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Kurt, Adile Askim; Dogan, Ezgi; Erdogmus, Yasemin Kahyaoglu; Emiroglu, Bulent Gursel – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2018
The computer gaming addiction is one of the newer concepts that young generations face and can be defined as the excessive and problematic use of computer games leading to social and/or emotional problems. The purpose of this study is to analyse through variables the computer gaming addiction levels of secondary school students. The research was…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Addictive Behavior, Secondary School Students, Student Surveys
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Kapici, Hasan Ozgur; Akcay, Hakan – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2018
Learning in laboratories for students is not only crucial for conceptual understanding, but also contributes to gaining scientific reasoning skills. Following fast developments in technology, online laboratory environments have been improved considerably and nowadays form an attractive alternative for hands-on laboratories. The study was done in…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Bicen, Huseyin; Kocakoyun, Senay – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2017
In this digital age of technological advancement, mobile applications are fastly approaching acme of development. In order to increase the efficiency of the developed applications, mobile applications which are suitable for gamification have become a contemporary issue. In this study, the applications of Kahoot, ClassDojo, Classcraft and Socrative…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Games, Foreign Countries
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Medula, Cesar Turqueza – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2017
The delivery of teacher education courses often for the most part deal with the visible parts of knowledge, the "know-what", which is often disconnected from the tacit knowledge, the "know-how", required in authentic teaching environments. It could be argued that would-be teachers do undergo practice teaching as part of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Computer Simulation
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Ozturk, Deniz; Eyikara, Evrim; Baykara, Zehra Gocmen – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2017
With rapid developments being made in science and technology, there is also an increasing need for different educational methods. Distance education allows increased access to education and more flexibility for the students. This descriptive study was conducted to establish the opinions of nursing students about distance education being adopted…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Hursen, Cigdem – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2017
This study aimed to determine candidate teachers' tendency to the use of technology. A total of 293 candidate teachers participated in this study in which a quantitative method was used. The findings obtained from the research indicated that the candidate teachers' tendency to the use of technology was high. Another finding in a different research…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Plangsorn, Boonrat; Na-Songkhla, Jaitip; Luetkehans, Lara M. – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2016
The purpose of this study was to study undergraduate students' opinions with regard to the ubiquitous massive open online course (MOOC) for enhancing cross-cultural competence. This descriptive research applied a survey method. The survey data were collected by using survey questionnaires and online questionnaires from 410 undergraduate students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Opinions, Online Courses
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Alcántar, María del Rocío Carranza; Ballesteros, Nuria Salán; Torres, Claudia Islas; Padilla, Alma Azucena Jiménez; Barajas, Rosa Elena Legaspi – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2016
Social networks, specifically Facebook and Twitter, are currently one of the most mainstream forms of media in the world. Yet, its educational use for the dissemination of knowledge is not significantly evident. Under this premise, this report is presented, considering an experience in which teachers and university-level students used these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Social Media, Electronic Learning
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Köseoglu, Pinar; Mercan, Gamze – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2016
This study aims at performing a sample application of the educational use of Facebook as a social networking site in Animal Physiology classes, and to determine student's' views on the application. The research sample was composed of 29 third year undergraduate students attending the Biology Education Department of Hacettepe University. The…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Physiology