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TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 62, No. 5 (2018) pp. 525–534
For a variety of reasons, education research can be difficult to summarize. Varying contexts, designs, levels of quality, measurement challenges, definition of underlying constructs, and treatments as well as the complexity of research subjects...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 4522–4525
This pilot study sought to determine if Augmented Reality (AR) was effective in helping students learn complex three dimensional concepts. This symposium opens up the debate to consider AR in educational settings and how we might harness it for...
Expanding Approaches for Understanding Impact: Integrating Technology, Curriculum, and Open Educational Resources in Science Education
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 63, No. 3 (June 2015) pp. 355–380
This article reports results from a scale-up study of the impact of a software tool designed to support teachers in the digital learning era. This tool, the Curriculum Customization Service (CCS), enables teachers to access open educational...
Exploring the Relationships between Tutor Background, Tutor Training, and Student Learning: A Problem-Based Learning Meta-Analysis
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning Vol. 7, No. 1 (2013) pp. 40–66
Despite years of primary research on problem-based learning and literature reviews, no systematic effort has been made to analyze the relationship between tutor characteristics and student learning outcomes. In an effort to fill that gap the...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 18, No. 1 pp. 183–197
This paper employs meta-analysis to determine the influence of computer-based scaffolding characteristics and study and test score quality on cognitive outcomes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education at the secondary, college,...
Integrating Technology and Problem-Based Learning: A Mixed Methods Study of Two Teacher Professional Development Designs
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning Vol. 5, No. 2 (2011) pp. 70–94
This article describes two consecutive enactments of technology-oriented teacher professional development designs, aimed at helping teachers find high-quality online learning resources and use them in designing effective problem-based learning (PBL) ...
Comparing Technology-Related Teacher Professional Development Designs: A Multilevel Study of Teacher and Student Impacts
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 60, No. 3 (June 2012) pp. 421–444
This article presents a quasi-experimental study comparing the impact of two technology-related teacher professional development (TTPD) designs, aimed at helping junior high school science and mathematics teachers design online activities using the...
Richard Lamb; Leonard Annetta; David Vallett; Jonah Firestone; Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe; Heather Walker; Nicole Deviller; Douglas Hoston
Journal of Educational Research Vol. 111, No. 4 (2018) pp. 446–458
Attention on P-20 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education has increased tremendously in recent years. Many efforts are underway to promote STEM major and career selection across the nation; specifically, in engineering and ...