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Lust, Griet; Elen, Jan; Clarebout, Geraldine – Computers & Education, 2013
Given the rising popularity of content management systems (CMSs) in higher education, the current study investigates how students use tools in CMS supported courses. More specifically, the current study investigates how students regulate their tool-use throughout the course period by considering the moment tools are used. This temporal dimension…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Instructional Design, Cues, Higher Education
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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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Thompson, Penny – Computers & Education, 2013
This study investigated the claims made in the popular press about the "digital native" generation as learners. Because students' lives today are saturated with digital media at a time when their brains are still developing, many popular press authors claim that this generation of students thinks and learns differently than any generation that has…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Land Grant Universities, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes
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Kardan, Ahmad A.; Sadeghi, Hamid; Ghidary, Saeed Shiry; Sani, Mohammad Reza Fani – Computers & Education, 2013
Students are required to choose courses they are interested in for the coming semester. Due to restrictions, including lack of sufficient resources and overheads of running several courses, some universities might not offer all of a student's desirable courses. Universities must know every student's demands for every course prior to each semester…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Web Based Instruction, College Students, Electronic Learning
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Celik, Vehbi; Yesilyurt, Etem – Computers & Education, 2013
There is a large body of research regarding computer supported education, perceptions of computer self-efficacy, computer anxiety and the technological attitudes of teachers and teacher candidates. However, no study has been conducted on the correlation between and effect of computer supported education, perceived computer self-efficacy, computer…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Educational Technology, Self Efficacy, Anxiety
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Balter, Olle; Enstrom, Emma; Klingenberg, Bernhard – Computers & Education, 2013
To help students gauge their understanding of basic concepts and encourage good study habits, we administered short online quizzes that use generic questions in the crucial first few weeks of a course. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether the combination of these web quizzes with generic questions with only binary feedback (right or…
Descriptors: Tests, Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation
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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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Joo, Young Ju; Lim, Kyu Yon; Kim, Jiyeon – Computers & Education, 2013
This study investigates the predictors of learner satisfaction, achievement and persistence in an online university located in South Korea. The specific predictors were learners' locus of control, self-efficacy, and task value, and the mediating effects of learner satisfaction and achievement were also tested. Structural equation modeling (SEM)…
Descriptors: Persistence, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Virtual Universities
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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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Vekiri, Ioanna – Computers & Education, 2013
In this study, which was situated in the context of information science instruction, data were collected twice using student self-reports to examine the effects of pedagogical practices on changes in boys' and girls' expectancy and value beliefs about computing. Participants were 326 7th-grade students, enrolled in three middle schools that were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Values, Beliefs
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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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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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Shea, Peter; Bidjerano, Temi – Computers & Education, 2012
This study of over 2000 US college students examines the Community of Inquiry framework (CoI) in its capacity to describe and explain differences in learning outcomes in hybrid and fully online learning environments. We hypothesize that the CoI model's theoretical constructs of "presence" reflect educational effectiveness in a variety of…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Learner Engagement, Social Environment, Self Management
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