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Ekberg, Siri; Gao, Shang – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the challenges of using ICT in secondary schools in Sweden from teachers' perspectives. Design/methodology/approach: The research followed a qualitative research approach. First, a conceptual framework was developed based on previous research. Then, four teachers, teaching in six different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers, Technology Uses in Education
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Alsawaier, Raed S. – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: Gamification is the application of game features, mainly video game elements, into non-game context for the purpose of promoting motivation and engagement in learning. The application of gamification in a pedagogical context provides some remedy for many students who find themselves alienated by traditional methods of instruction. The use…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Learning Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Eutsler, Lauren – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: With a high rate of mobile technology ownership in the home, it is unknown how parents' behavioral intention influences mobile technology adoption and children's informal use to support reading. The purpose of this paper is to identify 120 parents' intentions to adopt mobile technology and gather in-depth perceptions about mobile…
Descriptors: Parents, Mixed Methods Research, Parent Surveys, Interviews
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Camadan, Fatih; Reisoglu, Ilknur; Ursavas, Ömer Faruk; Mcilroy, David – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the effects of personality traits on teachers' technology acceptance. Design/methodology/approach To this end, a demographic information survey, Five-Factor inventory, and technology acceptance measure were used for data collection. The data were analyzed via structural equation modeling. Findings:…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Teacher Characteristics, Intention, Educational Technology
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Mohamed, Misrah Hamisah; Hammond, Michael – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have often been divided between connectivist MOOCs and extended MOOCs (xMOOCs). Each form of MOOC proposes a distinctive view about knowledge acquisition. However, the breakdown between the two MOOCs is too broad in practice, and a more fine-grained approach is needed. Thus, the purpose of this paper is…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Holmberg, Jörgen; Fransson, Göran; Fors, Uno – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to advance the understanding of teachers' reframing of practice in digital contexts by analysing teachers' pedagogical reasoning processes as they explore ways of using information and communication technologies (ICT) to create added pedagogical value. Design/methodology/approach: A design-based research (DBR)…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Olofsson, Anders D.; Lindberg, Ola J.; Fransson, Göran – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore upper secondary school students' voices on how information and communication technology (ICT) could structure and support their everyday activities and time at school. Design/methodology/approach: In all, 11 group interviews were conducted with a total of 46 students from three upper secondary…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Information Technology, Secondary School Students, Faculty Development
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Isiaq, Sakirulai Olufemi; Jamil, Md Golam – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of a simulator for teaching programming to foster student engagement and meaningful learning. Design/methodology/approach: An exploratory mixed-method research approach was adopted in a classroom-based environment at a UK university. A rich account of student engagement dimensions…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Mixed Methods Research, Universities, Programming
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Debattista, Martin – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: The recognition of practice in online instruction is still subject to interpretation and different approaches as a result of the rapid changes in technology and its effect on society. The purpose of this paper is to address these differences through a synthesis that can be easily accessed and consulted by educators in the field of…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Higher Education
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Carayannopoulos, Sofy – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how chatbots can be used to address two key struggles that students face in first year--a sense of being disconnected from the instructor, and information overload. The authors propose that chatbots can be a useful tool for helping students navigate the volumes of information that confront them as…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Social Media, Educational Technology, College Freshmen
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Baker-Doyle, Kira J.; Hunt, Michiko; Whitfield, Latricia C. – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: Connected learning is a framework of learning principles that centers on fostering educational equity through leveraging social technologies and networking practices to connect students with opportunities, people and resources in communities within and beyond their classroom walls (Ito et al., 2013). The framework has been adopted and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Social Influences, Context Effect, Reflection
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Amgott, Natalie – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the intersection between critical literacy and digital activism. Critical literacy is a form of instruction that teaches students to question power structures and societal injustices, while digital activism introduces methods for individuals and groups to use digital tools to effect social and…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Activism, Correlation, Computer Mediated Communication
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Gandolfi, Enrico; Ferdig, Richard E. – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present computational algorithms as potential bearers of biases and also tools for reflection, and to advance strategies for engaging with them in education. Design/methodology/approach: Three example games (Dwarf Fortress, RimWorld, FreeCiv) are provided for introducing algorithms as meaningful and…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Computation, Teaching Methods, Coding
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Heath, Marie K. – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: Public schools in a democracy should educate young people to develop the knowledge and dispositions of citizenship in order to foster a more inclusive society and ensure the continuation of the democratic republic. Conceptualizations of citizenship must be clearly framed in order to support civic engagement, in particular, civic…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Democratic Values, Citizenship Education, Educational Technology
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Kalir, Jeremiah Holden – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is threefold--to describe the equity-oriented design of a publicly accessible and openly networked computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) initiative that has supported educator discussion about equity topics; to identify design principles for equity-oriented design in open education; and to propose a…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Shared Resources and Services, Networks, Cooperative Learning
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