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Scott, Karen M.; Nerminathan, Arany; Alexander, Shirley; Phelps, Megan; Harrison, Amanda – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This study was conducted with medical students, physicians, patients and carers in a paediatric and an adult hospital to determine use of mobile devices for learning, and beliefs and attitudes about others' use. Awareness of ethical, patient privacy and data security concerns was explored. The research was conducted using a mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Medical Education, Medical Students
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Hou, Huei-Tse; Yu, Tsai-Fang; Wu, Yi-Xuan; Sung, Yao-Ting; Chang, Kuo-En – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
The theory of spatial thinking is relevant to the learning and teaching of many academic domains. One promising method to facilitate learners' higher-order thinking is to utilize a web map mind tool to assist learners in applying spatial thinking to cooperative problem solving. In this study, an environment is designed based on the theory of…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Wang, Jiechen; Ni, Haochen; Rui, Yikang; Cui, Can; Cheng, Liang – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
Field practice is an important part of training geography research talents. However, traditional teaching methods may not adequately manage, share and implement instruction resources and thus may limit the instructor's ability to conduct field instruction. A possible answer is found in the rapid development of computer-assisted instruction (CAI),…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction
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González-Marcos, Ana; Alba-Elías, Fernando; Ordieres-Meré, Joaquín – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
The goal of this paper is to present a competence assessment method in project management that is based on participants' performance and value creation. It seeks to close an existing gap in competence assessment in higher education. The proposed method relies on information and communication technology (ICT) tools and combines Project Management…
Descriptors: Program Administration, Evaluation Methods, Competence, Higher Education
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Zhou, Mingming – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
The ability to access and process massive amounts of online information is required in many learning situations. In order to develop a better understanding of student online search process especially in academic contexts, an online tool (SCOOP) is developed for tracking mouse behavior on the web to build a more extensive account of student web…
Descriptors: College Students, Online Searching, Information Seeking, Computer Peripherals
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Hemmi, Akiko; Narumi-Munro, Fumiko; Alexander, Wilma; Parker, Helen; Yamauchi, Yoko – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Game consoles have been adopted as a learning platform in school education. However, there is a scarcity of studies examining the utility of games consoles with built-in WiFi as affordable learning platforms in universities. This paper contributes to knowledge about the capacity of the Nintendo DSi to create new learning spaces mediated and…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software
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Evans, Chris – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Can social media be used to enhance the process of learning by students in higher education? Social media have become widely adopted by students in their personal lives. However, the application of social media to teaching and learning remains to be fully explored. In this study, the use of the social media tool Twitter for teaching was…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Telecommunications, Undergraduate Students
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Herrington, Jan; Parker, Jenni – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Employing emerging technologies in learning is becoming increasingly important as a means to support the development of digital media literacy. Using a theoretical framework of authentic learning and technology as cognitive tools, this paper examined student responses to the infusion of emerging technologies in a large first year teacher education…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Teacher Education Programs, Technological Advancement
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Ng'ambi, Dick – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Although there is an increasing use of emerging technologies (ETs) in higher education internationally and in South Africa in particular, there is little evidence that their use is transforming teaching and learning practice. Anecdotal evidence shows that there is a dichotomy between the technologies supported and used in higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Advancement
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Rowe, Michael; Bozalek, Vivienne; Frantz, Jose – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
While technology has the potential to create opportunities for transformative learning in higher education, it is often used to merely reinforce didactic teaching that aims to control access to expert knowledge. Instead, educators should consider using technology to enhance communication and provide richer, more meaningful platforms for the social…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Internet, Higher Education
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Xie, Kui – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Students' non-posting behaviour in online discussions is often neglected in educational research. However, it can be a potential indicator of student learning. This study examined the relationships between motivation, peer feedback and students’ posting and non-posting behaviours in online discussions in a distance learning class. Fifty-seven…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Behavior, Peer Influence, Feedback (Response)
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Jelfs, Anne; Richardson, John T. E. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
In June 2010, a survey was carried out to explore access to digital technology, attitudes to digital technology and approaches to studying across the adult life span in students taking courses with the UK Open University. In total, 7000 people were surveyed, of whom more than 4000 responded. Nearly all these students had access to a computer and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Surveys, Questionnaires
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Butakov, Sergey; Barber, Craig – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
The rapid development of the Internet along with increasing computer literacy has made it easy and tempting for digital natives to copy-paste someone's work. Plagiarism is now a burning issue in education, industry and even in the research community. In this study, the authors concentrate on plagiarism detection with particular focus on the…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Intellectual Property, Computer Literacy, Internet
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Kazlauskas, Alanah; Robinson, Kathy – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Twenty-first century students are expected to utilise emerging technologies such as lecture podcasts as learning tools. This research explored the uptake of podcasts by undergraduate students enrolled in two very different cognitively challenging subjects in the second year of the nursing programme and in the first year of a business programme.…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Undergraduate Students, Internet, Lecture Method
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Duncan, Ishbel; Miller, Alan; Jiang, Shangyi – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Virtual worlds are an important tool in modern education practices as well as providing socialisation, entertainment and a laboratory for collaborative work. This paper focuses on the uses of virtual worlds for education and synthesises over 100 published academic papers, reports and educational websites from around the world. A taxonomy is then…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Computer Simulation, Simulation
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