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Cronin, Catherine; Cochrane, Thomas; Gordon, Averill – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
We consider the principles of communities of practice (CoP) and networked learning in higher education, illustrated with a case study. iCollab has grown from an international community of practice connecting students and lecturers in seven modules across seven higher education institutions in six countries, to a global network supporting the…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Global Approach, International Cooperation, Higher Education
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Hsieh, Ming-Yuan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Because the development of Taiwanese Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) websites is at this moment full of vitality, this research employs a series of analytical cross-measurements of Quality Function Deployment method of House of Quality (QFD-HOQ) model and Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) methodology to cross-evaluate the weighted…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie; Chan, Yvonne; Goh, Mandy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Debates continue about the access young children have to technological devices, given the increasingly accessible and available technology in most developed countries. Concerns have been expressed by parents/caregivers and researchers, and questions have been raised about possible risks and benefits of these devices on young children who, in some…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Parents
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MacMullin, Jennifer A.; Lunsky, Yona; Weiss, Jonathan A. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Although electronic technology currently plays an integral role for most youth, there are growing concerns of its excessive and compulsive use. This study documents patterns and impact of electronics use in individuals with autism spectrum disorder compared to typically developing peers. Participants included 172 parents of typically developing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Parents
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Cheng, Yuh-Ming; Kuo, Sheng-Huang; Lou, Shi-Jer; Shih, Ru-Chu – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
With the advance of mobile technology, mobile devices have become more portable and powerful with numerous useful tools in daily life. Thus, mobile learning has been widely involved in e-learning studies. Many studies point out that it is important to integrate both pedagogical and technical strengths of mobile technology into learning settings.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Handheld Devices
Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan; Dumancic, Mario – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this research is to examine the extent to which certain sociodemographic characteristics of students and teachers, along with computer self-efficacy, attitudes towards the new media and the frequency of using the new media in instruction, can be regarded as predictors of constructivist teaching. The research was carried out on a sample…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Grade 8, Elementary School Teachers
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Rahardjo, Djoko; Sumardjo; Lubis, Djuara P.; Harijati, Sri Ir. – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2016
Internet is well known nowadays, however higher distance education students who live in remote rural areas still have not been able to take advantages of this medium optimally for their learning process. For accessing the internet the students have to be available with the minimum prerequisites: the existence of adequate devices and the sufficient…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Moawad, Gehan EL Nabawy Ahmed; Ebrahem, Gawhara Gad Soliman – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Today's adolescents have unprecedented access to modern technology and use them in expected and unexpected ways. Adolescents spend many hours a day using the technology, and the vast majority of them have access to Internet, cell phones, smart phone, video games and many other forms of modern technology. With the increased role of modern…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship, Information Technology, Adolescent Development
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Norqvist, Lars – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This paper presents understandings of learning in schools where Internet-enabled Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are taken for granted. The context is a full-scale 1:1 tablet project in Danish municipality schools where this study bring forward expressions of learning from one class (12-13 year old children) in order to offer…
Descriptors: Internet, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices
Norris, Cathleen; Soloway, Elliot – Educational Technology, 2016
A school can change. In this case study, the authors describe the 12 factors they have identified as being key in the transformation of the core pedagogical practices at Nan Chiau Primary School, Singapore, from direct instruction to inquiry, from a 20th to a 21st century school. While the adoption of 1:1 mobile devices played a catalytic role in…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices
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Tlhoaele, Malefyane; Suhre, Cor; Hofman, Adriaan – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
Cooperative learning may improve students' motivation, understanding of course concepts, and academic performance. This study therefore enhanced a cooperative, group-project learning technique with technology resources to determine whether doing so improved students' deep learning and performance. A sample of 118 engineering students, randomly…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Comprehension, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning
Rideout, Victoria; Katz, Vikki S. – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2016
Because digital devices and the Internet have become so essential, digital inequality can exacerbate educational and economic inequality as well. Therefore, it is critical to understand how low- and moderate-income families in the U.S. are engaging digital technologies and how they perceive the opportunities--and potential risks-- that these…
Descriptors: Parent Surveys, Access to Computers, Ownership, Internet
Rideout, Victoria; Katz, Vikki S. – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2016
The data in this survey offer a unique perspective from low- and moderate-income families with school-age children in the United States. They reveal many of the nuances and complexities of digital life among lower income families today. Because lower-income parents are not usually the focus of studies on technology and learning, this report offers…
Descriptors: Parent Surveys, Access to Computers, Ownership, Internet
Minnesota Department of Education, 2016
As required by Minnesota 2015 Special Session Law, House File 1, Article 6, Section 8, the commissioner of Education must research existing one device to one student (1:1) device programs in Minnesota and across the country to determine best practices for Minnesota schools implementing 1:1 device programs. The commissioner must develop and publish…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership
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Yalman, Murat; Basaran, Bulent; Gonen, Selehattin – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
Considering several variables, the present study aimed at examining the information and communication technology skills of university students taking their courses with the distant education system. In the study, the singular and relational survey model, one of general survey models, was used. The research sample was made up of 381 students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Computer Literacy, Technological Literacy
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