Virtual School Meanderings

September 20, 2019

Article Notice: A Systematic Approach To Improving E-Learning Implementations In High Schools

This isn’t a new article, but I only came across it late this past week (so I guess it was new to me).

TOJET: The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology – July 2014, volume 13 issue 3

A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO IMPROVING E-LEARNING IMPLEMENTATIONS IN HIGH SCHOOLS

Bens Pardamean and Teddy Suparyanto Graduate Program of Information Technology, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia bpardamean@binus.edu

ABSTRACT This study was based on the current growing trend of implementing e-learning in high schools. Most endeavors have been inefficient, rendering an objective of determining the initial steps that could be taken to improve these efforts by assessing a student population’s computer skill levels and performances in an IT course. Demographic factors were also taken into account while formulating these recommendations. Basic computer skill levels were measured through the administration of the Technical Survival Skill Test (TSST) questionnaire, developed by the University of Toronto. Academic performances were evaluated through several assignments designed by the IT course instructors. The main result of this study indicated that computer skill levels did have a direct correlation with a student’s academic performance level. The database was further parsed based on demographical factors, resulting in a set of recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of e-learning.

Keywords: learning management system, LMS, technical survival skill test, TSST

September 4, 2019

LearnTechLib Table Of Contents Alert: CITE Journal 19:2

No K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning items in this issue.

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LearnTechLib Table of Contents Alert: CITE Journal 19:2

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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

Vol. 19 , No. 2 (June 2019)

Table of Contents

  1. Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Teacher Professional Development and Curriculum Design and Development for Geospatial Technology Integration With Science and Social Studies Teachers

    Thomas Hammond , Lehigh University, ; Alec Bodzin , Lehigh University, ; Kate Popejoy , Popejoy STEM LLC, ; David Anastasio , Lehigh University, ; Breena Holland , Lehigh University, ; Dork Sahagian , Lehigh University,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/180525/

  2. Online Mathematics Teacher Education in the US: A Status Report

    Dinglei Huang , University of Mount Union, ; Azita Manouchehri , The Ohio State University,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/182476/

  3. Reflections of Rube Goldberg Machines on the Prospective Science Teachers’ STEM Awareness

    Isa Deveci , Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/183941/

  4. This is My Story: Preservice English Teachers Create Welcome Videos to Navigate the Places and Spaces of Their Literacy Lives

    Rick Marlatt , New Mexico State University,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/184899/

  5. An Introduction to the CITE-ITEL Database: Access, Dialogue and Possibility

    Michelle Fowler-Amato , Old Dominion University, ; Michiko Hikida , Ohio State University, ; Erin Greeter , Keene State College, ; Laura Taylor , Rhodes College,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/184932/

  6. Promoting Change with Technology in Teacher Education: Methodological Decisions for Using a Highly-Collaborative, Multimethod Research Approach

    Denise Crawford , Iowa State University, ; Teresa Foulger , Arizona State University, ; Kevin Graziana , Nevada State College, ; David Slykhuis , University of Northern Colorado,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/185187/

  7. “So I Feel Like We Were Just Theoretical, Whereas They Actually Do It”: Navigating Twitter Chats for Teacher Education

    Ricky Mullins , Eastern Kentucky University, ; David Hicks , Virginia Tech,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/187335/

  8. Migrant Teachers’ Self-Estimated Digital Competence: A Study Within Swedish Teacher Education

    Annika Käck , Stockholm University, ; Sirkku Männikkö Barbutiu , Stockholm University, ; Uno Fors , Stockholm University,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/187409/

  9. Editorial: Conceptual Dilution

    Glen Bull , University of Virginia, ; Charles Hodge , Georgia Southern University, ; Chrystalla Mouza , University of Delaware, ; Kinshuk , , University of North Texas, ; Michael Grant , University of South Carolina, ; Leanna Archambault , Arizona State University, ; Jered Borup , George Mason University, ; Richard E. Ferdig , Kent State University, ; Denise A. Schmidt-Crawford , Iowa State University,

    Abstract: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/210582/

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July 27, 2019

[IRRODL] New Notification From The International Review Of Research In Open And Distributed Learning

Another new issue notice.

You have a new notification from The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning:

An issue has been published.

Link: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/issue/current

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July 18, 2019

Tuesday Newsday – Madonna University

It seems one of the co-authors of an article I recently published has had it featured in one of his institutional outlets.

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A Weekly Newsletter for Madonna University Employees                                              July 16, 2019

 

Education Adjunct Gets Published

Jason Siko, adjunct faculty member for the College of Education, had an article published in the Journal of Catholic Education, along with several co-authors.  The article, titled, Schism or Communion? A Discussion of the Morality of Online Learning through a Christian/Catholic Lens, is a rebuttal of Catholic scholar Jonathan Malesic’s criticism of online learning as being contrary to Catholic teachings on learning and the relationship between teacher and student.

In the Journal’s 22-year history, this is the first time a Madonna faculty member has had an article published in it.

The open-access article can be found by clicking here.

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July 12, 2019

Jason Siko – New Articles

An item from one of my open scholarship networks.

[PDF] Schism or Communion? A Discussion of the Morality of Online Learning through a Christian/Catholic Lens

MK Barbour, JP Siko, M Beadle, G Bitgood – 2019
Distance education has been a formal part of the educational process for well over a
century (Moore, 2013), although some may argue that it began during the first
century with Paul’s letters on issues of doctrine to the various Christian communities …
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