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Ho, Li-Hsing; Hung, Chang-Liang; Chen, Hui-Chun – Computers & Education, 2013
Student academic performance and social competence are influenced positively by parent involvement; effective parent-teacher communication not builds parent reliance on a school, it enhances parent knowledge of raising children. As information technology develops rapidly, it is already a trend that e-communication is replacing traditional paper…
Descriptors: Intention, Teacher Behavior, Models, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Proctor, Michael D.; Marks, Yaela – Computers & Education, 2013
This research reports and analyzes for archival purposes surveyed perceptions, use, and access by 259 United States based exemplar Primary and Secondary educators of computer-based games and technology for classroom instruction. Participating respondents were considered exemplary as they each won the Milken Educator Award during the 1996-2009…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Mason, Lucia; Tornatora, Maria Caterina; Pluchino, Patrik – Computers & Education, 2013
This study used eye-tracking methodology in the school setting to examine fourth graders' online processing of text and graphics while reading an illustrated science text. We were interested in identifying patterns of visual behavior, which was examined considering individual differences in reading comprehension, prior knowledge, and spatial…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Pretests Posttests, Correlation, Web Based Instruction
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Mich, Ornella; Pianta, Emanuele; Mana, Nadia – Computers & Education, 2013
Deaf children have significant difficulties in comprehending written text. This is mainly due to the hearing loss that prevents them from being exposed to oral language when they were an infant. However, it is also due to the type of educational intervention they are faced with, which accustoms them to decoding single words and isolated sentences,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Usability, Deafness, Story Telling
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Li, Yan; Ranieri, Maria – Computers & Education, 2013
Over the last decades, the issue of digital divide has received particular attention from international bodies and researchers in Western countries. One of the main reasons for this growing interest is related to the implications that digital inequalities have for social development and particularly for education. Despite the relevance of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Internet
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Garcia, I.; Pacheco, C. – Computers & Education, 2013
Many courses for elementary school are based upon teacher presentation and explanation of basic topics, rather than allowing students to develop their own knowledge. This traditional model may turn elementary-level lessons into an extremely theoretical, boring and non-effective process. In this context, research in mathematics elementary education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Constructivism (Learning), Mathematics Education
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Zou, Junhua; Liu, Qingtang; Yang, Zongkai – Computers & Education, 2012
Based on Competence Motivation Theory (CMT), a Moodle course for schoolchildren's table tennis learning was developed (The URL is http://www.bssepp.com, and this course allows guest access). The effects of the course on students' knowledge, perceived competence and interest were evaluated through quantitative methods. The sample of the study…
Descriptors: Racquet Sports, Physical Education, Intervention, Motivation Techniques
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Meluso, Angela; Zheng, Meixun; Spires, Hiller A.; Lester, James – Computers & Education, 2012
Many argue that games can positively impact learning by providing an intrinsically motivating and engaging learning environment for students in ways that traditional school cannot. Recent research demonstrates that games have the potential to impact student learning in STEM content areas and that collaborative gameplay may be of particular…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Grade 5, Educational Games, STEM Education
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Sad, Suleyman Nihat; Ozhan, Ugur – Computers & Education, 2012
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the views of primary students about interactive whiteboard [IWB] use in their classes from attitudinal and pedagogical perspectives. Research was designed as an empirical approach to "phenomenology." Data was collected from fifty primary students (fourth to eighth) through focus group interviews.…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Needs
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Hamlen, Karla R. – Computers & Education, 2012
Stochastic Frontier Regression Analysis was used to investigate strategies and skills that are associated with the minimization of time required to achieve proficiency in video games among students in grades four and five. Students self-reported their video game play habits, including strategies and skills used to become good at the video games…
Descriptors: Play, Video Games, Gender Differences, Time Factors (Learning)
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Bouta, Hara; Retalis, Symeon; Paraskeva, Fotini – Computers & Education, 2012
This study examines the effect of using an online 3D virtual environment in teaching Mathematics in Primary Education. In particular, it explores the extent to which student engagement--behavioral, affective and cognitive--is fostered by such tools in order to enhance collaborative learning. For the study we used a purpose-created 3D virtual…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics
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Ponce, Hector R.; Lopez, Mario J.; Mayer, Richard E. – Computers & Education, 2012
This article examines the effectiveness of a computer-based instructional program (e-PELS) aimed at direct instruction in a collection of reading comprehension strategies. In e-PELS, students learn to highlight and outline expository passages based on various types of text structures (such as comparison or cause-and-effect) as well as to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conventional Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Instructional Effectiveness
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Jang, Syh-Jong; Tsai, Meng-Fang – Computers & Education, 2012
There has been an increasing tendency to enhance teachers' ability to apply educational technology. Few researchers have investigated with the relationships between the use of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) and the impact on the technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) of teachers. The purposes of the study were to examine Taiwanese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Science, Educational Technology, Science Teachers
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Huang, Hwa-Shan; Chiou, Chei-Chang; Chiang, Heien-Kun; Lai, Sung-Hsi; Huang, Chiun-Yen; Chou, Yin-Yu – Computers & Education, 2012
This study explores the effect of multidimensional concept mapping instruction on students' learning performance in a web-based computer course. The subjects consisted of 103 fourth graders from an elementary school in central Taiwan. They were divided into three groups: multidimensional concept map (MCM) instruction group, Novak concept map (NCM)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Concept Mapping, Grade 4, Internet
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Sad, Suleyman Nihat – Computers & Education, 2012
The main purpose of this study was to develop an instrument to measure the attitudes of elementary students towards smart board (SB) use in education. A sequential exploratory mixed method was used. So the study started with a qualitative approach to establish the content and face validity of the scale, followed by a quantitative approach to test…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Construct Validity, Test Validity, Factor Analysis
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