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Information technologies in physical education of students.  

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

Ivchatova T.V.

2011-05-01

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Taking Part in Technology Education: Elements in Students' Motivation  

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

Autio, Ossi; Hietanoro, Jenni; Ruismaki, Heikki

2011-01-01

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Changing Technology = Empowering Students through Media Literacy Education  

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

De Abreu, Belinha

2010-01-01

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

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This study compared two approaches for teaching sixth-grade middle school students to solve math problems in math, technology education, and special education classrooms. A total of 17 students with disabilities and 76 students without disabilities were taught using either enhanced anchored instruction (EAI) or text-based instruction coupled with…

Bottge, Brian A.; Heinrichs, Mary; Mehta, Zara Dee; Rueda, Enrique; Hung, Ya-Hui; Danneker, Jeanne

2004-01-01

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Student Workers in Educational Technology Support  

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

Meier, Christoph; Moser, Franziska Zellweger

2007-01-01

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Student-driven innovation in technology enhanced education  

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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 â?? 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 studentâ??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 studentâ??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.

Magnussen, Rikke; Sørensen, Birgitte Holm

2014-01-01

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Dimensions of flexibility - Students, communication technology and distributed education  

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Full Text Available 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 students in distributed education and their study situation. In doing so, I hope to create a platform for further research and development in the field of distributed education.

Stĺle Angen Rye

2008-01-01

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Technology: Graduate Student 2.0--Distance Education  

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This column is typically devoted to discussion of the different ways in which public service librarians use technology. But for this, the special graduate student issue and her inaugural issue as the technology columnist, Breakstone is flipping things around. Public service librarians can best help their graduate student patrons by understanding…

Breakstone, Elizabeth

2007-01-01

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

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

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2010-01-01

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Impact of Information Technologies on Faculty and Students in Distance Education.  

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A survey of distance education technologies received responses from 81 business faculty and 153 students, who indicated that e-mail, Internet lectures/assignments, and discussion groups were most frequently used. There were few differences between teachers and students. A technology's frequent usage and positive impact on productivity did not…

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

2003-01-01

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Math Attitudes of Computer Education and Instructional Technology Students  

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

Tekerek, Mehmet; Yeniterzi, Betul; Ercan, Orhan

2011-01-01

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

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

P?nar KASAPO?LU-AKYOL

2010-10-01

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

2010-01-01

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Using the remote educational technologies in training students for psychology teaching  

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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.

Aigerim Seitbattalova

2009-10-01

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

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

Ahmet MAH?RO?LU

2013-04-01

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

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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 te...

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

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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...

Olla, Venus

2013-01-01

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

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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.

Ilnitskaya A.S.

2014-01-01

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

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Full Text Available 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 form and a 31-item Likert questionnaire to 475 senior students of the Faculty of Education. Findings revealed that what were reported by instructors in the previous study seem somewhat different from what is being reported by their students in the current study. More specifically, students found their instructors and the infrastructure of the faculty quite inadequate in terms of the integration of information and communication technologies (ICT within classroom settings. Implications and suggestions regarding the integration process are provided.

Yavuz AKBULUT

2009-01-01

 
 
 
 
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The Technological Knowledge Used by Technology Education Students in Capability Tasks  

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

Rauscher, Willem

2011-01-01

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Collaborative writing with web 2.0 technologies:education students' perceptions  

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Executive Summary Web 2.0 technologies are becoming popular in teaching and learning environments. Among them several online collaborative writing tools, like wikis and blogs, have been integrated into educational settings. Research has been carried out on a wide range of subjects related to wikis, while other, comparable tools like Google Docs and EtherPad remain largely unexplored in the literature. This work presents a case study investigating education students' perceptions of collaborati...

2011-01-01

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

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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…

Aviles, Maria; Eastman, Jacqueline K.

2012-01-01

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

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

Kron Frederick W

2010-06-01

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

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

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

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

Katsioloudis, Petros; Fantz, Todd D.

2012-01-01

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

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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 th...

Noraishiyah Abdullah

2013-01-01

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

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

Aghayere, Abi

2009-08-27

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

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

Alan Cheung

2013-03-01

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

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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

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

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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.

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

2004-02-01

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

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

Gruzhevsky V.A.

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A Comparison of Selected Personal and Educational Characteristics of Electronics Technicians and of Students in Electronics Technology Programs in Wisconsin.  

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The objective of the study was to compare selected personal characteristics of electronics technology students in Wisconsin Schools of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education with characteristics of practicing electronics technicians in industry. Data were gathered from 124 technicians, 178 post-secondary school students, and 28 school…

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

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

Geonetta, Sam C.

2011-07-19

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Transforming Education: Enabling Learning for All Arizona Students. The Arizona Long-Range Strategic Educational Technology Plan  

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The purpose of The Arizona Long-Range Strategic Educational Technology Plan is to map the future of the "education support systems" necessary for Arizona's children to succeed in today's world. The plan details goals and strategies for policy makers, the State Board of Education, the State Department of Education, Institutions of Higher Education,…

Johnson, Christopher G.

2009-01-01

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Technology and Educational Change.  

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Examines technology's role in restructuring educational processes, highlighting two approaches to computer-assisted education. The Integrated Learning System aims to transmit knowledge using drills and practice. Tool-based systems focus on students actively developing individual conceptual and cognitive approaches to learning; they should aid…

Stoddart, Trish; Niederhauser, Dale

1993-01-01

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

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

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

2013-12-01

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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.

Yavuz Akbulut

2007-06-01

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Education and Educational Technology  

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

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Centre for Educational Technology  

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

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STUDY OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS PERSONALITY IN PRE-PROFILE TRAINING EDUCATIONAL PROCESS USING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ??????????? ??????????? ????? ? ???????????? ?????????? ? ???????????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ????????????? ??????? ????????????-?????????????? ?????????? ???????? ? ?????????-????????? ???????  

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Full Text Available The article deals with the study of students personality while pre-profile training educational process in secondary schools using information and communication technology. Application of psycho-pedagogical diagnosis in the final period of pre-profile training is performed, taking into account the syllogism of the individuality and specialized education in secondary schools, the definition of training motivation, creative and intellectual abilities, certain innate personality traits, motivation-emotional, practical, information compounds of pre-profile classes students individuality.? ?????? ????????????? ??????????? ??????????? ??????????? ????? ? ?????? ???????????? ?????????? ? ???????????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ????????????? ??????? ????????????-?????????????? ?????????? ???????? ? ?????????-????????? ???????. ???????????? ? ??????????? ?????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????? ?????????-????????????? ??????????????, ????????????, ? ??????????? ????????? ???????????????? ?? ???????????? ???????? ? ?????? ????????????????? ?????, ?????????? ????????? ????????, ??????? ?? ??????????????? ??????????, ????????????? ?????? ???????????? ??????? ?? ???????????-????????-?????????, ?????????? ? ????????????? ????????? ??????????? ????? ???????????? ??????.

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Promoting student led education  

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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...

Kotecha, Meena

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Explaining student success in engineering education in Delft University of Technology: a synthesis of literature:  

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Student success is among the most widely researched areas in tertiary education. The generalizability of research in this field is problematic due to cultural and structural differences between countries, institutions and programmes where research is done. Engineering education in the Netherlands has not been studied in depth so far. In this paper outcomes of studies done outside and inside engineering and outside and inside the Netherlands are discussed to understand the complexity of retent...

Den Bogaard, M. E. D.

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

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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…

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

2012-01-01

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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Helping Education Students Understand Learning through Designing  

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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…

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

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

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

Natalya Churlyaeva, Sergey Kukushkin

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

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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.

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TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN MANAGEMENT EDUCATION  

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

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

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This report describes the progress of a project to encourage students and professionals to participate in math, science, and technology education at the elementary and middle grades. The topics of the report include developing a model laboratory/classroom...

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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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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 f...

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Technology Education and the Arts  

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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…

Roman, Harry T.

2009-01-01

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

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

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Simulated Classrooms and Artificial Students: The Potential Effects of New Technologies on Teacher Education.  

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Describes and discusses how simulation activities can be used in teacher education to augment the traditional field-experience approach, focusing on artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and intelligent tutoring systems. Includes an overview of simulation as a teaching and learning strategy and specific examples of high-technology simulations…

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

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

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

2012-12-01

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Educational technology in medical education.  

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This article aims to review the past practices of educational technology and envision future directions for medical education. The discussion starts with a historical review of definitions and perspectives of educational technology, in which the authors propose that educators adopt a broader process-oriented understanding of educational technology. Future directions of e-learning, simulation, and health information technology are discussed based on a systems view of the technological process. As new technologies continue to arise, this process-oriented understanding and outcome-based expectations of educational technology should be embraced. With this view, educational technology should be valued in terms of how well the technological process informs and facilitates learning, and the acquisition and maintenance of clinical expertise. PMID:24246105

Han, Heeyoung; Resch, David S; Kovach, Regina A

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

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

Beatrice K. AGYEMANG

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Tech Trek: Technologies for special needs students  

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You might wonder why today's science teachers need to keep current with the latest technologies available for special education students. When you consider that more than 50 million Americans are identified as having a disability, classroom technology applications for special education students is crucial (Sharp 2002). Especially for those that would generally not be able to participate in scientific activities without the use of the latest technologies. This article describes computer-assisted instruction and assistive technologies that are available for students with disabilities. It also includes an assistive technology glossary.

Christmann, Edwin P.; Christmann, Roxanne R.

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

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

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Trends in educational technologies  

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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.

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Implementing Educational Technology in Higher Education:  

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

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

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

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

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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 d...

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Nuclear Technology Education Consortium  

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

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The Potential of Wiki Technology as an E-Learning Tool in Science and Education; Perspectives of Undergraduate Students in Al-Baha University, Saudi Arabia  

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This paper examines the potential of wiki technology as an e-learning tool in Al-Baha University, Saudi Arabia with a random sample in two colleges: science and education. 24 male students participated in this survey. The data is collected through interviewer-administered questionnaires with 16 questions divided into four axes. The data is…

Alzahrani, Ibraheem; Woollard, John

2012-01-01

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Disruptive technologies in higher education  

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

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2012-08-01

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

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

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

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

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2009-06-01

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A Gendered World: Students and Instructional Technologies  

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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...

Rajagopal, Indhu; Bojin, Nis

2003-01-01

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Education Technology Success Stories  

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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…

West, Darrell M.; Bleiberg, Joshua

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Educational Technology in Europe  

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

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Distance Education in Technological Age  

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

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[Innovations in education for the digital student].  

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

Koopman, P; Vervoorn, J M

2012-06-01

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

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

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

2006-01-01

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

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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,…

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

2012-01-01

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Educational Technology in Japan.  

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This overview of the current state of educational technology in Japan includes discussions of professional associations; academic and popular journals; diffusion of media and the budget in elementary and secondary schools; recent trends in government policies; educational technology research; a literature review; and suggestions of future trends.…

Sakamoto, Takashi

1987-01-01

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Using Multiple Technologies to Teach Nursing Students about Adoption  

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

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

2013-01-01

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

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

Alexopoulos, Angelos; Lynn, Theo

2010-01-01

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Tips for K-12 Educators for Helping Students Communicate and Create Using Visual Motion Media, Photography, and Technology  

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This paper describes a particular lesson plan--the "Illustrating Project"--that has been successful for many classroom educators. The Illustrating Project calls for students, individually or in project groups, to illustrate some element of the curriculum via the media selected by the teacher. The selected media might be PowerPoint or some other…

TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2009

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Instructional Technology in Higher Education Teaching.  

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This paper presents potential types of instructional technology for use in higher education, focusing on the need for kinesiologists to prepare students for the important role of technology in lifelong learning. The paper highlights computer assisted teaching and learning, the World Wide Web, and desktop video conferencing for distance education.…

Goggin, Noreen L.; Finkenberg, Mel E.; Morrow, James R., Jr.

1997-01-01

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The Three "Faces" of Technology Education  

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There are three "faces" of Technology Education. What is meant by this? It means that more emphasis should be given to the students who take industrial technology education (ITE) classes at the high school level with less emphasis given to standards, objectives, or outcomes developed by national organizations. Viewed in this light, three different…

Renfrow, Duane A.

2011-01-01

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Worlds in Collision: Copyright, Technology, and Education  

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

Marshall, Stephen

2008-01-01

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Photobioreactor: Biotechnology for the Technology Education Classroom.  

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

Dunham, Trey; Wells, John; White, Karissa

2002-01-01

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Florence's Candle: educating the millennial nursing student.  

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Florence Nightingale's Candle serves as a symbol of the nursing profession. It is utilized in different venues, including nursing education. The Millenial students in today's higher education setting, particularly in nursing, would benefit from applying its symbolism in the classroom and in their nursing careers. The concepts of technology, discovery, and coming together as a nation are discussed as they relate to nursing education and to Florence's candle of caring. PMID:21806625

Bonaduce, Judith; Quigley, Beth

2011-01-01

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Nursing students assess nursing education.  

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This study assessed the characteristics of nursing students currently enrolled in nursing education programs, how students finance their nursing education, their plans for clinical practice and graduate education, and the rewards and difficulties of being a nursing student. Data are from a survey administered to a national sample of 496 nursing students. The students relied on financial aid and personal savings and earnings to finance their education. Parents, institutional scholarships, and government loans are also important sources, but less than 15% of the students took out bank loans. Nearly one quarter of the students, particularly younger and minority students, plan to enroll in graduate school immediately after graduation and most want to become advanced nursing practitioners. Most of the nursing students (88%) are satisfied with their nursing education and nearly all (95%) provided written answers to two open-ended questions. Comments collapsed into three major categories reflecting the rewards (helping others, status, and job security) and three categories reflecting the difficulties (problems with balancing demands, quality of nursing education, and the admissions process) of being a nursing student. Implications for public policymaking center on expanding the capacity of nursing education programs, whereas schools themselves should focus on addressing the financial needs of students, helping them strike a balance among their school, work, and personal/family responsibilities and modifying certain aspects of the curriculum. PMID:16021558

Norman, Linda; Buerhaus, Peter I; Donelan, Karen; McCloskey, Barbara; Dittus, Robert

2005-01-01

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Alaska State Educational Technology Plan  

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The Alaska Department of Educational and Early Development (EED) has developed this five-year educational technology plan based on the recommendations of a taskforce representing education stakeholders throughout the state and has submitted this report to the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. A state technology

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, 2005

2005-01-01

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Technology Education Teacher Supply and Demand--A Critical Situation  

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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…

Moye, Johnny J.

2009-01-01

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

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This work is part of a research of the academic Masters in Science in Education. It seeks to present the results of the survey conducted among students of the technology course in industrial automation at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Săo Paulo at the Campus Cubatăo (IFSP Campus Cubatăo). 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.

Moraes, A. C.

2014-02-01

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Student Success in Higher Education  

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Often, campus policies and public debate on student success has been too heavily focused on standardization of curriculum and assessment and on an unacceptably flawed graduation rate formula. The report, "Student Success in Higher Education," brings the voice of front-line faculty and staff into student success policymaking to ensure that ideas…

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2011-01-01

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

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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.

Çi?dem ALDAN KARADEM?R

2009-04-01

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Radicalization of Urban Education via Improved Educational Technology Systems.  

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Referes to radical overhaul of organizational structures, processes, and products of the key contributing participants in the urban school setting, and applying recently developed educational technology throughout the system. Urban educators must be made to use every device, design, and system available to make the student's day profitable.…

McBrayer, John

1978-01-01

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

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

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Implementing Educational Technology in Higher Education: A Strategic Approach  

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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…

Roberts, Cynthia

2008-01-01

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Gaming in Technology Education  

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

Clark, Aaron C.; Ernst, Jeremy V.

2009-01-01

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On School Educational Technology Leadership  

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

Davies, Patricia M.

2010-01-01

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Technology Education and Societal Change.  

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Citizens in a democracy should understand the relationship of technological development to societal change. The rationale for universal technological education stems from the ideals of cultural education, the responsibilities of democratic life, and the need for economic security. Technology education furthers understanding of our technological

Gilberti, Anthony F.

1994-01-01

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Educational Technology in Crisis  

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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…

Fainholc, Beatriz

2008-01-01

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Advanced Information Technology in Education  

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

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Creating Standards-Based Technology Education Facilities  

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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)"…

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

2008-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Educational Technology for Effective Distance Teacher Education.  

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Explains the concepts of distance education and educational technology and describes the major objectives of teacher education. Discusses the teacher education programs of Indira Gandhi National Open University (India) and describes print materials, audio-video programs, assignments, project work, academic counseling, the extended contact…

Dash, N. K.; Menon, M. B.

1997-01-01

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Brain Research and Technology Education.  

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Today's brain research is unveiling new information that supports and advocates for the methodologies and practices seen in technology education laboratories. Technology educators must keep current in order to apply this information in teaching. (JOW)

Baylor, Steven C.

2000-01-01

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

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

Sahin KESICI

2008-01-01

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Culturelogical senses of activity in anthropic technologies of higher education  

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

Dmitriev S.V.

2010-04-01

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Career Educational Program at Anan College of Technology  

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

Okumoto, Yoshihiro

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Changing Epistemological Beliefs in Pre-Service Teacher Education Students.  

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Evaluated a teaching program designed to foster reflection on and development of more sophisticated epistemological beliefs among pre-service graduate teacher education students at Queensland University of Technology. Students reflected in journals on the content of an educational psychology unit in relation to their epistemological beliefs.…

Brownlee, Joanne; Purdie, Nola; Boulton-Lewis, Gillian

2001-01-01

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Automotive Technology Student Learning Styles and Their Implications for Faculty  

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

Threeton, Mark D.; Walter, Richard A.

2009-01-01

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Motivation of engineering students in higher education  

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

Nick Savage

2011-11-01

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

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

Eunice Ivala

2013-10-01

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Distance Education at Silesian University of Technology  

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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 ...

Piotr Klosowski

2008-01-01

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Improving Educational Outcomes by Providing Educational Services through Mobile Technology  

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

Hosam Farouk El-Sofany

2013-01-01

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Students’ information literacy in Slovenian higher education  

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

Nataša Bre?ko

2004-01-01

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Humanization of students' education development in modern high school.  

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Full Text Available Directions of fundamental preparation, self-education and self-perfection of intellectual and physical possibilities of student are considered. Reasons of athletic activity of students are presented. It is marked that humanizing of education is the obligatory condition of pedagogical technologies of education and education of modern youth. Recommended as psychological pedagogical principle of organization of educational process to utillize the personality oriented approach. It becomes firmly established that physical education has considerable potential possibilities of pedagogical influence on development and becoming of personality in accordance with the high norms of humanism moral.

Kogevnikova L.K.

2012-02-01

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

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

Samira Shah

2012-07-01

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Bioprocess-Engineering Education with Web Technology  

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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...

Sessink, O.

2006-01-01

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Education Quality Enhancement via Multimedia Technology  

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

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

2012-01-01

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Special Education Student Teaching Practices  

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

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

2005-01-01

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Disruptive Technologies in Higher Education  

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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…

Flavin, Michael

2012-01-01

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Teaching by Example: Integrating Technology into Social Studies Education Courses  

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This article primarily focuses on how one social studies teacher education faculty member incorporated technology into a series of social studies education courses. The integration involved both a technology-related project for students to complete and the modeling of technology use to facilitate learning. The article describes the project and the…

Crowe, Alicia R.

2004-01-01

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

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

Pursell, David P.

2009-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Education Quality Enhancement via Multimedia Technology  

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

M. Z. Mohd Zin

2012-09-01

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Educational Technology Media Method in Teaching and Learning Progress  

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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 learnin...

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

2012-01-01

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Nutrition Students Enhance School Health Education  

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

Cotugna, Nancy; Vickery, Connie E.

2005-01-01

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Emerging technologies in physics education  

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

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2007-01-01

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Teachers’ views regarding assessment in technology education  

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

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Information Technologies supporting students’ mobility  

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

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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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Full Text Available SciELO Cuba | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish Se realizó un estudio analítico, longitudinal y prospectivo con intervención grupal a estudiantes de segundo y tercer ańo 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 ańo, 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.

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

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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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Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio analítico, longitudinal y prospectivo con intervención grupal a estudiantes de segundo y tercer ańo 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 ańo, 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.

Katia Díaz Valdés

2012-02-01

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Technology-Mediated Supervision of Undergraduate Students' Dissertations  

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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

Jaldemark, Jimmy; Lindberg, J. Ola

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

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

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

2011-01-01

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Technology Education Lesson Plans  

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

Cunningham, Christine M.

2010-10-07

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

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

Wulff Sahle?n, Elisabeth

2011-01-01

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Safety Design Briefs. Technology Learning Activity. Teacher Edition. Technology Education Series.  

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This packet of learning activities covers laboratory safety, hazard alert messages, and various shop tools for students in grades 6-10. It contains a technology education overview, information on using the instructor's and student's sections, information on measuring student performance gains, and the instructor's and student's sections. The…

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Students’ Views of Distance Education Provision at One University  

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

Nalan YILMAZ

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Teacher Education Redesign: Competencies in Educational Technology.  

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This brief description of the development of competency-based teacher education (CBTE) programs at the University of Toledo emphasizes the analysis of the kinds of competencies in educational technology most needed by preservice teachers and the interdisciplinary nature of the analysis. The two appendices which form the major part of the paper…

Bernhard, Keith E.

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

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Class attendance of a didactic lecture consists one of the most important factors, which has impact on students" performance at university. The attendance of the lecture, mainly at the education of professionals of health, is a matter of great importance. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of class attendance upon the final examination result of students in Nursing HTEI of Athens. Method and material: ?he sample of the study consisted of 204 student nurses who were e...

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

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

Gülfem SEZEN BALCIKANLI

2012-04-01

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Emerging Technologies in Physics Education  

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

Krusberg, Zosia A. C.

2007-01-01

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Health Educational Potentials of Technologies.  

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

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Planning and Financing Education Technology.  

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This report summarizes one of a series of workshops organized by RAND's Critical Technologies Institute (CTI), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, to take advantage of the experience and insights of those already implementing new technologies in schools. The workshop consisted chiefly of dialogues with educators and experts from the…

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Incorporating Student Activities into Climate Change Education  

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

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

2013-12-01

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The adoption of technology in Higher/ Nursing Education  

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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...

Meyer, S. M.

2001-01-01

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

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

Coutinho, Clara Pereira

2007-01-01

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The adoption of technology in Higher/ Nursing Education  

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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.

S M Meyer

2001-09-01

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Antecedents of ICT Attitudes of Distance Education Students  

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

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

2010-01-01

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Student Affairs and Information Technology: Collaborating in the Cloud  

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

Barbatis, Peter Reyes

2014-01-01

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Teaching Science in the early years of primary education from the perspective STS: a work proposal facing the technological artifacts that guide the daily lives of students  

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Full Text Available This article presents the results of a study with sixteen students of 2nd year 2nd cycle of the early years of the School Municipal Network of the city of Ponta Grossa in relation to the technological artifacts of everyday life. The study objective was to provide students with a scientific and technological literacy, an approach STS (Science, Technology and Society, starting from the main theme proposed by Resources Technology proposed by the National Curriculum in Sciences. The methodological approach was qualitative interpretative with participant observation. Among the organized activities can be mentioned: a visit to a recycling cooperative, interview with a scientist, presentations, mini-lessons for students, making folders, written productions, as well as a Technology Fair where students made presentations to the community school and parents. At the end of the study, it was noticed that students already could make reflections on social issues of scientific and technological development, but we emphasize the need to continue these discussions taking place during their school life, since it is believed that only this way the reflective stance on Science and Technology will be internalized. Please note that these are data of a dissertation in the Graduate Program in Teaching Science and Technology of the Technological Federal University of Paraná, Campus Ponta Grossa (UTFPR, Brazil.

Fabiane Fabri

2013-05-01

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Educational Technology Media Method in Teaching and Learning Progress  

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

Ahamad A. Sakat

2012-01-01

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The Facilitating University: Positioning Next Generation Educational Technology:  

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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.

Zanden, A. H. W.

2009-01-01

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

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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…

Flowers, Jim

2010-01-01

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STUDENT’S INDIVIDUAL STYLE IN COMPETENCE APPROACH TO EDUCATION  

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

Glazkov Alexandr Vladimirovich

2012-09-01

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Correlates of Student Stress in Secondary Education  

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

Meijer, Joost

2007-01-01

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Dental students' uptake of mobile technologies.  

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Aim The aim of this study was to understand how new mobile technologies, such as smartphones and laptops, are used by dental students.Materials and methods A questionnaire was distributed to undergraduate dental students from years 1 to 4, at the University of Birmingham Dental School. Questionnaires were completed between February and April 2013.Results Two hundred and seventy questionnaires were completed. Laptops 55% (145) and smartphones 34% (88) were the most popular choice of device for connecting to the net and searching information. Laptops were preferred in first and second year. Students in year 3 preferred mobile phones, and by year 4 the use of mobile phones and laptops was similar. The top two application ideas chosen by students as the most useful on their smart phones were a dictionary for dental education (56%) and multiple choice questions (50%). Students who chose smartphones as their first choice or second choice of device strongly agreed that having the Internet on their smartphones had a positive impact on their dental education (55%). With laptops (48%), students preferred to be at home when using them while for smartphones (31%) they used them anywhere with a connection. E-mail (47%) and social networks (44%) were the top two Internet communication tools used most on laptops. Instant messaging was popular on smartphones (17%).Conclusions Depending on the year in the course, laptops and smartphones are the most popular choice of device and desktop computers are the least popular. Applications on smartphones are very popular and instant messaging is an upcoming form of communication for students. PMID:24970518

Khatoon, B; Hill, K B; Walmsley, A D

2014-06-27

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Gifted Students from Low-Education Backgrounds  

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Gifted children from low-education backgrounds often experience barriers to educational and career success. This article reviews the growing body of literature regarding gifted students from low-education backgrounds and the related literature on the challenges and characteristics of first-generation college students. A mother and daughter…

Gibbons, Melinda M.; Pelchar, Taylor K.; Cochran, Jeff L.

2012-01-01

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The peculiarities of student's general physical education abroad  

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

Tomenko O.A.

2010-10-01

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Faculty Adoption of Educational Technology  

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

Moser, Franziska Zellweger

2007-01-01

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

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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

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

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

Settachai Chaisanit; Chiraphorn Chomyim; Samphan Chandee

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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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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...

Vigentini, Lorenzo

2010-01-01

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Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC)  

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Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC) seeks to "develop and promote a coordinated, self-sustaining, regional education and workforce development system for IT." In order to fulfill that goal, the BATEC website provides a close collaboration between industry and classroom, educational flexibility, and long-term sustainability. Specifically, this website provides IT support, training, job placement, and constant communication with corporations to maintain high quality training standards that will translate well into the workforce. The resources available from this collaboration usually take the form of conferences, institutes, and workshops. However, online resources are also available, especially in the "faculty development" section, which provides curricula development advice and training, articles, projects, and student leadership exercises. Such resources are ideal for both teachers and students seeking to ensure that classroom activities remain relevant to the marketplace.

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

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

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Information Technology and Computer Education  

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

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Are Students Customers in Finnish Higher Education?  

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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…

Vuori, Johanna

2013-01-01

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Culture and cognition in information technology education  

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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...

Holvikivi, Jaana

2009-01-01

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Satellite Technology for Education Distribution  

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The use of satellite technology to bring much needed information, such as career education messages to remote areas of Rocky Mountain States is the subject of this paper. Both software and hardware aspects of this demonstration project are discussed. (Author)

Campbell, Jack M.

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Study on the infusion of foundation technology in science education  

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

Hai-bin SUN

2009-06-01

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Addressing the Nets for Students through Constructivist Technology Use in K-12 Classrooms  

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The National Educational Technology Standards for Students promote constructivist technology use for K-12 students in U.S. schools. In this study, researchers reported on 716 cases in which teachers described technology-based activities they conducted with their students. Narrative analysis was used to examine case transcripts relative to the…

Niederhauser, Dale S.; Lindstrom, Denise L.

2006-01-01

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Federal Policy and Educational Technology.  

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We must search for greater productivity in the teaching and learning process. During the past 15 years expenditures for elementary and secondary education have climbed from about four percent of GNP to eight percent. Much of this expenditure has been for educational technology, but we still don't know enough about how to use it. To help make…

Marland, S. P., Jr.

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Gaming Research for Technology Education  

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

Clark, Aaron C.; Ernst, Jeremy

2009-01-01

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Effective Learning Outcomes of ESL Elementary and Secondary School Students Utilizing Educational Technology Infused with Constructivist Pedagogy (English as a Second Language)  

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The purpose of this paper is to examine the potential of educational technology infused with constructivist pedagogy in ESL (English as a Second Language) classrooms and to explore alternatives for schools that lack advanced technological learning tools. In this article, the author discusses the alternatives, such as: (1) CELA Research Study:…

Lee, Rebecca

2006-01-01

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Library Experience for Applied Engineering Technology Students  

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

Bhatt, Jay; Genis, Vladimir; Roberts, Josh

2009-08-10

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Mining Educational Data to Analyze Students' Performance  

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

Baradwaj, Brijesh Kumar

2012-01-01

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Technologies and distance education  

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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.

Pascal LEROUX

2003-01-01

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Information Technology and Educational Amnesia  

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

Winner, Langdon

2009-01-01

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Students education and training for Slovak NPP  

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

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

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

Aghaee, Naghmeh

2010-01-01

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

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

Bain, Alan; Weston, Mark E.

2011-01-01

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Minority Students in Special and Gifted Education  

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Special education and gifted and talented programs were designed for children whose educational needs are not well met in regular classrooms. From their inceptions, these programs have had disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic minority students. What causes this disproportion? Is it a problem? Minority Students in Special and Gifted Education considers possible contributors to that disparity, including early biological and environmental influences and inequities in opportunities for preschool and K-12 education, as well as the possibilities of bias in the referral and assessment system that leads to placement in special programs. It examines the data on early childhood experience, on differences in educational opportunity, and on referral and placement. The book also considers whether disproportionate representation should be considered a problem. Do special education programs provide valuable educational services, or do they set students off on a path of lower educational expectations? Would students not now placed in gifted and talented programs benefit from raised expectations, more rigorous classes, and the gifted label, or would they suffer failure in classes for which they are unprepared? By examining this important problem in U.S. education and making recommendations for early intervention and general education, as well as for changes in referral and assessment processes, Minority Students in Special and Gifted Education will be an indispensable resource to educators throughout the nation, as well as to policy makers at all levels, from schools and school districts to the state and federal governments.

Education, Committee O.

2002-01-01

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

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

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

2011-01-01

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

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

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2007-04-01

 
 
 
 
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Graduate Students Writing in Education: Education 310: Professional Communication for Students in Education.  

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This report describes "Education 310," a course for the general graduate student population taught through Writing Programs for the Graduate School of Education at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The report describes the contexts and needs that prompted the course; reviews the influences and resources that suggested the…

Popkin, Susan M.

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Evaluations of Students on Facebook as an Educational Environment  

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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.

Ahmet Naci Çoklar

2012-04-01

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

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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

Rumble, Greville

2000-01-01

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Students Enrolment in Professional Education: A Study of Karnataka  

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

2009-12-01

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Medical education in Maharashtra: The student perspective  

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Background: There is hardly any structured study reporting the perspective of medical students, with regard to the medical education system in Maharashtra, which is facing challenges. Aim: A perception study of students was conducted to explore the situation, challenges, and consequent solutions of medical education in Maharashtra. Settings and Design: A descriptive perception study. Materials and Methods: A structured questionnaire was e-mailed to 92 students, and...

Hira R; Gupta A; Salvi V; Ross M

2009-01-01

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Student Aid Policy of Chinese Higher Education  

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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...

2008-01-01

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Mormon student religiosity and higher education  

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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...

Marshall, Craig Lithgow

1996-01-01

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Education policy, student migration, and brain gain  

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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...

Haupt, Alexander; Krieger, Tim; Lange, Thomas

2013-01-01

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PRAISE: Christians Educators and the Difficult Student  

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

Beth E. Ackerman

2008-05-01

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Student Projects: Hands-on Experience with Mechanical Engineering Technology  

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

Campbell, Ian D.; Foroudastan, Saeed

2011-07-04

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The Role of Educational Technology in Developing Achievement Motivation  

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

McClelland, David C.

1969-01-01

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Educational Games and Virtual Reality as Disruptive Technologies  

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

Psotka, Joseph

2013-01-01

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Technology's Potential, Promise for Enhancing Student Learning  

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Technology is a tool that has the potential to empower educational leaders at all levels--whether they are superintendents, principals, teachers, board members or state officials--as well as to redefine what education means in the 21st century. Technology provides more accurate information and advanced communication capabilities. Technology can be…

Golden, Michael

2004-01-01

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The role of technology and digital gaming in nurse education.  

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

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

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Challenges of videoconferencing distance education - a student perspective  

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Videoconferencing is considered one of the most relevant and proven distance learning technologies to stimulate collaboration between the various sites, to support and enhance student and/or staff communication, to enable flexible quality learning and accessibility, as well as to rationalize various costs. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the potentials of videoconferencing distance education compared to the traditional classroom environment as well as students' perceptions and satisf...

2013-01-01

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Blended learning with everyday technologies to activate students’ collaborative learning  

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

Mikko Vesisenaho

2010-12-01

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Improving Higher Education Student Learning through a Table of Learning  

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Web-based or “online” learning commonly known as e-Learning which makes use of internet technologies has been widely used by many education institutions around the globe. Higher education institutions have been using Learning Management system (LMS) as a part of their campus-based and distance teaching. To date, very little research has been carried out to investigate whether the uses of LMS actually contribute to student learning. In this paper, we present a higher ed...

Richard Lai; Nurazlina Sanusi

2013-01-01

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

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

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

2009-01-01

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Mobile Technology and Liberal Education  

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

Rossing, Jonathan P.

2012-01-01

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

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

Barbieri, Dave; Miller, Roger; Kellum, Mary

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

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

Joerschke, John D.; Eichhorn, Lane

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

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

Simpson, Ormond

2013-01-01

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Anchored Instruction in Preservice Educational Technology Classes: A Research Project.  

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This study examined the effectiveness of the anchored instruction (i.e., using a theme or anchor around which various learning activities take place) approach in preparing preservice teachers to integrate technology. Participants were 48 students enrolled in the three sections of a preservice educational technology class during the summer of 1997.…

Bauer, Jeffrey W.

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Science Fiction in Social Education: Exploring Consequences of Technology  

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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…

Mason, Lance E.

2013-01-01

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Integrated Technology, Mathematics, and Science Education: A Quasi-Experiment.  

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High school technology education students (n=71) were assigned either to 3 experimental groups (integrating math, science, technology, and hands-on experiences) or 3 comparison groups (similar content lessons, workbook exercises). The experimental groups did not have significantly higher learning gains, better perceptions of connections among…

Merrill, Chris

2001-01-01

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Students' Approaches to Learning when Entering Higher Education: Differences between Students with Senior General Secondary and Senior Secondary Educational Backgrounds  

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Recently, more students have entered Dutch higher education. This is a consequence of the possibility to offer students to enter higher education, with a certificate from senior secondary education (SSVE). In earlier days most students in higher education had passed senior general secondary education (SGSE), or even pre-university education. It is…

Van Bragt, Cyrille A. C.; Bakx, Anouke W. E. A.; Van der Sanden, Johan M. M.; Croon, Marcel A.

2007-01-01

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Nursing students’ use of technology enhanced learning: A longitudinal study  

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Full Text Available Background: Nurses are expected to be information and communication technology (ICT literate at registration but, despite the growth of social uses of technology, little is known of the views of students on the use of technology enhanced learning. The purpose of this study was to explore the experience and confidence of first year pre-registration nursing students with information and communication technologies and technology enhanced learning. Methods: A prospective longitudinal survey design with multiple data collection strategies was employed. Cross- sectional surveys using a new ICT and Education Scale at three time-points were used to collect data. The target population were first year UK nursing students (n=458; of those 287 (41.7% participated in the initial baseline survey. Results: There were three main findings. First, more than half of the respondents (67% reported that they were not confident with aspects of information literacy and were not prepared for technology enhanced learning (60% as they entered university and these aspects showed least change through time. Second, from varied starting points at baseline, respondents’ experience and confidence with ICT skills showed different trajectories over time. Third, there was some evidence that demographic profile was related to use and acceptance of ICT in the educational context. Conclusions: There is some evidence that nursing students find it difficult to negotiate the boundaries between their pre-university experience with technologies and that of education and practice. In a rapidly changing technology environment this has implications for curriculum planning in the first six months of a programme of study as well as student/staff preparation for technology enhanced learning.

Ann Wilkinson

2012-12-01

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TUBSAT-1, satellite technology for educational purposes  

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

Ginati, A.

1988-01-01

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Assistive Technologies for College Students with Disabilities  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the needs and availability of assistive technologies for university students with disabilities. The study also explored attitudes toward computers and the extent computers are utilized by students with disabilities. The participants were university students from one private and four public universities in…

Arslan, Ismahan; Inan, Fethi A.; Ozel, Claire Thomas; Wells, Anita G.

2007-01-01

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Student Attitudes Towards Cooperative Construction Education Experiences  

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Full Text Available This paper reports on the findings of a study that examined the attitudes of students at a historically disadvantaged institution (HOI compared with those at a previously advantaged institution (PAl in South Africa. PAis in South Africa have been almost exclusively white in the past while HOls have been predominantly black-both with respect to their academic staffing and student population. It is argued that higher education institutions have given students in general too little that will be of real value beyond a credential that will help them get their first jobs. The opinions of first year students were surveyed before, and third and final year students after, their practical periods of employment in construction. The study concludes that all the cooperative partners in cooperative education can do much more to improve this approach to construction education.

Theo Haupt

2012-11-01

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

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

Komura, Kiriko

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Developing Educational designs supporting student engagement through networked project studies  

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The chapter discusses how learner engagement can be facilitated through educational designs that make conscious use of various online communication technologies. The discussions will be based on cases from the Danish Masterâ??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 learnersâ?? 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 studentsâ?? 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 learnersâ?? participation in dialogically organized online seminars. Here we will focus on how the dimensions of participation and reification are played out.

Nielsen, Jørgen Lerche; Birch Andreasen, Lars

2013-01-01

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

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Students of science traditionally make 3x5 flash cards to assist learning nomenclature, structures, and reactions. Advances in educational technology have enabled flashcards viewed on computers, offering an endless array of drilling and feedback opportunities for students. The current generation of students is less inclined to use computers, but they use their cell phones 24 hours a day. This report outlines these trends and an even more recent educational technology initiative, that of using...

Richard Pennington; Julia Paredes; Mai Yin Tsoi; Candace Timpte; Deborah Sauder; David Pursell

2010-01-01

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Engineering education professors' perceptions of technology  

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

2011-01-01

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A Study of Attitude Among Education Students  

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Two groups of students, one beginning and one completing professional teacher training, were administered a semantic differential, responding to 16 discrete educational terms. Results showed differences in attitude toward the concepts between groups, with beginning students being more positive. Results were discussed in terms of the effectiveness…

Magoon, Robert A.; And Others

1976-01-01

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Students' Reasons for Entering the Educational Profession.  

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This study examined why students decide to enter teaching as a profession through a survey of college students majoring in education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The study used triangulation with a data search, an anonymous survey, and an open-ended questionnaire. The 100 surveys were distributed randomly to junior and senior…

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Effect of Educational Computer Games on Student Creativity  

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

Fatemeh Habibian Naeini

2012-12-01

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How Do Education Students Learn Physics?  

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

Mistades, Voltaire Mallari

2011-01-01

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Protecting the Privacy of Student Education Records.  

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Presents information on how the 1974 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) defines education records, guarantees parents review and appeal of records about their child, and restricts release of student records, discussing the provisions of the 1994 Improving America's Schools Act which amended several components of the FERPA. (SM)

Journal of School Health, 1997

1997-01-01

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Revisiting Metaphors for Education: A Student's Perspective  

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

Nikitina, Larisa; Furuoka, Fumitaka

2011-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Students Call for Nuclear Age Education.  

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Educators and students, discussing the future of nuclear age education at a symposium, generally agreed that knowledge and values are separated in society. Sources of information and of the proceedings are listed along with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's (ASCD) resolution on nuclear freeze. (MLF)

Rose, Fred

1983-01-01

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Educational Technology: Its Impact on Culture.  

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Discusses impact of the introduction of educational innovation on Latin American culture, highlighting technology and culture, the industrial model in education, the situation of the teacher within the technological model, and an educational technology for Latin America. Seventeen references are cited. (EJS)

Pena, Luis Bernardo

1983-01-01

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

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In recent years, providers of massage therapy education have, in growing numbers, started to use online technologies to support the learning processes of their students. Using a narrative review of the existing online learning literature, this paper aims to provide a solid pedagogical foundation for these early explorations. It identifies five key factors—instructional pedagogy, quality of instruction, interaction and communication, individual learner qualities, and the online interface—that contribute to student satisfaction and achievement in the online context. The relationships between those factors and the experience of the online learner are discussed with reference to maximization of student satisfaction and achievement.

McQuillan, David James

2010-01-01

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Reflection Of Student Teacher On Technology Based Teaching  

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

Rajendra Patil

2013-07-01

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A New Vision for Chemistry Education Students: Environmental Education  

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

Teksoz, Gaye; Sahin, Elvan; Ertepinar, Hamide

2010-01-01

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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

2011-03-01

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ICT Training for Special Education Frontline Professionals: A Perspective from Students of a Master’s Degree on Special Education  

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A large number of special education professionals agree on the fact that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is an important tool for teachers and students to overcome barriers and promote the acquisition of skills. ICT can promote school and social integration by diminishing the obstacles for students with Special Education Needs (SEN). A correct educational implementation of ICT depends strongly on the teacher’s awareness of the possibilities of their application and his/her ...

Jaime Ribeiro; António Moreira

2010-01-01

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USING OF INFORMATIVE AND COMMUNICATIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN MUSIC EDUCATION  

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

O?GA PAPPOVÁ

2012-01-01

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

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

Adyrkhaev S.G.

2013-12-01

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

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

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

2014-04-01

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

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

Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (NJ1), 2008

2008-01-01

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

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

Lessen, Elliott; Sorensen, Christine

2006-01-01

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

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

Ali Ozel

2007-01-01

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

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

Julian O'Shea

2011-07-01

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Education of International Students in Soft Cultural Power Promotion  

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

Xiuhua WANG

2012-10-01

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Student Campus Technology Trends: 2001 versus 2006  

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

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

2007-01-01

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

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

Hilton, Annette; Gitsaki, Christina

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An Educator's Guide to Communication Satellite Technology.  

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Recent developments in the area of sophisticated communications technology present challenges to the imagination of every educator. This guide provides educational planners with an awareness and understanding of communication satellite technology, its current uses, and some of the tentative plans for educational experimentation. The first part…

Polcyn, Kenneth A.

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Examining the Nature of Technology Graduate Education  

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The purpose of this paper is twofold. This work presents a general discussion of the theoretical foundation for graduate education in technology followed by specific applications of research activities within graduate education in technology. This paper represents the authors' view of the role of graduate education in (a) advancing the knowledge…

Hartman, Nathan; Sarapin, Marvin; Bertoline, Gary; Sarapin, Susan H.

2009-01-01

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Educational Technology Adoption: An Information Systems Perspective.  

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Concentrating on the adoption and implementation of educational technology, this paper outlines and compares the conceptual definitions of educational technology (ET) and information systems (IS). Adoption and implementation models and frameworks are discussed, and similarities and differences between IS adoption and implementation and educational

Schneberger, Scott L.; Jost, Karen Lee

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

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

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

2012-01-01

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

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

Solomonidou, Christina; Tassios, Athanassios

2007-01-01

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

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

Nielsen, Lance D.

2013-01-01

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Fostering International Practising of Higher Education Students  

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In this paper we describe a system which can be used to foster the international practicing of higher education students. The system has been successfully piloted during a EU project called SPRING to Work. The SPRING to Work system for international traineeships defines the roles of the participants precisely enough to better utilize the potential benefits from each practicing period from the point of view of all the participants, especially the students.

Laurikainen, Marja; Niittyma?ki, Seppo; Nylund, Turo; Tenhunen, Lauri

2013-01-01

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Alcohol consumption in tertiary education students  

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Abstract Background Heavy alcohol consumption among adolescents and young adults is an issue of significant public concern. With approximately 50% of young people aged 18-24 attending tertiary education, there is an opportunity within these settings to implement programs that target risky drinking. The aim of the current study was to survey students and staff within a tertiary education institution to investigate patterns of alcohol use, alcohol-related problems, knowledge of...

Reavley Nicola J; Jorm Anthony F; McCann Terence V; Lubman Dan I

2011-01-01

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Empowering Students through Project-Based Learning: Perceptions of Instructors and Students in Vocational Education Institutes in Thailand  

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The purpose of this study was to identify and compare instructors' and students' perceptions of factors that contribute to the effective use of Project-Based Learning (PBL) in Thailand. The sample for the study consisted of 247 electrical technology instructors from Thai vocational education institutes and 161 students who were electrical power…

Tongsakul, Anuvat; Jitgarun, Kalayanee; Chaokumnerd, Weerachai

2011-01-01

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Student's Attitudes Towards Learning in Educational Environment  

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Full Text Available The main issue of the European higher education space is to prepare students for labour market, make them able to acquire further qualifications and to continue their education. However, the curriculum restructuring has developed consumerist mechanisms which on the surface seems to offer to students greater choice and control over their learning. This could result in a loss of responsibility for their learning, little tolerance for the expansion of study beyond the routine of the predictable and consequently affect their disposition and motivation towards learning. The present study aims to explore the student motivation and approval of the educational environment. The Learning Orientation Questionnaire (LOQ as an assessment instrument to reveal the dominant power of emotions and intentions in guiding and managing cognitive processes and identifying conative processes specific to learning settings, was used. The results show that students don’t seem to be ready to assume a leading role in their learning and motivation. Students generally perceive the ideal learning environment to imply a less hierarchical relation and more interaction between teachers and students.

Marjana ?ubrani?-Dobrodolac

2012-01-01

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Women and Information Technology: Framing Some Issues for Education.  

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

Damarin, Suzanne K.

1992-01-01

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Educational Technology along with the Uncritical Mass versus Ethics  

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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…

Sayadmansour, Alireza; Nassaji, Mehdi

2013-01-01

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Alcohol consumption in tertiary education students  

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

Reavley Nicola J

2011-07-01

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MEDIA EDUCATIONAL SPACE AS MEANS OF INDIVIDUAL EDUCATIONAL TRAJECTORIES OF TECHNICAL COLLEGE STUDENTS  

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The article shows the importance to research the problem of individual educational trajectories of technical college students. The conditions of co-adaptation of media- and educational spaces demand this. The review of approaches to understand media educational space is given. The article has a purpose to consider the concepts of «educational individualization», «educational differentiation», «educational space», «educational environment», «media education», «media educational spac...

2011-01-01

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

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

Mcquillan, David James

2010-01-01

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Technology Talk With a Grade Two Student  

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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.

Samuel Bradshaw-Truesdale

2013-06-01

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

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

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

2012-12-01

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Dental education of left-handed students  

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

Grga ?urica

2006-01-01

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Pursuit of nuclear science and technology education  

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

2009-06-03

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Pursuit of nuclear science and technology education  

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

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

2009-07-01

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Student Patterns in Completing General Education Requirements.  

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Student choices in completing recently initiated general education distribution requirements at a public four-year college were studied in 1982. The bachelor of arts degree requirements consist of two mathematics courses, three natural science courses, three social science courses, three humanities courses, and a two-course Western heritage…

Suskie, Linda Michaels; Eckstein, Mark A.

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Engaging Millennial Students in Leadership Education  

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

Arensdorf, Jill R.; Andenoro, Anthony C.

2009-01-01

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Why the Business World Likes Technology Education.  

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Employers like the problem-solving approach of technology education because it develops team building, discipline, content and process, knowledge of the capitalist system, and multidisciplinary skills. (JOW)

Roman, Harry T.

2001-01-01

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

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

Feride Karaca

2011-11-01

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Technology: changing the focus of medical education?  

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

Vivekanantham S

2014-02-01

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

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

Olufemi Victor ADEOLUWA

2013-03-01

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Marketing Education Students' Perceptions toward Marketing Education Courses.  

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Using National Board for Professional Teaching Standards propositions as a framework, attitudes of 354 secondary marketing students were examined. Their perception of marketing courses was based on personal relevance, educational value, and life skills. They felt teachers had sufficient knowledge and commitment and the course prepared them for…

Adams, Elaine; Womble, Myra N.; Jones, Karen H.

2000-01-01

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Technology Education in Perspective: Clearer Vision Necessary.  

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Suggests that incorporating the technological process and a historical perspective into the technology education curriculum is essential for a good program. Presents a design brief on the historical impact of the printing press. (JOW)

Wicklein, Robert C.; McGee, Lillian P.

1997-01-01

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Utilization of Educational Technology in Japan.  

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Gives an overview of the development of educational technology in Japan evident in the increase of publications, the diffusion of technological innovations, and the organization of research pertaining to the field. (Author/MER)

Sakamoto, Takashi

1980-01-01

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

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The main objective of higher education is to provide quality education to students. One way to achieve highest level of quality in higher education system is by discovering knowledge for prediction regarding enrolment of students in a course. This paper presents a data mining project to generate predictive models for student retention management. Given new records of incoming students, these predictive models can produce short accurate prediction lists identifying students w...

Yadav, Surjeet Kumar; Bharadwaj, Brijesh; Pal, Saurabh

2012-01-01

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Adult Education Centres students’ motivation as a career's premise  

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The object of research: Vilnius and Kaunas Education centres for adults and its students attitude towards career. The question of research: What are the possibilities for such students to be promoted? The aim of research – to disclose the Adult Education Centres students’ attitude towards the career and its motivation impact. The objectives of research 4. to research adult education centre students’ understanding of the career. 5. to define students‘ learning motives and links with th...

2006-01-01

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Student perceptions of secondary science: A performance technology application  

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

Small, Belinda Rusnak

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Virtually Forgotten: Special Education Students in Cyber Schools  

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The area of online K-12 education is experiencing rapid growth, yet practice has greatly surpassed the research. This article looks to add to the field by examining special education students enrolled in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There were over 2600 students in the state that were identified as special education students and enrolled in…

Carnahan, Chris; Fulton, Lacey

2013-01-01

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Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)  

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

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

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

2010-01-01

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Improving student retention in computer engineering technology  

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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.

Pierozinski, Russell Ivan

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

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

Snavely, Loanne

2008-01-01

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ON QUALITY OF EDUCATION REALIZED THROUGH TECHNOLOGY  

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

Burgerová Jana

2013-06-01

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Women Technology Leaders: Gender Issues in Higher Education Information Technology  

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

Drury, Marilyn

2011-01-01

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

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

Hill, Ann M.; Smith, Howard A.

2009-10-26

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Cooperative Driver Education Manual for the High School EMR Student.  

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The manual covers high school driver education for the educable mentally retarded (EMR) student. Guidelines are given for an instructional program offered prior to enrollment in a regular driver education course, to familiarize EMR students with the general content areas. The driving task is analyzed and general objectives for driver education

Kenel, Francis C., Ed.; Krueger, Emily A., Ed.

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Protecting the Privacy of Student Education Records. Revised.  

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Student education records are official and confidential documents that are protected by one of the nation's strongest privacy-protection laws, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA, also known as the Buckley Amendment, defines education records as all records that schools or education agencies maintain about students. FERPA…

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Support and Education of Gifted Students in Poland  

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

Limont, Wieslawa

2013-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Educational Technology: Creating Access and Quality.  

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Infusion of information technology is viewed as a cost-effective solution addressing the problem of creating access to higher education and quality of instructional delivery. Planning and implementation of information technology is a competitive necessity for higher education in general. In this article, an overview of an approach to strengthen…

Choi, Cynthia C.

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Climate Change Education: Student Media Production to Educate and Engage  

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

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

2011-12-01

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A survey of medical information education in radiological technology schools  

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

2010-08-01

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

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Full Text Available This study was conducted among the students of higher education institutions providing Physical Education and Sports (PES education. The study looks at the students’ perceptions of employment opportunities in their field. 746 students from the Schools of Physical Education and Sports located in different regions participated in the study. The students’ perceptions of employment opportunities were assessed using three items designed in the form of five-point Likert scale (Strongly disagree, Disagree, Undecided, Agree, Strongly agree. Arithmetic means and standard deviations of the responses were calculated, and One-Way ANOVA was conducted to find differences between groups, and Turkey test was used to find the source of the differences. At the end of the study; it was found that there is disproportion between the number of the students enrolling in the Schools of Physical Education and Sports and employment opportunities present for their graduates and employment opportunities in public and private organizations are limited.

Süleyman Murat Y?ld?z

2008-10-01

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Robotics Technologies for K-8 Educators:A Semiotic Approach for Instructional Design  

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Play in the K-8 curriculum? What robotic technologies are currently available for educators having no prior computer programming experience? and How should instruction in robotics technologies for K-8 educators be designed? Robotics engineering courses have provided undergraduate computer science students with opportunities for designing and programming simulations of robotic tasks. In contrast, many teacher education programs have lacked courses in this area. Educators who have not gained a ...

2004-01-01

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Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center  

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

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PECULIARITIES OF EXECUTING A MAGISTER STUDENT’S INDIVIDUAL EDUCATIONAL PATH ????????? ?????????? ??????????????? ???????????????? ???????? ?? ?????? ????????????  

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Full Text Available This article focuses on the basic approaches towards the concept of the individual educational path. Within the framework of the article, the author analyses the peculiarities of executing the magister student’s individual educational path

Marsova S. E.

2013-01-01

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Educational Technology as a Teaching and Learning Tool in Environmental Education  

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

Alexandratos George

2013-09-01

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

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Full Text Available The role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT in teaching and learning is rapidly becoming one of the most important widely discussed issues in contemporary general studies programme in university education. The paper examined the perception of technical education students on the role of information and communication technology in general studies programme in Nigeria. The paper discussed National Policy for Information and Communication Technology, the role of ICT in general studies in university education, general studies in university education, university education policies, and approaches to ICT integration in general studies. The study made use of questionnaire as instrument of the study. The population of the study was 48 students in technical education unit of technical and business education department, Delta State University, Abraka. The students attested that some of the ICT facilities are available but not properly utilized in learning general studies in the university. The findings also revealed that there is a significant difference in the perception of students on the extent of availability and utilization of ICT facilities in learning general studies. It was based on these findings that the researcher recommended that general studies should be equipped with ICT facilities to facilitate learning in technical education field among others.

E. Kennedy Umunadi

2011-10-01

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Medical students' perception of their educational environment.  

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Background: Students' perception of the environment within which they study has shown to have a significant impact on their behavior, academic progress and sense of well-being. This study was undertaken to evaluate the students' perception of their learning environment in an Indian medical school following traditional curricula and to study differences, if any, between the students according to the stages of medical education, i.e., the pre-clinical and clinical stages. Methodology: In the present study, the Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) inventory was administered to undergraduate medical students of first (n = 227), third (n = 175), fifth (n = 171) and seventh (n = 123) semesters. Scores obtained were expressed as mean ± Standard Deviation (SD) and analyzed using one-way ANOVA and Dunnett's test. P-value DREEM score for our medical school was 123/200.The first-year students were found to be more satisfied with learning environment (indicated by their higher DREEM score) compared to other semester students. Progressive decline in scores with each successive semester was observed. Evaluating the sub-domains of perception, the registrars in all semesters had a more positive perception of learning (Average mean score: 29.44), their perception of course organizers moved in the right direction (Average mean score: 26.86), their academic self-perception was more on the positive side (Average mean score: 20.14), they had a more positive perception of atmosphere (Average mean score: 29.07) and their social self-perception could be graded as not too bad (Average mean score: 17.02). Conclusion: The present study revealed that all the groups of students perceived their learning environment positively. However, a few problematic areas of learning environment were perceived such as: students were stressed more often; they felt that the course organizers were authoritarian and emphasized factual learning. Implementing more problem-based learning, student counseling and workshops on teaching-learning for educators might enable us to remedy and enrich our learning environment. PMID:24596737

Pai, Preethi G; Menezes, Vishma; Srikanth; Subramanian, Atreya M; Shenoy, Jnaneshwara P

2014-01-01

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Medical Students' Perception of Their Educational Environment  

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Background: Students’ perception of the environment within which they study has shown to have a significant impact on their behavior, academic progress and sense of well-being. This study was undertaken to evaluate the students’ perception of their learning environment in an Indian medical school following traditional curricula and to study differences, if any, between the students according to the stages of medical education, i.e., the pre-clinical and clinical stages. Methodology: In the present study, the Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) inventory was administered to undergraduate medical students of first (n = 227), third (n = 175), fifth (n = 171) and seventh (n = 123) semesters. Scores obtained were expressed as mean ± Standard Deviation (SD) and analyzed using one-way ANOVA and Dunnett’s test. P-value < 0.05 was considered as significant. Results: The mean DREEM score for our medical school was 123/200.The first-year students were found to be more satisfied with learning environment (indicated by their higher DREEM score) compared to other semester students. Progressive decline in scores with each successive semester was observed. Evaluating the sub-domains of perception, the registrars in all semesters had a more positive perception of learning (Average mean score: 29.44), their perception of course organizers moved in the right direction (Average mean score: 26.86), their academic self-perception was more on the positive side (Average mean score: 20.14), they had a more positive perception of atmosphere (Average mean score: 29.07) and their social self-perception could be graded as not too bad (Average mean score: 17.02). Conclusion: The present study revealed that all the groups of students perceived their learning environment positively. However, a few problematic areas of learning environment were perceived such as: students were stressed more often; they felt that the course organizers were authoritarian and emphasized factual learning. Implementing more problem-based learning, student counseling and workshops on teaching-learning for educators might enable us to remedy and enrich our learning environment.

Pai, Preethi G; Menezes, Vishma; Srikanth; Subramanian, Atreya M.; Shenoy, Jnaneshwara P.

2014-01-01

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Sustainable E-Education Through Mobile Enabled Technology  

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

Mrs. Swarnangini Sinha

2013-06-01

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Federated Technologies for Distance Education - SINED (Mexico)  

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

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

2013-01-01

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Which Are the Determinants of Online Students' Efficiency in Higher Education?  

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International literature shows that the positive effect on students performance from the adoption of innovations in the technology of teaching and learning do not affect all teaching methods and learning styles equally, as it depends on university strategy and policy towards Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) adoption, students abilities, technology uses in the educational process by teachers and students, or the selection of a methodology that matches with digital uses. This paper provides empirical answers to these questions with data from online students at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). An empirical model based on structural equations has been defined to explain complex relationships between variables. Our results show that motivation is the main variable affecting online students' performance. It appears as a latent variable influenced by students' perception of efficiency, a driver for indirect positive and significant effect on students' performance from students' ability in ICT uses.

Castillo-Merino, David; Serradell-Lopez, Enric; González-González, Inés

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Technological Developments in Networking, Education and Automation  

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

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

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

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

Amalia Medina Palomera

2010-12-01

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Students' and Teachers' Conceptions and Science Education  

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This is the original collected international bibliography in PER (Physics Education Research) and it is still being maintained and updated at the University of Kiel, Germany. Initially, its contents were primarily articles on students' and teachers' conceptions of physics, but it now has many articles on conceptions in the other sciences. It can be freely downloaded in Rich Text Format (rtf) or EndNote format.

2009-01-26

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Louisville Students Using Technology to Build Knowledge.  

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Describes the use of instructional technology at Western Middle School (Kentucky), an inner-city school that serves low-income neighborhoods. Highlights include computer labs; laptop computers to sign out for class projects; MacCSILE, Computer-Supported Intentional Learning Environment with Macintosh computers; and improvement in students' test…

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Assistive Technology: Empowering Students with Learning Disabilities.  

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

Forgrave, Karen E.

2002-01-01

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Diesel Technology: Engines. [Teacher and Student Editions.  

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Competency-based teacher and student materials on diesel engines are provided for a diesel technology curriculum. Seventeen units of instruction cover the following topics: introduction to engine principles and procedures; engine systems and components; fuel systems; engine diagnosis and maintenance. The materials are based on the…

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

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

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

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

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2009-10-01

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

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

Liou, Pey-Yan; Kuo, Pei-Jung

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

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

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Language Education and Bahamian Students' Compositions  

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Full Text Available The teaching of Standard English (SE composition in the Bahamas is not without its challenges in the context of the sociolinguistic situation. Many Bahamian students' Standard English compositions exhibit "interference" from vernacular Bahamian, either Bahamian English Creole or Bahamian Dialect. In this study, I attempt to clarify issues of Creole/dialect interference in the Standard English writing of college-based English compositions providing some linguistic explanations for many of the so-called "errors of grammar" in the compositions of Bahamian students. In order to fulfill the linguistic needs of all Bahamian students and to ensure greater success in Standard English performance in the Bahamian public schools, I propose that language educators consider TESD - Teaching English as a Second or Other Dialect -- for the Bahamian context. However, TESD would dictate a re-examination of our present language education methodologies and our linguistic assumptions about the acquisition of Standard English conventions by the Bahamian school age population. Moreover, I attempt to answer two major questions about the frequency and distribution patterns of the "errors of grammar" and non-standard features recurrent in students' expository compositions. I also explore possible linguistic factors that can account for such distribution. Furthermore, by analyzing specific samples of college-based compositions from The College of The Bahamas, my preliminary results indicate considerable levels of linguistic interference from vernacular Bahamian, especially within the SE lexicon.

Bain, Michelle Veronica

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

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

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Faculty Use of Established and Emerging Technologies in Higher Education: A Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology Perspective  

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Our effectiveness as instructors lies ultimately in how well our students can understand and apply the concepts we teach. In response to the growing importance of accountability in the educational process and the abundance of social networking technology and communication tools available for possible classroom use, this paper will use The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) to examine the adoption of established and emerging information technology in higher education...

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The experience of education students in the Technolab. Do engineers and educationalists have to co-operate?  

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The purpose of this study was firstly to explore and describe post graduate students’ experiences of Technology Education in the TechnoLab and secondly to deduct recommendations to assist and facilitate the learning process of students in the TechnoLab. The research design can be described as qualitative, exploratory, descriptive and contextual. Twenty-eight post graduate students in Technology Education participated in a workshop at the TechnoLab for one morning session. The aim of this wo...

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

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

Zhu, Chang; Engels, Nadine

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Understanding STEM Education and Supporting Students through Universal Design for Learning  

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

Basham, James D.; Marino, Matthew T.

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

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

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The Effects of Using Educational Technology in Private Secondary Schools of Karachi, Pakistan  

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Full Text Available This study shows the effects of using educational technology in private secondary school of Karachi. This study was done through survey. The population of this study was consisting on both students and teachers of private secondary school. One hundred respondents including 30 teachers and 70 students were randomly selected. The questionnaire was used consisting of 24 items as a research instruments. Simple percentage method and simple mean methods were used for analyzing the collected data. The survey result shows that both of students and teachers taking interest in using towards educational technology at secondary level. After the conclusion of the results it was recommended that Government and private institutions should arrange seminars and workshops to aware students about the importance of educational technology and there should be some introduction courses to aware teachers about educational technology.

Waqar-un-Nisa Faizi

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

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Full Text Available Usage of mobile digital broadcasting technologies in education is the most important of required technologies to provide main goals in distance education. It offers learning and data accession opportunities to learners notwithstanding time and place. In academic education, it was found that one of the critical problem is the appreciate education tool for disabilities students. Students with special education have difficulties to develop cognitive abilities and acquire new knowledge. They could also need to improve their behavior, communication and relationships with their environment. The development of customizable and adaptable applications tailored to them provides many benefits as it helps mold the learning process to different cognitive, sensorial or mobility impairments. This reviewed paper defines mobile technologies universally designed devices and technology for learning, presents examples of how designed technology hardware and software applications promote increased learning to school and university settings to enhance learning outcomes of all students, including those with disabilities. The reviewed results found that application of the instrumental enrichment of mobile technologies universally designed devices and technology can have an effect in terms of anticipated effects and thus have a positive influence on both learning skills and results in school and university students with a learning disability. The students mainly appreciated the mobile devices and technology and optimistic approach to the learner and to possibilities of modification of their own learning style. The mobile device and technology provide students with options to access the content multiple times in different settings while using a variety of technology applications. The concluded results also challenged educators to rethink the nature of the disability studentsâ?? curriculum and empower them with the flexibility to serve a diverse population of learners.

Settachai Chaisanit

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Individual and Instructional Determinants of Student Engagement in Physical Education  

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This study was conducted to identify student characteristics and instructional factors that impact student engagement in physical education (PE). Data were derived from the systematic observation of 124 sessions taught by 31 physical educators and the administration of health and PE engagement questionnaires to 2,018 students in grades 5–8. Physical activity was directly affected by student engagement and perceived competence in PE and indirectly affected by students’ body image through i...

Bevans, Katherine; Fitzpatrick, Leslie-anne; Sanchez, Betty; Forrest, Christopher B.

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

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

Abdous, M'hammed; He, Wu

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

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

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

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Increasing Student Interaction Online: A Review of the Literature in Teacher Education Programs  

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Online education is one of the fastest growing trends in the use of technology. This study examined the role of student interaction in an online environment and implications for course development and online instruction. In a review of seminal articles in the area of pre-service teacher education courses, two research questions were addressed: (1)…

Ravenna, Georgianna; Foster, Chris; Bishop, Carolyn

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PROGRAM NETWORK FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION TEACHER SPECIAL EDUCATION IN E-LEARNING INSTITUTION COURSE OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY  

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Full Text Available We describe the analysis of a course in distance mode for the use of Assistive Technology promoted through a Continuing Education Program for Teachers in Special Education from the Ministry of Education. Thus, we performed an analysis of documents (notices, references, manual Course: Assistive Technology, Projects and Accessibility: Promoting Inclusion School (Course TA.The course objective is to support the development of theoretical and practical knowledge to the students in attendance target of special educationin public schools.Thus, we believe that the demonstrations participant teachers are scoring on the need to participate in a process of continuous training on Special Education from the perspective of inclusive education.

Danielle Aparecida Nascimento dos Santos

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Problems and possibilities of using telephone technology in education  

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Full Text Available The paper explores the possibilities of using telephone technology in educational process. It is emphasized how valuable audio-teleconference and tutorial teaching are by means of telephone technology but skepticism is also expressed concerning the possibilities of using this type of technology in our educational system. The causes for such skepticism are mostly to be found in our economic conditions, inadequacy of material sources and technical problems i.e. underdeveloped telephone networks. Telephone technology is not suitable for work with a whole class. It is primarily intended for one-to-one teaching, in the USA most often called 'tutorship'. Accordingly, 'telephone tutorship' is the most widespread form of telephone application in the teaching process. When it is being accomplished, a student (user has only to have a telephone at home or that public phone network is operating and he/she can communicate with his/her 'tutor', (teacher. 'A tutor' can be at home and communicate with his/her students or at a local learning center wherefrom he/she can communicate with a student. Students can also be at their local learning center or at home.

Danilovi? Mir?eta S.

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Information technology and its role in anaesthesia training and continuing medical education.  

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Today's educators are faced with substantial challenges in the use of information technology for anaesthesia training and continuing medical education. Millennial learners have uniquely different learning styles than previous generations of students. These preferences distinctly incorporate the use of digital information technologies and social technologies to support learning. To be effective teachers, modern educators must be familiar with these new information technologies and understand how to use them for medical education. Examples of new information technologies include learning management systems, lecture capture, social media (YouTube, Flickr), social networking (Facebook), Web 2.0, multimedia (video learning triggers and point-of-view video) and mobile computing applications. The information technology challenges for educators in the twenty-first century include: (a) understanding how technology shapes the learning preferences of today's anaesthesia residents, (b) distinguishing between the function and properties of new learning technologies and (c) properly using these learning technologies to enhance the anaesthesia curriculum. PMID:22559955

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CONFERENCE REVIEW:V. International Educational Technology Symposium  

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

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The Relationship between Personality Type and Learning Style: A Study of Automotive Technology Students  

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In an effort to provide career and technical education (CTE) professionals with additional insight on how to better meet the individual education needs of the learner, this study (a) sought to identify the predominant personality type of postsecondary automotive technology students and (b) examined whether there was a relationship between the…

Threeton, Mark D.; Walter, Richard A.

2009-01-01

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Use of information communication technologies as a means of increasing the quality of teaching students  

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Full Text Available The article presents main lines of computerizing secondary education in Kazakhstan. Innovative possibilities of implementing means of information communication technologies (ICT in teaching students have been revealed. Basic needs of education system in the use of ICT have been determined.

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2013-06-01

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BRIDGING THE KNOWLEDGE DIVIDE Educational Technology for Development  

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Full Text Available BRIDGING THE KNOWLEDGE DIVIDEEducational Technology for DevelopmentMarshall,S., Kinuthia, W. & Wallace Taylor., Ed.D.; Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC, SBN: 978-1-60752-109-9, p.433, 2009Reviewed by Ozlem OZANFaculty of EducationEski?ehir Osmangazi UniversityEskisehir, TURKEYThe concept of a knowledge divide is used to describe the gap in living conditions between those who can find, manage and process information or knowledge, and those who are impaired in this, for one reason or another. In the 21st century, the emergence of the knowledge society becomes pervasive hence the information and ICT systems that support knowledge are very important.This book discusses how educational technology can be used to transform education and assist developing communities to close the knowledge divide. Its broader audience is anyone who is interested in educational technology for development. In the book you can find best practices and case studies especially from countries in Africa.The book is edited by Stewart Marshall, Wanjira Kinuthia, Wallace Taylor. Professor Stewart Marshall, PhD, is the director of the Academic Division of the University of the West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC and holds the UNESCO Chair in Educational Technologies.Dr. Wanjira Kinuthia is assistant professor of Learning Technologies at Georgia State University. She works as an instructional designer in higher education and business and industry for several years. Professor Wallace Taylor, PhD, is a founding director of The Information Society Institute (TISI, a non-profit academic, research, and policy development organization based in South Africa.The book is consisted of 433 pages (+xxxv covering 24 articles divided into four sections and provides information about flexible learning for empowerment, managing and communicating knowledge, flexible delivery in higher education and preparing teacher using flexible approaches.Topics covered in the book are as follows:Flexible Education and Community Development, Flexible Learning for Community Economic Development, Contribution of the IDE in Promoting Gender Equality and in Empowering Women in Swaziland, A Virtual Wheel of Fortune?: Enablers and Constraints of ICTs in Higher Education in South Africa, Delivering Distance Education for the Civil Service in the UK: The University of Chester’s Foundation for Government Program, Knowledge Management Strategies for Distance Education, The Effectiveness of Mobile Short Messaging Service (SMS Technologies in the Support of Selected Distance Education Students of Makerere University, Uganda, The Impact of Video Conferencing on Distance Education Courses: A University of Namibia Case Study, Open Resources for Open Learning in Developing Countries: Deciphering Trends for Policies, Quality, and Standards Considerations, Freedom, Innovation, and Equity with Open Source Software, Copyright Issues and their Impact on Flexible Education in Africa, University Education for National Development: Makerere University’s Dual Mode Experience, Considerations for Higher Education Distance Education Policy for Development: A Case of the University of Botswana,Blended Online and Face-to-Face Learning: A Pilot Project in the Faculty of Education, Eduardo Mondlane University, Evaluating the Impact of CABLE: A Cognitive Apprenticeship-Based Learning Environment, From Distance Learning to E-learning in Central and Northern Mozambique, A Framework for the Delivery of Cross-Regional Distance Education to Professionals in Developing Countries, Distance Learning—Challenges and Opportunities for Postgraduate Medical Education: A Case Study of Postgraduate Training in Family Medicine Using Distance Learning at the University of the West Indies (2001–2006, Pre-service Teacher Preparation and Effective eLearning, Distance Teacher Training in Rwanda: Comparing the Costs, Beckoning E-Learners through Exploration of Computer Technology, Educational Technology and Flexible Education in Nigeria: Meeting the Need for Effective Teacher Education, Fostering Digital Liter

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The unique educational value of emergency medicine student interest groups.  

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Student interest groups offer many additional educational opportunities for medical students. The discipline of Emergency Medicine is uniquely positioned to provide medical students with additional resources that may enhance student involvement in clinical and community projects. Because of Emergency Medicine's strong intrinsic ties with both clinical medicine and the surrounding community, students can use Emergency Medicine student interest groups to implement programs designed to help them gain clinical exposure, fuel research ideas, serve the local community, and most importantly, better themselves as medical students. Such opportunities can be advantageous to medical students entering any medical specialty. Thus, Emergency Medicine student interest groups are a unique and valuable educational resource for all medical students, providing many opportunities for students to enhance their medical education. PMID:12113862

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

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Full Text Available 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 through an e-learning course. The main research methodused was a pedagogical experiment that, following several years’ analysis, took place in the winterterm of the 2008/2009 school year.The important contribution is the methodology of generating Petri Nets that represent students’transition through an e-learning course. The models of real transition for students, through a coursecreated by Petri Nets, confirmed the possibility to model tutorial processes in this way.

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

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

Sims, John W.; Solomonides, Ian P.

2009-01-01

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Student Mobility and Doctoral Education in South Africa  

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

Sehoole, Chika Trevor

2011-01-01

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Overcoming Student Retention Issues in Higher Education Online Programs  

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Pressure exists to attract and retain students in higher education. Online educational programs have the potential to increase the number of students who can enroll in degree-bearing institutions. Explored in the qualitative study using a modified three-round Delphi technique was the phenomenon of consistently lower student retention rates in…

Heyman, Errin

2010-01-01

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Teaching human variation: Can education change students' attitudes towards "race"?  

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Full Text Available This paper examines the influence of education on students' attitudes to-wards the race concept. A questionnaire was distributed before and after a short teaching module on human variation. A significant shift in student position from undecided and racial towards non-racial was observed, thus confirming the importance of scientific education in shaping students' opinions.

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2007-01-01

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Personalized Education as a Way of Student’s Moral, Spiritual and Intellectual Development in Terms of Transition from Post-industrial to the Humanitarian Society  

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Full Text Available The article presents personalized education as a special type of education, aimed at personality development, considers his/her moral, spiritual and intellectual development in terms of transition from post-industrial to humanitarian society, singles out levels and forms of personality development. The content and structure of personalized education are determined. The characteristics of students’ psychological types, extraordinary educational interaction and technology of personalized education are introduced.

Sergey V. Kondrat’ev

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Preparing Student Teaching Interns: Advice from Current Business Educators  

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Post-secondary business teacher educators strive to prepare student teachers for the classroom. However, post-secondary teacher educators must seek the input of experienced secondary teachers to assist them in developing such prepared student teachers. Secondary business educators in a southeastern state were surveyed to obtain data in the areas…

Crews, Tena B.; Bodenhamer, Johanna

2009-01-01

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Ensuring the Success of Deaf Students in Inclusive Physical Education  

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

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

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Arresting Student Plagiarism: Are We Investigators or Educators?  

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

Davis, Lajuan

2011-01-01

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Students' Views of Distance Education Provision at One University  

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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…

Ilter, Binnur Genc; Aksu, Mualla Bilgin; Yilmaz, Nalan

2005-01-01

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Technology leadership : enhancing positive educational change  

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This article describes the characteristics of quality leadership and discusses critical educational leadership issues. A brief history traces the evolution of school leadership from a managerial business-type approach to a style that includes a vital instructional leadership component. The need for teacher leadership and the effects of the decentralization of schools are noted. Also explored are the qualities of transformational education leaders, the complexity of schools, and the usefulness of a systems thinking approach. The authors conclude with a discussion of how educational technology leadership can promote needed school change and increase educational productivity. In addition, the article provides suggested improvement goals and action options for administrators, teachers, and school board members to consider when encouraging the use of technology. Differing view points are offered, as well as a discussion of potential implementation pitfalls. Supplementing the article are links to illustrative case studies and contact information for both school administration and educational technology organizations.

Valdez, Gilbert

2004-01-01

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BECTa: British Educational and Communications Technology Agency  

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BECTa is the premiere Website for information on Educational Communications and Technology in Britain, offering information on ICT (Information and Communications Technology) issues in curriculum, pedagogy, and policy-making. The site provides reports on educational projects employing ICT; discussions of related instructional issues, such as dealing with undesirable Internet material in an educational setting; UK policy documents addressing ICT; and an online magazine and newsletter devoted to ICT in education. BECTa also provides reviews of more than 1,000 educational CD-ROMs and information about "thousands of software packages" for pre-school education. The site links to a limited number of related sites and is searchable by user-defined topic. BECTa is a nonprofit organization funded by the British government. [DC

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Elementary School Math and Technology Education.  

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Technology education at the elementary level involves hands-on, appropriate activities to introduce children to tools and to enhance their personal growth, creativity, and understanding of the world. Manipulation of materials can make abstract mathematical concepts concrete. (SK)

Kirkwood, James J.

1992-01-01

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Business oriented educational experiments enhance active learning by engineering students  

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

Christiansen, Nynne Mia; Schjær-Jacobsen, Hans

2012-01-01

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Partnership for electrical generation technology education  

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This Engineering Technician education effort adapts an existing two-year Instrumentation and Control (I and C) education program into a model that is focused on electrical-generation technologies. It will also locally implement a program developed elsewhere with National Science Foundation funding, aimed at public schools, and adapt it to stimulate pre-college interest in pursuing energy careers in general. (authors)

Rasmussen, R. S.; Beaty, L. [Idaho State Univ., Electronics Dept., 1152 Martin Luther King Way, Pocatello, ID 83209 (United States); Holman, R. [Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, P.O. Box1625, Idaho Falls, ID 83415-3898 (United States)

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Partnership for electrical generation technology education  

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This Engineering Technician education effort adapts an existing two-year Instrumentation and Control (I and C) education program into a model that is focused on electrical-generation technologies. It will also locally implement a program developed elsewhere with National Science Foundation funding, aimed at public schools, and adapt it to stimulate pre-college interest in pursuing energy careers in general. (authors)

2006-11-12

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Current Educational Technology Research Trends in Japan  

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

Nakayama, Minoru; Ueno, Maomi

2009-01-01

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Sports injuries in physical education teacher education students.  

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Sports injuries could be highly detrimental to the career of a physical education teacher education (PETE) student. To enable the development of future sports injury prevention programs, sports injuries in 128 first-year academic bachelor PETE students were registered prospectively during one academic year. Common risk factors for sports injuries, taken from the literature, were also evaluated by means of logistic regression analysis. We found an incidence rate of 1.91 and an injury risk of 0.85, which is higher than generally found in a sports-active population. Most injuries involved the lower extremities, were acute, newly occurring injuries, and took place in non-contact situations. More than half of all injuries lead to an inactivity period of 1 week or more and over 80% of all injuries required medical attention. A major part of these injuries happened during the intracurricular sports classes. Few differences were seen between women and men. A history of injury was a significant risk factor (P?=?0.018) for the occurrence of injuries, and performance of cooling-down exercises was significantly related to a lower occurrence of ankle injuries (P?=?0.031). These data can inform future programs for the prevention of sports injuries in PETE students. PMID:23379854

Goossens, L; Verrelst, R; Cardon, G; De Clercq, D

2013-02-01

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Leading Technology-Rich Schools. Technology & Education, Connections (TEC)  

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This timely book shows how award-winning secondary schools and districts are successfully using technology and making systemic changes to increase student engagement, improve achievement, and re-invigorate the teaching and learning process. Through in-depth case studies, we see how experienced school and district leaders use technology in…

Levin, Barbara B.; Schrum, Lynne

2012-01-01

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

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

van Schaik, Paul

2009-01-01

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Incorporating learning technologies into undergraduate radiography education  

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Purpose: This study investigated the impact of integrating podcasts/audio file downloads and use of an electronic voting system (EVS) on a previously traditionally taught module. Both student (direct entry and mature) and staff satisfaction with the modified structure were evaluated. Method: An interim student evaluation was undertaken during the module, to provide formative data to the module leader about student opinion of the teaching methods and learning technologies. An end of module questionnaire was given to students and staff on the teaching team. Results: From the interim evaluation, given the option of returning to the traditional delivery method, 77.5% of students agreed that the module should continue to run in its blended format. The final evaluation discovered no differences in the behaviour of direct entry students compared to mature students. Both groups accessed the podcasts easily, generally at home, and spent longer studying than if blended learning technologies had not been used. It was discovered that 16% of the mature and 24% of the direct entry students would have preferred lectures to podcasts, although the students were positive about the flexibility offered. Both groups of students were virtually unanimous on the benefits of the EVS to support learning. Conclusion: The researchers concluded that the learning technologies did not create barriers for either student group, and that students' engagement with their learning and level of classroom interactivity were both increased when compared with the previous traditional delivery. The researchers are confident that the described combination of teaching delivery methods is a successful way of allowing small group work to continue with large cohorts.

2009-08-01

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ICT Training for Special Education Frontline Professionals: A Perspective from Students of a Master’s Degree on Special Education  

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Full Text Available A large number of special education professionals agree on the fact that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT is an important tool for teachers and students to overcome barriers and promote the acquisition of skills. ICT can promote school and social integration by diminishing the obstacles for students with Special Education Needs (SEN. A correct educational implementation of ICT depends strongly on the teacher’s awareness of the possibilities of their application and his/her training and capacity to adapt to the differentiated learning styles that he/she encounters in his/her teaching of SEN students. However, the lack of or no training on ICT is one of the most frequently pointed reasons for not using or for misusing the potential that ICT can offer to the education of pupils with SEN as pedagogical tools or as individual Assistive Technologies (AT. The findings of a survey conducted with teachers attending a Master’s Degree on special education, balancing the acquisition of general ICT skills and facts on specially oriented ICT solutions for students with learning disabilities, will be reported here. The educational support provided by trained and specialized professionals at ease with basic ICT skills and assisted by specialized means and techniques constitute a form of aid for the student who needs to see his/her disadvantage reduced or overcome.

Jaime Ribeiro

2010-03-01

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Engaging Online Learners: The Impact of Web-Based Learning Technology on College Student Engagement  

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Widespread use of the Web and other Internet technologies in postsecondary education has exploded in the last 15 years. Using a set of items developed by the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), the researchers utilized the hierarchical linear model (HLM) and multiple regressions to investigate the impact of Web-based learning technology

Chen, Pu-Shih Daniel; Lambert, Amber D.; Guidry, Kevin R.

2010-01-01

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

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

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

2012-01-01

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Informing educational psychology training with students' community engagement experiences  

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

2010-01-01

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

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

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

2005-01-01

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Education of International Students in Soft Cultural Power Promotion  

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Soft culture power promotion has deeply affected the education of international students. Soft cultural Power can utilize the advantages of education of international students studying in China to promote rapidly, to develop vigorously and to spread internationally. The education of international students in soft culture power promotion has made Chinese brilliant culture benefit all human beings and world peace.

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2012-01-01

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The Differences in Students’ Financial Literacy based on Financial Education  

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This paper examines the differences in Financial Literacy among Albanian university students based on their financial education. The main objectives of this study are: i) firstly, to assess the level of financial knowledge, financial attitude and financial behaviour, and to make relevant comparison based on students financial education; ii) secondly, to evaluate an overall score of financial literacy and to investigate its difference among students who are financially educated and their count...

2013-01-01

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Are Non-Eligible Students Affected by Special Education?  

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

2013-01-01

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How can science education foster students' rooting?  

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

Řstergaard, Edvin

2014-06-01

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EFFECT OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES ON STUDENTS  

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

Ashokkumar. B. Surapur

2014-04-01

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Student-Life Stress in Education and Health Service Majors  

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In order to better understand the effects of student-life stress on Education and Health Service majors (n = 195) at a private, religious, Midwestern university in the USA, we assessed student perception of overall stress level and physical stress level using the Student-life Stress Inventory. The targeted sample consisted of students with…

Zascavage, Victoria; Winterman, Kathleen G.; Buot, Max; Wies, Jennifer R.; Lyzinski, Natalie

2012-01-01

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Educational Leaders' Perceptions about Ethical Practices in Student Evaluation  

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"The Student Evaluation Standards" call for student evaluations to be ethical, fair, useful, feasible, and accurate. However, little is known about educators' perceptions about the ethics of student evaluation practices. This study was designed to examine the degree of agreement among administrators about ethical student evaluation practices. It…

Johnson, Robert L.; Green, Susan K.; Kim, Do-Hong; Pope, Nakia S.

2008-01-01

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Mathematics Education and Information Technologies in Emerging Economies  

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

Maria Andrade-Arechiga

2013-09-01

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Students Perceptions of Using Educational Games to Learn Introductory Programming  

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Educational computer games studies experienced rapid growth due to the belief that games can offer various learning benefits being highly popular among younger generations. Programming is considered a challenging subject by students and teachers, consequently students feel less motivated to learn it. It is important to know how educational games can help to enhance our student’s motivation and learning perceptions towards Programming. This paper discusses the authors’ pil...

Roslina Ibrahim; Rasimah Che Mohd Yusoff; Hasiah Mohamed@Omar; Azizah Jaafar

2010-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Preparing faculty and students for an international nursing education experience.  

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As society becomes increasingly globalized, it is imperative to include international educational perspectives in the nursing profession. This article shares experiences of a university and hospital in facilitating education of students of nursing from India. It includes implementing partnerships, student selection process, and transcultural considerations. These considerations include faculty preparation for receiving students from India. In addition, ways to prepare Indian and U.S. students are examined. PMID:16479846

Robinson, Kim; Sportsman, Susan; Eschiti, Valerie S; Bradshaw, Pam; Bol, Todd

2006-01-01

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Enhancing Spatial Cognition Using Mapping Technologies in Earth Science Education  

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The importance of the visual-spatial aspect of science is widely known yet seldom addressed in science instruction. The ability to view the world from multiple perspectives is fundamental to the development of many important scientific concepts (Baker & Piburn, 1997). Earth Science education and the use of emerging mapping technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an effective tool for supporting student learning, inquiry, and problem solving as envisioned by the National Science Education Standards, the Benchmarks for Science Literacy (AAAS, 1993), the Standards For Technological Literacy (2000), and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards (1986). A mixed method approach studied the potential of using mapping techniques and technologies to enhance teachers' and students' thinking about earth and environmental science concepts: such as landforms, the distribution of rock and soil types, and the relationship between abiotic and biotic factors. Using clinical interviews, analysis of artifacts, test scores, spatial reasoning inventory, survey and instrument, the results suggest that mapping and related technologies can provide improved earth and environmental science content learning, enhance spatial cognition skills and promote successful scientific problem solving for teachers and students.

Hagevik, R. A.; Watson, M. E.

2003-12-01

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Information Technology's Role in Educational Organizations.  

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Information technology comprises the systems and tools that support and enhance the teaching, learning, and research processes of educational organizations. Outlines the variables to be considered when improving or updating information technology, including staff, infrastructure, hardware, software, improvement of services, and positioning for…

Rennie, Robert J.

1996-01-01

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Gender Equity. Sources and Resources for Education Students.  

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This volume for students developed by the Teacher Education Equity Project, which worked with 61 teacher educators over 3 years, contains source materials about gender equity for use with various activities, as well as bibliographic and other resource listings. Volume 1, designed for teacher educators, presents activities educators can use with…

Sanders, Jo; Koch, Janice; Urso, Josephine

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Evaluating Learning Technologies: Comments on "A Framework for Quality in Educational Technology Programs" by Confrey, Sabelli, and Sheingold.  

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Discusses the Expert Panel on Educational Technology and its recommendations for evaluation practices. Topics include evaluating the program rather than the technology; organizational change, learning, and equity in innovations; kinds of student learning that can be supported; and evidence of effectiveness. (LRW)

Means, Barbara

2002-01-01

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Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)  

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... emphases on career and educational paths; and (b) comprehensive projects for students and teachers ... of this solicitation for further information. B. Budgetary Information Cost Sharing Requirements ...

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Critical Thinking Skills among Elementary School Students: Comparing Identified Gifted and General Education Student Performance  

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Education reform efforts, including the current adoption of Common Core State Standards, have increased attention to teaching critical thinking skills to all students. This study investigated the critical thinking skills of fourth-grade students from a school district in Texas, including 45 identified gifted students and 163 general education

Kettler, Todd

2014-01-01

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Impact of the Inclusion of Students with Autism on the Academic Achievement of General Education Students  

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The impact of inclusion on general education students has barely been mentioned in the professional literature. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine impact of inclusion of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the academic achievement of the general education students in inclusive classes using an independent measures…

Quinn, James P., Jr.

2011-01-01

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Using Technological Innovation To Improve the Problem-Solving Skills of Middle School Students: Educators' Experiences with the LEGO Mindstorms Robotic Invention System.  

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Describes the creation of an innovative problem-solving course for middle school teachers (based on the LEGO Mindstorms Robotic Invention System) intended to use a combination of logic, hands-on experience, and a modicum of trial and error to help middle school students identify the processes behind effectively solving problems. (SR)

Mauch, Elizabeth

2001-01-01

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Technology integration issues in a special education school in Turkey  

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

Umit Girgin

2011-03-01

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

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

Bravo, Vanessa J.; Young, Michael F.

2011-01-01

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

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

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

2012-01-01

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Educational Blogging: Integrating Technology into Marketing Experience  

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

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

2010-01-01

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Integration of Information Society Technologies Through Modernisation of Higher Education Studies  

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The aim of the dissertation is to reveal the possibilities of the integration of information society technologies and develop an IST integration model through modernisation of higher education studies. This research aims to methodologically justify the integration of the above mentioned technologies into the process of higher education, to evaluate the opportunities of technologies in the modernisation of the study content and process, teachers’ and students’ literacy in using these techn...

Kankevic?iene?, Lina

2012-01-01

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MEDIA EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES IN THE CONDITIONS OF FGOS-3: TO QUESTION STATEMENT  

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Full Text Available New requirements of the society to education result in the need of change of technologies of training. In modern didactics the set of various technologies is pre-sented. According to the author, there is a quite reasonable need of introduction of media educational technologies in process of students training of technical college. In this article the author shows expediency of their introduction in the conditions of FGOS-3.

Mindeeva Svetlana Vil'surovna

2013-09-01

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Teacher Education and Black Male Students in the United States  

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Full Text Available Teacher education programs in the United States (U.S. struggle to prepare teachers to meet the complex needs of elementary and secondary students in public schools - especially those of color, those living in poverty, and those whose first language is not English. In this article, we argue for focused attention on preparing educators to teach African American male students as these students face particular institutional challenges in successfully navigating the U.S. public school system. Drawing from the significant body of research on teacher education and teacher learning for equity and social justice, four Black teacher educators discuss challenges they have faced in classes designed to prepare teachers to teach Black male students. Through an analysis of commonalities in their experiences, they propose means for teacher educators to foster greater understandings of the heterogeneity found among Black male students so that teachers can craft more responsive and responsible educational experiences for Black males.

H. Richard Milner

2013-10-01

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Building Learning Modules for Undergraduate Education Using LEAD Technology  

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Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery (LEAD) has as its goal to make meteorological data, forecast models, and analysis and visualization tools available to anyone who wants to interactively explore the weather as it evolves. LEAD advances through the development and beta-deployment of Integrated Test Beds (ITBs), which are technology build-outs that are the fruition of collaborative IT and meteorological research. As the ITBs mature, opportunities emerge for the integration of this new technological capability into the education arena. The LEAD education and outreach initiative is aimed at bringing new capabilities into classroom from the middle school level to graduate education and beyond, and ensuring the congruency of this technology with curricular. One of the principal goals of LEAD is to democratize the availability of advanced weather technologies for research and education. The degree of democratization is tied to the growth of student knowledge and skills, and is correlated with education level (though not for every student in the same way). The average high school student may experience LEAD through an environment that retains a higher level of instructor control compared to the undergraduate and graduate student. This is necessary to accommodate not only differences in knowledge and skills, but the computer capabilities in the classroom such that the "teachable moment" is not lost.Undergraduates will have the opportunity to query observation data and model output, explore and discover relationships through concept mapping using an ontology service, select domains of interest based on current weather, and employ an experiment builder within the LEAD portal as an interface to configure, launch the WRF model, monitor the workflow, and visualize results using Unidata's Integrated Data Viewer (IDV), whether it be on a local server or across the TeraGrid. Such a robust and comprehensive suite of tools and services can create new paradigms for embedding students in an authentic, contextualized environment where the knowledge domain is an extension, yet integral supplement, to the classroom experience.This presentation describes two different approaches for the use of LEAD in undergraduate education: 1) a use-case for integrating LEAD technology into undergraduate subject material; and 2) making LEAD capability available to a select group of students participating in the National Collegiate Forecasting Contest (NCFC). The use-case (1) is designed to have students explore a particular weather phenomenon (e.g., a frontal boundary, jet streak, or lake effect snow event) through self-guided inquiry, and is intended as a supplement to classroom instruction. Students will use interactive, Web-based, LEAD-to-Learn modules created specifically to build conceptual knowledge of the phenomenon, adjoin germane terminology, explore relationships between concepts and similar phenomena using the LEAD ontology, and guide them through the experiment builder and workflow orchestration process in order to establish a high-resolution WRF run over a region that exhibits the characteristics of the phenomenon they wish to study. The results of the experiment will be stored in the student's MyLEAD workspace from which it can be retrieved, visualized and analyzed for atmospheric signatures characteristic of the phenomenon. The learning process is authentic in that students will be exposed to the same process of investigation, and will have available many of the same tools, as researchers. The modules serve to build content knowledge, guide discovery, and provide assessment while the LEAD portal opens the gateway to real-time observations, model accessibility, and a variety of tools, services, and resources.

Clark, R. D.; Yalda, S.

2006-12-01

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Educational and social priorities of improving the system of physical education students  

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Purpose - pedagogical and sociological research priorities in the system of physical education of students. The study involved more than 800 students. Described educational and social priorities of improving the system of physical education students, the basic ideas and principles of conservation and health by means of physical culture. The necessity of the restructuring and improvement of the physical education of youth in accordance with the level of social demands. It was found that the pr...

Vasylyuk V.N.

2013-01-01

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TURKISH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ CONSIDERATIONS, EXPECTATIONS AND AWARENESS ON DISTANCE EDUCATION  

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Full Text Available Quality of distance education has been improving by technological developments, experiences of educators or experts and feedbacks of learners. In order to improve the quality issues in distance education, considerations of target audiences are gaining importance to understand their considerations that might be clue for developers. Therefore, the purpose of this descriptive study was to investigate Turkish high school students’ considerations, expectations and awareness concerning distance education, especially e-learning, and its implementations. Totally, 1224 students studying 8 different high schools from 6 cities in 4 different regions in Turkey participated to the study. Majority of the students were from computer department at Vocational High Schools. We attempted to collect data representatively in order to draw a framework about the research questions for Turkish case. Results of the study showed that students identified distance education with e-learning. Also, although students had technological competencies which are critical factors for e-learning applications, they did not prefer taking their university education with distance education program because of their habits on traditional nature of classrooms. However, they had huge tendency in terms of taking one of their courses via Internet.

Kursat CAGILTAY

2008-10-01

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Students Perceptions of Using Educational Games to Learn Introductory Programming  

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Full Text Available Educational computer games studies experienced rapid growth due to the belief that games can offer various learning benefits being highly popular among younger generations. Programming is considered a challenging subject by students and teachers, consequently students feel less motivated to learn it. It is important to know how educational games can help to enhance our student’s motivation and learning perceptions towards Programming. This paper discusses the authors’ pilot study of undergraduate students’ perceptions towards using educational games as their learning medium using five constructs: motivation, attitudes, cognitive development, interface and expectation with 24 items. The findings indicated that most students had encouraging positive attitudes and were more motivated to learn Programming using games compared to conventional methods. The findings are hopefully will help to enrich knowledge in understanding students’ perceptions regarding educational games for learning, particularly in the Malaysian context.

Roslina Ibrahim

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An Analysis of Taiwanese Aboriginal StudentsEducational Aspirations  

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Full Text Available By analysing the national data from the Junior Survey of the Taiwan Higher Education Dataset, this study identified significant variables influencing the educational aspirations of aboriginal students at technical and vocational institutions. The study shows that several variables are predictive of the educational aspirations of aboriginal students. Institutional types, more weekly hours of lessons, more time spent on assignment preparation and revision, a higher maternal educational level, a higher GPA, a keen participation in autonomous, academic, or extramural club activities, and a higher self-rating of interpersonal skills are all associated with higher educational aspirations. In contrast, being a female student and a keen participant in musical and sports club activities are associated with lower educational aspirations. Recommendations to improve Taiwanese aboriginal studentseducational aspirations are discussed.

Hsiao-I Hou

2012-04-01

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Robotics Technologies for K-8 Educators:A Semiotic Approach for Instructional Design  

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Full Text Available Play in the K-8 curriculum? What robotic technologies are currently available for educators having no prior computer programming experience? and How should instruction in robotics technologies for K-8 educators be designed? Robotics engineering courses have provided undergraduate computer science students with opportunities for designing and programming simulations of robotic tasks. In contrast, many teacher education programs have lacked courses in this area. Educators who have not gained a conceptual understanding of computer programming could lack the skills that would have enabled them to successfully integrate robotics technologies into their K-8 curriculum.

Antoinette P. Bruciati

2004-02-01

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Rural Students? Skills and Attitudes Towards Information and Communication Technology  

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

Hairulliza M. Judi

2011-01-01

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Advance the Earth Science Education in China by Using New Technology  

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

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

2013-12-01

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Leveraging mobile computing and communication technologies in education: : Incorporation of mobile learning into Tertiary Education  

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The emergence of mobile computing and communication technologies has come with it, an unprecedented transformation in digitalising every aspect of human activities. This transformation has brought about a high degree of mobility in the way knowledge is constructed, processed, stored and disseminated through the use of portable information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as smart phones, tablets, personal computers and laptop computers. These mobile devices use mobile communication infrastructure to promote the mobility affordances for human activities anywhere and anytime. Although education and technology have evolved in tandem over the past years, this dissertation recognises the lapse that there is, in not being able to effectively leverage technology to improve education delivery by most educators. The study appreciates the enormousness of mobile computing and communication technologies in contributing to the development of tertiary education delivery, and has taken keen interest to investigate how the capacities of these technologies can be leveraged and incorporated effectively into the pedagogic framework of tertiary education. The purpose is to research into how these ubiquitous ICTs can be used to facilitate teaching and learning, based on a conceptual framework, which uses mobile learning platform to supplement traditional face-to-face method of education. The study uses both qualitative and quantitative data with action research as the strategy of inquiry. The study was situated within a developing country context using Ghana as the case study. In view of this, the m-learning project of Central University College with student population of about 10,000 and teaching staff of 143 was purposefully and conveniently selected as the case study for this thesis. The analysis of the results conducted after rigorous theoretical and empirical research unveiled the following: Mobile technologies can be incorporated into tertiary education if it has a strong theoretical underpinning, which links technology and pedagogy; the technology would not work if the userâ??s concerns in relation to the use of the technology is not holistically resolved; mobile technologies offer tremendous opportunities for the generation, processing, storing and disseminating knowledge. These findings led to the conceptualisation of the STUMP framework as a theoretical contribution for ensuring effective leveraging and incorporation of mobile computing and communication technologies into tertiary education.

Annan, Nana Kofi

2014-01-01

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Infusing Photonics Education into Telecommunication Technology AAS Programs  

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Provided by The National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (Op-Tec),this 64-page PDF Program Planning Guide was written by Fred Seeber and Raman Kolluri of Camden County College. It is a detailed guide to merging Telecommunication technology and Photonics education. There is a history on photonics in telecommunication, detailed curriculum, labs and equipment recommendations, faculty training materials, and recommendations as to how to implement and sustain this program in your institution. The final chapter, Chapter 7: Building the âÂÂPipelineâ for Future Photonics Technician Studentsâ¦â is a very important aspect to this transition. It explains how to connect and recruit with high school students in order to spark their interest in a photonic technician program. This is an important resource for those community colleges looking to modernize and expand their current telecommunication curriculum.

Kolluri, Raman; Seeber, Fred

2009-09-30

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Florida Advanced Technology Education Center for Manufacturing (FLATE)  

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The Florida Advanced Technology Education Center for Manufacturing is dedicated to the creation of a manufacturing education system that offers "technical programs, curriculum development, best practice demonstrations, and student training" required to create a workforce with high performance skills to fill the needs of the ever-growing manufacturing industry. To that end, its website provides multi-media projects and activities as well asfaculty support that help develop current skills which are in demand inthe industry. These projects and activities could be used in largelecture courses or in small groups. This website would be ideal forteachers seeking to update or create from scratch manufacturing courses,and for students seek to develop a skill set that will be required of them in the job market.

2007-05-30

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An investigation of educational technology standarts of physical education candidate teachers in terms of several variables  

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Full Text Available The present study was designed to evaluate physical education candidate teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs of technology usage in line with the views of physical education candidate teachers in terms of NETS*T standards and to find out whether their self-efficacy beliefs differentiate in terms of gender, time spent using computer, computer usage level, time spent using the internet and their type of using the internet. This study aims at revealing the overall state of pre-service physical education teachers in terms of educational technology standards. The survey method was applied in this study to collect the research data. The scale developed by Çoklar (2008 taking into consideration the sub-factors of NETS-T standards was used as the data gathering tool. 332 (male=203; female=129 final year undergraduate students studying at physical education department at 9 different universities participated in the study. One-way analysis of variance, one-sample independent t test and frequency, percentage from descriptive statistics were used in the analyses of the study and level of significance was set at .05. It was found that teacher candidates participated in the study had a high level of self-efficacy regarding educational technology standards. It was determined that there was not a significant difference between the time spent using computers, the time spent using the internet and sub-level self-efficacy beliefs of educational technology standards but there was a significant difference between level of using computer, type of using the internet and sub-level self-efficacy beliefs of educational technology standards.

Erkan Faruk ?irin

2013-05-01

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Understanding Ethnic Chinese Student’s Tertiary Education Decision-making  

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Although branding has become the latest focus in tertiary education to attract international students, little has been written about the influence of brand message on student’s choice of education destination in relation to other influence factors. Results from extensive questionnaire research (mall intercept) supported the hypotheses that cultural value, promotional media used, and a brand positioning statement with assurance content has a positive impact on choice of tertiary education am...

Kim-Choy Chung; Kim-Shyan Fam; Holdsworth, David K.

2009-01-01

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Is it the intervention or the students? using linear regression to control for student characteristics in undergraduate STEM education research.  

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Although researchers in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education are currently using several methods to analyze learning gains from pre- and posttest data, the most commonly used approaches have significant shortcomings. Chief among these is the inability to distinguish whether differences in learning gains are due to the effect of an instructional intervention or to differences in student characteristics when students cannot be assigned to control and treatment groups at random. Using pre- and posttest scores from an introductory biology course, we illustrate how the methods currently in wide use can lead to erroneous conclusions, and how multiple linear regression offers an effective framework for distinguishing the impact of an instructional intervention from the impact of student characteristics on test score gains. In general, we recommend that researchers always use student-level regression models that control for possible differences in student ability and preparation to estimate the effect of any nonrandomized instructional intervention on student performance. PMID:24591502

Theobald, Roddy; Freeman, Scott

2014-01-01

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Understanding the Effects of Professors' Pedagogical Development with Clicker Assessment and Feedback Technologies and the Impact on Students' Engagement and Learning in Higher Education  

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Clicker Assessment and Feedback (CAF) is an instructional assessment and feedback strategy that is incorporated with interactive technologies, often referred to as clickers. Several thousand colleges and universities across Europe and North America have adopted CAF as a strategy in their classrooms. This study has three major objectives. The first…

Han, Jae Hoon; Finkelstein, Adam

2013-01-01

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Solar energy education: New materials for teachers and students  

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The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) has developed teacher education materials for classroom use. One set of the materials has been designed for elementary/middle-school students, and the other for upper level/high school students. The middle school level includes more than 25 hands-on exercises for classroom use, covering the basics of solar water heating, photovoltaic, solar design and various principles. The unit also has a bibliography, teacher and student internet links, and other reference materials. The complete curriculum unit is available at no charge from the FSEC web site. The high school unit contains several PowerPoint presentations on various aspects of solar energy. ready for classroom presentation or hand out to students. Materials currently available include nearly 100 slides showing applications of solar energy systems around the world and explaining the principles and concepts of the technologies; case studies on successful solar applications; a presentation on solar energy uses in agriculture, and a philosophical case study on the uses of solar energy to replace fossil fuels. This complete set of materials is also available at no charge on the Internet web site. This presentation will discuss these materials, offer ideas on using them in the classroom, and how to work with teachers to get the materials in use. Sample presentation materials will be shown. This will be the first presentation of the new upper level/high school materials. (au)

Sheinkopf, B.M.; Sheinkopf, K.G. [Florida Solar Energy Center, Cocoa, FL (United States)

2000-07-01

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How Sex Education Research Methodologies Frame GLBTIQ Students  

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The "bullied" gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and otherwise Queer (GLBTIQ) student is a fairly recent figure in the sexuality education research literature. GLBTIQ students have previously been problematised by sex education research in a range of different ways and have been the subjects of varying methodological…

Jones, Tiffany

2013-01-01

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Neoliberal Education and Student Movements in Chile: Inequalities and Malaise  

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This article examines the major consequences of the neoliberal education system implemented in Chile during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet and how two important student movements contested this structure. In 2006 and 2011, thousands of students filled the streets to demand better public education, more social justice and equal opportunities.…

Cabalin, Cristian

2012-01-01

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Career and Educational Interests of Johnson County High School Students.  

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The report presents the major findings of a joint research project designed to determine the career and educational interests of Johnson County (Kansas) high school students. Results of these studies provide valuable insights into the current and future educational needs of the county's high school students and assist the school administrators and…

Conklin, Karen A.

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Perceptions of the effects of clicker technology on student learning and engagement: a study of freshmen Chemistry students  

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Full Text Available While technology – in the form of laptops and cellphones – may be the cause of much of the distraction in university and college classrooms, some, including the personal or classroom response system (PRS/CRS or clicker, also present pedagogical opportunities to enhance student engagement. The current study explored the reactions of students to clicker implementation in a large, introductory chemistry class. During the final class of the semester, 200 students in an introductory chemistry class responded to an attitudinal and informational student survey using both Likert-type and non-Likert type questions to evaluate their perception of the implementation of the clickers and their impact on student learning and engagement. The results demonstrated that, when implemented effectively, clickers contribute to greater student engagement and, ultimately, an opportunity for professors to enact best practices in higher education pedagogy. This study points to the importance of effective pedagogy in making clickers worthwhile.

Jenepher Lennox Terrion

2012-03-01

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A Study of Mathematics Infusion in Middle School Technology Education Classes  

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The present study examined the impact of introducing a mathematics infused engineering/technology education (ETE) curriculum on students' mathematics content knowledge and attitudes toward mathematics. The purpose of the present study was to: (a) compare the effects of a mathematics infused ETE curriculum and a control curriculum on student

Burghardt, M. David; Hecht, Deborah; Russo, Maria; Lauckhardt, James; Hacker, Michael

2010-01-01

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Assessing the Value of Embedded Librarians in an Online Graduate Educational Technology Course  

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The increase in online programs has been accompanied by the need for library instruction and support for online students. Students enrolled in off-campus programs have to be able to successfully access and use digital library resources to complete course requirements. An embedded librarian project in an online graduate educational technology

Edwards, Mary; Kumar, Swapna; Ochoa, Marilyn

2010-01-01

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Gender Equity Right from the Start. Instructional Activities for Teacher Educators in Mathematics, Science, and Technology.  

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This volume for instructors contains general information about gender equity in mathematics, science, and technology (MST) education, teaching activities, learning assessment materials, and suggestions for action research projects to be carried out for students. The second volume for students contains source materials for use with various…

Sanders, Jo; Koch, Janice; Urso, Josephine

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Evaluating the effiicacy of a hybrid nutrition course offered to on-campus and distance education students  

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The purpose of this research endeavor was to identify and apply effective strategies to evaluate the efficacy of a university-level general education hybrid nutrition course offered to distance education and on-campus students. A review of relevant literature indicated that student engagement levels, student characteristics, and the use of instructional technology are important to consider when evaluating postsecondary learning environments. Furthermore, the balance of asynchronous and synch...

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

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

Dragnev Y. V.

2012-07-01

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Higher Education in Further Education: Student Perceptions of the Value of Foundation Degree Qualifications  

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This paper seeks to illuminate the crucial and contradictory features of Higher Education (HE) in Further Education (FE) student experience as seen through students' perceptions. The empirical study of Foundation degree (Fd) students studying in FE Colleges using a critical hermeneutics approach, raises a contrasting perspective on the HE in FE…

Robinson, Denise

2012-01-01

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Condition of Access: Higher Education for Lower Income Students. ACE/Praeger Series on Higher Education.  

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Chapters in this collection discuss the state of access to U.S. higher education institutions for lower income students and the status of student aid programs. The chapters of part 1, "College Access Issues for Lower Income Students," contains: (1) "Educational Opportunity in America" (Brian K. Fitzgerald and Jennifer A. Delaney); and (2) "An…

Heller, Donald E., Ed.

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Physics students` conceptions of energy and technological development in energy  

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This study was designed to find out students` conceptions of the relationship of energy use and technological development in energy. It was conducted by administering a questionnaire to 133 first year physics students at a University. The results were analyzed to identify students` conceptions on energy use and technological development in energy. Finally, implications on teaching of energy is discussed in this paper. (author)

Zain, A.N.M. [University of Science Malaysia, Penang (Malaysia). School of Educational Studies; Sulaiman, F. [University of Science Malaysia, Penang (Malaysia). School of Physics

1998-05-01

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An Analysis of the Technology Education Curriculum of Six Countries  

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

Rasinen, Aki

2009-10-16

406

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

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

Park, Yeonjeong

2011-01-01

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

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

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

2011-01-01

408

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

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

Crippen, Kent J.; Archambault, Leanna

2012-01-01

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Assessing Information and Communication Technology Literacy of Education Undergraduates: Instrument Development.  

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In recent years, the view that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is vital in K-12 education has become widespread. ICT use in schools has increased and various professional bodies have set ICT standards for students and teachers. Schools of education are under pressure to produce teachers who are able to effectively integrate…

Davies, JoAnne E.; Szabo, Michael; Montgomerie, Craig

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Interprofessional Education Among Student Health Professionals Using Human Patient Simulation  

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Objective. To describe the planning, implementation, and outcomes of an interprofessional education clinical laboratory facilitated through human patient simulation. Design. An interprofessional education clinical laboratory was developed with a patient-care scenario of acute exacerbation of heart failure that incorporated the use of a high-fidelity patient simulator. Pharmacy and nursing students assumed clinical roles in this realistic scenario and collaborated to diagnose and treat the patient. Assessment. Student attitudes toward and readiness to participate in interprofessional education improved following participation in the laboratory. Students reported that the greatest benefit of the experience was in their communication skills. Conclusion. Students’ ability to participate in interprofessional education experiences and their attitudes toward them improved following participation in this curricular initiative. Further evaluation of the impact of interprofessional education on student learning outcomes and changes in practice is warranted.

Chmil, Joyce V.

2014-01-01

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Interprofessional education among student health professionals using human patient simulation.  

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Objective. To describe the planning, implementation, and outcomes of an interprofessional education clinical laboratory facilitated through human patient simulation. Design. An interprofessional education clinical laboratory was developed with a patient-care scenario of acute exacerbation of heart failure that incorporated the use of a high-fidelity patient simulator. Pharmacy and nursing students assumed clinical roles in this realistic scenario and collaborated to diagnose and treat the patient. Assessment. Student attitudes toward and readiness to participate in interprofessional education improved following participation in the laboratory. Students reported that the greatest benefit of the experience was in their communication skills. Conclusion. Students' ability to participate in interprofessional education experiences and their attitudes toward them improved following participation in this curricular initiative. Further evaluation of the impact of interprofessional education on student learning outcomes and changes in practice is warranted. PMID:24954934

Bolesta, Scott; Chmil, Joyce V

2014-06-17

412

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

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

Wagner, C.L.

1992-09-01

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

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

Wagner, C.L.

1992-09-01

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OPEN PRIMARY EDUCATION SCHOOL STUDENTS’ OPINIONS ABOUT MATHEMATICS TELEVISION PROGRAMMES  

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Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to determine open primary education school students’ opinions about mathematics television programmes. This study indicated that to determine differences among open primary education school students’ opinions about mathematics television programmes point of view students’ characteristics like gender, age, grade, frequency of watching mathematics television programmes and living place. The sample consists of 99 students which were selected randomly from open primary school students in Eskisehir in 2005-2006 education years. Data were collected by a questionnaire which consists of 15 items and a demographical information form. Frequency tables, t-test and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA were employed to analyze data. According to the results of the study, open primary education school students have some negative opinions about language, terms, suitability for learning levels, expression speed, number of repeating broadcast and summaries of mathematics television programmes.

Kursat YENILMEZ

2008-10-01

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College Students’ Sports Consumption and College Physical Education in China  

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Full Text Available The sports consumption trend of college students has some instructive significance for higher physical education. Chinese College students’ sports consumption has its specific content, motive and levels, it reflects some background factors such as economic, class and culture and different developmental needs for physical development of college students. College physical education should meet the demands of different students in different levels and situations. In the concrete teaching process, college physical education need to strengthen the teaching of richness, targeted, flexibility and education guidance. Measures such as consolidating foundation teaching, increasing the depth of the teaching, exploring the layered teaching and strengthening the guided teaching should be taken to make full use of the utility of sports resources as well as enlarging basic physical education’s coverage.

Yi Ding

2014-02-01

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Educating personnel for nuclear technology in Czechoslovakia  

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The basic preconditions are discussed of educating personnel for nuclear power and nuclear technology in Czechoslovakia. In educating specialists, the high societal significance of nuclear power and the need to obtain qualified personnel for safeguarding safety and reliability of nuclear facilities operation should primarily be borne in mind. The system of training applies not only to operating and maintenance personnel of nuclear power plants but also to fuel and power generation, transport, engineering, building industry, health care, education and other personnel. (J.B.)

1980-01-01

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Retooling Perspectives on Technology’s Role in Language Education  

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Full Text Available Broad assumptions are commonly made on how technology, including anything from computers, whiteboards, and iPads, can transform and revolutionize teaching, independent learning, assessment, and other educational initiatives. Furthermore, changes in school programs are at times instituted at break-neck speeds with little understanding of the effects that technology can have on the actual learning process. This "perspectives" piece calls for a need to maintain realistic expectations and to invest in training, not devices

Randall Davis

2011-09-01

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Student Response Technology: Empirically Grounded or Just a Gimmick?  

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Student Response Technology (SRT) involves the use of hand-held remotes by students during classroom lectures to electronically respond to questions. This study surveyed 350 students enrolled in one of 13 lower-division university science classes taught by five different instructors who used SRT. The survey probed students' perceptions of SRT in…

Nagy-Shadman, Elizabeth; Desrochers, Cynthia

2008-01-01

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Building Relationship between Education Institutions and Students: Student Loyalty in Self-Financed Tertiary Education  

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This study attempts to test the applicability of relationship marketing concepts within the self-financed tertiary education (SFTE) industry. Building on the well-established relationship marketing concepts, a conceptual model is proposed in this study to investigate the casual relationship between relationship commitment and student loyalty, and the key determinants of relationship commitment (relationship benefits, relationship termination costs, shared values, and trust). To achieve the ab...

2011-01-01

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Changing the Education Culture through Technology  

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Technology has a potentially rich, but largely unrealised, role in teaching and learning. This role is defined variously by what the teacher has available, has had time to learn, or can find an appropriate use for, and by what students have access to, are familiar with, and are willing to use. In all of these ways, technology usually plays an adjunct role to others, more traditional modalities for teaching and learning, including lecture, laboratory, library, textbook, tutorial, and practicum...

Rizek, Nouhad; Choueiri, Elias M.

2007-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Impact of Environmental Education Kit on Students’ Environmental Literacy  

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To support the implementation of environmental education (EE) across the curriculum, WWF-Malaysia has developed Environmental Education Kit (EE-Kit) to increase the level of environmental literacy of students. Environmental literacy is a part of EE that refers to knowledge, awareness, behavior, environmental attitude and participation. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of environmental literacy amongst students based on gender and stream of study also student perception on ...

Misbahul Jannah; Lilia Halim; Subahan Mohd Meerah, T.; Muhammad Fairuz

2013-01-01

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Identifying higher education students at risk : Grade 12 results  

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Due to limited space and the fact that only a few learners can be admitted, higher educational institutions need to identify learners that will be able to complete the academic programs available at the higher education institution and identify students that are at risk of dropping out or failing. Higher education institutions therefore, make use of admission criteria to identify the learners who have the ability to complete the qualification enrolled for and the students that are at risk of ...

Bierman, Ansie Jaconette

2013-01-01

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Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics: Student Outcomes, 2012  

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This publication presents information about the outcomes of students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) during 2011. The figures are derived from the Student Outcomes Survey, which is an annual survey that covers students who have an Australian address as their usual address and are awarded a qualification (graduates), or…

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012

2012-01-01

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Students' Perceptions on Intrapreneurship Education--Prerequisites for Learning Organisations  

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The aim of this qualitative study is to understand the prerequisites for learning organisations (LO) as perceived by university students. Intrapreneurship education offers possibilities to increase student's adaptation of learning organisation's climate and behaviour. By analysing students' perceptions, more information about learning organisation…

Kansikas, Juha; Murphy, Linda

2010-01-01

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Modeling Antecedents of Student Loyalty in Higher Education  

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The purpose of this investigation is to understand the antecedents of student loyalty in the Brazilian context. In particular we address the impact of student trust, commitment and quality perception on loyalty. A quantitative study was conducted among business management student majors from two private Brazilian Higher Education Institutions…

Perin, Marcelo Gattermann; Sampaio, Claudio Hoffmann; Simoes, Claudia; de Polvora, Rosiane Polvora

2012-01-01

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Faculty and Students Conceptions of Assessment in Higher Education  

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Assessment in higher education serves multiple purposes such as providing information about student learning, student progress, teaching quality, and program and institutional accountability. Yet, little is known about faculty and students' attitudes regarding different aspects of assessment that have wide-ranging implications for policy and…

Fletcher, Richard B.; Meyer, Luanna H.; Anderson, Helen; Johnston, Patricia; Rees, Malcolm

2012-01-01

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Student Retention in Higher Education: Some Conceptual and Programmatic Perspectives.  

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Provides a review of conceptual perspectives on the salient issues affecting student retention in higher education generally, and minority student retention in particular, over the past few decades. Also summarizes programmatic strategies implemented at institutions as examples of student retention initiatives that have had significant impacts.…

Lang, Marvel

2002-01-01

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Nutrition Education Module Appeals to Students at Georgia State  

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This article describes the development and evaluation of a nutrition education module, "Nutrition Survival Skills," for freshmen students at a large urban university. Students' perceptions of the module, presented by five nutrition graduate students as part of Freshmen Learning Communities (FLCs) and Georgia State University (GSU) 1010, New…

Kicklighter, Jana; Jonnalagadda, Satya S.; McClendon, Jamie; Hopkins, Barbara L.

2005-01-01

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Coping by Copying? Higher Education Institutions' Student Recruitment Strategies  

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Growing national and international competition for students puts pressure on higher education institutions (HEIs) to develop marketing and student recruitment strategies; these are also driven by financial stress caused by performance-based funding mechanisms. In this paper we explore Norwegian HEIs' student recruitment strategies. What type of…

Frolich, Nicoline; Brandt, Synnove; Hovdhaugen, Elisabeth; Aamodt, Per Olaf

2009-01-01