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Means, Barbara 1949-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 125 publications in 2 languages and 6,656 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LB1028.3, 371.967
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Means
Teaching advanced skills to at-risk students : views from research and practice( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative studies of how people think : an introduction by Michael Cole( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology and education reform : the reality behind the promise by Barbara Means( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The demand for serious, systemic reform of our schools and the dramatic increase in the availability and power of technology within schools have simultaneously grown into two of the most significant trends in education today. But efforts at school reform and technology implementation often occur separately, with little coordinated planning and no mutual support." "Technology and Education Reform shows how the introduction of such new instructional technologies as multimedia systems, networks, video, and microcomputers can support and further the efforts of school reform. Based on research by the National Study on Technology and Education Reform - a project of SRI International sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education - along with additional research by the authors, this book provides a framework for linking the instructional uses of new technologies to the teaching and learning goals of school reform, showing how the new roles of students and teachers as envisioned by the education reform movement can be supported by technology." "The book provides concrete illustrations of how technology can be used to help both students and teachers to accomplish things they could not do otherwise. By providing examples of successful programs from around the country, the authors reveal the specific kinds of technologies that hold the most promise for increasing student learning. They show how technology can improve teacher training. And they explain what policy makers can do to accommodate the implementation of new technologies."--Jacket
The connected school : technology and learning in high school by Barbara Means( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines six technology-using high schools in order to show how computer and Internet technology can support and improve teaching and learning. Chapter 1 discusses issues of technology access that have come to be called the "digital divide." Chapter 2 provides a portrait of a general high school located within an economically stressed urban Empowerment Zone. Chapter 3 moves to a Chicago high school with an explicit vocational orientation. Chapter 4 tells the story of a Chicago options school with a mathematics and science focus. Chapter 5 describes a small, alternative high school that was one of the first Chicago schools to have Internet access to most of its instructional rooms. Chapter 6 describes a selective, traditionally academic Detroit high school that has been lauded as one of the nation's strongest public high schools. Chapter 7 describes activities at a high school that has served as a technology demonstration center for Detroit. Chapter 8 provides a summary of issues raised by the cases as a whole. (Contains 47 references.) (Mes)
Evaluating educational technology : effective research designs for improving learning( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this definitive volume, today's leading authorities outline research designs, methodologies, and types of assessments that can be used to more effectively evaluate educational technologies. These designs, when properly implemented, will provide critical evidence of technology's impact on student learning. Featuring a user-friendly presentation, the experts provide real-world examples and lessons learned to facilitate the reader's understanding of how and why the authors came to their conclusions and recommendations. (Midwest)
Learning online : what research tells us about whether, when and how by Barbara Means( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a time when more and more of what people learn both in formal courses and in everyday life is mediated by technology, Learning Online provides a much-needed guide to different forms and applications of online learning. This book describes how online learning is being used in both K-12 and higher education settings as well as in learning outside of school. Particular online learning technologies, such as MOOCs (massive open online courses), multi-player games, learning analytics, and adaptive online practice environments, are described in terms of design principles, implementation, and contexts of use. Learning Online synthesizes research findings on the effectiveness of different types of online learning, but a major message of the book is that student outcomes arise from the joint influence of implementation, context, and learner characteristics interacting with technology, not from technology alone. The book describes available research about how best to implement different forms of online learning for specific kinds of students, subject areas, and contexts. Building on available evidence regarding practices that make online and blended learning more effective in different contexts, Learning Online draws implications for institutional and state policies that would promote judicious uses of online learning and effective implementation models. This in-depth research work concludes with a call for an online learning implementation research agenda, combining education institutions and research partners in a collaborative effort to generate and share evidence on effective practices"--
Using technology to support education reform by Barbara Means( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many critics of American education see technology as an important tool in bringing about the kind of revolutionary changes called for in new reform efforts. Consequently, support for the use of technology to promote fundamental reform appears to be reaching a new high. Following an introduction describing elements of school reform, Chapter 2 describes how technology can support the kinds of student learning described in a model of reform presented in Chapter 1. Chapter 3 describes the ways that technology can support student learning as defined by education reformers, and Chapter 4 describes ways in which technology can support teacher efforts to promote student learning. Chapter 5 reviews the literature on the effects of technology on student learning outcomes. The final chapter deals with issues of implementation for projects attempting education reform supported by technology. Three tables and two figures summarize information about technology and reform. (Contains 192 references.) (SLD)
Using technology evaluation to enhance student learning( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume interprets the research perspectives published in Evaluating Educational Technology : Effective Research Designs for Improving Learning to provide valuable insights for the successful use of technology in different classroom and curricular settings
Teaching advanced skills to educationally disadvantaged students : final report( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive research on response error in survey questions on smoking( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographical memory for health-related events( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Models for teaching advanced skills to educationally disadvantaged children by Barbara Means( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper summarizes the overall theme of a collection of six papers (each with separate commentary) inspired by research in cognitive psychology. The dominant approaches to instructing educationally disadvantaged children have focused on the teaching of basic skills, with little regard for the more advanced skills of reasoning, problem solving, and independent thinking. This collection of papers focuses on alternative models for teaching the advanced skills of mathematics reasoning, reading comprehension, problem solving, and composition. These models represent a new attitude toward disadvantaged ("at risk") learners. The following major themes underlie these approaches: (1) a new attitude toward the disadvantaged learner emphasizing intellectual strengths and accomplishments and acknowledging cultural differences; (2) reshaping the curriculum for relevance and emphasis on advanced skills; and (3) applying new instructional strategies. Specific recommendations are presented for individual teachers, staff developers, program planners and managers, and school and district administrators. A whole-school perspective will be necessary to implement these ideas. It is noted that these models are relevant for all learners, not merely the educationally disadvantaged. One figure and a 12-item list of references are included. (Sld)
Technology and education reform : technical research report by Barbara Means( Book )

in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching advanced skills to educationally disadvantaged students : final report( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology and education reform : technical research report by Barbara Means( Book )

in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognición y pensamiento : cómo pensamos : estudios comparados by Michael Cole( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology's role in education reform : findings from a national study of innovating schools by Barbara Means( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teachers' use of student data systems to improve instruction by Barbara Means( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teachers' use of student data systems to improve instruction, 2005 to 2007 by Lawrence Gallagher( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Evaluation of evidence based practices in online learning : a meta analysis and review of online learning studies by B Means( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The findings presented here are derived from (a) a systematic search for empirical studies of the effectiveness of online learning and (b) a meta-analysis of those studies from which effect sizes that contrasted online and face-to-face instruction could be extracted or estimated. A narrative summary of studies comparing different forms of online learning is also provided. These activities were undertaken to address four research questions: 1. How does the effectiveness of online learning compare with that of face-to-face instruction? 2. Does supplementing face-to-face instruction with online instruction enhance learning? 3. What practices are associated with more effective online learning? 4. What conditions influence the effectiveness of online learning?'--p. xi
 
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Teaching advanced skills to at-risk students : views from research and practice
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Comparative studies of how people think : an introductionTechnology and education reform : the reality behind the promiseThe connected school : technology and learning in high schoolEvaluating educational technology : effective research designs for improving learningUsing technology evaluation to enhance student learning