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Bluestein, Stephanie A.; Kim, Taehyun – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to compare the expectations and fulfillment of undergraduate students enrolled in a skills class that utilized iPads in the classroom. Pre- and post-surveys were administered to students at the beginning and end of the semester. A series of t-tests (n = 78) showed the tablet did not meet their…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mixed Methods Research, Skill Development, Handheld Devices
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Egelandsdal, Kjetil; Krumsvik, Rune Johan – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
Lecturing is often criticized for being a monological and student passive way of teaching. However, digital technology such as Student Response Systems (SRS) can be used to reconstruct the traditional lecturing format. During a series of five two-hour lectures in "qualitative methods" for first year psychology students, we used SRS to…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Formative Evaluation, Lecture Method, Psychology
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Taçgin, Zeynep; Arslan, Ahmet – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The purpose of this study is to determine perception of postgraduate Computer Education and Instructional Technologies (CEIT) students regarding the concepts of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), Augmented Virtuality (AV) and Mirror Reality; and to offer a table that includes differences and similarities between…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Science Education, Educational Technology
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Ellis, Robert A. – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
University teachers provided first year Arts students with hundreds of cinematic images online to analyse as a key part of their predominantly face-to-face undergraduate course. This qualitative study investigates the extent to which the groups engaged in learning involving their analysis of the images and how this was related to their perception…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, College Faculty, Blended Learning
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Josefsson, Pernilla; Hrastinski, Stefan; Pargman, Daniel; Pargman, Teresa C. – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
Research has shown that students perceive a distinct divide between educational and private use of social media. The present study explores this divide by focusing on master students' perception of roles when using social media in a higher education context. A qualitative method has been used, mainly comprising of analyses of home exams and…
Descriptors: Student Role, Social Media, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Wardley, Leslie J.; Mang, Colin F. – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
This paper explores the growing trend of using mobile technology in university classrooms, exploring the use of tablets in particular, to identify learning benefits faced by students. Students, acting on their efficacy beliefs, make decisions regarding technology's influence in improving their education. We construct a theoretical model in which…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, College Students, Computer Uses in Education, Self Efficacy
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Kontkanen, Sini; Dillon, Patrick; Valtonen, Teemu; Renkola, Sami; Vesisenaho, Mikko; Väisänen, Pertti – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
Many pre-service teachers are members of the net generation and are expected to be familiar with different ICTs, yet several studies have indicated that they are not necessarily able to use them for teaching and learning. The notion of teachers' technological pedagogical knowledge (TPK) is central to this concern. In this study we use the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Information Technology, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Thompson, Penny – Education and Information Technologies, 2015
Eight university students from the "digital native" generation were interviewed about the connections they saw between technology use and learning, and also their reactions to the popular press claims about their generation. Themes that emerged from the interviews were coded to show patterns in how digital natives describe themselves.…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Generational Differences
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MacKinnon, Gregory; Vibert, Conor – Education and Information Technologies, 2014
A video database of business-leader interviews has been implemented in the assignment work of students in a Bachelor of Business Administration program at a primarily-undergraduate liberal arts university. This action research study was designed to determine the most suitable assignment work to associate with the database in a Business Strategy…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Databases, Undergraduate Students, Action Research
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Isaias, Pedro; Issa, Tomayess – Education and Information Technologies, 2014
This paper aims to examine the value of communication skills learning process through various assessments in Information Systems (IS) postgraduate units in Australia and Portugal. Currently, communication skills are indispensable to students in expanding their social networks and their knowledge at university and in the future workplace, since…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Information Systems, Higher Education, Action Research