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In this article from the Journal of Distance Education, the results of an interpretive study conducted among adult learners engaged in online study present an intensive look at students' interaction with online community. The study addressed the questions, what types of relationships were established within learning groups, how did students feel about their presence in this type of learning environment ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This publication, part of an 8-part series of essays originally published by The Professional & Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, addresses the topic of how goal-directed teaching and learning can be more effective and satisfying for both faculty and students. The essay discusses the following three points: make teaching goals explicit and compare them with colleagues' goals, ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This site offers the Teaching Goals Inventory (TGI) online, a self-assessment of instructional goals for college and university instructors. The purpose of the TGI is threefold: to help teachers become more aware of what they want to accomplish in individual courses; to help faculty locate classroom assessment techniques that they can adapt and use to assess how well they are achieving their teaching ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Software
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This site is part of a step-by-step process which explores the design elements of a web lesson. The aim of this essay is to make teachers aware of the considerations of learning goals that will influence the shape of their course, and to emphasize that the key to developing effective technology-based learning activities is to start with clear goals about desired outcomes. The site also provides a ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Tutorial
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This site features an excerpt from Dr. Jamie McKenzie's book, Beyond Technology: Questioning, Research and the Information Literate School Community. The featured chapter is on the use of scaffolding techniques in an electronic context to organize and support student investigation or inquiry, and how it helps keep students focused on whatever issue, problem or question is driving a research project. ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This site presents a brief definition of scaffolding and example of its usefulness in media education. Published by the Media Awareness Network, the summary was adapted from a posting to their listserv by educator Bakari Chavanu. He defines scaffolding as developing a unit of study through a set sequence of four steps, which are listed. He also provides an example of how the steps of scaffolding would ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This article recounts how students in teacher Joe Banaszynski's classes at Lance Middle School in Kenosha, Wisconsin used scaffolding to conduct a research project about the American Revolution. The article describes the step-by-step process and how using scaffolding techniques created different results than past activities and lessons about the same subject. The article also presents the definition ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This site is the homepage for the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia. It provides a multitude of resources for responding effectively to new issues in student assessment. The ideas and strategies are focused on the practical educational issues surrounding the purposes and design of student assessment and reporting, in particular the way in which assessment ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Tutorial, Ref. material, Educational portal
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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Visualizations allow students to think and learn new concepts by giving them tools once only accessible to experts. The Center for Innovative Learning Technologies (CILT) Visualization and Modeling (VisMod) theme team supports the design and use of visualizations in K-14 education. The VisMod team has centered on five visualization focus areas, disseminated visualization information through seminars ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This site provides a point and click interface to a growing archive of educational materials including animations, images and text derived from public domain Earth science data sets and environmental research conducted at the University of Washington. The Catalog also contains a tool for building custom presentations. Curricula may be designed around a particular topic by using the Presentation Tool ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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