Educational Technology

Educational Technology

  • Md Ziaul Abedin Forhad added an answer:
    Does anyone have any reliable materials for measuring the teachers attitude towards using ICT Tools in Classroom practice?

    There are some tools exploring teachers attitude towards ICT, It would be better if there is any for the teachers attitude towards using ICT Tools in Classroom practice ?

    Md Ziaul Abedin Forhad

    yes and there are numbers for teachers as well ! thanks for sharing 

  • Juha Kettunen added an answer:
    Is there any literature reviews about blended learning adoption in higher education in China or related articles ?

    Information, Article links etc..

    Juha Kettunen

    You mignt be interested in the attached paper:

  • Allauddin Memon Kohistani added an answer:
    How can you improve your English skills by using web tools 2.0?

    Web tool for improving reading, listening, writing and speakig skills

    Allauddin Memon Kohistani

    These websites may be helpful for You:

                            Free Learning Language. Exercises crowd source translator.
    BBC Languages:
    Online Learning Languages.
    Live Mocha:
    Social Media
    The language Learning Community.

    Social Platform

    Happy Planet:

  • Don Myles added an answer:
    What technology do teachers use to facilitate students learning? Please suggest publications?

    What technology do teachers use to facilitate students learning (classroom, online, blended course, homeschool)?

    What issues have you seen?

    What challenges do teachers face?  

    Don Myles

     Hi Penny,

    3D environments are being explored for language teaching. I attended a presentation on the topic the other week from Dr. Kozlova . You may find these two resources interesting.

    CAN, T., & SIMSEK, I. (2015). The use of 3d virtual learning environments in training foreign language pre-service teachers. The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 16(4), 114-124. doi:10.17718/tojde.53012

    Kozlova, I., & Priven, D. (2015). esl teacher training in 3d virtual worlds. Language, Learning & Technology, 19(1), 83.

    Have a great day


  • George Ekol added an answer:
    We have created the concept map of a complex cognitive process. Which techniques have proven their efficiency to validate such a model ?

    We already used these techniques:

    - observation of experts trying to solve a problem using think aloud technique

    - walk through the model by experts while creating a case (an example)

    Are these techniques generally-acknowledged ? Are there any other techniques that have proven their efficiency ?

    George Ekol

    Would anyone share their experience and curriculum in 'mathematical computing' both at the bachelors and at the graduate level? Who qualifies to teach in such a program,  computer scientists, mathematicians, statisticians? Thank you.

  • Stefan Svetsky added an answer:
    What is your perception of the usefulness of Web 2.0 applications to facilitate collaborative learning in your university?

    I am carrying out a research on “Postgraduates’ perceptions of the usefulness of Web 2.0 applications to facilitate collaborative learning in their university". The aim of the research is to investigate which Web 2.0 tools are used generally by post graduate students of various disciplines and to assess their usefulness as well as to explore how the collaboration of knowledge can be made productive in collaborative learning.

  • Cheryl Withaneachi added an answer:
    Can social media be used effectively in the classroom or is it too distracting?

    There are a number of possible ways to use social media to benefit learning in the classroom, but do the entertainment and social qualities/values also inhibit learning and focus.  It is too tempting to "also" check social media for other reasons in an educational context?  Do students have enough self-control or discipline? I'm not sure adults do (smile).

    Is it possible to use a tool that is designed for both entertainment/social reasons BUT can also be used for learning? 

    Cheryl Withaneachi

    No problem. It largely depends on the kind of students you have and what kind of person you are as a lecturer that determines their level of participation and discipline. But no two situations are alike, that's the thing about  technology and people, the variables often change.

  • Alfred Inkiriwang added an answer:
    Hybridity and diaspora any articles written on these topics?

    I would like to explore the hybridity culture adopted by a diaspora community in their new country.

    Alfred Inkiriwang

    Dear Debra Sharon Ferdinand, thank you for your research report. I know something about the international students fee at the US universities. My wife , daughter and son all attended a US university. In 1997 t0 19998 the conversion rate of the Indonesian Rupiah to the dollar changed from 1 US $ -Rp 2000 to 1 US- Rp 18,000 in 4 months. The cost of studying in the US became almost impossible. At the Graduate Studies Program of Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, presently an attempt is made to change the curriculum to become more transnational.    

  • Marlou Kooiker added an answer:
    Can you recommend a visual intelligence test to use for research purposes?

    I need to conduct a visual intellgence test to control its effects for a research. Can you please recommed me any? Thanks.

    Marlou Kooiker

    Visual intelligence is a rather broad term and your test choice has to depend on the specific visual domains you want to measure. You could use standard intelligence tests (Wechsler scales, Stanford-Binet scales) in which mainly the performal subtests may indicate visual or visuospatial intelligence. 

    Alternatively, you could use neuropsychological Visual Perception tests, which assess higher-order visual perceptual and visual cognitive functions. Examples are VOSP (visual object and space perception), BORB (Birmingham object recognition battery) MVPT (motor-free visual perception test) or DTVP-A (developmental tests for visual perception - adults) 

  • Guobing Lu added an answer:
    Is it a must to refer to normal Q-Q plot to find the highest fitness of the scores?

    Do I have to refer to normal Q-Q plot in order to find out the highest fitness of the scores?

    Guobing Lu

    Q-Q plot is in general used for visualizing whether normality assumption is acceptable for your model, but not a formal exact test for normality.  It is often disturbed by outliers.  So you may try to delete one or more outliers to see whether the fitness is improved, i.e., you may need to perform a detailed statistical diagnosis for your model-data set. Moreover, data transformation is often helpful for improving model settings. 

  • Ramesh Bhat added an answer:
    How can I use the statistical method to evaluate the efficiency of a teaching method?

    Dear everyone,

    Right now, I am working on a research. In this project, my colleagues have devised a teaching method and it is my job to do the evaluation on the efficiency of the technique.

    In my knowledge, I cannot just exercise the proposed teaching method on 2 or more testing groups and use the pretest-posttest method to determine the knowledge gain.

    If it is possible, I would like to use the proposed method on a single testing group and identify the efficiency of the method.

    I am focussed on the knowledge gain by the proposed method.

    Thanks every one in advance.

    Ramesh Bhat

    It will be important to define the parameters of efficiency of teaching method and collect data on same. The parameters of efficiency could be defined in terms of enhanced learning, participants' ability to comprehend the situation and provide solution, involvement and engagement of participants in the process of learning, etc. One can then design study to ask or test the participants on each dimension and collect data. Given the time and requirement of objectivity of results you may develop a randomized control type of study having a control group which is not going through this pedagogy. Looks interesting project and would like to see how you progress.

  • Kevin Larkin added an answer:
    Can someone provide me with the experience of universities applied BYOD methodology, and the policies adopted to employ this methodology?

    You know the importance and benefits of using BYOD methodology (Bring Your Own Device) in universities and educational institutions, but there are several risks facing this methodology may make universities reluctant to apply

    Please help us to provide me with the experience of universities applied BYOD methodology, and the policies adopted to employ this methodology?

    with alot of thanks

    dr / Mohamed. A. Ahmed

    Kevin Larkin

    Hi Mohamed,

    I have just completed a project with colleagues regarding the use of technology in higher education. One of the issues we looked at was BYOD - I have provided the link below. Regards, Kevin

  • Michael Brückner added an answer:
    Audience Response Systems (ARS) for big classes, are they necessary or, at least, useful?
    In Thailand students are habitually silent and do not ask questions, because they do not want to let the teacher look like they haven't done their job in teaching the 'right' things the 'right' way, save face. I'm thinking of using technology that helps overcome this situation.

    Some universities have introduced ARS to help students contact the lecturer during presentation via smartphone/tablet. Students can vote for performance (too fast, too slow) and ask specific questions, which might otherwise disturb the flow of presentation for fellow students.

    What are your feelings, experiences, and ideas about this? Do you use this kind of gadget, or would you use it if it were available at your institution? As a teacher or as a student?
    Michael Brückner

    Recently, I have learned about Socrative, an SRS based on smartphones. It's free and easy to use. There are two apps actually, one for teachers and one for the students. You can find more information on Youtube (link below) and on their website (just google that one).

  • Christian Boissinotte added an answer:
    Is there an instrumentation (in CAS) to other than algebra-related techniques?


    Is there an instrumentation (in CAS) to other than algebra-related techniques?

    Waiting for a reply

    Thank you in advance


    Christian Boissinotte

    I guess that interface specific issues in CAS need instrumentation complementary to algebra-related techniques. These need to be translated in appropriate schemes. This is the case for dynamic geometry or statistical packages. Which CAS software are you thinking of?

  • Robin Holding Kay added an answer:
    What evidence is there that the SAMR framework works with respect to integrating technology in education?

    I have looked at the SAMR model for integrating technology into education and it is quite seductive at first identifying a continues from substitution (S) activities to ones that redefine (R) learning.  And many. many educators cite this framework.  BUT is there any evidence to support the framework of it's effectiveness.  To date, I have been unable to find much.

    Robin Holding Kay

    @Farheen - You may be right, but of course evidence is needed.  That would be a different use of the SAMR model.  The one possible problem is that it may mislead instructors and the actually use of technology could  inhibit learning.  It might be that they are actually taking time to use technology in a counter productive manner.  In addition, we don't really want teacher to simply "use" technology -  There have to be solid pedagogical reasons - not just a slick, unsupported, albeit tempting metaphor like SAMR.

  • Alina Abraham added an answer:
    Is k-12 public education a business? What is a viable model for education?

    I agree with the writer that education is not a business.  I don't agree with the comments on educational technology.  Ed tech can be misused and overused but when integrated judiciously it offers great benefits to students in K-12 and beyond. 

    Do you agree with the writer's model for "personalization/socialization" in education?  Would that plus ed tech provide a viable model?  What other elements should be included?

    Alina Abraham

    Very good point, Kevin. I agree. I am interested and I will contact you. I am ready to send your Q. to my friends K-12 teachers and my interest group in LinkedIn.

  • Kevin Larkin added an answer:
    Can someone please help me to find out articles related to social media use in education field?

    Can someone please help me to find out articles related to social media use in education field?

    Kevin Larkin

    Hi Nisha,

    My colleagues and I have just completed a research project regarding the technology use of university students - we had thought that social media use would have figured prominently and positively - but this was not always the case. I have pasted below the link to the project website. 

    Regards, Kevin

  • Ariel Katz added an answer:
    "The relationship between student and supervisor is about as close as many marriages". What is your opinion?
    "In the old days, a high proportion of students signed up to do a PhD with a specific supervisor; now it’s increasingly common for students to sign up with a department, and then to be issued with a supervisor or, more often, a supervisory team".

    In your opinion, is the current way of signing up with a department together with supervisory committee can lead to better PhD student's performance? Or should we go back to the old days?
    I appreciate your comments and suggestions as the supervision is highly important issue and it should be given keen attention by educational institutes. Thank you.
  • Kevin Stoda added an answer:
    Are you with or against proposing a new learning theory?

    Several years ago, I ran a debate with one of my professors at Education Department about human working memory. He insisted that technology has ruined human memory; many people rely more and more on their mobiles and laptops instead of their own memories. He also presented some research evidence showing that.
    At that time, it was hard for me to accept this idea. I argued that human is a clever being. If tools or technologies would help us to save our memories, then is it logical to kick these technologies out or even reduce our usage of them because they harm our memories? However, my opinion was not supported by a solid theory. Cognitivism and Constructivism clearly state that our inner memories are important in a learning process.

    This debate has carved in my mind and the case was not closed, at least for me. Recently, we have investigated some of new learning theories. Among a long list, we visited Actor-Network Theory, Community of Practice, and Connectivism. And to be honest, I found Connectivism wide enough to answer my question and to build upon. Knowledge is a network and learning is a process of finding patterns reside in this network. Inside or outside human skull, it does not matter.

    This is not to end the discussion; actually, it is to open it. Are you with or against of proposing new learning theory? Our understanding of knowledge network, learning and Connectivism presented in this paper.

    Kevin Stoda

    Absolutely, we are most needy for a good theory that we can attack and find later to be quite resolute.

    I think one major theory that includes elements or wholesale multiple intelligence and Piaget, Erickson, and others with some scientific backed research.

    We need this to move on to other theories beyond behaviorism, beyond cognitivism, and beyond constructivism.

  • Krishnan Umachandran added an answer:
    If you could create an LMS to support your teaching, what would it look like?

    As teachers, we are often forced to use Learning Management Systems (LMSs) that do not satisfy the needs and expectations of ourselves and our students.  Yet, for some reason or another, they permeate our institutions.

    Imagine you were involved in the creation of a new LMS. We want YOU to be involved in building an LMS that will best serve you, your students and your institutions. 

    Help us build an LMS that you and your students will love.  What would you change, what would you add, and what could you do without of your current LMS?  More importantly, what purpose would you want the LMS to serve? We have already started building Goodio, but we want to tailor it to your needs.

    Join the mission to change the delivery of online education.  Visit to register for our launch on January 2016.   In the mean time, please provide us your input to build the product that YOU actually want to use.


    Founder - Goodio Inc.

    Krishnan Umachandran

    One evaluation project is taking shape in RG network, interested ones can value add.

  • James Williams added an answer:
    What is your experience/opinion/reference regarding educational e-portfolio web applications?


    Educational e-portfolio [1] applications facilitate students' reflection on their learning or courses. Through this reflection learning is supported. This approach is referred to as 'learning through reflection'. Please answer to any of the following questions beginning with the first ones.

    Which educational e-portfolio web applications have you used or learned about? Could you provide a ranking or suggestion? Which is their type, for example commercial, open source or ad hoc? Do they feature interoperability with VLEs/LMSs? Do they offer social networking? What does their content management system provide (blogs, resumes, file management, views)?

    You may also provide any interesting references.

    Thank you.

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    James Williams

    Santiago, in the spring, I have a paper coming out that examines some of the philosophical and psychological issues associated with reflection, self-knowledge, and authenticity.  It will be appear in the Journal of Pedagogic Development.

  • Debra Sharon Ferdinand added an answer:
    What changes in education policy related to technology do you think are necessary to fully embrace its potential for learning?

    In the US at least - we are somewhat hampered by policy related mandates on what should be taught and how it should be taught and assessed. This inhibits the integration of technology for many of the high impact practices that theory would lead us to believe will make a large difference in student learning. What changes do you think need to be put in place to change the current architecture in such a way to afford better technology-mediated/integrated learning? I would love to hear not just about changes to US policy - but also policies that other countries have put in place that are making a difference with respect to the use of technology in the classroom.

    Debra Sharon Ferdinand

    I think policies need to include incentives for faculty to use technology, especially complex initiatives such us blended learning implementation. Such incentives would help to motivate faculty to effectively integrate technology into learning activities and assessments. I have attached two conference presentations as examples of how I've used technology in learning and assessment that I hope would be useful in showing that the teacher is still "behind" both F2F and online classes in knowing how to use the technology for learning and assessment.

    Best regards,


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  • Mingming Cheng added an answer:
    Are there gender-based differences in the way people use Twitter (e.g., select followers, like posts, retweeting frequency)?

    I have recently been made aware of a possible unexpected  gender pattern involving Twitter - It may be the case than many females like to see personal information mixed with professional posts whereas males want them compartmentalized.  Not sure if this is true but it made me wonder if there are other possible gender differences.  I have observed, for example, a recent list of "supposed" education  technology leaders promoted by a blog, only to find 80-90% of the leaders were male?  Your thoughts?

    Mingming Cheng

    @robin, see the link below.

    If you could not access it, I can send the paper to you if you let me know your email...

  • Haven Allahar added an answer:
    What will be your opinion on the concept of internationalisation of higher education in the global south and global north?

    In most cases the concept of Internationalisation of higher education is explained in terms of the context of the  global north and considered by some researchers as neocolonialism, or asymmetrical partnership between center and periphery

    Haven Allahar

    Juha: thanks very much for your articles. Check my articles on MBA education

  • Orhan Kocaman added an answer:
    In which theory does computer assisted vocabulary learning fall into best?
    I have been conducting a study and would like to base it on a sound theory.Constructivist theory seems to fit to CALL applications best but I need to hear different views from the researhers here.
    Orhan Kocaman

    Thank you for all those valuable contribuations

  • Duan Van der Westhuizen added an answer:
    Is anyone doing research on the types of people who curate TEDx events and the impact they are having in their communities?

    There are 3,000+ TEDx curators in 170 countries around the world, offering events where people present positive ideas on technology, entertainment and design. I'm interesting in learning more about who these curators are, what motivates them and the impact of the work they are doing. I am a TEDx Curator living in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

    Duan Van der Westhuizen

    Have you got a typology for "type of people" yet? How are you looking at disaggregating "types of people".  Also, is the assumption that it is a good thing that TedX clips get curated. I curate all kinds of stuff, (I use and I make my students follow me. So are you advancing a curation agenda, or a TedX one?

  • Beth Bos added an answer:
    Where could I find literature on using student made apps as assessment of understanding?

    I am thinking in terms of a student making an interactive app to show  his/her ability to synthesize a math concept.

    Beth Bos

    I have changed my focus to mathematical modeling that is in keeping with Common Core Standards - but only after the  student has knowledge in designing app with Mathematica - a student friendly tool.

  • Jeanetta Mastron added an answer:
    What are good tools to implement educational games in education ?

    Hello every body ...

    can you help me to know more tools to build educational games for millennial learners?

    Jeanetta Mastron

    YES Han Ping Fung,  Hewlett-Packard ! I agree with 'Virtual Reality' games .

    We call them 'Simulations' in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, surgery and autopsy. They are most educational and fun. Students enjoy them because they get to see and "feel" or sense what it will be like on the job as a nurse...

    Dear Ramez M. Alkoudmani,

    Specifically we use:

    Virtual Clinical Excursions 3.0 for Medical-Surgical Nursing, 7th Edition
    By Donna D. Ignatavicius, MS, RN, ANEF

    Although I have no experience with the pharmacy simulator [because I teach the real hands on lab] here is a link to articles about the use of pharmacy simulators:

    And lastly the following link shows the various subjects or projects that Purdue University is working on and/or using with Envision Center simulations, which includes a Saturn Fly By, Phlebotomy, Earth Fly By, Virtual Training Clean Room, Virtual Training ABIL w/Oculus, Virtual Training S-Brite Probability of Detection [POD] Structure, Mercury Fly By, Hospital Neonatal Room, Virtual Training Food Insapection, Virtual Training Excavator w/Oculus [in this order].

    While not a game, it definitely teaches in the closest manner to reality!


    Jeanetta Mastron

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