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Zhang, Shuai; Wijekumar, Kausalai; Han, Bing – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
The current study focused on the required Grade 4 reading textbooks published by Mainland China's People's Education Press. Using the construction-integration model (C-I; Kintsch in Psychol Rev 95:163-182, 1988; Discourse Process 39:125-112, 2005) as the theoretical framework, we analyzed the texts and activities in the textbooks on the following…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Textbooks, Reading Instruction
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Cordeiro, Carolina; Nunes, Andreia; Castro, São Luís; Limpo, Teresa – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
Reading comprehension is an important skill throughout all stages of education. However, Portuguese pupils still demonstrate difficulties in understanding what they read. In addition to cognitive and psychological factors, it is important to understand how this skill is addressed in textbooks. Here, we examined how reading comprehension is…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Middle School Students, Difficulty Level, Textbooks
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Seifert, Susanne – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
The range of teaching materials now available is becoming increasingly diverse. Despite this, however, the use and influence of textbooks in teaching still remains very high. When instructing reading comprehension, teachers often use textbooks as the basis for teaching in language lessons. Establishing a good match between textbooks and the skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
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Agius, Rachael; Zammit, Cristina – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
Reading comprehension is essential for students to be successful in school and active participants of society. The ability to understand text is facilitated by text structures which encourage readers' ability to locate, organize information, and to recall main ideas. To investigate the presence of text structures, an analysis of four Maltese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Hsiang, Tien Ping; Graham, Steve; Wang, Zhisheng; Gong, Yang – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
In language arts programs in the Greater China Region, textbooks are the primary materials used to teach children to read and write. Learning to read and write in Chinese is particularly challenging because elementary grade students are expected to learn, recognize, and write thousands of characters (the basic linguistic unit in Chinese).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chinese, Orthographic Symbols, Teaching Methods
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Peti-Stantic, Anita; Keresteš, Gordana; Gnjidic, Vedrana – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
This study presents the results of an analysis of Croatian Language and Natural Sciences textbooks used in the fourth and sixth grade of primary education in Croatia. Textbooks are therein seen as core educational materials, influencing teacher practices--specifically, the reading comprehension instruction. Five textbooks were coded for text type,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Grade 4, Grade 6
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Beerwinkle, Andrea; McKeown, Debra – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
Reading comprehension is a valued skill worldwide. In Kenya, reading comprehension is taught through English textbooks. In this study, we analyzed the reading comprehension exercises in the English textbooks for Standard 4 and Standard 5. Results indicate a strong emphasis on questions that can be answered directly from the text and questions that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Textbooks
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Beerwinkle, Andrea L.; Owens, Julie; Hudson, Alida – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
This study examined the comprehension skills and strategies presented in current reading textbooks used within the United States as a means of describing a contributor to the ecological component of reading. The ways in which comprehension skills and strategies are distributed across genres as well as connected to the National Reading Panel…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Gao, Hui – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
With the development of science and technology, great changes have taken place in the way of education. To study the influence of network classroom environment on the learning ability of university students, one hundred and fifty students from the same major were taken as the experimental subjects, and they learned in the traditional classroom…
Descriptors: College Students, Classroom Environment, Conventional Instruction, Virtual Classrooms
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Caglayan, Esin; Ustunluoglu, Evrim – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
Technology-enhanced teaching approaches are becoming increasingly common in higher education. One of these approaches, "Lecture Capture" (LC), is a tool which can be simply defined as audio and video recordings of classroom-based activities. Although the use of LC is increasing in higher education, its impact on teaching and learning,…
Descriptors: College Students, Lecture Method, Educational Technology, Audiovisual Aids
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Hovious, Amanda; Shinas, Valerie Harlow; Harper, Ian – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
Innovations in digital media have created new opportunities to engage young readers--opportunities that can stimulate teachers to use technology in ways that support the skills students need to fully participate in a digital society. However, research shows that today's literacy educators are still largely focused on print-based literature.…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Multimedia Materials, Novels, Literacy Education
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Puška, Adis; Puška, Edisa; Dragic, Ljiljana; Maksimovic, Aleksandar; Osmanovic, Nasih – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
This paper presents an empirical study of multidimensional relations in e-learning. The research is focused on students' satisfaction with the usage of e-learning. Data for this survey were collected on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. By using random sample method, eleven higher education institutions in BIH were selected and the survey…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Higher Education
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Nikolopoulou, Kleopatra; Gialamas, Vasilis; Lavidas, Konstantinos; Komis, Vassilis – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
Mobile devices have become a learning tool with great potential in both formal and informal learning; however, mobile learning readiness research in school education is relatively limited. This study investigated teachers' readiness to adopt mobile learning in K-12 classrooms. A questionnaire was administered to 920 teachers in Greece and four…
Descriptors: Learning Readiness, Adoption (Ideas), Technology Integration, Electronic Learning
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Forkosh Baruch, Alona; Gadot, Rivka – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
The purpose of this research was to characterize the curation activity of preservice teachers practicing digital curation by constructing "knowledge exhibitions" in an academic course. Our database included 64 knowledge exhibitions on the Scoop.it platform. Factor analysis of curator's activities resulted in 3 factors, contributing…
Descriptors: Authentic Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Exhibits, Computer Uses in Education
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Kärner, Tobias; Warwas, Julia; Schumann, Stephan – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2021
Addressing heterogeneity in the classroom by adapting instruction to learners' needs challenges teachers in their daily work. To provide adaptive instruction in the most flexible way, teachers face the problem of assessing students' individual characteristics (learning prerequisites and learning needs) and situational states (learning experiences…
Descriptors: Learning Analytics, Heterogeneous Grouping, Computer Uses in Education, Client Server Architecture
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