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Kokoç, Mehmet – Themes in eLearning, 2019
The purpose of this study is to explore how perceived flexibility affect behavioral engagement and academic performances in an e-learning environment. The study was conducted following predictive correlational design. A total of 119 higher education students enrolled in a 15-week fully online course participated in the study. Data sources included…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Models, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement
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Chalki, Panagiota; Tsiara, Angeliki; Mikropoulos, Tassos A. – Themes in eLearning, 2019
A number of models, methodologies and conceptual frameworks have been proposed on how to design digital educational games aiming at better learning outcomes, while offering a fun experience. Our study combines two different methods, namely Delphi study and electroencephalograms (EEG), in order to provide an integrated digital educational game…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Models
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Pliasa, Sofia; Fachantidis, Nikolaos – Themes in eLearning, 2019
Independent studies in various settings indicate that interventions with Socially Assistive Robots, might help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to participate in activities that demand cooperation and communication skills. The purpose of this article is to present the benefits of robot assisted interventions in the development of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Robotics, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Bikos, Konstantinos; Stamovlasis, Dimitrios; Tzifopoulos, Menelaos – Themes in eLearning, 2018
In this paper the dimensions of digital divide (DD) are explored among Greek pre-service teachers. The participants (N=309) were asked to complete an instrument with questions about their access and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Data were analysed by Principal Component Analysis (PCA); Six dimensions were extracted:…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Access to Computers, Computer Use, Social Influences
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Zoupidis, Anastasios; Spyrtou, Anna; Pnevmatikos, Dimitris; Kariotoglou, Petros – Themes in eLearning, 2018
In the present paper, we have examined the impact of explicit linkage between simulated (i.e., virtual) and real (i.e., physical) experimental settings in order to scaffold conceptual understanding, in the case of floating and sinking (F/S) phenomena explanations. This research is part of a research-based curriculum project and has been…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Concept Formation
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Yang, Dong; Lavonen, Jari M.; Niemi, Hannele – Themes in eLearning, 2018
In this study, we highlight how previous work on online learning engagement, especially its antecedents and outcomes, has changed over the past decade. Our analysis of literature consisted of three parts: topics; theories and methodology. In addition, we describe current developments in the study of online learning engagement and discuss the role…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Online Courses, Learner Engagement, Web Based Instruction