Archive for the ‘Teaching’ Category

Middle School Students’ Mathematics Knowledge Retention: Online or Face-to-Face Environments

Educators seek to develop students’ mathematical knowledge retention to increase student efficacy in follow-on classwork, improvement of test scores, attainment of standards, and preparation for careers. Interactive visuals, feedback during problem solving, and incorporation of higher-order thinking skills are known to increase retention, but a comparison of online and face-to-face learning regarding knowledge retention has […]

Evaluating the use of Toondoo for Collaborative E-Learning of Selected Pre-Service Teachers

With the growing reliance on information technology, new trends were marshaled in the field of education to produce graduates endowed with 21st century skills. It is unequivocal that collaborative e-learning encourages teachers to innovate for the enhancement of students’ learning. In furtherance of the ongoing teaching-learning upgrades, this study aimed to evaluate the use of […]

Professor: My biggest problem with online teaching

Why it is critical for online instructors to acknowledge their assumptions and start each student with a clean slate in the online classroom. eCampus News

Open Teaching: a New Way on E-learning?

Open Teaching is currently considered an ambiguous and polysemic concept but has nevertheless become a growing global trend in ICT-based education. To identify key issues on the subject, this article presents a study on Open teaching that combines meta-synthesis and content analysis of research published over the last twenty years in major peer-reviewed databases. Six main analytical categories […]

Higher Education Lecturers’ Lived Experience of Going Public in MOOCs

Academics in higher education are used to having their research publications reviewed and openly scrutinized. Teaching in higher education has traditionally been an individual academic’s activity that has taken place in a closed classroom. However, the introduction of open education, particularly massive open online courses (MOOCs) has challenged this. In MOOCs, lectures are recorded and […]

Lecture-recording technology in higher education: Exploring lecturer and student views across the disciplines

This paper presents findings of an institutional case study investigating how students and lecturers experienced a new opt-out, fully integrated lecture-recording system which enabled audio and presentation screen capture. The study’s focus is on how ‘traditional’ students (generally characterised as young, enrolled full-time and attending classes on campus) engaged with lecture-recording and how lecturers’ experiences […]

Beyond Being There: Practices that Establish Presence, Engage Students and Influence Intellectual Curiosity in a Structured Online Learning Environment

To fully understand teaching presence and its implications for the intellectual climate of an online classroom it is necessary to explore the phenomenon from the perspective of the instructors who experience it. Informed by the theoretical perspective of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) model, the actions, intentions and perceptions of instructors were investigated through a […]

How student teachers engage in blogging international experience in wikispaces? (Full Text in Spanish)

80 student teachers of three universities (from Australia, Chile and England) lived a collaborative working in international virtual group using wikispaces, divided in 17 groups conformed by two students from each university. They resolved the question: what is an effective learning environment for students in our contemporary world? Given five dot points agreed by all […]

Access Is Not Enough: A Collaborative Autoethnographic Study of Affordances and Challenges of Teacher Educators’ iPad Integration in Elementary Education Methods Courses

Research indicates that preservice teachers’ understandings of how to integrate technology into their classrooms are dependent upon experience in their university methods courses and in their field placements. These findings place a new responsibility on teacher educators for modeling effective integration of technology into methods courses. This study focused on teacher educators’ integration of technology […]

The New, New Education

Cathy Davidson’s new book is a manifesto on teaching students — and institutions — how to survive and thrive in the digital age. Inside Higher Ed