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Florida Gulf Coast University
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 57, No. 1 (February 2009) pp. 45–60
In recent years, considerable attention has been paid to the alleged changes in the ways the so-called "digital generation" communicates and learns. Most of the commentary has been based on anecdotes, observations and opinions. The lack of empirical ...
Leveraging Multitasking Opportunities to Increase Motivation and Engagement in Online Classrooms: An Action Research Case Study
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design Vol. 4, No. 4 (October 2014) pp. 17–30
Newer social media have brought about attention deficits brought on by a flood of distractions, such as text messaging, blogging, and browsing on mobile devices and laptops brought into the classroom. It appears that online learning places the same...
Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2004 (October 2005)
Educators have focused their literacy education efforts on teaching children to code and decode words. In spite of all the efforts to teach literacy, the various report cards indicate that, perhaps, a new way of doing teaching literacy should be...
Evaluating the Relationship between Cognitive Style and Pre-Service Teachers’ Preconceived Notions about Adopting Console Video Games for Use in Future Classrooms
International Journal of Game-Based Learning Vol. 3, No. 2 (April 2013) pp. 55–76
This article explores the impact of perceptual cognitive styles on pre-service teachers’ attitudes toward video games. Using a cognitive style continuum measuring field dependence and field independence, the authors conducted an exploratory study to ...
Best Practices in eLearning that Increase Social Presence and Teacher Immediacy in Large Blended Classes
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 1732–1737
Many institutions of higher learning are looking to implement improvements in its educational offerings that they believe will increase accessibility, enrollments, and decrease costs. These strategies include increasing class sizes for face-to-face...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 8, No. 1 (2008) pp. 84–99
New learning and communications paradigms of today's learners are extending the definition of literacy and directly affecting how reading and writing skills are acquired (Leu, 2000). Mirroring an ever-expanding definition of literacy, new college...
The effects of cognitive style and gender on verbatim and gist memory for rapidly-presented montage video
The effects of cognitive style and gender on verbatim and gist memory for rapidly@-presented montage@video (2002) pp. 1–141
Younger students live in a media-centric world. Researchers have shown that today's youth spend more time watching television and movies than most any other leisure-time activity. Moreover, the presentation speed of passages on commercial television ...
Journal of Media Literacy Education Vol. 3, No. 1 (2011) pp. 32–46
There are those who agree with Tom Pettitt that we are entering into a period where text based literacy is no longer the only measure of intelligence, nor is it the only form of valuable communications and knowledge acquisition for today's media...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 1462–1463
The term ‘MOOC’ is an acronym standing for a massive open online course reminiscent of the concept of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG). These online courses aim at large-scale participation and open access via the Web. MOOCs...
Leveraging Student to Student Interactions to Increase Motivation and Engagement in Online Classrooms: An Action Research Case Study"
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 2819–2827
In this session, we will discuss a remote course that emanated from India that was a part of an ongoing development of the technology supporting the use of live broadcasts from remote regions into local classrooms. We discovered that the informal,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 3646–3652
This paper presents data from several studies that analyze the effects of a video-based reading curriculum that opens up new opportunities for teaching text-averse, digital learners to become good readers and writers. The Digital Booktalk (DBT)...
Taking Educational Games Seriously: Using the RETAIN Model to Design Endogenous Fantasy into Standalone Educational Games
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 56, No. 5 (December 2008) pp. 511–537
We are witnessing a mad rush to pour educational content into games in an ad hoc manner in hopes that player/learners are motivated simply because the content is housed inside a game. A failure to base educational game design on well-established...