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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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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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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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Evans, Chris – Computers & Education, 2008
In this paper we describe a study of the effectiveness of mobile learning (m-learning) in the form of podcasting, for teaching undergraduate students in Higher Education. Podcasting involves downloading a series of audio or video broadcasts (files) onto a digital media player, via a computer, over a period of weeks. These can then be watched or…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Textbooks, Adult Learning
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Saade, Raafat George; Kira, Dennis – Computers & Education, 2007
Computerphobic adults including first-year university students have been reported to range from 25% to 50%. Although self-reported computer anxiety has reduced in the past decade, it continues to be a significant issue for many. This is especially true for students of today where the stakes are high when using computers for their course work.…
Descriptors: Internet, Online Courses, Information Technology, Computer Attitudes
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Fiorina, Lorenzo; Antonietti, Alessandro; Colombo, Barbara; Bartolomeo, Annella – Computers & Education, 2007
There is a common assumption that hypermedia navigation is influenced by a learner's style of thinking, so people who are inclined to apply sequential and analytical strategies (left-thinkers) are thought to browse hypermedia in a linear way, whereas those who prefer holistic and intuitive strategies (right-thinkers) tend towards non-linear paths.…
Descriptors: Hypermedia, Cognitive Style, Prompting, Cues