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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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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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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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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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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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Chu, Samuel K. W.; Chan, Carol K. K.; Tiwari, Agnes F. Y. – Computers & Education, 2012
Blogging has been recommended as a suitable tool for learning during internship due to its associated usefulness in collaborative learning, reflection, communication, and social support. In this study, blogging was incorporated into the internship activities of two discipline-specific groups of interns: information management (n = 53) and nursing…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Grading, Learning Processes, Nursing Education
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Biasutti, Michele – Computers & Education, 2011
The aim of this paper is to present a picture of student experience of a collaborative e-learning module in an asynchronous e-learning environment. A distance learning module on music education worth five credit points for a bachelor online degree for primary school educating teachers was assessed using a self-evaluation questionnaire that…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Music Education, Learning Activities, Group Activities
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Papastergiou, Marina; Gerodimos, Vassilis; Antoniou, Panagiotis – Computers & Education, 2011
The main idea behind this study was to explore the educational potential of multimedia blogging for academic disciplines such as Physical Education (PE) that are not heavily based on written discourse and where multiple representations are important in learning. A class blog was utilized as a means for PE students to reflect on and showcase their…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Research Design, Physical Education, Team Sports
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Hernandez-Leo, Davinia; Romeo, Lauren; Carralero, Miguel A.; Chacon, Jonathan; Carrio, Mar; Moreno, Pau; Blat, Josep – Computers & Education, 2011
Two important challenges that teachers are currently facing are the sharing and the collaborative authoring of their learning design solutions, such as didactical units and learning materials. On the one hand, there are tools that can be used for the creation of design solutions and only some of them facilitate the co-edition. However, they do not…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Biology, Educational Resources, Teaching Methods
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Robertson, Judy – Computers & Education, 2011
To be successful university learners, students need to develop skills in self-directed learning. This encompasses a range of cognitive and meta-cognitive skills including generating one's own learning goals, planning how to tackle a problem, evaluating whether learning goals have been met, and re-planning based on this evaluation. The educational…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Computer Science Education, Diaries
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Cho, Young Hoan; Lee, Jaejin; Jonassen, David H. – Computers & Education, 2011
The current study examines the assertion that students are motivated and learn more by carrying out tasks consistent with their epistemological beliefs in web-based learning environments. In the study, 120 undergraduate students in an educational technology course participated as part of their coursework. Using a wiki, triads reciprocally asked…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Persuasive Discourse, Educational Technology, Epistemology
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de-la-Fuente-Valentin, Luis; Pardo, Abelardo; Kloos, Carlos Delgado – Computers & Education, 2011
IMS Learning Design is a specification to capture the orchestration taking place in a learning scenario. This paper presents an extension called Generic Service Integration. This paradigm allows a bidirectional communication between the course engine in charge of the orchestration and conventional Web 2.0 tools. This communication allows the…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Learning Activities, Educational Technology
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Deng, Liping; Yuen, Allan H. K. – Computers & Education, 2011
Accompanying the emergence of blog technology as a dominant online publishing paradigm is a growing interest in its educational benefits and applications. This study sets out to develop an empirically grounded framework for educational blogging in the context of teacher education. A working framework was first proposed that highlights four areas:…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Educational Benefits
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