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Lan, Yu-Feng; Tsai, Pei-Wei; Yang, Shih-Hsien; Hung, Chun-Ling – Computers & Education, 2012
In recent years, researchers have conducted various studies on applying wireless networking technology and mobile devices in education settings. However, research on behavioral patterns in learners' online asynchronous discussions with mobile devices is limited. The purposes of this study are to develop a mobile learning system, mobile interactive…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Feedback (Response), Problem Based Learning
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Cabrera-Lozoya, Andres; Cerdan, Fernando; Cano, Maria-Dolores; Garcia-Sanchez, Diego; Lujan, Sergio – Computers & Education, 2012
Current e-learning forms are commonly based on improving the learning process through the enhancement of certain skills in students, such as collaborative, competitive or problem-based learning. However, it seems that there is still no e-learning "formula" that gathers the implementation of a number of more generic educational principles in a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Principles, Learning Modalities, Problem Based Learning
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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
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Limniou, Maria; Papadopoulos, Nikos; Whitehead, Christopher – Computers & Education, 2009
Pre-laboratory activities have been known to improve students' preparation before their practical work as they assist students to make available more working memory capacity for actual learning during the laboratory. The aim of this investigation was to compare two different teaching approaches which supported a pre-laboratory session by using the…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Short Term Memory, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction