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Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Carina; Blanco-Izquierdo, Francisco – Computers & Education, 2012
In this paper we analyze the main areas of research into educational videogames and in the evolution of the technologies and design methodologies that are making these interactive systems increasingly natural, immersive and social. We present the design and development of a prototype for a collaborative educational videogame based on a Massively…
Descriptors: Video Games, Secondary Education, Online Systems, Educational Games
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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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Moss, Karen; Crowley, Mark – Computers & Education, 2011
This paper describes the flexibility of Personal Response Systems (PRSs), (also known as "clickers" or electronic voting systems (EVS)), as part of strategies to support students' learning in science. Whilst variants of this technology began to appear 12 years ago, there is now a steadily increasing adoption of these systems within higher…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Citizen Participation, Science Education, Audiences
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Kim, Hyeonjin; Hannafin, Michael J. – Computers & Education, 2011
Situated, case-based approaches, featuring virtual teachers' activity and reasoning in university classrooms, may provide a viable alternative to immersive field-based apprenticeships. Despite widespread advocacy on situated teacher education, research on preservice teachers' situated learning remains rare. This study examined how preservice…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Preservice Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Preservice Teachers
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Siozos, Panagiotis; Palaigeorgiou, George; Triantafyllakos, George; Despotakis, Theofanis – Computers & Education, 2009
In this paper, we identify key challenges faced by computer-based assessment (CBA) in secondary education and we put forward a framework of design considerations: design with the students and teachers, select the most appropriate media platform and plan an evolution rather than a revolution of prior practices. We present the CBA application…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Educational Assessment, Comparative Analysis, Undergraduate Students