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Jones, Ann C.; Scanlon, Eileen; Clough, Gill – Computers & Education, 2013
Mobile technologies can support learning across different contexts as their portability enables them to be used by the learner in whichever context she or he is in. They can be particularly beneficial in informal and semiformal contexts where learners have more control over their learning goals and where motivation is often high. Inquiries in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Inquiry, Informal Education, Learner Controlled Instruction
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Barak, Miri; Ziv, Shani – Computers & Education, 2013
Wandering is an innovative web-based platform that was designed to facilitate outdoor, authentic, and interactive learning via the creation of location-based interactive learning objects (LILOs). Wandering was integrated as part of a novel environmental education program among middle school students. This paper describes the Wandering platform's…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Internet, Middle School Students, Evaluation
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Ali, Liaqat; Asadi, Mohsen; Gasevic, Dragan; Jovanovic, Jelena; Hatala, Marek – Computers & Education, 2013
Present research and development offer various learning analytics tools providing insights into different aspects of learning processes. Adoption of a specific tool for practice is based on how its learning analytics are perceived by educators to support their pedagogical and organizational goals. In this paper, we propose and empirically validate…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Internet, Research and Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Chang, Chi-Cheng; Liang, Chaoyun; Chen, Yi-Hui – Computers & Education, 2013
This study explored the reliability and validity of Web-based portfolio self-assessment. Participants were 72 senior high school students enrolled in a computer application course. The students created learning portfolios, viewed peers' work, and performed self-assessment on the Web-based portfolio assessment system. The results indicated: 1)…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, High School Students, Portfolio Assessment, Internet
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Gialamas, Vasilis; Nikolopoulou, Kleopatra; Koutromanos, George – Computers & Education, 2013
This study investigated student teachers' perceptions about the impact of internet usage on their learning and future jobs. The sample consisted of 448 student teachers from the Early Childhood and Primary Education Departments at the National University of Athens, in Greece. Student teachers' perceptions regarding the impact of internet usage on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Influence of Technology, Internet, Student Teachers
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Lin, Huann-shyang; Hong, Zuway-R.; Lawrenz, Frances – Computers & Education, 2012
The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to explore the impact of asynchronous discussion on the quality and complexity of college students' arguments. Three different cohorts of students registered in a physical science course in 2009 Fall, 2010 Spring, and 2010 Fall semesters were briefly supported with scaffolding in class and then…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Persuasive Discourse, Physical Sciences, Effect Size
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Brito, Pedro Quelhas – Computers & Education, 2012
The tweens are a transitional age group undergoing deep physical and psychological transformations. Based on a thirteen-focus group research design involving 103 students, and applying a tweens-centered approach, the characteristics of SMS, IM, Internet, digital photos, electronic games, and email were analyzed. Categories such as moral issues,…
Descriptors: Research Design, Age, Focus Groups, Moral Issues
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Chen, Yu-Chien; Hwang, Ren-Hung; Wang, Cheng-Yu – Computers & Education, 2012
The emergence of Web 2.0 technology provides more opportunities to foster online communication and sharing in an e-learning environment. The purpose of this study was to develop a Web 2.0 annotation system, MyNote, based on the Web 2.0 core concepts which emphasize ease of access and active sharing and then to gain an understanding about people's…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Factor Analysis, Educational Environment, Internet
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Pynoo, Bram; Tondeur, Jo; van Braak, Johan; Duyck, Wouter; Sijnave, Bart; Duyck, Philippe – Computers & Education, 2012
In this study, teachers' acceptance and use of an educational portal is assessed based on data from two sources: usage data (number of logins, downloads, uploads, reactions and pages viewed) and an online acceptance questionnaire. The usage data is extracted on two occasions from the portal's database: at survey completion (T1) and twenty-two…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Intention, Secondary School Teachers, Adoption (Ideas)
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Kolikant, Yifat Ben-David – Computers & Education, 2012
Today's students are often portrayed in the literature as enthusiastic and wholehearted users of the Internet for school purposes, in contrast with today's schools, in which the situation is of high ICT access and low use. Via interviews with 25 post-primary students, this study examined student attitudes toward using the Internet for school…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Internet, Information Technology, Teacher Role
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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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Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Wu, Po-Han; Chen, Chi-Chang – Computers & Education, 2012
In this paper, an online game was developed in the form of a competitive board game for conducting web-based problem-solving activities. The participants of the game determined their move by throwing a dice. Each location of the game board corresponds to a gaming task, which could be a web-based information-searching question or a mini-game; the…
Descriptors: Internet, Natural Sciences, Problem Solving, Science Curriculum
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Appel, Markus – Computers & Education, 2012
Adolescents spend a substantial part of their leisure time with playing games and using social media such as Facebook. The present paper examines the link between adolescents' computer and Internet activities and computer literacy (defined as the ability to work with a computer efficiently). A cross-sectional study with N = 200 adolescents, aged…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Adolescents, Media Literacy, Internet
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Raes, Annelies; Schellens, Tammy; De Wever, Bram; Vanderhoven, Ellen – Computers & Education, 2012
This study investigated the impact of different modes of scaffolding on students who are learning science through a web-based collaborative inquiry project in authentic classroom settings and explored the interaction effects with students' characteristics. The intervention study aimed to improve "domain-specific knowledge" and "metacognitive…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Student Attitudes, Prior Learning, Problem Solving
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Ali, Liaqat; Hatala, Marek; Gasevic, Dragan; Jovanovic, Jelena – Computers & Education, 2012
LOCO-Analyst is a learning analytics tool we developed to provide educators with feedback on students learning activities and performance. Evaluation of the first version of the tool led to the enhancement of the tool's data visualization, user interface, and supported feedback types. The second evaluation of the improved tool allowed us to see…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Software, Program Descriptions, Student Evaluation
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