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The Development Of Young Children’S Social Identity In An Era Of Digital Tools, Sharon Rochelle Kaplan-Berkley 2018 Lesley University

The Development Of Young Children’S Social Identity In An Era Of Digital Tools, Sharon Rochelle Kaplan-Berkley

Educational Studies Dissertations

The advancement of innovative digital technologies has created a generation of digital natives (children) growing up in a diverse environment designed by a population of digital immigrants (adults). Consequently, this everyday experience has created some dissonance in their lifestyles, raising questions for educational leaders. The purpose of this mini-ethnographic case study was to develop a deeper understanding of how engaging with digital tools shapes the social interactions of young children, and to examine the various ways online/offline social environments influence face-to-face social peer group formation and functioning. Furthermore, this study explored whether digital technology influences the developing social identities ...


Exploring The Relationship Between Online Discourse And Commitment In Twitter Professional Learning Communities, Wanli Xing, Fei Gao 2018 Bowling Green State University

Exploring The Relationship Between Online Discourse And Commitment In Twitter Professional Learning Communities, Wanli Xing, Fei Gao

Visual Communication and Technology Education Faculty Publications

Educators show great interest in participating in social-media communities, such as Twitter, to support their professional development and learning. The majority of the research into Twitter-based professional learning communities has investigated why educators choose to use Twitter for professional development and learning and what they actually do in these communities. However, few studies have examined why certain community members remain committed and others gradually drop out. To fill this gap in the research, this study investigated how some key features of online discourse influenced the continued participation of the members of a Twitter-based professional learning community. More than 600,000 ...


Computer-Based Instruction As A Form Of Differentiated Instruction In A Traditional, Teacher-Led, Low-Income, High School Biology Classroom, Cheryl Casey 2018 Portland State University

Computer-Based Instruction As A Form Of Differentiated Instruction In A Traditional, Teacher-Led, Low-Income, High School Biology Classroom, Cheryl Casey

Dissertations and Theses

In 2015 the U.S. continues to struggle with academic achievement in public schools. Average test scores from 15 year olds taking the Program for International Student Assessment placed the U.S. as 38th out of 71 countries (Drew Devlin, 2017). It is common to discuss elimination of the achievement gap as the single most effective way to improve the U.S.'s mediocre standing among the highest scoring countries in the world in primary and secondary student test scores (McGhee,2004; Flemming 2012). In the broadest sense of the term the "achievement gap" refers to the difference in academic ...


The (Re) Adaptability Of Research Methodologies In The Instructional Design & Technology Field, Enilda Romero-Hall, E-Ling Hsiao, Fei Gao 2018 Bowling Green State University

The (Re) Adaptability Of Research Methodologies In The Instructional Design & Technology Field, Enilda Romero-Hall, E-Ling Hsiao, Fei Gao

Visual Communication and Technology Education Faculty Publications

In its revolutionary piece, On The Origin of Species, Darwin (1859) provided compelling evidence for the existence of the natural selection process. He described how species interact with their environments to cause variations in traits. Just like the species that Darwin explored in his research, the methodologies used in investigations related to the instructional design and technology (IDT) field have (re)adapted. This (re)adaptability serves to help us better inquire and explore the landscape of formal and informal educational learning environments available today.


Help! I'Ve Been Asked To Mentor A Robotics Team, Mary L. Stephen, Sharon M. Locke 2018 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Help! I'Ve Been Asked To Mentor A Robotics Team, Mary L. Stephen, Sharon M. Locke

SIUE Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

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Tech, Tips, And Ideas For Podcasting With Or Without A Studio, Rachel S. Evans 2018 University of Georgia School of Law Library

Tech, Tips, And Ideas For Podcasting With Or Without A Studio, Rachel S. Evans

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

Discusses the University of Georgia School of Law's media studio housed in the Law Library and provides examples and steps for creating your own podcast on a budget.


Byte-Sized Bits April 2018, Online Campus 2018 Southern Adventist Univeristy

Byte-Sized Bits April 2018, Online Campus

Newsletter

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Leveraging Technology Toward Family Supports For And Development Of Middle Schoolers, Elizabeth Gil 2018 St. John's University

Leveraging Technology Toward Family Supports For And Development Of Middle Schoolers, Elizabeth Gil

Faculty Publications

This Practitioner Perspective discusses how sharing a learning space with their parents, college students, and other adult members in a community-based technology program influenced middle school students’ familial support, their own technology knowledge and social capital, sense of membership in a learning community, and identity development. The program’s structure used technology as a starting point to develop skills, but also to aid Latino immigrant families to navigate their children’s schooling experiences.


Enactment Of Lessons From A Technology-Based Curriculum: The Role Of Instructional Practices In Students’ Opportunity To Learn, Caroline Brayer Ebby, Philip Sirinides, Ryan Fink 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Enactment Of Lessons From A Technology-Based Curriculum: The Role Of Instructional Practices In Students’ Opportunity To Learn, Caroline Brayer Ebby, Philip Sirinides, Ryan Fink

CPRE Research Reports

Digital tools and technology-based activities offer new and promising opportunities for students to actively explore mathematical concepts and ideas in ways supported by current reforms and visions of mathematics instruction. This report provides an in-depth look at the implementation of SunBay Digital Mathematics (SunBay Math) during the second year of an i3 validation project, in two large Florida districts. SunBay Math is a set of middle-school curriculum replacement units centered on the use of technology-based, dynamically linked representations to learn core mathematical concepts. We focus specifically on patterns and relationships between instructional practices and instructional quality in 26 videotaped lesson ...


The I3 Validation Of Sunbay Digital Mathematics, Philip Sirinides, Abigail M. Gray 2018 University of Pennsylvania

The I3 Validation Of Sunbay Digital Mathematics, Philip Sirinides, Abigail M. Gray

CPRE Research Reports

Decades of research have emphasized the need for engaging, accessible ways to help students learn fundamental mathematical concepts. Research also shows that teacher beliefs about teaching and learning have an outsized influence on the quality and effectiveness of curricular interventions. This article reports results of an independent evaluation of the i3 implementation of SunBay Digital Mathematics, a middle-school math intervention, and examines the program’s impacts on both student progress and teachers’ beliefs about math instruction. Prior studies have demonstrated the efficacy of SunBay Math for students of varied levels of prior achievement. This independent evaluation included a randomized controlled ...


Addressing Diversity In Call Evaluation Through Arguments And Theory-Of-Action, Jim R. Ranalli 2018 Iowa State University

Addressing Diversity In Call Evaluation Through Arguments And Theory-Of-Action, Jim R. Ranalli

English Publications

THE DIVERSE AND EVER-CHANGING list of technologies encompassed by computer-assisted language learning (CALL) presents evaluators with a challenging moving target. At a time when CALL can include everything from school-based telecollaborative projects to Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), to smartphone- and tablet-based apps, previous approaches to evaluation reveal their inadequacies. The checklists that once predominated (see Susser 2001) assumed the focus of evaluation to be tutorial software known as “courseware,” which now constitutes a much-diminished part of the CALL landscape. Methodological frameworks like the one proposed by Hubbard (2006) assume the role of an instructor and a course in which ...


Innovative Implementation Of A Web-Based Rating System For Individualizing Online English Speaking Instruction, Hyejin Yang, Elena Cotos 2018 Sookmyung Women’s University

Innovative Implementation Of A Web-Based Rating System For Individualizing Online English Speaking Instruction, Hyejin Yang, Elena Cotos

English Publications

The primary goal of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in general, and of online language instruction in particular, is to create and evaluate language learning opportunities. To be effective, online language courses need to be guided by an integrated set of theoretical perspectives to second language acquisition (SLA), as well as by specific curricular goals, learning objectives and outcomes, appropriate tasks and necessary materials, and learners’ characteristics and abilities – to name a few factors that are essential in both online and face-to-face teaching (Xu & Morris, 2007). Doughty and Long (2003) articulate pedagogical principles for computer-enhanced language teaching, which highlight the importance ...


Effects Of Active Learning Environments And Instructional Methods In Computer Science Education, Qiang Hao, Bradley Barnes, Ewan Wright, Eunjung Kim 2018 Western Washington University

Effects Of Active Learning Environments And Instructional Methods In Computer Science Education, Qiang Hao, Bradley Barnes, Ewan Wright, Eunjung Kim

Qiang Hao

This research investigated the impacts of active learning environments and instructional methods adapted to such environments on the academic performance of computer science students. Two consecutive studies involving a total of 267 novice students in the same course were conducted across two different semesters. The course was taught by the same instructor and set up with two different sections. One section was taught in a conventional lecture hall, while the other was taught in an active-learning classroom with adapted instructional methods. Active learning environments and the adapted instructional methods were found to have significantly positive effects on students' learning outcomes ...


Enriching Classroom Learning Through A Microblogging-Supported Activity, K. Li, Kent Darr, Fei Gao 2018 Bowling Green State University

Enriching Classroom Learning Through A Microblogging-Supported Activity, K. Li, Kent Darr, Fei Gao

Visual Communication and Technology Education Faculty Publications

Researchers have recognized the role that microblogging tools play in enhancing the effectiveness of communication and interaction in the classroom. However, few studies have specifically examined how to use microblogging tools to bring educational resources into the classroom to enrich the student learning experience. The exploratory case study examined an instructional activity designed to expand and deepen student learning experience by having undergraduate students subscribe to, read and share tweets from high-quality Twitter accounts in the field. The findings suggested that students believed that the activity broadened their knowledge on the topics to be learned, helped them see the connections ...


Examining Efl Student Learning And Perceptions In Social Annotation-Based Translation Activities, Na Zhao, Fei Gao, Dazhi Yang 2018 Bowling Green State University

Examining Efl Student Learning And Perceptions In Social Annotation-Based Translation Activities, Na Zhao, Fei Gao, Dazhi Yang

Visual Communication and Technology Education Faculty Publications

Limited research has been conducted on how to incorporate computer-supported collaborative learning into translation instruction despite the potential benefits. A study was conducted with a group of college English majors in China to examine the effects of using a social annotation tool to encourage student interaction during translation activities. The results showed that students made greater improvement when they completed the translation assignments with the support of a social annotation tool than when they completed the assignments in the traditional way. In addition, students had a positive attitude toward the use of the social annotation tool.


The Rise Of Educational Technologies In Latin America: An Analysis Of Brazilian And Mexican Ecosystems, Melissa Jassir 2018 University of Pennsylvania

The Rise Of Educational Technologies In Latin America: An Analysis Of Brazilian And Mexican Ecosystems, Melissa Jassir

Social Impact Research Experience (SIRE)

This paper aims to analyze the perception and impact of educational technologies (EdTechs) in Latin America through the case studies of Brazil and Mexico, the two largest markets for EdTechs in Latin America. The main methodology of data collection used throughout this paper is qualitative interviews with entrepreneurs, foundations, and investors in the field. Additionally, the research is supported by literature reviews that provide a more holistic, macro-level perspective about the topic of interest. Based on the information collected, it can be deduced that entrepreneurs had a very critical opinion of the current state of education in their respective countries ...


Conceptualizing Co-Enrollment: Accounting For Student Experiences Across The Curriculum, Michael Geoffrey Brown, R. Matthew DeMonbrun, Stephanie D. Teasley 2018 Iowa State University

Conceptualizing Co-Enrollment: Accounting For Student Experiences Across The Curriculum, Michael Geoffrey Brown, R. Matthew Demonbrun, Stephanie D. Teasley

Education Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

In this study, we develop and test three measures for conceptualizing the potential impact of co-enrollment in different courses on students’ changing risk for academic difficulty in a focal course. Two of these measures, concurrent enrollment in at least one difficult course and academic difficulty in the prior week in courses other than the focal course, significantly increase students’ odds of academic difficulty in the focal course in our models. Our results have implications for the designs of Early Warning Systems and suggest that academic planners consider the relationship between course coenrollment and students’ academic success.


Your Iphone Cannot Escape History, And Neither Can You: Self-Reflexive Design For A Mobile History Learning Game, Owen Gottlieb 2018 Rochester Institute of Technology

Your Iphone Cannot Escape History, And Neither Can You: Self-Reflexive Design For A Mobile History Learning Game, Owen Gottlieb

Articles

This chapter focuses on the design approach used in the self-reflexive finale of the mobile augmented reality history game Jewish Time Jump: New York. In the finale, the iOS device itself and the player using it are implicated in the historical moment and theme of the game. The author-designer-researcher drew from self-reflexive traditions in theater, cinema, and nonmobile games to craft the reveal of the connection between the mobile device and the history that the learners were studying. Through centering on this particular design element, the author demonstrates how self-reflexivity can be deployed in a mobile learning experience to tie ...


Learning In A Multidisciplinary Collaboration: A Case Study Of Digital Textile Co-Design For Apparel And Interior Designers, Lushan Sun, Virginia Rolling, Lauren Howard, Paula Peek 2018 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Learning In A Multidisciplinary Collaboration: A Case Study Of Digital Textile Co-Design For Apparel And Interior Designers, Lushan Sun, Virginia Rolling, Lauren Howard, Paula Peek

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

As a wide range of emerging technologies becomes more relevant in recent years, designers today are faced with learning more untraditional knowledge and skillsets, and the challenge of complex problem solving is often more effective through multi- and/or interdisciplinary collaborations. In a collaborative design environment, the transfer of information or ideas is essential to the development of the design process and outcome. Data were collected from a collaborative design project between apparel and an interior design studio class in a southeastern US institution. The study results suggest that apparel design students experience both challenges and benefits in co-designing with ...


Tales From The Exam Room: Trialing An E-Exam System For Computer Education And Design And Technology Students, Jeremy Pagram, Martin Cooper, Huifen Jin, Alistair Campbell 2018 Edith Cowan University

Tales From The Exam Room: Trialing An E-Exam System For Computer Education And Design And Technology Students, Jeremy Pagram, Martin Cooper, Huifen Jin, Alistair Campbell

ECU Publications Post 2013

The Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies (CSaLT) at Edith Cowan University (ECU) was asked in 2016 to be the Western Australian arm of a national e-exam project. This project used a bespoke exam system installed on a USB-drive to deliver what would have been traditional paper-based exams in an enclosed computer-based environment that was isolated from the internet and any resources other than those provided by the lecturer. This paper looks at the two exams chosen by the Western Australian group for the trial; a programming exam for pre-service computing teachers and an occupational health and safety exam for ...


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