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Aparicio, Fernando; De Buenaga, Manuel; Rubio, Margarita; Hernando, Asuncion – Computers & Education, 2012
In recent years there has been a shift in educational methodologies toward a student-centered approach, one which increasingly emphasizes the integration of computer tools and intelligent systems adopting different roles. In this paper we describe in detail the development of an Intelligent Information Access system used as the basis for producing…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Undergraduate Students, Medical Students, Higher Education
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Liu, Mei-hui – Computers & Education, 2012
This study investigated the application of an online videocase discussion community into fostering preservice and inservice EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers' professional development in Taiwan. This investigation further revealed the nature and development of discussion discourse and the participating teachers' perceptions of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Loogma, Krista; Kruusvall, Juri; Umarik, Meril – Computers & Education, 2012
In this article, the acceptance of e-learning by teachers of vocational secondary and professional higher education institutions (hereafter: VET teachers) in Estonia has been analysed. The analysis is based on questionnaire study, carried out in 2007. The theoretical framework of the article has been inspired by Everett Rogers' innovation…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Innovation, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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Jones, Norah; Blackey, Haydn; Fitzgibbon, Karen; Chew, Esyin – Computers & Education, 2010
To understand the student experience on social software, the research aims to explore the disruptive nature and opportunity of social networking for higher education. Taking four universities, the research: (1) identifies the distinction between the students' current usage of social software; (2) reports on the students' experience on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Social Life, Student Experience, Educational Technology
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Peters, Vanessa L.; Hewitt, Jim – Computers & Education, 2010
This study investigated the online practices of students enrolled in graduate-level distance education courses. Using interviews and a questionnaire as data sources, the study sought to: (a) identify common practices that students adopt in asynchronous discussions, and (b) gain an understanding of why students adopt them. An analysis of the data…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Coping, Educational Technology, Student Behavior
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De Smet, Marijke; Van Keer, Hilde; De Wever, Bram; Valcke, Martin – Computers & Education, 2010
This study was conducted in an authentic university setting with fourth-year Educational Sciences' students operating as online peer tutors to facilitate freshman tutees' online collaboration and knowledge construction in a blended "Instructional Sciences" course. Taking into account prior research uncovering weaknesses in online peer tutor…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Self Efficacy, Discussion Groups, Tutor Training
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Iskender, Murat; Akin, Ahmet – Computers & Education, 2010
The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship of internet addiction, social self-efficacy, and academic locus of control. Participants were 311 university students who completed a questionnaire package that included the Online Cognition Scale, the Academic Locus of Control Scale, and the Perceived Social Self-efficacy Scale. The…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals)
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Gialamas, Vasilis; Nikolopoulou, Kleopatra – Computers & Education, 2010
This paper regards a comparative study which investigates in-service and pre-service Greek early childhood teachers' views and intentions about integrating and using computers in early childhood settings. Views and intentions were investigated via a questionnaire administered to 240 in-service and 428 pre-service early childhood teachers.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Self Efficacy, Factor Structure, Young Children
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Savoy, April; Proctor, Robert W.; Salvendy, Gavriel – Computers & Education, 2009
The benefit of PowerPoint[TM] is continuously debated, but both supporters and detractors have insufficient empirical evidence. Its use in university lectures has influenced investigations of PowerPoint's effects on student performance (e.g., overall quiz/exam scores) in comparison to lectures based on overhead projectors, traditional lectures…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Retention (Psychology), Computer Software, Instructional Effectiveness
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Reimer, Yolanda Jacobs; Brimhall, Erin; Cao, Chen; O'Reilly, Kevin – Computers & Education, 2009
The research presented in this paper reaches towards a better theoretical understanding of how students in higher education currently take notes, how this process is evolving in the digital age to include information assimilation, and the kinds of support students need to be successful with their changing academic tasks. To gain insight into these…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Feedback (Response)
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Higgins, Colin A.; Bligh, Brett; Symeonidis, Pavlos; Tsintsifas, Athanasios – Computers & Education, 2009
The CourseMarker system has been used to assess free-response computer based assessment (CBA) exercises since 1998. The aim of the studies reported here was to evaluate the feasibility and usefulness of developing and deploying diagram-based exercises using DATsys, an authoring environment for diagram-based CBA, together with CourseMarker.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Formative Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Questionnaires
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Dalgarno, Barney; Bishop, Andrea G.; Adlong, William; Bedgood, Danny R., Jr. – Computers & Education, 2009
Many have argued that interactive 3D virtual environments have great educational potential due to their ability to engage learners in the exploration, construction and manipulation of virtual objects, structures and metaphorical representations of ideas. Although learning benefits have been demonstrated in research settings, and substantial usage…
Descriptors: Distance Education, On Campus Students, Familiarity, Chemistry
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Uzunboylu, Huseyin; Cavus, Nadire; Ercag, Erinc – Computers & Education, 2009
Mobile learning or m-learning, a relatively new concept, has attracted the interest of educators, researchers, and companies developing learning systems and instructional materials. This study investigated the use of integrating use of mobile technologies, data services, and multimedia messaging systems to increase students' use of mobile…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Environmental Education
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Fu, Fong-Ling; Su, Rong-Chang; Yu, Sheng-Chin – Computers & Education, 2009
In an effective e-learning game, the learner's enjoyment acts as a catalyst to encourage his/her learning initiative. Therefore, the availability of a scale that effectively measures the enjoyment offered by e-learning games assist the game designer to understanding the strength and flaw of the game efficiently from the learner's points of view.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Questionnaires, Educational Games, Student Attitudes
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Stephenson, Julia E.; Brown, Clifford; Griffin, Darren K. – Computers & Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to consider the efficacy and popularity of "Virtual Lectures" (text-based, structured electronic courseware with information presented in manageable "chunks", interaction and multimedia) and "e-Lectures" (on-screen synchrony of PowerPoint slides and recorded voice) as alternatives to traditional lectures. We…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Reaction, Genetics, Lecture Method
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