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Gamification Challenges And A Case Study In Online Learning, Darren Wilson, Cynthia Calongne, S. Brook Henderson 2016 Colorado Technical University

Gamification Challenges And A Case Study In Online Learning, Darren Wilson, Cynthia Calongne, S. Brook Henderson

Internet Learning

Two design models are introduced to feature the game-design elements and relationships that are critical for successful gamification. In online education, gamification employs game mechanics and incentives to encourage positive outcomes. Making good design decisions and offering a strong implementation are critical elements in the success of gamification. The study concludes by reviewing the results from a gamification case study and offers recommendations for future research.


The Future Of Mlearning Begins With A Baseline Pedagogy, Elizabeth Cook 2016 US Citizenship and Immigration Services

The Future Of Mlearning Begins With A Baseline Pedagogy, Elizabeth Cook

Internet Learning

Although the proliferation of mobile devices sets the stage for a revolution of education in developing countries and the evolution of education in developed countries, the formation of an effective mLearning pedagogy remains a bit elusive. The process of discovery outlined in this study begins with identifying and applying an appropriate learning theory to mobile learning, and by evaluating the role of technology in the classroom. The mLearning pedagogy advanced here is no different than others in its focus on content, instructional assets, cognitive processes and evaluations. However, with two parts harnessing the power of the Internet and the other ...


Digital Distractions In The Classroom Phase Ii: Student Classroom Use Of Digital Devices For Non-Class Related Purposes, Bernard R. McCoy 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Digital Distractions In The Classroom Phase Ii: Student Classroom Use Of Digital Devices For Non-Class Related Purposes, Bernard R. Mccoy

Faculty Publications, College of Journalism & Mass Communications

A 2015 survey of American college students examined classroom learning distractions caused by the use of digital devices for non-class purposes. The purpose of the study was to learn more about Millennial Generation students’ behaviors and perceptions regarding their classroom uses of digital devices for non-class purposes. The survey included 675 respondents in 26 states. Respondents spent an average of 20.9% of class time using a digital device for non-class purposes. The average respondent used a digital device 11.43 times for non-class purposes during a typical school day in 2015 compared to 10.93 times in 2013. A ...


Practising Teaching Using Virtual Classroom Role Plays, Barney Dalgarno, Sue Gregory, Vicki Knox, Torsten Reiners 2016 Charles Sturt University

Practising Teaching Using Virtual Classroom Role Plays, Barney Dalgarno, Sue Gregory, Vicki Knox, Torsten Reiners

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Practice in the role of the teacher is an essential part of teacher education, however professional experience placements are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Consequently, additional university-based teaching practice, such as classroom role play with student teacher peers is important. Classroom role plays can be effective but there are limits to the realism of the experience and such strategies are not feasible for students studying at a distance. This article reports on a study in which a classroom in the virtual world of Second Life was used to house role plays of student teachers in preparation for their first professional ...


The Case Of Three Karen Refugee Women And Their Children: Literacy Practices In A Family Literacy Context, Sabrina DM Quadros, Loukia K. Sarroub 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Case Of Three Karen Refugee Women And Their Children: Literacy Practices In A Family Literacy Context, Sabrina Dm Quadros, Loukia K. Sarroub

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

The lack of research about the Karen—one of 135 ethnic groups from Myanmar—limits literacy educators charged with educating this refugee population in public schools. In this case study the authors explore the literacy practices of Karen families when at school and in their homes and within an ESL family literacy program. The case of these refugee families and their experiences are analyzed within a sociocultural theoretical framework along with a focus on literacy adaptation through the lenses of crosscultural studies, adult and language teachers involved in literacy practices, and literacy studies. Four core themes emerged from participant observation ...


Faculty Knowledge And Use Of Best Practices In Online Professional Continuing Education, Gladys Montane 2016 Walden University

Faculty Knowledge And Use Of Best Practices In Online Professional Continuing Education, Gladys Montane

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

A recent mandate by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists requires that U.S. radiologic technologists complete continuous qualification requirements (CQR). This study examined faculty skills and practices at an American university that developed online CQR courses in response to this mandate. It was specifically designed to assess the knowledge and skills of this universityâ??s faculty with regard to best practices in an online learning environment, so as to provide the basis for meeting faculty needs in distance education. Deweyâ??s work on constructivism served as the framework guiding this study. A qualitative, intrinsic case study was employed to ...


Case Study Of Learning And Instruction For Members Of An Online Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group, Heather Rae Gilmore 2016 Walden University

Case Study Of Learning And Instruction For Members Of An Online Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group, Heather Rae Gilmore

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Research has shown that individual members of traditional support groups gain a sense of identity and community and feelings of respect and support. Online support groups provide individuals avenues to find medical information and thus learn more about a given condition or illness. Little has been studied about the learning and instruction that occurs in online social support groups, especially in groups about chronic pain. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the perceptions and experiences of members who participated in one open social support group. Siemen's constructivism theory served as the basis for comprehending the ...


The Experiences Of Middle School Teachers With Integration Of Digital Media Into The Curriculum, Martha Sue Brothers 2016 Walden University

The Experiences Of Middle School Teachers With Integration Of Digital Media Into The Curriculum, Martha Sue Brothers

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Middle school teachers at a school district integrated digital media into the math and literacy curriculum by using programs such as Success Maker and Reading 180 in the classroom. Teachers received training on best practices for integrating digital media in their teaching. No research had been conducted to examine the experiences of these middle school teachers with the integration of digital media into the curriculum. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to address that gap. The research questions focused on teachers' outlooks on digital media as a teaching tool and the instructional strategies they used. The conceptual framework ...


Teacher Perceptions And Attitudes Of Classroom Technology Integration Related To Ipad Training, Theresa Marie Pepe 2016 Walden University

Teacher Perceptions And Attitudes Of Classroom Technology Integration Related To Ipad Training, Theresa Marie Pepe

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

While professional development on the use of technology in the classroom aids educators to implement new teaching strategies, little is known about teachers' concerns with professional development specifically for adopting mobile technologies like iPads in their classrooms. The purpose of this study was to discover teachers' attitudes and perceptions toward teacher training for integration of the iPad into their classroom instruction. Using a case study approach and the concerns-based adoption model as a framework, this study examined teachers' concerns about their training for using the iPads in the classroom. Participants were 7 teachers from a small, suburban, Catholic K-8 school ...


Teachers Perceptions Of Barriers To Universal Design For Learning, Mary Elizabeth Jordan Anstead 2016 Walden University

Teachers Perceptions Of Barriers To Universal Design For Learning, Mary Elizabeth Jordan Anstead

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has been identified as a contemporary instructional model for promoting inclusion and equitable opportunities for diverse and struggling learners. However, research regarding teachers' perceptions of UDL and its effective implementation is limited, making planning, implementing, and providing professional development difficult for administrators. Guided by the constructivist views of Vygotsky and Piaget, this qualitative case study was designed to understand teachers' knowledge and perceptions of how UDL can be used to promote equitable inclusive instruction, implementation barriers, educational applications for UDL, and perceived needs to implement UDL. Participants were teachers who had implemented UDL from a ...


Maximizing Feedback For Self-Regulated Learning, Jodie Maria Hemerda 2016 Walden University

Maximizing Feedback For Self-Regulated Learning, Jodie Maria Hemerda

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Application of clearly defined feedback types, which have been correlated with improved student performance, has great potential for maximizing instructor use of feedback and its effect on a learner's self-regulatory learning (SRL) for optimized learning. Within SRL, where learner performance is influenced by a recursive internal process, instructional feedback plays a critical role. Yet, the characteristics of external feedback that influence SRL to improve performance are unclear in the literature. Within a theoretical framework where feedback catalyzes self-regulation, this quantitative study sought to integrate feedback type research to expand the SRL model. Data were graded assignments from 23 undergraduate ...


The Relationship Between Successful Completion And Sequential Movement In Self-Paced Distance Courses, Janine Lim 2015 Andrews University

The Relationship Between Successful Completion And Sequential Movement In Self-Paced Distance Courses, Janine Lim

Janine Lim

A course design question for self-paced courses includes whether or not technological measures should be used in course design to force students to follow the sequence intended by the course author. This study examined learner behavior to understand whether the sequence of student assignment submissions in a self-paced distance course is related to successful completion of the course. The study included 543 students in 89 different general education courses at a private university in the United States during a two year period. Results indicate that students who completed at least one assignment or exam out of the intended sequence of ...


Digital Lessons For Enhancing Communicative Skills: A Handbook For Turkish Efl Teachers, HALE H. DEMIREL 2015 University of San Francisco

Digital Lessons For Enhancing Communicative Skills: A Handbook For Turkish Efl Teachers, Hale H. Demirel

Master's Projects

It is necessary for English teachers who are interested in exposing their students to the authentic and communicative use of English to have access to model instructional materials. This project sought to develop a handbook and an accompanying website for teachers of English working with intermediate ESL/EFL students at university level. The handbook includes two theme-based lessons that emphasize the development of communicative competence with the help of engaging free digital tools. The content of the handbook can be improvised or modified and adapted to meet the needs of unique teaching-learning situations in case of need.


Pitch Circles – From Music Theory To Computer-Based Learning Tool, Matt Smith 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Pitch Circles – From Music Theory To Computer-Based Learning Tool, Matt Smith

The ITB Journal

This paper describes how a music theory with explanatory power for expression of relationships between pitch classes, chords and tonal regions can be exploited as the foundations for a computer-based tool, called ‘Pitch Circles’, to support musical novices learn about and manipulate such musical concepts and relationships . The paper introduces this research with a brief review of the ‘direct manipulation’ principles for computer interaction design on which the computer-based learning tool has been based, and of the features of tonal theories which led to our choice of a particular theory, ‘Pitch Spaces’, as the basis for this work.


Priorities And Pathways For Civic Caucusing: The Michigan Student Caucus, Jeremiah Holden, Jeff Stanzler, Michael Fahy, Jeff Kupperman 2015 University of Colorado Denver

Priorities And Pathways For Civic Caucusing: The Michigan Student Caucus, Jeremiah Holden, Jeff Stanzler, Michael Fahy, Jeff Kupperman

Remi Holden

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Exploring Relationships Between Thinking Style And Sex, Age, Academic Major, Occupation, And Levels Of Arts Engagement Among Professionals Working In Museums, Mark D. Osterman 2015 Florida International University

Exploring Relationships Between Thinking Style And Sex, Age, Academic Major, Occupation, And Levels Of Arts Engagement Among Professionals Working In Museums, Mark D. Osterman

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

With evidence that arts engagement and nonlinear thinking style both utilize insight, intuition, and emotion in the decision making process, the literature has driven an investigation of the relationship between levels of arts engagement and thinking style preference. This nonexperimental correlational study (N = 101) explored (a) the prevalence of linear, nonlinear, or balanced linear/nonlinear thinking style of professionals working in museums. (b) Whether thinking style has a relationship with (i) age; (ii) sex; (iii) academic major; (iv) occupation; (v) levels of arts engagement. Two theoretical frameworks underpinned this study: (a) new literacies and (b) cognitive styles.

A Web-based self-report ...


Real Projects, Real Clients: Preparing Performance Improvement Practitioners For The Workplace, Steven Villachica, Quincy Conley 2015 Boise State University

Real Projects, Real Clients: Preparing Performance Improvement Practitioners For The Workplace, Steven Villachica, Quincy Conley

Quincy Conley

How do master’s programs accelerate the creation of workplace-ready practitioners who can improve workplace performance in ways organizations value? One way is to ensure that students get experience working in virtual teams to complete authentic projects in needs assessment, instructional design, and evaluation. Join a roundtable discussion focused on practical suggestions for supporting such courses: Course Design Project Qualification Project Deliverables Discussions, Projects, and Assessments Team Support Other Confessions Continuing this Conversation Past the Conference.


An Examination Of The Relationship Between Instructional Technology Integration And Student Achievement, Carla Holt 2015 Liberty University

An Examination Of The Relationship Between Instructional Technology Integration And Student Achievement, Carla Holt

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This correlational, causal-comparative research study examined the relationships between secondary career and technical education teachers’ gender, experience, professional development and their perceptions of technology use. The research also investigated how the teachers in this study perceive the adequacy of their student’s technology skills for meeting college and workplace demands. Eighty-four career and technical education teachers in six North Carolina high schools completed the School Technology Needs Assessment Survey 4.0 (STNA), which also included demographic questions that asked about age, gender and years of experience. A two sample t test, correlation analysis and multiple linear regression were performed. The ...


Optimizing Merlot For Optimal Ict Literacy, Lesley S. Farmer 2015 California State University - Long Beach

Optimizing Merlot For Optimal Ict Literacy, Lesley S. Farmer

Open Access Conference

Today's students need to locate, use and share information in myriad formats; they need to be ICT (information and communication technology) literacy. The CSU system has started an ICT Literacy Initiative to build out the MERLOT collection of ICT literacy learning objects, and to help faculty integrate ICT literacy into their curricula. This session explains ICT literacy, especially in terms of new standards. Attendees will find out how MERLOT supports ICT literacy, and how they can join and contribute to the ICT literacy community.


Mobile Apps For Older Adults: Health, Learning, And Living, Sally Baldwin, Yu-Chang Hsu, Yu-Hui Ching 2015 Boise State University

Mobile Apps For Older Adults: Health, Learning, And Living, Sally Baldwin, Yu-Chang Hsu, Yu-Hui Ching

Yu-Chang Hsu

The growing population of older adults has the opportunity to live longer in a healthier manner than previous generations. Research has identified the importance of social connection, financial independence, and health care to increase longevity and well-being. Mobile apps offer older adults a connection to information and the ability to interact with others. Forty-one mobile apps have been identified and categorized (community, financial, lifestyle, medical, and memory) that help improve older adults’ health and welfare to demonstrate the potential of mobile apps for older adults in health, learning and living.


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