Archive for the ‘K-12’ Category


The Internet of Everything Goes to School

Responding to student and faculty interest, more schools are introducing or boosting STEM programs that involve Internet of Everything skills and research. Cisco


Cyber-bullying in the Online Classroom: Instructor Perceptions of Aggressive Student Behavior

The advent of online learning has created the medium for cyber-bullying in the virtual classroom and also by e-mail. Bullying is usually expected in the workplace and between students in the classroom. Most recently, however, faculty members have become surprising targets of online bullying. For many, there are no established policies nor is training provided on how […]


Using Introductory Videos to Enhance ePortfolios and to Make Them Useful in the Hiring Process

This article explores whether or not there is a more effective way to develop and present portfolios to make them more meaningful and usable in the hiring process. An example of a pilot ePortfolio, with an accompanying three to four-minute introductory reflective video highlighting the pre-service teachers’ beliefs about education, was shown to 15 practicing […]


Testing the Waters: An Analysis of the Student and Parent Experience in a Secondary School’s First Blended Course Offering

In this study, the perceptions of parents (n = 14) and students (n = 47) enrolled in a blended learning course, the first of its kind at their school, were examined. Student performance in the blended and in the traditional portion of the course was examined, and the Educational Success Prediction Instrument (ESPRI) was administered […]


An Educator’s Guide to COPPA: Connecting Students to the Internet

On October 29, 2014 the Alliance for Excellent Education hosted a webinar in its Project 24 leadership series. Project 24 is a systemic planning framework around the effective use of technology and digital learning to achieve the goal of college and career readiness for all students. This webinar focused on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection […]


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 […]