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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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Joubert, Marie; Wishart, Jocelyn – Computers & Education, 2012
This study drew on data from two different initiatives in which groups of participants were asked to work together to build knowledge. In the first initiative school students were asked to discuss ethical issues in science, using a moderated online discussion board and in the second, researchers in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Ethics, Researchers, Science and Society
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Kabilan, Muhammad Kamarul; Khan, Mahbub Ahsan – Computers & Education, 2012
Assessment in learning is always of interest to practitioners, academics and researchers, and is always evolving with new implications. Alternative forms of assessment such as e-portfolios have gained recognition in documenting students' learning, as it is synchronous with both product and process. Vast amount of literature narrates the relative…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Negative Attitudes, Alternative Assessment
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Kubiszewski, Ida; Noordewier, Thomas; Costanza, Robert – Computers & Education, 2011
A vast amount of information is now available online, produced by a variety of sources with a range of editorial oversight procedures. These range from very centralized information with multiple layers of review, to no oversight at all. Determining which information is credible can pose a real challenge. An experiment was designed to determine…
Descriptors: Cues, Encyclopedias, Credibility, Educational Experiments
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Jones, Norah; Blackey, Haydn; Fitzgibbon, Karen; Chew, Esyin – Computers & Education, 2010
To understand the student experience on social software, the research aims to explore the disruptive nature and opportunity of social networking for higher education. Taking four universities, the research: (1) identifies the distinction between the students' current usage of social software; (2) reports on the students' experience on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Social Life, Student Experience, Educational Technology
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Woody, William Douglas; Daniel, David B.; Baker, Crystal A. – Computers & Education, 2010
Previous research has demonstrated that the experience of reading e-books is not equivalent to reading textbooks. This study examines factors influencing preference for e-books as well as reported use of e-book content. Although the present student cohort is the most technologically savvy to ever enter universities, students do not prefer e-books…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Student Attitudes, Media Selection, Computer Uses in Education
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Heo, Heeok; Lim, Kyu Yon; Kim, Youngsoo – Computers & Education, 2010
This study aims to investigate the patterns and the quality of online interaction during project-based learning (PjBL) on both micro and macro levels. To achieve this purpose, PjBL was implemented with online group activities in an undergraduate course. Social network analysis (SNA) and content analysis were employed to analyze online interaction…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Computer Mediated Communication, Group Activities, Network Analysis
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Liu, Xiaolei; Liu, Haitao; Bao, Zhen; Ju, Bo; Wang, Zhenghong – Computers & Education, 2010
Self-testing is a means to check learning effect. Besides time-space restriction, there are many deficiencies in traditional offline self-testing. With the development of information technology, learners can have self-testing on the Internet. Self-testing on Internet, namely, web-based self-testing, overcomes time-space limitation of traditional…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Social Environment, Testing
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Thinyane, Hannah – Computers & Education, 2010
In 2001 Marc Prensky coined the phrase "digital natives" to refer to the new generation of students who have grown up surrounded by technology. His companion papers spurred large amounts of research, debating changes that are required to curricula and pedagogical models to cater for the changes in the student population. This article…
Descriptors: Internet, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes
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Ebner, Martin; Lienhardt, Conrad; Rohs, Matthias; Meyer, Iris – Computers & Education, 2010
Microblogging is one of the latest Web 2.0 technologies. The key elements are online communication using 140 characters and the fact that it involves "following" anyone. There has been a great deal of excitement about this in recent months. This paper reports on a research study that was carried out on the use of a microblogging platform…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Informal Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries
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Huang, Shiu-Li; Yang, Chia-Wei – Computers & Education, 2009
Though blogs and wikis have been used to support knowledge management and e-learning, existing blogs and wikis cannot support different types of knowledge and adaptive learning. A case in point, types of knowledge vary greatly in category and viewpoints. Additionally, adaptive learning is crucial to improving one's learning performance. This study…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Learning Activities, Metacognition, Instructional Effectiveness
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Barak, Miri; Herscoviz, Orit; Kaberman, Zvia; Dori, Yehudit J. – Computers & Education, 2009
The question of how to present cultural heritage resources in a way that attracts potential users is becoming important in our ever-changing world. This paper describes MOSAICA system--a web 2.0-based toolbox, dedicated for the preservation and presentation of cultural heritage. This paper also describes an evaluation study that examined MOSAICA…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Cultural Background, Use Studies