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Schmulian, Astrid; Coetzee, Stephen A. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This study reports on the development of two Messenger bots, designed to facilitate the learning of introductory and intermediate accounting. The Messenger bots were developed using a visual development environment that requires no coding knowledge. A thick description of the development of the Messenger bots is provided to encourage replication.…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Assisted Instruction, Accounting, Instructional Design
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Bolliger, Doris U.; Shepherd, Craig E.; Bryant, H. Victoria – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This study investigated faculty members' perceptions of program community and what they do to support it in online graduate programs. Researchers developed and administered an online survey to ascertain perceptions of program community among education and engineering faculty members at United States, land-grant, research-extensive universities.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Engineering Education, Online Courses, Communities of Practice
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Zhang, Si; Liu, Qingtang; Cai, Zhiqiang – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The contextual influences on technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) enactment and the method of TPACK assessment remain to be important research topics. Discourse data of 81 teachers in an online professional learning community were collected and analyzed based on the framework of TPACK. Frequency distribution and time series…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Collaboration
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Delaney, Deborah; Kummer, Tyge-F.; Singh, Kishore – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of the use of an online discussion board as an assessment item on students learning performance in relation to group work based on Social Learning Theory. The study uses survey questionnaires at the beginning and end of semester together with student grade information. The data analysis consists…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Group Discussion, Computer Mediated Communication
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de Jong, Nynke; Verstegen, Daniëlle M. L.; Könings, Karen D. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
The aim of this study is to compare the role of the tutor in an online and a face-to-face problem-based learning (PBL) session to shed light on potential differences of the tutor role in both settings. In this practice-based study we compared the two groups with the same tutor undertaking the same module. Students completed questionnaires about…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Public Health, Comparative Analysis, Tutors
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Villani, Daniela; Morganti, Laura; Carissoli, Claudia; Gatti, Elena; Bonanomi, Andrea; Cacciamani, Stefano; Confalonieri, Emanuela; Riva, Giuseppe – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
The tablet PC represents a very popular mobile computing device, and together with other technologies it is changing the world of education. This study aimed to explore the acceptance of tablet PC of Italian high school students in order to outline the typical students' profiles and to compare the acceptance conveyed in two types of use (learning…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Handheld Devices, Computer Assisted Instruction, High School Students
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Robson, James – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
In recent years, teachers have turned to online social spaces for peer-to-peer interaction in increasing numbers. This online engagement has been highlighted by both practitioners and academics as having important implications for teachers' professional learning and development. However, there is a need to move beyond instrumental discourses that…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Computer Mediated Communication, Guidelines, Peer Relationship
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Rees Lewis, Daniel G.; Easterday, Matthew W.; Harburg, Emily; Gerber, Elizabeth M.; Riesbeck, Christopher K. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
To provide the substantial support required for project-based learning (PBL), educators can incorporate professional experts as "design coaches." However, previous work shows barriers incorporating design coaches who can rarely meet face-to-face: (1) communication online is time-consuming, (2) updating coaches online is not perceived as…
Descriptors: Barriers, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Computer Mediated Communication
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Rodriguez, Carolina; Hudson, Roland; Niblock, Chantelle – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Combinations of Conventional Studio and Virtual Design Studio (VDS) have created valuable learning environments that take advantage of different instruments of communication and interaction. However, past experiences have reported limitations in regards to student engagement and motivation, especially when the studio projects encourage abstraction…
Descriptors: Design, Computer Simulation, Architectural Education, Cooperative Learning
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Sun, Zhong; Lin, Chin-Hsi; Wu, Minhua; Zhou, Jianshe; Luo, Liming – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) has shown considerable promise, but thus far the literature has tended to focus on individual technological tools, without due regard for how the choice of one such tool over another impacts CSCL, either in outline or in detail. The present study, therefore, directly compared the learning-related…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software, Telecommunications
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Hrastinski, Stefan; Cleveland-Innes, Martha; Stenbom, Stefan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Online tutors play a critical role in e-learning and need to have an appropriate set of skills in addition to subject matter expertise. This paper explores how digital badges can be used to encourage the development of online tutoring skills. Based on previous research, we defined three digital badges, which are examples of essential tutoring…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Tutors, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Sun, Yanyan; Franklin, Teresa; Gao, Fei – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This study explored how the GRE Analytical Writing Section Discussion Forum, an informal online language learning community in China, functioned to support its members to improve their English writing proficiency. The Community of Inquiry (CoI) model was used as the theoretical framework to explore the existence of teaching presence, cognitive…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study
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Scott, Karen M.; Nerminathan, Arany; Alexander, Shirley; Phelps, Megan; Harrison, Amanda – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This study was conducted with medical students, physicians, patients and carers in a paediatric and an adult hospital to determine use of mobile devices for learning, and beliefs and attitudes about others' use. Awareness of ethical, patient privacy and data security concerns was explored. The research was conducted using a mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Medical Education, Medical Students
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Huang, Yong-Ming – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Team messaging services represent a type of cloud computing applications that support not only the messaging among users but also the collaboration in a team. Accordingly, team messaging services have great potential to facilitate students' collaboration. However, only few studies utilized such services to support students' collaboration and…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Teamwork, Student Motivation, Adoption (Ideas)
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Bower, Matt; Lee, Mark J. W.; Dalgarno, Barney – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This article presents the outcomes of a pilot study investigating factors that supported and constrained collaborative learning in a blended reality environment. Pre-service teachers at an Australian university took part in a hybrid tutorial lesson involving a mixture of students who were co-located in the same face-to-face (F2F) classroom along…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Simulation, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students
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