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Odaci, Hatice – Computers & Education, 2011
Although computers and the internet, indispensable tools in people's lives today, facilitate life on the one hand, they have brought new risks with them on the other. Internet dependency, or problematic internet use, has emerged as a new concept of addiction. Parallel to this increasing in society in general, it is also on the rise among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Use, Predictor Variables
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Baturay, Meltem Huri; Bay, Omer Faruk – Computers & Education, 2010
Web-based education as an alternative to face-to-face teaching is now being extended as an application to higher education. Much effort is undertaken to provide multimedia rich, attractive content to learners. While the use of multimedia technologies has a noticeable effect on students' learning, so does the selected teaching methodology.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Control Groups, Distance Education, Business Administration Education
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Eroz-Tuga, Betil; Sadler, Randall – Computers & Education, 2009
This article presents a critical comparison of the usefulness and practicality of six CMC video chat tools (CUworld, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Paltalk, Skype, and Yahoo Messenger) from the perspective of language teaching professionals. This comparison is based on the results of a semester-long project between graduate students at an American university…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Second Language Learning, Criticism, Foreign Countries
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Sendag, Serkan; Odabasi, H. Ferhan – Computers & Education, 2009
This study investigated how the online problem based learning (PBL) approach employed in an online learning environment influenced undergraduate students' critical thinking skills (CTS) and content knowledge acquisition. The pretest-posttest control group design was used in the study. The subjects included the students who were enrolled at the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Online Courses, Problem Based Learning, Educational Technology
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Beycioglu, Kadir – Computers & Education, 2009
Increased use of technology for instructional purposes has caused some debates about ethical and/or moral use of computers. All teachers, as practitioners of ICT in learning settings, must feel responsible for educating students on "what is right and what is wrong?" of computer use. This study aimed to determine prospective teachers'…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Ethics
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Pamuk, Savas; Peker, Deniz – Computers & Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate Turkish pre-service science and mathematics teachers' computer self-efficacies (CSEs) and computer attitude (CA) considering gender, year in program, and computer ownership as independent variables. Additionally the study aimed to examine the relationship between CSE and CA. Computer Self-efficacy Scale…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Ownership, Computer Attitudes, Measures (Individuals)
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Akdemir, Omur; Oguz, Ayse – Computers & Education, 2008
Virtually errorless high speed data processing feature has made computers popular assessment tools in education. An important concern in developing countries considering integrating computers as an educational assessment tool before making substantial investment is the effects of computer-based testing on students' test scores as compared to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Educational Assessment, Computer Assisted Testing, Computers