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Hamilton, Megan; Clarke-Midura, Jody; Shumway, Jessica F.; Lee, Victor R. – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2020
This emerging technology report describes computational toys as tools for learning and building computational thinking (CT) skills in young children. We present both a framework to categorize computational toys as well as a separate framework to evaluate the toys' effectiveness for teaching CT skills. We then apply our frameworks to thirty…
Descriptors: Young Children, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Toys
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Spiteri, Marthese; Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2020
Digital technology is widely available in schools; however, results from international studies indicate that they are not effective toward students' educational achievement. Teachers need to realise the potential of digital technology in their daily practises and use them well. However, teachers need training and guidelines to develop their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Education, Training
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Jung, Sung Eun; Lee, Kyunghwa; Cherniak, Shara; Cho, Eunji – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2020
This case study focused on the robotics learning process of Mark (a pseudonym), a Latino-American second grader diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Drawing on Polanyi's (Personal knowledge: towards a post-critical philosophy [Kindle version], 1958/2015) notion of "tacit knowing" and "dwelling in tools," we attempted to…
Descriptors: Robotics, Technology Uses in Education, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Hembre, Oda J.; Warth, Line Lundvoll – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2020
iPads have become increasingly popular as tools for teaching in early education. With their multifaceted and interactive affordances as handheld and mobile devices, they have been ascribed great potential to change and expand on classroom practice. However, the iPad often becomes just another technology hype in education, and explanations often…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Affordances, Educational Environment
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Swanson, Joan Ann – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2020
With the increase of mobilized and relatively inexpensive technologies, educators are challenged to consider new innovations for learning situations. This case study evaluates the use of mobile learning in a college course for instructional purposes. The study describes the specific manner in which mobile technology was utilized and then details…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Pereira, Juanan; Fernández-Raga, María; Osuna-Acedo, Sara; Roura-Redondo, Margarita; Almazán-López, Oskar; Buldón-Olalla, Alejandro – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2019
The globally widespread instant messaging (IM) mobile applications such as WhatsApp or Telegram were not originally educational tools, but they have become platforms for peer to peer assessment (P2P). The IM applications offer "chatbots" or "virtual assistant bots" that help students by providing them a multitude of services in…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Jacobsen, Dan Yngve – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2019
Targeting faculties and external mentors in the teacher-training unit, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway opened up a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) pilot on digital learning in the fall of 2014. A main objective was to encourage these to use digital media more actively and hence, also to become role models…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kim, Kyung – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2019
Since the initial recognition that human knowledge is structured in a relational manner, technologies have been developed for assessing and analyzing the "structure" of knowledge for a variety of purposes. A computer-based text analytic offline software system, "ALA-Reader," that was developed to assess this knowledge structure…
Descriptors: Knowledge Representation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software
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Suki, Norazah Mohd; Suki, Norbayah Mohd – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2019
This study examines the structural relationships at work when embedding role-play games in a class for Japanese language proficiency. It does so by applying the Technology Acceptance Model, and the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Usage of Technology as its guiding principles. The setting was a Malaysian public university and the subjects, 200…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Educational Games, Video Games, Teaching Methods
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Li, Yaoran; Garza, Veronica; Keicher, Anne; Popov, Vitaliy – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2019
The current study aims to explore predictors that independently contribute to high school teacher use of technology in general and for different teaching purposes (student-centered and traditional). High school teachers (N = 928) responded to a survey that consisted of measures in several categories: (1) teachers' background variables, (2)…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, High School Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Badia, Antoni; Martín, David; Gómez, Marta – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2019
Moodle has become popular worldwide in all levels of education. Although several studies have focused on analyzing the use of the Moodle platform as a whole, few contributions have examined the use of each activity included in Moodle, and its potential impact in learning. The survey collected data from 132 teachers in 43 secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Learning Activities
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Callaghan, Ronel – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2018
The goal of this research was to design a process to support the development of mobile teaching practice, embedded within the teaching and research activities in a Faculty of Education at a research-intensive university. Continuous developments in mobile learning create opportunities for teaching and learning, but also present challenges for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Al Meajel, Talal Mohammad; Sharadgah, Talha Abdullah – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2018
In this digital age, the success of faculty members in adopting technology definitely affects the success of their students and ultimately the educational institution. However, there are many who have not incorporated technology tools such as Blackboard into their courses. Therefore, this paper investigated faculty perceptions of barriers to using…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty
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Yau, Jane Yin-Kim; Hristova, Zornitsa – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2018
In recent times, there has been an uptake of mobile learning (hereafter, abbreviated as m-learning), i.e. learning with mobile technologies, especially in the form of mobile apps. Apps are particularly useful as they are small applications usually with a single-purpose and allow the users to view learning content offline from their mobile devices.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Ralph, Rachel – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2018
This empirical case study investigated prosocial sharing behaviours when using media and technology, i.e., iPads. The following research questions were explored: (1) How do prosocial behaviours of sharing manifest among preschool-aged children interacting with iPads? (2) What are the effects of iPad use on the manifestation of prosocial sharing…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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