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Cuhadar, Cem – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
This study aims to expose the training and experience that pre-service teachers acquire in the course of their study at schools of education in regard to the use of information and communication technology (ICT). The study adopts the survey model and its sampling is comprised of 832 pre-service teachers who attend four different faculty of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Career Readiness, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
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Kennedy, Mark; Dunn, Thomas J. – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
In recent years, the use of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) has risen exponentially throughout higher education in the UK. Whilst TEL is an umbrella term for a range of technologies, evidence suggests that in the UK, TEL is usually delivered via the medium of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) for the provision of lecture materials and…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Qualitative Research, Visualization, Student Attitudes
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Dursun, Ozcan Ozgur; Donmez, Onur; Akbulut, Yavuz – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
The current mixed-method study investigated the extent of involvement in cyberloafing within classroom settings among preservice information technology teachers. Thirteen state universities were picked randomly from hierarchical clusters, which were determined according to the national university rankings. Then, a recent five-factor cyberloafing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Internet, Student Behavior, Mixed Methods Research
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Deveci, Tanju; Dalton, David; Hassan, Asli; Amer, Saed Taleb; Cubero, Samuel – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
Today's digital natives enthuse educators to consider the impact of technology on learning and plan proper instruction, involving the use of laptop along with other technologies. However, implementing laptop use in classrooms without adequate support from administration, IT and faculty can have limited benefits. This article presents the results…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Tatli, Zeynep – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
The purpose of this study is to determine types of games that middle school students play in their daily lives and analyze the effects of various variables such as gender, available technology, grade in school and parents' education levels on their game preferences. The sample consisted of a total of 464 grade 5-8 students (212 girls and 252…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Preferences, Student Attitudes, Computer Games
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Csikar, Elizabeth; Stefaniak, Jill E. – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
Conveying scientific information with high intrinsic cognitive load to students is a challenge. Often, students do not have the existing schema to incorporate the information in a comprehensive manner. One method that has shown promise is storytelling. Storytelling has been successfully used to convey public health information to non-experts.…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Biology, Science Instruction, Anatomy
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Ilic, Ulas; Haseski, Halil Ibrahim; Tugtekin, Ufuk – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
The current study aimed to review studies on computational thinking (CT) indexed in Web of Science (WOS) and ERIC databases. A thorough search in electronic databases revealed 96 studies on computational thinking which were published between 2006 and 2016. Studies were exposed to a quantitative content analysis through using an article control…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Educational Trends, Periodicals, Databases
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Fokides, Emmanuel; Mastrokoukou, Aikaterini – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
The paper presents the results from a study which examined whether tablets together with a mobile application with augmented reality features can help students to better understand the functions of the respiratory and the circulatory system. The target group was 75 sixth-grade primary school students, divided into three groups. The first group was…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Human Body, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Smith, Kevin – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
Adaptive learning programs are frequently used in the K-8 mathematics classroom. These programs provide instruction to students at the appropriate level of difficulty by presenting content, providing feedback, and allowing students to master skills before progressing. The purpose of the study was to seek to interpret how preservice teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Journals, Methods Courses
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Lawrence, Andrew C.; Al-Bataineh, Adel T.; Hatch, Douglas – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine educator's perceptions regarding the quality of student learning during the implementation of a one-to-one computing program in a private secondary school in central Illinois. The sample of the study consisted of 26 teachers, administrators, and counselors who worked with 320 students during one-to-one…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Counselor Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Cakiroglu, Unal; Erdogdu, Fatih; Gokoglu, Seyfullah – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
Clickers as electronic response systems allow students to respond instantly to questions. The aim of this study is to compare the effects of using clickers on student participation during different periods of EFL courses. The intervention was implemented in question-response sessions of an EFL course at a secondary school. A quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tracey, Monica W.; Joiner, Michael; Kacin, Sara; Burmeister, Jay – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
Instructional design focuses on solving problems in a multitude of contexts. As such, designers are investigators, gathering evidence to optimally design solutions to learning problems within the identified context. The challenge described in this case study was the need to create an educational activity to promote interaction and collaboration…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Learning Problems, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Shittu, Ahmed Tajudeen; Kareem, Bamidele Wahab; Obielodan, Omotayo Olabo; Fakomogbon, Michael Ayodele – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2017
This study examined predictors of pre-service science teachers' behavioral intention toward e-resources use for teaching in Nigeria. The study used cross-sectional survey research method and a questionnaire with a set of items that measure technology preparedness, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use and behavioral intention to gather the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Student Behavior, Intention
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Gunbatar, Mustafa Serkan; Guyer, Tolga – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2017
The purpose of this study, with reference to Community of Inquiry, is to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of Learning activities based on Online Inquiry differentiating as Open and Guided Inquiries. This study employs mixed research method and explanatory design. The data were collected with the Community of Inquiry Index and the Student…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Environment, Case Studies, Inquiry
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Sarfo, Frederick Kwaku; Amankwah, Francis; Baafi-Frimpong, Stephen; Asomani, Joseph – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2017
Research findings in the literature show that teachers' concern about change process is extremely personal and it influences the implementation of innovation. This study aimed at assessing information and communication technology teachers' stages of concern regarding the implementation of information and communication technology (ICT) curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Implementation, Information Technology
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