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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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Solmaz, Osman – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
The current study aims to present a critical analysis of research on social networking sites (SNSs) in second language teaching and learning (L2TL) context. Twenty-two studies published from 2011 to 2017 were included in the analysis through the selection criteria devised by the researcher. The descriptive analysis reveals that Facebook was the…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Literature Reviews
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Yilmaz, Adnan – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
The rapid and continuous developments in computer technologies underscores the need to investigate computers' impact on students' motivation in second/foreign language (L2)reading and writing skills. Given this need, the present empirical study aims to examine the effect of computers on students' motivation in L2 reading and writing skills. 35…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Learning Motivation
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Vivakaran, Mangala Vadivu; Maraimalai, Neelamalar – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
Computers, during its entry into the academic domain, were forecasted to revolutionize the entire educational system across the globe. At present, similar expectations have been encircling the social media technologies. Many researchers claim that social media, when introduced in higher education environments, tend to enhance the students'…
Descriptors: Social Media, Intervention, Foreign Countries, Regression (Statistics)
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Kilicer, Kerem; Bardakci, Salih; Arpaci, Ibrahim – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
For today's societies trying to cope with the current globally increased competition, existence of individuals who can take risks, solve problems and adopt changes an innovation has gained more importance when compared to the past. This situation brings responsibility to educational institutions for increasing the number of innovative individuals…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Technology Uses in Education, Innovation, Student Characteristics
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Sirakaya, Mustafa; Cakmak, Ebru Kilic – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
Augmented reality is defined as a technology in which real world and virtual objects are combined with a simultaneous interaction. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of augmented reality use on students' achievement, misconception and course engagement. A (matched) quasi-experimental research design with both pretest and posttest…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Quasiexperimental Design, Pretests Posttests, Control Groups
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Gambari, Amosa Isiaka; Kawu, Halima; Falode, Oluwole Caleb – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
The study investigated the impact of virtual laboratory on the achievements of secondary school chemistry students in homogeneous and heterogeneous collaborative settings in Minna, Niger state, Nigeria. Three hypotheses were formulated, analyzed and tested at 0.05 alpha level. Stratified sampling technique was used to select 60 Senior Secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Academic Achievement
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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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