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Innovative technologies in physical education of students.  

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

Sychova T.V.

2012-01-01

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Information technologies in physical education of student young people  

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

Ivchatova T.V.

2010-01-01

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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. The performance level of students with disabilities was low in both groups, but additional small-group instruction in special education settings helped several students with disabilities achieve at levels commensurate with their peers without disabilities.

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

2004-01-01

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

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

Ozana URAL

2007-01-01

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Simulation technology achievement of students in physical education classes.  

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

??moshenko A.V.

2010-01-01

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

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

Ibrahim Turan

2010-01-01

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

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

Noraishiyah Abdullah

2013-01-01

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

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

Copenhaver, John

2004-01-01

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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.

Ståle Angen Rye

2008-01-01

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

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

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

2010-01-01

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

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

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

2013-01-01

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Using Distance Technology to Sustain Teacher Education for Student Teachers in Isolated Areas: The Technology Supported Induction Network  

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This qualitative study evaluated the Technology Supported Induction Network's (TSIN) effect on 15 elementary education student teachers in isolated rural schools. The student teachers were 50-300 miles away from their university; thus, it was difficult for faculty to provide support and supervision. The TSIN provided student teachers with…

Fry, Sara Winstead; Bryant, Carol

2007-01-01

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Student Readiness for Technology Enhanced History Education in Turkish High Schools  

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

?brahim Turan

2010-01-01

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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

2009-01-01

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

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

Shumakov O.V.; Oksiom P.M.

2010-01-01

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

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

Zekeriya GÖKTA?

2011-01-01

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MODULAR TECHNOLOGY IN THE COURSE OF SPORTS EDUCATION OF SCHOOL STUDENTS  

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

Lopukhina Alexander Sergeevna

2013-01-01

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Literature Review: Educational Technology  

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

Blazer, Christie

2008-01-01

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

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

Sedliar Yu.V.

2011-01-01

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

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

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

2012-12-01

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

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

Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw

2010-01-01

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What Is Educational Technology?  

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

Ingle, Henry T.

1975-01-01

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

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

Baran, Bahar; Keles, Esra

2011-01-01

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Management of health in the aspect of technology of amateurish athletic education of students with hyposthenic health  

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Full Text Available The results of evaluation of educational effects of the developed pedagogical technology of students education are resulted. 86 students which are exempt from employments on physical education took part in an experiment. Part of students was engaged in amateurish athletic education, other - on an abstract form. It is well-proven that the technology developed by year's end allowed to form for the students of experimental group thorough and complete knowledge and ability for the improvement of the health (78,05%), increase of capacity (82,93%), organization of athletic leisure (73,17%). In a control group - the presence of fragmentary, not deep knowledge which are needed for initiation of athletic activity is saved.

Vilyanskiy V.N.; Chernigovskaya S.A.

2012-01-01

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

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

Smolyakova I.D.

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

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

Christian Le Marjo A. Caipang

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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; Esra Kurter

2007-01-01

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

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

Maurizio Manuguerra; Peter Petocz

2011-01-01

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

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

Mojica, Kern D.

2010-01-01

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

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

Flick, L.B.

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Information and communication technology: students' health education in 1st- to 6th-grade South Korea elementary schools.  

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BACKGROUND: The purposes of this study were to (1) identify school nurses' awareness of information and communication technology (ICT) use in students' health education and (2) explore the barriers or reasons for the adoption of ICT in school nursing practice, while (3) presenting strategies to speed ICT diffusion and dissemination into practice. METHODS: For data collection, 209 primary school nurses in K province of Korea were selected and e-mailed the questionnaires. Collected data were analyzed as frequency, percentages, and chi-square tests. RESULTS: The major reasons to adopt ICT were increasing school nurses' confidence in providing health education and improving teaching methods using diverse multimedia. The major barriers to utilization of ICT were lack of time for preparation of educational materials, lack of software availability, and lack of computer skills of school nurses and students. Several strategies were suggested to speed the diffusion of ICT into students' health education, such as integrating a health education course into regular curriculum. CONCLUSIONS: It is important to identify barriers and reasons for adoption of ICT in school nursing. In addition, strategies should be emphasized that result in more rapid diffusion of these technologies in school nursing practice.

Lee E; Park H; Whyte J; Jeong E

2013-09-01

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

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

Freeman, S.; Kintsch, A.

2003-12-01

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

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

Natalya Churlyaeva, Sergey Kukushkin

2011-01-01

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Technology and Education  

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

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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.

Nikolaos VERNADAKIS; Maria GIANNOUSI; Efi Tsitskari; Panagiotis ANTONIOU; Sfthimis KIOUMOURTZOGLOU,

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The Case for Using SMS Technologies to Support Distance Education Students in South Africa: Conversations  

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The rate of adoption of mobile technologies in Africa's developing countries is amongst the highest in the world and by 2005 there may be almost 100 billion mobile users in Africa (Keegan, 2002; Brown, 2005). This is just one of the reasons why servicing distance students in this country through m-learning support tools should enjoy…

Viljoen, Jeanne-Marie; Du Preez, Carl; Cook, Antoinette

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

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

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

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

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

Vedat AKTEPE; Leyla AKTEPE

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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; Perpetua DADZIE

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How to Promote a Technology Education Program: An Effective Campaign Will Increase Student Enrollment, Spread Goodwill, Reflect a Positive Image, and Grow Positive Involvement  

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The advertising, marketing, promotion, and positioning of technology education programs have become increasingly important. Yet the rewards of promoting a program will not only bring more students and resources to the classroom, it will also bring support on a larger scale, resulting in added resources to help all students become more successful.…

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Art Education Technology: Digital Storytelling  

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|The application of digital storytelling to art education is an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based, hands-on project that integrates the arts, education, local communities, technology, and storytelling. Through digital storytelling, students develop and apply multiliteracy skills, aesthetic sensitivities, and critical faculties to address greater…

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

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

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

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Full Text Available The shape of Higher Education (HE) in the UK and internationally is changing, with wider access policies leading to greater diversity and heterogeneity in contemporary student populations world-wide. Students in the 21st Century are often described as “fragmented”; meaning they are frequently working whilst participating in a full time Degree programme. Consequently, those in the HE setting are required to become “future ready” which increasingly involves the seamless integration of new digital technologies into undergraduate programmes of teaching and learning. The present study evaluated the effectiveness of the “Inter-Life” three-dimensional virtual world as a suitable Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) tool to support the initial stages of transition from school into university. Our results demonstrate that Inter-Life is “fit for purpose” in terms of the robustness of both the educational and technical design features. We have shown that Inter-Life provides a safe space that supports induction mediated by active learning tasks using learner-generated, multi-modal transition tools. In addition, through the provision of private spaces, Inter-Life also supports and fosters the development of critical reflective thinking skills. However, in keeping with the current literature in the field, some of the students expressed a wish for more training in the functional and social skills required to navigate and experience the Inter-Life virtual world more effectively. Such findings resonate with the current debate in the field which challenges the notion of “digital natives”, but the present study has also provided some new evidence to support the role of virtual worlds for the development of a suitable community to support students undergoing transition to university.

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

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Students and Educational Productivity  

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

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

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

Yan, Hanbing; Xiao, Yumin; Wang, Qiyun

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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.

Hilal CO?KUN; Bayram AKARSU; ?. Af?in KAR?PER

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Technology in Education  

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

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[Unique system for education of medical technology and cytotechnology students at Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts].  

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For students orienting medical technologist (MT) and cytotechnologist (CT), a peculiar system of education is operated in Department of Life Science, Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts. Forty candidates for MT are selected from 90 students at end of the university first year. They study from lectures and practices specialized in medicine and face another selection at end of the third year. Selected candidates (ten and some in number) will challenge examination for CT license as well as that for MT license in the forth year in "double-license course". Prior to these selections, education for CT is started at the first year in order to clarify suitability of each student as a CT from earlier stage. In parallel, education for basic medical research is opened to all students at the first year for developing another suitability in them. Topics in cytopathology, neuroscience, cellular culture and regenerative medicine are presented to stimulate their interest in graduate school. Kake Educational Institution Cytopathological Center is located in the university campus and provides excellent facility for basic medical research. The university develops talent of students both for MT and CT through license acquisition and basic researcher for modern medicine in collaboration with this research center. The premier group of students under application of this system is active at the third year at present. They understand their own suitability and spend their time in the best manner toward their goal. We are confident that this system activates talent of students without overload.

Ohno E; Sakaguchi T; Miyake Y; Ohno S; Yakushiji H; Miyamoto T

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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

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ASPECTS REGARDING THE MODERNIZATION OF THE DIDACTIC TECHNOLOGY AND STRATEGY IN THE UPPER EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, A SUPPORT IN THE STUDENTS’ INITIAL TRAINING AS FUTURE GEOGRAPHY TEACHERS  

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Full Text Available The present paper aims at defining the concept of modernization of the didactic technology and strategy précising the sense of the two notions, respectively didactic technology and learning technical means. There are exemplified certain models of upper education didactic strategies used in the teaching-learning process with direct reference to Geography. Their purpose is the development of the cognitive interests, of knowledge accessibility, as well as to make the students sensitive, aware, and able to apply them during their pedagogical training and in their future activity in the educational field.

Viorica TOMESCU; Cornel GOLEA; Ioan MARINESCU; Alina VL?DU?; Cristina MARA

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

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

Kelly, Stacy M.; Smith, Derrick W.

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Governmentality, student autonomy and nurse education.  

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AIM: This paper is a report of a study to explore how governmental practices operated in nurse education. Background. Since the 1980s nurse education internationally has been strongly influenced by educational theories that aim to promote student autonomy by encouraging self-direction and critical thinking. Newer curriculum models advocate transformative approaches leading to greater emancipation, social equity and inclusion. Although these changes have been positively evaluated there had been limited critical research on how student behaviour is governed. METHOD: A discourse analytic study was conducted from 2000 to 2004 using interviews (n = 30) with a purposive sample students and teachers in one United Kingdom university. Data were also collated from the course curriculum and student handbook for the students' programme. Data were analysed to identify how student behaviour is governed. FINDINGS: Two governing practices are described: control and technologies of the self. These practices contribute to an overall system of governing student behaviour that creates tension between the avowed progressive empowerment discourse and taken for granted everyday educational practices. Students are subjected to a range of governmental and disciplinary strategies and, through a process of normalization, ultimately become their own supervisors within the system. CONCLUSION: The tensions between the demands of a professional outcome-based nursing programme and notions of empowerment and student autonomy have not been resolved. Instead, present educational practice is characterized by normalizing discursive practices that aim to produce a specific version of a student subject as autonomous learner. Thus, discourses of both empowerment and professional behaviour govern students.

Darbyshire C; Fleming VE

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Perceived skill and utilisation of information technology in medical education among final year medical students, Universiti Putra Malaysia.  

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The objective of this survey was to obtain a self-reported assessment of the use of information technology (IT) by final year medical students. Two hundred and sixty five students responded to a questionnaire survey. 81.5% of students considered their computer skills adequate, while 87.9% had access to computers outside the campus. Most students reported adequate skills at word processing, e-mailing and surfing the Internet. Fifty three percent of students spent three hours or more each week on the computer. While students indicated a general willingness to access Internet-based materials, further steps need to be taken to increase the use of this method of instruction. PMID:16570704

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Perceived skill and utilisation of information technology in medical education among final year medical students, Universiti Putra Malaysia.  

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The objective of this survey was to obtain a self-reported assessment of the use of information technology (IT) by final year medical students. Two hundred and sixty five students responded to a questionnaire survey. 81.5% of students considered their computer skills adequate, while 87.9% had access to computers outside the campus. Most students reported adequate skills at word processing, e-mailing and surfing the Internet. Fifty three percent of students spent three hours or more each week on the computer. While students indicated a general willingness to access Internet-based materials, further steps need to be taken to increase the use of this method of instruction.

Lim TA; Wong WH; Lim KY

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

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

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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

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Are Special Education Students Happy?  

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

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

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Biology Education for Handicapped Students.  

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The paper discusses the provision of biology education to handicapped students in terms of teacher preparation, student instructional materials, and existing science programs. Among the programs available for the teacher who wants to teach science to handicapped students are NUSTEP (Nebraska University Secondary Teacher Education Project) and…

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A Mixed Methods Comparison of Teacher Education Faculty Perceptions of the Integration of Technology into Their Courses and Student Feedback on Technology Proficiency  

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|Results from previous studies on pre-service teacher technology integration and faculty perceptions of technology integration within the teacher education program at a medium-sized, Midwestern university are compared to account for the self-reported lack of confidence pre-service teachers have integrating technology into their teaching. Also…

Teclehaimanot, Berhane; Mentzer, Gale; Hickman, Torey

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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.

Bonaduce J; Quigley B

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Staying connected: online education engagement and retention using educational technology tools.  

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The objective of this article is to inform educators about the use of currently available educational technology tools to promote student retention, engagement and interaction in online courses. Educational technology tools include content management systems, podcasts, video lecture capture technology and electronic discussion boards. Successful use of educational technology tools requires planning, organization and use of effective learning strategies.

Salazar J

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Staying connected: online education engagement and retention using educational technology tools.  

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The objective of this article is to inform educators about the use of currently available educational technology tools to promote student retention, engagement and interaction in online courses. Educational technology tools include content management systems, podcasts, video lecture capture technology and electronic discussion boards. Successful use of educational technology tools requires planning, organization and use of effective learning strategies. PMID:20803836

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

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The goal of this chapter is to outline a theoretical and empirical perspective on how learners' conceptions of educational technology might influence their learning activities and thereby determine the power of computer-based learning environments. Starting with an introduction to the concept of pow...

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

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

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USE OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY IN PROMOTING DISTANCE EDUCATION  

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

Muhammad RASHID; Uzma ELAHI

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Educational Use of Social Networking Technology in Higher Education  

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|This study explored how social networking technology can be used to supplement face-to-face courses as a means of enhancing students' sense of community and, thus, to promote classroom communities of practice in the context of higher education. Data were collected from 67 students who enrolled in four face-to-face courses at two public…

Hung, Hsiu-Ting; Yuen, Steve Chi-Yin

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

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

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

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

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

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

2009-01-01

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Engineering and Technology Students' Perceptions of Courses  

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

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

2013-01-01

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New Achievements in Technology Education and Development  

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Since many decades Education Science and Technology has an achieved tremendous recognition and has been applied to variety of disciplines, mainly Curriculum development, methodology to develop e-learning systems and education management. Many efforts have been taken to improve knowledge of students, researchers, educationists in the field of…

Soomro, Safeeullah, Ed.

2010-01-01

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Educational designs supporting student engagement through networked project studies  

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

Lerche Nielsen, JØrgen; Andreasen, Lars Birch

2013-01-01

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Six Challenges for Educational Technology  

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plementing large-scale, technology-based educational innovations. After eachquestion, I'll respond to the issues it raises. Collectively, these answers outline a strategy forscaling-up, leveraging the power of technology while minimizing its intrinsic challenges.Question One: How can schools afford to purchase enough multimedia-capable, Internetconnectedcomputers so that a classroom machine is always available for every two to threestudents?Giving all students continuous access to multimedia-capable, Internet-connectedcomputers is currently quite fashionable. For politicians, the Internet in every classroom hasbecome the modern equivalent of the promised "chicken in every pot." Communities urgeeveryone to provide volunteer support for NetDays that wire the schools. Informationtechnology vendors are offering special programs to encourage massive educational purchases.States are setting aside substantial amounts of money for building information infra

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Partnership for Environmental Technology Education  

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

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Advanced Technological Education (ATE)  

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

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Report on Higher Education Technology.  

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Recognizing the rapid development of telecommunications and networking technologies and their growing importance to higher education and New Jersey's overall economic competitiveness, New Jersey's Plan for Higher Education called for the Commission on Higher Education and the Presidents' Council to appoint a Higher Education Technology Task Force…

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Educating Students in Foster Care  

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|Students who are in foster care need principals who are informed about policy, aware of their needs, and willing to be advocates for them. Multiple school placements often result in significant gaps in the education of students in foster care. If they also have disabilities, they may lose special programs and services when they change…

Heffernan, Karen

2010-01-01

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Medical education and information and communication technology.  

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

Houshyari AB; Bahadorani M; Tootoonchi M; Gardiner JJ; Peña RA; Adibi P

2012-01-01

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Experiencing technology integration in education: children's perceptions  

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

Ahmet BAYTAK; Bülent TARMAN; Cemalettin AYAS

2011-01-01

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Potential of Social Networking Sites for Distance Education Student Engagement  

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

Lester, Jaime; Perini, Michael

2010-01-01

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Information Technologies (ITs) in Medical Education.  

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Advances in medicine in recent decades are in significant correlation with the advances in the information technology. Modern information technologies (IT) have enabled faster, more reliable and comprehensive data collection. These technologies have started to create a large number of irrelevant information, which represents a limiting factor and a real growing gap, between the medical knowledge on one hand, and the ability of doctors to follow its growth on the other. Furthermore, in our environment, the term technology is generally reserved for its technical component. Education means, learning, teaching, or the process of acquiring skills or behavior modification through various exercises. Traditionally, medical education meant the oral, practical and more passive transferring of knowledge and skills from the educators to students and health professionals. For the clinical disciplines, of special importance are the principles, such as, "learning at bedside," aided by the medical literature. In doing so, these techniques enable students to contact with their teachers, and to refer to the appropriate literature. The disadvantage of these educational methods is in the fact, that teachers often do not have enough time. Additionally they are not very convenient to the horizontal and vertical integration of teaching, create weak or almost no self education, as well as, low skill levels and poor integration of education with a real social environment. In this paper authors describe application of modern IT in medical education - their advantages and disadvantages comparing with traditional ways of education.

Masic I; Pandza H; Toromanovic S; Masic F; Sivic S; Zunic L; Masic Z

2011-09-01

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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; Roy Birch; Eleni Noussi

2011-01-01

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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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Safety System Design for Technology Education. A Safety Guide for Technology Education Courses K-12.  

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This manual is designed to involve both teachers and students in planning and controlling a safety system for technology education classrooms. The safety program involves students in the design and maintenance of the system by including them in the analysis of the classroom environment, job safety analysis, safety inspection, and machine safety…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational Education.

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Students and Educational Productivity  

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The literature on productivity in education is extensive. The object of this effort is to find a production function--a mathematical expression of the relationship between inputs and outputs in education. In this paper, the status of the literature on production functions is reviewed. Most of these ...

Benjamin Levin

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Online education: a survey of faculty and students.  

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OBJECTIVE: This study examines faculty and student perspectives related to online learning. METHOD: Baccalaureate-degree radiologic technology students and graduate nursing students were surveyed to determine their support for online education. Additionally, faculty at the same institution who were experienced in online teaching were surveyed. RESULTS: The results in this study agreed with some aspects from the body of knowledge on online learning.

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2006-01-01

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Game-like Technology Innovation Education  

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This paper examines the methodological challenges and perspectives of designing game-like scenarios for the implementation of innovation processes in school science education. This paper presents a design-based research study of a game-like innovation scenario designed for technology education for Danish public school students aged 13-15. Students play the role of company heads that develop intelligent music technology. This game-like learning environment was designed to develop innovation competencies through the simulation of a practical learning situation. The term “game-like” is used to denote that the scenario should not be considered an educational game, such as the educational computer games used in many schools today. The focus of the design is to include practices and tools from innovative professions and use game principles and elements to create a meaningful frame around the creative and innovative practices.

Magnussen, Rikke

2011-01-01

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

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

Sezen Balcikanli, Gulfem

2012-01-01

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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

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GIFTS: Graduate Interviews Using Faculty, Technology, and Students.  

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This article describes an innovative teaching strategy-GIFTS (Graduate Interviews using Faculty, Technology, and Students)-that can be used to prepare doctoral nursing students for a faculty position interview after graduation. This type of educational strategy is needed in the face of the current nurse faculty shortage. In addition, it can serve to better prepare novice nurse educators who struggle with the transition from clinical practice to academia. [J Nurs Educ. 2013;52(x):xxx-xxx.].

Rutherford-Hemming T

2013-09-01

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3D Laser Scanning in Technology Education.  

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

Flowers, Jim

2000-01-01

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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.

2012-01-01

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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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Engineering outreach: A successful initiative with gifted students in science and technology in Hong Kong  

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

Chan, YY; Hui, D; Dickinson, AR; Chu, D; Cheng, DKW; Cheung, E; Ki, WH; Lau, WH; Wong, J; Lo, EWC; Luk, KM

 
 
 
 
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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.

Krusberg, Z A C

2007-01-01

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

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

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

2012-01-01

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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…

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

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

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

2012-01-01

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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 Abstract in spanish Se realizó un estudio analítico, longitudinal y prospectivo con intervención grupal a estudiantes de segundo y tercer año de Tecnología de la Salud en Atención Estomatológica de la Filial "Simón Bolívar" en Pinar del Río, en el período comprendido de septiembre 2009 a julio de 2010 con el objetivo de identificar los conocimientos que tenían los estudiantes sobre VIH/Sida y así poder aplicar un programa educativo que contribuyera a elevar sus conocimientos par (more) a la prevención y diagnóstico precoz de la enfermedad. La muestra estuvo formada por todos los estudiantes de segundo y tercer año, 28 y 37 respectivamente, que fueron encuestados antes y después de la aplicación del programa educativo cumpliendo así con las tres etapas de ejecución planificadas: diagnóstico, intervención y evaluación. Para la comparación del efecto de la encuesta antes y después de aplicar el programa educativo se realizaron las pruebas de Wilcoxon y Mann-Whitney obteniendo diferencia altamente significativa en cuanto al nivel de conocimiento adquirido por los estudiantes, que se incrementó en un 92.3% luego de la intervención lo que demostró el resultado positivo de su aplicación, además de lograr la creación de promotores de salud y comunicadores para desarrollar la capacitación al resto de los estudiantes de la carrera. Abstract in english An analytical, longitudinal and prospective study with a group intervention among students of the second and third academic courses in Technology in Dentistry Care was conducted at "Simon Bolivar" Affiliated Health Institute in Pinar del Rio from September 2009 to July 2010 with the purpose of 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. (more) 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.

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

2012-02-01

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Introducing SMART Table Technology in Saudi Arabia Education System  

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Full Text Available Education remains one of the most important economic development indicators in Saudi Arabia. This is evident in the continuous priority of the development and enhancement of education. The application of technology is crucial to the growth and improvement of the educational system in Saudi Arabia. Introducing SMART Table technology in the Saudi Arabian education system is argued in this paper as being able to assist teachers and students in the process of accommodating both technological changes and new knowledge. SMART Tables also can enhance the level of flexibility in the educational system, thus improving the quality of education within a modern Saudi Arabia. It is crucial to integrate technology effectively and efficiently within the educational system to improve the quality of student outcomes. This study will consider the potential benefits and recommendations associated with the adoption of SMART Tables in Saudi Arabian education system.

Gafar Almalki; Professor Glenn Finger; Dr Jason Zagami

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Students Computer Skills in Faculty of Education  

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Full Text Available Nowadays; the usage of technology is not a privilege but an obligation. Technological developments influence structures andfunctions of educational institutions. It is also expected from the teachers that they integrate technology in their lessons inorder to educate the individuals of information society. This research has covered 145(68 female, 78 male) students, studying inNear East University Faculty of Education. The Computer Skills Scale developed by Güçlü (2010) was used as a data collectingtool. Data were analysed using SPSS software program. In this study, students’ computer skills were investigated; the variationsin the relationships between computer skills and (a) gender, (b) family’s net monthly income, (c) presence of computers athome, (d) presence of a computer laboratory at school and (e) parents’ computer skills were examined. Frequency analysis,percentage and mean calculations were used. In addition, t-test and multi-variate analysis were used to look at the relationshipbetween different variables. As a result of this study, a statistically significant relationship between computer skills of studentswho had a computer at home and computer skills of those who didn’t have a computer at home were found.

Mehmet Caglar; Mukaddes Sakalli Demirok

2010-01-01

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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; Rosemari Monteiro Castilho Foggiatto Silveira

2013-01-01

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Mathematics Education with Digital Technology  

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Mathematics Education with Digital Technology examines ways in which widely available digital technologies can be used to benefit the teaching and learning of mathematics. The contributors offer their insights to locate the value of digital technology for mathematics learning within the context of evidence from documented practice, prior research and of educational policy making. Key pedagogical uses of digital technologies are evaluated in relation to effective mathematics learning and practical ideas for teaching and learning mathematics with digital technology are critically analysed. The v

Oldknow, Adrian

2011-01-01

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Faculty Adoption of Educational Technology  

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

Moser, Franziska Zellweger

2007-01-01

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

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Full Text Available Introducción: las enfermedades trasmitidas por los alimentos (ETA) constituyen el problema de salud pública más extendido en el mundo, por lo que es necesario mantener una vigilancia epidemiológica de estas para aplicar medidas oportunas que permitan su control y prevención. Objetivo: elevar el nivel de conocimiento sobre las enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos, en estudiantes de la Facultad de Tecnología de la Salud en la provincia de Camagüey. Métodos: se realizó un estudio experimental de intervención educativa en la Facultad de Tecnología de la Salud en la Provincia de Camagüey desde el 31 de diciembre de 2008 al 30 de abril de 2009. Para la ejecución del estudio en una primera etapa se estableció la comunicación con los estudiantes, lo que quedó validado a través del consentimiento informado. El universo fue de 421 jóvenes de los cuales se seleccionó una muestra (n = 110 estudiantes), a través de un muestreo aleatorio simple, a los que se les aplicó un cuestionario. Toda la información se conservó bajo los principios de máxima confiabilidad. Se empleó la técnica de McNemar para la validación estadística de las tablas sobre el nivel de conocimiento, con el fin de mostrar los cambios ocurridos antes y después, con un nivel de significación de p Introduction: Food-borne diseases (FBD) are the most widely spread public health problem worldwide. Therefore, it is necessary to keep them under epidemiological surveillance in order to apply timely measures allowing their control and prevention. Objective: Expand the knowledge of food-borne diseases among students from the School of Health Technology in the province of Camagüey. Methods: An educational intervention experimental study was conducted at the School of Health Technology in the province of Camagüey from 31 December 2008 to 30 April 2009. In the first stage of the study, communication was established with the students, who gave their informed consent. The study universe was composed of 421 young adults, from whom a sample was selected (n = 110 students) by simple random sampling. A questionnaire was applied to all subjects in the sample. The information collected was kept under strict confidentiality. McNemar's analysis was used for the statistical validation of knowledge tables, with the purpose of showing the changes occurred before and after, with a statistical significance of p < 0,05. Results: There was a predominance of female sex and the 17-21 age range (53,5 %). Before the intervention, students had scant information about FBDs (47,2 %), their causal agents, and the measures to reduce or eradicate them. Conclusions: The educational intervention performed proved effective. Therefore, we recommend to extend the experience to health schools where food-borne diseases constitute a health risk for students and workers.

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

2012-01-01

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Student's Mobile Information Prototype for the Higher Education Environment  

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Problem statement: M-learning is considered as the next form of e-learning using mobile technologies to facilitate education for teachers and learners. Students need to keep in touch with their education services anytime regardless the place. Engaging the m-learning services in the ...

Naji S. Alzaza; Abdul R. Yaakub

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Redefining Technology Role in Education  

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

Ali S. Al Musawi

2011-01-01

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The Effects of Assistive Technology on Students with Disabilities  

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

Sze, Susan

2009-01-01

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

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

Christopher Ziguras

2001-01-01

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

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

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

2012-08-01

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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

2012-01-01

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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.

2010-01-01

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Student Space Exploration and Technology Initiative (SSETI)  

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Student Space Exploration and Technology Initiative (SSETI) is an initiative started by the European Space Agency's Education Office. Its main objective is to create a network of students, educational institutions and organisations on the Internet, which together will have the means to design, build and launch micro-satellites. It also aims to increase knowledge about space amongst the European youth of today through hands on experience. To reach these objectives the infrastructure and the communication means for more than 600 students involved in the project had to be arranged. Due to this fact and in addition to other tools, a web site (http://www.sseti.net), which gives SSETI community the possibility to communicate, interact and work together has been designed and implemented. This web site has been developed by the students themselves and it is the answer to their own needs. Other tools include e-mailing, a bulletin board, and a database with participants' profile to mention but a few. Several missions are foreseen as part of a phased approach, starting with earth orbiting satellites leading towards a moon lander and beyond. Students' participation is voluntary and ESA's role lays on communication, steering, verification and testing as well as facilitating the launch. Since SSETI's first steps back in October 2000, over 20 different universities all over Europe have taken part and are still part of the very first SSETI micro- satellite. European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO) as the first micro-satellite is called, is currently in its Phase B of development and it is expected for launch beginning 2004 by the European launcher Ariane5.ESEO satellite

Arana, Lierni; Sanchez Troncoso, J.

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Mathematical potential of special education students  

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This PhD research was aimed at investigating the mathematical potential of special education (SE) students. SE students often have a severe delay in their mathematical development compared to peers in regular education. However, there are indications that SE students could attain more and that there...

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Collaborating to optimize nursing students' agency information technology use.  

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As the learning laboratory for gaining actual patient care experience, clinical agencies play an essential role in nursing education. With an information technology revolution transforming healthcare, nursing programs are eager for their students to learn the latest informatics systems and technologies. However, many healthcare institutions are struggling to meet their own information technology needs and report limited resources and other as barriers to nursing student training. In addition, nursing students' information technology access and use raise security and privacy concerns. With the goal of a fully electronic health record by 2014, it is imperative that agencies and educational programs collaborate. They need to establish educationally sound, cost-effective, and secure policies and procedures for managing students' use of information technology systems. Strategies for evaluating options, selecting training methods, and ensuring data security are shared, along with strategies that may reap clinical, economic, and educational benefits. Students' information technology use raises numerous issues that the nursing profession must address to participate in healthcare's transformation into the digital age. PMID:19901571

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Collaborating to optimize nursing students' agency information technology use.  

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As the learning laboratory for gaining actual patient care experience, clinical agencies play an essential role in nursing education. With an information technology revolution transforming healthcare, nursing programs are eager for their students to learn the latest informatics systems and technologies. However, many healthcare institutions are struggling to meet their own information technology needs and report limited resources and other as barriers to nursing student training. In addition, nursing students' information technology access and use raise security and privacy concerns. With the goal of a fully electronic health record by 2014, it is imperative that agencies and educational programs collaborate. They need to establish educationally sound, cost-effective, and secure policies and procedures for managing students' use of information technology systems. Strategies for evaluating options, selecting training methods, and ensuring data security are shared, along with strategies that may reap clinical, economic, and educational benefits. Students' information technology use raises numerous issues that the nursing profession must address to participate in healthcare's transformation into the digital age.

Fetter MS

2009-11-01

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

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

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Graduate nursing student self-assessment: Fundamental technology skills  

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Full Text Available A gap exists in technology demands in the nursing field as well as appropriate educational strategies to assist students in developing skills to meet these demands. This study assesses graduate nursing students’ perceived skills regarding specific technology related to health care. The results of a brief researcher-developed survey indicated that students’ perceived that technology skills were not critical to entering the nursing field, however, they were critical for their present position and essential for promotion. Respondents indicated they had limited opportunities to utilize these technologies and increase their skill sets and the nurses viewed training and barrier reduction as important to adopting new technology skills.  Implications for nursing education and practice are presented.

Thomas James Virgona

2012-01-01

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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.

Roberts, Josh; Genis, Vladimir; Bhatt, Jay

2009-08-10

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Changes in Educational Beliefs and Classroom Practices of Teachers and Students in Rich Technology-Based Classrooms  

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This study was conducted in the framework of a project that sought to change the school learning and teaching environment and adapt it to current reality through the proactive use of technology in the search for knowledge. It is an exploratory, longitudinal, case study of a single school, in one city in central Israel, which examines changes in…

Levin, Tamar; Wadmany, Rivka

2005-01-01

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A Roadmap for Education Technology  

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This report describes the initial findings of several workshops convened in 2009 to consider the future of education and in particular the role of technology and computer science in education. Through a series of facilitated collaborative workshops, leaders in several disciplines engaged in conversa...

Woolf, Beverly Park

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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; Ting-ting LIU; Xiu-ying LI

2009-01-01

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Animals in psychology education and student choice.  

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This article identifies some of the important issues that underlie student-teacher conflicts regarding animal experimentation and dissection in psychology education. Understanding the reasons why students object to animal laboratories, why some teachers may refuse students access to non-animal alternatives, and why other teachers support student choice is an important first step in resolving student-teacher disputes regarding the use of animals in the psychology classroom. The article discusses why establishing an openly declared student choice policy at schools that use animals in psychology education is a reasonable thing to do and describes how a student choice policy works in practice.

Cunningham PF

2000-01-01

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Animals in psychology education and student choice.  

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This article identifies some of the important issues that underlie student-teacher conflicts regarding animal experimentation and dissection in psychology education. Understanding the reasons why students object to animal laboratories, why some teachers may refuse students access to non-animal alternatives, and why other teachers support student choice is an important first step in resolving student-teacher disputes regarding the use of animals in the psychology classroom. The article discusses why establishing an openly declared student choice policy at schools that use animals in psychology education is a reasonable thing to do and describes how a student choice policy works in practice. PMID:14696603

Cunningham, P F

2000-01-01

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Technology and the nurse educator: are you ELITE?  

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Faced with an increasingly varied technology environment, nurse faculty and students often see the value of technology but struggle with its effective use. To address this issue, our school of nursing created an innovative program that provided faculty with tools and training needed to effectively implement educational technology. The authors discuss program content, implementation strategies, and results.

Talcott K; O'Donnell JM; Burns HK

2013-05-01

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A pilot project in distance education: nurse practitioner students' experience of personal video capture technology as an assessment method of clinical skills.  

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This paper reports on a pilot project aimed at exploring postgraduate distance students' experiences using personal video capture technology to complete competency assessments in physical examination. A pre-intervention survey gathered demographic data from nurse practitioner students (n=31) and measured their information communication technology fluency. Subsequently, thirteen (13) students were allocated a hand held video camera to use in their clinical setting. Those participating in the trial completed a post-intervention survey and further data were gathered using semi-structured interviews. Data were analysed by descriptive statistics and deductive content analysis, and the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (Venkatesh et al., 2003) were used to guide the project. Uptake of the intervention was high (93%) as students recognised the potential benefit. Students were video recorded while performing physical examinations. They described high level of stress and some anxiety, which decreased rapidly while assessment was underway. Barriers experienced were in the areas of facilitating conditions (technical character e.g. upload of files) and social influence (e.g. local ethical approval). Students valued the opportunity to reflect on their recorded performance with their clinical mentors and by themselves. This project highlights the demands and difficulties of introducing technology to support work-based learning. PMID:22154874

Strand, Haakan; Fox-Young, Stephanie; Long, Phil; Bogossian, Fiona

2011-12-10

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

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

Bloomfield, David

1999-01-01

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Modern educational technology education and training for socially active school  

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Full Text Available The article focuses on modern pedagogical technologies of education and training in social and active school. The main components are considered educational technology and gaming technology. The author emphasizes that the use of educational and gaming technology enables productive use of class time and during extracurricular activities and achieve high educational outcomes.

Kiseleva Yulia; Kozlikina Olga

2013-01-01

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

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

Irshad HUSSAIN

2007-01-01

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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.

Richard HOTTE; Pascal LEROUX

2003-01-01

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

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

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Nursing Student’s View about Distance Education  

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Full Text Available The study was performed within the scope of qualitative and quantitative study pattern, in an attempt to reveal the ideas of students regarding the distance education. Target population and sample of the study were consisted of 541 students, who received education at a high school of nursing during the fall term of the school year of 2008-2009 and who accepted to participate in the study. The data of the study were collected with the Information Form and semi-structured interview form. The data were analyzed by using qualitative (content analysis) and quantitative (frequency, chi-square) data analysis techniques. It was determined in the study that 88,7% of the students were female, their age average was 21.43±1.65, all of them used internet and they used the internet in an attempt to primarily reach, information (education) and chat. Views of students regarding the benefits of the distance education were primarily ordered as “It supports personal learning.”, “Minimizes time and space limitations.” Views of students regarding the limitations of the distance education were primarily ordered as “It minimizes the mutual interaction between educator-student, student-student.”, “Minimizes socialization.” These findings were assessed to indicate that students have adequate information and views about the basic features, which are included in resources regarding the benefits and limitations of the distance education.© 2013 IOJES. All rights reserved

Emine ?enyuva

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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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Teaching skills for students: our future educators.  

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BACKGROUND: The future of medical education is under increasing strain from a paucity of clinical educators with formal teaching experience and time to fulfil their teaching roles. 'Teaching on the Run' (TOR), is a programme aimed at improving the quality of teaching by medical educators. We hypothesised that the completion of the TOR programme by senior medical students would increase student awareness of quality educational practice, thereby improving their competence and confidence in teaching and assessing their peers. METHODS: Seventeen senior medical students who participated in the TOR programme completed before and after questionnaires based on the key outcomes of the programme. All students were invited to participate in a focus group session to explore their attitudes and experiences of having completed the programme. Seven students chose to participate. RESULTS: The TOR increased students' perceived ability to apply educational principles, plan learning activities and to provide feedback. During the focus group session students expressed an appreciation that the medical school was genuinely interested in improving the quality of their teaching and learning. However, the programme did not improve students' confidence in assessing their peers. DISCUSSION: We found that the TOR programme may provide a foundation from which future medical educators may be trained. In particular, these students seem to have developed some understanding of the principles of adult learning, and may be better prepared to plan and deliver a teaching session. This augurs well for the future of medical education, which depends on the emergence of a new generation of trained medical educators.

Burgess A; Black K; Chapman R; Clark T; Roberts C; Mellis C

2012-10-01

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Students' Mentoring Relationships in Social Work Education  

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Full Text Available Does mentoring help students stay in school? Do students seek out mentors in the higher educational system? 127 graduate and undergraduate students from selected social work education programs were surveyed. An 80-item questionnaire was used to determine if and how graduate and undergraduate social work students were engaged in mentoring relationships. The types of activities mentors perform with students were examined. Of those graduate and undergraduate students, 52% of students reported having mentors. Of the remaining non-mentored students, nearly 40% were interested in having mentors. Significant differences were found in the types of mentoring activities Black and White mentors performed with their mentees. Faculty interested in mentoring students, students interested in receiving mentorship and academic administrators who are contemplating establishing mentoring programs may have interest in this study.

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

2008-01-01

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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.

Foroudastan, Saeed; Campbell, Ian D.

2011-07-04

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Introducing technology into medical education: Two pilot studies.  

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OBJECTIVES: Educators are integrating new technology into medical curriculum. The impact of newer technology on educational outcomes remains unclear. We aimed to determine if two pilot interventions, (1) introducing iPads into problem-based learning (PBL) sessions and (2) online tutoring would improve the educational experience of our learners. METHODS: We voluntarily assigned 26 second-year medical students to iPad-based PBL sessions. Five students were assigned to Skype for exam remediation. We performed a mixed-method evaluation to determine efficacy. RESULTS: Pilot 1: Seventeen students completed a survey following their use of an iPad during the second-year PBL curriculum. Students noted the iPad allows for researching information in real time, annotating lecture notes, and viewing sharper images. Data indicate that iPads have value in medical education and are a positive addition to the curriculum. Pilot 2: Students agreed that online tutoring is at least or more effective than in-person tutoring. CONCLUSIONS: In our pilot studies, students experienced that iPads and Skype are beneficial in medical education and can be successfully employed in areas such as PBL and remediation. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Educators should continue to further examine innovative opportunities for introducing technology into medical education.

George P; Dumenco L; Dollase R; Taylor JS; Wald HS; Reis SP

2013-05-01

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Technology for social work education  

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

Tom Hopkins; David Colombi

1996-01-01

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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

2012-01-01

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Student Attitudes toward Educational Foundations Studies.  

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|This study was designed to determine the value that students place on selected aspects of the educational foundations studies. Responses were gathered from 652 undergraduate secondary teacher education students with a rating scale instrument developed for the study. Results indicate a favorable response toward the foundations studies in general.…

Birkel, Lane F.

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Special Needs Students in Higher Education  

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The topic in this paper is how former special needs students with academic competence from upper secondary school succeed in education on a higher level. The study concentrates on students who at their start in upper secondary education were registered with problems of concentration, difficulties in reading, writing or mathematics. The main part…

Jones, Lise Oen; Krumsvik, Rune

2008-01-01

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Introducing the First Hybrid Doctoral Program in Educational Technology  

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

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

2013-01-01

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The Need for Assistive Technology in Educational Technology.  

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|Addresses assistive technology concepts as they relate to education. Provides an overview of the NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) and ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) guidelines concerning assistive technology and proposes a model for a course concerning assistive technology and universal…

Cavanaugh, Terence

2002-01-01

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

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Traditional education system on campus has been using as a legacy over decades to support educational learning. The major change over time has been made by the use of technology supporting students in the academic community. As the majority of students in higher education today belong to the digi...

Aghaee, Naghmeh

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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.

Mallikarjun Nagashetty; Nusrat Fatima

2009-01-01

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Qualitative Education Management Based on Information Technologies  

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

Natal'ya M. Obolyaeva

2012-01-01

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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; Teemu Valtonen; Jari Kukkonen; Sari Havu-Nuutinen; Anu Hartikainen; Sirpa Kärkkäinen

2010-01-01

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Educational Technology and Mass Media--Notes.  

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

Johari, A. Rajab; And Others

1986-01-01

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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

2008-01-01

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STEM Education and Educational Technology Gateways and Resources  

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The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education and Educational Technology Gateways and Resources collection is comprised of web portals, web sites, and individual digital resources devoted to educational theory and practice, particularly ideas and practices in the teaching of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as resources and gateways that focus on the uses of technology in the classroom. Here may be found materials for those who teach in formal settings (prekindergarten through graduate school) and informal settings, as well as materials for educational researchers, educational-technology researchers, and educational-technology developers.

2008-03-14

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Collaboratively Teaching Intellectual Freedom to Education Students  

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Together an education librarian and education professor developed a series of exercises for education students about intellectual freedom and book challenges. The resources are primarily online and they progressively work from book censorship cases and concerns to handling book challenges proactively through discussions, activities, and role…

Meyer, Nadean; Bradley, Darcy

2013-01-01

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

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

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

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

Siegle, Del

2005-01-01

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The Use of Mobile-Wireless Technology for Education.  

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This paper focuses on the use of mobile-wireless technology for education. The first section is an introduction which provides a definition of the terms. The second section discusses implementation of mobile-wireless technology in schools, providing examples from Latrobe Junior High School, where wireless laptops were issued to students and River…

Altalib, Hasan

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Student Loyalty in Higher Education Institutions  

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

?brahim Alper KÖSE

2012-01-01

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Use of assistive technology devices in mainstream schools: students' perspective.  

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OBJECTIVE: The use and nonuse of assistive technology devices in school by students with physical disabilities was investigated, and the students' experiences in using these devices is described. METHOD: We used a mixed-methods approach with predominantly qualitative methods to collect and analyze data, which included observations of and interviews with 20 students with physical disabilities and the number and type of assistive technology devices provided. RESULTS: It is vital that devices be integrated into educational practice and that students experience immediate benefits for their function in everyday school activities without detrimental effects on their social participation. The latter was often more important than being able to perform activities independently. CONCLUSION: The students adopted both a functional and a psychosocial perspective of their devices, and providers should neglect neither. Children and youth need both verbal information and practical experience using devices to be able to make informed decisions.

Hemmingsson H; Lidström H; Nygård L

2009-07-01

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Internet Shopping Behavior of College of Education Students  

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

Kiyici, Mubin

2012-01-01

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Internet Shopping Behavior of College of Education Students  

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

Kiyici, Mubin

2012-01-01

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Developing Educational designs supporting student engagement through networked project studies  

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The chapter discusses how learner engagement can be facilitated through educational designs that make conscious use of various online communication technologies. The discussions will be based on cases from the Danish Master’s programme in ICT and Learning (MIL), where students from all over Denmark ...

Nielsen, Jørgen Lerche; Birch Andreasen, Lars

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Developing Educational designs supporting student engagement through networked project studies  

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

Nielsen, JØrgen Lerche; Birch Andreasen, Lars

2013-01-01

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Using interactive video technology in nursing education: a pilot study.  

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A pilot study was conducted to analyze the benefits of using interactive technology with external assessors and graduating senior nursing students during Senior Nurse Leadership Assessment Day at the University of Central Missouri. The primary aim was to determine whether videoconferencing technology would promote recruitment and retention of professional nurse external assessors without compromising student learning. Among the issues discussed are the advantages and disadvantages of using interactive videoconferencing technology in education and the influence of external assessors in nursing education. The study results indicate that interactive videoconferencing is an effective, accepted format for educational opportunities such as Senior Nurse Leadership Assessment Day, based on the lived experiences of the study participants. In addition, the results demonstrate that interactive videoconferencing does not compromise student learning or assessment by external assessors. PMID:18320961

Zerr, Daria M; Pulcher, Karen L

2008-02-01

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

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

Fetter, Marilyn S

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

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

Fetter MS

2009-01-01

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Delivering hands-on technology education  

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The Science Alliance serves Delaware and borders of neighboring states. A core group of volunteers and a small paid staff coordinate the technology education needs of K-12 students and their teachers, the time and talent donated by volunteers, and the financial support of local business, and government agencies. In five years we facilitated contact between hundreds of technical professionals and thousands of students. We will provide some details on the diverse elements which secured its success, illustrate typical programs offered, and recommend action directions for prospective groups. The Science Alliance`s success is evident from the national publicity it has received, and the large amount of funding it has secured, but most of all by hands-on experience provided by volunteers and science kits we bought and now routinely loan to teachers.

Nelson, R.; Booth, B. [DuPont Co., Wilmington, DE (United States)

1994-12-31

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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

2012-01-01

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ICT AND WEB TECHNOLOGY BASED INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION SECTOR  

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Full Text Available ICT made real magic and drastic changes in all service sectors along with higher education and library practices and services. The academic environment is changing from formal education to distance and online learning mode because of ICT. Web technology and mobile technology has made great impact on education sector. The role of Open Access, institutional repositories, opens archives and e-publishing trends indicates the shift towards new way of communication on an increasing scale in the students and researchers. E-learning is more popular day by day. The students are more prone towards the use of technology. Users of Web 2.0 tools (Students 2.0) are self learner, self searcher, fast communicators, self publishers, self motivated. There is rapid growth of students using internet and web tools in India. Their expectations from the teachers, libraries, and administrative staff of academic institutes has changed and increased. In developed countries use of Web 2.0, cloud computing technology and its use in educational, library websites are normally used to provide best services with blogs, RSS, instant messaging, social networking services, wikis, and social tagging applications. Use of web technology in education sector has some advantages and disadvantages too. In short education and library services are now based on digital resources, customized, user based, and web based and internet based information services .The present paper highlights innovation in education sector and libraries and impact of web 2.0 on students, teaching learning process, educational policies. Future 3.0 generation will be discussed in detail.

Dhamdhere SANGEETA NAMDEV,

2012-01-01

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A Student's Perspective on Medical Ethics Education.  

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Despite many efforts to increase ethics education in US medical schools, barriers continue to arise that impede the production of morally driven physicians who practice medicine with ideal empathy. Research has shown that, particularly during the clinical years, medical students lose the ability both to recognize ethical dilemmas and to approach such situations with compassionate reasoning. This article summarizes the current status of ethics education in US medical schools, described through the eyes of and alongside the story of a graduating medical student.

Terndrup C

2013-12-01

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A Student's Perspective on Medical Ethics Education.  

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Despite many efforts to increase ethics education in US medical schools, barriers continue to arise that impede the production of morally driven physicians who practice medicine with ideal empathy. Research has shown that, particularly during the clinical years, medical students lose the ability both to recognize ethical dilemmas and to approach such situations with compassionate reasoning. This article summarizes the current status of ethics education in US medical schools, described through the eyes of and alongside the story of a graduating medical student.

Terndrup C

2013-06-01

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Preparing graduate students to be educators  

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We present two programs that address needs to better prepare graduate students for their roles as professional physicists, particularly in the areas of teaching and education research. The two programs, Preparing Future Physicists (PFP) and a course, Teaching and Learning Physics, are designed to be mutually supportive, address these broader graduate roles, and support the development of the field of physics education research. While voluntary, PFP has attracted the participation of roughly half the physics graduate students at each of two large research institutions. Compared to the national rate, these students are roughly twice as likely to report an interest in pursuing future roles as educators. While less than one in five of participants surveyed reported education being valued by the research community in physics, more than 90% reported intentions to incorporate the results of research in physics education in their future teaching. Experience with the synergistic program, Teaching and Learning Physics,...

Price, E; Price, Edward; Finkelstein, Noah

2006-01-01

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Mining Educational Data to Analyze Students Performance  

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Full Text Available 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 students 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 that describes students performance in end semester examination. It helps earlier in identifying the dropouts and students who need special attention and allow the teacher to provide appropriate advising/counseling.

Brijesh Kumar Baradwaj; Saurabh Pal

2011-01-01

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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; Mona Masood

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Co-sponsored by: International Technology Education Association Council on Technology Teacher Education echnology ournal of ducation  

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ty,AustraliaTheviewsexpressedinthispublicationarenotnecessarilythoseoftheEditorortheEditorialReviewBoard,northeofficersoftheCouncilonTechnologyTeacherEducationandtheInternationalTechnologyEducationAssociation.Copyright,2003,CouncilofTechnologyTeacherEducationandtheInternationalTechnologyEducationAssociationISSN1045-1064-1-Contents2 Affect, Terminology, and a Bit of Tongue-in-Cheekby James E. LaPorte6 Effects of Take-Home Tests and Study Questions on RetentionLearning in Technology Educationby W. J. Haynie, III19 Use and Documentation of Electronic Information: A Survey ofEastern Regional Technology Education Collegiate AssociationStudents28 Basic Principles in Holistic Technology Educationby Kurt Seemann40 School Graduation Project in Robot Design: A Case Study of TeamLearning Experiences and Outcomesby Igor M. Verner and Eyal Hershko56 Partnership-Centered Learning: The Case for Pedagogic Balance inTechno

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New Technological Trend in Educational Management  

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

Florin Postolache; Mihaela Postolache; Alin Constantin Filip; Alina Beatrice Raileanu

2011-01-01

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Assessing Student Satisfaction in Transnational Higher Education  

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

Wilkins, Stephen; Balakrishnan, Melodena Stephens

2013-01-01

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Identifying Students with Dyslexia in Higher Education  

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|An increasing number of students with dyslexia enter higher education. As a result, there is a growing need for standardized diagnosis. Previous research has suggested that a small number of tests may suffice to reliably assess students with dyslexia, but these studies were based on post hoc discriminant analysis, which tends to overestimate the…

Tops, Wim; Callens, Maaike; Lammertyn, Jan; Van Hees, Valerie; Brysbaert, Marc

2012-01-01

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Language and Learning: Educating Linguistically Diverse Students.  

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|A collection of essays on teaching linguistically diverse student populations includes: "Linguistic Diversity and Academic Achievement" (Beverly McLeod); "The Impact of the Education Reform Movement on Limited English Proficient Students" (Patricia Gandara); "The Role of Discourse in Learning, Schooling, and Reform" (Hugh Mehan); "The Values of a…

McLeod, Beverly, Ed.

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Educational Outcomes for Students with Disabilities.  

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This book on the results of education for students with disabilities considers a number of issues, including what outcomes should be expected and how they should be measured and reported, school reform, the possible role of Goals 2000/Educate America Act, and alternative views on identifying outcomes and setting standards such as those of the…

Ysseldyke, James E., Ed.; Thurlow, Martha L., Ed.

1994-01-01

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Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Center  

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The Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has completed its sixth year of operation. During this period the Center has involved thirteen GATE Fellows and ten GATE Research Assistants in preparing them to contribute to advanced automotive technologies in the center's focus area: hybrid drive trains and control systems. Eighteen GATE students have graduated, and three have completed their course work requirements. Nine faculty members from three departments in the College of Engineering have been involved in the GATE Center. In addition to the impact that the Center has had on the students and faculty involved, the presence of the center has led to the acquisition of resources that probably would not have been obtained if the GATE Center had not existed. Significant industry interaction such as internships, equipment donations, and support for GATE students has been realized. The value of the total resources brought to the university (including related research contracts) exceeds $4,000,000. Problem areas are discussed in the hope that future activities may benefit from the operation of the current program.

Jeffrey Hodgson; David Irick

2005-09-30

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Student life - Tapping into technology.  

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Each student attending Asanka Dayananda's lectures has a smartphone and most bring tablets, notebooks and laptops. A rapid online survey of 95 second-year BSc nursing students at London's Middlesex University found that 86 per cent use Facebook, 98 per cent use text and all use emails.

Brathwaite B; Dayananda A

2013-10-01

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Pathology of Using Information and Communication Technology among University Students  

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

Ramezan Hassanzadeh; Abbas Rezaei

2010-01-01

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Mental health literacy in higher education students.  

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AIM: With approximately 50% of young people aged 18-24 in tertiary education, these are potential settings for programmes to improve mental health literacy. A survey was carried out with students and staff of a tertiary education institution to investigate recognition of depression, help-seeking intentions, beliefs about interventions and stigmatizing attitudes. METHODS: Students of an Australian metropolitan university (with staff as a comparison group) participated in a telephone interview. They answered questions relating to mental health literacy. RESULTS: Of the completed interviews, 774 (65%) were students and 422 (35%) were staff. Over 70% of students and staff were able to recognize depression in a vignette, with greater likelihood of recognition in students associated with older age, female gender, being born in Australia and a higher level of education. Over 80% of respondents said they would seek help if they had a problem similar to that of the vignette. However, rates of specific help-seeking intentions for students were relatively low, with only 26% nominating a general practitioner and only 10% nominating a student counsellor. Factors associated with stigmatizing attitudes included male gender, younger age, lower level of education, being born outside Australia and lack of recognition of depression. CONCLUSIONS: There is a need for mental health literacy interventions targeted at students, particularly those who are younger, male, born outside Australia and of a lower level of education. As rates of specific help-seeking intentions for students were relatively low, there is a need for further exploration of the barriers to help seeking from professional sources.

Reavley NJ; McCann TV; Jorm AF

2012-02-01

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Methods and Applications for Advancing Distance Education Technologies: International Issues and Solutions  

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The emerging field of advanced distance education delivers academic courses across time and distance, allowing educators and students to participate in a convenient learning method. "Methods and Applications for Advancing Distance Education Technologies: International Issues and Solutions" demonstrates communication technologies, intelligent…

Syed, Mahbubur Rahman, Ed.

2009-01-01

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

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

A. Badia; E. Barberà; T. Guasch; A. Espasa

2011-01-01

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Implementing digital technology to enhance student learning of pathology.  

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INTRODUCTION: The introduction of digital technologies into the dental curriculum is an ongoing feature of broader changes going on in tertiary education. This report examines the introduction of digital virtual microscopy technology into the curriculum of the School of Dentistry at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Sixty students studying a course in pathology in 2005 were introduced to virtual microscopy technology alongside the more traditional light microscope and then asked to evaluate their own learning outcomes from this technology via a structured 5-point LIKART survey. Results: A wide variety of questions dealing the pedagogic implications of the introduction of virtual microscopy into pathology were asked of students with the overall result being that it positively enhanced their learning of pathology via digital microscopic means. DISCUSSION: The success of virtual microscopy in dentistry at UQ is then discussed in the larger context of changes going on in tertiary education. In particular, the change from the print-literate tradition to the electronic one, that is from 'literacy to electracy'. Virtual microscopy is designated as a component of this transformation to electracy. CONCLUSION: Whilst traditional microscopic skills may still be valued in dental curricula, the move to virtual microscopy and computer-assisted, student-centred learning of pathology appears to enhance the learning experience in relation to its effectiveness in helping students engage and interact with the course material.

Farah CS; Maybury T

2009-08-01

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Think Students Are Technologically Savvy? Control-Alt-Delete That Idea  

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|The trend in higher education these days is to speak of students' technological skills as if they are worlds different from those of individuals who actually teach them. Teachers are the dinosaurs who do not understand how to maneuver in this brave new world of technology, while students are the evolved birds who will live on into the future.…

Brown, Kevin

2007-01-01

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Inclusive Education for Students with Intellectual Disability  

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

Cornelius DJK; Janaki Balakrishnan

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

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

Mukhamediarov N.N.

2013-01-01

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National Center for Rural STEM Education Outreach -Geospatial Technology  

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

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

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

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Nursing students' attitudes toward video games and related new media technologies.  

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Little is known about Millennial nursing students' attitudes toward computer games and new media in nursing education and whether these attitudes differ between undergraduates and graduates. This study elicited nursing students' experience with computer games and new media, their attitudes toward various instructional styles and methods, and the role of computer games and new media technologies in nursing education. We e-mailed all nursing students enrolled in two universities to invite their participation in an anonymous cross-sectional online survey. The survey collected demographic data and participants' experience with and attitudes toward video gaming and multi-player online health care simulations. We used descriptive statistics and logistic regression to compare the differences between undergraduates and graduates. Two hundred eighteen nursing students participated. Many of the nursing students support using new media technologies in nursing education. Nurse educators should identify areas suitable for new media integration and further evaluate the effectiveness of these technologies.

Lynch-Sauer J; Vandenbosch TM; Kron F; Gjerde CL; Arato N; Sen A; Fetters MD

2011-09-01

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Global Educational Outreach for Science Engineering and Technology (GEOSET)  

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

 
 
 
 
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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.

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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

2012-01-01

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Technology Uses and Student Achievement: A Longitudinal Study  

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

Lei, Jing; Zhao, Yong

2007-01-01

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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.

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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Using Handheld Technologies for Student Support: A Model  

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

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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

2011-01-01

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

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

Kowch, Eugene

2009-01-01

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A Student's Perspective on Medical Ethics Education.  

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Despite many efforts to increase ethics education in US medical schools, barriers continue to arise that impede the production of morally driven physicians who practice medicine with ideal empathy. Research has shown that, particularly during the clinical years, medical students lose the ability both to recognize ethical dilemmas and to approach such situations with compassionate reasoning. This article summarizes the current status of ethics education in US medical schools, described through the eyes of and alongside the story of a graduating medical student. PMID:23793349

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Teaching Bioethics to Medical Technology Students in Pakistan  

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Incorporating ethics education in curriculum of medical technology students and highlighting the importance of teaching the subject to this particular population in this part of world are our aims. At SIUT we have a school with name of “Zain ul Abidin” school of Biomedical Technology, which is supposed to award B.S. degree in 5 sub-specialties that is hemodialysis, radiology, laboratory sciences, operation theater technology and intensive care technology. This school is affiliated by Karachi University. The students entering in school have done fellow in science (F.Sc.)with pre-medical group, thus have background knowledge of biology, physics, chemistry, languages, religion and Pakistan studies. Here for B.S. included in their curriculum are the subjects of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, pathology, Islamiat and English for all and then related sub-specialty topics to each group for example student in hemodialysis group more exposed to nephrology topics etc. I planned to add ethics with subjects, which are common to all specialties and designed curriculum. Curriculum was approved (after minor changes), from Karachi University and I started teaching ethics to these students. This paper highlights methods and tools of teaching and evaluation and results observed. This will be the first examination in bioethics from medical technologists, at university level in the history of country. This is a great achievement in country to start teaching bioethics to medical technologists. Karachi University has implemented the same curriculum to other medical technology schools affiliated with University.

Naqvi, Rubina

2009-01-01

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Physical active rest in education of active personality of students  

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Full Text Available Meaningfulness of physical recreation is rotined in education of active personality of students. Research material is literary sources on this issue. Factors which influence on an educate function of personality of students are considered. Application of physical recreation is grounded for education of active personality of students. It is marked that physical recreation in pedagogical process decides educate, educational, health and social tasks. It positively influences on education of active personality of students. It is rotined that in education of active personality of students an important role is played by their research activity.

Zaycev V.P.; Manucharyan S.V.; Kramskoy S.I.

2010-01-01

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Chinese EFL Students’ Perspectives on the Integration of Technology  

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

Ming Zhu; Jiemin Bu

2009-01-01

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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; Jorm Anthony F; McCann Terence V; Lubman Dan I

2011-01-01

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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; Mileti? Vesna

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Medical student appraisal: applications for bedside patient education.  

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BACKGROUND: Medical students are often afforded the privilege of counselling patients. In the past resources were limited to pen and paper or anatomic models. The evolution of mobile applications allows for limitless access to resources that facilitate bedside patient education. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the utility of six applications in patient education and promote awareness of implementing mobile resources in clinical care. METHODS: Six medical students rotating on various clerkships evaluated a total of six mobile applications. Strengths, limitations, and suggested uses in clinical care were identified. Applications included Meditoons™, VisiblePatient™, DrawMD™, CardioTeach™, Visual Anatomy™, and 360° Patient Education Suite™. Data was generated from narrative responses supplied by each student during their evaluation period. RESULTS: Bedside teaching was enhanced by professional illustrations and animations depicting anatomy and pathophysiology. Impromptu teaching was facilitated, as resources were conveniently available on a student's smartphone or tablet. The ability to annotate and modify images and subsequently email to patients was an extraordinary improvement in provider-patient communication. Universal limitations included small smartphone screens and the novelty of new technology. DISCUSSION: Mobile applications have the potential to greatly enhance patient education and simultaneously build rapport. Endless opportunities exist for their integration in clinical practice, particularly for new diagnoses, consent for procedures, and at time of discharge. Providers should be encouraged to try new applications and utilize them with patients.

Markman TM; Sampognaro PJ; Mitchell SL; Weeks SR; Khalifian S; Dattilo JR

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

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

Guerra, Aida; Holgaard, Jette Egelund

2013-01-01

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The Yumekobo Project Education at Kanazawa Institute of Technology  

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Yumekobo, which can be translated as “Factory for Dreams and Ideas” , has been attracting the attention of reform-minded educators in Japanese universities. The major function of Yumekobo is to support a student project called the Yumekobo project. It resembles an extra-curricular club activity as at other universities; however, the Yumekobo project is not only an extra-curricular activity but also a symbol of the educational philosophy of Kanazawa Institute of Technology. Students in the Yumekobo project are encouraged to develop a good character, which includes independence, creativity, morality, cooperation, and internationalism. In this paper, an overview of the Yumekobo project is given, and its characteristics are described. Further, its educational effects are discussed based on an analysis of student questionnaires conducted from 2002 to 2005.

Demura, Kosei; Tani, Masashi; Hattori, Yoichi

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IMPACT OF LEADERSHIP STYLE OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS ON USE OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY  

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Full Text Available Besides others, educational administrators are more vulnerable to the technological advancement.In changed scenario, as the roles and responsibilities of educational administrators also change, this research was conducted to ascertain what leadership styles affect the integration of technology to improve teaching and learning. A survey of the educational administrators in the four districts of Punjab was conducted to identify the impact of leadership styles on the use ofinnovative instructional technology in the educational institutions, and ultimately enhancing the student achievement. This study focused on the relationship between administrative leadership styles and implementation of new technological programs or instructional strategies. For this study, a questionnaire consisting of two parts was used for collection of data from the educational administrators. The first part of the questionnaire determined the extent in the use of educational technology in the institutions, whereas the second part of the questionnaire assessed the leadership style of the administrators. The researchers adopted Hersey-Blanchard SituationalModel for the study with some modifications, in view of the local circumstances. The replies received in response of technology questions were given numerical values, whereas the secondpart of the questionnaire reflected the leadership styles of the administrators. The data were tabulated and treated using appropriate statistical techniques to draw inferential conclusions about the impact of the leadership styles of the educational administrators on the use of educational technologies in the educational institutions. As a result of research, the selling/coaching leadership style, reflecting high task, high relationship behaviour, was found tobe more encouraging in the use of educational technology. The researchers are of the view that the selling/coaching style of leadership should be promoted to enhance the use of educationaltechnology in our educational institutions.

Saeed Ahmad; Muhammad Aqeel Raza

2011-01-01

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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; Adamkovi?ová Martina

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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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Faculty development for teaching online: educational and technological issues.  

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The purpose of this article is to describe the process of creating a faculty development program for online instruction. Both educational and technological issues are discussed. Factors that will facilitate and barriers that will impede the implementation of online courses are included. Many faculty concerns regarding online courses relate to the issues of quality and student learning. Faculty development activities are directed to ensure that courses are developed using sound educational theory and principles. Online courses are first about student learning; using the technology is second. Thus, faculty development programs must be two-pronged, involving instructional design and technology. It is an ongoing process that must be focused on continual training and development.

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Profiting from Public Education: Education Management Organizations and Student Achievement  

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

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

2009-01-01

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Editorial Caution: changing education, changing technology  

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

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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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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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A survey of medical information education in radiological technology schools  

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

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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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Exploring Students' Conception and Expectations of Achievement in Physical Education  

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|Achievement in a domain is normally defined by the experts within the curricula. This exploratory study reported student conception of achievement in physical education, attempting to address two questions: (1) what do students expect to achieve and (2) how do students view the achievement in physical education. Students (N = 48) purposefully…

Zhu, Xihe

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

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

Ahmad SHAHER MASHHOUR

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Pedagogically Appropriate Integration of Informational Technology in an Elementary Preservice Teacher Education Program.  

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This paper describes ways in which preservice students in an elementary education four-year degree program at the University of Regina (Saskatchewan) learn about and learn with information technology. Students learn specific skills and concepts related to informational technology (IT) and its uses and application to the classroom in specific ways…

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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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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; Mantzaridou Archontia

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Educational Beliefs of Higher Education Teachers and Students: Implications for Teacher Education  

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This paper begins by acknowledging the established and powerful link between educational beliefs and the teaching and learning practices of teaches and students. Based on this belief-practice connection, the paper documents the findings of a study that investigated the beliefs of a group of higher education teachers and students, most of whom were…

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Improving Higher Education Student Learning through a Table of Learning  

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

Richard Lai; Nurazlina Sanusi

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Student stress and quality of education  

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Full Text Available Abstract in portuguese Os autores apresentam um artigo exploratório sobre o stress do estudante. Após examinar a relação entre trabalho e stress, o artigo passa a analisar o modelo de McLeansobre contexto, vulnerabilidade e fatores que causam o stress. Esse modelo serve de quadro de referência para a pesquisa elaborada, tendo em vista avaliar como um grupo de estudantes de administração enfrenta o stress cotidiano. O artigo também sugere medi­das para reduzir os efeitos prejudiciais do stress no estudante e na qualidade de ensino. Abstract in english Today, managers are increasingly interested in knowing how the work in organizations aftects employees' health. Less common is the interest in stress erupting in the academic community - among students, faculty and administrators. The authors present a reflection paper focused on student stress. In this paper, they first examine McLean 's model of context, vulnerability and stressors. This model provides the framework for the student surveys and for the entire paper. Base (more) d on the students surveys, an assessment is made of how asma" group of students are coping with stress. The paper fina"y suggests what can be done by students, faculty, and administrators to insta" and/or improve social support systems that might reduce the harmful eftects of stress on students and thus impact the quality of education.

Pena, Letícia; Reis, Dayr

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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; Selçuk Özda?; Çetin Yaman

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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; Chiraphorn Chomyim; Samphan Chandee

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The Challenge of Information Technology to Education.  

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Summarizes ideas on five main issues presented at the World Conference on Computers in Education held in Norfolk, Virginia, in August 1985: impact of transferring practical information processing to technology; size of devices; information technology costs; computers at home, in public schools, and universities; and information technology's impact…

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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.

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Climate Change Education for Engineering Undergraduate Students  

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The outreach and educational component of my NSF-CAREER grant focused on the development of a new undergraduate course on climate change for engineering undergraduate students and development of project-based course modules for middle and high-school students. Engineering students have minimal formal education on climate issues, but are increasingly finding themselves in positions where they have to participate and address climate change and mitigation issues. Towards this end, we developed a new three-credit course, entitled Global Climate Change: Science, Engineering, and Policy. With a focus on engineering students, this course was structured as a highly quantitative course, taught through an inquiry-based pedagogical approach. The students used a combination of historical climate data from ground-stations and satellites and model results of future climate conditions for different scenarios to ascertain for themselves the current extent of climate change and likely future impacts. Students also combined mitigation efforts, concentrated on geoengineering and alternate energy choices, with climate modeling to determine the immediacy of such efforts. The impacts of the course on the students were assessed with a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches that used pre-post climate literacy and engineering self-efficacy surveys as well as qualitative focus group discussions at the end of the course. I will discuss our undergraduate course development effort and the primary outcomes of the course. I will also briefly describe our k-12 outreach effort on the development of course modules for project-based learning related to air quality and atmospheric science topics.

Dhaniyala, S.; Powers, S.

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Technology Education Tackles Energy Crisis.  

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Describes the solar-hydrogen technologies at the East Valley Institute of Technology, the only technology center in the nations that offers this class. Describes its focus on solving the energy crisis. (JOW)

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Technology in the Teaching of Neuroscence: Enhanced Student Learning  

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The primary motivation for integrating any form of education technology into a particular course or curriculum should always be to enhance student learning. However, it can be difficult to determine which technologies will be the most appropriate and effective teaching tools. Through the alignment of technology-enhanced learning experiences with a clear set of learning objectives, teaching becomes more efficient and effective and learning is truly enhanced. In this article, I describe how I have made extensive use of technology in two neuroscience courses that differ in structure and content. Course websites function as resource centers and provide a forum for student interaction. PowerPoint presentations enhance formal lectures and provide an organized outline of presented material. Some lectures are also supplemented with interactive CD-ROMs, used in the presentation of difficult physiological concepts. In addition, a computer-based physiological recording system is used in laboratory sessions, improving the hands-on experience of group learning while reinforcing the concepts of the research method. Although technology can provide powerful teaching tools, the enhancement of the learning environment is still dependent on the instructor. It is the skill and enthusiasm of the instructor that determines whether technology will be used effectively.

Dr. John D. Griffin (College of William and Mary Department of Biology)

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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; Anila Fatima Shakil; Sidra-tul-Muntaha

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Assistive Technology Competencies for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments: A National Study  

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|Introduction: For practicing teachers of students with visual impairments, assistive technology has assumed an important role in the education of their students' assessment and learning of content. Little research has addressed this area; therefore, the purpose of the study presented here was to identify the teachers' self-reported possession of…

Zhou, Li; Ajuwon, Paul M.; Smith, Derrick W.; Griffin-Shirley, Nora; Parker, Amy T.; Okungu, Phoebe

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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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The Role of Student Assistant System in College Students’ Moral Education Work  

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Full Text Available Moral education is an indispensable part of college education, the effect of its implement will bring students a long term or even a lifetime influence. Nowadays, under the background of college enrollment expansion, the constant increasing amount of students brings all sorts of new challenges to moral education. As a gradually widening mature group, student assistants are playing an important role in university students' moral education work.

Ji Zhu; Wen Huang

2012-01-01

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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.

Chu LF; Erlendson MJ; Sun JS; Clemenson AM; Martin P; Eng RL

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

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

Elizabeth O. Crawford; Misty M. Kirby

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High school students' physical education conceptual knowledge.  

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The value of conceptual physical education knowledge has long been acknowledged (American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1969; Kneer, 1981; NASPE, 1995) yet has not been formally measured or assessed. Seven multiple choice tests with established validity and reliability (Ayers, 2001b) were used to assess the concepts identified in Mohnsen's text (1998). Tests were administered to 3,263 high school students at the schools of 17 NASPE Teachers of the Year in 16 states. On all tests, girls outscored boys, and Caucasians outscored all other racial groups. Examinees' average performance on each test was: motor development (65%), exercise physiology (62%), social psychology (60%), biomechanics (57%), aesthetic experiences (56%), motor learning (53%), and historical perspectives (49%). Analyses of each area determined concepts students knew and did not know.

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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.

Nurgaliev N. U.; Zikirina A. M.

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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

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Australian Transnational Education Programmes in South East Asia: Student Satisfaction with the Learning Environment  

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In view of the strong growth of transnational education programmes in Australian universities, there is growing interest in the experiences of students participating in such programmes. This article reports on the perceived student satisfaction with several aspects of their transnational programmes, including instructors, technology, and programme…

Miliszewska, Iwona; Sztendur, Ewa M.

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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.

Cicera Aparecida Lima Malheiro; Klaus Schlünzen Junior; Danielle Aparecida Nascimento dos Santos

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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

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The Integrated Educational System. The Impact of Information Technology on the Educational Process  

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Full Text Available SEI (computerized educational system) governmental program, initiated in 2001, is a national approach whose objective is to computerize the education system by giving schools the necessary equipment, by designing a large number of software for the interaction student-contents of subjects taught, by offering psycho-pedagogical training to teachers in order to ensure the placing of the student at the centre of the teaching-learning process and by setting the premises of a computerized network as support of a modern management (Ilia F., 2003, p. 34). As a generic term, the “impact” envisaged in this paper is noticed in the analysis of the beneficiaries’ opinions – managers, teachers, and students – about the usefulness and need of using the information technology in the education process. Probably the most significant answer obtained in this respect is the general opinion of students concerning the legitimacy of using the new technology in order to avoid socio-professional cast out. Most students consider that those who do not have access to a computer will be in a disadvantaged position later (90,4%), while only 8,7% think this issue is not important. The impact plans of the new technology on the educational process and system are countless, and determining them is a difficult and complex process. Anyway, a few incidence points have been found during the evaluation and they concern aspects of institutional development of schools, some implications for the professional training of teachers, as well as perceptions of beneficiaries regarding the effects of TIC (Information and Communication Technology) on students’ proficiency and the development of digital skills.

Dan Pauna; Maxineanu Mihaela

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Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology: Leadership Considerations for Promoting Inclusive Education in Today's Secondary Schools  

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|The increased number of students with learning disabilities in general education secondary school classrooms presents complex challenges for today's educators. This article describes how the Universal Design for Learning theoretical framework can be used with assistive technology to enhance educational opportunities for secondary students with…

Messinger-Willman, Jaime; Marino, Matthew T.

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

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Full Text Available 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 space», etc. The authors research the ways, lines, laws and mechanisms of informational and educational spaces consolidation to provide students with individual educational trajectories in the conditions of the federal state educational standard; some prospects to handle the problem are determined.

Ivanova Ludmila Anatolievna; Petuhova Irina Sergeevna

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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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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.

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Improving technologies in physical training of students with violations of spatial organization of a skew field  

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Full Text Available The article is devoted to the analysis of facilities and methods of physical education, which are directed on a prophylaxis and correction of violations of body spatial organization of students. The data about using possibilities of informational technologies in the process of physical education of student youth with carriage violations are presented. It is paid special attention to importance of harmony of the separate parties of physical developing and impellent readiness of the person for his health.

Sinigovets V.I.

2009-01-01

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Mapping Students Use of Technologies in Problem Based Learning Environments  

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This paper aims to understand how students use technology to enhance their learning in problem-based learning environments. The research methodology is based on both qualitative and quantitative studies. The results are based on students’ interviews, a survey and students’ reflections in course-related blog posts; they show that students have positive perceptions toward using technologies in problem-based learning environments.

Rongbutsri, Nikorn; Khalid, Md. Saifuddin

2011-01-01

 
 
 
 
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The importance of 'student voice' in dental education.  

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Although much published school and higher education research have established a strong conceptual foundation for eliciting student feedback, this element is relatively poorly developed in dental education research. This paper examines 'student voice' as a conceptual/theoretical framework and justification for attending to students' perspectives in dental education. The aims of this review paper were: to explore the concept of student voice, including some pragmatic considerations and key critiques of listening to student feedback; to critically analyse key debates about the importance of a research focus on student perceptions using themes from the seminal and contemporary educational literature on student voice from the school, higher and dental educational sectors; to identify gaps in the dental education literature in relation to students' perceptions of their learning, and highlight some practical implications drawn from the 'student voice' literature for dental education; and to assist dental educational researchers in developing a strong rationale for listening to student voice in dental educational institutions. This paper is intended to assist dental educational researchers in justifying future research projects which require eliciting dental student feedback/perceptions.

Subramanian J; Anderson VR; Morgaine KC; Thomson WM

2013-02-01

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

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The introduction of innovative educational technologies opens up new ways of interacting with students. We propose to exploit this potential to help in the education of children with special needs. We analyze the state of the art of tools supporting the teaching process, focusing on the omissions of...

Fuertes Castro, José Luis; González Martínez, Angel Lucas; Mariscal Vivas, Gonzalo; Ruiz Moreno, Carlos

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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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Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center Faculty Resources  

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This website, supported by the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center, offers resources for teachers and faculty in the field of oceanography and ocean occupations. This resource lists recommended ocean-related journals, books, teaching models and innovative teaching designs. Links to various grants and details about applying for other funding opportunities are also provided. Besides faculty, this site would be useful for high school or college students or anyone interested in pursuing an ocean-related career.

2009-09-29

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Design Education : Student and market expectations  

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In resent years the two main design schools in Denmark (Danmarks Designskole and Designskolen Kolding ) undergo many changes. The overall goal for both is to obtain status as a university, and they will be evaluated in this regard in 2010. Transforming a vocational school with long handicraft traditions into a research based institution for higher education is demanding. Danmarks Designskole is in the middle of this process, many activities are initiated, both employees and students are involved, and from outside representatives from various design professions. The design process has many stakeholders with various interests and opinions. The aim it is not to design a computer system, a service or product but re-designing curriculum, work procedures, self images etc. which support educating designers of the future. This paper reports on two investigations that have been carried through as part of the change processes at Danmarks Designskole. A questionnaire explore the present students reasons for wanting to become designers and their expectations to the design education and future jobs. Eight focus groups including representatives from various design professions discuss what skills and competencies that are expected from future graduates. The main issues to be discussed here are views, demands and expectations from various stakeholders and the consequences they (might) have in the process of transforming a vocational design school curriculum into a curriculum for a ‘design university’. The first section gives background information about Danmarks Designskole, the initiation of the change process, and curriculum concerns. Then the research approach is described. From section 3 to section 6 the results from the investigations are discussed. First if a vocational education still is expected? Then views about if Danmarks Designskole should educate specialised designers or design generalists. Section five give examples of expectations to the design education and in section 6 profiles of graduates are discussed. Section 7 reflects on the research approaches which is followed by conclusions.

Brandt, Eva

2007-01-01

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Teaching Bioethics to Medical Technology Students in Pakistan  

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Full Text Available Incorporating ethics education in curriculum of medical technology students and highlighting the importance of teaching the subject to this particular population in this part of world are our aims. At SIUT we have a school with name of "Zain ul Abidin" school of Biomedical Technology, which is supposed to award B.S. degree in 5 sub-specialties that is hemodialysis, radiology, laboratory sciences, operation theater technology and intensive care technology. This school is affiliated by Karachi University. The students entering in school have done fellow in science (F.Sc.)with pre-medical group, thus have background knowledge of biology, physics, chemistry, languages, religion and Pakistan studies.Here for B.S. included in their curriculum are the subjects of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, pathology, Islamiat and English for all and then related sub-specialty topics to each group for example student in hemodialysis group more exposed to nephrology topics etc.I planned to add ethics with subjects, which are common to all specialties and designed curriculum.Curriculum was approved (after minor changes), from Karachi University and I started teaching ethics to these students. This paper highlights methods and tools of teaching and evaluation and results observed. This will be the first examination in bioethics from medical technologists, at university level in the history of country.This is a great achievement in country to start teaching bioethics to medical technologists. Karachi University has implemented the same curriculum to other medical technology schools affiliated with University.

Rubina Naqvi

2009-01-01

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

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

Lisa Ann Donnelly; Michael Mikusa

2010-01-01

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Implications of Computer Technology for Industrial Education.  

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|Industrial education, because of expanding technology, must acknowledge the changing realities of the world in which it functions and for which it prepares individuals to participate. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine selected public schools, at the elementary, secondary, and higher educational levels, for the purpose of…

Novosad, John P.

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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)

2006-01-01

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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)

2006-07-01

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Divergence in student and educator conceptual structures during auscultation training.  

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CONTEXT: Simulation-based medical education allows trainees to engage in self-regulated learning (SRL), yet research aimed at elucidating the mechanisms of SRL in this context is relatively absent. We compared 'unguided' SRL with 'directed' SRL (DSRL), wherein learners followed an expert-designed booklet. METHODS: Year 1 medical students (n = 37) were randomly assigned to practise identifying seven cardiac murmurs using a simulator and video only (SRL group) or a simulator and video plus the booklet (DSRL group). All participants completed a 22-item test 3 weeks later. To compare interventions, we analysed students' diagnostic accuracy. As a novel source of evidence, we documented how participants autonomously sequenced the seven murmurs during initial and delayed practice sessions. In addition, we surveyed clinical educators (n = 17) to find out how they would sequence their teaching of these murmurs. RESULTS: The DSRL group used 50% more training time than the SRL group (p < 0.001). The groups' diagnostic accuracy, however, did not differ significantly on the post-test, retention test or transfer test items (p > 0.12). Despite practising with the expert-defined 'timing-based' approach to murmur diagnosis (i.e. systolic versus diastolic), 84% of DSRL participants implemented a location-based approach (i.e. practising aortic murmurs separately from mitral murmurs) during a second, unguided practice session. Notably, most SRL participants used that same approach spontaneously. By contrast, clinical educators were split in their use of the timing-based (n = 10) and the location-based (n = 6) approaches. Chi-squared analyses suggested educators' conceptions for organising murmurs differed significantly from students' conceptions. CONCLUSIONS: Contrary to our predictions, directing students' SRL produced no additional benefit and increased their practice time. Our findings suggest one potential source of these results was a divergence between student and educator conceptions for structuring the practice of cardiac auscultation skills. This phenomenon has not been well articulated in the medical education literature, and may have important implications in many (especially technology-mediated) educational contexts.

Brydges R; Peets A; Issenberg SB; Regehr G

2013-02-01

273

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

2013-01-01

274

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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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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Open Primary Education School Students' Opinions about Mathematics Television Programmes  

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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,…

Yenilmez, Kursat

2008-01-01

277

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.

Štrkalj Goran; Gibbon Victoria E.; Wilkinson Tracey A.

2007-01-01

278

Students with ‘Special Rights' for mathematics education  

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The issues of equity and quality have been central to international debates on mathematics in research, policy, curriculum and teaching. This book covers a wide variety of topics in the research and practice of mathematics education, demonstrating how equity and quality are inherently political terms whose political bedrock is obscured by them being taken for granted. Mapping Equity and Quality in Mathematics Education is broken into four parts. Section 1 addresses the constructs of equity and quality from a variety of theoretical perspectives and outlines new directions to approach the question, "What are equity and quality?" Section 2 discusses the complexities in which the discourses of equity and quality move in constant construction and recontextualisation from societal trends to the constitution of subjectivities, passing through policy, the media and pedagogy. Section 3 covers insights and implications from research on the special needs of different "equity groups," illuminating the way in which a "one-size-fits-all" approach tends to limit quality education to only dominant groups. And Section 4 contains lessons learned by researchers and practitioners who attempted to manage equity and quality within various educational contexts and with a variety of marginalized populations. Written by teachers, researchers and academics from all over the world, this book represents a powerful response to the international call for quality education of all students in mathematics around the globe.

Lindenskov, Lena; Gervasoni, Ann

2011-01-01

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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

280

Education Doctoral Student Attitudes toward and Understanding of Economics  

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

Rogers, Kevin L.

2009-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Language and Cultural Issues for English-as-a-Second/Foreign Language Students in Transnational Educational Settings.  

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Discusses issues of educational support for international students in transnational education programs for whom English is a second or foreign language. Details findings from several research projects undertaken in recent years at the Curtin University of Technology and offers suggestions on meeting the needs of these students. (EV)

Briguglio, Carmela

2000-01-01

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Educational Technology in Turkey: Past, Present and Future.  

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|Explains the past, discusses the present, and makes projections for the future of educational technology in Turkey. Topics include historical background of Turkey and of educational technology in Turkey; the role of the Ministry of National Education; distance education; technology-based education; and the national information infrastructure.…

Akkoyunlu, Buket

2002-01-01

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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.

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

2013-02-01

284

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; António Moreira

2010-01-01

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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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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

287

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

288

Evaluation of the Enhancing Education Through Technology Program: Final Report.  

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The purpose of this report is to provide descriptive information about educational technology practices related to the core objectives of the U.S. Department of Education's Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) program. The EETT program is part of...

B. Means E. Chen K. Jones L. Gallagher M. Bakia

2009-01-01

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Information Literacy Education on College of Technology at Kyushu Area  

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

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

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Sciences education for connecting science, technology and the society  

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

Korolija Jasminka; Staniši? Jelena

2009-01-01

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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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Theoretical and methodical knowledge of students of discipline "Physical education"  

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Full Text Available Article is devoted to optimization problem of theoretical and methodical students knowledge's within the pale of sparring discipline "Physical education". Author offers to posit valeological approach in acquirement of knowledge's from discipline, accepting this as one of motivation rise methods to employments by physical education and propaganda's of healthy mode of life. It is proved that students at the age of 17-25 years old have specific anatomic physiological characteristics, so physical education must favour students' organism forming.

Berezka S.M.

2011-01-01

293

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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Ceramic Technology. Art Education: 6688.02.  

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|For information on the Visual Arts Education Curriculum of which this is one course, see SO 007 721. In this course students study ceramic material, form, and decoration, historically and technically, and demonstrate competencies in preparing clay bodies and ceramic glazes. Course content is outlined in those areas. Special sections of the guide…

Marinaccio, Louis M.

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The education of medical students: sounds, alarums, and excursions.  

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The core of good doctoring--what everyone must learn in medical school--is a set of behaviors that link the physician's professional, scholarly, and personal preparation with patients and society. Five general criticisms concern the academic medicine community. These criticisms concern the complexity of the health care system; the difficulty of integrating advances in science and technology into medicine; ethics; the doctor-patient relationship; and the importance of the individual student. Several medical schools use innovative curricula and organization in responding to these concerns, and other schools should study the assessments of these efforts and borrow anything useful. The problems of cost, access, and quality of care in the U.S. system are not primarily the fault of academic medicine and cannot be solved readily by it, but medical education can contribute to the solutions by preparing students to engage the problems.

Federman DD

1990-04-01

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CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR IN E-LEARNING: AN EXAMINATION OF TECHNOLOGY AND STUDENT FACTORS  

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Full Text Available E-learning is one of the recent trend and major technological advancement in Information technology, reshaping the mode of delivery of education in Universities. In light of this, the Universities have to take advantage of using e-learning to deliver education to students. A lot of factors must be put into consideration for any universities that need to venture into e-learning based courses. This paper is intended to examine the e-learning critical success factors (CSFs) as perceived by students. In this study, two main factors related to the e-learning CSFs within a university environment including technological and student factors were examined. The factors were tested by surveying 450 undergraduate students at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The results revealed that internet browsing speed and instructor participation in discussion groups are most critical factors for e-learning.

Mahdi Alhaji Musa; Mohd Shahizan Othman

2012-01-01

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What students should know about technology: The case of scientific visualization  

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Starting with the focal question, ldquowhat should students know about technology?rdquo we describe and illustrate a way of designing educational technology that is strongly informed by empirical studies of how students actually understand and use a technology. We also have theoretical aspirations in developing what we hope to be general principles that can, along with empirical data, orient design. The type of technology used to illustrate this design methodology is scientific visualization software, in which spatially distributed data is given form as adjustable and often highly suggestive visual displays. Our primary contention is that what students need to know about this software is precisely those aspects of it that define it as a system of representations. More generally, we advocate representation as an important instructional target, and we examine what students know that can be enhanced by appropriate technology and learning activities.

Friedman, Jeffrey S.; Disessa, Andrea A.

2005-11-04

298

Mother’s Education and Students’ Multiple Intelligences  

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Full Text Available he main objective of the study was to find out the relationship between mother’s education and students’ multiple intelligences. Pearson Coefficient Correlation was used to find out the relationship between mother’s education and students’ multiple intelligences.A significant correlation was found between mother’s education and students’ verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical and musical intelligence. An insignificant correlation was found between mother’s education and students’ visual/spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal and naturalistic intelligence. It was recommended that children should be provided various opportunities so they may enhance their different types of intelligence.

Gulap Shahzada

2011-01-01

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

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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.

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[A survey of information literacy for undergraduate students in the department of radiological technology].  

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The purpose of this study was to clarify the information literacy of undergraduate students and problems in information education. An annual questionnaire survey was carried out by an anonymous method from 2003 to 2006. The survey was intended for third-year students in the Department of Radiological Technology. The questionnaire items were as follows: (1) ownership of a personal computer (PC), (2) usage purpose and frequency of PC operation, (3) operation frequency and mechanism of the Internet, and (4) IT terminology. The response rate was 100% in each year. The ratio of PC possession exceeded 80%. The ratio of students who replied "nearly every day" for the use of a PC and the Internet increased twofold and threefold in four years, respectively. More than 70% of students did not understand the mechanism of the Internet, and more than 60% of students did not know about TCP/IP. In the future, we need to consider information literacy education in undergraduate education.

Ohba H; Matsutani H; Kashiwakura I

2009-01-01

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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

2004-01-01

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Cultivation of Students’ Scientific and Technological Ability for Innovation  

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Full Text Available Students’ scientific and technological ability for innovation is high-quality talents’ core and soul. Aiming at the actuality of students’ scientific and technological ability for innovation and the cognition and analysis about the cultivation of students’ scientific and technological ability for innovation, the thoughts and measures about the cultivation of students’ scientific and technological ability for innovation are proposed in this article, in order to build the deep academic atmosphere of students’ scientific and technological innovation, form the good cycle of teachers and students’ innovational consciousness, enhance the cultivation of students’ scientific and technological ability, fulfill the demand of the development of society and economy, realize the new spanning of talent cultivation, and make new contribution for the economic construction and the building of the affluent society.

Zhanjun Ma

2010-01-01

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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

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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.

Seeber, Fred; Kolluri, Raman

2009-09-30

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DCE Student Profile: A Report on the Results from the Division of Continuing Education Student Survey. Massachusetts Public Higher Education.  

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A comprehensive profile of the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) undergraduate students enrolled in credit courses at Massachusetts public colleges and universities is presented. Information is included in the categories of: overall profile of DCE students; profile of university DCE students; profile of state college DCE students; profile of…

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Health of students and the role of physical education in its provision.  

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Full Text Available The paper analyzes the data of modern scientific literature on the formation of health and the foundations of physical fitness in the process of physical education students. A college education - is an important stage in the formation of a future specialist of the new formation. Big role in an integrated system of educational process belongs to physical education. Physical education is one of the most important factors in forming, maintaining and strengthening the health of students. Its aim - to promote harmonious development of training highly qualified specialists. In recent years, there is a need for drastic restructuring process of physical education in schools, introduction of innovative approaches and technologies on the organization of sports and recreation activities in the education of students. One priority of physical education is to develop students' knowledge and skills of physical fitness, meaningful relationship to the preservation of his health. However, at present the number of effective information and learning systems designed to lay the groundwork for a physical fitness, and their use in the physical education of students is very sparse and requires further in-depth scientific development.

Futorny? S.?.

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

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Full Text Available 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 education programs in a western Canadian college. In January, 2011, 121 faculty members and students completed the survey. Results showed a high level of ownership and use of mobile devices among our respondents. The median mobile self-efficacy score was 75 on a scale of 100, indicating that both faculty and students were highly confident in their use of mobile technologies and prepared to engage in mobile learning.

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

2012-01-01

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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; Victoria Aceti

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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; Sava? Duman

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Motivation while Designing in Engineering and Technology Education Impacted by Academic Preparation  

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|The purpose of this study was to determine if high school students' academic preparation was correlated with change in motivation during an engineering design challenge. The research was conducted in a high school classroom in which elements of engineering design were taught in a technology education context to eleventh-grade student from diverse…

Mentzer, Nathan; Becker, Kurt

2009-01-01

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A Survey of General Education Majors: Assistive Technology Knowledge and Skills  

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|This study was conducted in order to assess the level of assistive technology knowledge and skills among general education majors in a southwestern university. Eighty-five pre-service teachers were recruited for the study. These consisted of student teachers, practicum students, and individuals working toward licensure. A questionnaire was…

Alsalem, Gheed Mufied

2010-01-01

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Students’ Adoption of Distance Education Environments: an Action Research of a Non-Thesis Masters’ Program  

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Full Text Available The purpose of this research is to examine the factors in students‘ adoption of a distance education environment. An action research model was used for this study. The researcher was the system administrator of the learning management system. The action research methodology was used to profile student‘s adaption process. The findings are obtained from the researchers‘ observations and data collected from the learning management system. The study included 132 students enrolled in Educational Administration, Controlling, Planning, and Economics non-thesis Master‘s program. The results suggest that organizational structure and the technologies used are the main factors in assisting students to adopt distance education and reducing the adoption period.

Muhammet BER?GEL; Hasan KARAL

2011-01-01

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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

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Self-evaluation of health and interests of students of higher education institutions on course physical education  

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Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to identify priorities to specific assets of physical education students. The study involved 50 students aged 18-19 years. Conducted surveys to identify self-reported health of students and their preferences for different types of training exercise. Revealed that 10% of students assessed their health as excellent, 48% is considered good state of health, and 20% have an optimum level of physical activity. Found that students want to attend classes, which, along with the development of physical qualities affect the physiological and cognitive abilities. It was revealed that the top three of physical education include sports, swimming and water activities with the use of modern technology.

Bazylyuk T.A.

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

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

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

2012-01-01

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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.

2012-01-01

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

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

Costa, Carolina; Alvelos, Helena; Teixeira, Leonor

2013-09-01

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Learning technologies in engineering education  

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Full Text Available The papers presented in this special issue demonstrate a range of examples of technology-supported learning. The six articles and three cases studies have been selected because of their relevance to the edition, the rigour the authors have demonstrated in locating their work alongside the literature and the potential interest to the sector.

Mark Russell

2009-01-01

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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND BRAILLE LITERACY TO EDUCATE STUDENTS HAVING VISUAL IMPAIRMENT  

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Full Text Available This research investigates the comparative analysis of computer software and Braille literacy to educate students having visual impairment. The main objective of this research focus on compare the feasibility andusage of Braille literacy and computer software to educate children with visual impairment. Main objectives of the study were to identify the importance of Braille and Computer literacy by the perceptions of male and female students with visual impairment, to identify the importance of the Braille and Computer literacy in different classes of students with visual impairment and to identify the difference of Braille and Computer literacy importance in different schools of students with visual impairment. Five special education institutions were selected where students with visual impairment were studying. A convenient sample of 100 students was taken from these schools. A three point rating scale was used as research instrument. Researchers personally collected data from the respondents. Data was analyzed through SPSS. Major findings showed that students were more interested in Braille system than computer software. Braille system and required material was resent in all the schools while computer teachers with required experience were not available in these institutions. Teachers were found expert in Braille literacy as compare to the computer software- It was recommended that proper awareness about most recent technologies were necessary for teachers in special education institutions. Students as well as teachers should be provided chances of hands on practice to create interest in computer software use in special education.

Ismat Bano; Syed Abir Hassan Naqvi; Dr.Muhammad Aamir Hashmi; Dr.Shaoukat Ali Raza; Faiz.M.Shaikh

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The modern innovational technologies used during physical training of students  

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Full Text Available Regular data about features of use of the modern innovational technologies are presented during physical training of student's youth. Long-range directions of use of improving technologies in physical training of students are construed. Factors of negative effect on different systems of an organism segregated. The majority of students with the weakened health has interest to physical training. Students conduct an inactive way of life.

Sinigovets V.I.

2009-01-01

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New Paradigm or Old Wine? The Status of Technology Education Practice in the United States  

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The notion that technology education is somehow quite different from industrial arts education has been around for half a century, when Warner and his graduate students first brought the study of technology to our field's attention. DeVore (1964) drove the point home by arguing the case for technology as an "intellectual discipline," and many others have echoed this theme. Clark, (1989) suggested technology education represents a "new paradigm." A Conceptual Framework for Technology Education (Savage and Sterry, 1990) proposed a structure for a curriculum grounded in the processes of technology rather than the processes of industry, thereby consummating a divorce from industrial arts in the eyes of the profession. Most recently, the Rationale and Structure for the Study of Technology (International Technology Education Association, 1996) and Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology (International Technology Education Association, 2000) underscore the premise that technology education is a new and different field of study. Target Audience: 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators

Sanders, Mark

2009-10-20

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An online intelligent system for teaching design technologies to engineering students  

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Full Text Available Engineering design is a knowledge intensive process which encompasses detailed conceptual analysis and evaluation, involving various areas of knowledge and experience. The sharing between these tasks is critical if the capacity for new product development is to be increased whilst its quality is maintained. Design technologies describe the use of a wide range of computer-based tools designed to assist engineers in their activities. The rapid growth of such technologies in engineering design industry is considerable and it is important that education moves into this area of work without delay. As the industry evolves, students in higher education seek to learn technologies that can best serve their future careers. Teaching design technologies in the traditional way may involve presenting in front of an audience and explaining instructions step-by-step. One of the main tasks of competent teaching is to provide a wide diversity of problems and supporting activities. This paper presents the design, development, implementation and evaluation of an online system for teaching design technologies to engineering students. The system was designed to guide students according to their abilities, offering progression through an individual learning plan that contained various educational methods. The fully developed system was evaluated as an educational tool for year one engineering students at the University of Derby.

Amal Oraifige; Mian Wu; Barry Mills; Ilias Oraifige

2011-01-01

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Analyzing Student Responses to Evaluations of Foundations of Education Courses  

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|The purposes of the study reported in this article were to determine whether students are consistent in their responses to evaluations of foundations of education courses and to compare student attitudes toward each of three foundations of education areas: philosophy, history, and sociology. (HMD)|

Birkel, Lane F.

1974-01-01

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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 inte...

Sehoole, Molatlhegi Trevor Chika

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Insidious Deterrents: When Educational Administration Students Are Women.  

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This paper presents findings of a survey of educational-administration programs in Canada and their incentives to support women students. Data were collected from a survey of 15 Canadian department heads and the women students participating in their programs. Findings indicate that women now outnumber men in many educational-administration classes…

Epp, Juanita Ross

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Transforming Conflict Resolution Education: Applying Anthropology alongside Your Students  

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This article describes the role graduate students can play in transforming their education in the emergent field of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, as occurs at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), at George Mason University, Washington, DC. It also unpacks how anthropology plays a role in the education of these students at…

Avruch, Kevin

2009-01-01

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Maturity and Interculturality: Chinese Students' Experiences in UK Higher Education  

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Increasing global competition for students has witnessed an ever more rapid internationalisation of higher education. In the case of the UK, there has been a major influx of Chinese students to British universities since the launch of the British Government's long-term worldwide educational campaign in 1999. Drawing upon evidence from an extensive…

Gu, Qing

2009-01-01

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Student's Perspectives in a Web-Based Distance Education Course.  

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|This case study examined student perspectives in regard to a Web-based distance education graduate course in language education at a major university in the United States. Data were obtained from the six students enrolled in the course through observation by the instructor, interviews, and review of course documents and assignments. Four of the…

Hara, Noriko

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Strike Four: An Educational Paradigm Servicing Troublesome Behaviour Students.  

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For chronically troublesome students educational strategies of exclusion currently lead to revolving door syndrome, resulting in ever-increasing learning deficits, and further inappropriate behaviours. Strike Four is an educational paradigm servicing "category three alienated students" (exhibiting significant social and/or emotional difficulties…

Netolicky, Cecilia

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Challenge of Information Technology to Education: The New Educational Crisis.  

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Ways the informational environment has changed, and how it will change in the near future are discussed. Justification of educational funding in the future must come from new notions, in light of changes brought about through new information technology. A crisis over the next decade is predicted. (MP)

Haefner, Klaus

1982-01-01

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Analyzing The Senior High School Students’ Learning Attitude And Cognition Toward Computer Science Education  

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Full Text Available Information technology have flourished, various types of computer- assisted system designed on our daily life, how they sustain system quality and affect the system performance are therefore essential for enterprises' operating capacity. Knowledge of computer science is considered as one of the core competencies, while technology systems have been widely applied in many industries. The need to cultivate the science knowledge is engaging learners’ attention in making practice. This paper reports a preliminary study that investigates the key factors affecting learning among senior high school student expect computer science education. The aim of this study was to assess the learning attitude toward computer science education, and the study also investigated the self-perception of leaner which based on the potential cognition load in the learning effectiveness and motivational appeal. The sample was 70 senior high school student students. The experimental results show that the participants have a 95% probability of requirement to learn the computer science knowledge which indicated that the student have learning interesting of computer science education. Data analyses showed that the student percept computer science knowledge is difficult. The results point that the senior high school student learning attitude and self-perception on the college computer science education, learners also provide the relevant suggestion on the purpose of making efficient college computer education.

Yu Hsin Hung

2013-01-01

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The Question of the Student In Educational Reform  

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Full Text Available In pursuing the goals of educational reform over the past several decades, educational policy makers have focused on teachers, administrators, and school structures as keys to higher educational achievement. As the would-be beneficiaries of reform, students, and their interaction with the educational system, have been almost entirely overlooked in the pursuit of educational excellence. Yet, as we argue, students are as causally central as educators in bringing about higher educational achievement. In what follows, we examine rational student interaction with the educational system and show why a large number of students have incentives to undercut the intent of the reforms. These are incentives created by our development of an educationally-based, meritocratic social and economic system. No one, apparently, is asking what exactly is in the reforms from the point of view of quite rational, if sometimes irresponsible, student self-interest. Indeed, the eduationally-based, meritocratic social and economic system may be actually forming student preferences guaranteed to result in educational mediocrity rather than excellence. Finally, we comment upon the meaning of "educational excellence" and show why the educational reformers' understanding of the purpose of public education—to compete in the global economic system—can only fail to capture it. In doing so, we point to the kinds of educational structures and policies that create multiple pathways to competent adulthood that do have a chance of bringing about the reformers' stated goal of excellence in the educational system. But these are structures and policies that challenge the entire conceptual framework of the current educational reform movement.

David P. Ericson; Frederick S. Ellett

2002-01-01

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Vocational education and students with learning disabilities.  

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This inquiry focuses on the status of nearly 500 students with learning disabilities in 17 state-operated regional vocational-technical schools in a northeastern state. The inquiry addressed four primary concerns: patterns of assessment, career choice, school marks, and attendance. The data indicate that a variety of instruments were used in the assessment process and that the overall grade equivalent levels of attainment ranged between fifth- and seventh-grade levels. Children defined as learning disabled participated in a large number of vocational trade specialties and some 50% or more had school marks indicating that they were passing in these areas. Attendance was high. Many children with learning disabilities successfully perform in competitive vocational education programs designed to produce proficiency at the level of journey person.

Cawley JF; Kahn H; Tedesco A

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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

2008-01-01

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25 CFR 39.705 - Are schools eligible for transportation funds to transport special education students?  

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...transportation funds to transport special education students? 39.705 Section...transportation funds to transport special education students? Yes. A school that transports a special education student from home to a...

2010-04-01

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Advanced Technological Education Survey 2009 Fact Sheet  

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|This fact sheet summarizes data gathered in the 2009 survey of National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant recipients. Conducted by The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University, this was the tenth annual survey of ATE projects and centers. Included here are statistics about the program's grantees and…

Wingate, Lori; Gullickson, Arlen

2009-01-01

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Advanced Technological Education Survey 2011 Fact Sheet  

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|This fact sheet summarizes data gathered in the 2011 survey of National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant recipients. Conducted by EvaluATE, the evaluation resource center for the ATE program located at The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University, this was the twelfth annual survey of ATE projects and…

Wingate, Lori; Westine, Carl; Gullickson, Arlen

2011-01-01

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Advanced Technological Education Survey 2010 Fact Sheet  

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|This fact sheet summarizes data gathered in the 2010 survey of National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant recipients. Conducted by EvaluATE, the evaluation resource center for the ATE program located at The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University, this was the eleventh annual survey of ATE projects and…

Wingate, Lori; Westine, Carl; Gullickson, Arlen

2010-01-01

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Using Citation Network Analysis in Educational Technology  

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|Previous reviews in the field of Educational Technology (ET) have revealed some publication patterns according to authors, institutions, and affiliations. However, those previous reviews focused only on the rankings of individual authors and institutions, and did not provide qualitative details on relations and networks of scholars and scholarly…

Cho, Yonjoo; Park, Sunyoung

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Learning and teaching with educational technologies.  

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This chapter considers what we have learned about learning and teaching with educational technologies over the past several decades. While there are compelling data and arguments on the positive effects of these tools, there are also well-documented difficulties with implementing such innovations. T...

Pea, Roy D.

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Technology-Supported Learning in Secondary and Undergraduate Biological Education: Observations from Literature Review  

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We conducted a literature review of using educational technology in biology learning from 2001 to 2010. A total of 36 empirical articles were included for review. Based upon the content analyses of these studies, such as technologies utilized, student sample, biological topics involved, the research purpose, and methodology, the following…

Lee, Silvia Wen-Yu; Tsai, Chin-Chung

2013-01-01

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Instructional Technology in Higher Education: A Case of Selected Universities in the Niger Delta  

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|This article examines the effectiveness of instructional technology in higher education institutions in relation to the role and usage of Information Communication Technology (ICT), its effectiveness in faculty teaching and its impact on student learning in universities in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. This study applied the Need Assessment…

Ololube, Nwachukwu Prince; Eke, Paul; Uzorka, Michael Chukwuwieke; Ekpenyong, Nkereuwem Stephen; Nte, Ngboawaji Daniel

2009-01-01

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Instructional Technology in Higher Education: A Case of Selected Universities in the Niger Delta  

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This article examines the effectiveness of instructional technology in higher education institutions in relation to the role and usage of Information Communication Technology (ICT), its effectiveness in faculty teaching and its impact on student learning in universities in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. This study applied the Need Assessment Approach…

Ololube, Nwachukwu Prince; Eke, Paul; Uzorka, Michael Chukwuwieke; Ekpenyong, Nkereuwem Stephen; Nte, Ngboawaji Daniel

2009-01-01

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Middle School Special Education Teachers' Perceptions and Use of Assistive Technology in Literacy Instruction  

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|In this research the authors examined middle school special education teachers' perceptions of assistive technology during literacy instruction with students with high incidence disabilities. A survey explored the use, effectiveness, and factors impacting use or effectiveness of assistive technology for literacy teaching and learning. Results…

Flanagan, Sara; Bouck, Emily C.; Richardson, Jennifer

2013-01-01

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Computer use in educational activities by students with ADHD.  

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Abstract Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate computer use in educational activities by students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in comparison with that of students with physical disabilities and students from the general population. Methods: The design of the study was cross-sectional with group comparison. Students with ADHD (n = 102) were pair-matched in terms of age and sex with students with physical disabilities and students from the general population (n = 940) were used as a reference group. Results: The study showed that less than half of the students with ADHD had access to a computer in the classroom. Students with ADHD reported significantly less frequent use of computers for almost all educational activities compared with students with physical disabilities and students from the general population. Students with ADHD reported low satisfaction with computer use in school. In addition, students with ADHD reported a desire to use computers more often and for more activities in school compared with students with physical disabilities. Conclusions: These results indicate that occupational therapists should place more emphasize on how to enable students with ADHD to use computers in educational activities in school. PMID:23330918

Bolic, Vedrana; Lidström, Helene; Thelin, Nils; Kjellberg, Anette; Hemmingsson, Helena

2013-01-21

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Computer use in educational activities by students with ADHD.  

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Abstract Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate computer use in educational activities by students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in comparison with that of students with physical disabilities and students from the general population. Methods: The design of the study was cross-sectional with group comparison. Students with ADHD (n = 102) were pair-matched in terms of age and sex with students with physical disabilities and students from the general population (n = 940) were used as a reference group. Results: The study showed that less than half of the students with ADHD had access to a computer in the classroom. Students with ADHD reported significantly less frequent use of computers for almost all educational activities compared with students with physical disabilities and students from the general population. Students with ADHD reported low satisfaction with computer use in school. In addition, students with ADHD reported a desire to use computers more often and for more activities in school compared with students with physical disabilities. Conclusions: These results indicate that occupational therapists should place more emphasize on how to enable students with ADHD to use computers in educational activities in school.

Bolic V; Lidström H; Thelin N; Kjellberg A; Hemmingsson H

2013-09-01

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Practice and Cognition to Strengthen College Students’ Moral Education  

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Full Text Available College students’ ideological morality always is the hotspot concerned by various circles of the society, and to strengthen and improve the ideological and moral education in colleges, continually enhance the pertinence and actual effect of the moral education, help college students to dissolve their worldly confusion in moral culture, further enhance their moral level and make them become eligible socialism successors with cultures and morality, needs mutual endeavors from society, colleges, families and students themselves.

Wanbin Ren

2009-01-01

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

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Full Text Available Problem statement: M-learning is considered as the next generation of e-learning using mobile technologies. Students? awareness of such technology is one of the most focuses for success adoption. This study aims to investigate students? awareness and requirements of mobile learning services among Malaysian students in the higher education environment. Approach: The study found that the higher education environment now has the necessary mobile technology infrastructure to utilize m-learning. Results: Moreover, the results show that students have adequate knowledge and good awareness to use such technology in their education environment. Regarding the university mobile applications that students would like to use individually through mobile technologies, the exam result and course registration were the highest in rank, followed by calendar and schedule services. The highest limitations were the cost of transaction and slow data exchange with networks, followed by concerns over confidentiality of personal information. Conclusion: Future research should be conducted with a big number of respondents to ensure the representative and conclusive finding.

Naji S. Alzaza; Abdul R. Yaakub

2011-01-01

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Fidelity and game-based technology in management education  

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

Cornacchione Jr., Edgard B.

2012-06-01

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Fidelity and Game-based Technology in Management Education  

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

Edgard B. Cornacchione Jr.

2012-01-01

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Student Success: The Newsletter for Higher Education Professionals, November 2007  

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The Educational Policy Institute's (EPI's) quarterly publication on issues relating to student success. This issue contains: (1) Opening Shots (Watson Scott Swail); (2) Deconstructing Student Departure: Lessons from Research on Canadian Community College Students (Peter Dietsche); (3) Interview with John Gardner; (4) A Story of a First-Gen: 21…

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2007-01-01

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War News Radio: Conflict Education through Student Journalism  

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In this essay Emily Hager presents an example of conflict education through student journalism. War News Radio is a student-organized and student-produced program developed at Swarthmore College in which participants produce for a global audience nonpartisan weekly radio shows and podcasts focused on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hager shares…

Hager, Emily

2009-01-01

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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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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 who tend to need the support from the student retention program most. This paper examines the quality of the predictive models generated by the machine learning algorithms. The results show that some of the machines learning algorithms are able to establish effective predictive models from the existing student retention data.

Yadav, Surjeet Kumar; Pal, Saurabh

2012-01-01

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Innovations in Science and Technology Education through Science Teacher Associations  

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Full Text Available One emerging issue highlighted in a UNESCO booklet (Fensham, 2008, p6)is to draw attention to the need for students to receive science education from able science teachers. The booklet emphasizes that quality science learning time, albeit less, is preferable to the damage done by underequipped science teachers. It also draws attention to the important role of science teacher associations, where its members not only have the insights and experience, but also the interest in helping science teacher colleagues. This paper highlights the various contributions possible from Science Teacher Associations (STAs) to the development and delivery of innovative science and technology education in a world that is increasinglydriven by the outputs of science and technology. It stresses the key role of such professional bodies in developing teacher ownership, the sharing of experience at a collaborative level and to be guided to take active responsibility for the interpretations of the intended Government curriculum so as to provide innovative science education best suited to students within their school. Any shift away from ‘teaching the textbook information’,‘teaching to the examination’ and towards ‘assessment for learning’(formative assessment) will be heavily enhanced by the setting up ofmultiple professional fora for enhancing the development of teacher’s PCK(pedagogical content knowledge).

Ben B. Akpan

2010-01-01

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Internet and information technology use by dental students in Chile.  

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As part of a larger cross-country survey of dental students, students from the School of Dentistry, The University of Valparaiso, were invited to participate in a study to describe their use of information and communication technology (ICT). Information was derived from a 124-item questionnaire which included 14 socio-demographic items and 29 items asking about ICT use. ICT items were derived from a University of Birmingham, UK, battery. Data was collected in July and August 2004. A total of 162 of the 249 dental students participated in the study. The average age of students was 21.0 years (SD 2.4 years). The majority of participants (62.1%) were female. All participants had access to a computer, and 96.4% used the Internet. Most students had home Internet connections (73.4%). The most commonly used Internet sites on at least a weekly basis were: email (92.2%); and search engines (88.3%). However, a very few (21.1%) used the Internet to search for dental information for their studies on at least a weekly basis. Furthermore, although the majority (70.4%) found Internet use easy/very easy, 56.2% indicated that any search for information was easy/very easy. The majority (72.2%) indicated that the use of virtual education would not affect their class attendance. The final multivariate model explained 26% of the variance in ICT use, significant predictors for ICT use were gender, year of study, level of difficulty in using Internet, and place of Internet use. However, Internet use was mostly for non-dental purposes. PMID:16842591

Uribe, S; Mariño, R J

2006-08-01

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Internet and information technology use by dental students in Chile.  

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As part of a larger cross-country survey of dental students, students from the School of Dentistry, The University of Valparaiso, were invited to participate in a study to describe their use of information and communication technology (ICT). Information was derived from a 124-item questionnaire which included 14 socio-demographic items and 29 items asking about ICT use. ICT items were derived from a University of Birmingham, UK, battery. Data was collected in July and August 2004. A total of 162 of the 249 dental students participated in the study. The average age of students was 21.0 years (SD 2.4 years). The majority of participants (62.1%) were female. All participants had access to a computer, and 96.4% used the Internet. Most students had home Internet connections (73.4%). The most commonly used Internet sites on at least a weekly basis were: email (92.2%); and search engines (88.3%). However, a very few (21.1%) used the Internet to search for dental information for their studies on at least a weekly basis. Furthermore, although the majority (70.4%) found Internet use easy/very easy, 56.2% indicated that any search for information was easy/very easy. The majority (72.2%) indicated that the use of virtual education would not affect their class attendance. The final multivariate model explained 26% of the variance in ICT use, significant predictors for ICT use were gender, year of study, level of difficulty in using Internet, and place of Internet use. However, Internet use was mostly for non-dental purposes.

Uribe S; Mariño RJ

2006-08-01

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Hypertext computer study guides and the social studies achievement of students with learning disabilities, remedial students, and regular education students.  

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Hypertext is a relatively new term for today's teachers, who work hard to stay abreast of the quickly changing field of computer technology in education. Hypertext as an educational tool is very different from traditional computer-assisted instructional software, offering the reader immediate access through its computer format to supplemental information. Two related studies were conducted to design and field-test hypertext computer study guides. In Study 1, 40 students (10 with learning disabilities, 15 remedial, and 15 regular education) worked in three different treatment groups (lecture, lecture/computer study guide, and computer study guide). Study 2 involved the five lowest achieving students (two with learning disabilities and three remedial) from Study 1 in an A-B-A design. Results indicated that (a) the computer study guide treatment was as effective as lecture, (b) the lecture/computer study guide treatment was as effective as lecture, (c) posttest scores were higher for the computer study guide group, and (d) retention test scores were higher for the computer study guide group.

Higgins K; Boone R

1990-11-01

 
 
 
 
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[Michigan Technological University Pre-Service Teacher Enhancement Program]. [Includes a copy of the Student Guide  

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The Michigan Technological University Teacher Education Program received funding from the US Department of Energy for the purpose of providing capable and suitably inclined, MTU Engineering and Science students a chance to explore high school level science and mathematics teaching as a career option. Ten undergraduate students were selected from nominations and were paired with mentor teachers for the study. This report covers the experience of the first ten nominees and their participation in the program.

Anderson, C.S.; Yarroch, W.L.

1993-04-27

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Pedagogical conditions for students’ personal and professional development at higher education institutions  

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Full Text Available The development of higher vocational education in Russia today is oriented towards the process of harmonization of personal and professional development of students. The issue is focused on three different perspectives: pedagogical activity of lecturers in higher vocational institutions, psychological/pedagogical research, and the student’s professional and personal development. The goal to train highly-qualified specialists with versatile personalities at the institutions of higher education depends not only on the applied theoretic/methodological basis, but also on the knowledge of the student’s personality. The first step in the process of planning and realization of the above mentioned educational goal is to provide adequate pedagogical conditions, aimed towards establishing methodological and theoretical bases closer to practice, i.e. the study and implementation of pedagogical personality-oriented technology. This can contribute to the creation of innovative projects and programs for training highly-qualified specialists. Theoretical/methodological and practice-oriented pedagogical conditions are selected and described on the basis of a systematic analysis of the educational process. The essential aspects of these conditions lie in defining appropriate methods for the realization of the educational process for each particular situation. Such methods contribute to the actualization of the students’ potentials and enable their self-realization. The presented principles for the development of a personality-oriented educational process are essential for enabling professional development of future specialists.

Vladimirovich-Bfeloshitsky Aleksandr; Berezhnay-Fedorovna Irina

2007-01-01

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An educational model of curricular adaptation for high ability students  

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Full Text Available Based on the current Spanish legislation on education, high abilities are included in the frame of educational, specific needs calling for educational support. In this study, we develop a specific proposal, based on a curriculum adaptation (exemplified in the area of Spanish Language) for gifted students. This proposal is aimed at promoting a balanced development of all learning objectives at the outset of the classroom program. A stepwise description of the proposal is offered: moving from the assessment of gifted students, to the planning, the educational intervention, the specific educational proposal, and the development of complementary programs.

Celestino Rodríguez; Paloma González-Castro; David Álvarez; Julio Antonio González-Pienda; Luís Álvarez; José Carlos Núñez; Lorena González; Almudena Vázquez

2010-01-01

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Middle school special education teachers' perceptions and use of assistive technology in literacy instruction.  

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In this research the authors examined middle school special education teachers' perceptions of assistive technology during literacy instruction with students with high incidence disabilities. A survey explored the use, effectiveness, and factors impacting use or effectiveness of assistive technology for literacy teaching and learning. Results suggested teachers' perceived assistive technology to be an effective tool for literacy, but use it minimally. When assistive technology was used, teachers indicated it was an effective literacy support. Teachers also reported barriers to using assistive technology in literacy including cost, usability, and lack of training/experience. However, factors such as previous successful experiences with assistive technology and assistive technology supporting students' learning encouraged assistive technology use. The consistency of teachers' reports of needing more experience and knowledge in assistive technology to fully use it suggests implications for preservice preparation such as providing additional experiences and information on assistive technology.

Flanagan S; Bouck EC; Richardson J

2013-01-01

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Thinking Styles: Teaching and Learning Styles in Graduate Education Students  

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This study investigated the relationship between two intellectual styles approaches: Sternberg's thinking styles of teachers and Felder and Silverman's learning styles. Ninety-five graduate students majoring in special education, reading, educational leadership and curriculum, and elementary education completed the Thinking Styles in Teaching…

Clarke, Tricia A.; Lesh, Jennifer J.; Trocchio, Jennie S.; Wolman, Clara

2010-01-01

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Critical Issues Forum: A multidisciplinary educational program integrating computer technology  

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The Critical Issues Forum (CIF) funded by the US Department of Energy is a collaborative effort between the Science Education Team of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and New Mexico high schools to improve science education throughout the state of New Mexico as well as nationally. By creating an education relationship between the LANL with its unique scientific resources and New Mexico high schools, students and teachers participate in programs that increase not only their science content knowledge but also their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The CIF program focuses on current, globally oriented topics crucial to the security of not only the US but to that of all nations. The CIF is an academic-year program that involves both teachers and students in the process of seeking solutions for real world concerns. Built around issues tied to LANL`s mission, participating students and teachers are asked to critically investigate and examine the interactions among the political, social, economic, and scientific domains while considering diversity issues that include geopolitical entities and cultural and ethnic groupings. Participants are expected to collaborate through telecommunications during the research phase and participate in a culminating multimedia activity, where they produce and deliver recommendations for the current issues being studied. The CIF was evaluated and found to be an effective approach for teacher professional training, especially in the development of skills for critical thinking and questioning. The CIF contributed to students` ability to integrate diverse disciplinary content about science-related topics and supported teachers in facilitating the understanding of their students using the CIF approach. Networking technology in CIF has been used as an information repository, resource delivery mechanism, and communication medium.

Alexander, R.J.; Robertson, B.; Jacobs, D. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

1998-09-01

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The Effects of Technology-Enhanced Formative Evaluation on Student Performance on State Accountability Math Tests  

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Technology-enhanced formative evaluation (TEFE) could enhance student achievement while diminishing the burden of formative evaluation for educators. The current study examined data from 360 randomly selected schools that either used a TEFE program for 1 year to 4 years 11 months, for 5 or more years, or not at all. Analyses of covariance found a…

Burns, Matthew K.; Klingbeil, David A.; Ysseldyke, Jim

2010-01-01

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Urban Elementary Students' Conceptions of Learning Goals for Agricultural Science and Technology  

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Nationally, both science and agricultural education professional organizations have identified agriculture as a fundamental technology to be studied by students, with the goal of achieving an understanding of the agri-food system necessary for democratic participation. Benchmarks representing the content that K-12 children need to understand about…

Trexler, Cary J.; Hess, Alexander J.; Hayes, Kathryn N.

2013-01-01

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Assistive Technology and Students with High-Incidence Disabilities: Understanding the Relationship through the NLTS2  

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|Assistive technology use in secondary school and postschool has been shown to improve the educational attainment and life outcomes of students with high-incidence disabilities. This study used data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2--collected in the early to mid-2000s--to explore the relationship between receipt of assistive…

Bouck, Emily C.; Maeda, Yukiko; Flanagan, Sara M.

2012-01-01

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Technology utilization in higher education and in sport management teaching  

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Full Text Available The rapid changes in technology have impacted also the education institutions. High education institutions have slowly implemented the new technology in the process of learning and the curricula. Thus, sport management educators need to better understand technology´s importance to their field and as part of their efforts to achieve promotion and tenure. However, more studies are needed to research the utilization of technology in sport management courses. This study presents an overview of technology utilization in high education, the relation between the technology and learning process, and the need of implementing the technology in sports management courses.

VALBONA CARKANJI; DHURATA BOZO

2012-01-01

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Basic Principles in Holistic Technology Education  

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This paper asserts that the general elements of Applied Setting (includingTime), Human (as Agent), Tool and Environment are well placed to be thenecessary basics to any holistic human technological activity. How and whythese elements work together, their schema, will be referred to in this paper asthe `Basic Principles'. The paper presents the thesis that Technology cannot bereduced to less than these general elements and as such, Technology is theirproduct. We therefore may need to understand and teach these elements andtheir relations to each other explicitly, in ways that reveal the utility of suchunderstanding when making technical choices and design decisions for all thegenres of technology and at all their scales of application and discovery. Thecase is made for technology to not merely be a `know how' learning experience,but necessarily also a holistic `know why' learning experience essential fordeveloping and transferring technological knowledge.___________________________Kurt Seemann (kseemann@scu.edu.au) is a faculty member at Southern Cross University, CoffsHarbour, Australia.-29Thenotions of holistic education are in themselves not new. Work on theimportance of holistic education dates back in Western settings at least toPestalozzi (1746-1827), Thoreau (1817-1862), Emerson (1803-1882), Alcott(1799-1888), Dewey (1859-1952), Steiner (1861-1925), and Montessori (18701952); and more recently to Hill & Smith (1998), Dufty, Dufty, AustralianCurriculum Studies Association, & Holistic Education Network (1994), andFowlers (1998).However, what is relatively new in Australia is that expressions such as"holistic solutions" are entering new draft Design and Technology secondaryschool syllabi (New South Wales Board of Studies, 2002). There is a ...

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The impact of community-based dental education on students.  

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Community-based dental education (CBDE) shifts a substantial portion of dental clinical education from dental school clinics to mainly public health settings. For dental students to learn effectively in community settings they need preparatory education in cultural awareness, communication skills, and the social and behavioral sciences. The effective integration of CBDE into a dental curriculum requires reflective components, evaluation, and highly organized community-based experiences. This chapter reviews organizational principles and specific strategies to ensure that CBDE is conducted in a fashion that enables student learning and community oral health service. CBDE has substantial potential for affecting the values and behaviors of dental students relative to health care access for underserved populations and for attracting diverse students to dental education. CBDE also provides dentistry with an opportunity to guide dental faculty and student values and orientation towards public service, engagement, ethics, and the health of the public.

Strauss RP; Stein MB; Edwards J; Nies KC

2010-10-01

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Students' Evaluation of Tertiary Educational Goals: The Impact of Lecturer and Student Characteristics  

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This study is concerned with how tertiary students evaluate educational goals within their degree programs. Crooks' (1988) classification of educational practices in terms of short-term and medium-term consequences is used. This study assesses the viability of his classificatory system within a university student sample. The current study extends…

Caltabiano, Nerina J.; Caltabiano, Marie L.

2004-01-01

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Values Education and Student Satisfaction: German Business Students' Perceptions of Universities' Value Influences  

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As a result of the past decade's financial crises, the focus on students' values as an output of higher management education has increased. Simultaneously, marketing theory has become prevalent in the management of higher education institutions, such that student satisfaction represents a key output variable for their service provision. This study…

Moosmayer, Dirk C.; Siems, Florian U.

2012-01-01

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Healthy workplace environments support a nurturing student educational climate.  

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Due to the shortage of medical laboratory scientist personnel in the United States, the successful integration of students into the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) profession is vital. Education Facilitators are being used increasingly to assist clinical site managers in actively supporting and contributing to a healthier workplace environment, thereby inspiring students to become part of the organization. Education Facilitators associated with a single university-based MLS Program were the participant target group in a study. Face-to-face, in-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with five Education Facilitators at two clinical sites. The findings of this study suggest that organizational efforts to improve the learning environment for MLS students should focus on providing a supportive and nurturing educational climate. Education Facilitators' descriptions revealed an organizational leadership that communicated a commitment to provide people, space, and equipment in an effort to promote a positive clinical rotation experience. Additionally, the facilitators expressed a need to "pay more attention to students," be "willing to work with students," and make sure the students don't get "lost in the shuffle." They said that concern for a healthy work/life balance should be communicated to MLS students through day-to-day educational contact with bench technologists and Education Facilitators.

Stuart JM

2005-03-01

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Mapping Students Use of Technologies in Problem Based Learning Environments  

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This paper aims to understand how students use technology to enhance their learning in problem-based learning environments. The research methodology is based on both qualitative and quantitative studies. The results are based on students’ interviews, a survey and students’ reflections in course-rela...

Rongbutsri, Nikorn; Khalid, Md. Saifuddin; Ryberg, Thomas

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Usos educativos de las TIC: competencias tecnológicas y rendimiento académico de los estudiantes universitarios barineses, una perspectiva causal/ Educational uses of ICT, technological competencies and academic performance of university students in barinas: a ca usal perspective  

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Full Text Available Abstract in spanish El objetivo general de la presente investigación fue analizar las relaciones entre los usos educativos de las TIC, niveles de destrezas en el manejo de la tecnología (ICT Skills Index) y rendimiento académico de los estudiantes universitarios barineses, a fin de proponer un modelo de relaciones causales que represente adecuadamente, los efectos del uso de la tecnología con fines académicos sobre los resultados en los estudios. Se trató de un estudio aleatorio, trans (more) versal y anónimo que sigue la evolución habitual del proceso investigativo: comienza siendo una investigación descriptiva, y termina como estudio explicativo. El muestreo fue por conglomerados y estratificado, en tres etapas. La muestra para el estudio consistió en 410 estudiantes universitarios barineses. Se utilizó un cuestionario autoaplicado. El modelo causal propuesto durante el desarrollo de la investigación, reveló significativas influencias de varios indicadores sobre las puntuaciones obtenidas en el ICT Skills Index; no ocurriendo lo mismo en relación con la influencia de éste último índice sobre el Rendimiento Académico de los estudiantes universitarios barineses. Este resultado parece apoyar, lo muchas veces destacado en la literatura sobre el tema, en relación con las dificultades encontradas hasta ahora por los investigadores, para demostrar la efectividad del uso de las TIC sobre los resultados en los estudios; y coloca de nuevo en el centro del debate la conocida paradoja de la no significancia (véase Russell, 1999, para un análisis más detallado de este fenómeno). Abstract in english The main objective of this research was to analyze the relationship between the educational uses of ICT, skill levels in handling technology (ICT Skills Index) and academic performance of university students from Barinas, so as to propose a model of causal relations that adequately represent the efects of the use of technology with academic purposes on the results of the studies. This was a random, transversal and anonymous study that follows the usual evolution of the re (more) search process: it begins as a descriptive research and ends as an explicative study. The sampling was done in conglomerates and stratified in three stages. The sampling for the study was made up of 410 university students from Barinas. A self-applied questionnaire was used. The causal model proposed during the development of this research, revealed significant influences of several markers on the grades obtained in the ICT Skills Index; which did not happen with the relation between the latter index and the Academic Performance of the students from Barinas. This result seems to support what is often brought up in literature on this subject, related to the obstacles found up until now by researchers, to prove the efectiveness of ICT upon the results in these studies; and places, once again, the known paradox of non-significance (See Russel, 1999, for a more detailed analysis of this phenomenon.) in the limelight of this debate.

Godoy Rodríguez, Carlos E

2006-12-01

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Why Is Technology Access for Students with Disabilities Important?  

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What barriers impede students with disabilities when they use technology? Even when they use assistive technology, such as screen readers, students with vision, hearing and mobility impairments often have difficulty accessing instructional materials used in online courses, Web resources, simulations and online interactions with instructors. For…

Griffin, Dianne

2004-01-01

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Increase of informative culture of students in the conditions of informatization of education  

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Full Text Available The aspects of informative culture are examined in the conditions of the use of informative electronic resources. It is rotined that student plagiarism is investigation of absence of skills of treatment and processing of electronic information, domain technologies of creation of own educational texts on-line. It is thus necessary to take into account the norms of copyright. The methods of overcoming of negative displays of conduct are offered in an electronic educational environment.

Apshay N.I.

2010-01-01

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USES AND ADVANTAGES OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION  

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Full Text Available It is evident that information technology has affected changes to the methods, purpose and perceived potential of education. Contemporary information technology has by its very nature, been an agent of change in educational institutions. This essay describes the benefits of utilizing technology in education by examining research from around the world which demonstrates that there is ample evidence for supporting the usage of technology in educational environments.

Dr. Showkat Hussian Bhat

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
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ARRL Education and Technology Program Curriculum Guide  

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This curriculum guide, from the American Radio Relay League, is "a resource that will help you do what you do best...teach, and teach in a refreshing, captivating way that will bring your students into the world of wireless technology, a journey that will enrich their lives, and our lives." From this site, visitors can either download the basic document or browse the various units and activities listed here. Topics covered include Ohm's Law, Oscillators, Wireless Technology in Robotics, and an Introduction to Ham Radio, among many others.

2009-06-12

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Problems of University Education in Lithuania: Student Point of View  

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Full Text Available The problems of university education though retain a complex character still become more and more pressing issues for a number of reasons. Labour market dynamics and a changing society require flexible, innovative and creative possibilities of lifelong learning. Higher education institutions are not limited to primary professional training of students. Therefore, it is necessary to search for the new possibilities of improving the skills of specialists and professionals changing personal specializations, developing individual abilities and acquiring high level professional competences. Continuing education at universities plays a fundamental role in choosing strategy priorities identified in the field of European education. Thus, it is necessary to strive for the highest standards of scientific activities, studies and obtained results acknowledged by the international community. On the other hand, a competition between universities becomes more intense at both the national and international level. Insufficient focus on a consumer (student) and offered services decreases the quality of studies and acquired education.Solutions made to any problem require relevant and accurate information. Research on the students’ opinions about the questions of university education has remained a serious matter. Moreover, this is how fairly objective primary information about the processes taking place in this sector can be obtained. Empiric research (N=544) carried out in January – February 2012 showed controversial student positions on university education. The students’ opinions may vary depending on the sex and the year of studies. It has been discovered that female rather than male students more positively evaluate the majority of aspects of university education.

Vincentas Lamanauskas; Dalia Augiene; Rita Makarskaite-Petkeviciene

2012-01-01

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Harnessing technology to improve formative assessment of student conceptions in STEM: forging a national network.  

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Concept inventories, consisting of multiple-choice questions designed around common student misconceptions, are designed to reveal student thinking. However, students often have complex, heterogeneous ideas about scientific concepts. Constructed-response assessments, in which students must create their own answer, may better reveal students' thinking, but are time- and resource-intensive to evaluate. This report describes the initial meeting of a National Science Foundation-funded cross-institutional collaboration of interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education researchers interested in exploring the use of automated text analysis to evaluate constructed-response assessments. Participants at the meeting shared existing work on lexical analysis and concept inventories, participated in technology demonstrations and workshops, and discussed research goals. We are seeking interested collaborators to join our research community.

Haudek KC; Kaplan JJ; Knight J; Long T; Merrill J; Munn A; Nehm R; Smith M; Urban-Lurain M

2011-01-01

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Understanding Ethnic Chinese Student’s Tertiary Education Decision-making  

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Full Text Available 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 amongst ethnic Chinese students. This paper recommends further research into the influence of emotion in the choice of study destination.

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

2009-01-01

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Delivery of AIDS Prevention Education to Students with Disabilities: Implication for Preservice and Inservice Education.  

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|A survey of 36 Maryland public school systems and public and nonpublic special education schools investigated the range and intensity of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) prevention education for students with disabilities. The survey found that the delivery model in most public schools was that of a regular educator and special educator

Strosnider, Roberta; Henke, Janet

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Mobile-Learning - Thai HE Student Perceptions and Potential Technology Impacts  

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Full Text Available Higher education appears to be changing in the Thailand, as students, especially younger students whose social networking concerns match their obsession with mobile technology, may take issue with past academic teaching patterns and practices and opt for more contemporary approaches such as mobile-learning. This research used a qualitative approach and conducted a focus group of students (N=15) drawn from a target population of 256 using a simple random sampling process exploring their recent experiences of m-Learning at a small HE institution in Thailand. The major results yield a mixed response in terms of student readiness for mobile-learning (m-Learning) technology demands. The analysis would appear to suggest that there are crucial technological constraints that have to be overcome relating to mobile devices, the media used and the effects of the delivery mechanism; and that these technological constraints have a considerable impact on student’s pedagogic engagement. Future research implications and issues surrounding the development of mobile-Learning in Thailand higher education are also discussed.

Paul TJ James

2011-01-01

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Information technology for nuclear education and public awareness  

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

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Awareness and using of medical students about mobile health technology in clinical areas.  

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST: NONE DECLARED. INTRODUCTION: Necessity of data transmission and getting contact with specialists is so evident in impassable regions. In order to solve such problems, there are different solutions one of which is mobile health technology. Being small and user-friendly, easy to enter data and having low expense are some of its advantages. This study aims to define the association between awareness of medical students in clinical stage about mobile health technology application and the rate of their using this technology in educational hospital of Isfahan in 2011. METHOD: The study is a cross-sectional analytical application research. Sixty medical students were selected as samples from a society of 240 medical students. A researcher-made questionnaire was used. The questionnaire included 21 multiple choice and 15 yes no questions, which were corrected to reach a score. A researcher-made checklist with 5-fold Likert scale was used to define the rate of applying such technology. The reliability of questionnaire was confirmed through a test-retest. The collected data were analyzed with the help of SPSS software in descriptive and deductive statistics level. FINDINGS: The highest percentage of awareness about mobile health technology among medical students in the clinical stage of Azzahra educational hospital is 45.6 in nature areas, and their lowest percentage of awareness is 17.8 in the infrastructure area. In addition, their mean awareness of all areas is 54.4. The highest percentage of using mobile health technology by medical students is 14.6 in the education area, and their lowest percentage of usage is 6.8 in the treatment area. Their mean usage of all areas is 9.4 as well. CONCLUSION: The rate of awareness and application of mobile health technology is not favorable. Except for treatment, there is no significant association between the rate of awareness and application of mobile health technology.

Ehteshami A; Hachesu PR; Esfahani MK; Rezazadeh E

2013-01-01

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Awareness and Using of Medical Students About Mobile Health Technology in Clinical Areas  

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST: NONE DECLARED Introduction Necessity of data transmission and getting contact with specialists is so evident in impassable regions. In order to solve such problems, there are different solutions one of which is mobile health technology. Being small and user-friendly, easy to enter data and having low expense are some of its advantages. This study aims to define the association between awareness of medical students in clinical stage about mobile health technology application and the rate of their using this technology in educational hospital of Isfahan in 2011. Method The study is a cross-sectional analytical application research. Sixty medical students were selected as samples from a society of 240 medical students. A researcher-made questionnaire was used. The questionnaire included 21 multiple choice and 15 yes no questions, which were corrected to reach a score. A researcher-made checklist with 5-fold Likert scale was used to define the rate of applying such technology. The reliability of questionnaire was confirmed through a test–retest. The collected data were analyzed with the help of SPSS software in descriptive and deductive statistics level. Findings The highest percentage of awareness about mobile health technology among medical students in the clinical stage of Azzahra educational hospital is 45.6 in nature areas, and their lowest percentage of awareness is 17.8 in the infrastructure area. In addition, their mean awareness of all areas is 54.4. The highest percentage of using mobile health technology by medical students is 14.6 in the education area, and their lowest percentage of usage is 6.8 in the treatment area. Their mean usage of all areas is 9.4 as well. Conclusion The rate of awareness and application of mobile health technology is not favorable. Except for treatment, there is no significant association between the rate of awareness and application of mobile health technology.

Ehteshami, Asghar; Hachesu, Peyman Rezaei; Esfahani, Mahtab Kasayi; Rezazadeh, Esmaeil

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A student competition to develop an innovative alcohol education strategy.  

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The authors report on a competition that emphasized peer health education and alternative activities to encourage alcohol-free student behavior during a weekend traditionally associated with the abuse of alcohol. The project was designed to promote activities that would (1) be consistent with education/behavior change theories; (2) generate student "ownership," energy, and participation; (3) use the creativity and resourcefulness of students; and (4) involve as many university staff members, departments, and community resources as possible. More than seven university departments and 1,200 students were involved in the project.

Morritz T; Seehafer RW; Maatz-Majestic E

1993-05-01

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A student competition to develop an innovative alcohol education strategy.  

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The authors report on a competition that emphasized peer health education and alternative activities to encourage alcohol-free student behavior during a weekend traditionally associated with the abuse of alcohol. The project was designed to promote activities that would (1) be consistent with education/behavior change theories; (2) generate student "ownership," energy, and participation; (3) use the creativity and resourcefulness of students; and (4) involve as many university staff members, departments, and community resources as possible. More than seven university departments and 1,200 students were involved in the project. PMID:8514965

Morritz, T; Seehafer, R W; Maatz-Majestic, E

1993-05-01

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Students' Experiential Learning and Use of Student Farms in Sustainable Agriculture Education  

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Student farms, developed largely out of student efforts, have served as centers for the development of experiential learning and sustainable agriculture and food systems educational activities on land-grant colleges of agriculture well before most formal sustainable agriculture and food systems programs were proposed. This study explored students'…

Parr, Damian M.; Trexler, Cary J.

2011-01-01

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Propositions of nuclear issue education for teachers and students  

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Full text: Besides renewable energy forms, the nuclear energy seems to be of the greatest importance now. Recently the nuclear technology has developed almost in all domains of human activity. Unfortunately, common knowledge about physical processes involved in the nuclear energetics and furthermore, about the specific, nuclear radiation effects on the living tissues, is still very poor among the secondary and university students. We can find proofs for this statement in everyday situations and in literature. Thus, we should take every opportunity to speak about the complex nuclear problems, and that much more of the school time should be spend on teaching radioactivity phenomenon. We should acquaint students both with benefits and risks of the nuclear energy applications. Knowledge is certainly the cheapest way to prevent any nuclear danger. Taking this into account we designed the proposition of projects aimed at increase of nuclear issue knowledge and awareness among teachers and students: Project RADONET; Computer aided investigations of radioactivity with the use of GM detector; Competition 'Radioactive World'; Distance lecture on 'Radioactivity Around Us'. The main objective of project RADONET (RADON + NET) was concentrated on answering the question: Radon in our homes - is the risk acceptable? It was based on the concentration of radon investigations in indoor air, ground and drinking water and in the vicinity of TV and computer screens, made by the science teachers from Torun. In our opinion, the knowledge about radon and its health risk should be implemented to the interdisciplinary science education as early as possible. Thus, inspiring by English and Hungarian researchers we propose the method of environmental education related to the radon issue. In collaboration with 35 science teachers from different regions of Poland educational research project RADONET for students was performed. The concentration of radon was measured by the use of passive method (TASTRAK detectors). For communication of researchers, teachers and students as well for discussion of the obtained results e-mail, WWW pages, etc. were used. As the result we created the preliminary map of radon concentration in Poland made by students and we got the evidence that the increasing number of teacher and pupils wish to take a part in this kind of educational investigations. Since the phenomenon of radioactivity was discovered by Henry Becquerel, Marie Curie- Sklodowska and Pierre Curie we know, that the 'ionizing radiation' is around us. It can be the stream of particles of the distinct kind - alpha, beta, protons, ions, neutrons and stream of high energy - X or gamma rays. But, naturally some problems arise: where does this radiation come from, how long does it live, is it dangerous to the human body, can we measure its amount and behaviour? In this paper we report our attempt to answer mainly the last question. For this purpose we designed and constructed computer controlled Geiger-Mueller counter with the dedicated software to measure ionising radiation intensity. The menu of the software contains the following options: characteristic of detector, intensity of the ionising radiation and its dependence on distance and type of absorbing material as well as statistical distribution of ionising radiation [8]. Last year, tribute to the 100th anniversary of Maria Curie-Sklodowska Nobel Prize, we organised the competition for educational projects under the general title Radioactive World. The competition was addressed to Polish teachers and their pupils. The Award Committee received 44 projects from upper and lower secondary schools. Knowledge and methodical level of all projects was very high. Most of them engaged not only the science subjects teachers but also specialists of literature, history and art. The committee awarded 15 projects which were the most original and their results were presented to the wide local community by press, radio and TV. The results of the best projects: original lessons plans, posters, WWW pages, computer animations were

2004-01-01

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Technology Innovation: Electronic Game in the Brazilian Higher Education  

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Full Text Available Abstract in english The Information and Communication Technologies provide a world of discoveries, relations and leanings, presenting possibilities that can help the teaching and learning process to adapt to the new social dynamics introduced by its use. The electronic games (video games), in particular, for its playful nature and because they are familiar to the young people, may provide a great assistant in this adaptation. The research presented here takes a theoretical framework based on (more) Brazilian and international reference authors, to through action research, implement video games about financial mathematics, in a discipline of a higher education course of a public university in Brazil. The results confirm that the use of electronic games is well received by the students, showing that they perceived them as a motivating practice and as an introductory agent of a new process of teaching and learning for higher education.

Marques Araujo, Claudia; de Paiva Almeida Spritzer, Ilda Maria; Gomes de Souza, Cristina

2012-10-01

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Improving Technological Competency in Nursing Students: The Passport Project  

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Full Text Available Integration of informatics competency into a nursing curriculum is important to ensure success throughout the education and career of contemporary nursing students. As enrollment in nursing programs increases, the diverse population of students from many different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds presents a challenge for faculty in addressing unique learning needs. Competency in informatics will allow the beginning nursing student to navigate the on-line teaching software used by colleges. With rigorous expectations in nursing programs, students may feel overwhelmed with assignments, organization, and time management. Frustration may build when students struggle with basic informatics competency, often leaving them unable to navigate instructional websites or work with necessary on-line learning content. The purpose of this project, Passport Project for Nursing Success, was to assess the skills, knowledge, and informatics comfort level of students, while providing computer training and teaching for beginning nursing students in an undergraduate nursing program in Central Illinois. The community college encompassed students from a ten county area, with 20 percent of the student population enrolled in the Applied Science curriculum. Initial implementation occurred prior to the students' first nursing course and emphasized basic skills necessary to navigate on-line learning software, library search engines, and electronic communication. The greatest barrier to successful implementation was faculty resistance and academic support during completion of the initial implementation of the Passport Project. Post- project surveys indicated overwhelming student support for the education received and improved retention rates of first semester nursing students.

Julie Edwards; Patricia A. O’Connor

2011-01-01

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The Differences in Students’ Financial Literacy based on Financial Education  

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Full Text Available 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 counterparts; iii) finally, to provide some conclusions and policy implications with regard to financial literacy. A total of 607 students from five public and three private universities in Albania participated in this research. The outcome shows that student’s financial behaviour does not differ based on their financial education. In addition, non-financially educated students appear to demonstrate better financial behaviour. Finally, students who have taken a personal financial course are shown to be more knowledgeable and financially literate than their counterparts. This study paves the way for future research in Albania.

Dorjana Nano; Shkelqim Cani

2013-01-01

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Combining Technologies to Deliver Distance Education  

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Full Text Available In 1997 a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant was awarded to the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS) at The University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston (UTMB) for support of the Laboratory Education and Advancement Project (LEAP). The project entailed three primary objectives, targeting laboratory practitioners in rural and medically underserved areas of Texas for delivering a bachelor's degree, laboratory-intensive course of study via distance education. Several delivery mechanisms were utilized and evaluated for their effectiveness and friendliness to both the faculty and students. The authors discuss and describe the mechanisms utilized for delivery of courses, the advantages and disadvantages encountered with each mechanism, and subjective evaluation of the effectiveness of the courses. Also discussed are the lessons learned and plans for future development.

Cynthia Martine; Vicki Freeman

1999-01-01

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Using Effective Models of Information and Communication Technology in Higher Education  

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Full Text Available This study is going to represent some effective models of information and communication technology in higher education. The growth of educational content in the Internet industry and the increasing use of the Internet in the educational system have been quite rapid in the last few years. In the information transfer model, knowledge is passed from the experts (tutors) to the learners (students) by means of lectures and text books. The hope of increasing the educational impact by using impressive tools Based on ICT has serious disadvantage of increased cost. In this study we argue that new Low-cost Educational models based on constructivism can be used in parallel with traditional Learning introducing a blended (or enhanced) learning approach. In such a blended environment, organizational, educational and technological issues need to be considered as a Whole. We introduce a light-weight blended educational model based on cooperation and experimentation.

Mansureh GHanbarpoor jooybari; Mojtaba Rezaei Rad; Seyyede Fatemeh Hashemi Shiyadeh

2013-01-01

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Education of MSc and PhD Students in Fluid Power and Mechatronics at DTU  

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The paper deals with education of MSc and PhD students in engineering areas fluid power and mechatronics at the Technical Univ of Denmark, DTU, Lyngby. The new education structure and programs for MSc and PhD students adapted to the change and development of technologies. Focus is on two of twenty engineering profilies:(1) Engineeing Design and Product Development and (2)Control Engineering which give possibilitie for specialisation in fluid power and mechatronics design and productdevelopment. Synthesis, design and self-learning competency have a high priority taking the importance of training in industrial enterprises into account. Projects are included covering mathematical modelling, simulation, analysis, experiments, implementation and prototyping.

Conrad, Finn

1996-01-01

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Handheld technology acceptance in radiologic science education and training programs  

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The purpose of this study was to explore the behavioral intention of directors of educational programs in the radiologic sciences to adopt handheld devices to aid in managing student clinical data. Handheld devices were described to participants as a technology representing a class of mobile electronic devices including, but not limited to, personal digital assistants such as a Palm TX, Apple iPod Touch, Apple iPad or Hewlett Packard iPaq, and cellular or smartphones with third generation mobile capabilities such as an Apple iPhone, Blackberry or Android device. The study employed a non-experimental, cross-sectional survey design to determine the potential of adopting handheld technologies based on the constructs of Davis's (1989) Technology Acceptance Model. An online self-report questionnaire survey instrument was used to gather study data from 551 entry level radiologic science programs specializing in radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine and medical sonography. The study design resulted in a single point in time assessment of the relationship between the primary constructs of the Technology Acceptance Model: perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use, and the behavioral intention of radiography program directors to adopt the information technology represented by hand held devices. Study results provide justification for investing resources to promote the adoption of mobile handheld devices in radiologic science programs and study findings serve as a foundation for further research involving technology adoption in the radiologic sciences.

Powers, Kevin Jay

 
 
 
 
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Emerging Communication Technology and Examination Malpractices in Nigerian Educational Sector  

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Full Text Available The breakthrough in communication technology, especially that of GSM phones, in Nigeria is one of the best things that has happened to the nation in terms of its technological advancement. In Nigeria, GSM means Telecom Explosion. The GSM revolution began in August 2001 and changed the face of Information and Communications Technology in Nigeria. It is much easier to reach anybody that you have his / her number, whether they are in the village or in their closet unless in a place where there is no network of the service provider. As revolutionary as GSM may seem to be, its negative effect on our educational sector is of great concern. The ongoing war against examination malpractice is yet to take its toll on perpetrators as they have devised a new method to continue their game through the cell phone technology. Described as e-cheating, the cell phone technology is providing students a smart way to beat the best effort of stakeholders to stamp out the menace. This paper examines GSM technology, the various ways in which cell phones are employed to cheat and suggestions on how to stop e-cheating through cell phones.

Olufemi Sunday Adeoye

2010-01-01

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Use of information and communication technology among dental students at the University of Jordan.  

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The aim of this study was to investigate the current knowledge, skills, and opinions of undergraduate dental students at the University of Jordan with respect to information communication technology (ICT). Dental students from the second, third, fourth, and fifth years were asked to complete a questionnaire presented in a lecture at the end of the second semester in the 2002-03 academic year. The response rate was 81 percent. Besides free and unlimited access to computers at the school of dentistry, 74 percent of the students had access to computers at home. However, 44 percent did not use a computer regularly. Male students were more regular and longer users of computers than females (p<0.001). A significant number of students (70 percent) judged themselves competent in information technology (IT) skills. More males felt competent in basic IT skills than did females (p<0.05). More than two-thirds acquired their computer skills through sources other than at the university. The main educational use of computers was accessing the Internet, word processing, multimedia, presentations, Medline search, and data management. More clinical students felt competent in word-processing skills (p<0.05) and many more used word processing for their studies (p<0.001) than did preclinical students. More males used word processing for their studies than females (p<0.001). Students used computers for personal activities more frequently than for academic reasons. More males used computers for both academic (p<0.01) and personal activities (p<0.001) than did females. All students had access to the Internet at the university, and 54 percent had access at home. A high percentage of students (94 percent) indicated they were comfortable using the Internet, 75 percent said they were confident in the accuracy, and 80 percent said they were confident in the relevance of information obtained from the Internet. Most students (90 percent) used email. Most students (83 percent) supported the idea of placing lectures on the web, and 61.2 percent indicated that this would not influence lecture attendance. Students used the Internet more for personal reasons than for the study of dentistry. More clinical students used the Internet for dentistry than preclinical students (p<0.001). More males than females used the Internet for dentistry (p<0.01) as well as for pleasure (p<0.01). Time and availability were the main obstacles to Internet use. Dental students at the University of Jordan have access to substantial IT resources and demonstrated attitudes toward the computer and Internet technology and use that were similar to other students in other nations. However, the educational use of ICT among Jordanian students remains low.

Rajab LD; Baqain ZH

2005-03-01

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A Trial of PBL Education with Emphasis on Improving Practical Competence of Engineering Students-A Trial Connected with the Support for Science Education in Elementary School  

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Recently Colleges of technology as well as universities have some experience-oriented classes in sciences for elementary school students. These have proved to be successful as good motivation for students in the primary education to be engineers. This research has tried the PBL education, which combined the Support of Science Education in Elementary School and the improvement of students? practical competence in their careers. The support of science education in elementary school was carried out by using LEGO blocks, widely utilized in the educational researches of robots, and was conducted in the practical class with the autonomous robots. Finally, the method for the class was evaluated by the elementary school students on the basis of the questionnaire.

Tsutsumi, Hirotaka; Nikkuni, Hiroyuki; Kitakoshi, Daisuke; Yasuda, Toshitaka; Kikuchi, Akira; Mitani, Tomoyo

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Intellectual and ethical development in higher education students: Pedagogical implications  

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Full Text Available This article analyses some pedagogical implications of studies on the intellectual and ethical development of adults in general, and higher education students in particular. In an initial phase two studies are described (those of Perry and Kitchener and collaborators), with samples of higher education students in which one can see that their thinking developed, throughout their studies, from a radical absolutism to a progressive relativization of knowledge. Subsequently (1) the results are analysed of the research that shows that few higher education students reach the most advanced stages of intellectual and ethical development, and (2) the main implications of these results are identified in pursuit of the goals of higher education. Finally some strategies are proposed with a view to triggering the intellectual development of the students.

Helena Marchand

2008-01-01

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Technology-supported Learning in Secondary and Undergraduate Biological Education: Observations from Literature Review  

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We conducted a literature review of using educational technology in biology learning from 2001 to 2010. A total of 36 empirical articles were included for review. Based upon the content analyses of these studies, such as technologies utilized, student sample, biological topics involved, the research purpose, and methodology, the following observations were revealed. Among the different types of technologies, the majority of studies utilized simulations or visualization tools. Genetics and molecular biology were the most popular biological topics. Most studies examined students' conceptual outcomes, fewer studies examined affective outcomes, and a few studies examined higher-order skills. Also a small number of studies observed students' learning processes. Beyond simply the comparison for traditional teaching versus technology-assisted learning, some studies emphasized comparing different technologies or different representations. This review also suggested some future research directions. For example, more studies should use technologies for interdisciplinary training and for fostering problem-solving skills.

Lee, Silvia Wen-Yu; Tsai, Chin-Chung

2013-04-01

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Theoretical aspects of integrations technology of forming recreation culture of students of higher technical institutes  

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Full Text Available The value of recreation culture is rotined in the model of modern healthy man. The theoretical aspects of integrations technology are examined. It is directed on forming recreation culture of students of higher technical institutes. Presented and analysed stages of its practical introduction and realization in the way of life of students in outside educational time. Recreation activity of students depends on their ability to be oriented in the various forms of lead through the leisure. Intercommunication of independent motive activity is rotined with self-realization.

Grokhova A.P.

2010-01-01

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Teachers’ and Students’ Views Toward The Activities of the Primary Science and Technology Curriculum  

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Full Text Available The aim of this study is to find out teachers’ and students’ views about preparation, application and evaluation of activities in which the Primary Science and Technology Curriculum began to be used since 2004-2005 education year. In the study, qualitative research design was used. The data were gathered through semi-structured interviews conducted with 3 science and technology teachers who work at various primary schools in Trabzon and 9 primary school students. The gathered data were presented by classifying under categories. One of the most important result of the study is that activities are generally applied teacher-centered because of material shortage, lack of time and overcrowded classrooms. It is suggested as the first step for solution of problems that physical conditions in the schools are got better and the teachers are educated in In-Service Teacher Education Program systematically.

Nur Kurtulu?; Oylum Çavdar

2011-01-01

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Rural gifted students who are deaf or hard of hearing: how electronic technology can help.  

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Electronic technology can be used to overcome many of the barriers and other factors that restrict delivery of services to rural schools; it can also expand the world of rural gifted students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Online college and high school Web sites that offer courses are listed, as well as a Web site for tutoring and one offering help for teachers of rural gifted students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Recommendations are made for ways that legislatures and rural school districts can make Internet resources and