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Badilla Quintana, Maria; Cortada Pujol, Meritxell; Riera Romani, Jordi – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
The aim of this study was to describe and analyze the involvement showed by 190 students who participated in an introduction to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) project, in public schools from Spain. By means of an Internet browsing test, access and information selection processes were afforded. The purpose of the study was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Navigation (Information Systems), Online Searching
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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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Reich, Justin; Murnane, Richard; Willett, John – Educational Researcher, 2012
To document wiki usage in U.S. K-12 settings, this study examined a representative sample drawn from a population of nearly 180,000 wikis. The authors measured the opportunities wikis provide for students to develop 21st-century skills such as expert thinking, complex communication, and new media literacy. The authors found four types of wiki…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses
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Grimley, Mick – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
Recent developments in digital technology have resulted in the unprecedented uptake of digital technology engagement as a leisure-time pursuit across the age span. This has resulted in the speculation that such use of digital technology is responsible for changes in cognition and learning behaviour. This study investigated two groups of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Research Skills
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Lu, Jingyan; Zhang, Zhidong – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2012
Peer assessment has been implemented in schools as both a learning tool and an assessment tool. Earlier studies have explored the effectiveness of peer assessment from different perspectives, such as domain knowledge and skills, peer assessment skills, and attitude changes. However, there is no holistic model describing the effects of cognitive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation, Prior Learning
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du Plessis, Andre; Webb, Paul – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This quantitative and qualitative interpretive exploratory case study investigates whether exposure to an Internet based "Extended Cyberhunt" strategy enables teachers to attain a set of outcomes similar to Prensky's "Essential 21st Century Skills" and the "Critical Outcomes of the South African National Curriculum…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Journal Writing, Goal Orientation, Likert Scales
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Rosen, Yigal; Beck-Hill, Dawne – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2012
This study provides a comprehensive look at a constructivist one-to-one computing program's effects on teaching and learning practices as well as student learning achievements. The study participants were 476 fourth and fifth grade students and their teachers from four elementary schools from a school district in the Dallas, Texas, area. Findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Reading Achievement, Educational Benefits
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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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Smith, Peter K.; Kupferberg, Allison; Mora-Merchan, Joaquin A.; Samara, Muthanna; Bosley, Sue; Osborn, Rob – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
An analysis was undertaken of 217 English school anti-bullying policies, from 169 primary schools and 48 secondary schools, using a 34-item scoring scheme. Findings were compared with an analysis of 142 schools six years earlier. Overall schools in the current analysis had about 49% of the items in their policies, a modest increase over the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Content Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Comparative Analysis
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Unal, Zafer; Bodur, Yasar; Unal, Aslihan – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2012
Current literature provides many examples of rubrics that are used to evaluate the quality of web-quest designs. However, reliability of these rubrics has not yet been researched. This is the first study to fully characterize and assess the reliability of a webquest evaluation rubric. The ZUNAL rubric was created to utilize the strengths of the…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Test Reliability, Test Construction, Evaluation Criteria
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Campbell, Marilyn; Spears, Barbara; Slee, Phillip; Butler, Des; Kift, Sally – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2012
It is well recognised that there are serious correlates for victims of traditional bullying. These have been shown to include increased levels of depression, anxiety and psychosomatic symptoms, in addition to often severe physical harm and even suicide. Bullied students also feel more socially ineffective and have greater interpersonal…
Descriptors: Evidence, Mental Health, Adolescents, Bullying
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Sakellariou, Tass; Carroll, Annemaree; Houghton, Stephen – School Psychology International, 2012
The prevalence and nature of electronic forms of bullying (cyberbullying) was investigated among 1,530 primary and secondary school aged male students (Years 6 to 12; 9-18 years, chronologically) in Sydney and Brisbane, Australia. Findings revealed that victimization via the Internet was the most common form of cyberbullying with 11.5 percent of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Bullying, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Williams, P. John – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
This paper reports on the results of a 3-year study conducted at the Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies (CSaLT) at Edith Cowan University in collaboration with the Curriculum Council of Western Australia which concerns the potential to use digital technologies to represent the output from assessment tasks in the senior secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Photography, Performance Based Assessment
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McLaren, Susan V. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
This paper describes an action research, school situated project conducted with partnership funding from Learning and Teaching Scotland, Scottish Qualifications Authority and Becta, the UK government's agency for communications technology in education. Based on "e-scape" (e-solutions for creative assessment in portfolio environments),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Feedback (Response), Program Effectiveness
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Coklar, Ahmet Naci – Digital Education Review, 2012
In the present study carried out with 190 educational administrators, the individual innovativeness of educational administrators was examined. As a result of the study, it was found out that the educational administrators considered themselves as early adaptors. It was also revealed that professional seniority was not important in terms of…
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Administration, Innovation, Administrator Effectiveness
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