NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 14 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Li, Yan; Ranieri, Maria – Computers & Education, 2013
Over the last decades, the issue of digital divide has received particular attention from international bodies and researchers in Western countries. One of the main reasons for this growing interest is related to the implications that digital inequalities have for social development and particularly for education. Despite the relevance of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Internet
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Huang, Chenn-Jung; Wang, Yu-Wu; Huang, Tz-Hau; Chen, Ying-Chen; Chen, Heng-Ming; Chang, Shun-Chih – Computers & Education, 2011
Recent research indicated that students' ability to construct evidence-based explanations in classrooms through scientific inquiry is critical to successful science education. Structured argumentation support environments have been built and used in scientific discourse in the literature. To the best of our knowledge, no research work in the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Feedback (Response), Persuasive Discourse, Teaching Load
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Valcke, M.; Bonte, S.; De Wever, B.; Rots, I. – Computers & Education, 2010
Next to available data about actual Internet use of young children at home, most research especially focuses on the threats and opportunities about active Internet usage. Limited empirical research focuses on the role and impact of parents in this context. In the present study, Internet parenting styles are defined and operationalized to study the…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Parents, Internet
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Wang, Tzu-Hua – Computers & Education, 2010
This research combines the idea of cake format dynamic assessment defined by Sternberg and Grigorenko (2001) and the "graduated prompt approach" proposed by (Campione and Brown, 1985) and (Campione and Brown, 1987) to develop a multiple-choice Web-based dynamic assessment system. This research adopts a quasi-experimental design to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Quasiexperimental Design, Learning Strategies, Prior Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Chiu, Chiung-Hui; Hsiao, Hsieh-Fen – Computers & Education, 2010
This study explored the differences among online elementary school student groups based on their communication features. Two hundred and ninety-one Taiwanese students, ranging in age from 11 to 12 years old, participated in this study. The students were randomly arranged within-class into three-member groups. Each group was asked to use a…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Differences, Group Dynamics, Multivariate Analysis
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kuiper, Els; Volman, Monique; Terwel, Jan – Computers & Education, 2009
Although many children are technically skilled in using the Web, their competences to use it in a critical and meaningful way are usually less well developed. In this article, we report on a multiple case study focusing on the possibilities and limitations of collaborative inquiry activities as an appropriate context to acquire Web literacy skills…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Questionnaires
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lan, Yu-Ju; Sung, Yao-Ting; Chang, Kuo-En – Computers & Education, 2009
This study attempts to implement a cooperative reading environment for EFL early reading using a mobile-device-supported computer-assisted reciprocal early English reading (CAREER) system, and to evaluate its effect on the early reading skills and learning behaviors of elementary EFL learners. The design rationale of CAREER is based on the three…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Early Reading, Cooperative Learning, Reading Skills
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kong, Siu Cheung; Yeung, Yau Yuen; Wu, Xian Qiu – Computers & Education, 2009
In order to facilitate senior primary school students in Hong Kong to engage in learning by observation of the phenomena related to electrical circuits, a design of a specific courseware system, of which the interactive human-machine interface was created with the use of an open-source software called the LabVNC, for conducting online…
Descriptors: Observational Learning, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Maher, Damian – Computers & Education, 2009
The Internet is increasingly being used as a tool for communicating and learning in primary schools across many developed and developing countries. The place of social chat as part of online interactions has as yet not been fully recognised as an important component of learning. In this paper, the interactions of students in a Sydney primary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Online Courses, Learning Processes, Computer Mediated Communication
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Chou, Chien; Yu, Sen-chi; Chen, Chao-hsiu; Wu, Huan-Chueh – Computers & Education, 2009
The purposes of this study are to investigate fifth-graders' attitudes toward the Internet based on the 5-T framework (Tool, Toy, Telephone, Territory, and Treasure of Information), and to understand whether gender makes any difference in their attitudes. The data were obtained from 2,253 Taiwan fifth-grade students. Through a confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Toys, Factor Analysis
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Sun, Koun-tem; Lin, Yuan-cheng; Yu, Chia-jui – Computers & Education, 2008
The purpose of this study is to explore the learning effect related to different learning styles in a Web-based virtual science laboratory for elementary school students. The online virtual lab allows teachers to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) into science lessons. The results of this experimental teaching method…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Cognitive Style, Textbooks, Computer Assisted Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Anastasiades, Panagiotes S.; Vitalaki, Elena; Gertzakis, Nikos – Computers & Education, 2008
As schools are increasingly encouraging students to use the Internet and web-based technology at home and in the classroom, concerns among some parents have increased. Today's parents have learned about computers as adults and did not receive guided participation as children either from their parents or from their teachers. The essence of this…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Parent Participation, Foreign Countries, Internet
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Wang, Tzu-Hua – Computers & Education, 2008
This research aims to develop a multiple-choice Web-based quiz-game-like formative assessment system, named GAM-WATA. The unique design of "Ask-Hint Strategy" turns the Web-based formative assessment into an online quiz game. "Ask-Hint Strategy" is composed of "Prune Strategy" and "Call-in Strategy".…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Internet