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Sung, Han-Yu; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Computers & Education, 2013
In this study, a collaborative game-based learning environment is developed by integrating a grid-based Mindtool to facilitate the students to share and organize what they have learned during the game-playing process. To evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed approach, an experiment has been conducted in an elementary school natural science…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Games, Science Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Wu, Ejean; Lin, Wen-Chuan; Yang, Shu Ching – Computers & Education, 2013
This study examines the effects of two types of e-tutoring interventions (text-based vs. face-to-face videoconferencing, TB vs. F2F) on the grammar performance and motivation of low-achieving students. The study investigates the patterns of interaction between tutors and students in both platforms, including the manner in which tutors and students…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Electronic Learning, Videoconferencing, Grammar
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Ahmed, Sohaib; Parsons, David – Computers & Education, 2013
Recent advancements in digital technology have attracted the interest of educators and researchers to develop technology-assisted inquiry-based learning environments in the domain of school science education. Traditionally, school science education has followed deductive and inductive forms of inquiry investigation, while the abductive form of…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Liaw, Shu-Sheng; Huang, Hsiu-Mei – Computers & Education, 2013
The research purpose is to investigate learner self-regulation in e-learning environments. In order to better understand learner attitudes toward e-learning, 196 university students answer a questionnaire survey after use an e-learning system few months. The statistical results showed that perceived satisfaction, perceived usefulness, and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Distance Education, Usability, Use Studies
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Jaime, Arturo; Dominguez, Cesar; Sanchez, Ana; Blanco, Jose Miguel – Computers & Education, 2013
Telecollaboration is defined as a collaborative activity that involves people from distant geographic locations working together through Internet tools and other resources. This technique has not been frequently used in learning experiences and has produced diverse academic results, as well as degrees of satisfaction. This paper describes a…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Asynchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks
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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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Chuang, Yeu-Hui; Tsao, Chiung-Wen – Computers & Education, 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using mobile phone short message service (SMS) to enhance knowledge of medications among nursing students. A quasi-experimental design was used. A convenience sample of 111 nursing students who were taking a pharmacology course at a university in southern Taiwan received an invitation to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing Education, Drug Therapy, Pharmacology
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Pilli, Olga; Aksu, Meral – Computers & Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the educational software "Frizbi Mathematics 4" on 4th grade student's mathematics achievement, retention, attitudes toward mathematics and attitude toward computer assisted learning. Two groups (experimental and control) of students from the state primary school in Gazimagusa,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Lecture Method
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Han, Jae Hoon; Finkelstein, Adam – Computers & Education, 2013
Clicker Assessment and Feedback (CAF) is an instructional assessment and feedback strategy that is incorporated with interactive technologies, often referred to as clickers. Several thousand colleges and universities across Europe and North America have adopted CAF as a strategy in their classrooms. This study has three major objectives. The first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Audience Response Systems, Feedback (Response), Multivariate Analysis
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Garcia, I.; Pacheco, C. – Computers & Education, 2013
Many courses for elementary school are based upon teacher presentation and explanation of basic topics, rather than allowing students to develop their own knowledge. This traditional model may turn elementary-level lessons into an extremely theoretical, boring and non-effective process. In this context, research in mathematics elementary education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Constructivism (Learning), Mathematics Education
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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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Hwang, Wu-Yuin; Shadiev, Rustam; Wang, Chin-Yu; Huang, Zhi-Hua – Computers & Education, 2012
In this study we proposed a web-based programming assisted system for cooperation (WPASC) and we also designed one learning activity for facilitating students' cooperative programming learning. The aim of this study was to investigate cooperative programming learning behavior of students and its relationship with learning performance. Students'…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Motivation, Student Behavior, Problem Solving
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Cilliers, Charmain B. – Computers & Education, 2012
Employers of computing graduates have high expectations of graduates in terms of soft skills, the most desirable of these being communication skills. Not only must the graduates exhibit writing skills, but they are expected to be highly proficient therein. The consequence of this expectation is not only performance pressure exerted on the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Attitudes, Programming, Writing Skills
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Sad, Suleyman Nihat; Ozhan, Ugur – Computers & Education, 2012
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the views of primary students about interactive whiteboard [IWB] use in their classes from attitudinal and pedagogical perspectives. Research was designed as an empirical approach to "phenomenology." Data was collected from fifty primary students (fourth to eighth) through focus group interviews.…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Needs
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