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Lu, Jingyan; Zhang, Zhidong – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2012
Peer assessment has been implemented in schools as both a learning tool and an assessment tool. Earlier studies have explored the effectiveness of peer assessment from different perspectives, such as domain knowledge and skills, peer assessment skills, and attitude changes. However, there is no holistic model describing the effects of cognitive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation, Prior Learning
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Beach, Richard; Doerr-Stevens, Candance – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2011
Social networking sites may include argumentative writing about particular issues in which participants adopt competing perspective and discourses on those issues. This study examined roles and discourses adopted by high school students participating in an online role-play conducted on a Ning platform regarding their school's Internet policies on…
Descriptors: High School Students, Persuasive Discourse, School Policy, Administrative Policy
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Thomas, Michael K.; Barab, Sasha A.; Tuzun, Hakan – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2009
This study examined the tensions surrounding the implementation of a technology-rich educational innovation called Quest Atlantis (QA) in a local public elementary school. Three qualitative case studies of three classrooms implementing the innovation and a subsequent cross-case analysis were undertaken to illuminate: 1) the reasons why teachers…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Case Studies, Elementary Schools
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Kale, Ugur; Brush, Thomas; Saye, John – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2009
This study examines online messages in a discussion forum that a group of K-12 history teachers used to discuss curriculum implementations as part of their professional development. It has 3 main research foci. First, it focuses on identifying the types of assistances provided to the teachers in an online forum. Second, it examines teachers'…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Thinking Skills, Content Analysis