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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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Merchant, Guy – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Despite the widespread popularity of social networking sites (SNSs) amongst children and young people in compulsory education, relatively little scholarly work has explored the fundamental issues at stake. This paper makes an original contribution to the field by locating the study of this online activity within the broader terrain of social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Social Environment, Research Needs
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Duran, Mesut; Brunvand, Stein; Ellsworth, Justin; Sendag, Serkan – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2012
This study reports on a district-wide research-based professional development (PD) that included 207 teachers and administrators. Data were collected from pre/post surveys, content analysis of the participants' wiki pages, and a follow-up questionnaire. Findings indicate that participants significantly improved their foundational and technical…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Content Analysis, Internet, School Districts
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Janicki, Eric; Chandler-Olcott, Kelly – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
Although K-12 teachers are frequently exhorted to maintain classroom websites, little is known about how they view or accomplish such work. To address this gap in the research literature, the study described here used qualitative methods, including computer-mediated interviews and document analysis, to explore secondary English teachers'…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Instructional Design, Computer Mediated Communication, Qualitative Research
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Hope, Andrew – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Drawing upon the cultural risk perspective and writings on risk taking, this paper seeks to develop ideas relating to the effective use of school cyberspace. It is argued that some individuals respond to exaggerated, yet seductive, discourses of online risks by over-blocking, unreasonably restricting students' Internet activity. At the same time,…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Internet, Risk, Computer Uses in Education
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Vavoula, Giasemi; Sharples, Mike; Rudman, Paul; Meek, Julia; Lonsdale, Peter – Computers & Education, 2009
This paper presents a description and evaluation of Myartspace, a service on mobile phones for inquiry-led learning that allows students to gather information during a school field trip which is automatically sent to a website where they can view, share and present it, back in the classroom or at home. The evaluation focused on three levels: a…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Museums, Use Studies, Instructional Effectiveness
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Hew, Khe Foon – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2009
This article reviews past empirical studies on the use of audio podcast (hereby referred to as podcast) in K-12 and higher education settings. Using the constant comparative method, this review is organized into three major research areas or topics: (a) participants' podcast usage profile, (b) effects of podcast on learners' outcomes, and (b)…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews
Hur, Jung Won; Brush, Thomas A. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine reasons for teacher participation in online communities of K-12 teachers. The authors interviewed 23 teachers from three self-generated online communities and analyzed more than 2,000 postings in those communities. The findings indicated five reasons for participation: (a) sharing emotions, (b) utilizing…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Participation, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews
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Sharples, M.; Graber, R.; Harrison, C.; Logan, K. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2009
This paper reports findings from a survey and interviews with children aged 11-16 years, teachers and parents on their attitudes to e-safety in relation to social networking and media creation (Web 2.0) and their practices at school and at home. The results showed that 74% of the children surveyed have used social network (SN) sites and that a…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Social Networks, Children, Adolescents
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Hartnell-Young, Elizabeth – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2009
This paper takes a large-scale social perspective in describing a national project in Australia that was premised on local school communities working together and contributing ideas for the benefit of their students, and potentially, the whole country. The project was intended to improve schools' capacity for educating boys, and in the long-term,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, Internet
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So, Hyo-Jeong; Seow, Peter; Looi, Chee Kit – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
This article examines the potential of mobile computing and Web 2.0 technology to support knowledge building in formal and informal settings. Desktop-based knowledge building tools have limited affordances of supporting one-to-one access, learning "in situ," and seamless integration in and out of school environments. In this initial…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Urban Schools, Foreign Countries, Grade 4
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Hou, Huei-Tse; Chang, Kuo-En; Sung, Yao-Ting – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
The coming era of Web 2.0 focuses on users' active online participation and interaction. Among such interactive media, the blog is one representative tool of online knowledge construction. The purpose of this study is to explore the behavioral patterns and the depth of knowledge construction when using blogs for teachers' professional development.…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Interaction, Content Analysis, Professional Development
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Janson, Annick; Janson, Robin – Innovate: Journal of Online Education, 2009
In this article, Annick Janson and Robin Janson introduce research from the Microsoft New Zealand's Partners in Learning Programme by documenting the impact of digital learning objects (DLOs) on educational practice. Janson and Janson describe the impact of DLOs on the teaching practice of a primary school in New Zealand, tracing the effects of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals
Nicholas, Howard; Ng, Wan – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2009
This paper investigates the use of online technologies to extend the learning of a group of junior secondary school students after attending a Sun, Science, and Society camp. The students were of mixed ages and came from metropolitan and rural schools. Their teachers described them as students of high ability or students interested in science who…
Descriptors: Open Education, Secondary School Students, Student Participation, Student Motivation