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Koh, Elizabeth; Lim, John – Computers & Education, 2012
In recent years, educators and students are increasingly employing online collaboration applications such as Google Docs[TM] and PBWorks[TM] for group projects and assignments. Yet, the effectiveness of these emerging technologies has not been rigorously examined. Anchoring upon and informed by the existing literature, two design…
Descriptors: Assignments, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Social Environment
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Fabregas, E.; Farias, G.; Dormido-Canto, S.; Dormido, S.; Esquembre, F. – Computers & Education, 2011
New information technologies provide great opportunities for education. One such opportunity is the use of remote control laboratories for teaching students about control systems. This paper describes the creation of interactive remote laboratories (RLs). Two main software tools are used: Simulink and Easy Java Simulations (EJS). The first is a…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Science Laboratories, Information Technology, Computer Simulation
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Wang, Pei-Yu; Vaughn, Brandon K.; Liu, Min – Computers & Education, 2011
This study examined the impact of animation interactivity on novices' learning of introductory statistics. The interactive animation program used in this study was created with Adobe Flash following Mayer's multimedia design principles as well as Kristof and Satran's interactivity theory. This study was guided by three main questions: 1) Is there…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Control Groups, Animation, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Ozkan, Sevgi; Koseler, Refika – Computers & Education, 2009
There has been little research on assessment of learning management systems (LMS) within educational organizations as both a web-based learning system for e-learning and as a supportive tool for blended learning environments. This study proposes a conceptual e-learning assessment model, hexagonal e-learning assessment model (HELAM) suggesting a…
Descriptors: Content Validity, Predictive Validity, Factor Analysis, Internet
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Kordaki, M.; Miatidis, M.; Kapsampelis, G. – Computers & Education, 2008
This paper presents the design, features and pilot evaluation study of a web-based environment--the SORTING environment--for the learning of sorting algorithms by secondary level education students. The design of this environment is based on modeling methodology, taking into account modern constructivist and social theories of learning while at…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Mathematics, Social Theories, Secondary School Students
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Toral, S. L.; Barrero, F.; Martinez-Torres, M. R. – Computers & Education, 2007
This paper presents an exploratory study about the development of a structural and measurement model for the technological acceptance (TAM) of a web-based educational tool. The aim consists of measuring not only the use of this tool, but also the external variables with a significant influence in its use for planning future improvements. The tool,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Internet, Higher Education