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Kinlaw, C. Ryan; Dunlap, Linda L.; D'Angelo, Jeffrey A. – Computers & Education, 2012
We investigated connections between faculty use of online resources and student class attendance. Of particular interest was whether online submission of course assignments is detrimental to attendance. Students and faculty at a small, liberal arts college completed surveys about student attendance patterns, student reasons for non-attendance,…
Descriptors: Assignments, Attendance Patterns, Attendance, Liberal Arts
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Aparicio, Fernando; De Buenaga, Manuel; Rubio, Margarita; Hernando, Asuncion – Computers & Education, 2012
In recent years there has been a shift in educational methodologies toward a student-centered approach, one which increasingly emphasizes the integration of computer tools and intelligent systems adopting different roles. In this paper we describe in detail the development of an Intelligent Information Access system used as the basis for producing…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Undergraduate Students, Medical Students, Higher Education
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Kolikant, Yifat Ben-David – Computers & Education, 2012
Today's students are often portrayed in the literature as enthusiastic and wholehearted users of the Internet for school purposes, in contrast with today's schools, in which the situation is of high ICT access and low use. Via interviews with 25 post-primary students, this study examined student attitudes toward using the Internet for school…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Internet, Information Technology, Teacher Role
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Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Wu, Po-Han; Chen, Chi-Chang – Computers & Education, 2012
In this paper, an online game was developed in the form of a competitive board game for conducting web-based problem-solving activities. The participants of the game determined their move by throwing a dice. Each location of the game board corresponds to a gaming task, which could be a web-based information-searching question or a mini-game; the…
Descriptors: Internet, Natural Sciences, Problem Solving, Science Curriculum
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Raes, Annelies; Schellens, Tammy; De Wever, Bram; Vanderhoven, Ellen – Computers & Education, 2012
This study investigated the impact of different modes of scaffolding on students who are learning science through a web-based collaborative inquiry project in authentic classroom settings and explored the interaction effects with students' characteristics. The intervention study aimed to improve "domain-specific knowledge" and "metacognitive…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Student Attitudes, Prior Learning, Problem Solving
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Kear, Karen; Chetwynd, Frances; Williams, Judith; Donelan, Helen – Computers & Education, 2012
This paper reports on a pilot investigation into web conferencing in a distance learning module. It focuses on the perceptions and experiences of the tutors, all of whom were new to the web conferencing environment, but were experienced in online teaching. A number of web conferencing tutorials were studied through the collection of various…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Learning Modules
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Vrocharidou, Anatoli; Efthymiou, Ilias – Computers & Education, 2012
The present study approaches the Internet as a social space, where university students make use of computer mediated communication (CMC) applications, i.e. e-mail, instant messaging and social network sites, in order to satisfy social and academic needs. We focus on university students, because they represent one of the most avid groups of CMC…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Social Life, Student Attitudes, Profiles
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Deutsch, Tobias; Herrmann, Kristin; Frese, Thomas; Sandholzer, Hagen – Computers & Education, 2012
Interest in the educational use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in higher education is increasing. For successful implementation, it is important to know students' attitudes and reservations and how they can be positively influenced. The objective of the present study was to examine possible attitudinal changes towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Medical Students, Student Attitudes
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Liu, Chen-Chung; Liu, Kuo-Ping; Chen, Wei-Hong; Lin, Chiu-Pin; Chen, Gwo-Dong – Computers & Education, 2011
Collaborative storytelling activities in social media environments are generally developed in a linear way in which all participants collaborate on a shared story as it is passed from one to another in a relay form. Difficulties with this linear approach arise when collecting the contributions of participants in to a coherent story. This study…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Student Attitudes, Peer Relationship, Collaborative Writing
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Kim, Jungjoo; Kwon, Yangyi; Cho, Daeyeon – Computers & Education, 2011
There are many factors that influence distance learning especially in higher education where collaborative and communicative discourse is necessary for pursuing knowledge. Social presence, among other factors, is an important concept to be facilitated, developed and sustained in distance higher education as it promotes and supports discourse based…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Distance Education, Learning Experience
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Ma, Will W. K.; Yuen, Allan H. K. – Computers & Education, 2011
The unique features and capabilities of online learning are built on the ability to connect to a wider range of learning resources and peer learners that benefit individual learners, such as through discussion forums, collaborative learning, and community building. The success of online learning thus depends on the participation, engagement, and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Undergraduate Students, Sharing Behavior, Interaction
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Sandberg, Jacobijn; Maris, Marinus; de Geus, Kaspar – Computers & Education, 2011
Three groups participated in a study on the added value of mobile technology for learning English as a second language for primary school students. The first group had classroom lessons in English about zoo animals and their characteristics. The second group took classroom lessons and worked with a mobile application on location in a public zoo.…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Internet, English (Second Language), Primary Education
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Chang, Cheng-Sian; Chen, Tzung-Shi; Hsu, Wei-Hsiang – Computers & Education, 2011
This study is to demonstrate the impact of different teaching strategies on the learning performance of environmental education using quantitative methods. Students learned about resource recycling and classification through an instructional website based on the teaching tool of WebQuest. There were 103 sixth-grade students participating in this…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Museums
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Lonn, Steven; Teasley, Stephanie D.; Krumm, Andrew E. – Computers & Education, 2011
Learning Management Systems (LMS) are web-based systems allowing instructors and/or students to share materials and interact online. This study compared differences in LMS use between instructors and students at a large residential campus with students at a smaller commuter campus. Responses to an online survey about LMS activities and tools were…
Descriptors: Commuting Students, Interaction, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Kubiszewski, Ida; Noordewier, Thomas; Costanza, Robert – Computers & Education, 2011
A vast amount of information is now available online, produced by a variety of sources with a range of editorial oversight procedures. These range from very centralized information with multiple layers of review, to no oversight at all. Determining which information is credible can pose a real challenge. An experiment was designed to determine…
Descriptors: Cues, Encyclopedias, Credibility, Educational Experiments
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