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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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Oncu, Semiral; Cakir, Hasan – Computers & Education, 2011
Due to increasing demand for education and training in the information age, online learning and teaching is becoming a necessity in our future. However, lack of research goals to understand impact of online learning environments on students is a problem in research on online learning environments. We identified four main research goals to pursue…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Educational Demand, Faculty Development
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Arbaugh, J. B. – Computers & Education, 2010
This study examined faculty characteristics and behaviors in 46 MBA courses conducted over a two-year period. We found that both formal instructor activities, referred to in the online learning literature as teaching presence, and informal instructor activities, known as immediacy behaviors, were positive predictors of student perceived learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Teacher Role, Business Administration Education
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Chen, Ching-Huei – Computers & Education, 2010
This study examined how web-based integration and procedure question prompts differentially affected students' knowledge acquisition and ill-structured problem solving skills, particularly in representing problem(s), developing solutions, and monitoring and evaluating a plan of action within the social science context. Eighty-four undergraduate…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Problem Solving, Internet, Undergraduate Students
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Chou, Chien; Peng, Hsinyi; Chang, Chun-Yu – Computers & Education, 2010
This study explores the interactivity of course-management systems (CMSs). First, this study reviews the concepts of interactivity, interactivity dimension, and interaction type on the basis of related theories and studies. Second, this study analyzes the interactive functions attributable to the six major CMSs in Taiwan colleges and universities,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Student Attitudes, Interaction
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Le, Ada; Joordens, Steve; Chrysostomou, Sophie; Grinnell, Raymond – Computers & Education, 2010
At the University of Toronto at Scarborough, we provide enhanced flexibility to our students using a blended-learning approach (i.e., the webOption) whereby students can attend lectures live, watch them online at their convenience, or both. The current research examines the use of pause and seeks features afforded by the webOption interface and…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Calculus, Lecture Method, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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Tsai, Chia-Wen – Computers & Education, 2010
As more and more people use computers to complete their work and solve problems in the workplace, computing education is emphasized for students of all levels and disciplines in Taiwan. However, the computing education in Taiwan can hardly be recognized as effective and satisfactory. Many inappropriate examples that lack context are used in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Computers, Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning
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Chen, Pu-Shih Daniel; Lambert, Amber D.; Guidry, Kevin R. – Computers & Education, 2010
Widespread use of the Web and other Internet technologies in postsecondary education has exploded in the last 15 years. Using a set of items developed by the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), the researchers utilized the hierarchical linear model (HLM) and multiple regressions to investigate the impact of Web-based learning technology…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses, Internet
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Turvey, Keith – Computers & Education, 2010
This paper argues that if new communications technologies and online spaces are to yield "new relationship[s] with learners" then research that is tuned to recognize, capture and explain the pedagogical processes at the center of such interactions is vital. This has implications for the design of pedagogical activities within Initial…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Teachers, Research Design, Learning Strategies
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Macedo-Rouet, Monica; Ney, Muriel; Charles, Sandrine; Lallich-Boidin, Genevieve – Computers & Education, 2009
The use of computers to deliver course-related materials is rapidly expanding in most universities. Yet the effects of computer vs. printed delivery modes on students' performance and motivation are not yet fully known. We compared the impacts of Web vs. paper to deliver practice quizzes that require information search in lecture notes. Hundred…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Notetaking, Tests, Lecture Method
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Jarmon, Leslie; Traphagan, Tomoko; Mayrath, Michael; Trivedi, Avani – Computers & Education, 2009
While many reports espouse the potential impact that 3-D virtual worlds are expected to have on teaching and learning in higher education in a few years, there are few empirical studies that inform instructional design and learning assessment in virtual worlds. This study explores the nature and process of learning in Second Life in a graduate…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Experiential Learning, Content Analysis, Instructional Effectiveness
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Jacobson, Astrid R.; Militello, Roberta; Baveye, Philippe C. – Computers & Education, 2009
Multidisciplinary courses are being developed at a number of US colleges and universities to highlight the connections between the rise or fall of world civilizations and the sustainable or unsustainable uses of soil and water resources. The content presented in these courses is complex because it includes concepts from disciplines as varied as…
Descriptors: Environmental Influences, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Objectives, College Instruction
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Sanchez-Franco, Manuel J.; Martinez-Lopez, Francisco J.; Martin-Velicia, Felix A. – Computers & Education, 2009
Our research specifically focuses on the effects of the national cultural background of educators on the acceptance and usage of ICT, particularly the Web as an extensive and expanding information base that provides the ultimate in resource-rich learning. Most research has been used North Americans as subjects. For this reason, we interviewed…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Internet, Cultural Background
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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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