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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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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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Rátiva Velandia, Marlén; Pedreros Torres, Andrés Leonardo; Núñez Alí, Mónica – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
It is considered valuable to take advantage of web activities to improve and qualify the English teaching and learning processes, especially in the promotion of reading comprehension. In this article we share the process and results of a study that focused on some activities based on web materials that were designed and used with 10th grade…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Learning Processes, Reading Comprehension, Grade 10
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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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Mitra, Sugata; Dangwal, Ritu – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
What and how much can children learn without subject teachers? In an attempt to find a limit to self organized learning, we explored the capacity of 10-14 year old Tamil-speaking children in a remote Indian village to learn basic molecular biology, initially on their own with a Hole-in-the-Wall public computer facility, and later with the help of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, State Schools, Private Schools
Pape, Liz – School Administrator, 2010
Blended learning is using online tools to communicate, collaborate and publish, to extend the school day or year and to develop the 21st-century skills students need. With blended learning, teachers can use online tools and resources as part of their daily classroom instruction. Using many of the online tools and resources students already are…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Learner Engagement, Technology Integration
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Yang, Fang-Ying; Chang, Cheng-Chieh – Computers & Education, 2009
The purpose of the study is to explore three kinds of personal affective traits among high-school students and their effects on web-based concept learning. The affective traits include personal preferences about web-based learning environments, personal epistemological beliefs, and beliefs about web-based learning. One hundred 11th graders…
Descriptors: Grade 11, Epistemology, Student Characteristics, Personality Traits
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Abdous, M'hammed; Camarena, Margaret M.; Facer, Betty Rose – ReCALL, 2009
Integrating Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) technology (personal multimedia players, cell phones, and handheld devices) into the foreign language curriculum is becoming commonplace in many secondary and higher education institutions. Current research has identified both pedagogically sound applications and important benefits to students.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Technology Integration, Handheld Devices
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Gelbart, Hadas; Brill, Gilat; Yarden, Anat – Research in Science Education, 2009
Providing learners with opportunities to engage in activities similar to those carried out by scientists was addressed in a web-based research simulation in genetics developed for high school biology students. The research simulation enables learners to apply their genetics knowledge while giving them an opportunity to participate in an authentic…
Descriptors: Genetics, Biology, Internet, Scientists
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Groth, Randall; Burgess, Claudia – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2009
The purpose of the present study was to examine the nature of the discourse generated by two different online approaches to mathematics teacher professional development. Thirty mathematics teachers participated in online activities involving analysis and discourse about artifacts of teaching practice. Half were randomly assigned to a group that…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Mathematics Education, Models, Educational Change
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Urban-Woldron, Hildegard – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2009
Appropriate educational technologies have the potential to make physics' concepts more accessible through visualization, modeling and multiple representations. Students are engaged in more powerful scientific activities and they are able to perform investigations that would not be possible without the use of technology. This paper presents…
Descriptors: Physics, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Internet
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Boitshwarelo, Bopelo – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
This paper explores a case of teacher professional development in Botswana where a blended learning solution was attempted. The analysis of the implementation environment reveals deficiencies in policy, schools (workplaces), and training providers. The paper concludes with three recommendations: 1) Schools should support ongoing teacher learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Professional Development, Case Studies
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Huizenga, J.; Admiraal, W.; Akkerman, S.; Dam, G. ten – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2009
Using mobile games in education combines situated and active learning with fun in a potentially excellent manner. The effects of a mobile city game called Frequency 1550, which was developed by The Waag Society to help pupils in their first year of secondary education playfully acquire historical knowledge of medieval Amsterdam, were investigated…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Student Motivation, Active Learning, History Instruction
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Fluck, Andrew E. – Australian Educational Computing, 2008
This paper describes the use of handheld computers in the Science classrooms of four Tasmanian schools over a year. Analysis was informed by theories of innovation and assisted by ecological perspectives. Teachers demonstrated a range of attitudes to innovative pedagogies associated with the devices, and these corresponded to student achievements.…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Student Reaction, Science Education, Science Teachers
Watson, John F. – North American Council for Online Learning, 2007
Online learning is growing rapidly across the United States within all levels of education, as more and more students and educators become familiar with the benefits of learning unconstrained by time and place. Across most states and all grade levels, students are finding increased opportunity, flexibility, and convenience through online learning.…
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Resources, Student Evaluation, Educational Assessment
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