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  1. Commentary: Science, Technology, and Society in Guidelines for Using Technology to Prepare Social Studies Teachers: A Reply to Hicks et al. and Crocco and Leo

    Lance Mason, Indiana University Kokomo, United States

    Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 3 (September 2015) pp. 395–403

    This essay is a response to both the “Guidelines for Using Technology to Prepare Social Studies Teachers” published in this journal by Hicks, Lee, Berson, Bolick, and Diem (2014) and the rejoinder ... More

    pp. 395-403

  2. Teacher Beliefs and Their Influence on Technology Use: A Case Study

    Rena Shifflet & Gary Weilbacher, Illinois State University, United States

    Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 3 (September 2015) pp. 368–394

    In this article, the authors describe a case study approach used to examine the complexities and contradictions of ways teachers perceive and implement technology in a seventh-grade social studies ... More

    pp. 368-394

  3. Technological factors explaining student dropout from online courses in higher education: a review

    Sawsen Lakhal & Nolan Bazinet, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1806–1811

    Although the number of online courses is growing considerably in higher education, the persistence rates in these courses are very low, and even lower than the ones in face-to-face courses. Some... More

    pp. 1806-1811

  4. Issues and Opportunities in Learning with Social Impact Video Games

    Emily Sheepy, Educational Technology Graduate Program, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada; Renee Jackson, Educational Studies Graduate Program, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1317–1322

    During this interactive roundtable session, participants will be invited to play and discuss the social impact game Get Water!, a game developed to bring awareness to the issue of water scarcity... More

    pp. 1317-1322

  5. The Effects of Community-based Technologies on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Higher Education

    Hana Omar & Catherine Fulford, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Saudi Arabia

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 786–795

    This paper provides a brief about the impacts of using community-based technologies (CBT) on deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students in higher education. The impacts covered DHH students’ social... More

    pp. 786-795

  6. Effects of Excessive Usage of Social Networking onStudents Learning Habit

    Sunday Oyemi, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Department of Educational Foundations, Otto Ijanikin, Lagos, Nigeria; Aok Noak, Lagos State University, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, Ojo, Lagos Nigeria., Nigeria; Eunice Eyitayo Olakanmi, University of South Africa, South Africa

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 523–531

    This research examines the effect of excessive usage of social networking sites on secondary school students’ learning habits. The study was conducted using a descriptive survey research method and... More

    pp. 523-531

  7. Agency Construction Through Agentic Learning via Mobile Technology

    Yang Liu & Dongping Zheng, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States; Daniel Holden, Department of Second Language Studies, United States; Peiyu Wang, Renmin University of China, China

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1520–1523

    This paper delineates the relationship between play, language learning, and agency through mobile-assisted gameplay. Following Thibault (2004), play involves a de-location of activities from their ... More

    pp. 1520-1523

  8. Gamification in Education: Where Are We in 2015?

    Darina Dicheva & Christo Dichev, Winston Salem State University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1445–1454

    This paper presents a follow-up of a systematic mapping study of the empirical research on applying gamification to education, covering the period July 2014-June 2015. Its goal is twofold: to... More

    pp. 1445-1454

  9. The Effectiveness of Online Professional Development for Teachers

    Ali Suwayied Alqarni, Southern Illinois University (SIUC), United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1384–1390

    The paper is to examine whether online professional development for teachers is effective or not. The effectiveness the researcher looked into was through an overview of many studies that identify... More

    pp. 1384-1390

  10. A Comparison on Three School Ages of the Influences That Prompt in Paper-based Learnings and in Display-based Learnings Give Learning Effects in Understanding Technical Knowledge

    Yumi Yamaguchi, Kansai University of International Studies, Japan; Ryoko Nakata, Kobe Tokiwa University, Japan

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1367–1373

    As a new learning method in the information-oriented societies, display-based learning increases. Display-based learning will be used together with paper-based learning in future school education. ... More

    pp. 1367-1373

  11. Assessing the quality of online and blended learning using the methodology of e-Maturity Model. A pilot study in adult education in Flanders

    Hilde Van Laer, CVO Antwerpen, Belgium; Koen DePryck, Yves Blieck & Chang Zhu, Vrij Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 955–964

    Managing quality and ensuring continuous quality improvement of existing and new blended learning programs in adult education is the main focus of the research presented in this paper. Adult... More

    pp. 955-964

  12. Students’ Conceptual Understanding of Leadership in a Global World: Learning via a Web-based Simulation of Political and Economic Development

    Seungoh Paek, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States; Daniel L. Hoffman, Kamehameha Schools, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 891–896

    There is a great deal of interest in providing opportunities for today’s youth to be more culturally sensitive and more globally aware. To this end, this study examined the impact of a simulation... More

    pp. 891-896

  13. Using Remote Laboratories for Transnational Online Learning Environments in Engineering Education

    Dominik May, Center for Higher Education at TU Dortmund University, Germany; Tobias R. Ortelt & A. Erman Tekkaya, Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction at TU Dortmund University, Germany

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 632–637

    Working in transnational contexts will be the normal case for the future, especially for engineers. In general this competence can be gained by going abroad during the course of studies. However,... More

    pp. 632-637

  14. Designing for motivational immersive learning through narrative role-play scenarios

    Lisa Gjedde, Aalborg University, Denmark

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 337–341

    With a high percentage of youth who drop-out from the educational system, there is a need for learning designs that can engage a broad spectrum of learners in meaningful learning activities that... More

    pp. 337-341

  15. The Impact of Using Technology and Media in Teaching Arabic Language: An Interpretive Analysis of the Experience of Volunteer Teachers in Arabic School in Northern Colorado

    Yosra Bugis, University of Northern Colorado- Educational technology, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 10–15

    There are a significant number of children living temporarily in the United States while their mothers who are from Middle East countries complete their studies. These children will eventually... More

    pp. 10-15

  16. Collaborative Inquiry with Technology in Secondary Science Classrooms: Professional Learning Community Development at Work

    Delwyn L. Harnisch, Sharon L. Comstock & Bertram C. Bruce

    E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 11, No. 5 (2014) pp. 495–505

    The development of critical scientific literacy in primary and secondary school classrooms requires authentic inquiry with a basis in the real world. Pairing scientists with educators and employing... More

    pp. 495-505

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  17. Visual Communication in Transition: Designing for New Media Literacies and Visual Culture Art Education across Activities and Settings

    Steven J. Zuiker

    E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 11, No. 6 (2014) pp. 654–666

    As an example of design-based research, this case study describes and analyses the enactment of a collaborative drawing and animation studio in a Singapore secondary school art classroom. The... More

    pp. 654-666

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  18. A Model of Acceptance of Web 2.0 in Learning in Higher Education: A Case Study of Two Cultures

    Abel Usoro, Razep Echeng & Grzegorz Majewski

    E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 11, No. 6 (2014) pp. 644–653

    Though a few empirical studies on acceptance of Web 2.0 as a social networking tool in teaching and learning exist, apparently none consider students' and faculties' views from different ... More

    pp. 644-653

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  19. What Is Educational Technology? An Inquiry into the Meaning, Use, and Reciprocity of Technology

    Arun Lakhana

    Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 40, No. 3 (Aug 31, 2014)

    This position paper explores the ambiguity of technology, toward refined understanding of Educational Technology. The purpose of education is described by John Dewey as growing, or habitual... More

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  20. Investigating the Benefits and Challenges of Using Laptop Computers in Higher Education Classrooms

    Robin Holding Kay & Sharon Lauricella

    Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 40, No. 2 (May 09, 2014)

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the benefits and challenges using laptop computers (hereafter referred to as laptops) inside and outside higher education classrooms. Quantitative and... More

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