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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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Hong, Jon-Chao; Hwang, Ming-Yueh; Hsu, Hsuan-Fang; Wong, Wan-Tzu; Chen, Mei-Yung – Computers & Education, 2011
The rapid development of information and communication technology and the popularization of the Internet have given a boost to digitization technologies. Since 2001, The National Science Council (NSC) of Taiwan has invested a large amount of funding in the National Digital Archives Program (NDAP) to develop digital content. Some studies have…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Computer Interfaces, Archives, Foreign Countries
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Hsu, Shihkuan – Computers & Education, 2011
The expansion of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure in schools is expected to promote learning. To what extent teachers are utilizing the new ICT tools to engage students in learning activities remains a question. This study reports what kind of activities teachers are likely to assign students, and what type of teachers…
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, Multimedia Materials, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers
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Lan, Yu-Feng; Sie, Yang-Siang – Computers & Education, 2010
With the rapid development of mobile technologies, mobile learning has become a new trend in education. A better understanding of how to effectively use communication technologies to improve mobile learning is important. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the media richness of various message delivery methods in the proposed m-learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods
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Verhoeven, Jef C.; Heerwegh, Dirk; De Wit, Kurt – Computers & Education, 2010
The passage from secondary school to university puts students in an environment with different expectations. Not only the expectations towards learning might change, but also towards ICT competences and computer use. The purpose of this article is to find out whether freshmen, after 6 months at the university, changed their self-perception of ICT…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Information Technology, Internet, College Freshmen
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Colomar, M. Pilar Alberola; Guzman, Eva Gil – Computers & Education, 2009
We are presenting a methodological approach that aims to increase students' motivation by asking them to develop tasks based on professional settings. In order to meet this objective a collaborative methodology was designed and applied to two multidisciplinary projects: MARKETOUR and ICT-SUSTOUR. Both projects made students face real workplace…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Student Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Learning Motivation