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Washburn, Micki; Zhou, Shu – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Technology-based simulations provide vehicles for social work students to practice clinical skills in online environments. This teaching note reviews 2 simulation tools educators may consider implementing in their training programs: virtual patients and Second Life. The current literature is presented discussing the use of these simulations in…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Work, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation
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Loya, Melody Aye; Klemm, Terri – Journal of Social Work Education, 2016
Focusing on TED Talks (online videos) as a resource for social work educators, this teaching note shares our ideas regarding the use of the online videos as an avenue for reaching students and encouraging discussions in the social work classroom. The article first explores the TED platform and then discusses using TED as a teaching tool. Finally,…
Descriptors: Social Work, Lecture Method, Video Technology, Teaching Methods
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Xu, Cuiqin; Ding, Yanren – Language Learning & Technology, 2014
The advance of computer input log and screen-recording programs over the last two decades has greatly facilitated research into the writing process in real time. Using Inputlog 4.0 and Camtasia 6.0 to record the writing process of 24 Chinese EFL writers in an argumentative task, this study explored L2 writers' pausing patterns in computer-assisted…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Writing Assignments, Persuasive Discourse
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Jiang, Jiahong; Yu, Yibing – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2014
English writing, an indispensable skill in English learning, plays an important role in improving learners' language proficiency. With the wide spread and use of wired or wireless internet, EFL students can easily help and be helped with English writing. Therefore, the application of internet-based peer feedback training on writing to foreign or…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Internet, Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response)
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Noroozi, Omid; Biemans, Harm J. A.; Weinberger, Armin; Mulder, Martin; Chizari, Mohammad – Learning and Instruction, 2013
Establishing a Transactive Memory System (TMS) is essential for groups of learners, when they are multidisciplinary and collaborate online. Environments for Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) could be designed to facilitate the TMS. This study investigates how various aspects of a TMS (i.e., specialization, coordination, and trust)…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Group Activities, College Students, Computer Mediated Communication
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Gogus, Aytac – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2013
Cognitive scientists investigate mental models (how humans organize and structure knowledge in their minds) so as to understand human understanding of and interactions with the world. Cognitive and mental model research is concerned with internal conceptual systems that are not easily or directly observable. The goal of this research was to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Software Evaluation, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Hodges, Charles B.; Kim, ChanMin – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2013
This study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of a treatment designed to improve college algebra students' attitudes toward mathematics. Keller's ARCS motivational design model was used as a guiding framework for the development of a motivational video, which was delivered online. The application of motivational design to improve…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Internet, Computer Assisted Instruction, College Students
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Wu, Pin-Hsiang Natalie; Marek, Michael W. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2013
This study presents and discusses results from an EFL second language literature program in which the instructional design included a team teaching scheme, blended learning practice, and computer-mediated peer-interaction. The team teaching plan used a Mandarin speaking English teacher and a Native English-speaking teacher collaborating and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Barriers, Team Teaching
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Ranalli, Jim – Language Learning & Technology, 2013
This paper explores the feasibility of an automated, online form of L2 strategy instruction (SI) as an alternative to conventional, classroom-based forms that rely primarily on teachers. Feasibility was evaluated by studying the effectiveness, both actual and perceived, of a five-week, online SI course designed to teach web-based dictionary skills…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Internet, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language)
Xu Ryan, Qing – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The ability to solve problems in a variety of contexts is becoming increasingly important in our rapidly changing technological society. Problem-solving is a complex process that is important for everyday life and crucial for learning physics. Although there is a great deal of effort to improve student problem solving skills throughout the…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Assisted Instruction
Hamel, Marie-Josee – European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL), 2012
We have analyzed circa 180 navigation paths followed by six learners while they performed three language encoding tasks at the computer using an online dictionary prototype. Our hypothesis was that learners who follow an "optimal path" while navigating within the dictionary, using its search and look-up functions, would have a high chance of…
Descriptors: Online Searching, French, Second Language Instruction, College Students
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AlAgha, Iyad – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
This article presents KnowledgePuzzle, a browsing tool for knowledge construction from the web. It aims to adapt the structure of web content to the learner's information needs regardless of how the web content is originally delivered. Learners are provided with a meta-cognitive space (e.g., a concept mapping tool) that enables them to plan…
Descriptors: Web Browsers, Navigation (Information Systems), Hypermedia, Computer Software Evaluation
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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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Dioso-Henson, Luzale – Research in Education, 2012
Formalised peer-to-peer collaboration and the use of web-enhanced materials that are consistent with course objectives, graded assessments and learning outcomes is well known in educational practice. This study compared the academic gains of college students enrolled in Physics using Reciprocal Peer Tutoring (RPT) with others using non-Reciprocal…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Comparative Analysis, College Students, Physics
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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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