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Llamas-Nistal, Martin; Fernandez-Iglesias, Manuel J.; Gonzalez-Tato, Juan; Mikic-Fonte, Fernando A. – Computers & Education, 2013
Existing e-assessment tools may not be a panacea to address all assessment situations, as students might find the traditional pen-and-paper approach to provide their answers more convenient than typing them online. For example, constructed response or essay-based assessments will require the active participation of students and lecturers to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Grading
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Gonzalez-Gomez, Francisco; Guardiola, Jorge; Rodriguez, Oscar Martin; Alonso, Miguel Angel Montero – Computers & Education, 2012
Student learning skills differ depending on gender. The importance of studying this situation in the classroom is that recommendations can be made taking gender into consideration. In e-learning, the roles of students and teachers change. In line with recent research, the question this paper raises is whether or not gender differences also exist…
Descriptors: Males, Females, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries
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Guillen-Nieto, Victoria; Aleson-Carbonell, Marian – Computers & Education, 2012
Although the value of serious games in education is undeniable and the potential benefits of using video games as ideal companions to classroom instruction is unquestionable, there is still little consensus on the game features supporting learning effectiveness, the process by which games engage learners, and the types of learning outcomes that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Games, Video Games, Learner Engagement
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Alorda, B.; Suenaga, K.; Pons, P. – Computers & Education, 2011
This paper reports on the design, implementation and assessment of a new approach course structure based on the combination of three cooperative methodologies. The main goal is to reduce the percentage of non-passed students focusing the learning process on students by offering different alternatives and motivational activities based on working in…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries, Robotics
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Arenas-Gaitan, Jorge; Ramirez-Correa, Patricio E.; Rondan-Cataluna, F. Javier – Computers & Education, 2011
The main objective of this paper is to examine cultural differences and technology acceptances from students of two universities, one is from a European country: Spain, and the other is in Latin America: Chile. Both of them provide their students with e-learning platforms. The technology acceptance model (TAM) and Hofstede's cultural dimensions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Cultural Pluralism, Cross Cultural Studies
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Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Magal-Royo, Teresa; de Siqueira Rocha, Jose Macario; Alvarez, Miguel Fernandez – Computers & Education, 2010
Although much has been said about ergonomics in interface and in computer tools and interface design, very few articles in major journals have addressed this topic in relation to language testing. This article describes an experiment carried out at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, in which 27 Media and Communication students provided…
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Language Tests, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Lareki, Arkaitz; de Morentin, Juan Ignacio Martinez; Amenabar, Nere – Computers & Education, 2010
This article presents the results of a research study that took place during the 2007-2008 academic year at the University of the Basque Country. (UPV/EHU in its Spanish and Basque acronyms). The research's goal was to establish the guidelines for training opportunities in information and communication technologies (ICTs) that could better address…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Educational Needs
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Sanchez-Franco, Manuel J.; Martinez-Lopez, Francisco J.; Martin-Velicia, Felix A. – Computers & Education, 2009
Our research specifically focuses on the effects of the national cultural background of educators on the acceptance and usage of ICT, particularly the Web as an extensive and expanding information base that provides the ultimate in resource-rich learning. Most research has been used North Americans as subjects. For this reason, we interviewed…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Internet, Cultural Background
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Lopez-Fernandez, Olatz; Rodriguez-Illera, Jose Luis – Computers & Education, 2009
Digital learner portfolios are of growing importance in higher education as the sector seeks new teaching-learning-assessment methods which promote students' autonomy as managers of their own virtual learning environment. The purpose of this study was to analyse descriptively the undergraduate students' perceptions, attitudes and behaviour when…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
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Rueda, U.; Arruarte, A.; Elorriaga, J. A.; Herran, E. – Computers & Education, 2009
This paper presents a study carried out at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU with the aim of evaluating the CM-ED (concept map editor) with social education students. Concept mapping is a widely accepted technique that promotes meaningful learning. Graphically representing concepts of the learning domain and relationships between them…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Cognitive Structures, Foreign Countries, Education Courses
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Araque, Francisco; Roldan, Concepcion; Salguero, Alberto – Computers & Education, 2009
This paper develops personalized models for different university degrees to obtain the risk of each student abandoning his degree and analyzes the profile for undergraduates that abandon the degree. In this study three faculties located in Granada, South of Spain, were involved. In Software Engineering three university degrees with 10,844…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries