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University of Georgia
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 1064–1071
In this article we discuss the design and development of a print and web-based guide focused on Open Educational Resources (OER). The ability to "remix" is often touted as one of the most important affordances of open resources. But remixing is...
AACE Journal Vol. 14, No. 3 (2006) pp. 235–256
** Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2004 ** No other information and communication technology has swept the globe with greater speed than the Internet, having the potential to promote vast social, economic, and political transformations. As new...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 4497–4504
No other information and communication technology has swept the globe with greater speed than the Internet, having the potential to promote vast social, economic, and political transformations. As new technologies become available the pattern of...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 374–377
A new model for the teaching and learning of history is presented. Using a collaborative, web-based tool, students actively construct an understanding of history by creating associative models of historical items (people, places, and events). This...
Topics: Social Studies
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb 14, 2013) pp. 126–144
Remix is touted as one of the most important practices within the field of open educational resources (OER). But remixing is still not mainstream practice in education and the barriers and limitations to remix are not well known. In this article we...
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 35, No. 1 (2007) pp. 31–43
The time it takes to teach and take classes has been the subject of much speculation, but no accurate standard exists to measure the amount of time instructors and students dedicate to courses. The most common measure of workload has been the credit ...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 2625–2631
The present study analyzes the effectiveness of an online tutorial created to support faculty in creating online CGI/HTML forms for the first time. Research has demonstrated that users tend to ignore documentation, even when it is necessary to...
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 17, No. 3 (May 16, 2016)
We present an analysis of 50 repositories for educational content conducted through an "audit system" that helped us classify these repositories, their software systems, promoters, and how they communicated their licensing practices. We randomly...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 11, No. 4 (2008) pp. 29–40
The role of educational technologies in improving educational practices and outcomes has been criticized as over-hyped and insignificant. With few exceptions, the state of education has changed less than expected as a result of tools such as...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 2032–2034
The paper presents the specifications and the development of the World Almanac of Educational Technologies (WAET) and the structure of its chapters. WAET is an initiative that intends to provide case-based reports on the domain of educational...
Topics: Educational Technology
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 2237–2240
The teaching and learning of science has been changed by a push towards inquiry-based pedagogies. The process of inquiry is flexible and can be adapted to the study of any scientific topic. The use of computer models as aids has been an especially...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 2007–2012
How can the potential for global communication be tapped to enhance learning and give voice to less affluent populations? The context for the research is a cooperative grant project funded by a FIPSE-CAPES/US-Brazil entitled: "Changing perspectives: ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1733–1735
In this session, we will show the first 10 chapters of this book. Obviously, the goal will be to have all 200+ countries included in the book. The purpose of the book along with recruiting individuals to contribute additional chapters will be the...
Topics: Educational Technology
Real Time in the Virtual Classroom: A Case Study of Student Time Use and Behaviors in an Online Classroom
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 1475–1478
Characteristics of online environments such as flexible delivery appeal to a growing number of students. The time it takes to teach and take online classes has been the subject of much speculation. The present study investigates the time commitment...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 4026–4033
In an earlier article, Amiel, Squires and Orey (2009) described four strategies for handling the inherent cultural content of learning objects or open-educational resources. In this paper, we use images from educational materials and discuss how the ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 1946–1952
Research has found the creation of communities of learners is a valid technique in scaffolding student learning in online environments. This paper details a study of community building in a graduate education course. Utilizing communities of...
Practices, Successes, and Barriers in the Integration of Computer Laboratory Students Monitors in Public Schools: An Evaluation
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 2013–2019
This article evaluates the Aluno Monitor (AM) project in Bauru, interior of São Paulo, where students from public schools become assistants to teachers within their school's computer room. The AM project has assisted with keeping the computer rooms...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1736–1738
In an international project, funded by FIPSE and CAPES, two US universities and two Brazilian universities have re-envisioned the way future teachers may embrace multiculturalism. Of the many developments in education, two of the most vital forces...
Which Way for Which Teacher? Comparing Two Graduate Courses That Teach Technology Integration to Teachers
Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Meeting 2004 (October 2005)
This brief paper describes a comparison of two different courses, both of which have been approved by the state of Georgia's Professional Standards Commission (PSC). These courses fulfill the PSC requirement that all teachers be competent with...
A Model for Service-Learning for Technology Integration: Implications for Schools and Colleges of Education
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 1807–1812
This paper presents a model for fostering service projects between undergraduate students and k-12 teachers. The model was derived from a case study conducted in Brazil as part of a larger international program on service-learning . Data were taken...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 48–57
An increasing number of projects around the world are focused on delivering laptops to children in school environments. This paper presents a unique approach to the integration of XO laptops from the OLPC foundation to the school environment based...
Flexible Delivery and the Working Teacher: Case Studies in Technology Integration Graduate Education
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 574–581
This paper presents four case studies of students who are in a new masters/specialist degree program in the Department of Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia. The degree program is designed for technology coordinators, but some of...
Can you Help Me? Students as Catalysts for Teacher Exploration of Computing in Public School Programs
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1696–1701
The use of computing in education has been promoted around the globe as way to close digital gaps, promote new pedagogies, and create a better prepared workforce. The Brazilian government has embraced these goals, as evidenced by the amount of funds ...
The Open University System of Brazil: A Study of Learner Support Facilities in the Northern, North-Eastern and Southern Regions
Policy Futures in Education Vol. 12, No. 2 (2014) pp. 220–228
Since June 2011, research on the Open University System of Brazil's (UAB's) official evaluation processes relating to learner support facilities has been carried out by the Teachers' Training, New Information, Communication and...
What are the Cultural Artifacts for Two Localization Strategies for Open Educational Resources: LOCA and n-Culture
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 2275–2278
In this panel presentation, we will examine some web-based media (images, videos, animations, games) used in Open Educational Resources for learning and discuss how those materials would be received by learners from different cultures. The panel...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 1813–1815
This paper discusses a four-year collaborative project between Brazil and the United States. Over thirty undergraduate students were exchanged between four institutions to participate in service-learning projects in schools. Teachers and...
Blakely Tsurusaki; Tel Amiel; Benjamin Deaton; Cynthia Minchew; Art Recesso; James Scott Shaw; Norm Thomson; Lynn Bryan; Kenneth Hay
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 1199–1201
Two ongoing virtual reality modeling projects at the Learning and Performance Support Laboratory (LPSL) are presented. The Virtual Solar System (VSS) and the Virtual Gorilla (VGOR) projects emphasize teaching and learning through a new pedagogical...