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Ozcelik, Erol; Acarturk, Cengiz – Computers & Education, 2011
Online information sources, such as pictures and animations on web pages are frequently used for complementing printed course material in educational contexts. The concurrent use of online and printed information sources by students, however, requires going back and forth between physically separated course material, such as a course book and a…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Internet, Printed Materials, Electronic Libraries
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Kleemans, Tijs; Segers, Eliane; Droop, Mienke; Wentink, Hanneke – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
The present study investigated the differences in learning gain when performing a WebQuest with a well-defined versus an ill-defined assignment. Twenty boys and twenty girls (mean age 11; 10), attending a special primary education school, performed two WebQuests. In each WebQuest, they performed either a well-defined or an ill-defined assignment.…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Elementary School Students, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Sotiriou, Sofoklis; Bogner, Franz X.; Neofotistos, George – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2011
A quantitative method of mapping the web usage of an innovative educational portal is applied to analyze the behaviour of users of the COSMOS Science Education Portal. The COSMOS Portal contains user-generated resources (that are uploaded by its users). It has been designed to support a science teacher's search, retrieval and access to both,…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Use Studies, Usability
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Zyromski, Brett; Bryant, Alfred, Jr.; Gerler, Edwin R., Jr. – Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 2011
This phenomenological study of students' online responses to the Succeeding in School program offers rare insight into how Native American and other minority students perceived and experienced their school environment. Students' strategies regarding behavior and attitude changes they would use to improve their success and counseling implications…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Activities, American Indians, Educational Environment
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Sheridan, Kimberly M. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2011
The Studio Thinking Framework (STF) focuses on habits of mind taught through studio arts rather than disciplinary content or media-specific techniques. It is well suited to integrate studies of arts learning and teaching in a range of contexts, and it provides a framework for understanding how visual arts participation is dramatically changing…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, Studio Art, Internet
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Kao, Chia-Pin; Wu, Ying-Tien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2011
This study was conducted to explore the relationships between teachers' motivation toward web-based professional development, Internet self-efficacy, and beliefs about web-based learning. By gathering questionnaire data from 484 elementary school teachers, this study indicated that the teachers' Internet self-efficacy and behavioral beliefs about…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Web Based Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Internet
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Chang, Cheng-Sian; Chen, Tzung-Shi; Hsu, Wei-Hsiang – Computers & Education, 2011
This study is to demonstrate the impact of different teaching strategies on the learning performance of environmental education using quantitative methods. Students learned about resource recycling and classification through an instructional website based on the teaching tool of WebQuest. There were 103 sixth-grade students participating in this…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Museums
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Boonaert, Tom; Vettenburg, Nicole – Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 2011
This article critically analyses research on young people's internet use. Based on a literature analysis, it examines which young people do what on the internet. These results invite a reflection on the dominant discourse on the digital divide. Within this discourse, there is a strong focus on the use of the internet for information purposes only,…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Internet, Use Studies, Mass Media Use
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Chriqui, Jamie F.; Chaloupka, Frank J. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: Advocates have called for increased wellness policy transparency and oversight through the use of health advisory councils. This study examines (1) wellness policy transparency, (2) advisory council requirements, (3) factors associated with each, and (4) whether transparency or advisory council requirements are indicative of a stronger…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Advisory Committees, Wellness, Regression (Statistics)
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Tingen, Jennifer; Philbeck, Lauren; Holcomb, Lori B. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2011
Classroom Web sites have the potential to support and enhance student learning by targeting 21st century skills, such as collaboration among teachers, students, parents, and other teachers, media literacy, and interpersonal and self-directional skills, as well as thinking and problem-solving skills. Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, vokis, and podcasts…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Media Literacy, Internet
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Diker, Ann; Walters, Lynn M.; Cunningham-Sabo, Leslie; Baker, Susan S. – Journal of Extension, 2011
Little research has been conducted to examine factors leading to adoption and implementation of nutrition education curricula. Data from two Web-based surveys (n = 313) and 27 interviews were used to explore how Diffusion of Innovations' perceived attributes contributed to adoption and implementation of Cooking with Kids (CWK) food and nutrition…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Cooking Instruction, Internet
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Rouet, Jean-Francois; Ros, Christine; Goumi, Antonine; Macedo-Rouet, Monica; Dinet, Jerome – Learning and Instruction, 2011
Two experiments investigated primary and secondary school students' Web menu selection strategies using simulated Web search tasks. It was hypothesized that students' selections of websites depend on their perception and integration of multiple relevance cues. More specifically, students should be able to disentangle superficial cues (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Cues, Semantics, Grade 7, Grade 12
Barrand, Jessica L.; Rettig, Michael – Online Submission, 2011
This purpose of this investigation was to examine the level of training and perceptions regarding reading assessment by elementary teachers in a suburban school district. The teachers were given an on-line survey to complete in the spring of 2011. While the response rate to the survey was fairly low, the teachers who did respond indicated that …
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Reading Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
Ranguelov, Stanislav; Horvath, Anna; Dalferth, Simon; Noorani, Sogol – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2011
This report on Key Data on Learning and Innovation through ICT at School in Europe 2011 builds on the previous Eurydice publications on information and communication technology in schools in Europe. It also aims to extend the theoretical framework by looking not only at the teaching and learning of ICT but also at the use of ICT to promote…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Information Technology, Educational Innovation, Teaching Methods
Project Tomorrow, 2011
For the past eight years, the Speak Up National Research Project has endeavored to stimulate new discussions around these kinds of questions and to provide a context to help education, parent, policy and business leaders think beyond today and envision tomorrow. This report is the first in a two part series to document the key national findings…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Blended Learning, Educational Policy
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