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Towards Digital Art In Information Society, Montse Arbelo, Joseba Franco Dec 2014

Towards Digital Art In Information Society, Montse Arbelo, Joseba Franco

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In their article "Towards Digital Art in Information Society" Montse Arbelo and Joseba Franco propose the development of the platform of a Network of Experimental Centers be formed by small groups of people who are qualified and who seek optimal operational effectiveness and who dedicate their resources to the production of digital content and we offer artechmedia <http://www.artechmedia.org> as a base point of departure. Such an international network in a collaborative structure based on national networks would make possible to coordinate existing resources to develop social networks, generate and promote content, engage in forums of discussion and ...


Making Our Work Public: Best Practices For Teachers Filming Their Classes In K-12 Settings, Daniele M. Vingelli Nov 2014

Making Our Work Public: Best Practices For Teachers Filming Their Classes In K-12 Settings, Daniele M. Vingelli

Journal of Research Initiatives

Filming in the classroom is becoming a more common practice in part because of the many advantages found in viewing and sharing videos of instruction. As filming classes and using instructional videos for professional development occurs more frequently, educators may want to adopt methods to increase the accessibility of videotaping. This paper identifies problems and offers possible solutions to teachers in K-12 settings who want to film their classes. It includes challenges that teachers can anticipate when engaging in the process of filming, as well as tips for how to manage these issues.


The Hyperreality Of Daniel Boorstin, Stephanie L. Viens Nov 2014

The Hyperreality Of Daniel Boorstin, Stephanie L. Viens

Journal of Media Literacy Education

Early media theorists can help us to link the past and present of media literacy to pose new questions and gain new knowledge. Historian, author and Librarian on Congress Daniel Boorstin (1914 – 2004) played an important role in increasing public awareness of the constructed nature of media representations. Connections are explored between constructed reality, technological advances, media literacy education, and the current work of media scholar Douglas Rushkoff on presentist society. Daniel Boorstin helped recognize the changing nature of knowledge in an image-saturated environment and influenced a new generation of theorists, scholars and educators who have advanced the field of ...


Voices From The Classroom: Elementary Students’ Perceptions Of Blogging, Ewa Mcgrail, Anne Davis Jun 2014

Voices From The Classroom: Elementary Students’ Perceptions Of Blogging, Ewa Mcgrail, Anne Davis

Georgia Educational Researcher

Blogging appears to be a promising instructional strategy which may provide solutions to some of the challenges in traditional writing instruction; however, few studies explore elementary students’ views on blogging. This qualitative case study gives elementary students voice as it examines their perceptions of blogging and their views of themselves as writers, readers, and learners. The researchers drew from multiple data sources, including student and teacher interviews, student and teacher blog writing, and classroom observations, to ascertain young writers’ perspectives. The findings indicate these student bloggers’ reader awareness and appreciation of the reader-writer relationship. Student bloggers also benefited from emotional ...


The Need For Media Education In Democratic Education, Jeremy Stoddard Apr 2014

The Need For Media Education In Democratic Education, Jeremy Stoddard

Democracy and Education

Despite the potential for media and technology to act as a democratizing force and the challenges to democracy posed by partisanship and the explosion of political media spending, media education and the preparation of active citizens in schools is virtually nonexistent. This essay presents the case for revitalizing media education for the age of digital media as a tenet of democratic education and outlines an agenda for teacher education, curriculum integration, student engagement, and research.


An Exploration Into The Barriers And Facilitators Experienced By University Graduates With Disabilities Requiring Personal Assistance Services, Norma J. Stumbo, Bradley N. Hedrick, Courtney Weisman, Jay K. Martin Apr 2014

An Exploration Into The Barriers And Facilitators Experienced By University Graduates With Disabilities Requiring Personal Assistance Services, Norma J. Stumbo, Bradley N. Hedrick, Courtney Weisman, Jay K. Martin

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

The purpose of this preliminary study was to explore the residual barriers and facilitators for a selected group of individuals with severe physical disabilities who had been afforded a comprehensive set of strategies and services aimed at meeting their basic personal as well as academic needs. Their perceptions of both barriers and facilitators, experienced while in school and post-graduation, were the focus of this qualitative research study. Due to the funding source, differences between individuals who majored in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and non-STEM fields were also explored. Personal interviews were conducted with a stratified random sample of ...


Preparing Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders For Employment, Princess M. Cullum, Demetria Ennis-Cole Apr 2014

Preparing Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders For Employment, Princess M. Cullum, Demetria Ennis-Cole

Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development

The work experiences and job histories of adults with ASD were examined to determine whether or not they corroborate findings in the literature. Incidences of ASD are on the rise, and children diagnosed with ASD will become adults who will need employment opportunities. Most employers are using a variety of technology tools to increase productivity, communicate, perform record-keeping tasks, save time and money, and conduct business. Individuals with ASD gravitate toward technology, and employment opportunities that capitalize on the use
technology may allow them to be productive in the
workplace. Semi-structured interviews using
open-ended questions reviewed and approved by
founders ...


Editors' Introduction, Jiyoon Jung, Michael M. Grant Apr 2014

Editors' Introduction, Jiyoon Jung, Michael M. Grant

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning

No abstract provided.


The Casual Approach To Teacher Education: What Effect Does Casualisation Have For Australian University Teaching?, Christopher J. Klopper, Bianca M. Power Apr 2014

The Casual Approach To Teacher Education: What Effect Does Casualisation Have For Australian University Teaching?, Christopher J. Klopper, Bianca M. Power

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Universities in many countries are struggling to adapt to the competing forces of globalisation, new managerialism, entrepreneurialism and new technologies and quality agenda demands. Diminishing resources caused by restricted funding and an aging and diminishing academic workforce pose barriers. One solution to staffing shortages is the casualisation of academic teachers increasing causal or sessional teaching staff who take on significantly increased teaching responsibilities. This article explores the casualisation of university academics and reports on preliminary findings of a small scale sessional teacher development program that used data from a questionnaire on demographics of a small group of 22 sessional teaching ...


An Instructional Model To Support Problem-Based Historical Inquiry: The Persistent Issues In History Network, Thomas Brush, John Saye Mar 2014

An Instructional Model To Support Problem-Based Historical Inquiry: The Persistent Issues In History Network, Thomas Brush, John Saye

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning

For over a decade, we have collaborated with secondary school history teachers in an evolving line of inquiry that applies research-based propositions to the design and testing of a problem-based learning framework and a set of wise practices that represent a professional teaching knowledge base for implementing a particular model of instruction, problem-based historical inquiry (PBHI). PBHI centers history instruction on decision-making about persistent societal problems as they occur in particular historical periods. In order to prepare future teachers to be better able to implement this model in their classrooms, we have integrated components of this model throughout our secondary ...


Usability And Image Resource Interfaces: Five Steps To Plan Your Own Study, Melanie Clark Jan 2014

Usability And Image Resource Interfaces: Five Steps To Plan Your Own Study, Melanie Clark

VRA Bulletin

Usability testing, a systematic approach to finding out what parts of a tool or resource are difficult to use, can be particularly useful with digital image systems and other visual resources. This article explains the benefits of observing how patrons use our resources and provides five steps to performing a simple usability test on an image database.


School Finance And Technology: A Case Study Using Grid And Group Theory To Explore The Connections, Stephoni L. Case, Edward L. Harris Jan 2014

School Finance And Technology: A Case Study Using Grid And Group Theory To Explore The Connections, Stephoni L. Case, Edward L. Harris

Educational Considerations

Using grid and group theory (Douglas 1982, 2011), the study described in this article examined the intersections of technology and school finance in four schools located in districts differing in size, wealth, and commitment to technology integration.


Preventing Postharvest Food Loss, Katie Allen Jan 2014

Preventing Postharvest Food Loss, Katie Allen

Seek

In a partnership with U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, Kansas State University will be home to three Feed the Future innovation labs, one of which aims to find ways to reduce food loss and preserve the natural resources used to produce food.