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Calderon, Ana C.; Skillicorn, Deiniol; Watt, Andrew; Perham, Nick – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
We propose the first steps towards a rigorous analysis of the effectiveness of an emerging pedagogy, Computational Thinking. We found that two aspects of the pedagogy have a positive effect with regard to enhancing two cognitive processes, namely sequential thinking and in abstract thinking. Our data was gathered experimentally with a cohort of…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Processes, Logical Thinking
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Pourhosein Gilakjani, Abbas; Rahimy, Ramin – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
Computer-Assisted Pronunciation Teaching (CAPT) provides EFL teachers with more alternatives to help learners who have serious problems in learning pronunciation. CAPT also provides EFL learners with a private, stress-free environment where they can have access to an enormous amount of input and repetitive practice pronunciation at their own pace.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Miah, Shah J.; Solomonides, Ian; Gammack, John G. – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
Although existing data science educational programmes develop talent and produce graduates, business-focused data science curricula comprising essential skills oriented to business and managerial data with associated analysis, remain underserved. Current pedagogy has focused either on data science or on purely analytic technical aspects. There is…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Undergraduate Students
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Albelbisi, Nour Awni – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
The objective of this study is to develop and validate the MOOC Success Scale (MOOC-SS) in the Malaysian context. Further, this study ascertains the influence of MOOC success factors on learner satisfaction. Based on an elaborate literature study, six factors related to MOOC success were derived: (1) system quality, (2) information quality, (3)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Success, Measures (Individuals)
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Balta, Nuri; Mâ?a, Liliana; Gómez, Carlos Hervás; Tzafilkou, Katerina – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
The study is conducted on 558 under-graduate students in Romania and Spain to examine potential differences in perception and acceptance items towards using web-based technologies. The research model is based on the Internet Attitude Scale (IAS) and measures Perceived Enjoyment, Perceived Anxiety, Perceived Usefulness and Computer Self-Efficacy.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Comparative Education
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Sabarinath, Roshni; Quek, Choon Lang Gwendoline – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
Programming in schools is no longer a novel subject. It is now quite commonly found in our schools either in formal or informal curriculum. Programmers use creative learning tactics to solve problems and communicate ideas. Learning to program is generally considered challenging. Developing and implementing new methodologies in teaching programming…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Peer Evaluation, Coding
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Hartley, Kendall; Bendixen, Lisa D.; Olafson, Lori; Gianoutsos, Dan; Shreve, Emily – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
Smartphone use in learning environments can be productive or distracting depending upon the type of use. The use is also impacted by the learner's view and understanding of the smartphone and self-regulated learning skills. Measures are needed to specify uses and learner understandings to address the implications for teaching and learning. This…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Measures (Individuals), Test Construction
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Çinar, Ayse; Ince, Elif; Gezer, Murat; Yilmaz, Özgür – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
Worldwide, open-ended questions that require short answers have been used in many exams in fields of science, such as the International Student Assessment Program (PISA), the International Science and Maths Trends Research (TIMSS). However, multiple-choice questions are used for many exams at the national level in Turkey, especially high school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, Artificial Intelligence, Grading
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Anthonysamy, Lilian; Koo, Ah Choo; Hew, Soon Hin – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
This paper aims to examine how self-regulated learning strategies (SRLS) can foster the enhancement of digital literacy in digital learning to increase efficiencies in human capital for sustainable development in lifelong learning. Digital disruption in the education sector is unavoidable. The results of this study will be useful for educators and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Human Capital
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Motlagh, Hossein Saadabadi; Khafaie, Halimeh; Arastoo, Ali Asghar; Cheraghi, Maria; Khafaie, Morteza Abdullatif – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
Learning vocabulary is probably the most challenging and time-consuming part of learning a foreign language. Researchers argue that social media could affect learners' vocabulary acquisition. It is hypothesized that teaching science concepts could accompany vocabulary acquisition. We investigated the possible role of social networks (i.e.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary, Foreign Countries
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Taçgin, Zeynep – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
The perceived effectiveness of an IVRLE may distinguish depending on the previous knowledge learners. The purpose of this research is to investigate the features of an immersive virtual reality learning environment (IVRLE) and to evaluate its perceived simulation effectiveness under the learning, attitude, and confidence sub-concepts. This study…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Nursing Education, Undergraduate Students
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Aimicheva, G.; Kopeyev, Zh.; Ordabayeva, Zh.; Tokzhigitova, N.; Akimova, S. – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
The article is devoted to the issues of teaching mobile application development and, as a consequence, training of highly qualified in-demand mobile developers. Nowadays, training professional mobile developers is a crucial task all over the world. The researchers emphasize the complexity of mobile application development associated with its…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Undergraduate Students
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Premadasa, H. K. Salinda; Rathnayaka, R. M. Kapila Tharanga; Thiranagama, A. Waruni; Walpita, Chaminda Niroshan – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Overwhelming popularity of Facebook as a social network site (SNS), especially among students, has shown growing interests of using it as a tool for education in and out of the classroom. However, despite concerted efforts from educationists, Facebook has hitherto unincorporated as a promising pedagogical tool. Influencing factors for such a use…
Descriptors: Social Media, Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Buabeng-Andoh, Charles; Yaokumah, Winfred; Tarhini, Ali – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
In the technology acceptance studies, both the theory of reasoned action and the technology acceptance model have been widely adopted to study the factors that influence users' technology usage intentions. While these frameworks have been mostly tested in Western nations, there has been a little effort to apply these frameworks in non-Western…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Intention, Developing Nations, Structural Equation Models
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Dommett, Eleanor J. – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
The aim of this study was to better understand how students use online forums and Twitter in undergraduate learning. Students completed an anonymous online survey (N = 50, 54% completion rate) to assess their general approach to these tools, the types of interaction experienced and specific uses. Students were also asked to relate their use to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Higher Education
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