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Kumi-Yeboah, Alex; Dogbey, James; Yuan, Guangji – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
The rapid growth of online education at the K-12 level in recent years presents the need to explore issues that influence the academic experiences of students choosing this method of learning. In this study, we examined factors that promote/hinder the learning experiences and academic self-concept of minority students attending an online high…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Minority Group Students
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Beach, Pamela – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
This article presents the results of a study that examined elementary teachers' use of online learning environments for their informal professional learning in literacy instruction. Forty-five elementary teachers from a metropolitan area in Ontario, Canada, completed an online survey and participated in a semistructured interview. Survey and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Literacy Education
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Liu, Min; Ko, Yujung; Willmann, Amanda; Fickert, Cynda – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
This study examined 342 teachers' views of professional development (PD) provided by a large school district to support its iPad initiative. We were interested in investigating teachers' perceptions of this district-provided PD, any change in teachers' views, and how they used iPads in their instruction while/after receiving PD. The findings,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Nogry, S.; Varly, P. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
Information and communication technology (ICT) use among children in low-income countries remains understudied. The purpose of this study is to describe laptop usage among children in the context of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project 4 years after the laptops were first introduced in a community in Madagascar. The study was conducted using a…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Low Income Groups
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Aguilar, Stephen J. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
This qualitative study focuses on capturing students' understanding two visualizations often utilized by learning analytics-based educational technologies: bar graphs, and line graphs. It is framed by Achievement Goal Theory--a prominent theory of students' academic motivation--and utilizes interviews (n = 60) to investigate how students at risk…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Visualization, At Risk Students, College Students
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Tamim, Rana M. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
Blended learning (BL) is still in its infancy in the United Arab Emirates, but is gaining growing attention and acceptance. The particular university under investigation offers its nationally accredited graduate programs with a BL format that makes use of synchronous virtual classrooms, asynchronous self-study, and face-to-face sessions. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Graduate Students, Student Empowerment
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Cacciamani, Stefano; Villani, Daniela; Bonanomi, Andrea; Carissoli, Claudia; Olivari, Maria Giulia; Morganti, Laura; Riva, Giuseppe; Confalonieri, Emanuela – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
To maximize the advantages of the tablet personal computer (TPC) at school, this technology needs to be accepted by students as new tool for learning. With reference to the Technology Acceptance Model and the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology, the aims of this study were (a) to analyze factors influencing high school students'…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Guerreiro, Meg; Nordengren, Chase – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
Assessments with features of games propose to address student motivation deficits common in traditional assessments. This study examines the impact of two "gameful assessment" prototypes on student engagement and teacher perceptions among 391 Grades 3-7 students and 14 teachers in one Midwestern and one Northwestern school. Using mixed…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Student Motivation, Alternative Assessment, Teacher Attitudes
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O'Connell, Stephen D.; Lang, Guido – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
A field experiment was conducted to investigate whether personalized e-mail reminders can improve study consistency and learning outcomes in an introductory-level undergraduate course. By randomly assigning whether nearly 300 students would receive occasional e-mail messages encouraging out-of-class study, we find that these reminders increased…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Prompting, Electronic Mail
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Ozturk, Zehra; Dooley, Caitlin McMunn; Welch, Meghan – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate how elementary teachers with little knowledge of computer science (CS) and project-based learning (PBL) experienced integrating CS through PBL as a part of a standards-based elementary curriculum in Grades 3-5. The researchers used qualitative constant comparison methods on field notes and reflections…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Computer Science Education, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
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Qian, Yizhou; Hambrusch, Susanne; Yadav, Aman; Gretter, Sarah – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
The new Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science (CS) Principles course increases the need for quality CS teachers and thus the need for professional development (PD). This article presents the results of a 2-year study investigating how teachers teaching the AP CS Principles course for the first time used online PD material. Our results showed…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Faculty Development, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Jesson, Rebecca; McNaughton, Stuart; Wilson, Aaron; Zhu, Tong; Cockle, Victoria – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
This present study reports the impact of a research-practice partnership among nine collaborating schools and researchers in Auckland, New Zealand. The goals of the partnership were to refine digital instruction in ways that would result in improved learning processes and achievement. The partners employed a design-based research approach to…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries
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Cole, Bobby Virgil, Jr.; Sauers, Nicholas J. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
One of the fastest growing, most discussed, and most expensive technology initiatives over the last decade has been one-to-one (1:1) computing initiatives. The purpose of this study was to examine key factors that influenced implementing and sustaining 1:1 computing initiatives from the perspective of school superintendents. Nine superintendents…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Attitudes, Program Implementation, Educational Technology
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Harper, Ben – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
As technology becomes ubiquitous in education, it is critical to understand the ways in which technology influences interactions between teachers and their students. The overarching research question that guided this systematic review was: What does research tell us about how technology influences interactions between teachers and students in K-12…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Influence of Technology, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Harron, Jason R.; Hughes, Joan E. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
This qualitative research study investigated how educational makerspace leaders, whom we refer to as spacemakers, framed the purpose of the makerspace in K-12 education and how makerspaces support school curriculum. Using interviews with twelve K-12 spacemakers, the study found spacemakers were experienced, self-motivated educators. These leaders…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Leadership
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