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Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan; Dumancic, Mario – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this research is to examine the extent to which certain sociodemographic characteristics of students and teachers, along with computer self-efficacy, attitudes towards the new media and the frequency of using the new media in instruction, can be regarded as predictors of constructivist teaching. The research was carried out on a sample…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Grade 8, Elementary School Teachers
Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this research was to investigate whether particular socio-demographic characteristics of pupils in lower secondary education, their level of computer selfefficacy and motivation for using digital media in class are considered significant predictors of constructivist learning. Furthermore, the aim was to investigate the characteristics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Secondary Education, Secondary School Students
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Zhang, Meilan; Trussell, Robert P.; Tillman, Daniel A.; An, Song A. – Computers in the Schools, 2015
In recent years, smartphones and tablets have been rapidly adopted by consumers worldwide. Within the United States, a growing number of school districts have incorporated tablets into classroom instruction. As mobile technology becomes further integrated into households and classrooms, parents, teachers, and students might need information for…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Access to Computers
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Sprietsma, Maresa – Education Economics, 2012
The number of schools that have access to computers and the Internet has increased rapidly since the beginning of the 1990s. However, evidence of their effectiveness as pedagogical tools to acquire reading and math skills is still the object of debate. We use repeated cross-section data from Brazil to evaluate the effect of the availability of a…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Access to Computers, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Skills
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Pepe, Kadir – Educational Research and Reviews, 2011
This study is a descriptive study based on the screening model, and was conducted in order to inquire the effect of games and the relation between gender and class success variables and game preferences in primary school students. The universe of the study was the primary schools in city center in Province of Burdur and the sample group of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Games, Females, Age Differences
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Wang, Yang; O'Dwyer, Laura – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
Using data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003 and 2007 administrations, this study examines international trends in technology use and explores the international patterns in how teacher-directed, student-use of technology is related to eighth grade mathematics achievement. Descriptive patterns in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Program Effectiveness, Scores
Crompton, Helen; Goodhand, Lynne; Wells, Susan – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2011
Grey Culbreth Middle School in North Carolina did not have enough computers to give students reasonable access to the Internet, so administrators implemented a one-to-one iPod touch program. Now every student is connected. This article describes the implementation of this program, the problems encountered and the positive reactions from the staff.…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Middle School Students, Access to Computers, Internet
Sahin, Sami; Alkan, Ayse – Online Submission, 2011
We aimed to explore 8th grade students' computer use in this research. We carried out the research at Yasar Dogu Elementary School in Kavak, a district of Samsun province in Turkey. We implemented semi-structured interviews to collect the data. We selected our sample from among volunteers of 3 different classes, striving to select students with…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grade 8, Elementary School Students, Computer Use
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Games, Ivan Alex – Learning, Media and Technology, 2010
This article presents the results of a three-year study of "Gamestar Mechanic" (www.gamestarmechanic.com), a flash-based multiplayer online role-playing game developed for the MacArthur Foundation's digital media learning initiative by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Gamelab in New York. The game's objective is to help children…
Descriptors: Design, Role Playing, Discourse Analysis, Thinking Skills
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Lei, Jing; Zhou, Jingye; Wang, Qiu – Computers in the Schools, 2009
Based on data collected from middle school students in a U.S. school (N = 159) and a Chinese school (N = 183), this study compared Internet use in school and at home between American students and Chinese students, explored what affected students' use of the Internet, and examined how students' Internet use related to their learning. Results reveal…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Luckin, Rosemary; Clark, Wilma; Graber, Rebecca; Logan, Kit; Mee, Adrian; Oliver, Martin – Learning, Media and Technology, 2009
In this paper, we report on survey and focus group data relating to the activities and perceptions of learning with Web 2.0 technologies of students aged between 11 and 16 years in 27 UK secondary schools. The study confirms that these learners had high levels of access to Web 2.0 technologies and that Web 2.0 activities were prolific. However,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Focus Groups, Internet
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Wainer, Jacques; Dwyer, Tom; Dutra, Rodrigo Silveira; Covic, Andre; Magalhaes, Valdo B.; Ferreira, Luiz Renato Ribeiro; Pimenta, Valdiney Alves; Claudio, Kleucio – Computers & Education, 2008
This work presents the analysis of the 2001 Brazilian Basic Education Evaluation System (SAEB) achievement exam. The SAEB tested 4th, 8th, and 11th grade students, in mathematics and reading (Portuguese). We classified the students into seven socioeconomic classes, and for each class, compared the test results according to frequency of computer…
Descriptors: Ownership, Academic Achievement, Computer Uses in Education, Grade 4
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Landsberger, Joe – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2007
This article presents an interview with Jeremy Koester, an eighth grade math teacher and football coach at Alamo Heights Junior School in San Antonio, Texas. In this interview, Koester describes his use of technology in his classes and describes his dream of advancing Second Life (SL) as a distance education environment. SL is a "3-D virtual…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Distance Education, Mathematics Teachers, Junior High Schools
Gu, Wei; Liu, Chun; Lin, Hui-Fen – International Journal of Educational Policy, Research, and Practice: Reconceptualizing Childhood Studies, 2005
As one of the popular and promising instructional technologies, Internet is playing a more and more important role in educational field all over the world. Bringing Internet into classrooms is encouraged in many countries; however, their policy initiatives to achieve this vary. The present paper is an empirical and exploratory study, trying to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Internet, Educational Policy