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Lin, Ming-Chao; Tutwiler, M. Shane; Chang, Chun-Yen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2011
This study investigated the relationship between the use of a three-dimensional Virtual Reality Learning Environment for Field Trip (3DVLE[subscript (ft)]) system and the achievement levels of senior high school earth science students. The 3DVLE[subscript (ft)] system was presented in two separate formats: Teacher Demonstrated Based and Student…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Intervention, Student Attitudes, Computer Simulation
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Reed, Helen C.; Drijvers, Paul; Kirschner, Paul A. – Computers & Education, 2010
This mixed-methods study investigates the effects of student attitudes and behaviours on the outcomes of learning mathematics with computer tools. A computer tool was used to help students develop the mathematical concept of function. In the whole sample (N = 521), student attitudes could account for a 3.4 point difference in test scores between…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Concepts
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Ferrao, Maria – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2010
The Bologna Declaration brought reforms into higher education that imply changes in teaching methods, didactic materials and textbooks, infrastructures and laboratories, etc. Statistics and mathematics are disciplines that traditionally have the worst success rates, particularly in non-mathematics core curricula courses. This research project,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Technology, Educational Assessment
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Pace, R. Daniel – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
The author, an early adopter of Aplia, describes the use of Aplia both pre- and post-acquisition by Cengage Learning. Students improve their exam scores (by 5 to 7 percent) and are receptive to using Aplia. Students report despite spending between 7 and 9 hours a week on Aplia assignments, they would gravitate to future offerings that included…
Descriptors: Finance Occupations, Business Administration Education, Assignments, Teaching Methods
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Su, King-Dow – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the instructional effects of using animations, static figures, PowerPoint bulletins, and e-plus software as chemistry texts with the aid of computer-based technology. This study analyzed the characteristics of students involved in three multimedia courses and their achievement and attitude toward chemistry…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Science Achievement, Computer Uses in Education, Chemistry
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Brewer, Susan; Klein, James D. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2006
In this study, we investigated the effect of type of positive interdependence (roles, rewards, roles-plus-rewards, or no structure) and affiliation motives (high vs. low) in an asynchronous, collaborative learning environment. College reentry students worked together in small, fully online discussion groups that lasted for seven days. Results…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Discussion Groups, Cooperative Learning, Correlation
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Kim, Yanghee; Baylor, Amy L. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2006
This study was designed to examine the effects of the competency (low vs. high) and interaction type (proactive vs. responsive) of pedagogical agents as learning companions (PALs) on learning, self-efficacy, and attitudes. Participants were 72 undergraduates in an introductory computer-literacy course who were randomly assigned to one of four…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Self Efficacy, Interaction, Competence
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Rothhaar, Rebecca; Pittendrigh, Barry R.; Orvis, Kathryn S. – Journal of Biological Education, 2006
Research in biotechnology is rapidly advancing; everyday, new and exciting discoveries are made. With this new technology there are also many safety and ethical questions, though, as well as the need for education. Alternative teaching methods may help to increase students' understanding of difficult concepts in all aspects of schooling, including…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Genetics, Biotechnology, Educational Technology
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Zhang, Yixin – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate distance learning variables and their possible contributions to successful distance learning receptivity. The variables used in this study included gender, age, computer experience, learning style, and students taking an educational technology (EDTC) course and students taking a statistics (non-EDTC)…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Distance Education, Prior Learning, Educational Technology
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Cassady, Jerrell C.; Gridley, Betty E. – Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 2005
This study analyzed the effects of online formative and summative assessment materials on undergraduates' experiences with attention to learners' testing behaviors (e.g., performance, study habits) and beliefs (e.g., test anxiety, perceived test threat). The results revealed no detriment to students' perceptions of tests or performances on tests…
Descriptors: Study Habits, Student Attitudes, Formative Evaluation, Testing