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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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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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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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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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Meneses, Julio; Fabregues, Sergi; Rodriguez-Gomez, David; Ion, Georgeta – Computers & Education, 2012
In recent years there has been widespread interest in the implementation of information and communication technologies (ICT) in schools. While most studies primarily focus on the use of ICT in teaching and learning, little attention has been given to their incorporation as a professional tool outside the classroom. Using a digital inequality…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Chandra, Vinesh; Watters, James J. – Computers & Education, 2012
There is extensive uptake of ICT in the teaching of science but more evidence is needed on how ICT impacts on the learning practice and the learning outcomes at the classroom level. In this study, a physics website ("Getsmart") was developed using the cognitive apprenticeship framework for students at a high school in Australia. This…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Physics, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Munoz de la Pena, D.; Gomez-Estern, F.; Dormido, S. – Computers & Education, 2012
In this paper we present a web-based innovative education tool designed for automating the collection, evaluation and error detection in practical exercises assigned to computer programming and control engineering students. By using a student/instructor code-fusion architecture, the conceptual limits of multiple-choice tests are overcome by far.…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Multiple Choice Tests, Programming, Engineering
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Chang, Cheng-Sian; Chen, Tzung-Shi; Hsu, Wei-Hsiang – Computers & Education, 2011
This study is to demonstrate the impact of different teaching strategies on the learning performance of environmental education using quantitative methods. Students learned about resource recycling and classification through an instructional website based on the teaching tool of WebQuest. There were 103 sixth-grade students participating in this…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Museums
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Huang, Chenn-Jung; Wang, Yu-Wu; Huang, Tz-Hau; Chen, Ying-Chen; Chen, Heng-Ming; Chang, Shun-Chih – Computers & Education, 2011
Recent research indicated that students' ability to construct evidence-based explanations in classrooms through scientific inquiry is critical to successful science education. Structured argumentation support environments have been built and used in scientific discourse in the literature. To the best of our knowledge, no research work in the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Feedback (Response), Persuasive Discourse, Teaching Load
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Miller, Leslie M.; Chang, Ching-I.; Wang, Shu; Beier, Margaret E.; Klisch, Yvonne – Computers & Education, 2011
The power of a web-based forensic science game to teach content and motivate STEM careers was tested among secondary students. More than 700 secondary school students were exposed to one of the three web-based forensic cases for approximately 60 min. Gain scores from pre-test to a delayed post-test indicated significant gains in content knowledge.…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Persuasive Discourse, Student Attitudes, Technology
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Panjaburee, Patcharin; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Triampo, Wannapong; Shih, Bo-Ying – Computers & Education, 2010
With the popularization of computer and communication technologies, researchers have attempted to develop computer-assisted testing and diagnostic systems to help students improve their learning performance on the Internet. In developing a diagnostic system for detecting students' learning problems, it is difficult for individual teachers to…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Test Items, Testing, Teaching Methods
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Chen, Ching-Huei – Computers & Education, 2010
This study examined how web-based integration and procedure question prompts differentially affected students' knowledge acquisition and ill-structured problem solving skills, particularly in representing problem(s), developing solutions, and monitoring and evaluating a plan of action within the social science context. Eighty-four undergraduate…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Problem Solving, Internet, Undergraduate Students
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Lawlor, Bob; Donnelly, Roisin – Computers & Education, 2010
The need for the integration of generic skills training into structured PhD programmes is widely accepted. However, effective integration of such training requires flexible delivery mechanisms which facilitate self-paced and independent learning. A video recording was made of an eminent speaker delivering a 1-h live presentation to a group of 15…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Skill Development, Case Studies, Graduate Students
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Bower, Matt; Hedberg, John G. – Computers & Education, 2010
This paper presents a quantitative approach to multimodal discourse analysis for analyzing online collaborative learning. The coding framework draws together the fields of systemic functional linguistics and Activity Theory to analyze interactions between collaborative-, content- and technology-related discourse. The approach is used to examine…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Coding, Interaction, Evaluation Methods
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