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Jackson, Alexander T.; Brummel, Bradley J.; Pollet, Cody L.; Greer, David D. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2013
This research examined the effect that a relatively new Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) device, specifically an interactive tabletop, has on elementary students' attitudes toward collaborative technologies, mathematical achievement, and the gender gap in mathematics. Prior research has shown many positive effects of CSCL…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Educational Technology, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Attitudes
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Woo, Matsuko Mukumoto; Chu, Samuel Kai Wah; Li, Xuanxi – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2013
This study investigated the use of a wiki for collaborative writing among primary levels five (P5) and six (P6) students (n = 119) in a Chinese primary school in Hong Kong where English is taught as a second language (L2). Three classes of students and their English subject teachers participated in a three-month English language writing programme…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Interviews, Content Analysis
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Aesaert, Koen; Vanderlinde, Ruben; Tondeur, Jo; van Braak, Johan – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2013
The purpose of this study is to analyze the content features of educational technology curricula for primary education developed by national governments. A qualitative cross-case document analysis of the national educational technology curriculum of Norway, Flanders and England was conducted. The analysis focuses on the underlying visions,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis
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Hsu, Shihkuan; Kuan, Ping-Yin – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2013
Technology integration is influenced by many factors related to the teacher and the school environment. While many studies have examined factors that influence teachers' use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at the teacher level, a growing number of studies have suggested that it is beneficial to examine those factors using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Teacher Surveys, Educational Environment
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Huang, Yueh-Min; Liang, Tsung-Ho; Su, Yen-Ning; Chen, Nian-Shing – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2012
Today various types of tablet computers are used, including iPad and Android Tablets. These individual portable digital devices can be used as e-book readers to support mobile personalized learning. Though many studies have investigated e-books by targeting undergraduate students, yet less attention has been paid to children. Therefore, an…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Elementary School Students, Instructional Design, Learning Processes
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Lim, Cheolil; Song, Hae-Deok; Lee, Yekyung – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2012
Usability is critical to the development of a user-friendly digital textbook platform interface, yet thorough research on interface development based on usability principles is in short supply. This study addresses that need by looking at usability attributes and corresponding design elements from a learning perspective. The researchers used a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Textbooks, Formative Evaluation
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Baytak, Ahmet; Land, Susan M. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2011
This study employed a case study design (Yin, "Case study research, design and methods," 2009) to investigate the processes used by 5th graders to design and develop computer games within the context of their environmental science unit, using the theoretical framework of "constructionism." Ten fifth graders designed computer games using "Scratch"…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Programming, Learning Processes, Grade 5
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Kang, Helen W.; Zentall, Sydney S. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2011
This study hypothesized that increased intensity of graphic information, presented in computer-generated instruction, could be differentially beneficial for students with hyperactivity and inattention by improving their ability to sustain attention and hold information in-mind. To this purpose, 18 2nd-4th grade students, recruited from general…
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Special Needs Students
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Zacharia, Zacharias C.; Xenofontos, Nikoletta A.; Manoli, Constantinos C. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2011
The goal of this study was to investigate the effect of two different cooperative learning approaches, namely, the Jigsaw Cooperative Approach (JCA) and the Traditional Cooperative Approach (TCA), on students' learning and practices/actions within the context of a WebQuest science investigation. Another goal of this study was to identify possible…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Investigations, Cooperative Learning, Ecology
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Dickey, Michele D. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2011
The purpose of this study is to address the pragmatics of integrating virtual worlds for teaching and learning for K-12 education. Specifically this qualitative investigation focuses on a reflective dialogue gathered from a group of K-12 (primary and secondary school) educators about their experiences using both "Active Worlds Educational…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Educational Technology, Barriers
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Kim, Paul; Hagashi, Teresita; Carillo, Laura; Gonzales, Irina; Makany, Tamas; Lee, Bommi; Garate, Alberto – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2011
Mobile devices are highly portable, easily distributable, substantially affordable, and have the potential to be pedagogically complementary resources in education. This study, incorporating mixed method analyses, discusses the implications of a mobile learning technology-based learning model in two public primary schools near the Mexico-USA…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Parent Participation, Achievement Tests
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Tezci, Erdogan – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2011
The current study aimed at identifying Turkish primary school teachers' perceptions of school culture regarding ICT integration in education. In addition, the current study was designed to investigate factors that might influence their perceptions. The participants were 1540 primary school teachers. The findings revealed that the teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Culture, Computer Uses in Education, Internet
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Judson, Eugene – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2010
This study investigated whether an identifiable link existed between gains in technology literacy and achievement in the areas of reading, mathematics, and language arts. Normal curve equivalent (NCE) content score changes from TerraNova assessments were calculated for approximately 5,000 students from fourth- to fifth-grade and 5,000 students…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Grade 5, Technological Literacy, Achievement Gains
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Chin, Doris B.; Dohmen, Ilsa M.; Cheng, Britte H.; Oppezzo, Marily A.; Chase, Catherine C.; Schwartz, Daniel L. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2010
One valuable goal of instructional technologies in K-12 education is to prepare students for future learning. Two classroom studies examined whether Teachable Agents (TA) achieves this goal. TA is an instructional technology that draws on the social metaphor of teaching a computer agent to help students learn. Students teach their agent by…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Educational Technology, Elementary School Students, Science Instruction
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Wang, Chin-Chiang; Ku, Heng-Yu – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2010
The purpose of this study was to identify the components of a framework for affective education implementation based on a positive psychology approach. A fifth grade class of 31 students in a public rural elementary school in Taiwan participated in a 13-week long affective education course that consisted of six units: Self-discovery, Love and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory, Constructivism (Learning), Humanistic Education
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