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Hardy, Mat; Totman, Sally – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Despite an extensive history of use in teaching Political Science subjects, long-term scholarly studies of online role plays are uncommon. This paper redresses that balance by presenting five years of data on the Middle East Politics Simulation. This online role play has been run since the 1990s and underwent significant technical upgrade in…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Instructional Design, Web Based Instruction, Role Playing
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Hou, Huei-Tse; Yu, Tsai-Fang; Wu, Yi-Xuan; Sung, Yao-Ting; Chang, Kuo-En – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
The theory of spatial thinking is relevant to the learning and teaching of many academic domains. One promising method to facilitate learners' higher-order thinking is to utilize a web map mind tool to assist learners in applying spatial thinking to cooperative problem solving. In this study, an environment is designed based on the theory of…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Evans, Chris – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Can social media be used to enhance the process of learning by students in higher education? Social media have become widely adopted by students in their personal lives. However, the application of social media to teaching and learning remains to be fully explored. In this study, the use of the social media tool Twitter for teaching was…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Telecommunications, Undergraduate Students
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Herrington, Jan; Parker, Jenni – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Employing emerging technologies in learning is becoming increasingly important as a means to support the development of digital media literacy. Using a theoretical framework of authentic learning and technology as cognitive tools, this paper examined student responses to the infusion of emerging technologies in a large first year teacher education…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Teacher Education Programs, Technological Advancement
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Jelfs, Anne; Richardson, John T. E. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
In June 2010, a survey was carried out to explore access to digital technology, attitudes to digital technology and approaches to studying across the adult life span in students taking courses with the UK Open University. In total, 7000 people were surveyed, of whom more than 4000 responded. Nearly all these students had access to a computer and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Surveys, Questionnaires
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Huang, Rui-Ting; Jang, Syh-Jong; Machtmes, Krisanna; Deggs, David – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Although there is a growing interest in mobile learning, there are limited studies that focus on student knowledge acquisition. As applications and usages of mobile technology have become more and more accepted, it is important and meaningful that researchers and practitioners of mobile learning understand the potential factors that could…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Undergraduate Students
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Yalcinalp, Serpil; Emiroglu, Bulent – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Although many developments have been made in the design and development of learning object repositories (LORs), the efficient use of such systems is still questionable. Without realising the functional use of such systems or considering the involvement of their dynamic users, these systems would probably become obsolete. This study includes both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary Education, Educational Resources
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Wang, Qiyun; Woo, Huay Lit; Quek, Choon Lang; Yang, Yuqin; Liu, Mei – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Facebook is a popular social networking site. It, like many other new technologies, has potential for teaching and learning because of its unique built-in functions that offer pedagogical, social and technological affordances. In this study, the Facebook group was used as a learning management system (LMS) in two courses for putting up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Web Sites, Social Networks
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Hsu, Ching-Kun; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Chuang, Chien-Wen; Chang, Chih-Kai – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Owing to the popularity of computers and computer networks, fostering the web-based problem-solving ability of students has become an important educational objective in recent years. This study attempted to compare the effects of using selected and open network resources on students' intentions with regard to their information system usage by…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Information Systems
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Chen, Chih-Ming; Lee, Tai-Hung – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
e-Learning is becoming an increasingly popular educational paradigm because of the rapid growth of the Internet. Recent studies have argued that affective modelling (ie, considering a learner's emotional or motivational state) should also be considered while designing learning activities. Many studies indicated that various learning emotions…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Educational Environment, Internet, Anxiety
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Judd, Terry; Kennedy, Gregor – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
Internet usage logs captured during self-directed learning sessions were used to determine how undergraduate medical students used five popular sites to locate and access biomedical resources. Students' perceptions of each site's usefulness and reliability were determined through a survey. Google and Wikipedia were the most frequently used sites…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Attitudes, Biomedicine, Information Literacy
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Li, Yan; Ranieri, Maria – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Literature review has found that despite the considerable attention focused on "digital natives", few studies have carefully investigated the characteristics of this group. The purpose of this study is to contribute to the debate on digital natives by providing a "piece of evidence" on the digital competence status of a group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role of Education, Adolescents, Grade 9
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Bliuc, Ana-Maria; Ellis, Robert; Goodyear, Peter; Piggott, Leanne – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This paper reports on research investigating student experiences of learning through face-to-face and online discussions in a political science course in a large Australian university. Using methodologies from relational research into university student learning, the study investigates associations between key aspects of student learning focusing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Science, Academic Achievement, College Students