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Trudeau, Kimberlee J.; Black, Ryan A.; Kamon, Jody L.; Sussman, Steve – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2017
Background: An Internet-based relapse prevention supplement to adolescent substance abuse treatment programming is a promising modality to reinforce treatment gains and enhance recovery; however, an evidence base is lacking. Objective: To assess the efficacy of the online Navigating my Journey (NmJ) program. Methods: 129 adolescent-aged…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Recidivism, Prevention, Internet
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Hou, Huei-Tse; Yu, Tsai-Fang; Wu, Yi-Xuan; Sung, Yao-Ting; Chang, Kuo-En – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
The theory of spatial thinking is relevant to the learning and teaching of many academic domains. One promising method to facilitate learners' higher-order thinking is to utilize a web map mind tool to assist learners in applying spatial thinking to cooperative problem solving. In this study, an environment is designed based on the theory of…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Zadahmad, Manouchehr; Yousefzadehfard, Parisa – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2016
Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) aims to improve all mobile applications such as m-learning systems. This study presents an innovative method to use web technology and software engineering's best practices to provide m-learning functionalities hosted in a MCC-learning system as service. Components hosted by MCC are used to empower developers to create…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Computer Software, Handheld Devices, Internet
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Skov-Ettrup, L. S.; Ringgaard, L. W.; Dalum, P.; Flensborg-Madsen, T.; Thygesen, L. C.; Tolstrup, J. S. – Health Education Research, 2014
The aim was to compare the effectiveness of untailored text messages for smoking cessation to tailored text messages delivered at a higher frequency. From February 2007 to August 2009, 2030 users of an internet-based smoking cessation program with optional text message support aged 15-25 years were consecutively randomized to versions of the…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Promotion, Program Effectiveness, Health Behavior
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Savage, Robert; Abrami, Philip C.; Piquette, Noella; Wood, Eileen; Deleveaux, Gia; Sanghera-Sidhu, Sukhbinder; Burgos, Giovani – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
This report describes a cluster randomized control trial (RCT) intervention study of the effectiveness of the ABRACADABRA (ABRA) Web-based literacy system using a classroom-level RCT intervention with 1,067 children in 74 kindergarten and Grade 1 or Grade 1/2 classrooms across Canada. The authors closely followed the CONSORT criteria for executing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Research Design, Early Reading
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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
Ebner, Rachel J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The present study built upon an earlier study by Ebner and Ehri (in press), which examined the Internet's potential as a learning tool for enhancing college students' vocabularies. The current research sought to extend that study by determining how to make online vocabulary learning more effective. An experiment was conducted to investigate a…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, College Students, Internet, Vocabulary Development
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Schwab, Charles V.; Freeman, Steven A. – Journal of Extension, 2011
An important component of the safe operation of agricultural equipment is the ability to read and understand universal symbols. The Internet educational module is designed to help participants recognize these symbols. The impact of using it was evaluated using a field trial study. Assessment consisted of pre- and post-tests. Youth who had access…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Instructional Materials, Internet, Agricultural Education
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Chang, Chi-Cheng; Tseng, Kuo-Hung – Interactive Learning Environments, 2011
This study examines the effect of a Web-based portfolio assessment system on the performances of students undertaking project-based learning (PBL). The research targets were 60 students from two grade-8 classes taking senior high school computer courses. The experimental group comprised 30 students, who used the system to perform PBL and…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Student Projects
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Gopal, Tamilselvi; Herron, Sherry S.; Mohn, Richard S.; Hartsell, Taralynn; Jawor, Jodie M.; Blickenstaff, Jacob C. – Computers & Education, 2010
This study provides an understanding of how different interactive technology tools that are integrated into a Website can be used for teaching undergraduate human anatomy and physiology laboratory students. Technology tools refer to a Website that the authors created to teach the Cardiovascular System that includes dynamic tools such as the…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Spelling, Web Based Instruction, Physiology
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Al Saif, Abdulkarim A. – Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
The current study attempts to develop a preventive program to fend off the risks of using the internet by trying to test the effectiveness of raising students' awareness on various new technology-related issues. In order to achieve this goal, descriptive, analytical, and experimental approaches have been utilized. The program has been applied to a…
Descriptors: Prevention, Internet, Risk Management, Foreign Countries
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Lam, Cecilia Wing Chi; Frydenberg, Erica – Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2009
As increasing numbers of adolescents become involved in online activities, many also become victims of cyberharassment. This pilot project investigates how a program teaching coping skills (Best of Coping program, BOC) and a program teaching cybersafety (Cyber Savvy Teens program, CST) can optimise adolescents' capacity to cope online.…
Descriptors: Coping, Skill Development, Safety, Computer Mediated Communication
Johanson, Joyce; Clark, Letha; Daytner, Katrina; Robinson, Linda – Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education, 2009
Accessing Curriculum through Technology Tools (ACTTT), a model development project, was developed and tested by staff of the Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood (the Center), a research and development unit within the College of Education and Human Services at Western Illinois University. The major goal of ACTTT was to develop,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Kindergarten
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2008
"Houghton Mifflin: Invitations to Literacy," developed by the Houghton Mifflin Company, is an integrated K-8 reading and language arts program. The philosophy behind the program is that literacy instruction should stimulate, teach, and extend the communication and thinking skills that will allow students to become effective readers,…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Reading Programs, Lifelong Learning, Literacy