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Claro, Magdalena; Nussbaum, Miguel; López, Ximena; Contardo, Victoria – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
This paper studies the similarities and differences among the views of school principals and teachers regarding a mobile computer lab (MCL) initiative implemented in 1,591 public schools in Chile. It also characterizes the aspects in which their views diverge. A mixed methods study was carried out in two stages: first, a quantitative stage, where…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Principals, Teachers, Administrator Attitudes
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Horiguchi, Tomoya; Imai, Isao; Toumoto, Takahito; Hirashima, Tsukasa – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
Error-based simulation (EBS) has been developed to generate phenomena by using students' erroneous ideas and also offers promise for promoting students' awareness of errors. In this paper, we report the evaluation of EBS used in learning "normal reaction" in a junior high school. An EBS class, where students learned the concept…
Descriptors: Simulation, Error Correction, Learning Processes, Misconceptions
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Karsak, H. Gulhan Orhan; Fer, Seval; Orhan, Feza – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
Academic writing, whether individual or cooperative, is an essential skill for today's graduates. However, motivating and helping students to learn to write effectively, either in cooperative or individual scenarios, poses many challenges, many of which can be overcome by technical means. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of using…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Diaries, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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Tsai, Fu-Hsing; Yu, Kuang-Chao; Hsiao, Hsien-Sheng – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
This study developed an educational online game, Super Delivery, targeting knowledge about saving electricity, and conducted case studies of eight sixth-grade students using this game to explore the factors influencing the effectiveness of students' knowledge acquisition in digital game-based learning (DGBL). This study followed Miles and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Games, Computer Games, Outcomes of Education
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Woo, Matsuko; Chu, Samuel; Ho, Andrew; Li, Xuanxi – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
This small-scale case study explores the challenges and potential benefits of a wiki for students and teachers in a primary-five English-language class in Hong Kong. The study examined how the wiki's key affordances might help in scaffolding students during their collaborative writing projects. The study found that the use of a wiki in a class of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Collaborative Writing, Cooperative Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Wong, Emily M. L.; Li, Sandy S. C.; Choi, Tat-heung; Lee, Tsz-ngong – Educational Technology & Society, 2008
This paper draws on the literature of transformational leadership and learning organisation with a concern to foster innovative changes in classroom practices. Based on the understanding that effective use of ICT has to be construed in the pedagogical and organisational context, this study focuses on the impact of the relevant contextual factors…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Transformational Leadership, Case Studies
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Young, Shelley S.-C.; Ku, Hsin-Ho – Educational Technology & Society, 2008
The purpose of this study was to understand, describe and interpret the uses of information communication technology (ICT) in primary education in the Taiwan Schools Cyberfair as a means to expand and enhance student learning in an extra-curricular setting. Four winning schools, with 48 teachers and students involved, were purposefully selected…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students