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Ben-Yehudah, Gal; Eshet-Alkalai, Yoram – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
The use of digital materials in educational settings is common, despite evidence indicating that comprehension of digital text is inferior to comprehension of printed text. A potential solution to this problem is to use learning strategies for deeper text processing. Text-highlighting is a strategy known to improve comprehension of printed text;…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Study Skills, Study Habits, Notetaking
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Shamir, Adina; Baruch, Dorit – Educational Media International, 2012
Mathematical learning difficulties can originate at an early age. However, research on young children's math development, especially those who are at risk, is in its early stages. The current study is the first to examine the effects of an activity with an educational e-book on emergent math with 52 preschoolers at risk for learning disability…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Korat, Ofra; Shamir, Adina – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2012
We examine the effect of direct and indirect teaching of vocabulary and word reading on pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children following use of an electronic storybook (e-book). The children in each age group were randomly assigned to an intervention group which read the e-book or to a control group which was afforded the regular school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Age Differences, Kindergarten, Reading Instruction
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Meishar-Tal, Hagit; Kurtz, Gila; Pieterse, Efrat – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
This paper describes a pilot study in using Facebook as an alternative to a learning management system (LMS). The paper reviews the current research on the use of Facebook in academia and analyzes the differences between a Facebook group and a regular LMS. The paper reports on a precedent-setting attempt to use a Facebook group as a course…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis
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Shamir, Adina – Educational Media International, 2009
This research investigated the effects of an educational electronic book (e-book) on low socioeconomic status (SES) kindergarteners' emergent literacy while focusing on the relationship between process and outcomes during joint learning. The sample (96 kindergarteners, aged five to six) was randomly assigned to experimental (e-book activation) and…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Outcomes of Education, Kindergarten