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  1. Using inquiry-based Geographic Information System Modules for Addressing NGSS Standards: The GRACE Program

    David Anderson & Yichun Xie, Eastern Michigan University, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 114–123

    The GRACE Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is developing a large set of Geographic Information System (GIS) interdisciplinary learning activities for middle and high school... More

    pp. 114-123

  2. The LMS versus Social Media: A Case Study Examining the use of Learning Technologies by Brazilian Teachers on a Finnish Teacher Education Program.

    Mark Curcher, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 318–324

    Abstract: To meet the international demand for Finnish teacher education, Tampere University of Applied Sciences has implemented an online teacher education program since 2011. The program is... More

    pp. 318-324

  3. NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition

    Larry Johnson, Samantha Adams Becker, Victoria Estrada & Alex Freeman, New Media Consortium, United States

    (Aug 18, 2015) pp. 1–54

    What is on the five-year horizon for academic and research libraries worldwide? Which trends and technologies will drive change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to... More

    pp. 1-54

  4. Temoa: An Open Educational Resources Portal to seek, investigate and inquire

    Marcela Gmez Zermeo & Lorena Alemn de la Garza, Tecnolgico de Monterrey

    Open Praxis Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jul 30, 2015) pp. 211–226

    Temoa is a distributor of knowledge that provides a multilingual public catalog of collections of Open Educational Resources (OER). Temoa seeks to support the educational community to find the... More

    pp. 211-226

  5. Professionalizing the Role of Peer Leaders in STEM

    Bethany Bowling, Northern Kentucky University

    Journal of STEM Education Vol. 16, No. 2 (Jul 17, 2015)

    Efforts to improve retention in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors frequently utilize peer mentors and/or leaders. At Authors’ University, the STEM Ambassador (SA)... More

  6. Virtual worlds and social and educational inclusion: case study at Secondary Education Institute Cal Gravat

    Linda Castaeda Quintero & Mara Romn Garca, University of Murcia, Educational Technology Research Group, Spain; Ramn Barlam Aspasch, Cal Gravat Secondary Education Institute, Spain

    Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research (NAER Journal) Vol. 4, No. 2 (Jul 15, 2015) pp. 91–98

    This article presents a case study with the goal of becoming familiar with and understanding the incorporation of one virtual learning world –Espurnik- in a curricular diversification classroom... More

    pp. 91-98

  7. Social capital from online discussion forums: Differences between online and blended modes of delivery

    Charles Carceller, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong; Shane Dawson, Learning and Teaching Unit, University of South Australia; Lori Lockyer, School of Education, Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University

    Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 31, No. 2 (Jun 22, 2015)

    This study explored the concept of social capital in higher education contexts by investigating student discussion forum activity and academic performance. To address these aims online discussion... More

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  8. Preservice Teachers’ Social Networking Use, Concerns, and Educational Possibilities: Trends from 2008-2012

    Joan E. Hughes, Yujung Ko, Mihyun Lim & Sa Liu, The University of Texas at Austin, United States

    Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 23, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 185–212

    This four-year, cross-sectional study, situated in one U.S. university, investigated 206 preservice teachers’ use of social network services (SNS) in teacher preparation and their disposition... More

    pp. 185-212

  9. Enhancing Children’s Outdoor Learning Experiences with a Mobile Application

    Jenni Rikala, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

    Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 24, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 139–159

    ** Invited as a paper from EdMedia 2014 ** This paper examines how a mobile learning application can enhance children’s outdoor learning experiences. The study draws upon empirical evidence... More

    pp. 139-159

  10. Guaranteed, something to do

    Helena Tirronen & Fanny Niemi-Junkola, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland

    Global Learn 2015 (April 2015) pp. 553–558

    The objective of the Youth Guarantee is to help young people gain access to education and employment. Its successful execution requires co-operation amongst national and municipal authorities, the ... More

    pp. 553-558

  11. Key skills for co-learning and co-inquiry in two open platforms: a massive portal (EDUCARED) and a personal environment (weSPOT)

    Alexandra Okada, The Open University UK; Antonio Serra, Universidade Estadual do Maranhao; Silvar Ribeiro & Sonia Pinto, Universidade do Estado da Bahia

    Open Praxis Vol. 7, No. 1 (Feb 13, 2015) pp. 83–102

    This paper presents a qualitative investigation on key skills for co-learning and co-inquiry in the digital age. The method applied was cyber-ethnography with asynchronous observation (forum and... More

    pp. 83-102

  12. Eduonto: an ontology for Educational Assessment

    Antonio Marzano & Achille Notti, UNIVERSITY OF SALERNO

    Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society Vol. 11, No. 1 (Jan 29, 2015)

    The search for possible applications in the field of Education, by means of domain specific ontologies on the issues of assessment of learning (assessment) and system (evaluation), has been... More

  13. Teachers’ beliefs about diversity: an analysis from a personal and professional perspective

    Esther Chiner Sanz, Mara Cardona Molt & Jos Gmez Puerta, Universidad de Alicante

    Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research (NAER Journal) Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jan 15, 2015) pp. 18–23

    The purpose of this study was to examine the beliefs that teachers have about diversity and their level of sensitivity towards some topics related to it. Moreover, beliefs were compared according... More

    pp. 18-23

  14. Enhancing learning with the social media: student teachers’ perceptions on Twitter in a debate activity

    Gemma Tur & Victoria Marn, University of the Balearic Islands

    Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research (NAER Journal) Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jan 15, 2015) pp. 46–53

    This paper presents research focused on the educational experience of students using the microblogging platform Twitter for debate activities in three groups in different teacher education... More

    pp. 46-53

  15. Alfabetizacin meditica a travs de la fotografa y la participacin. Una aproximacin conceptual

    Angel Rabadn, Huelva University

    Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research (NAER Journal) Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jan 15, 2015) pp. 32–39

    Estamos viviendo procesos de masificacin social que oprimen nuestra identidad y nuestra especificidad como grupo humano. Sin embargo existen herramientas, cada vez ms presentes, entre... More

    pp. 32-39

  16. Views of Social Science Teachers and Preservice Teachers on their TPACK Perceptions

    Ozkan Akman, Cemal Guven, S. Ahmet Kiray & Ismail Celik, Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 3032–3039

    The purpose of this study is to analyze the perceptions of the social science teachers and teacher candidates related to technological, pedagogical and convent knowledge. In accordance with this... More

    pp. 3032-3039

  17. Around the World: A Showcase Examining Efforts to Internationalize Finnish Vocational Higher Education.

    Julia Sergeeva, Mark Curcher & Essi Kannelkoski, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2014 (Oct 20, 2014) p. 1803

    The Finnish education system continues to receive attention due to its ranking in various international measures. As a result the Finnish Government has established initiatives to promote Finnish... More

    p. 1803

  18. Social Flow: Social Media Signage for Academic Community

    Antti Syvänen & Mikko Vuorinen, University of Tampere, Finland

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 915–920

    This paper presents the Social Flow social media signage application developed from earlier Social Stream OS application. Social Flow is for School of Information Sciences, University of Tampere... More

    pp. 915-920

  19. Integrating Social Media into Vocational Teacher Education in Finland

    Maija Kärnä, Pirjo Jaakkola & Päivi Lehtonen, Tampere University of Applied Sciences School of Vocational Teacher Education, Finland

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 494–499

    The increased need to use ICT and social media in education has been recognized in the teacher training at Tampere University of Applied Sciences School of Vocational Teacher Education (TAOKK). ... More

    pp. 494-499

  20. Analyzing Reference Activities: The Affordable Solution

    Virginia Witucke & C J. Schumaker

    RQ Vol. 31, No. 1 (1991) pp. 58–69

    Describes a project developed at the Northern Virginia office of Central Michigan University (CMU) to analyze reference questions received at an off-campus library services program for graduate... More

    pp. 58-69

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