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Skogs, Julie – Computers & Education, 2013
A number of factors may affect student interaction in an asynchronous online discussion forum used in learning. This study deals with student preferences for the subject line of messages and in what ways the choice of subject line contributes to coherence and interaction reflected in the textual and interpersonal functions of the linguistic items…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Usage
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Wohn, Donghee Yvette; Ellison, Nicole B.; Khan, M. Laeeq; Fewins-Bliss, Ryan; Gray, Rebecca – Computers & Education, 2013
Using survey data collected from a sample of high school students in the United States (N = 504), this study examined how different types of social capital associated with parents, close friends, and Facebook Friends were related to students' confidence about their knowledge of the college application process and their expectations about…
Descriptors: College Choice, High School Students, Social Capital, Social Networks
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Kinlaw, C. Ryan; Dunlap, Linda L.; D'Angelo, Jeffrey A. – Computers & Education, 2012
We investigated connections between faculty use of online resources and student class attendance. Of particular interest was whether online submission of course assignments is detrimental to attendance. Students and faculty at a small, liberal arts college completed surveys about student attendance patterns, student reasons for non-attendance,…
Descriptors: Assignments, Attendance Patterns, Attendance, Liberal Arts
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Junco, Reynol; Cotten, Shelia R. – Computers & Education, 2012
The proliferation and ease of access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as Facebook, text messaging, and instant messaging has resulted in ICT users being presented with more real-time streaming data than ever before. Unfortunately, this has also resulted in individuals increasingly engaging in multitasking as an information…
Descriptors: College Students, Grade Point Average, Access to Information, Regression (Statistics)
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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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Kear, Karen; Chetwynd, Frances; Williams, Judith; Donelan, Helen – Computers & Education, 2012
This paper reports on a pilot investigation into web conferencing in a distance learning module. It focuses on the perceptions and experiences of the tutors, all of whom were new to the web conferencing environment, but were experienced in online teaching. A number of web conferencing tutorials were studied through the collection of various…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Learning Modules
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Vrocharidou, Anatoli; Efthymiou, Ilias – Computers & Education, 2012
The present study approaches the Internet as a social space, where university students make use of computer mediated communication (CMC) applications, i.e. e-mail, instant messaging and social network sites, in order to satisfy social and academic needs. We focus on university students, because they represent one of the most avid groups of CMC…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Social Life, Student Attitudes, Profiles
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Lee, Young-Jin – Computers & Education, 2012
This paper presents a computational method that can efficiently estimate the ability of students from the log files of a Web-based learning environment capturing their problem solving processes. The computational method developed in this study approximates the posterior distribution of the student's ability obtained from the conventional Bayes…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Problem Solving, Goodness of Fit, Educational Environment
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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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Cuhadar, Cem – Computers & Education, 2012
The current study investigated the relationship between problematic Internet use and social interaction anxiety among pre-service teachers. Participants were 1235 students attending teacher training programs at a Turkish state university. The "Problematic Internet Use Scale" and "Social Interaction Anxiety Scale" were used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship, Measures (Individuals), Interaction
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Park, Ho-Ryong; Kim, Deoksoon – Computers & Education, 2011
This study investigates adult English language learners' reading-strategy use when they read online texts in hypermedia learning environments. The learners joined the online Independent English Study Group (IESG) and worked both individually and collaboratively. This qualitative case study aims (a) to assess college-level ESL learners' use of…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Second Language Learning, Prior Learning, English (Second Language)
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Hou, Huei-Tse; Wu, Sheng-Yi – Computers & Education, 2011
Online discussions have been widely utilized as an educational activity, and much research has been conducted on the process and behaviors involved in asynchronous discussions. However, research on behavioral patterns in learners' synchronous discussions, including the process of social knowledge construction and project coordination is limited.…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Behavior Patterns, Internet, Synchronous Communication
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Kim, Jungjoo; Kwon, Yangyi; Cho, Daeyeon – Computers & Education, 2011
There are many factors that influence distance learning especially in higher education where collaborative and communicative discourse is necessary for pursuing knowledge. Social presence, among other factors, is an important concept to be facilitated, developed and sustained in distance higher education as it promotes and supports discourse based…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Distance Education, Learning Experience
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Cheng, Cho Kin; Pare, Dwayne E.; Collimore, Lisa-Marie; Joordens, Steve – Computers & Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of voluntary discussion forums in a higher education setting. Specifically, we examined intrinsic forum participation and investigated its relation to course performance across two experiments. In Experiment 1 (N = 1284) an online discussion forum was implemented at the beginning of an…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Writing Exercises, Credits, Program Effectiveness
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Dickey, Michele D. – Computers & Education, 2011
During the past two decades, digital games have become an increasingly popular source of study for academics, educational researchers and instructional designers. Much has been written about the potential of games for teaching and learning, both in the design of educational/serious games and the implementation of off-the-shelf games for learning.…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Play, Educational Games, Classroom Environment
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