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Timmis, Sue – Computers & Education, 2012
Universities are facing severe cuts in funding and a transformation of both the economic model underpinning higher education and the relationship between students, tutors and universities and the traditional forms of support for students' learning may be eroded. At the same time, mobile communications, instant messaging and social networking are…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Speech Communication, Electronic Mail, Learning Activities
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Duan, Yanqing; He, Qile; Feng, Weizhe; Li, Daoliang; Fu, Zetian – Computers & Education, 2010
This research aims to examine, from an innovation adoption perspective, Chinese students' intention of taking up e-learning degrees. A survey of Chinese students was conducted to reveal their perceptions concerning innovation attributes relevant to e-learning and their intentions of taking e-learning programmes provided by UK universities. Given…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Intention, Innovation, Foreign Countries
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Wishart, Jocelyn; Triggs, Pat – Computers & Education, 2010
In this paper we report on the successes and challenges of a creative project involving museums, schools and interactive technologies. The MuseumScouts project is EU Comenius 2.1 funded and involves teachers, teacher educators, museum staff, students and researchers from five European countries: Germany (Berlin and Munich), Lithuania (Vilnius),…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Museums, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Turvey, Keith – Computers & Education, 2010
This paper argues that if new communications technologies and online spaces are to yield "new relationship[s] with learners" then research that is tuned to recognize, capture and explain the pedagogical processes at the center of such interactions is vital. This has implications for the design of pedagogical activities within Initial…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Teachers, Research Design, Learning Strategies
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Limniou, Maria; Papadopoulos, Nikos; Whitehead, Christopher – Computers & Education, 2009
Pre-laboratory activities have been known to improve students' preparation before their practical work as they assist students to make available more working memory capacity for actual learning during the laboratory. The aim of this investigation was to compare two different teaching approaches which supported a pre-laboratory session by using the…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Short Term Memory, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction
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Taylor, Mark John; Pountney, David C.; Baskett, M. – Computers & Education, 2008
In this paper, we examine the potential use of animation for supporting the teaching of some of the mathematical concepts that underlie computer games development activities, such as vector and matrix algebra. An experiment was conducted with a group of UK undergraduate computing students to compare the perceived usefulness of animated and static…
Descriptors: Animation, Computers, Mathematical Concepts, Algebra