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Volume 16 Issue 2 / Oct 2018  pp79‑160

Editor: Rikke Ørngreen, Heinrich Söbke

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Blended Supervision for Thesis Projects in Higher Education: A Case Study  pp79‑90

Thashmee Karunaratne

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Effect of a Metacognitive Scaffolding on Information Web Search  pp91‑106

Adriana Huertas-Bustos, Omar López-Vargas, Luis Sanabria-Rodríguez

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Developing Reflective Skills of Student Teachers in the Virtual Learning Environment  pp107‑121

Zuzana Straková, Ivana Cimermanová

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A Conceptual Understanding of how Educational Technology Coaches help Teachers Integrate iPad Affordances into their Teaching  pp122‑133

Gail Drennan, Ian Moll

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Educational technology (ed tech) coaches can help teachers and students integrate iPad affordances into their teaching and learning. A brief overview of affordance theory is provided. While investigating the under‑researched practices of ed tech coaches, the authors identified iPad affordances and tabulated these, revealing links between the iPad’s technological capabilities, technological affordances and pedagogical affordances. Nine iPad technological capabilities, such as the camera, were aligned with some of their technological affordances, such as taking a photo. These were matched to some pedagogical affordances, such as taking a photo for educational purposes. Finally, different categories in the table were combined into six broad strands unveiling how ed tech coaches use them to change teacher pedagogy with benefits for teachers, students and parents. Ed tech coaches often naturally build teachers’ TPACK, mostly through the SAMR model. Specifically, they change teachers’ pedagogy by focusing on polysynchronous teaching and learning; digital, transformed learning; student ownership of learning with teachers as facilitators; students as teachers of content and technology; teachers’ triple agendas of content elaboration, academic argument, and digital citizenship; and student creativity. 


Keywords: iPads, affordances, ed tech coaches, TPACK, SAMR.


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Assessing Air Force Officers’ Satisfaction on the Use of SOC Virtual Classroom: Input to Professional Military Education e‑Learning Design and Implementation  pp134‑147

Christopher Chua, Joseph Archog

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Factors Influencing the Adoption of e‑Learning in an Open and Distance Learning Institution of Pakistan  pp148‑158

Moiz Uddin Ahmed, Shahid Hussain, Shahid Farid

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Editorial for EJEL Volume 16 Issue 2  pp159‑160

Rikke Ørngreen, Heinrich Söbke

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