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  1. Apr 2020
    1. What is Google Classroom? And how are teachers using it? Learn more about this popular platform and how to use it with students.

      The article explains the features of Google Classroom and its functions. it briefly explains what it is, how to access it, how to set up, communication between parents/teacher/student, and what apps are compatible with Google Classwork, A quick reference and resource guide for the curious. Rate: 9/10

    1. Collaborative learning in online courses: Exploring students’ perceptions
  2. Mar 2020
    1. This source is presented by Google who is well-known by its platform to inform and provide technological advancers for others. This particular report highlights the major trends for K-12 classrooms worldwide. This analysis provides data and interviews gathered from students and teachers about the evolution of K-12 classrooms. Rating: 9/10

    1. Roles and Practices of Educators in Technology-Supported Learning

      This article examines how technology is used in classrooms by educators and students in the every-changing technology realm. I liked how this article addressed the professional development educators need in K-12 classrooms. There are multitude of ways educators can gain additional learning opportunities for themselves or their students via technology. K-12 Educators can share their skills with other educators via online platforms. Rate: 7/10

    1. This site consists of a report conducted by the Department of Education Office of Educational Technology in 2017. The report highlights the role of technology in K-12 classrooms, Adult Learning, and Higher Education spaces. I particularly liked the "Adult Learner" aspects because the report explained how adults can use learn using technology through a community partnership such as a public library. Adult community members could participate in free online courses offered by the library (setting). In addition, the report provides how parents can learn how to make informed decisions about websites their children use. The above summary implies that adults can learn through informal and formal settings. Rate: 7/10

    2. Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education

      This document encourages the use of technology in eduction by providing examples of how technology can be implemented in classrooms and educational programs. The document presents many case examples of how different technologies were implemented across different schools and government agencies. It is an excellent source for getting many ideas about how technology can be used and implemented amongst many different types of learning environments. Rating 9/10

    1. This article will provide insight into ways in which the education department at OSU-M integrates technology and the educational theories that provide reasons for that integration. As with many new practices, the integration of technology into the elementary education licensure program at OSU-M is a work in progress. The faculty members are constantly revising and adjusting our uses of technology to better meet the needs of the program and our students.

      The article provides insight into how an higher education institution implements learning theories with technology into the classroom. Undergrad programs aim to incorporate coursework aimed to provide opportunities of learning for adult learners. Therefore, this formal setting allows participants to connect technology to program goals, make real-world connections, and prepare preservice teachers. Rate: 8/10

    2. Technology Integration: Connections to Educational Theories

      In this article the reasoning behind and examples of how the Ohio State Unviersity at Mansfield integrates technology into its teacher preparation programs are shared. The article outlines how technology courses and integration into undergraduate and graduate education courses have been used within their program. The article outlines the pedagogy behind the integration of these technologies.

    3. Technology Integration: Connections to Educational Theories

      This article, written by five instructors at the Ohio State University at Mansfield (OSU-M), explores the ways in which OSU-M has integrated technology into their curriculum as well as the pedagogical reasons behind the integration. The article begins with a background introduction into the campus of OSU-M and its student population before explaining the required technology courses students in their teacher education program experience based on ISTE standards. Next, the article outlines six criteria the university used to develop its technology curriculum and discusses their use of developmentally appropriate practice, integrated curriculum, literature-based instruction, classroom-based inquiry, and diversity and equity. This article could serve as a practical, although dated, model by which adult educators could begin to construct a method of integrating technology into their curriculum. Ranking: 4/10

    4. During the undergraduate program students take one technology course.

      The article focused on connections to education theories through technology integration and ideas included requiring an undergrad tech course to better help them navigate tech. Ways in which to embed themes into each course using technology. 5/5

    1. This article provides helpful tools in building a professional work learning environment. The physical environment plays a huge role and can motivate adult learners. Next, the organizational environment adds to the belief of shared decision making. Collaboration is essential and allows for cooperative groups to increase adult learning. Rate: 8/10

    1. This chapter describes how technology can be integrated into the learning environment. The old thinking of technology doesn't add to learning needs to be thrown out. In fact, technology integration can address the framework that learning occurs in context, is active, is social, and reflective. Keep in mind that technology alone will not transmit learning. This process involves how the instructor implements it for understanding. Rate: 7-10

    1. The training program diagnoses learning needs and sets objectives through mutual negotiation with each learner. Participants are expected to actively engage in activities, discuss the practical value of their learning, and apply what they learn to their leadership roles.

      This article examines the adult learning theory and how it can implemented into the corporate or professional environment. By understanding how adults learn and think, the desired outcome of an institution can be achieved. In addition, this article provides several case studies that apply to the different types of learners. Rate: 8/10

    1. Adults arecontinuing their education in support of their personal interests and professional goalsmore than ever before. Technology is helping to make this possible through widely accessible online courses and personalized instruction.

      This chapter focuses on how educational technologies in the workplace is becoming more common among adults. After college and adults enter the workforce, they find the needs to continue their education through professional development, on the job training, or online coursework. By offering job skills through technology that's available helps develop critical thinkers. Rate: 8/10

    1. This article explores different models of instructional design related to technology. Various strategies are also discussed to explain how a design team should design learning environments. Rate: 8/10

    1. This article examines the findings of connecting learning and personalized learning in the Adult Education realm with technology. The advances of technology have allowed adult basic educations to reevaluate instruction and learning. Rate: 9/10

    1. This document examines the Arizona Department of Education Adult Education Services Plan for Adult Basic Education statewide. Furthermore, this document reports the trends in Adult Education in technology, strategies for the classroom environment, and professional learning communities. Rate: 9/10

    2. 1Vision: Preparing Learning Communities to succeed in College and Careers in a global society through technology.Arizona Department of EducationAdult Education ServicesTechnology Plan for Arizona Adult Education

      Tech plan for adult education in Arizona offers guidance i the areas of learning and teaching, as well as program operations It is still in draft form since 2015. I did not even know that this document existed. 3/5

    1. This growth in technology is changing the nature of higher education. Educators are feeling more and more pressure to provide educational content and teaching methods that keep pace with ongoing scientific and technical progress. Faculty, especially in higher educational institutions, must adapt to employ technology effectively to deliver content for students, whether on campus or at a distance. The question to be asked is: How are faculty at institutions of higher education providing instruction that reflects the educational experiences and expectations such changes in technology bring with them?

      This article shows the growing need for higher education faculty members to effectively engage learners through meaningful instruction. In order for learners to meet learning objectives, instructors need to consider how to employ technology into adult learning. Rate: 5/10

    2. Technology and Adult Students In Higher Education: A Review of the Literature

      This article seeks to synthesize an undefined number of scholarly articles related to the integration of technology in higher educational settings in order to present gaps that need additional research. The recommendations are for instructors to move beyond a course that focuses on content and to create a balanced approach that also includes consideration of technology and pedagogical theories. Although the article lists an extremely generic opportunity for continued research, it lacks any specific recommendations for what they found lacking in their literature review and does not adequately move the conversation forward. Ranking: 3/10

    1. This report explains how technology is all around us and allows extended learning to occur. The extended learning occurs through the ability to reach new learners, extend learning, differentiate learning, and collaboration among educators by the use of technological tools. In addition, state and federal programs should advocate for technological tools to be incorporated into support programs that help adult learners. Rate: 8/10

    1. This scholarly article looks into adult literacy instruction and how it can incorporated into the adult basic skills education (ABSE). Research shows that technology integration has to be thoughtfully blended into the curriculum. Careful planning should ensure program objectives are met alongside student objectives. Furthermore, the study used the Delphi method approach. Rate: 8/10

    1. Internet technologies also have the potential to alleviate barriers associated with limited times and places of instruction, allowing adults to learn and practice when and where it is convenient for them.

      This chapter explores how technology is allows individuals the ability to attain what was once deemed impossible. For example, adults can further their education by the use of technology (distance learning), availability of learning software to support collaboration efforts, embedded tools for all learners, and social media. However, due to technology changing rapidly it can create a learning curve for adult learners. Overall, investing in technology will benefit those individuals that were previously disconnected to the available learning platforms. Rate: 7/10

    1. Our defense science and technology investment enables us to counter military threats and to overcome any advantages that adversaries may seek.

      This article examines how science, technology, and military strength are all part of the defense system. Technology investment is crucial and allows us to identify threats such as terrorism. There are technology programs that support these efforts and provide solutions in wartime. Rate: 7/10

    1. To be sure, technology is advancing fast in many realms. But it is not enough to wave one’s arms exuberantly about futuristic military possibilities.

      This article explains how technology is utilized in military operations. The author assessed trends that are military related and categorized into four areas. Sensors, computer and communications systems, major weapons platforms, and other types of relevant weapons that become available. Rate: the 7/10

    1. The era of 21st century is often regarded as an era of technology. Technology, today, plays a very important role in our life. It is seen as a basis of growth of an economy. An economy which is poor in technology can never grow in today’s scenario. This is because technology makes our work much easier and less time consuming.

      This article emphasis the need for technology to be used as a learning platform because of the world we live in today. Technology is all around us and impacts how we live, learn, and work. Technology has changed the field of education for teachers and students alike. There are different forms of technology that's used in the classroom. In addition, there are positive and negative factors about the use of technology in education. The authors provide details about how technology can advance learning or impede learning. Rate: 8/10

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    1. This article examines the challenges and opportunities that technology can provide in education. The integration of technology whether its provided in an online format or a blended learning platform, technology is tied into learning. Educators shouldn't rely on technology alone to teach concepts. In fact, technology merely binds the two. Therefore, the need for continuous reflection and adjustment is needed for educators and learners. Rate: 7/10

    1. This article explores how technology can be utilized in the K-12 classroom. Educators can consider this a professional development due to the content it covers. Technological language can be decoded and evaluated through instruction. Teacher can use what children, adolescents, and teenagers are interested in technology wise. Incorporating this into the classroom will be engaging for learners. Rate: 7/10

    1. A two-part publication series on instructional technologies within adult education

      This article reflects on the lack of adult basic education and its consequences on individuals across the United States. However, this foundation focuses on how educational technology has influences K-12, Post-Secondary, Corporate, and professional learning environments. This study conducted a survey of 1,000 adult education programs and its current use of technology based instructional strategies. Rate: 8/10

    1. This resources shares the key characteristics of professional development. Not only does it delineate what should be in place to be effective but it also honors that professional learning should be considered an important component of teaching and learning. Rating 7/10

    1. This website has numerous online resources that my staff can utilize immediately in grades K-8 as we are transitioning to online instruction. I found this site on Michael's hypotheses page and I appreciate the recommendation I will be introducing the site to our teachers at our virtual meeting on Monday. 5/5

    2. MERLOT Materials

      Started in 1997 by the University of California Center for Distributed Learning, this website offers free, peer reviewed, digital learning resources for learners as young as preschool to adult learners in graduate or professional learning programs. Educators can use a general search tool or a filter to find open resource learning material with a peer/editor review and often a user review. This is a very practical, although somewhat overwhelming, approach to putting digitally-designed learning materials into the hands of educators of all ages. Ranking: 9/10

    1. This website provides a snapshot of what learning NFL players can engage in to support their growth. There are opportunities that include career development, financial education, and wellness. There are many opportunities that speak to the whole of the human existence.

    1. This research focuses on the impact of professional development that is intentional versus learning that is business as usual. The intentional design of professional learning supports efficacy.

    1. This resource examines the demographics of people who enroll in nonprofit management degrees. The information provided supports understanding nonprofit management as well as coursework involved.

    1. This article not only focuses on learning but development of leaders. The author explores the importance of leadership development in order to meet the needs of the organization and those of the stakeholders who support or might need something from the organization.

    1. The blog focuses on best practices to determine if the training Nonprofit staff receives is effective. The focus is ensuring that the training meets organizational goals and connects to the work of the employee.

    1. This case study explores the benefit of having a Professional Learning Community (PLC) for those looking to become administrators. The PLC provides the learning opportunity to build community, and in that community collaboration and reflection are encouraged.

    1. The article explores training that should be included in training police officers. The training focuses o ensuring that law enforcement officers have an understanding and how this understanding can apply to their work.

    1. This article explains the training that should be in place to support the work of telemedicine. The writing is explicit in what should be involved in the training in order to ensure that patients feel satisfied and healthcare professionals feel efficacious.

    1. This article shares more about the learning principles involved in adult learning theory. The article unpacks the different principles and includes examples of the principles in action.

    1. This article explores how virtual reality can be used in training nurses. This learning modality may support in the use of telemedicine.

    1. What Is a Modern Learning Environment?

      This article focuses on how a technology integrated learning environment can prepare students for the 21st century workforce. The article focuses on the physical space that the students are located in and how it should be rearrangeable to promote collaborative and diverse learning. The article also focuses on the integration of mobile devices to allow all students to engage technologically and teach the students how to properly use that type of technology for educational purposes and gain skills associated with device usage. Rating 6/10

    2. What Is a Modern Learning Environment?

      A modern learning environment includes connected devices, audiovisual tools, and purposeful furniture that allow students to learn in a variety of ways. Ideas included flexible seating and utilizing student tech tools to their full capabilities. 3/5

    1. This article discusses the changes in learning opportunities for navy members. The biggest shift is that programs that were offered as instructed led have shifted to distance lead only, for courses taught on the ship. There are cost implications applied by this change but this is not unpacked.

    1. This article highlights the importance of continuing education while in the military. The author discusses tools and resources that military members can use to expand their learning. There is further information provided about how learning that can advance a military members career can be completed cost free.

    1. This article explores the emergency shit to online learning in light of Covid-19. The article provides information regarding what facilitators should consider as well as providing reflective questions to link about when creating an online learning environment.

    1. This guide provides many resources for building meaningful engagement for teaching in higher education The guide shares principles of engagement as well as resources for each principle shared. The information shared is applicable to various teaching contexts.

    1. Mapping Trends in Pedagogical Approaches and Learning Technologies: Perspectives from the Canadian, International, and Military Education Contexts

      This article examines the trends in technology usage and its tie to pedagogy within higher education and the Canadian Armed Forces educational system. The article also examined if the new technology integrated educational system was meeting the needs of diverse learners. The article goes on to say that there is an increase usage of technology in both higher education and the Canadian Armed Forces educational system, but the pedagogy behind those technologies isn't often considered. Rating 8/10

    1. Applying Collaborative and e-Learning Tools toMilitary Distance Learning: A Research Framework

      In this study, technology integrated and collaborative learning environments are examined and analyzed for their potential effectiveness for utilization within military programs. The study introduces some e-learning technologies and collaborative learning designs to the readers. A particular focus of constructivism was utilized when examining the education technology tools. The authors go on to list potential technology integrated learning environments that could be used in the military for training purposes. Rating 6/10

    1. This article explores the learning environments that professors create based on how they teach. The focus is on the need and want to be innovative and barriers to making innovative teaching happen.

    1. Individualized Instruction as a Faculty Training Strategy for Technology Integration

      This study examined how the increase desire to create technology integrated educational environments puts pressure on instructors to use more and advanced technologies to be competitive. The study follows instructors who are hesitant to adopt and use newer technologies and examines what method for learning and implementing these technologies is most effective. The study found that the most effective method of training these instructors was through Individualized Instruction over group training programs. Rating 7/10

    2. Individualized Instruction as a Faculty TrainingStrategy for Technology Integration

      The study results showed that developing and implementing an effective individualized training program for instructors helped instructors in the implementation of technology into the individual courses that they created. 4/5

    1. This article examines online learning in higher education. The findings speak to learning outcomes for students, various formats of learning environments, and the costs that may be associated with delivering content online.

    1. Integration of learning technologies into teaching within Fijian Polytechnic Institutions

      In this article the authors examine how technology integrated learning environments are being implemented by the Fijian Ministry of Education within higher education and examines the how the instructors responded to the increased usage of technology. The increase in technology usage was implemented in distance learning and face-to-face courses. The instructors in the study went on to show support of the usage of technology when it comes to pedagogy and cultural influences, but were frustrated by the lack of resources in the implementation of the new technologies. Rating 7/10

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    1. Technology-Based Learning Strategies

      This study examines what technology based learning is and how it is implemented in government, industry, and education. The article goes on to define what some examples of technology based are within the different delivery modalities of synchronous and asynchronous. The study examines how rapid technological changes and digital media revolution has increased the utilization of technology based learning. The study then goes on to give examples of technology based learning in government, industry, and school environments that are outdated. Rating 4/10

    1. Emerging Theories of Learning and the Role of Technology

      This article introduces and discusses how new technologies have created changes in society. It goes on to then present how education must utilize the new technologies to best prepare the learner for the social changes caused by newer technologies and prepare the learner for society and the workplace. Rating 6/10

    2. Emerging Theories of Learning and the Role of Technology

      This article discusses the social changes introduced by new technologies and how educational environments are trying to prepare students to enter a technologically advanced workforce through integration of technology with curriculum. The author challenges traditional theories of learning by discussing how cognition is situated in the digital, 21st-century learner, and that technology integration should focus on the importance of community within learning environments. Although the article challenges the traditional ideas of technology integration, it fails to provide actionable ways in which educators could infuse technology into their own curriculum. Rating: 6/10

    3. In order to prepare students for the demands of this new century change in the way teaching and learning occurs must take place. Learning environments must become more authentic, by giving students the opportunities to use higher order thinking and problem solving skills connected to real world applications (Fouts, 2000).  It is this need along with the change in the current student population that has led to the rethinking of learning theories and the revamping of learning environments.  These new theories whose foundations are based on older educational theories are vastly different in their methods of teaching and learning.

      I like the idea of creating authentic learning environments for higher order thinking, engagement, and promoting problem solving skills for 21st century learners. 4/5

    1. Andragogy and Technology: Integrating Adult Learning Theory As We Teach With Technology

      In this article, written by Fidishun, the concept of integrating technology using Knowles theory of Andragogy is presented. The author goes through the six assumption of andragogy and how technology can impact those assumptions amongst adult learners. Rating 6/10

    2. Technology and the Assumptions of Andragogy

      Six assumption of andragogy by Knowles, Holten, and Swanson are included to further the readers understanding of andragogy followed by useful ways of incorporating the six assumptions into instruction 4/5

    1. Resources for Closing the Digital Divide

      This website hosts numerous resources to aid educators in their attempt to close the digital divide that alienates a certain socio-economic demographic of students and limits their ability to succeed in school. The website first lists hyperlinked articles to help educators understand the state of the digital divide, then lists hyperlinked articles and resources to help take action to improve the digital divide and close digital learning gaps before supplying links to articles and resources that can help instructors develop media and digital literacy within their respective classrooms. This would be an incredibly helpful website for any instructor who is looking for background information on and resources by which to close the digital divide. Rating: 9/10

    1. Theories and Frameworks for Online Education: Seeking an Integrated Model

      This article, written by Anthony G. Picciano of City University of New York Graduate Center and Hunter College, seeks to create a theoretical framework by which to posit online education according to learning theories and their specific application. Beginning with a brief outline of the primary learning theories, the author then tries to position each theory within the online learning environment and the practical implications that follow before suggesting an integrated model that combines features of each theory. One of the primary benefits of this article is the way in which the authors show how the theories of learning might be mutated for individual, educational environmental needs. Rating: 7/10

    2. Online Collaborative Learning (OCL)

      Online collaborative learning theory focuses on collaboration among students, enhancing knowledge, through the use of online learning 3/5

    1. At the Intersection of Technology and Pedagogy: considering styles of learning and teaching

      In this article, Gibson analyzes the use of educational technology through the lens of learning styles of students as well as through learning environments, including those that are teacher-centric and those that are student-centric. The article also discusses the differences between technologies that simply make the work already being done in classes easier to do and those technologies that fundamentally challenge pedagogy to evolve towards a more constructivist ideology.The author further explores external social and political pressures to increase technology integration in the classroom, but warns that not all integration is constructive integration. Although the article discusses many approaches to technology integration, it fails to include concrete steps that educators might take to include technology into their curriculum. Rating: 6/10

    2. Journal of Information Technology for Teacher Education, Vol. 10, Nos 1&2, 2001 37 At the Intersection of Technology and Pedagogy:

      In this article, Gibson examines the intersection of technology usage within education. The author presents technologies that favor teacher and student centered learning environments while also addressing that not all technologies are beneficial from a pedagogy standard. Rating 6/10

    1. Research in Educational Technology

      This textbook, published by the Oklahoma State University Library ePress, contains a chapter which summarizes the main views of knowledge in educational technology research, including postpositivism, constructivism, advocacy, and pragmatism, as well as each view's research traditions. The chapter suggests an approach to evaluating research articles through the lenses of a consistent learning theory coupled, methodologies that support that learning theory, and the conclusions that are drawn by the researchers supported through their methodologies. This chapter would help educators evaluate how and why they might include technology into their course curriculum. Rating: 7/10

    2. Technology Selection and Integration

      Within this textbook published by Oklahoma State University includes a chapter about the selection and integration of technology which focuses not only on how well the technology can impact learners and also addresses issues like cost and efficiency. Rating 6/10

    1. Technology Integration in Schools

      This article focuses on the lack of technology integration by K-12 educators into the curriculum itself based on the evaluation of the amount of access to educational technologies by both teachers and students, how often these technologies are used for instructional purposes, and how that technology is used to facilitate learning by students. The article goes on to discuss ways in which access to educational technology has been increased through one-to-one computing initiatives which has produced mixed results and open educational resources which suggests that educators produce learning materials without compensation. Next, the article suggests ways to increase instructional technology use through professional development in which teacher skills are developed using technology, collaborative environments used to increase holistic teacher engagement, and mentoring to improve teachers' attitudes towards technology implementation. Finally, the article discusses ethical issues surrounding technology use including academic dishonesty, accessibility, and ethical use behaviors.The author concludes with a set of needs in order to bring about effective use of educational technology which include pedagogically sound practices, personalized instruction, assessment, and change at the systemic level. This article provides a very well-rounded view of the challenges and affordances that educators face when considering how to integrate technology into their curriculum. Rating: 8/10

    2. (1) increasing access to educational technologies, (2) increasing the use of technology for instructional purposes, and (3) improving the effectiveness of technology use to facilitate learning.

      Tech Framework needs to include: increase access to tech, increase tech instruction, use tech to facilitate learning 4/5

    1. OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve curriculum.

      This Open Educational Resource page hosts free resources from educators who work with preschool children all the way through graduate and professional level adult learners. In addition to full classroom activities, the site includes many mini-activities and continued learning resources that instructors can include in their daily instructional practice. Although it would certainly require an investment of time on the part of an educator, one of the primary reasons technology integration is not considered, this site does provide the means by which educators may begin to consider including technology in their curriculum to the benefit of their students. Ranking: 8/10

    1. Characteristics of Adult Learners With Implications for Online Learning Design

      To view this article, click "Full text." This article first discusses characteristics of adult learners before addressing the ways in which online learning design should be influenced by the adult learning theories of andragogy, self-directed learning, experiential learning, and transformative learning. By comparing the characteristics of adult learners and the ways in which the theories do or do not address those theories, the author suggests ways in which the characteristics of an adult learner should be used to develop a more holistic approach to developing online learning environments. Although the author doesn't include practical application, it is one of the few articles that expresses a need to combine multiple theories into one design approach. Ranking: 6/10

    1. Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education

      Although only a preview of this textbook is available for free, the amount of historical research included is incredible. The chapters cover a diverse range of topics that are still being discussed today and demonstrate the ideological underpinnings of many modern issues. Published in 2000, the conversation about technology integration in adult learning has moved far beyond the scope of this book, but it could certainly serve as an underpinning of many of the issues that are still being discussed and developed upon today. Ranking: 5/10

    1. Integrating Technology into the Classroom: Eight Keys to Success

      To view this article, click "Full text." This article focuses on the author's perspective of the primary concern in technology integration in educational environments - the instructor. The authors discuss the eight barriers that teachers create when trying to integrate technology: fear of change, training, personal use, teaching models, learning theories, educational climate, motivation, and support. Although the advice is practical, it is extremely rudimentary, created eighteen years ago, and does not address the more modern concerns of integration of technology in adult educational environments. Ranking: 3/10

    1. The Role of Pedagogical Beliefs in EmergingTechnology Integration: An Exploratory CaseStudy of Faculty Perspectives

      In this article, written by Justus, it is presented that technology within higher education courses increases student engagement and learner experiences, but instructors are still hesitant to use technology even knowing the benefits. The instructors are affected by the ease of use of the technology and finding technologies that align to their expected learning objectives and outcomes. Rating 7/10

    1. A Paradigm Shift: Technology Integration for Higher Education in the New Millennium

      To view this article, click "full text." The article discusses a paradigm shift for educational technology at a time when distance learning first started growing across the United States. Initially, institutions of higher learning were driven by technology integration standard mandates as well as competition from other institutions, but eventually the shift normalized with federal funding. The author discusses barriers to technology adaptation, focused on teacher training, before describing characteristics of the distance learner and distance teacher. Although the article may have been relevant for its time, twenty years later it serves more as a grounding article for when educational technology first began to take rise, the considerations and limitations that were addressed, and the way that technology integration in classrooms has still not realized the potential envisioned by its early adopters. Rating: 4/10

    1. Why Do We Need Technology Integration?

      This webpage goes into why and how technology should be integrated into a learning environment to benefit both the learner and the instructors. It provides tons of links to types of technology that can be integrated and how they could be integrated. The webpage argues that technology increase the relationship between the learner and instructor while increasing motivation of the learner and teaching 21st Century skills. Rating 9/10

    2. Resources for Technology Integration

      This webpage offers a wealth of links to understanding current elements of technology integration into various classrooms, links to the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology, as well as a link to resources for technology integration which provides useful tools that teachers can begin to deploy immediately. Ranking: 9/10

    3. These 21st century skills include

      Its interesting that this article was written in 2007 any yet 13 years later we are still trying to convince teachers why tech instruction is important. I also liked the bullet points on the necessary tech skills that are needed in the 21st century. 4/5

    1. Adult Learning Theories in Context: A Quick Guide for Healthcare Professional Educators

      This article, written by Mukhalalati and Taylor, focuses on how different adult learning theories are used within healthcare professional education. The article examines the need and common practice of healthcare educators to utilize a wide variety of adult learning theories to make sure all learners have a productive and beneficial learning experience. The key andragogy theories and pracitices are used across all aspects of the learner experience through usage in teaching strategies, course outcomes and goals, and assessment of the students. Rating 7/10

    2. Adult learning theories have been divided in the literature into the following categories: instrumental, humanistic, transformative, social, motivational, reflective, and constructivist learning theories.

      The article does a good job of organizing adult learning theories in a comprehensive way. 5/5

    1. This article shares the alternatives for learning that aren't as cost prohibitive such as full degrees. This article shares how earning certificates not only impacts the university and the impact on the student earning the certificate.

    1. Educators’ perceptions of technology integration into the classroom: a descriptive case study

      In this article, written by Hartman, Townsend, and Jackson, they look into the teacher's perspective of changing from a traditional learning environment into a technology focused learning environment. The researchers focused on the Humanistic approach when getting the perspectives of the teachers. Their research showed that teachers reacted to this switch with differing degrees of confidence in the technology utilized in the shift, the importance of professional development within the switch, and the excitement associated with the switch to technology based learning environment. Rating 6/10

    2. Themes on a high level of confidence, the importance of professional development and training, self-motivation, and excitement about the way technology can enhance the learning, along with concerns over the lack of infrastructure and support for integrating technology, and about the ability of students to use the technology tools for higher ordered thinking surfaced.

      I think sometimes when we are integrating tech we forget to think or consider how the teachers feel about integrating tech and their preconceived notions and concerns. 5/5

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    1. 37Integrating Technologyinto Adult Learning

      This article discusses four approaches to integrating technology into adult learning environments, including curriculum, delivery mechanism, instructional complement, and instructional tool. The author briefly describes each approach and lists both the benefits and limitations of those approaches, concluding that using technology as an instructional tool may have the greatest ability to reach the widest audience of adult learners with varying technological skill. Although the end result is tied to a constructivist approach, the author does little to extend the theories discussed into practical application for educators. Ranking: 5/10

    2. Technology as Delivery Mechanism

      Technology as a way of differentiating instruction for each individual student using individualized learning systems. This approach would indicate that all students would have an individualized education plan and not just SPED students. 4/5

    1. Integrating Technology in the Adult Education Classroom

      This website offers an online course regarding the purposes, guidelines, and implementation of integrating technology into adult learning environments. Additionally, the course offers examples of ways to integrate that technology. Rank: 7/10

    1. ntegrating Technology in Learning

      This website offers a host of resources for youth and adult educators who are looking for new ways to incorporate technology into their educational environment. The website stores featured projects that support technology integration, resources that educators can use to inform their own practice, and short articles on a variety of topics for youth and adult learners as well as professional development programs. Ranking: 7/10

    1. integrating technology with student-centered learning

      This publication, produced by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, goes through how schools have successfully implemented technology into their school. Not only does the publication discuss how the technology was implemented, but also goes into why/how technology supports and improves the learning environments of the schools. Rating 8/10

    2. how is Technology currenTly Being used To helP s TudenTs and Teachers meeT The demands of sTudenT-cenTered learning?

      Excellent examples of how schools have transitioned to student centered learning by adding technology into all aspects of learning such as instruction, practice, and assessment. 5/5

    1. In this paper, written by Jennifer Groff, addresses the question of how can technology transform the teaching and learning environments to best prepare learners to become lifelong learners and be prepared for the 21st Century. The paper goes on to discuss how technology and pedagogy can be utilized together to better the learning environment especially as a way to diversify learning activities. This paper provides excellent usage of diagrams to illustrate its points. Rating 8/10

    1. K-12 Technology Frameworks

      Within this book, written by Dr. Royce Kimmons, there is a chapter that focuses on the different Technology Integration Models that teachers can use to implement technology into their classrooms/schools. The popular models of technology integration that are discussed are TPACK, RAT, SAMR, and PIC-Rat. The article is useful if you are looking for models of how to integrate technology into a school or a school district. Rating 7/10

    1. This publication provides 10 factors to consider when planning for effective professional development for teachers. Each factor is supported by research findings and broken into easily understandable information regarding how to integrate the information into practice.

    1. This white paper seemed extremely timely as many institutions of higher education are turning to virtual learning spaces due to a pandemic. The white paper provides considerations to think about included ways student may interact, technologies that may be helpful, security needs, and how to develop a course.

    1. A great website of 3 accessible steps to supporting K-12 professional learning. The steps include differentiation, follow up, and accountability. Though this is found in an EdTech resource it doesn't focus solely on educational technology tools so it is applicable to a low/no tech environment.

    1. Resources for Technology Integration

      This webpage hosts numerous links to help educators understand the current challenges and successes of technology integration into the educational environment. Additionally, there are resources broken down by grade level and a list of additional resources on the internet for a wide range of general and specialized learning environments.

    1. ISTE Standards Transform learning and teaching.  

      This section of the ISTE website offers paid resources that educators can access to improve their own understanding of the ISTE standards as well as practical ways to implement those standards in their classroom integration of technology. Rating: 6/10

    1. Instructional Technology Theory Alignment with Practical Application During Student Teaching

      An older but still relevant article on giving preservice teachers exposure and practical user ways of integrating technology into their teaching practices. 3/5

    1. Preservice Technology Integration throughCollaborative Action Communities

      Steps to building a preservice program that integrates technology utilizing collaborative, content based programs, and authentic teaching program at University of Houston. Assessing the need, designing program implementation, setting goals based upon the need, and assessment of program success are all steps in the design process of a preservice technology program. 4/5

    1. 9 Unique Ways to use Technology in the Classroom

      Creative and practical ways to integrate technology into the classroom that can be an easy first step into technology instruction for teachers whom are just beginning to implement technology into their teaching practices. Collaboration and communication are the top benefits of implementing tech into the classroom. 5/5

    1. #echnology based instruction and language learning either face-to-face or online can include so many mi$ed methods and techni5ues of the instruction

      Written by an NAU alumni and gives practical implications on how to implement tech into face-to-face or online adult ESL instruction 5/5

    1. several tools/teaching strategies for higher-level technology integration were specifically reported.

      Several teaching strategies for the integration of tech into the classroom: Flipgrid, digital breakouts, and skyping were recommended and explained how to use them effectively into instruction. 3/5

    1. why teachers of aK-8and K-5schoolunderusedor failed to integrate technology to support learning.

      The study focused on specifically on looking at why K-8 and K-5 teachers do not integrate technology into their teaching. Results of the study showed that lack of professional development and the need for collaboration and tech acuity is needed for teachers to be able to integrate tech into their instructional practices. 4/5

    1. The Context of Adult LearningAndragogy, SDL, and especially transformative learning theory

      A comprehensive list of articles and textbooks that relate to andragogy and is broken down into subgroups that include adult learning, meeting different expectations, and many more! 5/5

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    1. Integrating EducationalTechnology into the Curriculum

      The article is very user friendly and effectively describes how to integrate tech into curriculum. Curriculum would be student centered, engaging, and promote higher levels of learning. 5/5

  7. Nov 2019
    1. Integrating Technology with Bloom’s Taxonomy

      This article was published by a team member of the ASU Online Instructional Design and New Media (IDNM) team at Arizona State University. This team shares instructional design methods and resources on the TeachOnline site for online learning. "Integrating Technology with Bloom's Taxonomy" describes practices for implementing 6 principles of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy in online learning. These principles include Creating, Evaluating, Analyzing, Applying, Understanding, and Remembering. The purpose of implementing this model is to create more meaningful and effective experiences for online learners. The author guides instructors in the selection of digital tools that drive higher-order thinking, active engagmenent, and relevancy. Rating 9/10

    1. Training and Development Policy Wiki

      This webpage, under the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) .gov site, provides an extensive list of technology resources that can be and have been implemented into a variety of employee deveolpment programs. These tools allow for more personalized learning, active participation, collaboration, and communication.In the first section of the site, examples of Web 2.0 tools are listed that can promote collaboration and constructive learning. You can also find technologies that are used in specific sectors, such as the Federal Government and the Private Sector. Clicking on the links redirects you to additional resources on the tech tools, including how to use them effectively and professionally for employee training. Rating 10/10

    1. Using Technology to Enhance Teaching & Learning

      This website provides technology teaching resources as part of the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Center for Teaching Excellence. Users can find informational links to various technology tools that can be used for enhancing teaching and learning in online, hybrid, or face-to-face courses. On the right of the page under "Technology," users can click on the tech tools for additional resources/research on their implementation. Examples of these technologies include Blackboard LMS, PowerPoint presentation software, Google Suite products, blogs, and social media sites. Rating 8/10

    1. Empowering Education: A New Model for In-service Training of Nursing Staff

      This research article explores an andragogical method of learning for the in-service training of nurses. In a study of a training period for 35 nurses, research found an empowering model of education that was characterized by self-directed learning and practical learning. This model suggests active participation, motivation, and problem-solving as key indicators of effective training for nurses. Rating 8/10

    1. Digital Literacy Initiatives

      This website outlines digital literacy initiatives provided by the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS). The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) implements these intitatives to aid adult learners in the successful use of technology in their education and careers. Students have free access to learning material on different subjects under the "LINCS Learner Center" tab. Teachers and tutors also have access to resoruces on implementing educational technology for professional development and effective instruction. Rating 8/10

    1. 1Engaging Adults Learners with TechnologyThrough

      Instruction Librarians from the Twin Cities Campus Library created this instructional gudie as a workshop for implementing technology for adult learning. First, the authors describe key characteristics of adult learners as identified in the theory of andragogy. Examples of these characteristics include the need to know, learner responsibility, past experiences, and motivation to learn. The authors then suggest instructional practices and activities to meet the needs of adult learners, Finally, they provide examples of technology tools for effectively engaging adult learners. Rating 10/10

    1. ISTE Standards Transform learning and teaching.

      This resource is the website for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which serves educators and professionals in the implementation of technology in education. The site provides open access readings, learning guides, and membership material for educators' development with technology. You can also find ISTE Standards for teachers, students, technology coaches, and educational leaders/administrators. These standards serve as the skills and knowledge each group should obtain for effective teaching and learning with technology.

    1. This article, developed by faculty members at NAU, provides research behind and practices for technology-infused professional development (PD) programs. The authors first emphasize the importance of designing professional development for teachers around how they and their students learn best. Many approaches to PD have taken a one-size-fits-all approach in which learners take a more passive role in absorbing standardized information. The authors in this article suggest the need for a more effective model, one in which teachers play an active role in learning in ways that they find most effective for them and their students. Technology can support this PD through interactive and learner-centered instruction. Rating: 9/10

    1. Advantages of Online Professional Development

      This chapter, "Advantages of Online Professional Development" describes the benefits of online teacher professional development (OTPD), which implements technology to deliver training and learning in an online environment. OTPD allows teachers to participate in a flexible, self-directed, and collaborative learning community. They can interact with other teachers synchronously and asynchronously, or take professional development courses at their own schedule.