Archive for the ‘K-12’ Category

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Making an Impact With Self-Service Video Recording

Penn State’s One Button Studio has changed the meaning of “video literacy,” giving students and instructors the tools to create professional-looking videos without technical assistance. Campus Technology

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Refining the definition of information literacy: the experience of contextual knowledge creation

A recently-conducted phenomenographic research study described six ways of experiencing information literacy (IL) in nursing practice. These findings and a re-interpretation of those of several other studies into IL experience, appear to show that such experience is always focused on context-specific knowledge creation. This suggests that those definitions of IL which focus on information gathering […]

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Designing, producing and exemplifying videos to support reflection and metacognition for in-service teachers training

In this paper we document a six-phase video production process designed to support teachers’ continuous professional development in three disciplinary areas: scientific, linguistic-literary and foreign languages areas. This production has been carried out within the NOP1 – National Operational Programme funded by European structural funds and conducted by INDIRE between 2007 and 2014.The originality of […]

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Zaption: A Platform to Support Teaching, and Learning about Teaching, with Video

Digital video has exploded on the web, and many assume it will play a major role in education in the future. Just watching a video, however, does not necessarily lead to learning. Realizing the potential of video for learning will require new technologies that make video interactive, engage learners, and enable video to be embedded […]

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Guiding young children’s internet use at home: Problems that parents experience in their parental mediation and the need for parenting support

Using an online questionnaire among 785 parents (children 0-7 years) in the Netherlands we investigated a) whether parents experience problems when guiding children’s digital media usage, b) whether they feel competent in dealing with these problems, c) whether they need parenting support, and d) how these problems, competences and need for support are related to […]

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Beyond Active Learning: Transformation of the Learning Space

The next generation of learning spaces will take all the characteristics of an active learning environment—flexibility, collaboration, team-based, project-based—and add the capability of creating and making. EDUCAUSE

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Using NetLogo as a tool to encourage scientific thinking across disciplines

In this article we discuss the possible uses of NetLogo as an educational tool for High School and early-years undergraduate students. The paper is geared towards teachers from all disciplines that require students to problem solve, be quantitative and logical but want a project orientated platform to build or reinforce knowledge. The goal is to […]

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Student Tech Use at Home Is Tricky Balancing Act

Expanding educational and social priorities often seen at odds Education Week 

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Impact of an open online course on the connectivist behaviours of Alaska teachers

In this article we will describe a continuum of development towards knowledge generation and networked learning which emerges as practising teachers participate in a connectivist experience offered through an open online class (OOC) learning design. We believe that this design offers an opportunity to provide authentic professional development and collaboration particularly for those teachers in […]

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Bilingual Facebook Users’ Cognitive Writing Processes

This study seeks to explore the cognitive processes involved as bilinguals wrote English and Spanish Facebook status updates. Three phases of data collection were employed: individual interviews, examination of participants’ Facebook status updates and a group interview. The findings suggested that regardless of the language in which participants wrote, they made a series of decisions […]