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Baek, Youngkyun; Min, Ellen; Yun, Seongchul – Computers in the Schools, 2020
This study explored the educational potential of Minecraft, which has been widely used since its first release in 2009. Articles about Minecraft were searched for in ProQuest. Data were gathered from 28 articles that were indicative of three categories: integration into curriculum; student engagement, interest, and enthusiasm; and knowledge and…
Descriptors: Video Games, Technology Uses in Education, Learner Engagement, Skill Development
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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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Kurt, Serhat – Computers in the Schools, 2012
A WebQuest is an inquiry-based online learning technique. This technique has been widely adopted in K-16 education. Therefore, it is important that conditions of effective WebQuest design are defined. Through this article the author presents techniques for improving WebQuest design based on current research. More specifically, the author analyzes…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Performance Factors, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Adiguzel, Tufan; Vannest, Kimberly J.; Zellner, Ronald D. – Computers in the Schools, 2009
Given the increasing influence of technology and the explosion in data collection demands, the acceptance and assimilation of new paradigms and technologies require today's educators, researchers, and evaluators to consider alternative tools, and apply them effectively. One of these alternatives, handheld computers, also known as personal digital…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Data Collection, Research Methodology, Handheld Devices
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Lai, Kwok-Wing; Pratt, Keryn – Computers in the Schools, 2008
A key question for educational researchers is whether information and communication technology (ICT) use enhances teaching and learning. In this paper, the authors report findings from a three-year study (2001-2004) investigating teaching and learning effects of ICT use in 26 secondary schools in New Zealand as perceived by teachers. The most…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers
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Gaytan, Jorge – Computers in the Schools, 2006
While using on-demand help features effectively in interactive learning environments has proven to have a positive effect on learning outcomes, most students are not using these features effectively. In a review of literature, the following factors were found to affect the use of on-demand help features: (a) a wide array of learning traits and…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Computer Uses in Education, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods
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King, John; Alloway, Nola – Computers in the Schools, 1993
Reports on a study of the ability of preschoolers and first, second, and third graders to use three computer input devices: a joystick, a mouse, and a keyboard. For all grade levels, the mouse offered the greatest ease of use in manipulating icons, followed by the joystick and the keyboard. No effect for gender was found. (Contains 30 references.)…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Analysis of Variance, Comparative Analysis, Early Childhood Education
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Budin, Howard R. – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Discussion of the role of teachers in making decisions about what and how to teach focuses on their role in integrating computer technology into schools. The role of teachers as managers is discussed, and principles for empowering elementary school teachers to make decisions about technology are presented. (29 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Administrators, Computer Assisted Instruction, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education
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Harrington, Helen – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Discusses the use of technology in teacher education programs that are concerned with preparing students for a rapidly changing society. The distinction between preparing teachers to use technology and using technology to prepare teachers is emphasized, and distinctions between training and learning are discussed. (27 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Higher Education, Information Technology, Instructional Design
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Martorella, Peter H.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Discusses the effectiveness of interactive video systems and their use in teacher education programs. Reports on preservice and in-service teacher education programs that use interactive video are reviewed, and topics for future research using a component-based definition of interactive video systems are suggested (41 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Interactive Video, Literature Reviews
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Montague, Marjorie – Computers in the Schools, 1990
This article discusses writing processes and writing process instruction, describes a computer writing environment called computer-assisted composing (CAC), reviews research on CAC that incorporates process instruction for elementary and secondary students, and examines CAC research that focuses on writing-disabled students. (50 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Writing (Composition)
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Cheney, Christine O. – Computers in the Schools, 1990
Reviews the uses of computer technology for students with behavior disorders. Three categories of applications are discussed: (1) computerized instruction to enhance academic skills or achievement; (2) computers used as reinforcers to modify behavior; and (3) the use of computers to improve social skills or interpersonal deficits. (14 references)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Sales, Gregory C. – Computers in the Schools, 1988
Reviews what has been learned about the use of motivational and informational feedback in traditional instruction, examines how this knowledge may be useful in the design of feedback for computer-based instruction (CBI), and discusses the relationship between feedback and learning outcomes. Further research needs are suggested. (13 references)…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Feedback, Instructional Design
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Maddux, Cleborne D. – Computers in the Schools, 1986
Discussion of microcomputer use in public elementary schools focuses on the field of special education. Two main ways of using computers are described: (1) traditional uses, including administration, computer-assisted instruction, and assessment; and (2) new applications, including programming, word processing, simulations, and prosthetic aids…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Simulation
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Atkinson, Martha L. – Computers in the Schools, 1984
Review of the literature on computer assisted instruction covers advantages of use; varieties; effectiveness variables including student achievement, learning time, and student attitudes; factors influencing computer assisted instruction adoption including costs, teacher training, and distribution; and interactive video. (MBR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adoption (Ideas), Computer Assisted Instruction, Costs
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