What have we learned from research on new literacies?

Knobel, M., & Lankshear, C. (2014). Studying new literacies. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 57(9), 1-5.   This article takes a look at new literacies and what we have learned from research. The authors focus is on new literacies that have shifted the paradigm and differ from conventional literacies. These differences are explored in two … Continue reading What have we learned from research on new literacies?

Developing TPACK through online professional development on teaching Math/Science with spreadsheets

Niess, M., van Zee, E., & Gillow-Wiles, H. (2011). Knowledge growth in teaching mathematics/science with spreadsheets: Moving PCK to TPACK through online professional development. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 27(2), 42–52.   This interpretive study involved an online course preparing teachers to integrate dynamic spreadsheets into their elementary and middle school math and science classrooms. The … Continue reading Developing TPACK through online professional development on teaching Math/Science with spreadsheets

Interactive Video in E-Learning

Zhang, D., Zhou, L., Briggs, R.O., & Nunamaker Jr., J.F. (2006). Instructional video in e-learning: Assessing the impact of interactive video on learning effectiveness. Information & Management, 43, 15-27.   This empirical study focuses on the effects of interactive video in an e-learning environment on both learner outcome and learner satisfaction when compared with e-learning environments … Continue reading Interactive Video in E-Learning

Video Podcasts in Education

Kay, R. H. (2012). Exploring the use of video podcasts in education: A comprehensive review of the literature. Computers in Human Behavior, 28, 820-831.   This 2012 article is a review of 53 research articles from 2002 to 2011 on the role of video podcasts in education. It offers a complete breakdown of various types of video … Continue reading Video Podcasts in Education

Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) in a Hypermedia Environment

Azevedo, R., Moos, D., Witherspoon, A., & Chauncey, A. (2010). Measuring cognitive and metacognitive regulatory processes used during hypermedia learning: Issues and challenges. Educational Psychologist, 45, 210-22.   This article explores self-regulated learning (SRL) with hypermedia environments as an event that can be detected, traced, and modeled in order to better understand the cognitive processes involved in SRL. … Continue reading Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) in a Hypermedia Environment

Qualitative vs Quantitative Research in Technology Education

Hoepfl, M.C. (1997). Choosing Qualitative Research: A Primer for Technology Education Researchers. Journal of Technology Education,9(1), 47-63.   This article presents an overview of qualitative methodologies with a comparison to quantitative methodologies, particularly in the field of technology education. Various strategies for design, data collection, and sampling are introduced. Attention is given to analyzing qualitative data … Continue reading Qualitative vs Quantitative Research in Technology Education

The Influence of Media on Learning

Kozma, R.B. (1994). Will Media Influence Learning? Reframing the Debate. Educational Technology Research and Development,42(2), 7-19. Robert B. Kozma offers a strong rebuttal to Richard E. Clark’s argument that media will never influence learning. Two learning environments, ThinkerTools and the Jasper Woodbury Series, are presented in order to illustrate positive outcomes in a context involving media. … Continue reading The Influence of Media on Learning

Consequences of Educational Technology on Social Inequality

Tawfik, A. a., Reeves, T., & Stich, A. (2016). Intended and Unintended Consequences of Educational Technology on Social Inequality. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 60(6), 598-605. This article explores the issues of social inequity, in educational access and opportunity, impacted by educational technology. This impact, intentional or unintentional, is examined through research review. Technology … Continue reading Consequences of Educational Technology on Social Inequality

Rethinking Education

Collins, A., & R. Halverson (2009). Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology:         The Digital Revolution and the Schools. New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 2009. This article discusses the evolution and rethinking of education, comparing and contrasting past eras with the current model, from pedagogy to physical learning spaces. The developing role of technology … Continue reading Rethinking Education