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Campigotto, Rachelle; McEwen, Rhonda; Epp, Carrie Demmans – Computers & Education, 2013
A five-month exploratory study was conducted with iOS mobile devices in two Toronto area schools with students in grades 7 through 12. Both classrooms were identified as Special Education classes by the Ontario Ministry of Education, and each student was identified as having exceptionalities requiring additional support and differentiation within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Vocabulary, Information Processing
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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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Molenaar, Inge; Roda, Claudia; van Boxtel, Carla; Sleegers, Peter – Computers & Education, 2012
The aim of this study is to test the effects of dynamically scaffolding social regulation of middle school students working in a computer-based learning environment. Dyads in the scaffolding condition (N=56) are supported with computer-generated scaffolds and students in the control condition (N=54) do not receive scaffolds. The scaffolds are…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Metacognition, Learning Processes
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Johnson, Michael D.; Diwakaran, Ram Prasad – Computers & Education, 2011
Computer-aided design (CAD) is a ubiquitous tool that today's students will be expected to use proficiently for numerous engineering purposes. Taking full advantage of the features available in modern CAD programs requires that models are created in a manner that allows others to easily understand how they are organized and alter them in an…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Design, Correlation, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
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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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Triantafyllakos, George; Palaigeorgiou, George; Tsoukalas, Ioannis A. – Computers & Education, 2011
In this paper, we present a framework for the development of collaborative design games that can be employed in participatory design sessions with students for the design of educational applications. The framework is inspired by idea generation theory and the design games literature, and guides the development of board games which, through the use…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Social Influences, Instructional Design, Cooperative Learning
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Rubin-Vaughan, Alice; Pepler, Debra; Brown, Steven; Craig, Wendy – Computers & Education, 2011
Everyday many students face bullying situations that they are ill equipped to manage. E-learning has recently emerged as a potentially effective tool in teaching children social skills, in addition to academic subject matter. Quest for the Golden Rule is one of the first bullying prevention e-learning programs available, designed by the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Bullying, Prevention, Quality Control
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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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Ardaiz-Villanueva, Oscar; Nicuesa-Chacon, Xabier; Brene-Artazcoz, Oscar; Sanz de Acedo Lizarraga, Maria Luisa; Sanz de Acedo Baquedano, Maria Teresa – Computers & Education, 2011
The main objective of this research was to validate the effectiveness of Wikideas and Creativity Connector tools to stimulate the generation of ideas and originality by university students organized into groups according to their indexes of creativity and affinity. Another goal of the study was to evaluate the classroom climate created by these…
Descriptors: Creativity, Student Projects, Student Attitudes, Active Learning
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Connolly, Thomas M.; Stansfield, Mark; Hainey, Thomas – Computers & Education, 2011
Over the last decade, Alternate Reality Games (ARGs), a form of narrative often involving multiple media and gaming elements to tell a story that might be affected by participants' actions, have been used in the marketing and promotion of a number of entertainment related products such as films, computer games and music. This paper discusses the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Design, Student Attitudes, Learning Activities
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Chow, Meyrick; Chan, Lawrence – Computers & Education, 2010
Information technology (IT) has the potential to improve the clinical learning environment. The extent to which IT enhances or detracts from healthcare professionals' role performance can be expected to affect both student learning and patient outcomes. This study evaluated nursing students' satisfaction with a novel compartmental Picture…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Visualization, Biomedicine
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Jones, Norah; Blackey, Haydn; Fitzgibbon, Karen; Chew, Esyin – Computers & Education, 2010
To understand the student experience on social software, the research aims to explore the disruptive nature and opportunity of social networking for higher education. Taking four universities, the research: (1) identifies the distinction between the students' current usage of social software; (2) reports on the students' experience on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Social Life, Student Experience, Educational Technology
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Mao, Xia; Li, Zheng – Computers & Education, 2010
An important trend in the development of Intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) has been that providing the student with a more personalized and friendly environment for learning. Many researchers now feel strongly that the ITSs would significantly improve performance if they could adapt to the affective state of the learner. This idea has spawned…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Koong, Chorng-Shiuh; Wu, Chi-Ying – Computers & Education, 2010
Multiple intelligences, with its hypothesis and implementation, have ascended to a prominent status among the many instructional methodologies. Meanwhile, pedagogical theories and concepts are in need of more alternative and interactive assessments to prove their prevalence (Kinugasa, Yamashita, Hayashi, Tominaga, & Yamasaki, 2005). In general,…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Test Items, Grading, Programming
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Law, Kris M. Y.; Lee, Victor C. S.; Yu, Y. T. – Computers & Education, 2010
Computer programming skills constitute one of the core competencies that graduates from many disciplines, such as engineering and computer science, are expected to possess. Developing good programming skills typically requires students to do a lot of practice, which cannot sustain unless they are adequately motivated. This paper reports a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Undergraduate Students, Self Efficacy, Learning Motivation
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