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Vélez-Agosto, Nicole M.; Alfredo Rivas-Vélez – International Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Educational research on videogames has demonstrated benefits of using videogames as instructional tools in classrooms because learning becomes meaningful and interesting for students because it incorporates student's needs. The aim of this study was to explore the benefits and meanings of implementing videogames in a Puerto Rican public school…
Descriptors: Video Games, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Paolini, Allison – International Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This manuscript will focus on cyber-bullying, which has become an epidemic in this country amongst children and teenagers of all different races, backgrounds, socioeconomic status, and religious beliefs. Using virtual mediums to harass, taunt, tease, threaten, and bully has become pervasive due to the availability of technology, the incredible…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Mass Media Effects, Counselor Role
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Plotts, Courtney – International Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Many Latino/a students select online learning as a viable option for completing a college degree. Yet, Latino/a perspectives regarding online social presence is unknown. This study explored Latino/a students' perceptions of social presence in online courses as related to their culture perspectives of interpersonal communication, values, norms and…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Case Studies, Hispanic American Culture, Online Courses
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Essel, Harry Barton; Nunoo, Francis Kofi Nimo; Tachie-Menson, Akosua; Amankwa, John Opuni – International Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
There are variable levels of ownership and usage of digital technologies among students in KNUST which can affect curricula implementation and integration. This study focused on ownership and usage of smartphones and tablets. A sample of 183 students was used for the study. Results showed that students owned various types and brands of mobile…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Influence of Technology
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Lloyd, Margaret – International Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This paper reports on two experiments in mapping the affordances of mobile devices in supporting teaching and learning. The first argues for personally imagined rather than fixed affordances of educational technologies--what a technology "affords" is not static but is rather how an individual imagines a technology's use and how this is…
Descriptors: Affordances, Educational Benefits, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Çevik, Mustafa – International Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This research aims to investigate STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) semantics of engineer candidates and pre-service teachers in depth in regard to different variables and identify their STEM perspectives. The study group consisted of 228 students enrolled in undergraduate programs in a state university in Central Anatolia in…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Semantics, Preservice Teachers, Engineering Education
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Carreon, Joseph R. – International Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
The propagation of digital learning tools and the need to incorporate contextualized pedagogy plays a vital role in the development of 21st-century skills. The action research sought to explore the effect of Facebook as an integrated blended learning tool for students learning outcome using a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest and interview…
Descriptors: Social Media, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Jan, Salma – International Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This study aimed to explore the relationship between secondary school students' digital literacy and their attitude towards using information and communication technology in a private secondary school in Karachi, Pakistan. For this study, the data were collected through survey questionnaire using google forms. The total sample size for this study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Technological Literacy, Student Attitudes
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Chaker, Rawad – International Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Our experimental protocol aims to study short moving images (GIF format) played in looping mode and their possible effects on learning in a school context, as compared to the conventional method. Pre-service teachers created GIF-format moving images with their learners (N = 158), then integrated those images into the teaching process during…
Descriptors: Animation, Observational Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Physical Education