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Ladias, Anastasios; Mikropoulos, Aristotelis; Ladias, Demetrios; Bellou, Ioanna – Themes in eLearning, 2021
This paper reports on CodeOrama, a visualization tool that displays the entire source code in a two-dimensional representation created to support the representation of a complex code in block-based programming environments, like Scratch, by using a two-dimension table. CodeOrama can be used by the students for the development of their programs as…
Descriptors: Visualization, Coding, Programming, Programming Languages
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Paradis, Ariane; Mercier, Julien – Themes in eLearning, 2021
Cognition could be seen as a cascade of top-down and bottom-up processes across behavioural and psychophysiological layers in a cognitive architecture. Typical behavioural measurements used in education do not give information about lower cognitive layers. Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) derived from electroencephalography allow researchers to…
Descriptors: Brain, Cognitive Measurement, Neurosciences, Educational Research
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Ocak, Gürbüz; Karakus, Gülçin – Themes in eLearning, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic, which affected every aspect of life around the world, has led to radical changes in teaching and learning methods. It is no longer healthy for students being together for a long time in classroom. For this reason, online education applications have started to be implemented rapidly around the world. Not only the education…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Distance Education, Computer Assisted Testing
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Koutromanos, George; Kazakou, Georgia – Themes in eLearning, 2020
The aim of this literature review was to examine the empirical evidence for the use of smart wearables in primary and secondary education between 2010 and 2020. The initial search yielded 1.868 results, from which a total of 15 articles were included in the final analysis. Major findings include that most studies used devices such as smart watches…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Outcomes of Education
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Bratitsis, Tharrenos; Mantellou, Marianna – Themes in eLearning, 2020
The paper reflects on a teaching intervention which utilized digital storytelling as an approach for teaching the subtraction algorithm in 2nd Grade. Literature indicates that this is a difficult topic for children of this age. The aim was to examine if through digital storytelling, students find it easier to understand and apply the two…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Elementary School Mathematics, Subtraction, Mathematics Instruction
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Koukis, Nikolaos; Jimoyiannis, Athanassios – Themes in eLearning, 2020
This paper reports on the development of a hybrid framework for designing and implementing teacher professional development MOOCs. The theoretical foundations were rooted on combining features of cMOOCs and xMOOCs that promote teachers' learning through active engagement, peer interaction, mutual support, and collaborative creation of educational…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Web 2.0 Technologies, Faculty Development
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Ragazou, Vasiliki; Karasavvidis, Ilias – Themes in eLearning, 2020
The present study investigates whether embedding cueing in videotutorials for software training influences task performance. It also considers the indirect effects of cueing on cognitive load, self-efficacy, motivation, and flow. One hundred eighteen undergraduate students from a Greek Computer Science Department participated in the study which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Undergraduate Students, Prompting
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Kapici, Hasan Ozgur; Akcay, Hakan – Themes in eLearning, 2020
Rapid developments in educational technology show its impacts on classes. One of the recent trends in science education is virtual laboratory environments. The goal of this study is to reveal the effects of inquiry-based hands-on and virtual laboratory environments on pre-service science teachers' inquiry skills. A quasi-experimental research…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Process Skills, Hands on Science
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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