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Moskaliuk, J.; Matschke, C. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
Learning is a complex process that can be differentiated into assimilation and accommodation. The Internet enables both types of learning through collaboration. There is, however, little research investigating the specific impact of social and information incongruity on assimilation and accommodation. The current research investigates how the…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Internet, Electronic Learning, Cooperative Learning
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Ding, Lu; Er, Erkan – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
Research has noted the effectiveness of online tools (e.g., discussion boards) for supporting help seeking among class members. However, help seeking is not necessarily warranted via online learning tools because some factors (e.g., low Internet self-efficacy) may influence students' intention to use them. This study aims to identify the…
Descriptors: College Students, Help Seeking, Computer Uses in Education, Influences
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Brand-Gruwel, S.; Kammerer, Y.; van Meeuwen, L.; van Gog, T. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2017
Nowadays, almost everyone uses the World Wide Web (WWW) to search for information of any kind. In education, students frequently use the WWW for selecting information to accomplish assignments such as writing an essay or preparing a presentation. The evaluation of sources and information is an important sub-skill in this process. But many students…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Internet, Novices, Expertise
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Kimmons, Royce; Clark, B.; Lim, M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2017
This study sought to understand generational and role differences in web usage of teachers, teacher candidates and K-12 students in a state in the USA (n = 2261). The researchers employed unique methods, which included using a custom-built persistent web browser to track user behaviours free of self-report, self-selection and perception bias.…
Descriptors: Internet, Preservice Teachers, Age Differences, Web Sites
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Sanchez, C. A.; Khan, S. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2016
Reductions in perceptual fluency have been shown to negatively impact attitudes towards learning material, but not learning itself. The current study extends this work to spoken presentations and examines whether the presence of a foreign accent negatively affects learners' experience in an online learning environment. Results indicate that the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Online Courses
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Kao, C-P. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2016
This study examined whether self-directed learning readiness (SDLR) moderates the association between Internet self-efficacy and approaches to learning by web searching (ALWS). A total of 329 valid questionnaires were used for the correlation and path analysis. The results revealed that preschool teachers' SDLR significantly moderated the…
Descriptors: Learning Readiness, Correlation, Self Efficacy, Technological Literacy
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Gremmen, M. C.; Molenaar, I.; Teepe, R. C. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2016
Some children enter elementary school with large vocabulary delays, which negatively influence their later school performance. A rich home language environment can support vocabulary development through frequent high-quality parent-toddler interaction. Elaborated picture home activities can support this rich home language environment. This study…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Multimedia Materials, Parent Child Relationship, Toddlers
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Zhang, M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2015
Although the Internet is widely used by students in both formal and informal environments, little is known about how and where youth spend their time online. Using Internet search and Web analytics data, this study discovered a large-scale phenomenon associated with the poor performance of elementary school students in the USA that has been…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Low Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Hong, J.-C.; Hwang, M.-Y.; Chang, H.-W.; Tai, K.-H.; Kuo, Y.-C.; Tsai, Y.-H. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2015
To determine the factors of learning effectiveness in English vocabulary learning when using a calibration scheme, this study developed a freshman English mobile device application (for iPhone 4) for students with low levels of English proficiency to practise vocabulary in the beginning of their Freshman English course. Data were collected and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Cress, U.; Held, C. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2013
Tagging systems represent the conceptual knowledge of a community. We experimentally tested whether people harness this collective knowledge when navigating through the Web. As a within-factor we manipulated people's prior knowledge (no knowledge vs. prior knowledge that was congruent/incongruent to the collective knowledge inherent in the tags).…
Descriptors: Classification, Internet, Prior Learning, Navigation (Information Systems)
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Kiili, Carita – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2013
This study explored how the construction of an argument graph promotes students' collaborative online reading compared to note-taking. Upper secondary school students ("n"?=?76) worked in pairs. The pairs were asked to search for and read source material on the Web for a joint essay and either construct an argument graph or take notes…
Descriptors: Reading, Secondary School Students, Cooperation, Graphs
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Carmichael, P.; Tscholl, M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2013
"Ensemble" is an interdisciplinary research and development project exploring the potential role of emerging Semantic Web technologies in case-based learning across learning environments in higher education. Empirical findings have challenged the claim that cases "bring reality into the classroom" and that this, in turn, might…
Descriptors: Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Higher Education, Educational Technology
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Zhang, M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2013
The abundant scientific resources on the Web provide great opportunities for students to expand their science learning, yet easy access to information does not ensure learning. Prior research has found that middle school students tend to read Web-based scientific resources in a shallow, superficial manner. A software tool was designed to support…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Information Literacy
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Chung, C-W.; Lee, C-C.; Liu, C-C. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2013
Mobile computers are now increasingly applied to facilitate face-to-face collaborative learning. However, the factors affecting face-to-face peer interactions are complex as they involve rich communication media. In particular, non-verbal interactions are necessary to convey critical communication messages in face-to-face communication. Through…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Interaction, Peer Relationship
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Liou, H.-C.; Yang, P.-C.; Chang, J. S. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2012
Various writing assistance tools have been developed through efforts in the areas of natural language processing with different degrees of success of curriculum integration depending on their functional rigor and pedagogical designs. In this paper, we developed a system, WriteAhead, that provides six types of suggestions when non-native graduate…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Second Language Learning, Computer Software, Computer System Design
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