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Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Kuo, Fan-Ray – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Web-based problem-solving, a compound ability of critical thinking, creative thinking, reasoning thinking and information-searching abilities, has been recognised as an important competence for elementary school students. Some researchers have reported the possible correlations between problem-solving competence and information searching ability;…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Structural Equation Models, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking
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Hsiao, Hsien-Sheng; Tsai, Chung-Chieh; Lin, Chien-Yu; Lin, Chih-Cheng – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
The rapid growth of Internet has resulted in the rise of WebQuest learning recently. Teachers encourage students to participate in the searching for knowledge on different topics. When using WebQuest, students' self-regulation is often the key to successful learning. Therefore, this study establishes a self-regulated learning system to assist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Self Management
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Lin, Janet Mei-Chuen; Wu, Yi-Jiun – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
As netbook computers are becoming an attractive option for K-12 educators, they have the potential to be a more integral part of language learning. In this study 45 sixth graders in two classes used netbooks to learn English as a second language. Forty-four students in two other classes served as the control group who received traditional…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education
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Grimley, Mick; Allan, Mary – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Whilst prior research has identified children as avid users of new technologies, insufficient studies have explored their patterns of use. This paper investigates how New Zealand pre-teens use technology out of school and identifies a typology of technology use. Two hundred and twenty four children between 10 and 12 years of age completed a…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Questionnaires, Information Technology, Gender Differences