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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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Matzat, U. – Computers & Education, 2013
This article examines whether a mixture of virtual and real-life interaction--in contrast to purely virtual interaction--among some members of online communities for teachers is beneficial for all teachers' professional development in the whole community. Earlier research indicated that blended communities tend to face fewer trust and free rider…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication
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van Deursen, A. J. A. M.; van Diepen, S. – Computers & Education, 2013
In this study, the information and strategic Internet skills of Dutch secondary students were measured in a performance test. Participating students were asked to complete assignments on the Internet. The findings reveal that the levels of both information and strategic Internet skills have much room for improvement. Of the variables that…
Descriptors: Internet, Skill Analysis, Information Literacy, Information Skills
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Wohn, Donghee Yvette; Ellison, Nicole B.; Khan, M. Laeeq; Fewins-Bliss, Ryan; Gray, Rebecca – Computers & Education, 2013
Using survey data collected from a sample of high school students in the United States (N = 504), this study examined how different types of social capital associated with parents, close friends, and Facebook Friends were related to students' confidence about their knowledge of the college application process and their expectations about…
Descriptors: College Choice, High School Students, Social Capital, Social Networks
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Liu, Chien-Jen; Yang, Shu Ching – Computers & Education, 2012
The goal of this study is to better understand how the study participants' cognitive discourse is displayed in their learning transaction in an asynchronous, text-based conferencing environment based on Garrison's Practical Inquiry Model (2001). The authors designed an online information ethics course based on Bloom's taxonomy of educational…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Prior Learning, Ethics, Secondary School Students
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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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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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Chang, Chi-Cheng; Chen, Cheng-Chuan; Chen, Yi-Hui – Computers & Education, 2012
This research attempted to categorize reflection in a Web-based portfolio assessment using the Chinese Word Segmenting System (CWSS). Another aim of this research was to explore reflective performance in which individual differences were further examined. Participants were 45 eight-grade students from a junior high school taking a computer course.…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Grade 8, Computer Science Education, Reflection
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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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Liu, Mei-hui – Computers & Education, 2012
This study investigated the application of an online videocase discussion community into fostering preservice and inservice EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers' professional development in Taiwan. This investigation further revealed the nature and development of discussion discourse and the participating teachers' perceptions of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Wang, Tzu-Hua – Computers & Education, 2011
This research refers to the self-regulated learning strategies proposed by Pintrich (1999) in developing a multiple-choice Web-based assessment system, the Peer-Driven Assessment Module of the Web-based Assessment and Test Analysis system (PDA-WATA). The major purpose of PDA-WATA is to facilitate learner use of self-regulatory learning behaviors…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Student Motivation, Internet, Junior High School Students
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Connolly, Thomas M.; Stansfield, Mark; Hainey, Thomas – Computers & Education, 2011
Over the last decade, Alternate Reality Games (ARGs), a form of narrative often involving multiple media and gaming elements to tell a story that might be affected by participants' actions, have been used in the marketing and promotion of a number of entertainment related products such as films, computer games and music. This paper discusses the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Design, Student Attitudes, Learning Activities
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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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Chan, Carol K. K.; Chan, Yuen-Yan – Computers & Education, 2011
This study examined students- views of collaboration and learning, and investigated how these predict students- online participation in a computer-supported learning environment. The participants were 521 secondary school students in Hong Kong, who took part in online collaborative inquiry conducted using Knowledge Forum[TM]. We developed a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Cooperative Learning, Structural Equation Models
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Chang, Chi-Cheng; Tseng, Kuo-Hung; Chou, Pao-Nan; Chen, Yi-Hui – Computers & Education, 2011
This study examined the reliability and validity of Web-based portfolio peer assessment. Participants were 72 second-grade students from a senior high school taking a computer course. The results indicated that: 1) there was a lack of consistency across various student raters on a portfolio, or inter-rater reliability; 2) two-thirds of the raters…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Validity, Interrater Reliability
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