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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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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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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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Tatar, Enver; Zengin, Yilmaz – Computers in the Schools, 2016
This study aimed to determine the effect of a computer-assisted instruction method using GeoGebra on achievement of prospective secondary mathematics teachers in the definite integral topic and to determine their opinions about this method. The study group consisted of 35 prospective secondary mathematics teachers studying in the mathematics…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Mathematics Education
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Shannon, Lisa Cassidy; Styers, Mary Koenig; Wilkerson, Stephanie Baird; Peery, Elizabeth – Computers in the Schools, 2015
This study evaluated the efficacy of Accelerated Reader, a computer-based learning program, at improving student reading. Accelerated Reader is a progress-monitoring, assessment, and practice tool that supports classroom instruction and guides independent reading. Researchers used a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the program with 344…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Deale, Deb; Pastore, Ray – Computers in the Schools, 2014
This study uses theory-based design principles to evaluate the effectiveness of an instructional simulation, simSchool. It begins by examining the simulation and evaluation literature, followed by an evaluation of the simSchool software. It is a Web-based simulation designed to emulate various students (reactions) in order to provide practice for…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Simulated Environment, Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Gunter, Glenda A. – Computers in the Schools, 2012
In this article the author presents a meta-analysis of the findings from several studies conducted over multiple years with various types of learners that investigated exemplar/signature pedagogical practices incorporating video to motivate otherwise reluctant and struggling learners. Noting that newer technologies are making today's learners less…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Web Sites, Pretests Posttests, Quasiexperimental Design
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Watson, Sunnie Lee; Watson, William R. – Computers in the Schools, 2011
New approaches to instruction are increasingly being advocated to meet the needs of diverse learners. Educational researchers have identified the further development and application of computer-based instruction technologies for managing differentiated learning for all students as essential for shifting to a learner-centered paradigm of…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Learner Controlled Instruction
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Smith, Judith J.; Dobson, Ellen – Computers in the Schools, 2011
New information and communications technologies (ICT) are redefining teacher education. A university faculty member and an instructional technology consultant incorporated information and communications technologies within a graduate university methods course. The following research questions explored student perceptions of using Web 2.0 tools as…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Literacy, Educational Technology
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Gallardo-Virgen, J. Andres; DeVillar, Robert A. – Computers in the Schools, 2011
Impact on student achievement of randomly assigned students working individually or collaboratively in mixed- and matched-gender pairs at a computer on predetermined science tasks was investigated. Collaborative dyads shared a computer and screen as each operated an independent keyboard and mouse. A mixed gender control group working individually…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Design
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Shores, Melanie L.; Smith, Tommy G. – Computers in the Schools, 2011
The overarching goal of this four-phase, in-service project--Girls Engaged in Mathematics and Science--was to change attitudes, behavior, pedagogy, and curriculum for girls through the provision of a vibrant, engaging, digital portal program with media that extends learning beyond the traditional classroom. Described here, Phases I and II were…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, STEM Education, Lesson Plans, Females
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Liu, Leping; Jones, Paul E.; Sadera, William A. – Computers in the Schools, 2010
Instructional practices in schools have been constantly changing over the years, and educators' knowledge about these practices is an important factor that influences their effective use. This paper presents an examination of teachers' knowledge and perception of 24 instructional practices commonly used in the field of education, especially in the…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods
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Corbell, Kristen A.; Osborne, Jason W.; Grable, Lisa Leonor – Computers in the Schools, 2008
The survey Performance Standards for In-service Teachers is widely used to help describe teacher skills relating to instructional technology for assessment or planning of professional development. It is based on the six constructs of the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers, and though used broadly in a variety of contexts, it…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Program Effectiveness, Factor Analysis, Educational Technology
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Gabric, Kathleen M.; Hovance, Christina Z.; Comstock, Sharon L.; Harnisch, Delwyn L. – Computers in the Schools, 2006
This paper represents and contextualizes the use of advanced technologies in a high school biology classroom to enhance inquiry in traditional science curriculum by drawing upon two years' worth of data. This paper presents the research-practitioners' reflections and understanding of the application of Type II technology's impact when integrated…
Descriptors: Scientists, Educational Technology, Biology, Science Education
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Yoon, Foo Seau; Ho, Jeanne; Hedberg, John G. – Computers in the Schools, 2006
This study examined how six Singapore teachers approached the design and implementation of a unit of work (topic) to demonstrate exemplary classroom practices that engage learners and use ICT in knowledge-generative rather than presentational activities. After a reflection and feedback session on the first lesson observation involving the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Instructional Effectiveness
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