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Turel, Yalin Kilic – Computers & Education, 2011
The interactive whiteboard (IWB) has become a popular technology for instructors over the last decade. Though research asserts that the IWBs facilitate learning in different ways, there is a lack of studies examining actual IWB use in classroom settings based on learners' perspectives by means of valid instruments. The purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes, Validity, Student Surveys
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Bliuc, Ana-Maria; Ellis, Robert A.; Goodyear, Peter; Piggott, Leanne – Computers & Education, 2011
This article presents research on students' experiences of learning through a blend of face-to-face and online discussion. The participants in our study were students enrolled in a foreign policy course at a major Australian university. Students' conceptions of learning through discussion, and their approaches to both face-to-face and online…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Interviews, Foreign Policy
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Waycott, Jenny; Bennett, Sue; Kennedy, Gregor; Dalgarno, Barney; Gray, Kathleen – Computers & Education, 2010
This paper reports qualitative findings from a study that investigated Australian university staff and students' perceptions and use of current and emerging technologies both in their daily lives and in teaching and learning contexts. Forty-six first-year students and 31 teaching and support staff from three Australian universities took part in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Educational Technology
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Anderson, Neil; Lankshear, Colin; Timmsa, Carolyn; Courtney, Lyn – Computers & Education, 2008
The current paper details results from the Girls and ICT survey phase of a three year study investigating factors associated with low participation rates by females in education pathways leading to professional level information and communications technology (ICT) professions. The study is funded through the Australian Research Council's (ARC)…
Descriptors: High Schools, Females, Computers, Student Attitudes
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Mazzolini, Margaret; Maddison, Sarah – Computers & Education, 2003
Discusses the role that online instructors should take when facilitating asynchronous discussion forums. Presents a study of an online astronomy program in an Australian university that investigated ways that the rate at which instructors posted and how often the instructors initiated discussions correlated to student posting rates and student…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Newhouse, Paul; Rennie, Leonie – Computers & Education, 2001
Presents findings from a three-year evaluative study, plus a follow-up study four years later, into the implementation of a student-owned portable computer program in a secondary school in Perth, Western Australia. Discusses computer use, student computer attitudes, teacher attitudes, the role of teachers in curriculum integration, and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment