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Young, Jay R.; Davies, Randall S.; Jenkins, Jeffrey L.; Pfleger, Isaac – Computers in the Schools, 2019
This study examined the potential use of keystroke dynamics to create keyprints (typing fingerprints) to authenticate individuals in online courses. Previous studies have determined that keystroke typing patterns are unique; in addition to replicating these findings, this study explored best practices for implementing keyprint signatures in…
Descriptors: Identification, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Users (Information), Online Courses
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Xin, Joy F.; L. Affrunti, Rachel – Computers in the Schools, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine whether English language learners (ELLs) would increase their vocabulary scores in the areas of word recognition, word meaning, and word application when iPads were used during vocabulary instruction. Five third-grade ELLs, at risk of being diagnosed as having learning disabilities, participated in the…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computer Assisted Instruction, Vocabulary Development, English Language Learners
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Frazier, Denise K.; Trekles, Anastasia M.; Spores, John M. – Computers in the Schools, 2019
Technology initiatives bring fear and excitement for students and educators, waning over time as devices lose their novelty, yet research related to long-term 1:1 adoption is lacking. The purpose of this research was to follow up with one Midwestern elementary school during its second year of iPad adoption. A "Qualtrics" survey was used…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Zimmerle, Joanna C.; Wall, Anne S. – Computers in the Schools, 2019
Although the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was enacted 20 years ago, the recently updated General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has renewed public interest in privacy policies. Under both COPPA and GDPR, companies must abide by strict regulations protecting children's personal data. Lengthy and oftentimes ambiguous policies…
Descriptors: Privacy, Computer Security, Computer Oriented Programs, Web Sites
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Macaruso, Paul; Wilkes, Shani; Franzén, Sarah; Schechter, Rachel – Computers in the Schools, 2019
This three-year longitudinal study tracked the reading performance of 68 kindergarten students from low SES backgrounds. These students received instruction with a blended learning program--Lexia® Core5® Reading--from the start of kindergarten through second grade. During each school year the students made significant gains on a standardized…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Low Income Students, Blended Learning, Grade 1
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Walsh, Valerie; Farren, Margaret – Computers in the Schools, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the barriers to implementing iPads in a primary school setting. The participants in this study included four subject specialist teachers and an ICT coordinator. To gather their views on the use of iPads as instructional tools in the classroom, semi-structured interviews were conducted and teachers' diaries…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Barriers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kale, Ugur; Akcaoglu, Mete; Cullen, Theresa; Goh, Debbie – Computers in the Schools, 2018
This study attempts to determine whether teachers' access to computational thinking (CT) and CT technologies varies by rurality (rural versus urban) of the school county and grade level taught (primary versus secondary). A total of 81 teachers from West Virginia, Georgia, and Oklahoma participated in this survey study. Overall, teachers found CT…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Rural Urban Differences, Rural Schools, Urban Schools
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González-Carriedo, Ricardo; Esprívalo Harrell, Pamela – Computers in the Schools, 2018
This study examined the attitudes of nine teachers in a two-way dual-language program in regard to using technology to support the linguistic and academic development of emergent bilinguals. Using a phenomenological, multiple case-study approach, teachers' perceptions about using technology in education and the potential of technology to advance…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Bilingual Education Programs
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Djamàa, Sara – Computers in the Schools, 2018
In light of the paramount value placed on critical thinking (CT) in higher education and the scarcity of research into the use of cinematic adaptations to this end, this study investigated the incorporation of film into the source literature to hone students' cognitive skills in the areas of analysis, inference, evaluation, induction, and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Al-Harthi, Aisha Salim Ali; Campbell, Chris; Karimi, Arafeh – Computers in the Schools, 2018
This study aimed to develop, validate, and trial a rubric for evaluating the cloud-based learning designs (CBLD) that were developed by teachers using virtual learning environments. The rubric was developed using the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) framework, with rubric development including content and expert validation of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Scoring Rubrics, Interrater Reliability, Content Validity
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Lorenzo, Manuel Ferraz; Trujillo, Cristian Machado – Computers in the Schools, 2018
Information and communication technologies (ICT) have brought about renewed spaces for the societies of today, full of possibility and transformation. Bordering on the infinite, these spaces have generated new activities and behaviors. This technological scenario is now commonplace, an everyday reality that has taken root in our lives with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Processes, Information Technology, Communications
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Kirkpatrick, Lori; Brown, Heather M.; Searle, Michelle; Smyth, Rachael E.; Ready, Emily A.; Kennedy, Kathleen – Computers in the Schools, 2018
The goal of this study was to add to the existing literature by examining the effect of 1:1 iPad integration on the achievement of Canadian Grade 7 students. The school board we worked with provided an iPad to each Grade 7 student in the district to keep for the remainder of their time in the district. We examined the impact of the iPads on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Handheld Devices
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Ogbuanya, Theresa Chinyere; Onele, Nicholas Ogbonna – Computers in the Schools, 2018
This study compared efficiency of desktop virtual reality with a conventional classroom learning practice for the teaching and learning of electrical/electronics technology. This was measured through academic achievement, learning interest, and engagement. A quasi-experimental design was employed for this study. Four universities were used for the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation
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Caglayan, Günhan – Computers in the Schools, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to understand how mathematics majors make sense of similar matrices, a linear algebra topic that is rich in internal and external connections, in a series of in-depth qualitative interviews in a technology-assisted (MATLAB) learning environment. The study was also an attempt to develop a cognitive theory in…
Descriptors: College Students, College Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Majors (Students)
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Blau, Ina; Grinberg, Ronen; Shamir-Inbal, Tamar – Computers in the Schools, 2018
This study examines the meaning attributed to the contribution of technology to pedagogical practices from the perspective of school ICT leaders. While previous studies use metaphors for bottom-up exploration, this study employs an innovative combination of bottom-up and top-down metaphor analysis based on two frameworks: (a) metaphors of general…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Influence of Technology, Semi Structured Interviews, Coordinators
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