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  1. Gamification Increases Scores of Underperforming Students in Cell Biology

    Donald Slish, Department of Biological Sciences, SUNY Plattsburgh, United States; Micael Nash, Department of Psychology, SUNY Plattsburgh, United States; Joshua Premo, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 870–876

    In this study students in an undergraduate cell biology class were offered the opportunity to reinforce information learned in lecture and from a textbook through the use of a computer game that... More

    pp. 870-876

  2. 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

  3. Exploring the use of ICTs in learning and disseminating livestock husbandry knowledge to urban and peri-urban communities in Tanzania

    Consolata Angello, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

    International Journal of Education and Development using ICT Vol. 11, No. 2 (Aug 31, 2015)

    This paper discusses the importance of various Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in learning and disseminating relevant information on livestock husbandry in Tanzania. The paper is ... More

  4. 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

  5. A Case Study in Corporate E-Learning

    Amy Wong, GlobalNxt University, Kuala Lumpur; Karin Sixl-Daniell, MCI University of Applied Sciences, Innsbruck

    International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC) Vol. 8, No. 1 (Mar 09, 2015) pp. 52–53

    This case study introduces a corporate e-learning initiative in an India-based multinational company in the IT sector. The company provides consulting, enterprise, and telecom solutions across... More

    pp. 52-53

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  6. Open and Distance Learning (ODL): A Strategy of Development through its Potential Role in Improving Science &Technology Knowledge

    Bharat Fozdar, SCHOOL OF SCIENCES INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY (IGNOU)

    International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 10, No. 2 (Mar 22, 2015) pp. 9–16

    Open and distance learning is now seen as a legitimate means through which an effective science and technology education can be disseminated. There are many factors which support this argument.... More

    pp. 9-16

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  7. 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

  8. The Word Cloud Illustration of the Cognitive Structures of Teacher Candidates about Teaching Concept

    Nuray Zan, University of Karatekin(Turkey), Turkey; Burcu Zan, Çankırı Karatekin U, Turkey

    Global Learn 2015 (April 2015) pp. 158–166

    Graduates of Arts and Sciences Faculties attend Pedagogical Formation Certificate Programme as Pedagogical Formation Education is a necessity to be a teacher. This study was conducted for searching... More

    pp. 158-166

  9. Cybersafari: The effects of inquiry and information apps on visitor learning and satisfaction at zoos

    Marybeth Green, April Conkey & Linda Challoo, Texas A&M Kingsville, United States

    Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 26, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 147–168

    Educating the public about wildlife and conservation has long been a core component of many zoos’ mission statements (Patrick, Matthews, Ayers, & Tunnicliffe, 2007). However, research has... More

    pp. 147-168

  10. Implementing blended learning programmes requires teachers developing blended learning courses to be trained

    Nanda van der Stap & Stephanie Edwards, University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 3468–3474

    This paper discusses how Blended Learning can be implemented at the teacher trainer college of the University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands. To ensure quality blended learning... More

    pp. 3468-3474

  11. 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

  12. Science Flow with the Student Thinking Lens

    Teresa LeSage-Clements & Moira Baldwin, UH-Victoria, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2822–2827

    This paper explores how educators can motivate students to learn science concepts and knowledge with greater understanding by bundling virtual resources and gaming that promotes self-determination ... More

    pp. 2822-2827

  13. Analysis of Multimedia Enhanced PBL in Nanotechnology: An Exercise using Selected Learning Sciences Interest Areas

    David Kumar, Florida Atlantic University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2817–2821

    As an educational exercise, an analysis of multimedia enhanced problem-based learning (PBL) in nanotechnology using selected learning sciences interest areas (SLSIA) adapted from the International ... More

    pp. 2817-2821

  14. Creating conditions for dialogue and inclusion of diverse epistemologies in distance education; ICT as a tool for fostering new and innovative teaching methods

    Ellen Carm, Johannesen Monica & Øgrim Leikny, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2226–2238

    The NORHED project, “Enhancing access, quality and sustainability of teacher training, professional development of teachers using ICTs and distance delivery mode” (QUANTICT), aims at developing... More

    pp. 2226-2238

  15. Building and implementing courses for the future

    Hans van Bergen & Pitrik Koerts, Hogeschool Utrecht (Utrecht University of Applied Sciences), Netherlands

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) p. 1408

    In this years presentation we will show you how easy teachers can build their courses themselves using HUbl, the learning environment of Utrecht University of Applied Sciences. Educational... More

    p. 1408

  16. Effects of Multimedia Video in Learning Human Anatomy

    AZ Bashet & Claire Kirchhoff, UNT Health Science Center, United States; Adriana D'Alba, University of North Texas, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 871–876

    One of the major problems in health science education is to understand, comprehend, analyze, apply, and evaluate complex concepts of basic biological sciences such as histology, physiology, anatomy... More

    pp. 871-876

  17. The transition of teaching - applying blended learning as a means of enriching the pedagogy and methodology of today’s teaching through the use of our e-book on Blended Learning.

    Peter Borgman, Roeland Breukelman & Jan van Stormbroek, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 177–186

    Windesheim University believes Blended Learning implies a number of methodological and pedagogical ideas through which the quality of teaching can be improved. In order to support all lecturers in ... More

    pp. 177-186

  18. Using Videos in WHSC Library eLearning Projects

    Gonghua Liu, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, Emory University, United States; Sandra Franklin, Kimberly Powell & Mia White, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014)

    Innovative use of media is one of the key factors to facilitate learning. The eLearning products, created by WHSC Library informationists and the media developer, are typically rich in media use.... More

  19. How teacher education institutions cope with challenges of teaching and learning in the digital age

    Joke Voogt, University of Amsterdam/ Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands; Maurice Schols, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands; Jeroen Bottema, Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands; Hans van Bergen & Nanda van der Stap, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands; Anna Tomson, Michael Nieweg, Jan-Willem Doornenbal & Bas Bakker, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands; Anneke Smits, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands; Ann Thompson, Iowa State University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 2821–2823

    The assumption underlying the symposium is that teacher education institutions have a dual challenge. At the one hand they need to prepare pre-service students for teaching and facilitating... More

    pp. 2821-2823

  20. Developing an Open Online Course for Teachers and Student Teachers: An Analysis

    Louise Mifsud, Tonje Hilde Giæver, Vibeke Bjarnø, Eli Gjølstad & Irene Beyer-Log, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 2167–2173

    In this paper, we describe and analyze the process of developing an open and flexible online course for teachers and student teachers. The aim of the course is to increase as well as formalize... More

    pp. 2167-2173