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  1. Effects of a Tablet-Based Mathematics Application for Pre-School Children

    Karl Kosko & Richard Ferdig, Kent State University, United States

    Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 35, No. 1 (January 2016) pp. 61–79

    Tablets such as iPad, Android, and Windows devices have become ubiquitous in both the home and school settings. Adults and kids of all ages are using these tools and the associated apps to do... More

    pp. 61-79

  2. Value-added in a Virtual Learning Environment: An Evaluation of a Virtual Charter School

    Martin Lueken, Gary Ritter & Dennis Beck, University of Arkansas, United States

    Journal of Online Learning Research Vol. 1, No. 3 (December 2015) pp. 305–335

    This paper evaluates an online charter school that serves children in grades K-8 in a southern state in the United States. We compare growth in math and literacy learning on state standardized... More

    pp. 305-335

  3. Teachers Using Designerly Thinking in K-12 Online Course Design

    Khendum Gyabak & Anne Ottenbreit- Leftwich, Indiana University Bloomington, United States; Joanna Ray, Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis, United States

    Journal of Online Learning Research Vol. 1, No. 3 (December 2015) pp. 253–274

    Teachers are typically abstracted from the design process and not referred to as instructional designers. However, they are constantly designing instruction (or adapting instructional materials) on... More

    pp. 253-274

  4. Research trends web-based inquiry learning in science education: A review of publications in selected journals from 2001 to 2014

    Jeongmin Lee, Hyeon-Kyeong Park, Jiyae Noh, Younhwa Chung & Yeonji Jung, Department of Educational Technology, Ewha Womans University, Korea (South)

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1256–1262

    The purpose of the present paper is to offer an analysis of research trends web-based inquiry learning in science education, and to present suggestions for future studies. This study compiled data ... More

    pp. 1256-1262

  5. Making Thinking Visible in Mathematics Though Technology

    Scott Slough & Pauline Sampson, Stephen F. Austin State University, United States; Robert Capraro & Mary Margaret Capraro, Texas A&M University, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1109–1114

    A calculator-based program that emphasized continuous formative assessment through screen capture, display, and discussion was used in Year 1 of a multiyear project focused on student success for... More

    pp. 1109-1114

  6. Is Flipping Middle School Algebra for a Full Semester Really Worth It?

    Charlie LaLonde, Western Middle School, United States; Marlena Bravender, Saginaw Valley State University, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 951–955

    With a focus on STEM education, a number of teachers are working to deliver content in ways that achieve more motivated students and higher test scores. Using a flipped model in algebra education... More

    pp. 951-955

  7. Authentic Assessment With Livescribe

    Shelbie Witte & Amy Piotrowski, Florida State University, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 821–824

    This paper describes how Livescribe smartpens have been used to authentically assess student learning both in the middle school language arts classroom and in a teacher education course. By... More

    pp. 821-824

  8. Creating Middle School Child-Based Personas for a Digital Math Practice Application

    Shirley Varela, Candida Hall & Hee Jin Bang, Amplify, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 532–537

    Education technology for grades K-12 is a diverse and growing market. As these technologies become integrated into classrooms and homes around the world, developers must consider diverse learning... More

    pp. 532-537

  9. Intellectual Disability Pupil’s Perception about Using Technology within Special Education School in Sultanate of Oman

    Sahar El Shourbagi, sultan Qaboos University, Oman

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 232–238

    Actually, technology is more and more used among education area. In Middle East, research on technology in relation to disability is rare. This research aimed to investigate the perspective of... More

    pp. 232-238

  10. The Making of wRiteFormula: Issues and Considerations for a Chemistry Nomenclature app

    Chee Hing Thong & Pei Xian Chia, Ministry of Education, Singapore; Zachary Kang, Raffles Instittution, Singapore

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 215–221

    Chemistry nomenclature rules are commonly introduced in middle school chemistry courses, where beginner chemistry students have to grapple with abstract concepts, and use symbols, numbers, formulae... More

    pp. 215-221

  11. Dialogue Design System to Share Information and Construct Knowledge

    Paivi Aarreniemi-Jokipelto, HAAGA-HELIA School of Vocational Teacher Education, Finland; Yukari Makino, Faculty of Informatics, Kansai University, Japan

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 109–118

    The Dialogue Design System (DDS) facilitates the process of guided dialogue and provides all students equal opportunity to participate in a learning community. The dialogue is based on a framework ... More

    pp. 109-118

  12. What Would an Alien Eat? A Blended Learning Approach for Hands-On STEM Professional Development

    PG Schrader, MaryKay Orgill, Heather Skaza, Eshani Gandhi, Erica Marti & Schetema Nealy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States; Kristoffer Carroll, Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program, United States; Travis Olson, Daniel Gerrity, Mehmet Dulger & Danielle Nobles, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1879–1888

    An inquiry-based, integrated STEM PD was created and delivered to middle school teachers who serve traditionally underrepresented populations of students. A blended learning philosophy was... More

    pp. 1879-1888

  13. Direction for Learner-centered Programming Education

    Seongkyun Jeon & YoungJun Lee, Dept. of Computer Education, Korea National University of Education, Korea (South)

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1796–1801

    when the 2015 Revised Education Curriculum will be applied, all of the elementary and middle school students in Korea will mandatorily receive programming education. Research on effective learning ... More

    pp. 1796-1801

  14. New Literacy: Integrating Technology and Literacy Skills into Science Learning

    Hui-Yin Hsu & Shiang-Kwei Wang, New York Institute of Technology, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1776–1786

    The purpose of the study is to develop a framework to guide science teachers’ new literacy practices, and examine the impact of this approach on students’ science learning and new literacy skills. ... More

    pp. 1776-1786

  15. Appropriate Technology in STEM Education: Using a Rubric to Assess iPad Apps

    Mary Margaret Capraro, Sandra Nite, Mahati Koplara & Robert Capraro, Texas A&M University, United States; James Morgan, Sturt University, Australia; Luciana Barrosa, Texas A&M University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1719–1725

    Mathematics apps support learning by providing an adjustable learning pace, difficulty level, content-based engaging activities and at times instant feedback. This paper summarizes an attempt to... More

    pp. 1719-1725

  16. Nuclear Proliferation Awareness: The Peace Doves Case Study

    Nancy Sardone, Georgian Court University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1603–1609

    This paper reports on a study conducted with undergraduates (n=17) preparing to become elementary, middle, and high school teachers in varied domains (i.e. mathematics, history). The context was... More

    pp. 1603-1609

  17. A Comparative Analysis of Learning Factors through Online Learning and Social Learning

    Jaechoon Jo, Aeran Park & Heuiseok Lim, Korea University, Korea (South)

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1248–1253

    In this paper, a social learning platform was developed to comparative analyze factors of learning on social learning and online learning. English class also had carried out for four weeks at women... More

    pp. 1248-1253

  18. 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

  19. A model of how children construct knowledge and understanding of engineering design within robotics focused contexts

    Timothy Yuen, University of Texas at San Antonio; Jennifer Stone, Wichita State University; Don Davis, Alvaro Gomez, Adrienne Guillen, Erin Price Tiger & Melanie Boecking, University of Texas at San Antonio

    International Journal of Research Studies in Educational Technology Vol. 5, No. 1 (Nov 02, 2015)

    The use of robotics to support instruction and learning has gained increasing attention from many areas of educational research. Researchers conducted a qualitative examination of elementary and... More

  20. Gender Differences in High School Student Dispositions Toward Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Careers

    Rhonda Christensen, Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning, University of North Texas, United States; Gerald Knezek & Tandra Tyler-Wood, University of North Texas, United States

    Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 34, No. 4 (October 2015) pp. 395–408

    STEM disposition surveys were completed by 364 11th and 12th grade students attending a two-year university-based residential science and mathematics academy during fall 2012. Surveys were... More

    pp. 395-408