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Marshall, Minda B. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Lifelong learning is the only way to sustain proficient learning in a rapidly changing world. Knowledge and information are exploding across the globe. We need accurate ways to facilitate the process of drawing external factual information into an internal perceptive advantage from which to interpret and argue new information. Accurate and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Reading Skills, Reading Improvement
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Morgan, Joseph John; Higgins, Kyle; Miller, Susan; Pierce, Thomas B.; Boone, Randall; Tandy, Richard – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2016
Students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBDs) often lack appropriate social skills. Participation in direct and explicit instruction related to social skills is common in their educational programming. For these interventions to be effective, it is important that students have the opportunity to apply them in the natural environment.…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development
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Rakes, Glenda C.; Dunn, Karee E. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2015
Little is known about the degree to which teachers are interested in or value online K-12 education. This is an unfortunate gap in the literature, as online education has been and continues to be a swiftly growing component of the K-12 learning community. This exploratory study sought to measure K-12 preservice and inservice teacher concerns about…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
Hsu, Hsiao-hui; Chang, Yu-ying – Online Submission, 2013
The increasing online access to courses, programs, and information has shifted the control and responsibility of learning process from instructors to learners. Learners' perceptions of and attitudes toward e-learning constitute a critical factor to the success of such system. The purpose of this study is to take TAM (technology acceptance model)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Source Technology, Integrated Learning Systems, Computer Software Evaluation
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Edwards, Clayton; Rule, Audrey – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2013
Education in an online setting is an increasingly popular method of instruction. Previous studies comparing college or high school student performance in online and face-to-face courses found, in most cases, similar achievement between conditions. However, research is lacking regarding middle school students' academic performance and attitudes…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Student Surveys, Predictor Variables, Student Attitudes
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Mosier, Brian; Lynn, Susan – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2012
The incredible growth rates and increased enrollments in virtual physical education (VPE), otherwise known as K-12 online physical education, continue to rise. VPE has the potential to service K-12 student learning in independent and self-paced curriculum. However, VPE brings a healthy skepticism among the profession. To this point, it is…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Interviews, Content Analysis, Case Studies
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Ciampa, Katia – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2012
This pilot study explores the impact of online electronic storybooks (e-books) on the reading motivation and listening comprehension of six grade 1 students (aged 7 years) from Ontario, Canada. The researcher measured participants' perceived enjoyment of the online e-book reading experience using standardized listening comprehension tests,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Publishing, Questionnaires, Observation
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Tsai, Fu-Hsing; Yu, Kuang-Chao; Hsiao, Hsien-Sheng – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
This study developed an educational online game, Super Delivery, targeting knowledge about saving electricity, and conducted case studies of eight sixth-grade students using this game to explore the factors influencing the effectiveness of students' knowledge acquisition in digital game-based learning (DGBL). This study followed Miles and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Games, Computer Games, Outcomes of Education
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Duygu Eristi, Suzan – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2012
This study investigated Turkish and Canadian primary school students' ways of expressing their perception of cultural understanding through video conferencing and that of cultural interaction through video conferencing. The qualitative research data were collected in the form of interviews. The results obtained were analyzed and interpreted based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Multicultural Education, Intercultural Communication
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Kay, Robin; Edwards, Jaime – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
Video podcasts allow students to control when, where, and what they learn, as well as the pace of learning. Considerable research has been conducted in higher education on video podcast use, but not in middle schools (grades six to eight). This study investigated the use of worked example video podcasts in mathematics classrooms with students 11…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Handheld Devices, Web Based Instruction
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Lu, Jingyan; Deng, Liping – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
This study seeks to design and facilitate active reading among secondary school students with an online annotation tool--Diigo. Two classes of different academic performance levels were recruited to examine their annotation behavior and perceptions of Diigo. We wanted to determine whether the two classes differed in how they used Diigo; how they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation, Web Based Instruction
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Kirby, Dale; Barbour, Michael K.; Sharpe, Dennis B. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2012
University students who had completed at least one distance education course were surveyed during their first and fourth year of postsecondary studies. When controlled for those who had previous distance education experience in high school, it was found that self-regulatory learning behaviors, which are frequently linked to positive experiences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, Independent Study
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Kilickaya, Ferit; Krajka, Jaroslaw – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Both teacher- and learner-made computer visuals are quite extensively reported in Computer-Assisted Language Learning literature, for instance, filming interviews, soap operas or mini-documentaries, creating storyboard projects, authoring podcasts and vodcasts, designing digital stories. Such student-made digital assets are used to present to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Class Activities, Learning Activities
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Oliver, Kevin; Kellogg, Shaun; Patel, Ruchi – CALICO Journal, 2012
High school students participating in online courses offered by the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) completed end-of-course surveys in spring 2009. When the responses of 559 foreign language students were compared to students in five other subject area groups, the findings suggested foreign language students had significantly lower…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Cooperation
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Tseng, Kuo-Hung; Chang, Chi-Cheng; Lou, Shi-Jer – Interactive Learning Environments, 2012
This study aims to explore how high school students collaboratively solve problems in a web problem-based learning (WPBL) system in an 8-week digital logic course using discourse analysis. Employing in-depth interviews, this study also investigated the students' attitudes toward the WPBL system. The number of teaching assistants' responses had a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Internet
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