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Bring Your Own Technology: A Public School Technology Policy Case Study, Cynthia Bauter Oct 2012

Bring Your Own Technology: A Public School Technology Policy Case Study, Cynthia Bauter

Administrative Issues Journal

This case study examines a large Texas school district that implemented a “bring your own technology” (BYOT) technology policy. The study considers teachers’, administrators’, and students’ issues and challenges as a result of the implementation. The study finds that although this policy is aligned with national and state technology integration standards for education, it is problematic in reality. Questions are raised about equity and adequacy, the need for professional development to deal with implementation, and the intention versus the reality of BYOT policies.


The Tower Builders: A Consideration Of Stem, Stse And Ethics In Science Education, Astrid Steele, Christine R. Brew, Brenda R. Beatty Oct 2012

The Tower Builders: A Consideration Of Stem, Stse And Ethics In Science Education, Astrid Steele, Christine R. Brew, Brenda R. Beatty

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

The call for the integration of ethical considerations in the teaching of science is now firmly on the agenda. Taking as illustrative a science lesson in a pre-service teacher class, the authors consider the roles of STSE (science, technology, society and environment) and the increasingly influential heavily funded STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education initiatives. The origins and foci of both initiatives are discussed, as are their disparate ontological foundations. The use of Habermas’ knowledge theories in conjunction with ethical frameworks is posited as a way of considering both STSE and STEM perspectives and their implications for strengthening science ...


“I’M Teaching What?!”: Preparing University Faculty For Online Instruction, Susan Ohara, Robert Pritchard Sep 2012

“I’M Teaching What?!”: Preparing University Faculty For Online Instruction, Susan Ohara, Robert Pritchard

Journal of Educational Research and Practice

The percentage of higher education students enrolled in online courses has increased from 9.6 percent in fall 2002 to 33 percent in fall 2010. Due to the increased importance of online courses and programs on university campuses there is a need to better prepare novice technology faculty for the delivery of these courses. This article provides a description of the process through which a group of faculty with low to high technology skills prepared to deliver an online masters program. Minutes of meetings, documents produced, online discussion transcripts, and informal conversations were all used as data to analyze outcomes ...


Musings On Electronic Publishing, Maureen Burns Mar 2012

Musings On Electronic Publishing, Maureen Burns

VRA Bulletin

In the tradition of the VRA Bulletin's "Notes from the President" the author helps to inaugurate the first electronic VRAB issue and thanks the members of the Visual Resources Association who have participated in the transition from a print publication to an electronic journal. Summary information is provided about the open access movement and new models of electronic publishing. How traditional publication processes change in an electronic environment is also discussed. Detailed information takes potential authors through the steps necessary to contribute articles and the advantages of the automated system are mentioned. VRA members and other information professionals are ...


(De)Fencing The Cultural Commons Through A (De)Constructive Media Art Curriculum, Steven Ciampaglia Jan 2012

(De)Fencing The Cultural Commons Through A (De)Constructive Media Art Curriculum, Steven Ciampaglia

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

Rampant consolidation in the media industry has led to an ever-increasing push to extend the breadth and scope of copyright law. A deliberate and systematic effort to restrict access to cultural texts that were previously accessible has led to a creative climate that is increasingly intimidating to young artists. The personal computer provides students the ability to re-open these texts and reclaim their right to fairly use the cultural artifacts of their surroundings as building blocks of expression. The personal computer can deconstruct closed media texts into malleable parts of visual language that students can reconstruct into new texts. These ...