: structural model of students’ sport-oriented physical education with application of information technologies has been formed. The main purpose of such model’s creation was cultivation of students’ demand in physical functioning and formation of healthy life style in students’ environment. The model of the process includes orienting, executive and control components. In this model groups of commonly accepted physical education and sport-oriented groups function. Conclusions: Main structural components of the created model have been determined: conceptual, motivation-active, resulting.

  15. 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.

  16. Student Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness of a Nationwide Innovative Education Program on Image Display Technology

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    Yueh, Hsiu-Ping; Chen, Tzy-Ling; Chiu, Li-An; Lee, San-Liang; Wang, An-Bang

    2012-01-01

    The study presented here explored a student evaluation of the teaching effectiveness of a nationwide innovative education program on image display technology in Taiwan. Using survey data collected through an online questionnaire system, covering 165 classes across 30 colleges and universities in Taiwan, the study aimed to understand the teaching…

  17. Utilizing Technology Effectively to Improve Millennials' Educational Performance: An Exploratory Look at Business Students' Perceptions

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    Aviles, Maria; Eastman, Jacqueline K.

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss how technological tools, such as Web 2.0 and online learning management systems, can be utilized to improve Millennials' educational performance. Design/methodology/approach: An exploratory survey of Millennial business students was conducted to measure their self-reported use and perceived…

  18. A Review of Assistive Technology and Writing Skills for Students with Physical and Educational Disabilities

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    Peterson-Karlan, George; Hourcade, Jack J.; Parette, Phil

    2008-01-01

    In recent years effective instruction in reading for learners with physical and educational disabilities has received great attention in the schools. However, instruction in the corollary skill of writing has received considerably less emphasis. This review paper notes that through the use of assistive technology, students with a variety of…

  19. 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.

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

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    Zekeriya GÖKTA?

    2011-04-01

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

  1. Determinants of Knowledge Sharing Using Web Technologies among Students in Higher Education

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    Shuaibu Hassan Usman

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Knowledge sharing is becoming more and more important as such educational institutions are trying to harness this opportunity to students’ learning environment in order to create value. Therefore, the motivation behind this research is to conduct an empirical study to explore the factors that influence the success of knowledge-sharing using web technologies among students in higher education. A total number of 263 respondents were used in this study after removing the outliers from the actual data collected in International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM. Based on the research model, multiple regression analysis was run on the group of constructs. The findings indicate benefit, experience, workgroup, knowledge culture, technology availability, and technology support were the significant variables that influence knowledge sharing using web 2.0 tools in the university. While in this study, cost has no positive effect in influencing knowledge sharing using web technologies in the university.

  2. 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.

  3. Collaborative learning using Wiki : a pilot study with master students in educational technology In Portugal

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    Coutinho, Clara Pereira; Bottentuit Junior, João Batista

    2007-01-01

    In this paper we describe a collaborative learning experience with post graduate students attending a master degree course in Educational Technology in the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. The experience involved the use of wiki technology and explored advanced collaborative forms and participative assessment as part of the teaching method. We believed that learning would occur through social interaction generated by the exchange and sharing of information and opinions among a peer group...

  4. Evaluating the Impacts of Technology Education on Military Maintenance Students

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    Jordan, Jeremy D.; Curtis, Christopher

    2010-01-01

    The United States Air Force (USAF) provides career and technical education (CTE) to a wide variety of specialty career fields. Training airmen to carry out the mission while honoring the USAF core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do is the top priority of military leaders and trainers. Vehicle maintenance is…

  5. Transforming Education with Technology

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    Scherer, Marge

    2011-01-01

    In this EL interview, Karen Cator, the director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, talks about ways to realize the potential of technology to transform education. She discusses what students need: their own digital devices for classroom use, the ability to use the information they access, the skills to…

  6. Transforming Education with Technology

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    Scherer, Marge

    2011-01-01

    In this EL interview, Karen Cator, the director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, talks about ways to realize the potential of technology to transform education. She discusses what students need: their own digital devices for classroom use, the ability to use the information they access, the skills to…

  7. A science-technology-society approach to teacher education for the foundation phase: Students' empiricist views

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    Full Text Available Teacher education for South African foundation phase education requires student teachers to be prepared for teaching science concepts in an integrated programme in a learning area known as life skills. This study examined the challenges faced by university teachers of foundation phase student teache [...] rs in the development of science modules/ courses. The national curriculum for this subject aims to strengthen learner awareness of social relationships, technological processes and elementary science (DBE 2011a). We developed an integrated numeracy, science and technology module for foundation phase student teachers, based on the science-technology-society (STS) approach to teaching science concepts. Students' understanding of science concepts was assessed, using a project method in which they solved a problem derived from children's literature. Then students' views of this integrated approach to teaching science concepts were gathered. The negative views of the foundation phase student teachers towards the integrated STS approach was thought to indicate an empiricist view of the nature of science that could impede their future teaching.

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

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    Zekeriya GÖKTA?

    2011-01-01

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

  9. 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.

  10. Development and implementation of education programs on nuclear experiment for university student of science and technology

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    Seo, K. W.; Ju, Y. C.; Kim, J. Y

    2004-02-01

    This report was written as following contents, to provide experience of work place and experiments using HANARO and its facilities, to provide a chance for that selection of various major scopes in the future for university students of science and technology by KAERI. Purpose of this research is to offer a specialized education opportunity by using HANARO and its facilities to university students by developing and operating various curriculum for future users. This is purposeful in various practical ways and achieves follow -up research for this area. First, this practice offers the opportunities to university students by developing various and continuously operating research processes by using HANARO. Second, reactor experiments of the university students contributes to the training for specialist as the training on operating reactor practices are continuous. Third, student experiments for the university students of science and technology are purposeful in developing and magnifying base-users as well as the related specialists of the nuclear power industry hereafter. Finally, training courses utilizing nuclear reactor facilities activate and expand various fields, and they become to important resources for establishing a nuclear energy policy and technology.

  11. 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...

  12. Problem-based learning in photonics technology education: assessing student learning

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

    2009-06-01

    Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional approach whereby students learn course content by collaboratively solving complex real-world problems and reflecting on their experience. Research shows that PBL improves student knowledge and retention, motivation, problem-solving skills, and the ability to skillfully apply knowledge in new situations. One of the challenges with PBL, however, is that real-world problems are typically open-ended with more than one possible solution, which poses a challenge to educators with regard to assessing student performance. In this paper, we describe an approach to assessing student performance in PBL developed by the Photon PBL Project, a three-year National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE) project in which eight interdisciplinary multimedia PBL "Challenges" were created in collaboration with photonics industry and university partners for use in high school and college math, science and technology courses. Assessment included measures of content knowledge, conceptual knowledge, problem-solving skills, motivation, self-efficacy, and metacognitive ability. Results from pilot testing at four community college photonics technology programs are presented.

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

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    Lewis, E.; Cline, T.; Thieman, J.

    2007-12-01

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

  14. Development of the Educational and Career Interest Scale in Science, Technology, and Mathematics for High School Students

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    Oh, Youn Joo; Jia, Yueming; Lorentson, Mhora; LaBanca, Frank

    2012-12-01

    The Educational and Career Interest scale, a self-report instrument measuring high school students' educational and career interest in STEM, was developed and validated in two studies conducted during 2010 and 2011. Study 1 included data from 92 high school students, in which exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was conducted with an initial item pool of 20 items. EFA identified three factors: educational and career interest in science, educational and career interest in technology, and educational and career interest in mathematics. Study 2 utilized data from 658 students to revisit the three-factor model using confirmative factor analysis. The two studies provide strong evidence that the scale is both valid and reliable.

  15. 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.

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

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    Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw

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

  17. HEALTH EDUCATION THROUGH INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR K-8 STUDENTS: CELL BIOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND MICROSCOPY

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    Yavuz Akbulut; Esra Kurter

    2007-01-01

    Within the context of health education through information and communication technologies (ICT), software on different aspects and subspecialties of health has been developed by senior students and lecturers at the Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies at Anadolu University. The study briefly abstracts the evolution of health education, articulates its relationship with ICT, provides pedagogical implications, and introduces readers to a computer program, which helps ...

  18. 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.

  19. Student Perceptions of Educational Quality in Radiologic Technology Programs: A Comparative Analysis of Specialized and Institutional Accreditation

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    Vander Hoek, Nancy

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine if students' perceptions of quality differed between Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredited and non JRCERT-accredited radiography programs using the quality dimensions of curriculum, faculty, facilities and equipment, integrity, student outcomes, and overall…

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

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    Harris, Darcel

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Ossi Autio; Mart Soobik

    2013-01-01

    This paper is based on a comparative study of craft and technology education curriculums and students’ attitudes towards craft and technology in Finland and Estonia. The study was undertaken by the Helsinki University and University of Tallinn in the year 2012. A literature review was completed, in order to examine and compare the origins of craft education in Finland and Estonia. The review highlighted that craft education in both Finland and Estonia originated over 140 years ago and was inf...

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

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    Ossi Autio

    2013-09-01

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

  3. Developing Students’ Technological Thinking by Means of Sports and Physical Education Activity

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    S. A. Novoselov

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    Full Text Available The new context competence system of vocational training requires the system-creating interdisciplinary link. However, the lack of such interrelation between the humanities, social, economic disciplines and professional subjects badly affects the training results. The quality of training process can be improved by introducing the interdisciplinary principle. In this regard, the authors carried out the research aimed at solving the above problem by developing the method of interdisciplinary correlation and analyzing its system-creating basis.The paper substantiates the possibility of developing students’ technological thinking by means of sports and physical education activity corresponding to a particular professional one according to the universal morphology classification. It is demonstrated that technological thinking can be developed in the context of sports games under several organizational and methodical conditions. One of the proposed conditions concerns the project of a sport game improvement. The given method can find its application in designing the training process related to physical education of students of different profiles.  

  4. An Educational Technology Curriculum for Converging Technologies.

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    Allen, Brockenbrough S.; And Others

    1989-01-01

    Outlines curriculum reforms being made in the master's level educational technology program at San Diego State University. Topics discussed include technological changes and the roles of educational product designers; human information processing; knowledge base design; student design of educational adventure games; interactive video design; and…

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

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    Morais, Nídia Salomé; 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 ...

  6. Educational Technology Improves ECG Interpretation of Acute Myocardial Infarction among Medical Students and Emergency Medicine Residents

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    Pourmand, Ali

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Asynchronous online training has become an increasingly popular educational format in the new era of technology-based professional development. We sought to evaluate the impact of an online asynchronous training module on the ability of medical students and emergency medicine (EM residents to detect electrocardiogram (ECG abnormalities of an acute myocardial infarction (AMI. Methods: We developed an online ECG training and testing module on AMI, with emphasis on recognizing ST elevation myocardial infarction (MI and early activation of cardiac catheterization resources. Study participants included senior medical students and EM residents at all post-graduate levels rotating in our emergency department (ED. Participants were given a baseline set of ECGs for interpretation. This was followed by a brief interactive online training module on normal ECGs as well as abnormal ECGs representing an acute MI. Participants then underwent a post-test with a set of ECGs in which they had to interpret and decide appropriate intervention including catheterization lab activation. Results: 148 students and 35 EM residents participated in this training in the 2012-2013 academic year. Students and EM residents showed significant improvements in recognizing ECG abnormalities after taking the asynchronous online training module. The mean score on the testing module for students improved from 5.9 (95% CI [5.7-6.1] to 7.3 (95% CI [7.1-7.5], with a mean difference of 1.4 (95% CI [1.12-1.68] (p<0.0001. The mean score for residents improved significantly from 6.5 (95% CI [6.2-6.9] to 7.8 (95% CI [7.4-8.2] (p<0.0001. Conclusion: An online interactive module of training improved the ability of medical students and EM residents to correctly recognize the ECG evidence of an acute MI. [West J Emerg Med. 2015;16(1:133–137.

  7. Secondary School, University, and Business/Industry Cooperation Yields Benefits to Technological Education Students

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    Hill, Ann Marie

    2004-01-01

    Research about school and community cooperation to deliver technological education programs at both secondary school and teacher education levels in Ontario, Canada, has documented that such collaborative classroom practice is not only possible in technological education, but is highly desirable because many modern theories of learning are seen in…

  8. Research Students' Conceptions of the Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Educational Technology Research

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    Markauskaite, Lina; Wardak, Dewa

    2015-01-01

    The emergence of "big data," "digital scholarship" and "eResearch" raises the question of how these digital developments in research methods and practices affect research students. This paper presents findings from a phenomenographic study that investigated postgraduate students' conceptions of the role of information…

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

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

    2013-12-01

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

  10. Development of the Learning Result of Innovation and Information Technology in Education Using CIPPA, for Third Year Students in the Bachelor of Education Program, Nakhon Phanom University

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    Hanrin, Chanwit

    2014-01-01

    This research proposes (1) to develop the learning management plan for the Innovation and Information Technology in Education of the 3rd year students of the Bachelor of Education Program by using CIPPA effectively according to the criteria 75/75; (2) to study the effectiveness index of the learning management plan for the Innovation and…

  11. HEALTH EDUCATION THROUGH INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR K-8 STUDENTS: CELL BIOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND MICROSCOPY

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    Full Text Available Within the context of health education through information and communication technologies (ICT, software on different aspects and subspecialties of health has been developed by senior students and lecturers at the Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies at Anadolu University. The study briefly abstracts the evolution of health education, articulates its relationship with ICT, provides pedagogical implications, and introduces readers to a computer program, which helps learners develop an understanding of cells, organelles and bacteria along with their structures and functions.

  12. Important, but Not for Me: Parents and Students in Kansas and Missouri Talk about Math, Science and Technology Education

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    Kadlec, Alison; Friedman, Will

    2007-01-01

    This study details parents' and students' current thinking about math, science and technology (MST) education and their satisfaction with the existing curriculum which most experts see as vastly below world-class standards. The study finds just 25% of Kansas/Missouri parents think their children should be studying more math and science; 70% think…

  13. The Effects of Integrated Science, Technology, and Engineering Education on Elementary Students' Knowledge and Identity Development

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    Yoon, So Yoon; Dyehouse, Melissa; Lucietto, Anne M.; Diefes-Dux, Heidi A.; Capobianco, Brenda M.

    2014-01-01

    This study examines the effects of integrated science, technology, and engineering (STE) education on second-, third-, and fourth-grade students' STE content knowledge and aspirations concerning engineering after validation of the measures. During the 2009-2010 school year, 59 elementary school teachers, who attended a week-long engineering…

  14. 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…

  15. Technology for Education. IDRA Focus.

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

  16. The Global Energy Situation on Earth, Student Guide. Computer Technology Program Environmental Education Units.

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    This is the student guide in a set of five computer-oriented environmental/energy education units. Contents of this guide are: (1) Introduction to the unit; (2) The "EARTH" program; (3) Exercises; and (4) Sources of information on the energy crisis. This guide supplements a simulation which allows students to analyze different aspects of energy…

  17. Implementing Educational Technology in Higher Education:

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    Although the move toward implementing technology in higher education is driven by an increasing number of competitors as well as student demand, there is still considerable resistance to embracing it. Adoption of technology requires more that merely installing a product. This paper outlines a framework for a strategic change process that can be utilized by educators for the purpose of the selection as well as successful implementation of educational technologies within their setting, in parti...

  18. 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…

  19. Technology Use in ESL: An Investigation of Students' Experiences and the Implications for Language Education

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    Tour, Ekaterina

    2010-01-01

    In Australia, information and communication technologies (ICT) are a significant element of a multicultural and multilingual society. However, some people (in particular, international students, immigrants, refugees) may experience many challenges because they use technology in English as their second language (ESL) and in a new sociocultural…

  20. Experience of Integrating Various Technological Tools into the Study and Future Teaching of Mathematics Education Students

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    Gorev, Dvora; Gurevich-Leibman, Irina

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents our experience of integrating technological tools into our mathematics teaching (in both disciplinary and didactic courses) for student-teachers. In the first cycle of our study, a variety of technological tools were used (e.g., dynamic software, hypertexts, video and applets) in teaching two disciplinary mathematics courses.…

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

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    Fujita, Naoyuki; Sakabe, Toshiya; Koshiba, Takashi; Ishitobi, Manabu

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

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

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    Natalya Churlyaeva, Sergey Kukushkin

    2011-01-01

    Some evolutional aspects of the institution currently known as Siberian State Aerospace University are presented as an example of degradation of the integrated system of engineering training and the entire engineering education on the way from planned to market economy. Prospects for some educational technologies expected earlier to raise university graduates’ competency are found out to be doubtful. The analysis of labor market requirements to alumnae shows that no traditional educational te...

  3. APA Summit on Medical Student Education Task Force on Informatics and Technology: Learning about Computers and Applying Computer Technology to Education and Practice

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

    2006-01-01

    Objective: This article provides a brief overview of important issues for educators regarding medical education and technology. Methods: The literature describes key concepts, prototypical technology tools, and model programs. A work group of psychiatric educators was convened three times by phone conference to discuss the literature. Findings…

  4. The value of inter-professional education: a comparative study of dental technology students' perceptions across four countries.

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    Evans, J; Henderson, A J; Sun, J; Haugen, H; Myhrer, T; Maryan, C; Ivanow, K N; Cameron, A; Johnson, N W

    2015-04-24

    The ability to function as an effective member of a dental care team is a highly desirable--frequently mandated--attribute of dental technology (DT) graduates. Currently, there is little rigorous examination of how the learning of team-working skills might best be structured in a DT curriculum. This research compares DT curricula, and students' attitudes and perceptions regarding collaboration in practice, from four countries. Students (n=376) were invited to complete an education profile questionnaire, and the standardised measure--the shared learning scale. There were 196 (52%) responses. Students given opportunities to engage with others had better perceptions of inter-professional learning (IPL). Most believed that team-work and collaborative skills were best acquired by learning together with other dental care professionals, preferably sharing cases for real patients. Curricula should maximise opportunities for dental technology students to experience authentic IPL. Collaboration and team-work needs to be embedded through the whole undergraduate programme. PMID:25908364

  5. Understanding Student Participation and Choice in Science and Technology Education : The Contribution of IRIS

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    Ryder, Jim; Ulriksen, Lars

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    Many of the chapters in this volume provide reviews of the existing research literature. In this chapter we focus on what the research studies presented in this book have contributed to our understanding of students’ educational choices. The nature of these contributions is varied. Many findings corroborate existing research insights, or explore existing perspectives in new educational contexts or across distinct geographical and cultural settings. In some cases our work challenges prevalent accounts of students’ educational choices. This chapter has five themes: theoretical perspectives; choice as a continuous process; the role of identity and social structure; gender; and methodological insights. We end with suggestions for the future development of research into student participation and choice

  6. 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…

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

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    Flick, L.B.

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

  8. TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

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

  9. TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

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    Roopali Batra; R. R. Rajan Chaudhary

    2014-01-01

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

  10. Enhancing student engagement through the affordances of mobile technology: a 21st century learning perspective on Realistic Mathematics Education

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    Bray, Aibhín; Tangney, Brendan

    2016-03-01

    Several recent curriculum reforms aim to address the shortfalls traditionally associated with mathematics education through increased emphasis on higher-order-thinking and collaborative skills. Some stakeholders, such as the US National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the UK Joint Mathematical Council, advocate harnessing the affordances of digital technology in conjunction with social constructivist pedagogies, contextual scenarios, and/or approaches aligned with Realistic Mathematics Education (RME). However, it can be difficult to create technology-mediated, collaborative and contextual activities within a conventional classroom setting. This paper explores how a combination of a transformative, mobile technology-mediated approach, RME, and a particular model of 21st century learning facilitates the development of mathematics learning activities with the potential to increase student engagement and confidence. An explanatory case study with multiple embedded units and a pre-experimental design was conducted with a total of 54 students in 3 schools over 25 hours of class time. Results from student interviews, along with pre-test/post-test analysis of questionnaires, suggest that the approach has the potential to increase student engagement with, and confidence in, mathematics. This paper expands on these results, proposing connections between aspects of the activity design and their impact on student attitudes and behaviours.

  11. Enhancing student engagement through the affordances of mobile technology: a 21st century learning perspective on Realistic Mathematics Education

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    Bray, Aibhín; Tangney, Brendan

    2015-11-01

    Several recent curriculum reforms aim to address the shortfalls traditionally associated with mathematics education through increased emphasis on higher-order-thinking and collaborative skills. Some stakeholders, such as the US National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the UK Joint Mathematical Council, advocate harnessing the affordances of digital technology in conjunction with social constructivist pedagogies, contextual scenarios, and/or approaches aligned with Realistic Mathematics Education (RME). However, it can be difficult to create technology-mediated, collaborative and contextual activities within a conventional classroom setting. This paper explores how a combination of a transformative, mobile technology-mediated approach, RME, and a particular model of 21st century learning facilitates the development of mathematics learning activities with the potential to increase student engagement and confidence. An explanatory case study with multiple embedded units and a pre-experimental design was conducted with a total of 54 students in 3 schools over 25 hours of class time. Results from student interviews, along with pre-test/post-test analysis of questionnaires, suggest that the approach has the potential to increase student engagement with, and confidence in, mathematics. This paper expands on these results, proposing connections between aspects of the activity design and their impact on student attitudes and behaviours.

  12. Technology Education and the Arts

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    Roman, Harry T.

    2009-01-01

    One hears quite frequently how the arts continually suffer in the academic day. Many long-time technology education champions certainly know what this is all about; but there may be some ways to use technology education to bring the arts into the classroom. This article offers a series of activities and suggestions that will help students better…

  13. Our U.S. Energy Future, Student Guide. Computer Technology Program Environmental Education Units.

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    This is the student guide in a set of five computer-oriented environmental/energy education units. Contents are organized into the following parts or lessons: (1) Introduction to the U.S. Energy Future; (2) Description of the "FUTURE" programs; (3) Effects of "FUTURE" decisions; and (4) Exercises on the U.S. energy future. This guide supplements a…

  14. Web-Based Digital Teaching Portfolios: Fostering Reflection and Technology Competence in Preservice Teacher Education Students

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    Milman, Natalie B.

    2005-01-01

    This paper describes the findings of a qualitative study to examine preservice teacher education students' experiences and reasons for creating digital teaching portfolios. Also, it examines the advantages and disadvantages of creating digital teaching portfolios. Findings indicate that the process of creating digital teaching portfolios was a…

  15. Future of Craft (Craft, Design and Technology Education – Student Teachers’ Perspective

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    Jaana Lepistö

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This article describes student craft teachers’ conceptions of the future of craft as a school subject. The study was conducted at the University of Turku, at the Department of Teacher Education in Rauma, in the year 2014. As the literature review highlights, the craft subject in the Finnish Basic Education is understood as a dialog between the maker and the materials. However, in the realization of teaching and learning can be seen a gender-based dichotomy. The goal of the study is to investigate student teachers’ opinions: how they understand craft as a future school subject and the challenges and solutions they consider being in teaching the subject in basic education. The data was collected from essays (N=20 written by 33 student teachers. The essays were analysed qualitatively using content analysis. The results show that holistic craft, reflective action readiness, entrepreneurial behaviour, multiple skills and use of versatile materials and source of pleasure are the main category findings as the challenges and solutions of future craft. These results invite craft researchers, curriculum renovators and school administrators to critical consideration on the future of craft at school as well as craft education in subject teacher education.

  16. Special Education Students Improve Academic Performance through Problem-Based Learning and Technology

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    Freeman, S.; Kintsch, A.

    2003-12-01

    Boulder High School Special Education students work in teams on donated wireless computers to solve problems created by global climate change. Their text is Richard Somerville's The Forgiving Air. They utilize Wheeling Jesuit University's remote sensing web site and private computer bulletin board. Their central source for problem-based learning (PBL) is www.cotf.edu, NASA's Classroom of the Future Global Change web site. As a result, students not only improve their abilities to write, read, do math and research, speak, and work as team members, they also improve self-esteem, resilience, and willingness to take more challenging classes. Two special education students passed AP exams, Calculus and U.S. Government, last spring and Jay Matthews of Newsweek rates Boulder High as 201st of the nation's top 1000 high schools.

  17. Multi-Disciplinary Type Creativity Education for Students from 15 years old to Bachelor Level in College of Technology

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    Yotsuyanagi, Takao; Ikeda, Senri; Suzuki, Katsuhiko; Kobayashi, Hiroshi; Sakuraba, Hiroshi; Shoji, Akira; Itoh, Masahiko

    Creativity is the most fundamental keyword for engineers to solve the various problems in manufacturing products. This engineering “learning” cannot be achieved without the real experiences, especially by the teens who have the curiosity to know everything. New educational program has been innovated in Miyagi National College of Technology. This new curriculum started as “03C” in 2003. It involves two laboratories for mixed-departments type grouping, which intend to cultivate the creative ability for the 2nd year students in College Course and the 1st year students in Advanced Course as Engineering Design. This paper presents the trial of the new educational program on the cultivating creative ability designed for teen-agers, and discusses the processes in detail, results and further problems. This program will progress still more with continuous improvement of manufacturing subjects in cooperative with educational-industrial complex.

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

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    Natalya Churlyaeva, Sergey Kukushkin

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

  19. 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...

  20. STUDENTS‘ PERCEPTIONS OF CHANGE READINESS OF A TURKISH EDUCATION FACULTY REGARDING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

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    Yavuz AKBULUT

    2009-01-01

    A recent study investigated the degree of involvement in new teaching and learning methods by the academic staff of a large privileged Turkish state university, and revealed that faculties of education and open education were better in terms of change readiness than other faculties. The current study builds on that study, and investigates the involvement of the institution and teaching staff in technology integration from observers’ perspectives through administering a personal information f...

  1. Systemic Integration of Evolving Technologies in Undergraduate Mathematics Education and Its Impact on Student Retention

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    Muller, Eric; Buteau, Chantal; Klincsik, Mihaly; Perjesi-Hamori, Ildiko; Sarvari, Csaba

    2009-01-01

    We outline the systemic integration and use of evolving technologies by two mathematics departments, the one in a Faculty of Engineering (in Hungary), the other in a Faculty of Mathematics and Science (in Canada). Clearly these two departments play very different roles in their institutions. In one case, the students are at the university to study…

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Educational Leadership in an Online World: Connecting Students to Technology Responsibly, Safely, and Ethically

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    Ribble, Mike; Miller, Teresa Northern

    2013-01-01

    The current gap in technology knowledge and lack of leadership preparation related to digital literacy for school environments can cause serious problems, as school leaders, parents, and broader social communities are currently realizing. The authors describe strategies for educational leaders to prepare their stakeholder groups for a digital…

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

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    Lenaerts, Marnik; Schreurs, Marc; Reulens, Walter

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

    2012-12-01

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

  8. Students with LD in higher education: use and contribution of assistive technology and website courses and their correlation to students' hope and well-being.

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    Heiman, Tali; Shemesh, Dorit Olenik

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the extent and patterns of usage of web courses, and their contribution to the academic and social perceptions of 964 undergraduate students with and without learning disabilities studying in higher education. Students were asked to complete four questionnaires examining the usage patterns of various adaptive technologies and their contribution to the student. The questionnaires assessed Perceptions of Learning through Online Usage; Accessibility of Campus Computing; Hope Scale and Subjective Well-being Scale. A detailed examination of the usage patterns of online courses revealed that, compared to the comparison group, students with LD log more often into the course sites, going into the forum more frequently and leaving significantly more messages on the forum than students in the comparison group. Findings indicated that students with LD are more familiar with assistive technology and use it more than the comparison group. Students with LD reported higher scores on the Hope scale, they felt an increased drive to find different pathways to attain their goals, as well as being motivated to pursue those goals, and their subjective well-being was higher that of the students in the comparison group. PMID:21252373

  9. 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…

  10. Comparison Of Student Satisfaction Between Traditional And Blended Technology Course Offerings In Physical Education

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    VERNADAKIS, Nikolaos; GIANNOUSI, Maria; Efi Tsitskari; Panagiotis ANTONIOU; 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’ sa...

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

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    Ping Zhang

    2014-01-01

    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, ...

  12. Influence of informational technologies on physical background of students engaged futsal in sport-oriented physical education

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    Vladimir Temchenko

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: to determine the influence of usage informational technologies in sport-oriented physical education on physical background level of students engaged futsal. Material and Methods: in the research students (young man – n=40 of 18–20 year old were engaged. Methods: Analysis of literature sources formatted pedagogical experiment, maths statistics. Results: upon sum of two terms experiment with purposeful usage of informational technologies in sport-oriented physical education proved true improvement (?<0,05–?<0,001 of test result that characterize strengths development (“Horizontal bar pull-ups ” – by 33,3%, “Sitting-ups of the body per 1 min” – by 21,1%, flexibility (“Sitting bend forward” – by 26,8%, speed and speed-and-strengths qualities (“100 m race” – by 4,6%, “Standing long-jump” – by 4,8%. Conclusion: the results confirm the arguments and prove the feasibility of the use of information technology in the sports-oriented physical training of students in universities.

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

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    Safar Shams

    2010-05-01

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

  14. Promoting student led education

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    Kotecha, Meena

    2011-01-01

    This paper will discuss the encouraging outcomes of a small scale study in which students were encouraged to actively contribute to various aspects of their education. It will share an innovative Student Led Education Initiative that emerged by extending the author’s teaching practice. First year undergraduate students were encouraged to actively contribute to various aspects of their education. The rationale behind this was to inspire students to lead the way in their education. ...

  15. 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, f...

  16. 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…

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

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    2009-04-01

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

  18. Helping Education Students Understand Learning through Designing

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    Ronen-Fuhrmann, Tamar; Kali, Yael; Hoadley, Christopher

    2008-01-01

    This article describes a course in which graduate students in education learn practical and theoretical aspects of educational design by creating technologies for learning. The course was built around three themes: "Analyzing technologies," in which students study state-of- the-art technologies and interview their designers; "design studio," in…

  19. Technology Education Reform in Taiwan.

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    Lee, Lung-Sheng Steven

    Technology education in Taiwan, presently called living technology (LT), is a new area that has evolved from handicraft, industrial arts, and other areas. LT is offered mainly at the secondary school level, although it is required for all students in grades 1-11. In response to calls for curriculum reform, the present elementary and junior high…

  20. Teacher Use of Instructional Technology in a Special Education School for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: A Case Study

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    Canan Sola Özgüç

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to investigate use of Instructional Technology (IT by special education teachers in a school for students with moderate to severe intellectual disability (ID. Research questions were a Which IT do teachers use during class time? b What are the ways of providing IT? (c What are the problems that teachers encountered while using IT? (d What are the results and effects of the encountered problems? (e Is there any use of assistive technology (AT devices? This is a case study based on collecting and analyzing qualitative data. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with nine teachers; students with moderate to severe ID in the first, second, fifth, and seventh grade were observed in social studies lessons, as were eight teachers of those students. The study showed that use of IT is limited in a special school for children with ID and this situation is affecting teachers and students in a negative way. Also, use of AT is lacking

  1. Astronomy Education for Physics Students

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    J. H. Fan; J. S. Zhang; J. Y. Zhang; Y. Liu; H. G. Wang

    2011-03-01

    Astronomy is a very interesting subject for undergraduate students studying physics. In this paper, we report astronomy education for undergraduate students in the Physics Department of Guangzhou University, and how we are teaching astronomy to the students. Astrophysics has been rapidly developing since 1994, when the center for astrophysics was founded. Now, astrophysics has become a key subject in Guangdong Province, and the Astronomy Science and Technology Research Laboratory one of the key laboratories of the Department of Education of the Guangdong Province. Many undergraduate students, working under the tutorship of faculty members completed their thesis at the Center for Astrophysics in Guangzhou.

  2. A Cross-Cultural Examination of the Impact of Social, Organisational and Individual Factors on Educational Technology Acceptance between British and Lebanese University Students

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    Tarhini, Ali; Hone, Kate; Liu, Xiaohui

    2015-01-01

    This paper examines the social, organisational and individual factors that may affect students' acceptance of e-learning systems in higher education in a cross-cultural context. A questionnaire was developed based on an extended technology acceptance model (TAM). A total sample of 1173 university students from two private universities in Lebanon…

  3. 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......-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...

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

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    Ressel, Michael J.; Smith, Clayton

    1995-01-01

    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)

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. The Use of Educational Technology in EFL Teaching and Learning : Case Study of Second Year Students at Tlemcen University

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    Meiloudi, Amina; Mebarki, Salim

    2015-01-01

    Teaching a foreign language is not an easy task. In the past, EFL teachers depended only on the use of traditional methods. With the technological development, educational technology is used in the field of EFL teaching and learning. Therefore, new teaching and learning methods have been introduced. Nowadays, the use of educational technology plays an important role in education because it provides several technological tools that can make the learning and the teaching proce...

  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. USE OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY IN PROMOTING DISTANCE EDUCATION

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    Rashid, Muhammad,; Uzma ELAHI

    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 teacher and students lead to distance education. Now a days, media such as computer, artificial satellites, digital libraries, telephones, radio and...

  11. 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

    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...

  12. Online Experiential Education for Technological Entrepreneurs

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    Ermolovich, Thomas R.

    2011-01-01

    Technological Entrepreneurship is both an art and a science. As such, the education of a technological entrepreneur requires both an academic and an experiential component. One form of experiential education is creating real new ventures with student teams. When these ventures are created in an online modality, students work in virtual teams and…

  13. Bring Your Own Device Technology: Preliminary Results from a Mixed Methods Study to Explore Student Experience of In-Class Response Systems in Post-Secondary Education

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    Matthew Numer

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This research examines the effectiveness of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD technology in a postsecondary classroom. Despite recent advances in the technological tools available to educators, there is a significant gap in the literature regarding student efficacy, engagement and contribution to learning. This paper will present the preliminary findings of the first phases of an evaluation project measuring student interaction with BYOD technology in a large group setting. Employing a mixed methods design, the findings from two focus groups and two online surveys will be discussed. This project involved students in the Winter and Fall 2014 semesters of a fourth year Human Sexuality course which has enrolment of approximately 400 per semester. The findings suggest that BYOD technology contributes to student engagement and participation in the classroom setting. Further, the findings suggest that students are comfortable in using this tool, and perceived the experience as enjoyable.

  14. 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)

  15. Impact of School Technology on Student Achievement

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    Young, Larry Douglas, Jr.

    2012-01-01

    This study provides an overview of the impact of school technology on elementary students in grades three through five attending public schools in Indiana. The investigation focused on the impact of various technologies on student achievement as measured on Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+). Various comparisons were…

  16. 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 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

  17. 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.

  18. Educational Technology, Reimagined

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    Eisenberg, Michael

    2010-01-01

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

  19. Technology in Education

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    Roden, Kasi

    2011-01-01

    This paper was written to support a position on using technology in education. The purpose of this study was to support the use of technology in education by synthesizing previous research. A variety of sources including books and journal articles were studied in order to compile an overview of the benefits of using technology in elementary,…

  20. 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…

  1. Implementing Educational Technology in Higher Education:

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    Cynthia C. Roberts

    2008-01-01

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

  2. 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...

  3. Information Technology in Education

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    S. Leo Stanly

    2001-01-01

    The rapid development of virtual education is most noticeable in the developed world where there is much greater access to educational institutions and learning technologies, especially computers, CDROMs and the Internet. ICT makes it possible for many potential learners in many parts of developing countries, including remote and rural areas, to have access to education. Another technology that is being used extensively in education is satellite broadcasting. Satellite telev...

  4. Introducing Mobile Technology in Graduate Professional Education

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    Anand, Gopesh; Chhajed, Dilip; Hong, Seung Won; Scagnoli, Norma

    2014-01-01

    The insertion of mobile technology in educational settings is becoming more prevalent, making it important to understand the effectiveness of such technology in enhancing students' learning and engagement. This article is based on research conducted to study the effects of the use of mobile technology--specifically iPads--by students in a…

  5. Knowledge-generating activities on which technology education students draw when they design and make artefacts

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    Rauscher, Willem J.

    2010-01-01

    Technology is often perceived simplistically as applied science, and therefore regarded as inferior to science. Scholars of technology, however, reject the view that technology is applied science and insist that technology is a cognitive system consisting of a separate body of technological knowledge. Although science is acknowledged as an important source of knowledge for technology, Vincenti (1990) identified six other knowledge-generating activities that contribute to the knowledge base in...

  6. Experiences of Turkish Student Teachers in Pedagogy and Educational Technology during an Internship Program in the US

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    Sahin, Ismail; Toy, Serkan

    2009-01-01

    This quantitative research study was conducted to examine technological and pedagogical experiences of Turkish student teachers in a US Department of State sponsored international internship program. The internship program had a specific emphasis on student-centered teaching and technology integration. Turkish interns completed a 6-week teaching…

  7. A Gendered World: Students and Instructional Technologies

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    Rajagopal, Indhu; Bojin, Nis

    2003-01-01

    Gender has become a significant issue in the various discussions related to the use of computers and instructional technologies (IT) in higher education. Are gender differences relevant in the students' learning process and their use of technological components in their courses? Is gender significant in determining the use of IT by students in colleges and universities? Does the study of how gender influences students' use of software and presentation formats, throw light on other general beh...

  8. The Effects of Science, Technology, Society and Environment (STSE) Education on Students' Career Planning

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    Yoruk, Nuray; Morgil, Inci; Secken, Nilgun

    2009-01-01

    The leakages in secondary level education brought forward the necessity to restructure the educational system so as to address the social and individual needs and meet the requirements of Turkey; therefore, a "reformation" study became an obligation. The formal education in Turkey starts at the age of 6, when the individual is shaped within the…

  9. ATOMPROF: innovative educational technologies

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

  10. 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

  11. THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING

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    Lazar Stoši?

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Today, more than ever, the role of educational technology in teaching is of great importance because of the use of information and communication technologies. With the help of various applications for distance education, the Internet, teachers, and students themselves, they see the advantage of educational technology. The question is whether schools and teachers themselves are ready for the use of technology in education and whether they are aware of its benefits? In this paper, we try to give an overview of the importance and use of educational technology in the classroom.

  12. 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…

  13. Understanding Technology Literacy: A Framework for Evaluating Educational Technology Integration

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    Davies, Randall S.

    2011-01-01

    Federal legislation in the United States currently mandates that technology be integrated into school curricula because of the popular belief that learning is enhanced through the use of technology. The challenge for educators is to understand how best to teach with technology while developing the technological expertise of their students. This…

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

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    Ertu? EVREKL?

    2009-06-01

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

  15. Students designing educational games

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    M. Sillaots

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available When teachers try to implement game-based learning, they always have questions like: What kind of games should we use? How high is the educational value of the game? How much do the students like the game? One safe way to answer these questions is to let the students develop the educational games instead of playing the games - the focus can then be on the process of developing the game. This article describes a case-study in which 11 - 12 year old students designed educational games for learning English as a foreign language.

  16. Students and Educational Productivity

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    Benjamin Levin

    1993-05-01

    Full Text Available The literature on productivity in education is extensive. The object of this effort is to find a production function--a mathematical expression of the relationship between inputs and outputs in education. In this paper, the status of the literature on production functions is reviewed. Most of these approaches have seen schooling as something that is done to students, rather than thinking about education as something that students essentially do for themselves. An argument is developed that makes students the key factors in shaping school outcomes, and therefore a central focus of our thinking about productivity. The paper concludes with suggestions for research and policy.

  17. A Teacher Action Research Study: Enhancing Student Critical Thinking Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions, Application and Transfer in a Higher Education Technology Course

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    Phelan, Jack Gordon

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the effects of a critical thinking instructional intervention in a higher education technology course with the purpose of determining the extent to which the intervention enhanced student critical thinking knowledge, skills, dispositions, application and transfer abilities. Historically, critical thinking has been considered…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. The Extent of Al-Balqa Applied University's Students' Perception of the Importance of Means of Information and Communication Technology in High Education in Jordan

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    Al Zou'bi, Abdallah S.; Al-Onizat, Sabah

    2015-01-01

    This study aimed to identify the effectiveness of using information technology and communications' means in the academic education from the perspective of Al-Balqa Applied University's students. And to achieve this goal, the researchers prepared and developed a questionnaire as a tool of the study including 26 items. The population of the study,…

  1. 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.

  2. Technology and Outdoor Education.

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    Bartle, Mike

    2000-01-01

    Technology is influencing the evolution of adventure and outdoor education. Technology can negate adventure by dispelling the need of skill and mastery for attainment and by fostering a consumer mentality. Technology can enhance adventure by creating new experiences and suggesting that more is now possible. The challenge is to embody appropriate…

  3. Software Piracy among Technology Education Students: Investigating Property Rights in a Culture of Innovation

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    Teston, George

    2008-01-01

    When asked about individual perceptions of "technology," 68% of Americans primarily equate the term to the computer. Although this perception under represents the true breadth of the field, the statistic does speak to the ubiquitous role the computer plays across many technology disciplines. Software has become the building block of all major…

  4. What Are Education Students' Perceptions of the Role of Technology in Social Studies Pedagogy?

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    Gibson, Susan; Moline, Teddy; Dyck, Brenda

    2011-01-01

    Preservice teachers need both awareness of and skill with the latest digital technologies in order to use these tools effectively in their teaching. Historically in our university, this preparation has been reserved for a stand-alone information technology course focused on learning how to use various computer-based programs. However, more direct…

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

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    Çi?dem ALDAN KARADEM?R; Esra UCAK

    2009-01-01

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

  6. KSC Education Technology Research and Development Plan

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    Odell, Michael R. L.

    2003-01-01

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

  7. Students' ontological security and agency in science education - an example from reasoning about the use of gene technology

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    Lindahl, Mats Gunnar; Linder, Cedric

    2011-01-01

    This paper reports on a study of how students' reasoning about socioscientific issues is framed by three dynamics: societal structures, agency and how trust and security issues are handled. Examples from gene technology were used as the forum for interviews with 13 Swedish high-school students (year 11, age 17-18). A grid based on modalities from the societal structures described by Giddens was used to structure the analysis. The results illustrate how the participating students used both mod...

  8. Student Teachers' First Reflections on Information and Communications Technology and Classroom Learning: Implications for Initial Teacher Education

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    Sime, Daniela; Priestley, Mark

    2005-01-01

    This article explores student teachers' views of the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in schools. There is limited research literature regarding the perceptions that such students develop in relation to the use of ICT in teaching while observing practice in schools. The paper offers an interpretive analysis of the opinions…

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  10. 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...

  11. 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…

  12. Historiography in Graduate Technology Teacher Education

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    Flowers, Jim; Hunt, Brian

    2012-01-01

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

  13. Technology Teacher Education through a Constructivist Approach

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    Fox-Turnbull, Wendy; Snape, Paul

    2011-01-01

    This paper reviews literature on constructivist learning theories relevant to and evident in teacher education in a New Zealand university. These theories are illustrated within an authentic technology education context which involves students from a primary teacher-education degree programme. It investigates how a practical activity, based on…

  14. EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES TO EMPOWER HIGHER EDUCATION

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    J. C.V. Garzón

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Introduction and objectives: The New Media Consortium (NMC Horizon Project defines educational technology in a broad sense as tools and resources that are used to improve teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Each technology has been carefully researched and framed in the context of its potential impact on higher education. Within the Horizon Project there are currently seven categories of technologies, tools, and strategies for their use that the NMC monitors continuously. All they have the potential to foster real changes in education, particularly in the development of progressive pedagogies and learning strategies; the organization of teachers’ work; and the arrangement and delivery of content. Following the recommendations of NMC experts panel, we design an application named Augmented Reality Metabolic Pathways (ARMET in order to improve motivation and to promote student interactivity to the development of skills needed to learn the metabolic pathways. Materials and methods: The ARMET app was developed using Unity, 3D molecules obtained from Protein Data Bank and ChemSpider-chemical structure database, the usage data are stored into a database (MySQL and are analyzed using the statistical software R. Results and conclusions: ARMET mixes several technologies out of seven categories recommend in the NMC Horizon Report: Mobile app, Bring Your Own Device, Flipped Classroom, Learning Analytics and Augmented Reality. The principal criterion for the inclusion of those technologies into the app was its potential relevance to teaching and learning biochemistry. ARMET is available for iOS and Android platforms, and includes PDF files with a set of cards, the game board and classroom worksheet’s. The students and teachers can register for free. Teachers can create classes and track student performance. ARMET collects data for personalizing learning experiences addressing the challenge to build better pedagogical tools to establish effective formative assessment for metabolism teaching.

  15. 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 digita...

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

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    Kelly, Stacy M.; Smith, Derrick W.

    2011-01-01

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

  17. The Role of the “Inter-Life” Virtual World as a Creative Technology to Support Student Transition into Higher Education

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    Devlin, Alison M.; Vic Lally; Brian Canavan; Jane Magill

    2013-01-01

    The shape of Higher Education (HE) in the UK and internationally is changing, with wider access policies leading to greater diversity and heterogeneity in contemporary student populations world-wide. Students in the 21st Century are often described as “fragmented”; meaning they are frequently working whilst participating in a full time Degree programme. Consequently, those in the HE setting are required to become “future ready” which increasingly involves the seamless integration of new digit...

  18. 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…

  19. 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.

  20. Essential Concepts of Engineering Design Curriculum in Secondary Technology Education

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    Wicklein, Robert; Smith, Phillip Cameron, Jr.; Kim, Soo Jung

    2009-01-01

    Technology education is a field of study that seeks to promote technological literacy for all students. Wright and Lauda defined technology education as a program designed to help students "develop an understanding and competence in designing, producing, and using technological products and systems, and in assessing the appropriateness of…

  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 their pace and control their learning path, content and load of what they have learned and evaluate it. However, they should adopt strategies for effe...

  2. Identifying Advanced Technologies for Education's Future.

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    Moore, Gwendolyn B.; Yin, Robert K.

    A study to determine how three advanced technologies might be applied to the needs of special education students helped inspire the development of a new method for identifying such applications. This new method, named the "Hybrid Approach," combines features of the two traditional methods: technology-push and demand-pull. Technology-push involves…

  3. Technology in Adult Education ESOL Classes

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    Ball, Nancy

    2011-01-01

    Today's world is filled with technology resources such as cellphones, iPods, laptops and the internet. By using these technological resources, adult education ESOL teachers can improve instruction, boost learning and better prepare students for real world English use. This article examines advantages of technology use and offers examples of…

  4. Model Program: Technological Education in Ontario Schools

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    Camuti, Carmen

    2008-01-01

    This article talks about technological education in Ontario schools through their Broad-Based Technologies model. The philosophy that underlies the teaching of Broad-Based Technology is that students learn best by doing, with an emphasis on problem solving. The curriculum is an activity-based, project-driven approach to learning that provides…

  5. A Computer Simulation of the U.S. Energy Crisis, Energy. Student Guide. Computer Technology Program Environmental Education Units.

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    This is the student guide in a set of five computer-oriented environmental/energy education units. Content of this guide: (1) introduce the unit; (2) describe the "ENERGY" simulation; (3) give instructions for running the simulation; (4) give exercises for the unit; and (5) present sources of information on the energy crisis. (MR)

  6. Computer Oriented Exercises on Attitudes and U.S. Gasoline Consumption, Attitude. Student Guide. Computer Technology Program Environmental Education Units.

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    This is the student guide in a set of five computer-oriented environmental/energy education units. Contents of this guide present: (1) the three gasoline consumption-reducing options for which attitudes are to be explored; (2) exercises; and (3) appendices including an energy attitudes survey. (MR)

  7. Emerging Web Technologies in Higher Education: A Case of Incorporating Blogs, Podcasts and Social Bookmarks in a Web Programming Course Based on Students' Learning Styles and Technology Preferences

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    Saeed, Nauman; Yang, Yun; Sinnappan, Suku

    2009-01-01

    The adoption level of emerging web technologies is on the rise in academic settings. However, a major obstacle in the practice of web-based instruction is the limited understanding of learners' characteristics and perceptions about technology use. Thus there is a need to understand the relationship between students' learning styles and their…

  8. Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT to Education

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    Joseph M. Woodside

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available In an effort to reduce costs and increase worker satisfaction, many businesses have implemented a concept known as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD or Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT. Similarly, many school districts are beginning to implement BYOT policies and programs to improve educational learning opportunities for students who have a wide variety of technology devices. BYOT allow districts with limited budgets enable usage of technology while improving student engagement. This paper explores the technology devices, and educational implications of policies, device management, security and included components.

  9. Mnemonics for Higher Education Using Contemporary Technologies

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

    2013-01-01

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

  10. Attracting students and professionals into math, science, and technology education at the elementary and middle grades: Final report, September 1, 1992--February 28, 1994

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    Flick, L.B.

    1995-12-31

    This report describes the progress of a project to encourage students and professionals to participate in math, science, and technology education at the elementary and middle grades. The topics of the report include documenting activities and procedures for the purposes of evaluation and dissemination of descriptive information, generating case studies of the students going through this program to provide research and evaluation data on the process of attracting technically qualified people into elementary and middle school teaching, establishing a program of mentoring between scientists, engineers, and mathematicians and prospective teachers in the program, and establishing a program of mentoring between master teachers in area schools and prospective teachers.

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

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    Christou, Nicolas; Ivo D Dinov

    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...

  12. Technology Education Teacher Supply and Demand--A Critical Situation

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    Moye, Johnny J.

    2009-01-01

    Technology education is an excellent format to integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies by employing problem-based learning activities. However, the benefits of technology education are still generally "misunderstood by the public." The effects of technology education on increased student mathematics abilities…

  13. "Technohesion": Engaging Students of Higher Education through Digital Technology and Interactive Marketing--A Research Agenda and Theoretical Framework

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    Thorpe, Anthony; Lim, Lynn L. K.

    2013-01-01

    This article examines how the development of techno-marketing campaigns might facilitate the engagement of university students in voluntary activities on campus which promote active citizenship and community cohesion where there is a concern about a low take up of such opportunities. The increasing influence of technology upon the forms of social…

  14. "Technohesion": Engaging Students of Higher Education through Digital Technology and Interactive Marketing--A Research Agenda and Theoretical Framework

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    Thorpe, Anthony; Lim, Lynn L. K.

    2013-01-01

    This article examines how the development of techno-marketing campaigns might facilitate the engagement of university students in voluntary activities on campus which promote active citizenship and community cohesion where there is a concern about a low take up of such opportunities. The increasing influence of technology upon the forms of social…

  15. Informatics Education in Different Disciplines at University Level: Case Study--A Survey of Students' Attitude toward Informatics Technologies

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    Tingoy, Ozhan; Gulluoglu, Sabri Serkan

    2011-01-01

    This article presents a quantitative study on attitudes toward the usage of Information Technology related tools and applications. The study was conducted at a private university, Turkey, with 97 female and 113 male students involved as participants. They were each presented with a questionnaire to relate their attitudes toward IT and after…

  16. Successful Student Recruitment Using Direct Marketing and Information Technology.

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    Merante, Joseph A.

    1982-01-01

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

  17. Information Technologies supporting students’ mobility

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    D. Morawska-Walasek; Pi?tkowski, J.; T. Walasek

    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...

  18. 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…

  19. 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.

  20. Technology's Challenge to Science Education. Developing Science and Technology Series.

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    Layton, David

    Science and technology are often presented and taught as two separate essences. When this is done, students as well as teachers are forced to attempt to develop the appropriate linkages. This book is one of a series designed to help teachers develop their science and technological education in ways that are both satisfying to themselves and…

  1. Students Who Study Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in Postsecondary Education. Stats in Brief. NCES 2009-161

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    Chen, Xianglei

    2009-01-01

    Rising concern about America's ability to maintain its competitive position in the global economy has renewed interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. To understand who enters into and completes undergraduate programs in STEM fields, this report examined data from three major national studies: the 1995-96…

  2. TECHcitement: Advances in Technological Education, 2004

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    American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2004

    2004-01-01

    This edition of "TECHcitement" contains the following articles: (1) ATE Program Leads to Student Success; (2) Doing Whatever It Takes for Aquaculture; (3) The Bridge to Biotech; (4) Girls See What They Can Do With Technology at Camp; (5) Students Advancing Solutions to Business Problems; (6) CREATE Recreates Technical Education in California; (7)…

  3. Educational Technology in Crisis

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    Fainholc, Beatriz

    2008-01-01

    The presentation of the historical epistemological path is needed to understand and reconsider the discipline of Educational Technology in articulation to contributions of rupturistic theorists in order to reach to a critical proposal and a revision of its field. This field is facing a deep crisis within a time of world crisis, specially in the…

  4. Educational Technology Leadership

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    McLeod, Scott

    2008-01-01

    As districts look at the millennials in their classrooms and plan for the most effective educational strategies to reach them, it is clear that technology can enable learning in ways that never before have been possible. It is also clear that this generation grew up with tools and techniques that are well integrated with their lifestyles. To these…

  5. 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.…

  6. 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.…

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

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    Helen Sara Farley

    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.

  8. 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…

  9. Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology. National Education Technology Plan, 2010

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    This report presents the Administration's National Education Technology Plan. This plan calls for applying the advanced technologies used in everyone's daily personal and professional lives to the entire education system to improve student learning, accelerate and scale up the adoption of effective practices, and use data and information for…

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

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    Leahy, Keelin; Phelan, Pat

    2014-01-01

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

  11. Using Technology to Prevent Plagiarism: Skilling the Students

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    Byrne, Gillian; Ireland, Chris

    2011-01-01

    Helping students to engage in sessions focussing on plagiarism and therefore learn about the concept can be challenging. The advent of new technologies used in educational contexts may help in facilitating such engagement. This study details a small project which sought to use three technologies in an attempt to help students learn about plagiarism and to gain insights into student understandings of plagiarism. The technologies used were a student response system, a social network and online ...

  12. Creating Standards-Based Technology Education Facilities

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    Daugherty, Michael K.; Klenke, Andrew M.; Neden, Michael

    2008-01-01

    One of the most intimidating tasks faced by new or practicing technology education teachers is the challenge of creating new facilities or renovating current facilities for a new purpose. While the fourth program standard in "Advancing Excellence in Technological Literacy: Student Assessment, Professional Development, and Program Standards (AETL)"…

  13. Introducing Technology Education at the Elementary Level

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    McKnight, Sean

    2012-01-01

    Many school districts are seeing a need to introduce technology education to students at the elementary level. Pennsylvania's Penn Manor School District is one of them. Pennsylvania has updated science and technology standards for grades 3-8, and after several conversations the author had with elementary principals and the assistant superintendent…

  14. 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.

    2009-08-01

    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.

  15. I Can Soar: How Technology Helps Students Take Off. A Resource Kit for Parents, Educators, and School Administrators Who Work with Students Who Have Disabilities.

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    Gruner, Allison; Fleming, Erin; Bradley, Carl; Diamond, Christina M.; Ruedel, Kristin L. A.; Saunders, Jessica; Paulsen, Christine; McInerney, Maurice

    This resource kit includes the following: Executive Summary; Legal Fact Sheet; Resource Guide; 26-minute "I Can Soar" Videotape; Video User's Guide; and Stories of Students Featured in Video. The materials provide tips to hep guide consumers in better integrating assistive technology (AT) within effective programs and services for children with…

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

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

  17. Attitudes of English Preparatory School Students' towards Using Technology at the Students'Self Study Centers

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    Köseoğlu, Makbule Nurtunç

    2011-01-01

    Student Self Study Centers are educational places where students can find a variety of materials, some of which are technology based, in order to improve their English on their own. Students who use self-study centers have a chance to work on educational materials that include reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar and vocabulary. Some of these educational materials are paper-based, but others are technological like computers, CD players, DVDs and TV and are used to enhance their stud...

  18. Rapid Prototyping in Technology Education.

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    Flowers, Jim; Moniz, Matt

    2002-01-01

    Describes how technology education majors are using a high-tech model builder, called a fused deposition modeling machine, to develop their models directly from computer-based designs without any machining. Gives examples of applications in technology education. (JOW)

  19. Implementing Educational Technology in Higher Education: A Strategic Approach

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    Roberts, Cynthia

    2008-01-01

    Although the move toward implementing technology in higher education is driven by an increasing number of competitors as well as student demand, there is still considerable resistance to embracing it. Adoption of technology requires more that merely installing a product. This paper outlines a framework for a strategic change process that can be…

  20. University Student Perceptions of Technology Use in Mathematics Learning

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    Zogheib, Bashar; Rabaa'i, Ahmad; Zogheib, Salah; Elsaheli, Ali

    2015-01-01

    Although most universities and educators are relying on implementing various technological tools in the curriculum, acceptance of such tools among students is still not sufficient. The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) has been widely used by researchers to test user's acceptance of technology in business, education and other domains. This…

  1. 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.

  2. Lateral Thinking and Technology Education.

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    Waks, Shlomo

    1997-01-01

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

  3. 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…

  4. 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

  5. From Industrial Arts Education to Technology Education: The Innovations in Senior High Schools in Taiwan.

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    Lee, Zenpin

    1999-01-01

    Students entering Taiwanese senior high schools are now taught technology education instead of industrial arts education. Using problem-based learning strategies, the "living technology" curriculum gives male and female students job-seeking opportunities and skills and allows them to pursue technological literacy and learn about modern technology…

  6. Educational Infrastructure Using Virtualization Technologies: Experience at Kaunas University of Technology

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    Miseviciene, Regina; Danute AMBRAZIENE; Raimundas TUMINAUSKAS; Nerijus PAZERECKAS

    2012-01-01

    Many factors influence education nowadays. Educational institutions are faced with budget cuttings, outdated IT, data security management and the willingness to integrate remote learning at home. Virtualization technologies provide innovative solutions to the problems. The paper presents an original educational infrastructure using virtualization technologies implemented in a training process at Kaunas University of Technology. This infrastructure allows university students and staff to a...

  7. A needs assessment for mobile technology use in medical education

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    Shahrzad Vafa

    2013-11-01

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

  8. 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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    Salameh, Ibrahim Abdul Ghani; Khawaldeh, Mohammad Falah Ali

    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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. What Is Technology? Investigating Student Conceptions about the Nature of Technology

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    DiGironimo, Nicole

    2011-01-01

    The science education literature clearly shows that knowledge of the nature of technology is an educational goal; however there is a lack of research on student conceptions about the nature of technology. To address this gap in the literature, this research began with a thorough review of the literature on scientific and technological literacy,…

  12. Hydrogen Technology Education Workshop Proceedings

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    This document outlines activities for educating key target audiences, as suggested by workshop participants. Held December 4-5, 2002, the Hydrogen Technology Education Workshop kicked off a new education effort coordinated by the Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, & Infrastructure Technologies Program of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

  13. Introduction: Educational Technology in Australasia.

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    Teather, David C. B.

    1979-01-01

    Introduces this special issue by discussing the nature of educational technology and its development in the antipodes as presented in the eight papers which follow. Topics focus on the understanding of educational technology as a systematic process--a problem-oriented approach to the design, implementation, and evaluation of educational…

  14. Student's Mobile Information Prototype for the Higher Education Environment

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    Naji S. Alzaza; Abdul R. Yaakub

    2011-01-01

    Problem statement: M-learning is considered as the next form of e-learning using mobile technologies to facilitate education for teachers and learners. Students need to keep in touch with their education services anytime regardless the place. Engaging the m-learning services in the Malaysian higher education will improve the availability of education. This study discusses the development and user?s evaluation of Student?s Mobile Information Prototype (SMIP). The study aims to utilize mobile l...

  15. 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…

  16. Students' Technology Use and the Impacts on Well-Being

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    Cotten, Shelia R.

    2008-01-01

    This chapter reviews technology use patterns and the social impacts of technology on well-being among college students. It provides empirical evidence delineating the processes through which Internet use affects well-being among college students, and provides suggestions for ways to advance future studies in this area and for higher education…

  17. A needs assessment for mobile technology use in medical education

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    Shahrzad Vafa; Diane E. Chico

    2013-01-01

    Objectives: This study investigated how medical students perceived mobile technology as a component of their learning experience and identified barriers to the use of mobile technology in education. Methods: An anonymous survey developed by EDUCAUSE was distributed to 1000 first year medical students (M1s) at two separate medical schools during three consecutive academic years, 2010 to 2013. The 25-item questionnaire assessed student use of mobile devices, student interest in mobile technolog...

  18. Graduate Students' Interests in Technology Training: Results of a Survey.

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    Fahy, Patrick J.

    A two-part survey of 69 students (35 percent response) enrolled in the Master's of Distance Education (MDE) program at Athabasca University in December 1996 addressed three questions: (1) what specific technologies were of most interest to MDE students; (2) whether students accustomed to studying completely at a distance would accept a proposed…

  19. Arts Education and Student's Perception

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    Nderu-Boddington, Eulalee

    2008-01-01

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

  20. Technology Transfer Center | Technology Transfer Education

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  1. 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 Educati...

  2. Emerging technologies in physics education

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    Krusberg, Z A C

    2007-01-01

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

  3. Using electronic technology for Taenia solium education: educating the educators.

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    Sanchez, Ana L; Fairfield, Tony

    2003-06-01

    In Taenia solium endemic areas, intervention programs include a variety of actions aimed to improve sanitary infrastructure and environment, pig husbandry conditions, detection and treatment of tapeworm carries and cysticercosis cases, among others. For a successful long-term effect, these actions must be associated with community participation and health education programs. Prior to designing/conducting health education programs tailored to specific populations, individuals involved in delivering education, as well as other professionals, students, and community leaders, must be well prepared, their knowledge increased, updated or strengthened. Educators must first be well educated to convey clear and accurate messages. Current electronic technology provides invaluable resources for teaching and learning. Learners using electronic materials benefit from a dynamic, non-linear and flexible interaction that can render long lasting effects compared to traditional passive methods. Electronic resources also provide the capability of producing one standardized template, versatile enough to be adapted, translated, modified, and updated. In this presentation, we introduce our preliminary work on the first interactive media presentation on T. solium which will hopefully, soon, become an interactive tutorial that could be utilized in health education in both developing and developed countries. PMID:12781392

  4. Information Technology and ChE Education: Evolution or Revolution?

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    Edgar, Thomas F.

    2000-01-01

    Presents examples of how universities will undergo technological change during the next 10-20 years and how that will affect faculty and student processes. New students will expect the ubiquitous availability of information technology in higher education. To maintain their core values, universities must adapt to the explosion in technological…

  5. Advancing Technological Education: Keeping America Competitive

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    Patton, Madeline

    2005-01-01

    This publication profiles the strategies and best practices of Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Centers in developing faculty skills, cultivating partnerships, implementing new curricula, recruiting students, preparing for change, utilizing advisors, managing organizations, and nurturing leaders. In this report, ATE center leaders share with…

  6. Culture and Cognition in Information Technology Education

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    Holvikivi, Jaana

    2007-01-01

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

  7. 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,…

  8. Bioprocess-Engineering Education with Web Technology

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    Sessink, O.

    2006-01-01

    This thesis covers choices that have been made, and material that has been designed during the application and evaluation of web technology in education in food and biotechnology in general, and in bioprocess engineering in particular. Special attention has been paid to the design of learning material and the designed material itself. This thesis comprises six chapters.In Chapter 1 is explained that bioprocess engineering education teaches students what is needed to apply biotechnology in lar...

  9. Education Quality Enhancement via Multimedia Technology

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    M. Z. Mohd Zin; 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...

  10. 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.

  11. Education Quality Enhancement via Multimedia Technology

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    M. Z. Mohd Zin

    2012-09-01

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

  12. The Facilitating University: Positioning Next Generation Educational Technology:

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    Van der Zanden, A.H.W.

    2009-01-01

    Higher education is directly and indirectly subjected to pressures of diminishing subsidies, increasing student populations, heterogeneity, shorter knowledge and product lifecycles, labour demands, proliferation of technology, and new educational approaches and practices. Higher education must change to cope with these pressures. This study is aimed at how higher education might cope with the current and upcoming pressures of technology on education. Developments that have had or have an ...

  13. Management Technology of Students’ Independent Work

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    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.

  14. The role of Educational Technology in Medical Education

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    Full Text Available Dear Editor Being one of the most effective tools for educational system improvement, educational Technology plays an important role in learning facilitation. In order to have a deeper, more effective and long lasting learning impact, this systematic approach designs, implements and evaluates the teaching- learning process, using specific purposes, new methods of psychology and communication sciences and also human and non-human resources (1. A fruitful and effective educational system which results in actual learning improvement cannot be achieved unless its faculty members become competent. To achieve this goal, not only they must attain and/or maintain academic qualifications, especially in their teaching area, but also be familiar with the newest communication and teaching methods and equipped with educational and professional skills. Considering the growing movement of education towards the new technologies and the Ministry of Health and Medical Education tendency for upgrading the educational technology and virtual learning, the need for experts in education technology was clear. Therefore, given its mission which focuses on scientific promotion and academic training improvement, in an cooperation with shiraz educational development center along with Center of Excellence for electronic learning`s staff and faculty members, Shiraz Educational Technology unit, established the Master of education technology courses (2. Education’s technology and E-Learning, have arises a condition in which many educational goals, such as independent learning, self-directed learning, learning regardless of time or place, collaborative learning and providing immediate feedbacks and assessment of learning, appears more achievable. Electronic medical education has become very popular in developed countries and is rapidly developing, since it has educational value and the tremendous broadening audience through educational programs. Considering the fact that currently, while the faculty members have to learn most of the new means of teaching, for most of their students, these new means of education such as computers and other associated applications are not really consider technology since they are not only completely familiar with but also very capable of utilizing them. Therefore, while faculties are trying to learn these new methods of transferring information, students’ expectations are getting higher each day, Hence it seems that educational technology mastery is an important neglected competency in faculties which mandates an especial training program for the universities’ upgrading and improvement.

  15. Students as Learning Designers in Innovation Education

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    Magnussen, Rikke; Sørensen, Birgitte Holm

    and testing new forms of technology-enhanced innovation education as part of the establishment of an EduTechLab at the school. Established in new facilities at the school, the lab contained learning technologies such as Nao robots, sensor kits, and 3D visualisation and printing facilities. The goal of...... students. Our results suggest that integrating learning technology into innovation education changes teacher roles and enhances the students’ role as co-designers of the learning environment and activities. We observed how the planned process and activities, initially defined and controlled by teachers...... processes was partly the fact that the teachers changed their approach after experiencing how well the students handled complex design processes involving new technology. This paper discusses how these changed roles are an integrated part of working with knowledge production processes in schools in an ever...

  16. Students as Learning Designers in Innovation Education

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    Magnussen, Rikke; SØrensen, Birgitte Holm

    2014-01-01

    This paper concerns examines criteria for developing technology enhanced innovation education and discusses how teacher and student relations changes in these learning spaces. To educate populations for Innovation, flexibility and creativity on all levels have become major focus points for most western countries (Drucker, 1993). The primary task of educators has thus been defined as preparing learners to participate creatively in the knowledge economies of Western countries (OECD, 2000). It has however been debated how innovative processes are integrated in school education and what elements are central for supporting learning of innovation competences in various subjects (Sawyer, 2006; Magnussen, 2011). The current paper reports from a case study of a school in Denmark where teachers and students aged 6 – 14 was involved in developing and testing new forms of teaching technology enhanced innovation as part of the establishment of a so-called EduTechLab on the school. The EduTechLab was established in new facilities on the school and contained learning technologies such as NAO robots, sensor kits and 3D visualization and printing facilities. The goal of the EduTech project was to establish a creative learning environment for students and teachers that would support innovative practice with new forms of learning technology. Part of this was to involve students in innovative design processes for students to experiment with their own design solutions to case problems. The project was organized as an interaction between workshops where teachers was introduced to learning technologies and innovation process tools, and interventions where goals and learning designs were tested in classes. The first phase of the project that was followed by the authors of this paper lasted half year and involved 15 teachers (Foreign languages, mathematics, physics, chemistry and mother tongue language) and 40, children. Video observations were conducted of workshops and interventions in classes and qualitative interviews were conducted with teachers and students. The results presented in the paper shows that integrating learning technology into innovation education changes teacher roles and enhance student’s roles as co-designers of the learning environment and activities. We observed how the planned process and activities initially defined and controlled by teachers gradually was changed during the process due to collaboration between students and teachers. The student design processes thus gradually changed from teacher directed to an open experimenting for where students co-defined processes, technologies and design goals. These processes were partly caused by teachers changed experiences of student’s ability to handle complex design processes involving new technology. It was also observed how less technical savvy teachers changed roles from an instructor role to co-developer due to the collaboration with students on solving technical difficulties with the learning technology. In the paper it is discussed how these changed roles is an integrated part of working with knowledge production processes in school in and ever changing landscape of new technologies and how co-designer roles can be integrated in innovation education.

  17. Teen Culture, Technology and Literacy Instruction: Urban Adolescent Students' Perspectives

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    Li, Jia; Snow, Catherine; White, Claire

    2015-01-01

    Modern teens have pervasively integrated new technologies into their lives, and technology has become an important component of teen popular culture. Educators have pointed out the promise of exploiting technology to enhance students' language and literacy skills and general academic success. However, there is no consensus on the effect of…

  18. 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…

  19. Health Educational Potentials of Technologies

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    Magnussen, Rikke; Aagaard-Hansen, Jens

    2012-01-01

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

  20. INVESTIGATING DISTANCE EDUCATION STUDENTS’ STUDY SKILLS

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    Cengiz POYRAZ

    2013-10-01

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

  1. A Study Of Student’s Attitude Towards Virtual Education In Pakistan

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    Hussain, Irshad

    2007-01-01

    Virtual education paradigm has been developing as a form of distance education to provide education across the boundaries of a nation and/or country. It imparts education through information and communication technologies. In Pakistan the Virtual University of Pakiastan imparts it. The main objective of the study was to evaluate the students’ attitudes towards virtual education in Pakistan. The data were collected from BCS final semester students of the virtual university through questionnair...

  2. A Roadmap for Education Technology

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    Woolf, Beverly Park

    2010-01-01

    This report describes the initial findings of several workshops convened in 2009 to consider the future of education and in particular the role of technology and computer science in education. Through a series of facilitated collaborative workshops, leaders in several disciplines engaged in conversations that cast computers in the role of facilitating education in the future and recommended a research agenda for federal funding.

  3. Technological Education or Labor Training?

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    Sasova, I. A.

    2011-01-01

    Recently, the need to turn away from technological education in general education schools and go back to labor training has been expressed, particularly by: (1) long-term teachers in the "Labor" (Trud) general education school who do not want to change their ways, go through retraining, and increase the amount of their work efforts in accordance…

  4. The Promise of Educational Technology.

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    Canter, Gary

    The paper examines the potential which various educational technologies hold for improving educational offerings of small, rural New York schools. Separate sections focus on computer use in education, a review of literature on computer-assisted instruction, interactive videodiscs (IVD), and the role of telecommunications in small/rural districts.…

  5. 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.

  6. Faculty Perceptions of Technology Distance Education Transactions:

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    Marthann Schulte

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available 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. Faculty who used technology in their distance education courses were targeted. Faculty perceptions on course context, students, interpersonal and procedural transactions, learning and teaching transactions, and assessment transactions were gathered. The qualitative analysis provided rich data to further inform distance education programs’ administrative, technological, and andragogical needs. Recommendations for future study, including a model for transactional hierarchy, were proffered.

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

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    Mohammed M. Abu Tair; Alaa M. El-Halees

    2012-01-01

    Educational data mining concerns with developing methods for discovering knowledge from data that come from educational domain. In this paper we used educational data mining to improve graduate students’ performance, and overcome the problem of low grades of graduate students. In our case study we try to extract useful knowledge from graduate students data collected from the college of Science and Technology – Khanyounis. The data include fifteen years period [1993-2007]. After preprocessing ...

  8. 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…

  9. Technology Education Professional Enhancement Project

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    Hughes, Thomas A., Jr.

    1996-01-01

    The two goals of this project are: the use of integrative field of aerospace technology to enhance the content and instruction delivered by math, science, and technology teachers through the development of a new publication entitled NASA Technology Today, and to develop a rationale and structure for the study of technology, which establishes the foundation for developing technology education standards and programs of the future.

  10. Technology for social work education

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    Tom Hopkins; David Colombi

    1996-01-01

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

  11. Integrating Technology in STEM Education

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    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.

  12. Using Internet Communication Technologies by Low-Income High School Students in Completing Educational Tasks inside and outside the School Setting

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    Baek, Eun-Ok; Freehling, Seth

    2007-01-01

    This qualitative research study examines the home use of Information and Communicative Technologies (ICT) by high school students living in economically disadvantaged households. The students' use of ICT was for the purpose of completing assigned and unassigned homework outside of the traditional high school setting. Student participants in the…

  13. 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…

  14. Engaging Students in the Ethics of Engineering and Technology

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    Keiko, Yasukawa

    This paper argues that education for engineers and technologists should focus on the ethics of technology and engineering, and not just ethics in technology and engineering projects. It argues that one's expression of their ethical position is linked closely to their identity formation, and is...... different to other "competencies" that are emphasised in engineering and technology education. Principles of sustainable development are proposed as a framework for engaging students in reflecting on their ethical positions and practices....

  15. The impact of new technologies on distance learning students

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    2008-01-01

    This is a European Commission Leonardo da Vinci Reference Material project on the impact of new technology on distance learning students. It is known that all the Ministries of Education of the 27 European Union countries pay millions of Euros annually in the provision of educational technology for their schools, colleges and universities. A review of the literature of the impact of technology, however, showed that the research in this field was unacceptably fragile. What research there was f...

  16. Career Education in Colleges of Technology (KOSEN)

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    Hasegawa, Jun

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

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

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    Olga Ivanova

    2014-06-01

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

  18. Motion sensor technologies in education

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper attempts to raise a discussion regarding motion sensor technologies, mainly seen as peripherals of contemporary video game consoles, by examining their exploitation within educational context. An overview of the existing literature is presented, while attempting to categorize the educational approaches which involve motion sensor technologies, in two parts. The first one concerns the education of people with special needs. The utilization of motion sensor technologies, incorporated by game consoles, in the education of such people is examined. The second one refers to various educational approaches in regular education, under which not so many research approaches, but many teaching ideas can be found. The aim of the paper is to serve as a reference point for every individual/group, willing to explore the Sensor-Based Games Based Learning (SBGBL research area, by providing a complete and structured literature review.

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

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    Wulff Sahlén, Elisabeth

    2011-01-01

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

  20. 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

    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 de 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.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 identifying 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.

  1. 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.

  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. 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…

  4. The adoption of technology in Higher/ Nursing Education

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    S M Meyer

    2001-01-01

    This is a review article on the adoption of technology in higher education. Higher education in general is looked at. Nursing Education is also higher education and therefore it will not be addressed separately, but mentioned in some instances. The article presents a look into how students and lecturers experience change, as well as barriers they perceive in the integration and adoption of technology. Some suggestions are made to the adoption process as well as the necessity for personnel dev...

  5. Study on the infusion of foundation technology in science education

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    Sun, Hai-Bin; Ting-ting LIU; Li, Xiu-Ying

    2009-01-01

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

  6. Redefining Technology Role in Education

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    Ali S. Al Musawi

    2011-01-01

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

  7. The adoption of technology in Higher/ Nursing Education

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    S M Meyer

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available This is a review article on the adoption of technology in higher education. Higher education in general is looked at. Nursing Education is also higher education and therefore it will not be addressed separately, but mentioned in some instances. The article presents a look into how students and lecturers experience change, as well as barriers they perceive in the integration and adoption of technology. Some suggestions are made to the adoption process as well as the necessity for personnel development in information technology. The role that Information Technology personnel play in the adoption and integration process of technology is also discussed.

  8. The Learner-Centered Paradigm of Education: Roles for Technology

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    Reigeluth, Charles M.

    2014-01-01

    The learner-centered paradigm of education requires very different roles for technology, as well as for teachers and students, compared with the teacher-centered paradigm. Rather than almost exclusively serving the teacher for teaching, technology primarily serves the student for learning. It does so through four major roles: (1) keeping records…

  9. 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…

  10. 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 sort, suc

  11. Using Technology to Reduce Attrition of Doctoral Students

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    Turner, Freda; Igein, Godwin

    2007-01-01

    Attrition of doctoral students at the rate of 50-60% of those who enter the program, suggests the need to examine alternative strategies within educational institutions in working with doctoral students. The purpose of this paper is to suggest how incorporating Internet technology might be one alternative in reducing attrition in doctoral…

  12. Student Affairs and Information Technology: Collaborating in the Cloud

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    Barbatis, Peter Reyes

    2014-01-01

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

  13. 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.

  14. "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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Electronic Health Records: Describing Technological Stressors of Nurse Educators.

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    Burke, Mary S; Ellis, D Michele

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to describe the technological stressors that nurse educators experienced when using electronic health records while teaching clinical courses. Survey results indicated that educators had mild to moderate technological stress when teaching the use of electronic health records to students in clinical nursing courses. PMID:26164324

  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. International Opportunities for Technology Educators.

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    Liedtke, Jane A.

    1994-01-01

    Provides information and strategies for increasing the international activity of teachers and administrators at all levels of technology education. Includes a directory of agencies that offer international teaching opportunities. (JOW)

  20. Emerging technologies in physics education

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    Krusberg, Zosia A. C.

    2007-01-01

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

  1. Teaching Bioethics to Medical Technology Students in Pakistan

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    Rubina Naqvi

    2009-01-01

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

  2. 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…

  3. Culture and cognition in information technology education

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    Holvikivi, Jaana

    2009-01-01

    There has been a substantial expansion in the provision of both undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered in English in Finland since the early nineties. It was not until a decade later that research into the results of this education and student experiences begun. The particular focus of the present study is on cognitive processes and learning strategies in multicultural groups of a Bachelor of Engineering programme in information technology in a polytechnic, and the subsequent develop...

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

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    Sezen Balcikanli, Gulfem

    2012-01-01

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

  5. 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.

  6. Integration of Education: Using Social Media Networks to Engage Students

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    Risa Blair

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Any educator today will tell you that the strategies used in the classroom have evolved and changed with the access everyone has to technology. In a world with constant changes and shifts because of immediate access to information, the way course content is delivered must evolve and adjust to the new ways students learn. Engagement of students in course content and reaching learning objectives are the key elements educators strive for in every course. Enter social media networks and the ability to leverage the user activity with these applications in education. Now, educators can provide content which engages students and meets learning objectives the way students want to learn. By reviewing social media networks: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Blogs, Twitter, and Evernote, educators can position themselves to be as technology-savvy as today's students.

  7. Technology: Higher Education's Magic Bullet.

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    Van Dusen, Gerald C.

    1998-01-01

    Attaining the goals that higher-education reformers target (making the academy more accessible, affordable, and effective) via technology is likely to require a significant overhaul of postsecondary institutions, including the use of time, resource allocation, roles of faculty/staff, and institutional mission. Closer examination of how technology…

  8. Information Technology and Educational Amnesia

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    Winner, Langdon

    2009-01-01

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

  9. Students’ information literacy in Slovenian higher education

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    Nataša Bre?ko

    2004-01-01

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

  10. Fidelity and Game-based Technology in Management Education

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    Edgard B. Cornacchione Jr.

    2012-01-01

    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 hig...

  11. 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.

  12. Developing an Educational Technology Group for Pre-Service Teachers

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    Wilson, Jay

    2012-01-01

    The College of Education Technology Group is a pilot program that supports teacher candidates in developing an understanding of the integration of technology. By engaging teacher candidates with local schools the program is enhancing technology-based learning in the classroom for high school students, especially those from First Nations and other…

  13. Study on the infusion of foundation technology in science education

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    Hai-bin SUN

    2009-06-01

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

  14. 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...

  15. From learning to e-learning: mining educational data. A novel, data-driven approach to evaluate individual differences in students’ interaction with learning technology

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    Vigentini, Lorenzo

    2010-01-01

    In recent years, learning technology has become a very important addition to the toolkit of instructors at any level of education and training. Not only offered as a substitute in distance education, but often complementing traditional delivery methods, e-learning is considered an important component of modern pedagogy. Particularly in the last decade, learning technology has seen a very rapid growth following the large-scale development and deployment of e-learning financed by...

  16. 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 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

  17. A Comparison of Undergraduate Faculty and Millennial Students regarding the Utilization of Weblog and Podcast Technology in a Teacher Education Department

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    Ennis, Leslie Sturdivant; Gambrell, Elizabeth Anne

    2010-01-01

    The main objective of the study was to compare the utilization of weblog and podcast technology by undergraduate university faculty and Millennial college students. The study was conducted to test the hypothesis, formed from existing literature, that there might be a difference in the utilization of weblog and podcast technology between faculty…

  18. 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

  19. Identifying Students with Gifts and Talents in Technology. Technology

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    Siegle, Del

    2004-01-01

    Technology expertise often occurs in two types of technology activities. One area of expertise is computer programming and another is expertise as a technology consumer using hardware and software. In addition to demonstrating prowess, some students tend to exhibit passion toward one or both of these activities. Students who excel in either could…

  20. Affordable Integrated Technology Projects Science Education towards New Horizons

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    Paoletti, Franco; Carlucci, Lisa Marie

    2009-03-01

    The new-era concept of education supports a type of instruction whereby technology directly acts as a conduit of change, fundamentally altering what is learned, how it is learned, and the role of the educator in the classroom. In our current world, the learning about technology itself has become a goal and a means to successful participation in today's society. Efficient integration of technology to enhance and support the educational process will: 1) provide educators with the resources and the freedom to actualize innovative educational programs; 2) allow educators to be successful in challenging each student to reach his/her highest potential to ultimately increase academic achievement. This study analyzes what technology integration into education means identifying the benefits and the challenges that educators need to meet in order to be successful in their efforts while providing examples of how to successfully implement effective programs under budgetary constraints.

  1. 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...

  2. Profile Changes for Two Students in a (Mathematics, Science and Technology Education) Preservice Teacher Education Program with Constructivist Views of Teaching and Learning.

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    Kwak, Youngsun; Beeth, Michael E.

    This study investigates changes in preservice teachers' profiles of educational constructivism as they participated in a science teacher education program and the implications of those beliefs the preservice teachers expected to have on their teaching. Educational constructivism is subdivided into the categories of individual, radical, and social,…

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

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    Bain, Alan; Weston, Mark E.

    2011-01-01

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

  4. 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...

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Proceedings of the International Conferences on Education Technologies (ICEduTech) and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE) (New Tapei City, Taiwan, December 10-12, 2014)

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    Kommers, Piet, Ed.; Issa, Tomayess, Ed.; Issa, Theodora, Ed.; Chang, Dian-Fu, Ed.; Isias, Pedro, Ed.

    2014-01-01

    These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conferences on Educational Technologies (ICEduTech 2014), and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE 2014). The International Conference on Educational Technologies (ICEduTech 2014) is the scientific conference addressing the real topics as seen by teachers, students, parents and…

  8. Educating Vietnamese American Students

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    Nguyen, Huong Tran

    2007-01-01

    Many English language learners (ELL) struggle to function in English-only classes and to compete with their native English-speaking peers, and tend not to fare well on high-stakes testing. One such example is the Vietnamese American students at City Middle School whose reading levels ranged from an alarming 1.5 to 4 (mid-year first grade to fourth…

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

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    Middleton, Howard

    2009-01-01

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

  10. Life Imitates Pokemon: The Virtues and Necessities of Technology-Based Peer Education in Today's Schools.

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    Bloomfield, David

    1999-01-01

    As the Pokemon game craze illustrates, the combination of peer education and technology makes for powerful educational experiences. Educators need to accept technology-based peer education as a help rather than a hindrance to improve educational outcomes for students. (SLD)

  11. Reflection Of Student Teacher On Technology Based Teaching

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    Rajendra Patil

    2013-01-01

    Practice teaching is core training programme in B Ed practicum component which is to build teaching competencies in student teachers. Quality education depends upon quality teaching. Practice teaching is integration of many skillsTechnology based teaching is an instructional strategy which involves use of technological means in teaching. In the age of knowledge explosion the use of technology in teaching learning process is inevitable. . The researcher has made attempt to find out the problem...

  12. Wilberforce Power Technology in Education Program

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

    1999-01-01

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

  13. Nursing students’ perspectives on clinical education

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    MOHAMMAD REZA HEIDARI; REZA NOROUZADEH

    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. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the nursing students’ perspectives on clinical education. 150 nursing students were select...

  14. Resisting the Tick Box: Reflexive Use of Educational Technologies in Developing Student Identities and Challenging Higher Education Constructions of Disability Based on Notions of Conformity and Consistency

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    Boyd, Vic

    2014-01-01

    For many students, impairments such as chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, epilepsy, or diabetes have the potential to vary in intensity, and thus impact, on participation in learning activities and on self-perception/identity. This article considers some of the factors that may be of influence on the ways in which students with…

  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. 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...

  17. Cognitive Technologies for Mathematics Education

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    Pea, Roy D.

    1987-01-01

    This chapter begins with a sociohistorical perspective on the roles played by cognitive technologies as reorganizers rather than amplifiers of mind. Informed by patterns of the past, perhaps we can better understand the transformational roles of advanced technologies in mathematical thinking and education. Computers are doing far more than making it easier or faster to do what we are already doing. The sociohistorical context may also illuminate promising directions for research and practice ...

  18. Student Volunteers as Birth Control Educators

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    Sanders, Raymond S.; And Others

    1978-01-01

    A one-year project on birth control education that used students as birth control educators was initiated to increase student awareness of the need for contraception. Support for this method of disseminating information was demonstrated. The project facilitated student use of the Gynecological Clinic of the Student Health Center. (Author)

  19. Management education for medical students.

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    Radkowsky, A K; Couch, J B

    1989-01-01

    There is little doubt that the economics, management, and delivery of health care in the United States are currently in an unprecedented state of flux. Prospective payment, cost containment, and corporatization of health care delivery are rapidly replacing retrospective fee-for-service reimbursement and unmanaged provider practice patterns. Though ultimately certain to affect significantly physicians now in training, these changes have been afforded little attention in the undergraduate medical curriculum. At Hahnemann University, this is no longer the case. "Management Education for Medical Students" is an elective, intensive, eight-week experience for senior medical students. Following a thorough orientation to the workings of organizations through which health care is delivered, medical students receive both didactic and project-oriented instruction in university hospital administration during the first four weeks. During the course's second half, students are offered specialized training in the part of medical management that links the clinical and the financial aspects of health care management. PMID:10313120

  20. Improving the Student’s Performance Using Educational Data Mining

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    K.Shanmuga Priya; A. V. SENTHIL KUMAR

    2013-01-01

    The main goal of educational data mining is to improve the student performance. The usage of data mining techniques which achieves the goal in an efficient manner. The discovery of knowledge that extract from the end semester [1] is one of the method for improving the quality of higher education. In the higher education, the analysis on enrolment of student’s performance in a particular course, the student talent, confidence, studies and ethic helps to get more knowledge. In this research,...

  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. Linking information technology in education

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    Humberto Jaime Pérez Gutierrez

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available It is attempted in this paper, show a clear and concise point involved the new technologies of computer science in education, and how these affect the preparation of teachers, overcoming the wide and deep stretch that separates computer specialists teachers of any subject, learners and the interaction between them.

  3. Mobile Technology and Liberal Education

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    Rossing, Jonathan P.

    2012-01-01

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

  4. 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.

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

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    Gülfem SEZEN BALCIKANLI

    2012-04-01

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

  6. Investigating First Year Education Students' Stress Level

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    Geng, Gretchen; Midford, Richard

    2015-01-01

    This paper investigated the stress levels of first-year education students who undertake teaching practicum and theory units during their first year of teacher education program. First, 139 first-year and 143 other years' education students completed the PSS-10 scale, which measures perceived level of stress. Then, 147 first-year education…

  7. Educational Technology and Mass Media--Notes.

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    Johari, A. Rajab; And Others

    1986-01-01

    Six individual articles describe the Indonesian distance education satellite system; technology's impact on education in China; computers in public education in Hungary; utilization of educational television in Niger, the Ivory Coast, and Senegal (written in French); the Japanese University of the Air; and educational technology in the Arab world.…

  8. Students’ Views of Distance Education Provision at One University

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    2005-10-01

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

  9. 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.

  10. Advanced Technology for Engineering Education

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    Noor, Ahmed K. (Compiler); Malone, John B. (Compiler)

    1998-01-01

    This document contains the proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Technology for Engineering Education, held at the Peninsula Graduate Engineering Center, Hampton, Virginia, February 24-25, 1998. The workshop was jointly sponsored by the University of Virginia's Center for Advanced Computational Technology and NASA. Workshop attendees came from NASA, other government agencies, industry and universities. The objectives of the workshop were to assess the status of advanced technologies for engineering education and to explore the possibility of forming a consortium of interested individuals/universities for curriculum reform and development using advanced technologies. The presentations covered novel delivery systems and several implementations of new technologies for engineering education. Certain materials and products are identified in this publication in order to specify adequately the materials and products that were investigated in the research effort. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement of products by NASA, nor does it imply that the materials and products are the only ones or the best ones available for this purpose. In many cases equivalent materials and products are available and would probably produce equivalent results.

  11. 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…

  12. Developmentally Appropriate Technology Use and Early Childhood Teacher Education

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    Rosen, Dina B.; Jaruszewicz, Candace

    2009-01-01

    Early childhood teacher education methods classes often emphasize the application of developmentally appropriate practices (DAP). In today's digital age, it is important for teacher educators and their students to think about how to extend DAP to technology use. In this article, two contrasting classroom scenarios are provided to illustrate…

  13. THE ROLE OF ONLINE EDUCATION PREFERENCES ON STUDENT’S ACHIEVEMENT

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    Meltem Huri BATURAY; YUKSELTURK, Erman

    2015-01-01

    Online education has expanded and is expected to continue growing rapidly in time along with technological innovations. It is obvious that there is a movement toward online learning which necessitates the need of more empirical evidence on effective learning and learners’ achievement. This study investigated effect of the variables: demographics (age, gender, being employed/unemployed, and computer efficacy); Internet self-efficacy; satisfaction (student-student, student-instructor, student-c...

  14. The Feasibility of Distance Education for Cyber-Savvy Students

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    Kaifi, Belal A.; Mujtaba, Bahaudin G.; Williams, Albert A.

    2009-01-01

    Based on the learner's needs and current technology status, this study provides a review on the feasibility of online education for modern students in a developed nation. This research provides an analysis of the survey responses of 203 undergraduate students by focusing on views, needs, and wants for offering online courses and programs.

  15. 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…

  16. Improving the Student’s Performance Using Educational Data Mining

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    K.Shanmuga Priya

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The main goal of educational data mining is to improve the student performance. The usage of data mining techniques which achieves the goal in an efficient manner. The discovery of knowledge that extract from the end semester [1] is one of the method for improving the quality of higher education. In the higher education, the analysis on enrolment of student’s performance in a particular course, the student talent, confidence, studies and ethic helps to get more knowledge. In this research, the data classification and decision tree [1] which helps to improve the student’s performance in a better way. But with the inclusion of extracurricular activities with the above data mining techniques makes quality of education in an easiest way. This type of approach gives high confidence to students in their studies. This method helps to identify the students who need special advising or counseling by the teacher which gives high quality of education.

  17. 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…

  18. General Education Students' Changing Perceptions of Students with Special Needs

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    Novak, Ashley D.; Bartelheim, Frederick J.

    2012-01-01

    Schools are becoming more inclusive and more students with special needs are accessing general education classrooms than ever. This action research study investigated general education students changing perceptions of students with special needs through the use of various interventions (e.g., classroom discussions, organized games, buddy reads,…

  19. Innovations in multidisciplinary education in healthcare and technology.

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    van Hoof, Joost; Zwerts-Verhelst, Elisabeth L M; Nieboer, Marianne E; Wouters, Eveline J M

    2015-06-01

    The growing importance of technology in health care calls for interdisciplinary study programmes in which students with various backgrounds work together in exploring and designing new solutions for real-life problems. The Centre of Healthcare and Technology of Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Fontys EGT), the Netherlands, is presented as an example of how new initiatives in the field of education at the crossroads of health care and technology can be shaped and implemented in practice. A case study illustrating one of the student projects is provided as an example of the approach to educational innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration. PMID:26021475

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

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    Gülfem SEZEN BALCIKANLI

    2012-01-01

    It was the aim of this study to investigate physical education undergraduate students’ views on the use of social networking, one of the most typical representations of Web 2.0 technologies. In order to do so, the researcher, who was the instructor of the class, entitled “Fair Play Education in Sport”, introduced Ning and its educational aspects to her students with a 50-minute presentation prior to the study. Following this, the students were encouraged to use this networking for 15 weeks in...

  1. Distance Education at Silesian University of Technology

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    Piotr Klosowski

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents Distance Learning Platform used by Silesian University of Technology. Distance Learning Platform is based on modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment, represents LMS (Learning Management Systems technology, a software package designed to help educators create quality online courses. Currently on Distance Learning Platform at Silesian University of Technology are available over 520 online courses created for students of twelve University's faculties. Number of Distance Learning Platform users exceeds 12000. Distance Learning Platform works as typically asynchronous e-learning service, but in the future more synchronous e-learning services will be added. Distance Learning Platform has great potential to create a successful elearning experience by providing a plethora of excellent tools that can be used to enhance conventional classroom instruction, in hybrid courses, or any distance learning arrangements.

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

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    Hairulliza M. Judi; Hazilah M. Amin; Nor A.M. Zin; Rodziah Latih

    2011-01-01

    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 f...

  3. Mining Educational Data to Analyze Students Performance

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    Brijesh Kumar Baradwaj; Saurabh Pal

    2011-01-01

    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...

  4. 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…

  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. Trajectories of Mathematics and Technology Education Pointing to Engineering Design

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    Daugherty, Jenny L.; Reese, George C.; Merrill, Chris

    2010-01-01

    A brief examination and comparison of mathematics and technology education provides the background for a discussion of integration. In particular, members of each field have responded to the increasing pressures to better prepare students for the technologically rich, globally competitive future. Approaches based within each discipline are varied…

  7. 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…

  8. Prospects sportization system of physical education students

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    Vasil’ Sutula; V’yacheslav Shuteev; Oleksiy Bulgakov; Larisa Lutsenko

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: to assess the status and prospects of development of sports-oriented direction in the system of physical education students. Material and Methods: the analysis of literature, which are developed the theoretical and practical aspects of the development of physical education students. Results: it is determined that the system of physical education students in groups of physical and sports education is the most common sports-oriented form of organization studies. It is noted that the tr...

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

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    Misty M. Kirby; Elizabeth O. Crawford

    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 peop...

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

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    Barbieri, Dave; Miller, Roger; Kellum, Mary

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

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

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    Joerschke, John D.; Eichhorn, Lane

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

  12. Technological Middle Level Education in Mexico

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    Silvia Cruz Prieto

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Technological middle level education in Mexico trains young people between 15 to 18 years old to continue higher studies or to enter the labor market. It serves about 807,433 students through its 755 campuses with an educational model that has a focus on developing competences. High School Educational Reform, in operation since 2008, has initiated some programs to serve students, with the aim of reducing dropout rates. It also has implemented innovative management and information systems. In 2013, an educational reform was begun with an orientation to working conditions, focusing on the evaluation of school administrators and teachers. Received: 25/09/2013 / Accepted: 03/10/2013How to reference this articleCruz Prieto, S., Egido, I. (2014. La Educación Tecnológica de Nivel Medio Superior en México. Foro de Educación, 12(16, pp. 99-121. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14516/fde.2014.012.016.004

  13. Thermal Screen Printing. 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…

  14. 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.

  15. 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…

  16. The Tribe of Educational Technologies

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    Abdulrahman Essa Al Lily

    2014-01-01

    This article looks into the claim that the international academic community of educational technologies seems to have functioned in a “tribal” way, having formed themselves around tribe-like patterns. It therefore addresses the research question: What are these claimed tribe-like practices that such a community exhibits? This question is answered qualitatively, examining empirically the habits of three Saudi Arabian Bedouin real tribes, followed by empirical comparison of these tribal habits ...

  17. Further education students and the internet : a case study

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    Knowles, Robert G

    2004-01-01

    This research is a case study of the way students at a Further Education College are making use of computer technology, in particular their use of the Internet, both at home and at college. The research used a multi-method approach that involved the collection of data by use of questionnaire and interviews. The questionnaire was completed by two hundred students drawn from a range of courses offered at the college. The students invited to complete the questionnaire represented both full time ...

  18. Thesaurus Dataset of Educational Technology in Chinese

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    Wu, Linjing; Liu, Qingtang; Zhao, Gang; Huang, Huan; Huang, Tao

    2015-01-01

    The thesaurus dataset of educational technology is a knowledge description of educational technology in Chinese. The aims of this thesaurus were to collect the subject terms in the domain of educational technology, facilitate the standardization of terminology and promote the communication between Chinese researchers and scholars from various…

  19. Attitudes of Teacher Education Students toward Teachers.

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    Miller, A. H.; And Others

    Cognitive dissonance theory implies that teacher education students will optimally internalize and most fully use pedagogical learnings compatible with their attitude systems. In order to determine the self-reported attitudes of teacher education students toward teachers, a pilot-study sample of graduate students reacted to four teacher-types…

  20. Supporting Student Autonomy in Physical Education

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    Perlman, Dana; Webster, Collin A.

    2011-01-01

    The lack of motivation among students is a common challenge in physical education. Studies drawing on the self-determination theory consistently show that perceived autonomy facilitates adaptive motivation in students, which can lead to a wide range of desired educational outcomes. However, instructional strategies designed to support student…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Technology: An Introduction to Using Spreadsheets to Increase the Sophistication of Student Projects

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    Siegle, Del

    2005-01-01

    Very young students can begin to use technology to organize and analyze their data in sophisticated ways. The National Center for Education Statistics (2005) reported that 67% of nursery school students and 80% of kindergarten students were using computers in 2003. By the early elementary grades, some of these students are ready to begin using…

  4. How Undergraduate Students Use Social Media Technologies to Support Group Project Work

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    McAliney, Peter J.

    2013-01-01

    Technology continues to evolve and become accessible to students in higher education. Concurrently, teamwork has become an important skill in academia and the workplace and students have adopted established technologies to support their learning in both individual and team project work. Given the emergence of social media technologies, I examined…

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

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    Gardner, Grant E.; Troelstrup, Angelique

    2015-10-01

    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.

  6. The Effective of Using 5 Simple Steps (QSCCS) Learning Activities on Facebook to Promote Self-Learning in the 21st Century in Technology Printing and Advertising Course for Undergraduate Students in Education Technology and Communications

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    Sittiwong, Tipparat; Wongnam, Thanet

    2015-01-01

    The objectives of this study were to: 1) study the result of implementing QSCCS with Facebook; 2) study students' opinions concerning the implementation of QSCCS with Facebook. The samples were 38 Technology and Communications undergraduates who attended Printing and Advertising Technology course in academic year of 2013. The information was…

  7. 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.

  8. Educational Interventions for Students with Autism

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    Mundy, Peter, Ed.; Mastergeorge, Ann, Ed.

    2012-01-01

    Educational Interventions for Students with Autism offers educators a vital resource for understanding and working with autistic students. Written by nationally acclaimed experts in the field and published in collaboration with the world-renowned UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, the book aims to deepen educators' appreciation of the challenges…

  9. STUDENT OPINIONS ON MANAGEMENT OF DISTANCE EDUCATION APPLICATIONS

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    Celal GULSEN

    2014-07-01

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

  10. Differences in Selection Criteria among Traditional Students, Adult Continuing Education Students and Graduate Students

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    Schimmel, Kurt; Eschenfelder, Mark; Clark, John; Marco, Gayle; Racic, Stanko

    2009-01-01

    This paper examines college selection cues and criteria differences among three important segments of students. These segments were traditional undergraduate students, adult continuing education students and graduate students. There were significant differences among the a-priori defined segments.

  11. 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 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

  12. Predicting Special Education Students' Success in Vocational Education Programs.

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    Valentine, Michael A.

    The study was designed to investigate selected variables of handicapped students who complete or drop out of vocational education programs by (1) describing the characteristics of handicapped students in vocational education programs and (2) analyzing variables which may contribute to discriminating between those students who complete all…

  13. Satellite education: The national technological university

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

  14. A Study Of Student’s Attitude Towards Virtual Education In Pakistan

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    Full Text Available Virtual education paradigm has been developing as a form of distance education to provide education across the boundaries of a nation and/or country. It imparts education through information and communication technologies. In Pakistan the Virtual University of Pakiastan imparts it. The main objective of the study was to evaluate the students’ attitudes towards virtual education in Pakistan. The data were collected from BCS final semester students of the virtual university through questionnaire. The study revealed that virtual education is an alternate to the formal system of education. It can cater large students’ body at all academic levels. It is flexible and convenient to the learners providing them exposure with emerging technologies. It integrates the nation extending the opportunities of higher education, uniform curricula, technology based instructional methodology and equal opportunities of higher education. However, students do face some problems as well. These include problems of password, computer vision syndrome (CVS, fingers’ joint pain, backache, dizziness & headache and electricity failure. From the findings of the study it can be projected that in future formal universities may be adopting the virtual mode in some way.

  15. Using Technology in Gifted and Talented Education Classrooms: The Teachers' Perspective

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    Zimlich, Susan L.

    2015-01-01

    Technology skills are assumed to be a necessity for college and career success, but technology is constantly evolving. Thus, development of students' technology skills is an on-going and persistent issue. Standards from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and the International Society for Technology in Education encourage educators to teach…

  16. 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

    2014-01-01

    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 ...

  17. 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…

  18. Student Engagement in South African Higher Education

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

    2012-01-01

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

  19. Innovations in multidisciplinary education in healthcare and technology

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    van Hoof, Joost; Zwerts-Verhelst, Elisabeth L.M.; Nieboer, Marianne E.; Eveline J. M. Wouters

    2015-01-01

    The growing importance of technology in health care calls for interdisciplinary study programmes in which students with various backgrounds work together in exploring and designing new solutions for real-life problems. The Centre of Healthcare and Technology of Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Fontys EGT), the Netherlands, is presented as an example of how new initiatives in the field of education at the crossroads of health care and technology can be shaped and implemented in practice....

  20. 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...

  1. A Delphi forecast of technology in education

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    Robinson, B. E.

    1973-01-01

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

  2. International entrepreneurship education: postgraduate business students experiences of entrepreneurship education

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    Rae, D.; Woodier-Harris, N.

    2012-01-01

    Objectives The study aims to enhance understanding of the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education in meeting the expectations and motivations of international postgraduate students participating in UK business & management education. Specifically, it explores within sample groups of learners: RQ1. What is the typical profile of the international students’ prior education and work experience? RQ2. What do students expect from studying an entrepreneurship PG course in the UK? ...

  3. Experiences of using mobile technologies and virtual fieldtrips in Physical Geography: implications for hydrology education

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    Kingston, D. G.; W. J. Eastwood; Jones, P. I.; Johnson, R; Marshall, S.; Hannah, D. M.

    2011-01-01

    Education in hydrology is changing rapidly due to diversification of students, emergent major scientific and practical challenges that our discipline must engage with, shifting pedagogic ideas and higher education environments, the need for students to develop new discipline specific and transferrable skills, and the advent of innovative technologies for learning and teaching. This paper focuses on new technologies in the context ...

  4. Model of Providing Assistive Technologies in Special Education Schools.

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    Lersilp, Suchitporn; Putthinoi, Supawadee; Chakpitak, Nopasit

    2015-01-01

    Most students diagnosed with disabilities in Thai special education schools received assistive technologies, but this did not guarantee the greatest benefits. The purpose of this study was to survey the provision, use and needs of assistive technologies, as well as the perspectives of key informants regarding a model of providing them in special education schools. The participants were selected by the purposive sampling method, and they comprised 120 students with visual, physical, hearing or intellectual disabilities from four special education schools in Chiang Mai, Thailand; and 24 key informants such as parents or caregivers, teachers, school principals and school therapists. The instruments consisted of an assistive technology checklist and a semi-structured interview. Results showed that a category of assistive technologies was provided for students with disabilities, with the highest being "services", followed by "media" and then "facilities". Furthermore, mostly students with physical disabilities were provided with assistive technologies, but those with visual disabilities needed it more. Finally, the model of providing assistive technologies was composed of 5 components: Collaboration; Holistic perspective; Independent management of schools; Learning systems and a production manual for users; and Development of an assistive technology center, driven by 3 major sources such as Government and Private organizations, and Schools. PMID:26234984

  5. E-Learning Education of Educational Technologies in Full-Time and Combined Studies

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    Ingrid Nagyová

    2010-01-01

    The article focuses on research in the area of Educational Technologies, mainly on thecomparison of ways, methods and processes of education in full-time and combined studies. Thework was undertaken in the Pedagogical Faculty, Ostrava University, Ostrava, Czech Republic.The fundamental presumptions and hypotheses that the work intended to verify concerned thepresupposed increase of efficiency of students’ learning, as well as opportunities to model thetransition of students in a relevant way ...

  6. Students' Awareness and Requirements of Mobile Learning Services in the Higher Education Environment

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    Naji S. Alzaza; Abdul R. Yaakub

    2011-01-01

    Problem statement: M-learning is considered as the next generation of e-learning using mobile technologies. Students? awareness of such technology is one of the most focuses for success adoption. This study aims to investigate students? awareness and requirements of mobile learning services among Malaysian students in the higher education environment. Approach: The study found that the higher education environment now has the necessary mobile technology infrastructure to utilize m-learning. R...

  7. USING OF INFORMATIVE AND COMMUNICATIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN MUSIC EDUCATION

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    2012-01-01

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

  8. Mining Educational Data to Analyze Students' Performance

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    Baradwaj, Brijesh Kumar

    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' performance and so on. The knowledge is hidden among the educational data set and it is extractable through data mining techniques. Present paper is designed to justify the capabilities of data mining techniques in context of higher education by offering a data mining model for higher education system in the university. In this research, the classification task is used to evaluate student's performance and as there are many approaches that are used for data classification, the decision tree method is used here. By this task we extract knowledge th...

  9. Educating Students for Practice: Educational Outcomes and Community Experience

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    Nemire, Ruth E.; Meyer, Susan M.

    2006-01-01

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

  10. Student Support in Distance Education in the 21st Century: Learning from Service Management.

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    Rumble, Greville

    2000-01-01

    Discussion of trends in student support in higher education focuses on support services in distance education. Topics include manufacturing organizations versus service organizations; types of student services to offer; learning from service management; application of new technology; social innovation; Bates' ACTIONS model applied to student…

  11. Editorial Caution: changing education, changing technology

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    Gabriel Jacobs

    1996-01-01

    The theme of ourvery successful ALT-C 95 was Changing Education, Changing Technology. The papers which made up the conference (a small selection of which are published in this special issue of ALT-f) would have reflected this theme even if it had not been chosen by the conference committee, since both educational thinking and educational technology are so patently in flux.

  12. Educational Technology: Effective Leadership and Current Initiatives

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    Courville, Keith

    2011-01-01

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

  13. A Contemporary Preservice Technology Education Program

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    Flanigan, Rod; Becker, Kurt; Stewardson, Gary

    2012-01-01

    In order to teach engineering education, today's engineering and technology education teachers must be equipped with lesson plans to teach engineering design, among other principles, to the 6th-12th grade levels. At Utah State University (USU), curriculum has been developed for preservice engineering and technology education teachers that…

  14. The Changing Nature of Educational Technology Programs

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    Spector, J. Michael

    2015-01-01

    The many changes in educational technologies have been well documented in both the professional and popular literature. What is less well documented is the changing nature of programs that prepare individuals for careers in the broad multi-disciplinary field of educational technology. This article is a first attempt to look at how educational…

  15. 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…

  16. 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.

  17. 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...

  18. Pathology of Using Information and Communication Technology among University Students

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    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the research was to study the pathology of using information and communication technology among university students. From among the statistical population of the research including all Mazandaran province university students, 345 were selected as the sample of the research using simple random sampling method. The research instruments were SMS addiction and social anxiety questionnaires.Both descriptive and inferential statistical methods were used to analyze the data. The results showed that the students were addicted to SMS and suffered from social anxiety. There was significant relationship between SMS addiction and social anxiety among students. Also, there was a significant difference in the rate of SMS addiction among the different educational groups of students.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. College Students' Attitude towards Computer Technology

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    Njagi, K. O.; Havice, W. L.

    2011-01-01

    Recent advances in the contemporary world, especially in the area of computer technology, have heralded the development and implementation of new and innovative teaching strategies and particularly with the Internet revolution. This study assessed students' attitude towards computer technology. Specifically, the study assessed differences in…

  2. Education Faculty Students' Views About Use of E-Books

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    Murat YALMAN

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Parallel to technological developments, numerous new tools are now available for people’s use. Societies adapt these tools to their professional lives by learning how to use them. In this way, they try to establish more comfortable working environments. Universities giving vocational education are supposed to teach these new technologies to their students to help them become successful in their future profession. Books that serve as the basic sources of information for education faculty students are increasingly being transformed into e-books parallel to these new technologies. In line with these developments, identifying students’ approaches and preferences regarding e-book could help determine the needs regarding this type of new technologies. In line with this purpose, the present study aimed at determining the views and preferences of preservice teachers regarding e-book as well as their levels of general knowledge about this technology. The participants of the study were 1179 students attending an education faculty (660 female, 519 male. In the study, qualitative and quantitative methods were used together. The results revealed that the students did not have sufficient knowledge about e-book and that they regarded any digital source on the Internet as e-book. Of all the participating preservice teachers, only 6% of them had sufficient knowledge about e-book.

  3. Supporting Student Autonomy in Physical Education

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    Perlman, Dana; Webster, Collin A.

    2011-01-01

    The lack of motivation among students is a common challenge in physical education. Studies drawing on the self-determination theory consistently show that perceived autonomy facilitates adaptive motivation in students, which can lead to a wide range of desired educational outcomes. However, instructional strategies designed to support student…

  4. 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…

  5. Pursuit of nuclear science and technology education

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    Rangacharyulu, C. [Dept. of Physics and Engineering Physics, Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada)], E-mail: chary.r@usask.ca

    2009-07-01

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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…

  8. Overconfidence of Vocational Education Students When Entering Higher Education

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    Bowden, Mark P.; Abhayawansa, Subhash; Bahtsevanoglou, John

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: There is evidence that students who attend Technical and Further Education (TAFE) prior to entering higher education underperform in their first year of study. The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of self-efficacy in understanding the performance of students who completed TAFE in the previous year in a first year subject of…

  9. Family Background of Beginning Education Students: Implications for Teacher Educators

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

    2013-01-01

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

  10. 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

  11. Teaching Using New Technologies and Students Resilience

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    Onofrei, Smaranda Gabriela

    2015-01-01

    Under the conditions of a digital age, new technologies undergo various interpretations, approaches and usages. Education reaches new dimensions at all its levels, by adopting new technologies in order to deeper support modern possibilities of learning that define the new generations: a high degree of digital capabilities, the capacity to…

  12. INTERACTIVE MEDIA PATH IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

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    Basavaraj S Mammani

    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...

  13. Using Communication Technology to Enhance Interprofessional Education Simulations.

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    Shrader, Sarah; Kostoff, Matthew; Shin, Tiffany; Heble, Annie; Kempin, Brian; Miller, Astyn; Patykiewicz, Nick

    2016-02-25

    Objective. To determine the impact of simulations using an alternative method of communication on students' satisfaction, attitudes, confidence, and performance related to interprofessional communication. Design. One hundred sixty-three pharmacy students participated in a required applications-based capstone course. Students were randomly assigned to one of three interprofessional education (IPE) simulations with other health professions students using communication methods such as telephone, e-mail, and video conferencing. Assessment. Pharmacy students completed a validated survey instrument, Attitude Toward Healthcare Teams Scale (ATHCTS) prior to and after course participation. Significant positive changes occurred for 5 out of 20 items. Written reflection papers and student satisfaction surveys completed after participation showed positive themes and satisfaction. Course instructors evaluated student performance using rubrics for formative feedback. Conclusion. Implementation of IPE simulations using various methods of communication technology is an effective way for pharmacy schools to incorporate IPE into their curriculum. PMID:26941439

  14. Introduction to the Special Issue on Using Technology in Mathematics and Science Education

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    Lisa Ann Donnelly; Michael Mikusa

    2010-01-01

    The articles in this special issue of the RCETJ on mathematics and science investigate the role of educational technology in promoting student learning in mathematics and science. Manuscripts selected for this special issue include studies in which K-12 students are being studied in the context of technology-rich environments, that look at the impact of the use of various technologies on student learning, and illustrate how combined efforts at technology-rich professional development affect t...

  15. 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...

  16. PRAISE: Christians Educators and the Difficult Student

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    Beth E. Ackerman

    2008-05-01

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

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Application of Virtual Reality Technology in Biology Education.

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    Shim, Kew-Cheol; Park, Jong-Seok; Kim, Hyun-Sup; Kim, Jae-Hyun; Park, Young-Chul; Ryu, Hai-Il

    2003-01-01

    Reports on the findings of a study designed to develop three-dimensional virtual reality technology (VRT) learning programs for middle school students and evaluate the program's educational value. Focuses on the topic of structure and function of the eye. Concludes that VRT simulations allow comfortable interaction with computers and increase the…

  20. From Innovation Clusters to Datapalooza: Accelerating Innovation in Educational Technology

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    Culatta, Richard

    2012-01-01

    Education in the United States is entering a very exciting moment. For the first time, all of the digital stars are aligning n such a way that the technology is available to design truly transformational learning experiences. The ubiquity of inexpensive and powerful mobile devices is creating the potential for all students to learn at any time and…

  1. 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

  2. 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…

  3. Educational Technology: Transitioning from Business Continuity to Mission Continuity

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    Mekdeci, Kelly Broyles

    2011-01-01

    United States schools and American Overseas (A/OS) schools depend upon educational technology (ET) to support business operations and student learning experiences. Schools rely upon administrative software, on-line course modules, information databases, digital communications systems, and many other ET processes. However, ET's fragility compared…

  4. Research Needs for Technology Education: A U.S. Perspective

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    Martin, Gene; Ritz, John

    2012-01-01

    This study was conducted for the purpose of identifying research needs for technology education by generating a rank-ordered list of research topics that the profession's members might wish to explore individually or in collaboration with colleagues and students. The researchers' goal was to provide a concise list of topics that could be used by…

  5. The Characteristics of a Model Technology Education Teacher

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    Kaufman, Andrew R.; Warner, Scott A.; Buechele, Jessica R.

    2011-01-01

    The things that make the quality of a teacher stand out can cover a wide range of characteristics, actions, words, and experiences. The mark left on a student by a teacher, for good or bad, is written in an ink that will last a lifetime. This article describes a study that identifies the characteristics of exceptional technology education…

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

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

  7. Mormon student religiosity and higher education

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    Marshall, Craig Lithgow

    1996-01-01

    This study examines the religiosity of Mormon college students in Britain and its relationship with higher education and their church. Past research has demonstrated a negative association between the level and length of education and religiosity. However, many American studies identify in Mormon students an exception to this general trend. The initial hypothesis to be tested is that British Mormons will show the same resistance to the secularizing influence of higher education as their Ameri...

  8. Education policy, student migration, and brain gain

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    Haupt, Alexander; Krieger, Tim; de 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...

  9. of students pedagogical skills to physical education

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    Galina Bezverkhnya; Mykola Mayevsky

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: to describe the motivation to physical education of pedagogical skills girls in the context of motivation to learn and motivation to succeed. Material and Methods: 90 second-year students of pedagogical specialties were researched (30 girls from pre-school education, philological and economic faculties) Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University. Results: described the motivation of students in physical education by the analysis of involvement of subject and the target set. Stud...

  10. 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…

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Siegle, Del

    2014-01-01

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Student's Mobile Information Prototype for the Higher Education Environment

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    Naji S. Alzaza

    2011-01-01

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

  16. PHOTON PBL: problem-based learning in photonics technology education

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    Massa, Nicholas; Audet, Richard; Donnelly, Judith; Hanes, Fenna; Kehrhahn, Marijke

    2007-06-01

    Problem-based learning (PBL) is an educational approach whereby students learn course content by actively and collaboratively solving real-world problems presented in a context similar to that in which the learning is to be applied. Research shows that PBL improves student learning and retention, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to skillfully apply knowledge to new situations - skills deemed critical to lifelong learning. Used extensively in medical education since the 1970's, and widely adopted in other fields including business, law, and education, PBL is emerging as an alternative to traditional lecture-based courses in engineering and technology education. In today's ever-changing global economy where photonics technicians are required to work productively in teams to solve complex problems across disciplines as well as cultures, PBL represents an exciting alternative to traditional lecture-based photonics education. In this paper we present the PHOTON PBL project, a National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education (NSF-ATE) project aimed at creating, in partnership with the photonics industry and university research labs from across the US, a comprehensive series of multimedia-based PBL instructional resource materials and offering faculty professional development in the use of PBL in photonics technology education. Quantitative and qualitative research will be conducted on the effectiveness of PBL in photonics technician education.

  17. 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,…

  18. Enhancing teaching and learning with technology through collaborative research with students

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    Turnock, Chris; Allin, Linda

    2010-01-01

    There is increasing awareness that technological developments should enhance student learning experience and compliment traditional teaching methodologies (McGugan and Peakcock, 2005). The recently published JISC inquiry into the implications of Web 2.0 technology for higher education (2009), highlighted how learners make effective use of Web 2.0 technology in social contexts. However, at present our knowledge of how university students and staff engage with and use technologies, including We...

  19. Methodology for Evaluating a Novel Education Technology: A Case Study of Handheld Video Games in Chile

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    Margolis, Jesse L.; Nussbaum, Miguel; Rodriguez, Patricio; Rosas, Ricardo

    2006-01-01

    Many school systems, in both the developed and developing world, are implementing educational technology to assist in student learning. However, there is no clear consensus on how to evaluate these new technologies. This paper proposes a comprehensive methodology for estimating the value of a new educational technology in three steps: benefit…

  20. 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.

  1. SYNERGETIC EFFECT OF APPLYING INFORMATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR TRAINING STUDENTS

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    ?. Meteshkin

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with possibilities of using the systematic and synergetic approach as a powerful tool to study the supercomplex of dynamically developing educational systems. The process of training students, using the informational technologies, is considered to identify the components of the synergistic effect. The proof of the possibility to use the synergistic approach while studying the train-ing processes is also given.

  2. THE USE OF CASE TECHNOLOGIES IN TEACHING STUDENTS

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    Yuliya M. Tsarapkina

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Аbstract. The aim of the article is to consider the possibilities of use of case technologies in educational process of the university; to prove the efficiency and perspectivity of the given method while training the future expertsprofessionalsMethods. Retrospective and abstract analyses of the scientific-theoretical and practical literature are used while describing the history of development of case-study technology and its didactic possibilities. Test materials are used as the measuring tool of dynamics of informative activity of students, changes of level of their knowledge and abilities in the process of skilled-experimental work.Results and scientific novelty. The way of formation of concept «case technology» is shown; examples of various approaches to understanding of the given method are given; author's experience of research of the given problem is described; stages of work with case technology are allocated. It is experimentally proved that case technologies not only help to fix subject knowledge, to find professional the competence, but also promote development of creative thinking, and form skills of behaviour in a group: abilities to operate in a team, to state and defend the point of view, to listen, to carry on dialogue, to ask questions, to operate with the knowledge, building logic schemes of the problem solution. Besides, during the training period using a case technology students study independent ways of knowledge acquisition which are necessary for the modern professional in constantly ever-changing economic and social realities.The case method reveals creative potential, learns to think and operate differently not only students, but also teachers. This method promotes democratisation of educational process, formation of teachers’ progressive thinking, raises motivation of pedagogical activity.Practical significance. The article provides conclusions and recommendations for the use of case technologies in the educational process at the university.

  3. Integrating Technology in Teaching Students with Special Learning Needs in the SPED Schools in Baguio City

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    Balmeo, Marilyn L.; Nimo, Erika Mae A.; Pagal, Aubrey M.; Puga, Stephanie C.; ArisDafQuiño; Sanwen, Jaleen L.

    2014-01-01

    Leading-edge creation and development of technologies including those for the children with special learning needs found common place in the educational system. Allowably, this study's focal point engages in the integration of technologies in the educational environments where students with special learning needs are housed. Respondents include 53…

  4. Academic versus Non-Academic Emerging Adult College Student Technology Use

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    Swanson, Joan Ann; Walker, Erica

    2015-01-01

    Emerging adult college students have developmental and educational needs which are unique to their phase of life. Emerging adults are also increasingly identified by their technology use and practices. Collegiate instructors will be better equipped for educating these individuals when armed with insights concerning emerging adults' technology…

  5. 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…

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

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    Anderson, Bodi; Horn, Robert

    2012-01-01

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

  7. 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…

  8. Educating Iowa's Limited English Proficient Students.

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    Iowa's guide to developing and implementing programs for the state's limited-English-proficient (LEP) school population addresses issues in developing policies, identifying student needs, and planning educational programs. The first chapter discusses the legal and educational rationale for providing equal education to the LEP population, outlining…

  9. Partnership for Environmental Technology Education: Tribal Colleges Initiative in Science and Environmental Education

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    1999-01-01

    The Tribal Colleges Initiatives in Science and Environmental Education (TCI) was developed in collaboration with the Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE). This program is focused on long-term, systematic change through assisting tribally-controlled colleges in improving science and technology infrastructure, faculty and curricula. The goals are to: develop new or enhance existing science and technology education programs within tribally-controlled colleges and affiliates with a focus on environmental education and technology; establish and maintain clearly defined and secure educational pathways for Native American students; produce more Native American environmental and advanced degree graduates who can contribute to meeting the environmental/natural resource management and economic development goals of Indian Nations; and enhance the general level of Native American scientific literacy through improved public access to information.

  10. Technology-Enhanced Learning Analytics System Design for Engineering Education

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    Kushal Abhyankar

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The field of technologically enhanced learning (TEL allows for the visualization of different patterns of user behaviors. These trends represent the usages of the technology based educational content. The visualization of this information leads to the formation of a comprehensive analytics system to process the metadata. The efforts to the formation of this learning analytics system were initiated with a comprehensive ethnographic research conducted over the engineering students of Wright State University to understand the pain points in studying engineering subjects. The focus of this research is primarily over the development, testing and evaluation of the educational content over small form factors devices in order to provide an interactive form of learning support to the engineering students. The usage data will be collected from the students with the help of the questionnaire designed to understand the affinity towards the technology. The data will be collected to understand the user attitude, ease of use, behavioral and social effects on the user as well as the user affinity towards the technology. The metadata presentation forms the learning analytics system, which will serve as the performance benchmark for the educators, technology developers, education administrators and stakeholders.

  11. Compulsory Secondary Education Students’ Interests towards Physical Education

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    Juan Antonio Moreno

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Compulsory Secondary Education student’s opinion on Physical Education is a matter of great interest for teachers; there are numerous variables that determine it. This research analyzed the influence of the interest shown by students towards the course caused by different aspects: students’ grade level, gender, importance given to the class, their physical-sports practice, the context in which the class is given and the teacher’s Physical Education degree. To this end, a Questionnaire for Analyzing Students' Opinions on Physical Education (for its acronym in Spanish CAPAEF was applied to a sample of 1,499 students in first and second grades of Compulsory Secondary Education, in the Murcia Region; the questionnaire was designed specifically for this research. As a result of this study, it was concluded that among the students who showed great interest for Physical Education, the objectives that stood out were related to health, education, competition and the curriculum of the courses of Physical Condition and Health as well as Games and Sports, but not Corporal Expression. These same students chose it as their favorite class, they did not accept reduction of hours, they considered the classes were useful, easy and motivating; they found a lot of support from the teacher, given that he had a good nature, was pleasant, comprehensive, cheerful and fair, besides of the fact that he was committed to the class.

  12. Creating Value for Teachers: Product Development at the Intersection of Education and Technology

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    Rainville, Brian

    2015-01-01

    Between 2011 and 2014, investment funding for education technology companies increased by an average of 40% per year (Catalano, 2015). With an expanding footprint and funding stream, education technology companies have access to more students, teachers, and resources than ever before. As a result, they have an unprecedented opportunity to impact education in the United States. In my Ed.L.D. residency, I served as Educator Engagement Director at Panorama Education, a mission-driven for-prof...

  13. Students education and training for Slovak NPP

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

  14. Technology and Technique: An Educational Perspective

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    Isman, Aytekin

    2012-01-01

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

  15. Perspectives on Technology in Special Education.

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    Blackhurst, A. Edward

    1997-01-01

    A special educator reviews his experiences with technology and offers his perspectives on the technology continuum (high-tech, medium-tech, low-tech, and no-tech); types of technology (teaching, medical, instructional, and assistive); a functional model of technology; federal initiatives; and the Council for Exceptional Children's role in…

  16. Adopting Educational Technology: Implications for Designing Interventions.

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    Bowman, Joseph, Jr.; Newman, Dianna L.; Masterson, JoAnn

    2001-01-01

    This in-depth case study tracks the development of an urban school district's adoption of an educational technology plan over the course of a three-year time span. Highlights include technology planning, professional development training, technology supported curriculum development, technology implementation, and a cyclical model of intervention.…

  17. Improving student retention in computer engineering technology

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    Pierozinski, Russell Ivan

    The purpose of this research project was to improve student retention in the Computer Engineering Technology program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology by reducing the number of dropouts and increasing the graduation rate. This action research project utilized a mixed methods approach of a survey and face-to-face interviews. The participants were male and female, with a large majority ranging from 18 to 21 years of age. The research found that participants recognized their skills and capability, but their capacity to remain in the program was dependent on understanding and meeting the demanding pace and rigour of the program. The participants recognized that curriculum delivery along with instructor-student interaction had an impact on student retention. To be successful in the program, students required support in four domains: academic, learning management, career, and social.

  18. 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.

  19. Nursing students’ perspectives on clinical education

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    MOHAMMAD REZA HEIDARI

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available 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. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the nursing students’ perspectives on clinical education. 150 nursing students were selected randomly from nursing and midwifery schools (Tehran. Data collection instrument was a researcher made questionnaire consisting of five domains: objective and curricula, instructor, feedback to student in clinical field, clinical environment, supervision and evaluation. Mean and standard deviation were calculated for each item, using SPSS, ver. 14. Chi-square test was used to compare the nursing students’ perspectives on clinical education based on age, sex and the work experience. The significance level was considered 0.05. Results: Mean age of the students was 21.58±26.97 students (66% were male. 44 students (30.1% had work experience (3.58±6.48 month. Male and female students had different perceptions in domains of clinical education (p<0.05. Nursing student had different perceptions as to objectives and curricula (p=0.039, how to deal with students in the clinical environment (p=0.032, supervision, and evaluation (p<0.001 with respect to their work experience duration. The most positive responses were in clinical instructor (81.5% and the most negative ones were the clinical environment (33.66%, respectively. Conclusion: Providing an optimal clinical environment and improving the supervision and evaluation of student practice should prioritized in schools of nursing and midwifery.

  20. 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 ...