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Lin, Peng-Chun; Hou, Huei-Tse; Wang, Shu-Ming; Chang, Kuo-En – Computers & Education, 2013
In recent years, social networking services (SNSs), for example, Facebook, have shown exponential growth in their number of users. Witnessing the popularity of these SNSs, educational researchers have also explored the potential educational value of using SNSs. Despite the few studies that have investigated learners' attitudes toward and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Projects, Active Learning, Student Behavior
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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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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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Abdous, M'hammed; Facer, Betty Rose; Yen, Cherng-Jyh – Computers & Education, 2012
With podcasting gaining more mainstream adoption in higher education, it's critical to examine its effectiveness in improving the student learning experience. To this end, this paper examines the effectiveness of podcasts integrated into the curriculum (PIC) versus podcasts as supplemental material (PSM). Considering recent empirical work on the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Learning Experience
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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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Hong, Jon-Chao; Hwang, Ming-Yueh; Hsu, Hsuan-Fang; Wong, Wan-Tzu; Chen, Mei-Yung – Computers & Education, 2011
The rapid development of information and communication technology and the popularization of the Internet have given a boost to digitization technologies. Since 2001, The National Science Council (NSC) of Taiwan has invested a large amount of funding in the National Digital Archives Program (NDAP) to develop digital content. Some studies have…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Computer Interfaces, Archives, Foreign Countries
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Huang, Tony Cheng-Kui; Huang, Chih-Hong – Computers & Education, 2010
With advances in information and network technologies, lots of data have been digitized to reveal information for users by the construction of Web sites. Unfortunately, they are both overloading and overlapping in Internet so that users cannot distinguish their quality. To address this issue in education, Hwang, Huang, and Tseng proposed a group…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Intention, Internet, Evaluation Methods
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Girvan, Carina; Savage, Timothy – Computers & Education, 2010
As increasing numbers of educators explore the use of virtual worlds for education, there is a need to consider which pedagogical approaches can provide an opportunity to do more than recreate the traditional classroom by leveraging the unique characteristics and potential that the technology can offer. This study identifies Communal…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Computer Mediated Communication, Interviews, Learning Experience
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Verhoeven, Jef C.; Heerwegh, Dirk; De Wit, Kurt – Computers & Education, 2010
The passage from secondary school to university puts students in an environment with different expectations. Not only the expectations towards learning might change, but also towards ICT competences and computer use. The purpose of this article is to find out whether freshmen, after 6 months at the university, changed their self-perception of ICT…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Information Technology, Internet, College Freshmen
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Lin, Hsiu-Fen – Computers & Education, 2010
Although previous studies have identified various influences on course website effectiveness, the evaluation of the relative importance of these factors across different online learning experience groups has not been empirically determined. This study develops an evolution model that integrates triangular fuzzy numbers and analytic hierarchy…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Experience, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology
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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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Herold, David Kurt – Computers & Education, 2010
Second Life has become increasingly popular with educators and educational institutions, because of the educational possibilities it seems to offer. While there has been a lot of hype and academic publications about educational design or the theoretical framing of teaching in virtual environments, there have been few publications focusing on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Virtual Classrooms, Social Networks
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Jamaludin, Azilawati; Chee, Yam San; Ho, Caroline Mei Lin – Computers & Education, 2009
This paper examines how pre-university students shared and constructed knowledge in the context of GP (general paper) by interacting through individual virtual characters across five cycles of enactive role play sessions. Contextualized scenarios on the topic of euthanasia were developed in "Second Life". Role-playing the virtual characters…
Descriptors: Death, Data Analysis, Virtual Classrooms, Ethics
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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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Kuiper, Els; Volman, Monique; Terwel, Jan – Computers & Education, 2009
Although many children are technically skilled in using the Web, their competences to use it in a critical and meaningful way are usually less well developed. In this article, we report on a multiple case study focusing on the possibilities and limitations of collaborative inquiry activities as an appropriate context to acquire Web literacy skills…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Questionnaires
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