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Calder, Nigel; Murphy, Carol – Waikato Journal of Education, 2023
In this paper we consider how the integration of mobile technology apps into classroom practice can form an alternative pedagogical medium that influences the learning process in mathematics. We give an account of one aspect of a research project that examined the use of tablets and apps in primary school mathematics programmes and report teacher…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Mathematics Instruction
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Saylan, Esin; Kokoç, Mehmet; Tatli, Zeynep – Waikato Journal of Education, 2023
The aim of this study was to examine the current trends and main findings of the empirical computer assisted foreign language learning studies. The database, Web of Science, was reviewed and a total of 36 studies between 2000 and 2020 were analysed. The systematic analysis was performed with the content analysis method. The content of the reviewed…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Research Reports
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Tuia, Tagataese Tupu; Esera, Epenesa – Waikato Journal of Education, 2023
Samoa's educational response to COVID-19 was impeded by human and physical obstacles largely because the new educational technologies and strategies that came into effect to support teaching and learning had not been trialled nor implemented well to date. During COVID-19, the Samoan government emphasised the importance of social distancing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Rhodes, Kate; Calder, Nigel – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
New digital technology areas were added to the New Zealand primary school technology curriculum in 2020. These areas aim to grow students who are not just passive users of technology but, instead, students who understand how computers work, who are digital creators, informed by design processes and critical thinking. The new digital areas of the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary School Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation, Adoption (Ideas)
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Mohamed, Zahra – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
Qualitative data analysis (QDA) is often depicted as a linear process that employs an organised structure to derive themes inductively or deductively. However, I realised the "messiness" of the process during my doctoral studies on primary teachers' use of digital technologies in ESL classrooms in Maldivian schools. My own experience…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Data Analysis, Doctoral Programs, Educational Technology
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Laulaupea'alu, Siuta – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
Learning online from home bubbles through the use of information communication technology (ICT) stretches the engagement and enactment of "va" (relational connections) between students and lecturers as well as Pacific people in the community. In this paper, "talanoa" is used to capture students' online learning experiences and…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Online Courses
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Thomsen, Patrick Saulmatino; Tuiburelevu, Litia; Keil, Moeata; Leenen-Young, Marcia; Sisifa, Sisikula; Muller, Karamia; Veukiso-Ulugia, Analosa; Manuela, Sam; Naepi, Sereana – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
During New Zealand's unprecedented level-four lockdown, opportunities to practise Pacific pedagogies in New Zealand universities required creative and innovative solutions from Pacific academics. This paper brings together the experiences of teaching during this lockdown from a cross-section of Pacific Early Career Academics (PECA) across a wide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Calder, Nigel – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
This article reports on a research project that examined the ways that 10-year-old students, who were using Scratch for coding, engaged with mathematical ideas. Interactive software is emerging that has cross-curricula implications and facilitates thinking in rich, problem-solving environments. Scratch, a free-to-use graphical programming…
Descriptors: Programming, Coding, Computer Software, Educational Technology
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Cook, Mervyn John – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
Augmented reality (AR) provides exciting opportunities for advancing the design and practice of classroom instruction. AR can facilitate unique opportunities for students to conceptualise, understand and recall learning content. AR offers students contextual learning experiences. These views suggest that AR can assist in reducing distances between…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Parsons, Andrew; Barr, lain – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
This study explores the outcomes of a chemistry MOOC, delivered on two occasions through the FutureLearn platform. Learner background and course feedback, including managing the expectations of potential participants, course facilitation, the importance of having a strong presence on the forums and the tutor having a 'face', is explored. The…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Al-Hezam, Dalal Mohammed – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
Moving from early childhood education (ECE) to primary education is considered a critical moment both in the life of a child and in their educational trajectory. Commonly utilised digital technologies such as television, videos and computers can be used to support children and their families to make a more successful transition from ECE to primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Transitional Programs, Elementary School Students
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Maslin, Peter; Smith, Nigel – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
A digital dilemma has emerged in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in which student teachers' (STs) confidence and competence to use actively digital pedagogy has been undermined by a mismatch between digital expectations and the reality of programme experience. This mismatch has a potentially negative impact on a ST's ability to develop confidence…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy
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Nelson, Emily; Johnson, Leigh – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
With fast-paced and profound change underway in schools, Innovative Learning Environments (ILEs) pose significant challenges for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes also. Even within a preservice programme where preservice teachers spend two days of every week in schools and so are aware of and informally involved in ILAs, these…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Practicums, Teaching Skills
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Lindsay, Lucie; Lee, Kerry; Hope, John – Waikato Journal of Education, 2016
Use of mobile technology in the classroom (m-learning) is a recent educational practice. This study reports on the insights of teachers in New Zealand classrooms about their m-learning practice. It targets the early adopter teachers of school classes where each student has a mobile device. The teachers were asked about the pedagogical changes in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices