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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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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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Silva, Helena; Pinho, Rosa; Lopes, Lisia; Nogueira, Antonio J. A.; Silveira, Paulo – Computers & Education, 2011
An Interactive Dichotomous Key (IDK) for 390 "taxa" of vascular plants from the Ria de Aveiro, available on a website, was developed to help teach botany to school and universitary students. This multimedia tool includes several links to Descriptive and Illustrated Glossaries. Questionnaires answered by high-school and undergraduate students about…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Undergraduate Students, Identification, Botany
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Chong, Eddy K. M. – Computers & Education, 2010
For the net-generation students learning in a Web 2.0 world, research is often equated with Googling and approached with a mindset accustomed to cut-and-paste practices. Recognizing educators' concern over such students' learning dispositions on the one hand, and the educational affordances of blogging on the other, this study examines the use of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Research Methodology
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Macedo-Rouet, Monica; Ney, Muriel; Charles, Sandrine; Lallich-Boidin, Genevieve – Computers & Education, 2009
The use of computers to deliver course-related materials is rapidly expanding in most universities. Yet the effects of computer vs. printed delivery modes on students' performance and motivation are not yet fully known. We compared the impacts of Web vs. paper to deliver practice quizzes that require information search in lecture notes. Hundred…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Notetaking, Tests, Lecture Method
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Willoughby, Teena; Anderson, S. Alexandria; Wood, Eileen; Mueller, Julie; Ross, Craig – Computers & Education, 2009
The purpose of the study was to examine the role of domain knowledge when retrieving and using information from the Internet as a resource for essay tasks, as well as to investigate the quality of Internet searches and its relation to essay performance. In two experiments, 100 undergraduates searched the Internet for 30 min and completed two…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Correlation, Control Groups, Essays
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McKinney, Dani; Dyck, Jennifer L.; Luber, Elise S. – Computers & Education, 2009
iTunes University, a website with downloadable educational podcasts, can provide students the opportunity to obtain professors' lectures when students are unable to attend class. To determine the effectiveness of audio lectures in higher education, undergraduate general psychology students participated in one of two conditions. In the lecture…
Descriptors: Psychology, Lecture Method, Instructional Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students