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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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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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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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Zheng, Robert; Cook, Anne – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
The study challenged the current practices in cognitive load measurement involving complex problem solving by manipulating the presence of pictures in multiple rule-based problem-solving situations and examining the cognitive load resulting from both off-line and online measures associated with complex problem solving. Forty-eight participants…
Descriptors: Reaction Time, Educational Psychology, Measurement Techniques, Discovery Learning
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Naranjo, Mila; Onrubia, Javier; Segues, Ma Teresa – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
A case study was used to analyse the relationships between participation in an online discussion forum and the cognitive quality of the contributions made. Participation was calculated using two dimensions: presence (who accesses the environment, how often and for how long) and connectivity (who interacts with whom and the degree of intensity of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Educational Psychology, Content Analysis
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Cooner, Tarsem Singh – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This paper examines BA Social Work students' experiences of developing their reflective skills to work with diverse communities using a technology-enhanced blended learning design. In response to growing student numbers, new teaching and learning resources were developed to provide opportunities for students to engage in reflection-in-action at…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Educational Technology, Social Work, College Students
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Bliuc, Ana-Maria; Ellis, Robert; Goodyear, Peter; Piggott, Leanne – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This paper reports on research investigating student experiences of learning through face-to-face and online discussions in a political science course in a large Australian university. Using methodologies from relational research into university student learning, the study investigates associations between key aspects of student learning focusing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Science, Academic Achievement, College Students
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Ng'ambi, Dick; Brown, Irwin – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
While supplementation of face-to-face (F2F) teaching with online engagement is increasingly common, the educators' challenge of teaching F2F personalities and facilitating online personalities has not been widely explored. In this paper, we report on a project in which 1st-year students attended F2F sessions and engaged with an anonymous online…
Descriptors: Internet, Blended Learning, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Angus, Simon D.; Watson, Judith – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
While a number of studies have been conducted on the impact of online assessment and teaching methods on student learning, the field does not seem settled around the promised benefits of such approaches. It is argued that the reason for this state of affairs is that few studies have been able to control for a number of confounding factors in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, College Students, Evaluation Methods
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Williams, Jeremy B.; Wong, Amy – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
Educators have long debated the usefulness (or otherwise) of final examinations; a debate that has typically revolved around the relative merits of closed-book exams, open-book exams, take-home exams or their substitution by some other assessment format (e.g., project work). This paper adds a new dimension to the debate by considering how the…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Virtual Universities, Tests, Program Effectiveness
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