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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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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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Kara, Nuri; Cagiltay, Kursat – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2017
The purpose of this study is to understand in-service preschool teachers' thoughts about technology and technology use in early educational settings. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 in-service preschool teachers. These teachers were selected from public and private preschools. Convenient sampling was applied because teachers who…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Early Childhood Education
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Song, Donggil – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2017
Learning-by-teaching has been identified as one of the more effective approaches to learning. Recently, educational researchers have investigated virtual environments in order to utilize the learning-by-teaching pedagogy. In a face-to-face learning-by-teaching situation, the role of the learners is to teach their peers or instructors. In virtual…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Concept Mapping, Man Machine Systems, Interaction
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Sani-Bozkurt, Sunagul; Vuran, Sezgin; Akbulut, Yavuz – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2017
The current study aimed to design technology-supported interactive social stories to teach social skills to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A design-based research was implemented with children with ASD along with the participation of their mothers, teachers, peers and field experts. An iterative remediation process was followed…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Mothers
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Pechenkina, Ekaterina; Aeschliman, Carol – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2017
This article, with its focus on university students as intended recipients and users of technological innovations in education, explores student preferences across three dimensions of technology-enhanced learning: mode of instruction; communication; and educational technology tools embedded in learning and teaching activities. The article draws on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Educational Technology, Preferences
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Gokcearslan, Sahin – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2017
Recent mobile learning technologies offer the opportunity for students to take charge of the learning process both inside and outside the classroom. One of these tools is the tablet PC (hereafter "tablet"). In parallel with increased access to e-content, the role of tablets in learning has recently begun to be examined. This study aims…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Eristi, Bahadir; Erdem, Cahit – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2017
This study aims to develop a reliable and valid scale to identify the levels of media users' media literacy skills. The scale development process was carried out in nine steps as recommended in the literature. Before the scale was administered, the items were reviewed by field experts and language experts and a pilot study was carried out.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Media Literacy, Likert Scales, Test Construction
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