Educational Technology

Educational Technology

  • Jiahui Wen added an answer:
    Are there any research works dealing with the identification of learning situation types in situation-aware ubiquitous learning envieonments?

    I need to work on a predefined list of situation types that are abstracted form detected u-learning context. A list is given in "Hwang, G.-J., Tsai, C.-C., & Yang, S. J. H. (2008). Criteria, Strategies and Research Issues of Context-Aware Ubiquitous Learning. Educational Technology & Society, 11 (2), 81-91".

    I need to know if there is any other work specially if it links between the identified situations and the identification rules (containing context informations pieces' values for the identified situations).

    My greetings!

    Jiahui Wen · University of Queensland

    Dear Raoudha Souabni,

    The following papers may be helpful to you.

    Is Ontology-based Activity Recognition Really Effective?

    KCAR A knowledge-driven approach for concurrent activity recognition

    A Knowledge-Driven Approach to Activity Recognition in Smart Homes

  • Lluís Albarracín added an answer:
    What is the difference between "Serious Games" and "Epistemic Games"?
    There is a significant difference between these two technological learning mediators.

    When and where should one use them?
    Lluís Albarracín · Autonomous University of Barcelona

    I agree, playing entertaintment games there are some kind of learning, no intentional. But I guess that a pedagogical plan could transform these games in serious games, because the teacher can guide students. If we talk about games that promote mathematical learning, these could be epistemological games, a subclass of serious games. 

  • Atif Masood Chaudhry added an answer:
    Is Deep Learning the learning tool of the future?
    Deep Learning, Machine Learning.
    Atif Masood Chaudhry · University of Management and Technology (Pakistan)

    Deep learning is machine’s ability to observe the patterns to pile the information to use for decision making or assessing future expected outcome. Mankind has been working on robots since long with no much break through invention. Deep learning is hot topic in research now a days and researcher are hoping to bring fruit of past hardworking in the shape of machine leaning. It is a milestone to get the most out of artificial intelligence. Now this powerful machine learning is being use in image and speech recognition along with decoding natural language processing. Many of the companies such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft have capitalized on the concept for commercial use. The goal of deep learning is to develop a self learning mechanism build on huge data sets for complex interpretations. It is not about copying the brain rather it about educating machines to sense and act contextually.

    For more information please visit my article in LinkedIn.

  • Mariela Vásquez added an answer:
    Do you know if there are any research works on scales for the assessment of basic thinking processes in children or pre-adolescents?

    This could include such items as cognitive structures, logical and strategic reasoning, developing skills.  Even educational technology related to cognitive assessment could be helpful.

    I really appreciate your time, thank you,

    Mariela Vásquez · Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil (UCSG)

    Thank you so much E. Knight, very interesting, especially BVRT, that has to do with memory.  


  • Rodrigo Vargas added an answer:
    Which is the best language or framework to introduce teenagers to programming videogames for Android?
    I'm a teacher in a High School and teach programming to kids between 15 -18 years. I want to teach them that programming can be fun and an expression media. Which language do you think is the best to make videogames for Android?
    Rodrigo Vargas · Instituto Dante Alighieri, Bariloche, Argentina

    I ve trying to teach them allegro and C++... it works pretty well, but with good students...  next is trying to teach them in python...

  • Biswajit Saha added an answer:
    Whats is your opinion regarding the future of e-Learning?

    I am interested to do a prospective analysis about the e-Learning

    Biswajit Saha · Government College of Engineering & Textile Technology

    I think in future, it will be more important because pupils will get more interest in this method. Besides more people can come under one network and I think this will be successful in future.    

  • Anneliese Sheffield added an answer:
    Do you know the qualitative researches done in the field of pre-service teacher education specifically related to practice teaching?

    I am interested in the field of qualitative research. So, please help me to suggest the qualitative researches related to pre-service teacher education.

    Anneliese Sheffield · University of North Texas

    simSchool teacher training simulation software may interest you. It's been written written about 

  • Habib Ullah Khan added an answer:
    Is anyone interested in Educational technology related research?

    To check the effects of different technologies on the learning process of students.

    Habib Ullah Khan · Qatar University

    I agree with you Emerson that learning outcomes should be main focus on any learning strategy.

  • Ewan Ingleby added an answer:
    What are good examples of educational software?

    I'm trying to put together a list of educational software applications that are more than drilling exercises or trial-and-error. So far I found only a handful, surprised by how few there seem to be! So I throw the question out there: what educational software do you know of, that has been used in regular classrooms for a specific topic? Note: I'm not looking for just technological "tools" or resources that assume a task defined by the teacher, but applications that work more or less independently for training knowledge or a skill within the curriculum (e.g. biology, history, languages, math, however math seems heavily overrepresented). Target age group 4-15, possibly up to 19 years. Some good, well-documented examples I found are Betty's brain, SimStudent and Critter Corral (for young children). Surely there must be more, e.g. for training foreign languages? I'm very grateful for tips & if possible links where one can try the software!

    Ewan Ingleby · Teesside University

    Hello- the work of Yelland and Kilderry (2010) is useful in this regard. The authors draw attention to the importance of educational technology that enables 'multidimensional' (or creative thinking) as opposed to 'unidimensional' (or the opposite of creative thinking). Perhaps it's a point that is initially obvious- like clever children learn better with clever teachers- but the reality appears to be that both of these examples (technology inducing creative thought and clever learners being situated with clever teachers) are not always occurring within educational contexts! I hope this helps.

  • Tahani Fourah added an answer:
    How to classify innovation adopters in Roger's categories (Innovators, Early Adopters, Early Majority, Late Majority, Laggards)?

    We intend to classify our academics in regarding to their adoption of Microsoft Office 365. Therefore, we selected Innovation Diffusion Theory (Rogers, E.M., The Diffusion of Innovations, 4th Edition, Free Press, New York, NY, 1995.) as a study framework. So, we would like to adopt ready-made instrument (survey) for classification. Shall anyone help me finding studies that include such instrument?

    Tahani Fourah · University of Tampere

    Thank you all for your answers.
    Really, They are helpful and fruitful. I got benefit  from your suggestions to search for measuring Innovativeness to classify adopters. Fortunately, I found Individual Innovativeness (II) Scale designed by Hurt, Joseph and Cook (1977). The purpose of this scale is to measure individuals' orientations toward change and classifying individuals according to their their level of innovativeness into Roger's five categories.
    I also found some studies that used this scale in higher education context.
    Please find the scale in the following link:

  • Michael Gessler added an answer:
    Is anyone looking into the role of educational technology and Vocational Education and Training?
    This is the subject of my research and I would be interested to know of similar research being undertaken. Mine is focussing specifically on the English Vocational Education system and how aspects of it might be replaced by an Edtech model but I am also doing fieldwork in India.
  • Silvia Schumacher added an answer:
    Are you familiar with research articles on whether using educational techonologies will enhance the learning expreience in medical field?

    Educational technologies including but not limited to the following:

    Using audience response system, distance learning- video conferencing & online learning etc. self learning modules using videos.

    Appreciate your time & help

    Silvia Schumacher · Barry University

    This article might be of interest to you.
    KEYNOTE LECTURE Preparing Healthcare Faculty for the Millennial Generation James B. McGee. University of Pittsburgh Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 15213 USA ...

  • Robert Cassen added an answer:
    When and where should we use technology for education--in the classroom, outside the classroom, or both?

    I think most of us would agree that Technology Assisted Education (TAE), including both general technology and technology specifically for educational purposes, is of immense value for students of any age in any Learning Environment (LE).  However, the attached article points out some serious impediments to learning when allowing free and open access to laptops, tablets, and smart phones in the classroom.  Should these be "banned" from classrooms?  Should technology for education be focused primarily on outside class activities--homework, research, group activities, reading, testing, and the like? 

    Robert Cassen · The London School of Economics and Political Science

    We have a chapter on ICT in the classroom, which will help to answer your question. Publication next week - see flyer attached.

    Best, RHC

  • Steve Wright added an answer:
    Can anyone recommend systematic reviews for mobile technology and education?

    I am looking for systematic review papers about mobile technology and education, especially in medical education. I am looking mostly for research papers conducted in US/Europe after 2012.

    Thank you.

    Steve Wright · Lancaster University

    I used a structured search protocal (though not a systematic review approach) in my paper exploring the research in this area. 

  • Shabana Nadeem added an answer:
    Does anyone knows the scales to measure teachers' attitude towards ICT?

    I am interested to know the scale, questionnaire for which we can measure the attitude of teachers towards the use of ICT in teaching-learning process.

    Shabana Nadeem · University of Strathclyde


    I was also trying to find such a scale for my dissertation  and found Dr. Weil's or Dr. Rosen's web sites very helpful

  • Kevin Larkin added an answer:
    What Appropriate framework can I use for re-positioning pedagogy for ICT integration in the classroom?

    I am about presenting a proposal for PhD research on rethinking ICT pedagogical integration to transcend infrastructure provisioning and minimizing adoption limitations in the classrooms.My assumption is that,the provision of ICT infrastructure does not translate to ICT adoption in the classroom.There must be effective pedagogy in the classroom if technology must yield desired  outcomes.Looking for a framework

    Kevin Larkin · Griffith University

    Hi Danbaba,

    There is a wealth of literature on the issues of implementation of ICT - you could start with the work of Rogers and his Innovation Theory. Other sources could include 

    Angeli, C. (2008). Distributed Cognition: A Framework for Understanding the Role of Computers in Classroom Teaching and Learning. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 40(3), 271-280.

    Ertmer, P. A. (1999). Addressing first- and second-order barriers to change: Strategies for technology integration. Educational Technology, Research and Development, 47(4), 47-61.

    Frank, K. A., Zhao, Y., & Borman, K. (2004). Social Capital and the Diffusion of Innovations Within Organizations: The Case of Computer Technology in Schools. Sociology of Education, 77(2), 148-172.

    Jones, T. H., & Paolucci, R. (1999). Research framework and dimensions for evaluating the effectiveness of educational technology systems on learning outcomes. Journal of Research on Computing in Education, Vol. 32(Iss. 1 ), pg. 17, 11 pgs. 

    Zhao, Y., Pugh, K., Sheldon, S., & Byers, J. (2002). Conditions for Classroom Technology Innovations. Teachers College Record, 104, 484-515. 

    Hope these help in framing your question. Cheers, Kevin.

  • Mariela Castro Kohler added an answer:
    What is the best data collection method to qualitatively analyze students perceptions' about using a new technology in the classroom?

    I am planning to conduct a qualitative research about a mobile app that I used with my students and I want to analyze their perceptions about the usefulness of this app. I have only about 10-15 students who are willing to participate in my study and am wondering what is the best data collection instrument, procedure or set of questions that I should use.

    Mariela Castro Kohler · Offenburg University of Applied Sciences

    Analysing student perceptions is a broad objective, The perceptions can be related to several issues: design and navigation issues (user-friendliness, intuitive use), quality of the content, its presentation and level, Level of engagement and desire to extend the learning process (curiosity), the outcomes of its use and application, etc. I wrote my Dissertation on the Impact of the Laptop Programme in our School and I used the Triangulation method for the Evaluation. You can check it here:

  • Aimee Whiteside added an answer:
    How can I use technology such as a tablet to help improve the reading level and comprehension skills of a student who is below grade level?

    Hello everyone, I would really like to get your expert input on this inquiry I am exploring. Please give your feedback. I am a grade three teacher with a student whose reading and comprehension  skills are way below his grade level. He however has access to a tablet and is really into this bit of technology. My question therefore is how can I use technology such as a tablet to help improve the reading level and comprehension skill of a student who is below grade level? 

    Aimee Whiteside · The University of Tampa

    First, ask what how you might improve the reading level and comprehension skills of a student who is below grade level (sans the technology). Begin with the pedagogy and reading strategies/invention needed. 

    Then, ask in what ways a tablet may aid in the process. I would suggest seeking out information from many districts conducting tablet initiatives, such as Marisa Burkhart in SD#158 or Mark Hamilton of Coachella Valley Unified SD.  

  • Rawad Hammad added an answer:
    What are the best techniques used to model a learner using ontology based approach?

    I need to model knowledge level and affective.

    Fuzzy logic, stereotypes, scalar model can be used for that purpose. I am aware of these techniques but would like to ask from a practical point of view which one you prefer to provide learner with suitable learning contents?

    Rawad Hammad · University of the West of England, Bristol

    Thanks a lot 

  • Katharine Jane added an answer:
    What is the best way to train reading comprehension naturally?

    Hi, Im researching on reading comprehension and I need to read literature about how to train reading comprehension naturally. Thank You.

    Katharine Jane · Boston Public Schools

    Dear Elena,

    At the school I am working at the teacher is using, "Read Naturally." You can find the website easily from Google.


  • Geraldo A. Lobato Franco added an answer:
    What is your opinion about the advantages and disadvantages of Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI)?
    Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) involves the use of radio to bring curriculum and teacher training to classrooms in some of the most underserved areas globally. It is a cost-effective and widely available medium that has helped rebuild and revitalize education programs in some of the least developed countries
    IRI episodes guide learners through the learning process by means of a progression of activities related to measurable learning objectives.
    Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) is encompased under the more general term Interactive Audio Instruction (IAI), as evolving technology has allowed different forms of delivering these audio programs including CD players and MP3 players.
    Geraldo A. Lobato Franco

    Some experiments I have heard of in Austrália date back from the 60's and 70's. About Amazonian radio it is a well known fact in the área; since I am only peripherally in communication I could not start finding them articles that, further, will be in Brazilian Portuguese, perhaps quite beyond your reach.

  • Luis García-Utrera added an answer:
    What theoretical models to integrate technology in the classroom are being used to teach history?

    I am a PhD student and am interested in other theoretical models (eg, TPACK and SAMR, see link) which is evidence that are being used in the teaching of social sciences, especially in history.Can you help me?

    Luis García-Utrera · University of Veracruz

    Muchas gracias a todos por sus contribuciones y comentarios, me dio gusto ver que la discusión sobre la pregunta ha servido a más personas y se han publicado referencias de gran importancia. Independientemente que deseen seguir participando en el foro, doy por finalizado mi cuestionamiento y ofrezco a todos una publicación de la que forme parte con un capítulo sobre el modelo SAMR de Puentedura.

    Se trata del libro "Modelos Tecno-Educativos: Revolucionando el aprendizaje del siglo XXI", el cual representa un conglomerado sobre los fundamentos y aplicaciones de este tipo de modelos (16 en total) que de algún modo intentan guiar la investigación y la instrucción tecnológica en el área educativa.  


  • Chen Lily added an answer:
    Do you feel that you know CALL/MALL best practices?

    Computer Assisted Language Learning and Mobile Assisted Language Learning is popular and many studies have been published about them, but I am not convinced that faculty have the resources to know the instructional design best practices.  

    I am NOT asking what you think the best practices are, but whether you think that the academic literature has sufficiently defined best practices for instructional design.  Why or why not?

    Chen Lily · South China Normal University

    I can't agree with you any more that you said many teachers can't perform their technology enhanced languagelearning activity well although there are many excellent research works, and I have this problem troubled me a long time.

  • Anthony Clemons added an answer:
    Is anyone currently researching or trying to implement learning approaches that combine both objectivist and constructivist learning methods?
    This is an area I have studied and wish to continue pursuing.
    Anthony Clemons · University of Pennsylvania

    It depends as to what you mean by implement. Are you referring to integrating the objectivist and constructivist epistemologies into instructional-design processes? If so, I would encourage you to check-out Reiser and Dempsey's 2011 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (3rd ed). Specifically check-out chapters 4-6, as they discuss the orientations between the two and the differences. I have attached a PowerPoint/PDF that might give you some context as to the differences between both, which is extrapolated from the chapters. Hope this helps.

  • Joshua Elliott added an answer:
    How can I approach the concept of sustainable educational technology in universities to improve learning?

    I am currently working on my proposal for my PhD studies and I found few of literature concerning to this conceptual approaching of pedagogical innovation, ICT for learning and sustainable development of learning communities especially in university context. Your advice and ideas will be valuable.

    Joshua Elliott · Sacred Heart University

    To add to what Merisa Bradley said, do a keyword search also. Look up flipped learning like she suggested (or other appropriate search terms) and look at the other keywords found in the articles that come up. You may find terms to search for that are appropriate, but that you did not think of.

  • Chennupati Kodand Ramaiah added an answer:
    What is the level of cyber risk awareness among school children in developing countries compared to developed countries?

    Most school learners use the Cyber space for educational purposes and also for communication purpose both at home and at school. There is a need to educate the learners of the Cyber risks in order to protect them during Cyber use. Developing countries seem to lag behind on Cyber risk awareness when compared to developed countries. Are there any research articles addressing the awareness programs in both developed and developing countries?

    Chennupati Kodand Ramaiah · Pondicherry University, Puducherry – 605014

    The Cyber laws in developed countries are very stringent and established along with technological developments much before developing countries formulated. If you do not have such rules they cannot do heavy ecommerce transactions and depend on manual operations in every walk of our life. There, the society is advanced and open but rules are also strict so they will enjoy benefits of both ends. In our study we found that people in Singapore are fully aware of the rules and the consequences of the breaching so it is a disciplined country.


  • Peter A. T. Farrell added an answer:
    Is there any data on repertory grid analysis and concrete concept formation?

    By 'concrete concept', I mean everyday concepts such as book, chair, cat, dog _ which overlap with natural kinds.

    Peter A. T. Farrell · Zeerust Primary School, Australia, 3634

    With respect to the use of PCT and analysis of RGT there are researchers who use the correlations quantitively and others who use it qualitatively. Myself, I just used the significant correlations as a basis to start conversations but there are others who get all mathematical. Chapter 3 of my thesis, probably a little dated now, explores these ideas.

  • Asmara Alias added an answer:
    What are the current component of CSCL framework?

    With the current existing of CSCL system, many research paper proposing the new framework used in education setting. What are the latest or updated of CSCL framwework can be used as guidance?

    Asmara Alias · Rasmi Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)

    Thanks you for all your response. 

  • Ian Kennedy added an answer:
    Can anyone know if there is any dataTEL available?

    In my research area related to how we can enhance learning by using datamining algorithms. In order to compare our algorithms we need a real dataTel and unfortunatly we could'nt find it. So what we find is just dataset related to ebusiness (BookCrossing, Movies, .). Can anyone help us if there is any dataTel available in the net? Ask.

    Ian Kennedy · Independent Researcher


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