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Hainey, Thomas; Connolly, Thomas M.; Stansfield, Mark; Boyle, Elizabeth A. – Computers & Education, 2011
A highly important part of software engineering education is requirements collection and analysis which is one of the initial stages of the Database Application Lifecycle and arguably the most important stage of the Software Development Lifecycle. No other conceptual work is as difficult to rectify at a later stage or as damaging to the overall…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Computer Software, Engineering
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Efendioglu, Akin; Yelken, Tugba Yanpar – Computers & Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of two different methods on primary school teacher candidates' academic achievements and attitudes toward computer-based education, and to define their views on these methods. Both the first experimental group, programmed instruction (PI), and the second experimental group, meaningful…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Experimental Groups, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
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Monteserin, Ariel; Schiaffino, Silvia; Amandi, Analia – Computers & Education, 2010
In CSCL systems, students who are solving problems in group have to negotiate with each other by exchanging proposals and arguments in order to resolve the conflicts and generate a shared solution. In this context, argument construction assistance is necessary to facilitate reaching to a consensus. This assistance is usually provided with isolated…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Problem Solving, Cooperative Learning, Artificial Intelligence
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Fernandez, Vicenc; Simo, Pep; Sallan, Jose M. – Computers & Education, 2009
The literature has frequently highlighted the usefulness of podcasting in higher education; however, there is an important gap between the theory on good practice in higher education and empirical studies about podcasting. With this in mind, we carried out an empirical study on an undergraduate degree course in Information Systems Management. The…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study
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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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Toral, S. L.; Barrero, F.; Martinez-Torres, M. R. – Computers & Education, 2007
This paper presents an exploratory study about the development of a structural and measurement model for the technological acceptance (TAM) of a web-based educational tool. The aim consists of measuring not only the use of this tool, but also the external variables with a significant influence in its use for planning future improvements. The tool,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Internet, Higher Education