Archive for the ‘K-12’ Category


Impact of Multi‑media Tutorials in a Computer Science Laboratory Course … An Empirical Study

Higher education institutes of North America, Europe and far-east Asia have been leveraging the advances in ICT for quite some time. However, research based knowledge on the use of ICT in the higher education institutes of central and south-east Asia is still not readily available. The study presented in this paper explores a variant of […]

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Approximating the Practice of Mathematics Teaching: What Learning Can Web-Based, Multimedia Storyboarding Software Enable?

This paper builds on Grossman’s notion of approximations of practice as scaled-down opportunities for preservice teachers to learn to teach by doing. The authors propose the use of media rich, collaborative web-authoring tools for preservice teachers to create, complete, or edit scenarios in which they practice particular activities of teaching, such as explaining a mathematics […]


New Technologies, New Possibilities for the Arts and Multimodality in English Language Arts

This article discusses the arts, multimodality, and new technologies in English language arts. It then turns to the example of the illuminated text—a multimodal book report consisting of animated text, music, and images—to consider how art, multimodality, and technology can work together to support students’ reading of literature and inspire their creativity. Illuminated texts are […]


An interactive digital platform for preservice secondary English teachers’ reading: First iteration findings

Preservice teachers of secondary English need sustained and confident experiences of the pedagogical affordances of information and communication technologies (ICTs), to overcome the constraints perceived by their secondary teaching colleagues. They also need to rapidly develop an extensive knowledge of adolescent fiction titles for progressing the reading engagement and success of their future students. Building […]

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Effects of using mobile devices on English listening diversity and speaking for EFL elementary students

This study designed learning activities supported by a mobile learning system for students to develop listening and speaking skills in English as a foreign language (EFL). How students perceive learning activities and a mobile learning system were examined in this study. Additionally, how different practices relate to students’ language proficiency was also explored. It was […]


6 apps to build algebra skills

Many students begin school with a love of math, but stumble when they reach algebra. With the increasing prevalence of mobile learning, though, on-demand apps and resources can help students stay on top of their algebra lessons. eSchool News Full Article

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Pilot Program of Online Learning in Three Small High Schools: Considerations of Learning Styles

 This case study was conducted in three schools in Maine, United States. The goal of this qualitative research was two-fold: to describe the process used by a small educational consortium as it initiated formal online education, and to view this experience through the lens of students’ preferred learning styles. The United States does not have […]


Using a learning management system to personalise learning for primary school students

This paper reports on one aspect of a descriptive multiple-case study which set out to explore the role of a learning management system (LMS) in personalising learning for students from the perspective of three teachers in one primary school in New Zealand. The intention was to provide insight into the role the LMS could play […]


Training Online Teachers Through A Badge Driven Course

Georgia Virtual School (GaVS) is a supplemental program of the Georgia Department of Education serving students in grades 6-12. During the 2013-2014 school year, more than 23,000 students enrolled in GaVS courses. eLearn Magazine Full Article  


Adaptive Testing Shaping Instruction

At the Waukesha STEM Academy-Saratoga Campus, students can find themselves taking adaptive tests once a day, or once a month, depending on the subject matter and how quickly they work through the curriculum. But the Wisconsin charter school found the customized assessments that adjust the level of difficulty based on the responses of the test-taker […]