Impact of Multimedia Technology Integrated Instruction on Students’ Learning Satisfaction in Bhutanese Classroom
Virtual Laboratory to Conduct Slip Test of Synchronous Machine
The Flipped Classroom Model: Effects on Students’ Reading Comprehension in English
The Effect of Gaining the Unit of Systems in Our Body by Using Virtual Reality Technology on Student Success
Confronting Challenges of School-Based Management in a Developing Country
A Study Of Health Education And Its Needs For Elementary School Students
Case Study of Inclusive Education Programme: Basis for Proactive and Life Skills Inclusive Education
Exploring the Effects of Web 2.0 Technology on Individual and Collaborative Learning Performance in Relation to Self-regulation of Learners
Locus of Control in School Students and its Relationship with Academic Achievement
Spatial Distribution of Government Primary and Secondary Schools and the Free and Compulsory Education Policy in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Some Quality Considerations in the Design and Implementation of Learning Objects
The Ideology of Innovation Education and its Emergence as a New subject in Compulsory Schools
A Blended Learning Route To Improving Innovation Education in Europe
BSCW As A Managed Learning Environment For International In-Service Teacher Education.
Encouraging innovativeness through Computer-Assisted Collaborative Learning
Self-efficacy beliefs have proven to be an important influence on an individual's learning success. Badging is increasingly an element of innovative technologies for educational computing such as MOOCs, adaptive learning systems, smart learning environments, game-based learning, and gamification, among others. However, there is not strong evidence that a theoretical grounding drove the implementation of badging. In this paper, the authors provide self-efficacy as a rationale for implementing badges. The rationale includes a summary of learner self-efficacy, a description of current applications of badging, and potential applications and impacts of using badging for learning to enhance learner self-efficacy. Suggestions for further study are made and potential implications are discussed for the use of badges on learner self-efficacy in an educational context.
Many academics argue that 'we don't grow into creativity we grow out of it, or rather we get educated out of it.' This research work investigates the notion that the education system is to blame for a loss of creativity in adults. As a result of the attempts to stifle creativity in schools, subjects including Design and Technology (D&T) face challenges in today's curriculum. Although the D&T subject is highly regarded and celebrated by many, helped by successful names such as the designer Dyson, it still suffers a bit of an image problem. Interviews have been carried out with both teachers and students to identify how and why the subject is being affected. With numerous factors working against DT; finance, the government, universities, tradition and more, it is not surprising that the subject fails to attract the interest levels it deserves. However, increasingly design should attract a greater awareness may reserve, in response to a shift towards a Britain that needs to be acknowledged for design and innovation.
Integrating technology in the science classroom can help support many teaching goals. However, research indicates that teachers need confidence in using technology to effectively integrate it into classrooms. The purpose of this study was to describe high school science teachers' confidence with integrating various forms of technology into their classrooms, and how that confidence varies by teaching discipline, gender, age, and teaching experience. This quantitative descriptive study used a four-point Likert scale survey to collect self-reported confidence data from 40 practicing high school science teachers in the Midwest region of the United States. Overall, 100% of the science teachers reported confidence in using the internet, and 90% or more reported confidence with computers, email, and powerpoint. Interestingly, these findings indicate that physics teachers reported lower confidence in using several types of technology compared to teachers of other disciplines. The author also found that males tended to report higher confidence in their use of technology than females did. While this study provides information for professional development opportunities that focus on improving confidence in classroom technology use by addressing skills and motivation for science teachers, we should note that the sample sizes were low and additional investigation is warranted. This research also leads to new questions about whether confidence translates to higher levels of technological use in the classroom.
Turkey has recently embarked on a country wide endeavor of integrating technology into compulsory educational system with a 2.5 billion-dollar project called FATIH. The project consists of multiple intertwined stages, including hardware installation, equipment supply, software and content development as well as teacher training. These diverse and ambitious objectives make FATIH project a rare macro project with various insights and lessons for international educational arena and academia. The major objective of the project is also unique for the CALL literature: Providing equal opportunities for students during twelve years of compulsory education in state schools by means of educational technologies. The present study focuses on English language teaching context and amendments peculiar to English language students. The data were collected from 1,600 students with a survey questionnaire. The investigation focused on the perceptions about the project tools and materials as well as ICT related competencies of English language students. The results revealed that although there is a positive perception toward the innovations of the projects, there is still a long way to go in terms of full adoption of the ICT as a means of learning and development.
This paper aims to develop and standardize the emotional maturity of high school teachers scale. Emotional maturity is a process in which the personality is continuously striving for greater sense of emotional health, both intra-physically and intra-personally. If teachers are emotionally mature which means if they have the ability to realize the psychological knowledge and utilize it, they will be able to help students at right time by checking their problems as they start advancing. Teachers should teach children to develop emotional maturity, but in order to do this they must have a similar characteristic in themselves. The steps followed for its construction and standardization are (i) Ensuring purpose and usefulness of items, (ii) Structuring the tool, (iii) Pilot study and item analysis, (iv) Validity, (v) Reliability, (vi) Final draft of the tool. The researcher developed the preliminary version of AVSEM Scale (104 items) with simple, clear, and concise statements for better understanding both in Tamil and English versions. The validity for each item was tested. Thus the final AVSEM Scale consists of 60 items. This scale was aimed at covering the knowledge and conceptions of high school teachers about the emotional maturity. This tool will help to the Emotional Maturity of high school teachers.