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GeoThentic, an online teaching and learning environment, focuses on engaging teachers and learners in solving real-world geography problems through use of geospatial technologies.This article describes the evolution of the GeoThentic learning environment, how GeoThentic was designed using TPACK framework, and how teacher TPACK assessment models have been designed and integrated within the environment to assist social studies teaching and learning.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2010
Using an activity theory framework, the authors examine how preservice teachers and middle school students utilized instant messaging in educational contexts. They also examine the impact of instant messaging on the development of community among preservice teachers.Qualitative results from six focus groups and two personal interviews indicate that instant messaging enhanced the development of community among the preservice teachers. It also facilitated the breakdown of teacher-student social barriers while being predominantly exploited as a social rather than an academic medium.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2009
In this paper, the authors sought to understand how teachers chose to integrate a hybrid online education program in their classrooms, how students responded to this choice, and how students' experiences were influenced by the integration model chosen by the teachers. The authors discuss four integration models in the context of hybrid online education and particularly in adventure learning. Finally, the authors provide recommendations for the design, development, implementation, and integration of hybrid online education programs.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2008