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Kontkanen, Sini; Dillon, Patrick; Valtonen, Teemu; Eronen, Lasse; Koskela, Hannu; Väisänen, Pertti – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This research focuses on Finnish students' (n = 84) experiences of using personal iPads in their studies through 3 years of upper secondary schooling. It is based on results from one of the first schools in Finland where all the new students were provided with iPads at the start of their studies. Data consists of: (i) 127 short stories written by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Experience, Handheld Devices
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Blonder, Ron; Rap, Shelley – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The goal of this research was to examine how Israeli chemistry teachers at high school level use Facebook groups to facilitate learning. Two perspectives were used: Teachers' TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) and the self-efficacy beliefs of chemistry teachers for using CLFG (chemistry learning Facebook groups). Three different…
Descriptors: Social Media, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Science, Science Teachers
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Sentance, Sue; Csizmadia, Andrew – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
Computing is being introduced into the curriculum in many countries. Teachers' perspectives enable us to discover what challenges this presents, and also the strategies teachers claim to be using successfully in teaching the subject across primary and secondary education. The study described in this paper was carried out in the UK in 2014 where…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills
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Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, J. Ola; Fransson, Göran – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This study investigates what teachers taking part in a longitudinal research project on the use of ICT for teaching and learning in three upper secondary schools in Sweden want to learn more about. At the beginning of the project eighty-four teachers were invited to respond to a questionnaire relating to what teachers wanted to learn more about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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