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Zigic, Sasha; Lemckert, Charles J. – Computers & Education, 2007
The following paper presents a computer-based learning strategy to assist in introducing and teaching water quality modelling to undergraduate civil engineering students. As part of the learning strategy, an interactive computer-based instructional (CBI) aid was specifically developed to assist students to set up, run and analyse the output from a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Water Quality, Learning Strategies, Civil Engineering
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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
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Tuckman, Bruce W. – Computers & Education, 2007
The purpose of the research was to determine experimentally whether the addition of features to enhance learner motivation and collaboration, termed motivational scaffolding, to the ''traditional'' distance learning design improved engagement, and performance, particularly among procrastinators. Two versions of a web-based five-credit study skills…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Distance Education, Study Skills, Student Motivation
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Selim, Hassan M. – Computers & Education, 2003
Uses the Technology Acceptance Model constructs of usefulness and ease of use to assess university students' acceptance of course Web sites as an effective learning tool. Reports results of a survey of undergraduates and discusses the reliability and validity of the Course Website Acceptance Model. (Contains 56 references.) (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Strategies, Measurement Techniques
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Yazon, Jessamyn Marie O.; Mayer-Smith, Jolie A.; Redfield, Rosemary J. – Computers & Education, 2002
Explores how university students respond to and perform in a Web-based learning environment. Examines whether technology can serve as a catalyst for reforming post-secondary education, and specifically whether it can help educators address the problem of passive learning among university-level science students. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Change, Higher Education, Learning Strategies
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Lee, Myung-Geun – Computers & Education, 2001
Discussion of Web-based instruction (WBI) focuses on a study of Korean universities that analyzed learners' adaptation styles and characteristics by retrospectively assessing the perceptions of various aspects of WBI. Considers computer literacy, interaction with instructor and students, difficulty of contents, and learners' perception of academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Literacy, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries