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Blasco-Arcas, Lorena; Buil, Isabel; Hernandez-Ortega, Blanca; Sese, F. Javier – Computers & Education, 2013
As more and more educational institutions are integrating new technologies (e.g. audience response systems) into their learning systems to support the learning process, it is becoming increasingly necessary to have a thorough understanding of the underlying mechanisms of these advanced technologies and their consequences on student learning…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods, Social Sciences, Audience Response Systems
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Barrios, Arquimedes; Panche, Stifen; Duque, Mauricio; Grisales, Victor H.; Prieto, Flavio; Villa, Jose L.; Chevrel, Philippe; Canu, Michael – Computers & Education, 2013
This article describes the development, implementation and preliminary operation assessment of Multiuser Network Architecture to integrate a number of Remote Academic Laboratories for educational purposes on automatic control. Through the Internet, real processes or physical experiments conducted at the control engineering laboratories of four…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Laboratories, Internet, Engineering Education
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Daniel, David B.; Woody, William Douglas – Computers & Education, 2013
While e-book sales continue to increase, electronic textbooks are not very popular with college students. This may be due to the fact that e-textbooks are read for different reasons and with different strategies than are e-books. Although previous research has documented this lack of preference for e-textbooks, student performance and use of…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Textbooks, Printed Materials, Preferences
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Angeli, Charoula – Computers & Education, 2013
An investigation was carried out to examine the effects of cognitive style on learners' performance and interaction during complex problem solving with a computer modeling tool. One hundred and nineteen undergraduates volunteered to participate in the study. Participants were first administered a test, and based on their test scores they were…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Problem Solving, Undergraduate Students, Man Machine Systems
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Sana, Faria; Weston, Tina; Cepeda, Nicholas J. – Computers & Education, 2013
Laptops are commonplace in university classrooms. In light of cognitive psychology theory on costs associated with multitasking, we examined the effects of in-class laptop use on student learning in a simulated classroom. We found that participants who multitasked on a laptop during a lecture scored lower on a test compared to those who did not…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Cognitive Psychology, Lecture Method, Educational Experiments
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Chang, Wen-Long; Lee, Chun-Yi – Computers & Education, 2013
Several studies have found that participants are willing to share personal information on Facebook, due mainly to trust in fellow group members; however, this trust is often influenced by the discussion environment, methods and participants. A learning facilitator is often employed in entrepreneurial courses but few previous studies have examined…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Cooperative Learning, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Rockinson- Szapkiw, Amanda J.; Courduff, Jennifer; Carter, Kimberly; Bennett, David – Computers & Education, 2013
University students are increasingly choosing to purchase e-textbooks for their mobile devices as an alternative to traditional textbooks. This study examines the relationship between textbook format and 538 university students' grades and perceived learning scores. Results demonstrate that there was no difference in cognitive learning and grades…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Electronic Learning, Electronic Publishing, Printed Materials
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Bligh, Brett; Coyle, Do – Computers & Education, 2013
This paper uses an Activity Theory framework to evaluate the use of a novel, multi-screen, non-linear presentation tool. The Thunder tool allows presenters to manipulate and annotate multiple digital slides and to concurrently display a selection of juxtaposed resources across a wall-sized projection area. Conventional, single screen presentation…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Projection Equipment, Architectural Education, Class Activities
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Dominguez, Adrian; Saenz-de-Navarrete, Joseba; de-Marcos, Luis; Fernandez-Sanz, Luis; Pages, Carmen; Martinez-Herraiz, Jose-Javier – Computers & Education, 2013
Gamification is the use of game design elements and game mechanics in non-game contexts. This idea has been used successfully in many web based businesses to increase user engagement. Some researchers suggest that it could also be used in web based education as a tool to increase student motivation and engagement. In an attempt to verify those…
Descriptors: Games, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, College Students
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Okita, Sandra Y.; Turkay, Selen; Kim, Mihwa; Murai, Yumiko – Computers & Education, 2013
Advancements in technology have brought about new forms of learning and online instruction that allow communication through virtual representations without physically meeting in person. This study builds on previous work involving recursive feedback that tests the hypothesis that an important facet of learning-by-teaching is the opportunity to…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Feedback (Response), Virtual Classrooms, Computer Uses in Education
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Wichmann, Astrid; Rummel, Nikol – Computers & Education, 2013
Wiki-based writing possesses a great deal of educational potential, yet students face difficulties while writing a shared document. Revising a shared document, in particular, seems to be a demanding activity for students. This study investigated whether collaboration scripts can help to improve students' revision activities and overall text…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Scripts, Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology
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Gialamas, Vasilis; Nikolopoulou, Kleopatra; Koutromanos, George – Computers & Education, 2013
This study investigated student teachers' perceptions about the impact of internet usage on their learning and future jobs. The sample consisted of 448 student teachers from the Early Childhood and Primary Education Departments at the National University of Athens, in Greece. Student teachers' perceptions regarding the impact of internet usage on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Influence of Technology, Internet, Student Teachers
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Isotani, Seiji; Mizoguchi, Riichiro; Isotani, Sadao; Capeli, Olimpio M.; Isotani, Naoko; de Albuquerque, Antonio R. P. L.; Bittencourt, Ig. I.; Jaques, Patricia – Computers & Education, 2013
When the goal of group activities is to support long-term learning, the task of designing well-thought-out collaborative learning (CL) scenarios is an important key to success. To help students adequately acquire and develop their knowledge and skills, a teacher can plan a scenario that increases the probability for learning to occur. Such a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semantics, Vignettes, Cooperative Learning
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Chen, Ruey-Shin; Liu, I-Fan – Computers & Education, 2013
To strengthen the information technology skills of students living in remote areas, the Ministry of Education of Taiwan advocated the 2008 Country Development Plan to diminish the gap between urban and rural education development. This study proposes a hypothetical model to evaluate the effectiveness of the government policy in decreasing the…
Descriptors: Rural Urban Differences, Knowledge Level, Information Technology, Electronic Learning
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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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