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Trushell, John; Byrne, Kevin; Hassan, Nasima – Computers & Education, 2013
This paper describes an illuminative small-scale study that featured a survey instrument, distributed to 66 undergraduate students of Education and social science. The investigation concerned students' use of ICT--including a virtual learning environment and the Internet--and students' engagement in lecturer impressing strategies and cheating…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Information Technology, Internet, Undergraduate Students
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Edgar, Leslie D.; Johnson, Donald M.; Cox, Casandra – Computers & Education, 2012
This study sought to assess required information and communication technology (ICT) tasks in selected undergraduate agriculture courses in a land-grant university during a 10-year period. Selected agriculture faculty members in the fall 1999 (n = 63), 2004 (n = 55), and 2009 (n = 64) semesters were surveyed to determine the ICT tasks they required…
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Electronic Mail, Land Grant Universities, Agricultural Education
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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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Abdous, M'hammed; Facer, Betty Rose; Yen, Cherng-Jyh – Computers & Education, 2012
With podcasting gaining more mainstream adoption in higher education, it's critical to examine its effectiveness in improving the student learning experience. To this end, this paper examines the effectiveness of podcasts integrated into the curriculum (PIC) versus podcasts as supplemental material (PSM). Considering recent empirical work on the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Learning Experience
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Kabilan, Muhammad Kamarul; Khan, Mahbub Ahsan – Computers & Education, 2012
Assessment in learning is always of interest to practitioners, academics and researchers, and is always evolving with new implications. Alternative forms of assessment such as e-portfolios have gained recognition in documenting students' learning, as it is synchronous with both product and process. Vast amount of literature narrates the relative…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Negative Attitudes, Alternative Assessment
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Verhoeven, Jef C.; Heerwegh, Dirk; De Wit, Kurt – Computers & Education, 2010
The passage from secondary school to university puts students in an environment with different expectations. Not only the expectations towards learning might change, but also towards ICT competences and computer use. The purpose of this article is to find out whether freshmen, after 6 months at the university, changed their self-perception of ICT…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Information Technology, Internet, College Freshmen
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Gutierrez, Eladio; Trenas, Maria A.; Ramos, Julian; Corbera, Francisco; Romero, Sergio – Computers & Education, 2010
This work describes a new "Moodle" module developed to give support to the practical content of a basic computer organization course. This module goes beyond the mere hosting of resources and assignments. It makes use of an automatic checking and verification engine that works on the VHDL designs submitted by the students. The module automatically…
Descriptors: Assignments, Teamwork, Units of Study, Educational Assessment
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Thinyane, Hannah – Computers & Education, 2010
In 2001 Marc Prensky coined the phrase "digital natives" to refer to the new generation of students who have grown up surrounded by technology. His companion papers spurred large amounts of research, debating changes that are required to curricula and pedagogical models to cater for the changes in the student population. This article…
Descriptors: Internet, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes
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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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Papastergiou, Marina – Computers & Education, 2010
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have become an integral component of Physical Education (PE) and Sport Science (SS) curricula and professions. It is thus imperative that PE and SS students develop ICT skills, self-efficacy in ICT and positive attitudes towards ICT. This study was aimed at designing a computer literacy course…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Fu, Fong-Ling; Wu, Ya-Ling; Ho, Hsi-Chuan – Computers & Education, 2009
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have created a supportive environment for collaborative learning at the expense of student motivation and engagement. This study attempts to explore the development of a productive learning atmosphere in the context of Web-based learning. An experiment is conducted with university-level students…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Learning Strategies, Competition, Internet