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Ariel, Yaron; Elishar-Malka, Vered – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
This study examined the viewpoints of lecturers and students regarding the roles of smartphones in the classroom: how legitimate is it to use them in class, and in what ways? Does the usage of smartphones impair in-class learning processes, and if it does, can we tie specific uses with specific disruptions to the class? Conversely, could it be…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Seralidou, Eleni; Douligeris, Christos – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
The continuous technological development nowadays acts ancillary and supportively in student-centered learning, in both formal and informal education settings. Effective learning environments, such as the AppInventor software, could spark the students' interest and allow them to develop programming skills and strengthen their algorithmic…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Student Centered Learning, Programming Languages, Foreign Countries
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Günbatar, Mustafa Serkan – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
The goal of this study is to compare in-service and pre-service teachers' computational thinking skills and to take in-service teachers' opinions about the contribution of professional life to differentiation in this skill. The study was conducted in Turkey. The type of the study is mixed method. Quantitative data were obtained from 870…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Joyce-Gibbons, Andrew; Galloway, David; Mollel, Andrew; Mgoma, Sylvester; Pima, Madeleke; Deogratias, Enos – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
Mobile phone technology in Tanzania has grown rapidly but there is insufficient data on its application in schools. This paper aims to show how students in the first and third year (F1 and F3) teachers in two rural secondary schools perceived its use. F1 and F3 students completed a questionnaire. Teachers and students in F1 and F3 discussed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Secondary Schools
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Mohamadi Zenouzagh, Zohre – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
This study investigated the effect of multimedia learning on textuality of Iranian EFL (English as Foreign Language) intermediate learners' writing performance in individual, collaborative and e-collaborative writing modalities from student and teacher perspectives. The results of Multivariate and repeated measure analysis of variance on 90…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Santos, Ieda M.; Bocheco, Otávio; Habak, Claudine – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
This study explored student and instructor perceptions of personal mobile device usage and policies for appropriate practices in the classroom at a Brazilian higher education institution. The study also explored significant differences in perceptions, and relationships between perceptions and demographic data. A total of 176 undergraduates and 13…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, College Faculty