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by Amy Hutchison & Lindsay Woodward — 2018
This study explored how a yearlong professional development model guided by the Technology Integration Planning Cycle supported teachers’ technology integration efforts. Teachers’ progress as well as student performance are discussed.

by Amy Stornaiuolo & T. Philip Nichols — 2018
This article focuses on how a new urban public high school created a media production lab to put making practices at the center of teaching and learning.

by Kenneth Graves & Alex Bowers — 2018
This study investigates the extent to which there is a typology of teachers who use technology, using a nationally generalizable dataset from the National Center of Education Statistics.

by Jack Schneider, Rebecca Jacobsen, Rachel White & Hunter Gehlbach — 2018
This article details an experiment in which a broad and diverse range of information about schools was assembled and presented to stakeholders in a small urban district. Using a modified deliberative polling experience, authors assess how participants responded to a new, more comprehensive set of school performance information. They found that when users of the new data system evaluated unfamiliar schools, they expressed not only more confidence in their own knowledge, but also in the quality of the schools.

by Ui Jeong Moon & Sandra Hofferth — 2018
This study examines whether the benefits of computer access observed in the general U.S. population were also applicable to children from immigrant families in the early 2000s.

by Khe Foon Hew — 2018
This article reports on a large-scale qualitative study that analyzed data from more than 4,400 learners who participated in one or more of 10 highly rated MOOCs. The author discusses six key factors that can engage online students and nine reasons for student disaffection.

by Karen Wohlwend — 2017
Monster High, a popular transmedia doll franchise for girls, is analyzed as a virtual dollhouse that converges toys, digital media, popular media, and social media in ways that circulate naturalized and normalizing expectations for girls. However, analysis of the digital dress-up and online doll play that children produce and share on social media shows that players also make use of this convergence to remake imaginaries for their own purposes in ways that both reproduce and rupture these expectations.

by Jackie Marsh — 2017
This article reports on a study of the role and nature of play in young children’s use of toys that connect physical and digital domains.

by Sandra Abrams, Jennifer Rowsell & Guy Merchant — 2017
This introductory article provides an overview of the special issue and addresses digital practices and cultures. Combining conceptualizations by Huizinga and Appadurai, authors suggest that playscapes help to support expanded examinations and discussions of entangled meaning making across space and time.

by Kurt Squire & Constance Steinkuehler — 2017
Through an instrumental case study of a child’s activity in the videogame Madden, Squire and Steinkuehler scrutinize contemporary notions of “screen time” for children and its import and potential risks. The resulting analysis challenges the dosage model of media use assumed in parental discourse in America today.

by Sandra Abrams & Jayne Lammers — 2017
This article defines and illustrates features of belongingness visible in videogame spaces, highlighting how doing–being–valuing combinations help to contextualize participation. Underscoring the dynamics of hierarchical participation in interest-driven practices, this article has implications for understanding how youth (re)configure their social practices to seek inclusion by using and honing specialist language and behavior.

by Philip Winne — 2017
This article argues that today’s gold standard for identifying what works, the randomized controlled trial, poorly serves each and any individual learner. Elements of this argument provide grounds for proposed remedies in cases where software can log extensive data about the operations that each learner applies to learning and about each bit of information to which a learner applies those operations.

by Susanne Lajoie & Eric Poitras — 2017
This article reviews recent advances in research by members of the Learning Environments Across Disciplines partnership on the design of adaptive technology-rich learning environments as cognitive, metacognitive, and affective tools. In particular, we examine the use of convergent methodologies and how the design guidelines of the learning environments are grounded in instructional theories and empirical evidence.

by I-Han Hsiao & Peter Brusilovsky — 2017
This paper attempts to integrate the ideas of adaptive navigation support and open student modeling, two prominent technologies in the field of personalized learning with social visualization.

by Arthur Graesser, Carol Forsyth & Blair Lehman — 2017
Pedagogical agents are computerized talking heads or avatars that help students learn by performing actions and holding conversations with the students in natural language. This paper explores several designs of trialogues (two agents interacting with a human student) that have been productively implemented for particular students, subject matters, and depths of learning.

by Herbert Ginsburg — 2017
This article discusses how high quality software can both promote children’s math learning and also provide analytic tools for studying its development over time. Macrogenetic research on digital learning can contribute to the further development of effective math education software, shed light on children’s math learning, and also largely eliminate the need for high-stakes testing and traditional achievement tests.

by Korinn Ostrow, Neil Heffernan & Joseph Williams — 2017
This article defines how educational technologies can be leveraged for use in collaborative research environments by highlighting the research revolution of ASSISTments, a popular online learning platform, and by outlining the many benefits made possible through educational research at scale.

by Gary Natriello & Hui Soo Chae — 2017
An introduction to the special issue.

by Gary Natriello — 2017
This article specifies a model to organize both historical and contemporary work to create adaptive learning opportunities and applies it to identify active lines of relevant research as well as areas for additional development.

by Soobin Yim, Mark Warschauer & Binbin Zheng — 2016
This case study attempts to understand the contemporary challenges of implementing the collaborative web-based tool and its accompanying opportunities, as well as the contextual factors for its implementation within the district.

by Royce Kimmons — 2016
This mixed methods study explores the issue of adopting, adapting, and sharing of open educational resources in teacher practice and points out its potentials as well as barriers to diffusion that openness may face in light of economic and political realities of the classroom.

by Jan Nespor & Rick Voithofer — 2016
This paper examines how a large virtual school grows and prospers in spite of receiving consistently “failing” “grades” from the state. In answering, the article suggests that the school is not just a school and must be understood instead as part of a fundamental transformation in the nature of educational institutions.

by Jody Piro & Gina Anderson — 2016
In this article, a typology for an online Socrates Café discussion forum emerges from the theoretical framework of pedagogical and dispositional components guiding the pedagogy. The typology may assist instructors to create and sustain purposeful online discussion forums that engage students in deliberative discussion.

by Andrea Bingham — 2016
Despite the increased popularity of blended learning in K–12 contexts, relatively little research exists that examines teachers’ instruction in high-tech blended schools. Drawing on cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) to identify and explore the contextual factors influencing teachers’ work, this article traces how teachers' roles and instructional practices develop throughout the first year of a blended learning school.

by David Shaffer, Padraig Nash & A. R. Ruis — 2015
This article explores for a broad audience the changing landscape of education in the digital age, the changing roles of teachers in a technology-rich education system, and the skills, knowledge, values, and ways of thinking that teachers must have to support students’ social, emotional, and intellectual development in a digital learning environment.

by Loris Fagioli, Cecilia Rios-Aguilar & Regina Deil-Amen — 2015
Community college leaders are now turning to social media/social networking sites for new avenues and opportunities to increase students’ interaction, engagement, and collaboration with peers, faculty, and staff. This study examines the use of social media/social networking sites and its relationship to social capital and academic success in the context of community colleges.

by Bradley Ermeling, Timothy Tatsui & Kelly Young — 2015
This multi-method study explores the potential of virtual coaching as a means for providing sustained external assistance to principals and leadership teams engaged in collaborative instructional improvement.

by Se Woong Lee, Sookweon Min & Geoffrey Mamerow — 2015
This paper examines the influence of students’ self-efficacy and expectation, as well as the expectation and encouragement they received from parents and high school teachers on their decisions to major in, complete a degree, and pursue a career in STEMM.

by Jessica Pandya, Kathleah Pagdilao, Aeloch Enok Kim & Elizabeth Marquez — 2015
In this article, we explore the ways transnational children identified as certain kinds of transnational, immigrant, or “American” students, while they orchestrated multiple, often competing voices of in multimodal, digital autobiographies.

by Tova Michalsky & Bracha Kramarski — 2015
The goal of this study was to examine how preservice science teachers may capitalize on learning from different types of reflection prompts based on the IMPROVE self-questioning model oriented toward technological pedagogical content knowledge in order to enhance their design of technology-infused science lessons for students and to allow them to develop their own self-reflection abilities.

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Book Reviews
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Resources
  • Free Online Availability Substantially Increases a Paper's Impact
    An examination of citation rates for papers in computer science.
  • The American Journal of Distance Education
    The American Journal of Distance Education is designed for professional trainers; teachers in schools, colleges, and universities; researchers; adult educators; and other specialists in education and communications. Created in 1987, The Journal disseminates information and acts as a forum for criticism and debate about research in and the practice of distance education in the Americas. Distance education describes teaching-learning relationships where the actors are geographically separated and communication between them is through such technologies as audio and video teleconference, audio and video recordings, personal computer, correspondence texts, and multimedia systems.
  • Library and Information Technology Association
    LITA educates, serves, and reaches out to its members, other ALA members and divisions, and the entire library and information community through its publications, programs, and other activities designed to promote, develop, and aid in the implementation of library and information technology.
  • 'Superarchives' Could Hold All Scholarly Output
    A look at institutional archives as an alternative to academic journals.
  • Information Technology and Libraries
    Information Technology and Libraries is a refereed journal published quarterly by the Library and Information Technology Association, a division of the American Library Association.
  • Collaboratory for Research on Electronic Work
    CREW, the Collaboratory for Research on Electronic Work, is a research unit within the School of Information at the University of Michigan. Research at CREW focuses on the design of new organizations and the technologies of voice, data, and video communication that make them possible.
  • How Scientists Retrieve Publications: An Empirical Study of How the Internet Is Overtaking Paper Media
    A survey of how scientists retrieve publications.
  • Learned Publishing
    Learned Publishing is the journal of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, and is published quarterly.
  • The American Center for Distance Education
    The American Center for the Study of Distance Education (ACSDE) was established in 1988, aiming to become a network of scholars who have a common interest in studying, teaching, and doing research in the field of distance education.
  • Teaching High School Science in the Information Age: A Review of Courses and Technology for Inquiry-based Learning
    This report reviews programs designed to improve scientific inquiry in high school classes and identifies promising curricular materials.
  • Computers in Libraries
    Computers in Libraries is a monthly magazine that provides complete coverage of the news and issues in the rapidly evolving field of library information technology.
  • The Center for Distance Learning Research
    The mission of the Center for Distance Learning Research at Texas A&M University is to provide timely and appropriate information on the development, application and maintenance of information technology systems.
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