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Lee, Doo Young; Lehto, Mark R. – Computers & Education, 2013
The present study was framed using the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to identify determinants affecting behavioral intention to use YouTube. Most importantly, this research emphasizes the motives for using YouTube, which is notable given its extrinsic task goal of being used for procedural learning tasks. Our conceptual framework included two…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Intention, Usability, Structural Equation Models
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Alloway, Tracy Packiam; Horton, John; Alloway, Ross G.; Dawson, Clare – Computers & Education, 2013
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the impact of social networking sites (SNS) on cognitive abilities and reported levels of social connectedness in adolescents. In order to provide a reliable measure of cognitive skills, standardized tests of verbal ability, working memory, and academic attainment were administered. Students also…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Verbal Ability, Cognitive Ability, Standardized Tests
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Ozcinar, Zehra; Ekizoglu, Nihat – Computers & Education, 2013
Despite the well-known benefits of parent involvement in children's education, research clearly shows that it is difficult to effectively involve parents. This study aims to capture parents' views of a Blog Based Parent Involvement Approach (BPIA) designed to secure parent involvement in education by strengthening school-parent communication. Data…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Lin, Peng-Chun; Hou, Huei-Tse; Wang, Shu-Ming; Chang, Kuo-En – Computers & Education, 2013
In recent years, social networking services (SNSs), for example, Facebook, have shown exponential growth in their number of users. Witnessing the popularity of these SNSs, educational researchers have also explored the potential educational value of using SNSs. Despite the few studies that have investigated learners' attitudes toward and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Projects, Active Learning, Student Behavior
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Funkhouser, Beverly J.; Mouza, Chrystalla – Computers & Education, 2013
This study investigated entering preservice teachers' initial beliefs and ideas with regard to the role of technology in teaching and learning. It also examined specific technology-integrated pedagogical strategies and their potential to help preservice teachers begin to shift from traditional teacher-centered beliefs to a more student-centered…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Opportunities, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Ertmer, Peggy A.; Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Anne T.; Sadik, Olgun; Sendurur, Emine; Sendurur, Polat – Computers & Education, 2012
Early studies indicated that teachers' enacted beliefs, particularly in terms of classroom technology practices, often did not align with their espoused beliefs. Researchers concluded this was due, at least in part, to a variety of external barriers that prevented teachers from using technology in ways that aligned more closely with their beliefs.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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Pynoo, Bram; Tondeur, Jo; van Braak, Johan; Duyck, Wouter; Sijnave, Bart; Duyck, Philippe – Computers & Education, 2012
In this study, teachers' acceptance and use of an educational portal is assessed based on data from two sources: usage data (number of logins, downloads, uploads, reactions and pages viewed) and an online acceptance questionnaire. The usage data is extracted on two occasions from the portal's database: at survey completion (T1) and twenty-two…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Intention, Secondary School Teachers, Adoption (Ideas)
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Freeman, Wendy; Brett, Clare – Computers & Education, 2012
Blogging is characterized by an individual exploration of ideas of personal interest through frequent online posts, documenting ideas as they emerge over time. Community emerges as bloggers read and link across blogs, based on shared interests. Blogs have gained acceptance in higher education for a variety of instructional activities, among which,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Graduate Students, Web Sites, Journal Writing
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Joubert, Marie; Wishart, Jocelyn – Computers & Education, 2012
This study drew on data from two different initiatives in which groups of participants were asked to work together to build knowledge. In the first initiative school students were asked to discuss ethical issues in science, using a moderated online discussion board and in the second, researchers in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Ethics, Researchers, Science and Society
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Goktas, Yuksel; Demirel, Turgay – Computers & Education, 2012
Blogs are used as a technology support tool in teaching-learning processes in contemporary schools, especially in higher education. This paper examines the effects of using blogs on prospective teachers' perceived ICT competencies and perceptions in blog-enhanced ICT courses. Both quantitative and qualitative research approaches were used in the…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Qualitative Research, Electronic Publishing, Preservice Teacher Education
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Abdous, M'hammed; Facer, Betty Rose; Yen, Cherng-Jyh – Computers & Education, 2012
With podcasting gaining more mainstream adoption in higher education, it's critical to examine its effectiveness in improving the student learning experience. To this end, this paper examines the effectiveness of podcasts integrated into the curriculum (PIC) versus podcasts as supplemental material (PSM). Considering recent empirical work on the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Learning Experience
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Wood, Eileen; Zivcakova, Lucia; Gentile, Petrice; Archer, Karin; De Pasquale, Domenica; Nosko, Amanda – Computers & Education, 2012
The purpose of the present study was to examine the impact of multi-tasking with digital technologies while attempting to learn from real-time classroom lectures in a university setting. Four digitally-based multi-tasking activities (texting using a cell-phone, emailing, MSN messaging and Facebook[TM]) were compared to 3 control groups…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Technology, Higher Education, Written Language
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Krauskopf, Karsten; Zahn, Carmen; Hesse, Friedrich W. – Computers & Education, 2012
Web-based digital video tools enable learners to access video sources in constructive ways. To leverage these affordances teachers need to integrate their knowledge of a technology with their professional knowledge about teaching. We suggest that this is a cognitive process, which is strongly connected to a teacher's mental model of the tool's…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Cognitive Processes, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Electronic Publishing
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Barry, Shane – Computers & Education, 2012
The purpose of this research was to firstly develop a protocol for video recording student group oral presentations, for later viewing and self-assessment by student group members. Secondly, evaluations of students' experiences of this process were undertaken to determine if this self-assessment method was a positive experience for them in gaining…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Focus Groups, Content Analysis
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Biasutti, Michele; EL-Deghaidy, Heba – Computers & Education, 2012
The current study reports on the use of Wiki as an online didactic tool to develop knowledge management (KM) processes in higher education. This study integrates social constructivist principles to learning where learners are pro-active and collaborative through higher order cognitive processes. The study was administered in two countries, namely…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Constructivism (Learning), Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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