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Wilfrid Laurier University
Enriching Children's Recall of Picture-Dictionary Definitions with Interrogation and Elaborated Pictures
Educational Communication and Technology: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Development Vol. 35, No. 1 (1987) pp. 43–52
Describes study of 80 preschool children in Canadian nursery schools and day care centers that addressed how children's learning of definitions is affected by two presentation variables: (1) questioning, and (2) the elaborateness of illustrations...
Evaluating Senior’s Emotional Responses Toward An Instructional Intervention to Promote Computer Skill Development
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 3546–3549
In order to maximize seniors’ potential to function effectively and efficiently in a technological world it is important to provide opportunities for seniors to engage technology in a comfortable way. The present study provided a five week...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 4121–4127
Qualitative answers from a comprehensive survey of 185 elementary and 204 secondary teachers were analyzed to identify the barriers and supports to successful integration of computer technology and to compare patterns of themes between “high...
Implementing Technology in the Classroom: Assessing Teachers’ Needs Through the use of a Just-In-Time Support System
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 3369–3372
Given the importance of computer technology in classrooms today, it is crucial to identify the types of supports that can facilitate teachers’ effective implementation of technology. The present study examined the impact of just-in-time instruction...
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 1999 (April 1999)
Recent research in early childhood education (ECE) centers suggests that some teacher characteristics are not at a level that would support computer learning opportunities for children. This study identified areas of support required by teachers to...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 18, No. 3 (1998) pp. 237–43
This in-depth survey of 75 early-childhood-education directors examined the current status of computer use in early childhood education (ECE). Results suggest that training may be necessary to facilitate the introduction of computers in ECE...
Using Technology to Promote Classroom Instruction: Assessing Incidences of On-Task and Off-Task Multitasking and Learning
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018) pp. 553–571
Media multitasking is a common artifact of the increasing presence of technologies in classrooms. However, research indicates learning decrements when students engage in inappropriate or "off-task" media multitasking during class time....
Educational Gerontology Vol. 36, No. 10 (2010) pp. 834–857
Sixty-four seniors were introduced to computers through a series of five weekly workshops. Participants were given instruction followed by hands-on experience for topics related to social communication, information seeking, games, and word...
Integrating Computer Technology in Early Childhood Education Environments: Issues Raised by Early Childhood Educators
Alberta Journal of Educational Research Vol. 54, No. 2 (2008) pp. 210–226
The purpose of this study was to assess the educators' perspectives on the introduction of computer technology in the early childhood education environment. Fifty early childhood educators completed a survey and participated in focus groups....
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal Vol. 3, No. 1 (2009) pp. 13–23
The authors examined the implementation of assistive technology in a community literacy centre's writing program for adult learners. Quantitative and qualitative analyses indicated that (a) software and instructional methods for writing must be...
An examination of how a cross-section of academics use computer technology when writing academic papers
Computers & Education Vol. 38, No. 1 (2002) pp. 287–301
A cross-section of 361 faculty, graduate and undergraduate students completed a survey that assessed computer availability, experience, attitudes toward computers, and use of computers while engaged in academic writing. Overall, computers served as...
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 28, No. 1 (Feb 15, 2002)
Abstract Recent research in early childhood education centres suggests that the classroom environment and educators' knowledge about computers are not at a level that would support computer learning opportunities. The purpose of the present study...
International Journal of Higher Education Vol. 1, No. 2 (2012) pp. 43–54
This study followed an innovative introduction of mobile technology (i.e., BlackBerry® devices) to a graduate level business program and documented students' use of the technology from the time students received the devices to the end of their first ...
Identifying discriminating variables between teachers who fully integrate computers and teachers with limited integration
Computers & Education Vol. 51, No. 4 (December 2008) pp. 1523–1537
Given the prevalence of computers in education today, it is critical to understand teachers’ perspectives regarding computer integration in their classrooms. The current study surveyed a random sample of a heterogeneous group of 185 elementary and...
Developing a Computer Workshop To Facilitate Computer Skills and Minimize Anxiety for Early Childhood Educators
Journal of Educational Psychology Vol. 94, No. 1 (2002) pp. 164–70
Early childhood educators were assigned to one of three instructional conditions to assess the impact of computer workshops on their level of computer anxiety, knowledge, and comfort with technology. Overall, workshops provided gains that could...
Evaluating Teacher’s Support Requests When Just-In-Time Instructional Support Is Provided to Introduce a Primary Level Web-Based Reading Program
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 19, No. 4 (October 2011) pp. 499–525
Support requests were documented for 10 teachers (4 kindergarten, 4 grade one, and 2 grade one/two teachers) who received just-in-time instructional support over a 2 ½ month period while implementing a novel reading software program as part of...
Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual Vol. 2004, No. 1 (2004) pp. 261–280
The impact of four computer input devices (mouse, EZ ball, touch pad, touch screen) for 81 preschoolers (ranging from 34 to 78 months of age) and 43 early childhood educators (mean age was 29 years and 9 months) was examined. Participants played two ...
Computers & Education Vol. 58, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 365–374
The purpose of the present study was to examine the impact of multi-tasking with digital technologies while attempting to learn from real-time classroom lectures in a university setting. Four digitally-based multi-tasking activities (texting using a ...
Developing Tools for Assessing and Using Commercially Available Reading Software Programs to Promote the Development of Early Reading Skills in Children
NHSA Dialog Vol. 15, No. 4 (2012) pp. 350–354
As computers become an increasingly ubiquitous part of young children's lives there is a need to examine how best to harness digital technologies to promote learning in early childhood education contexts. The development of emergent literacy skills...
Karin Archer; Robert Savage; Sukhbinder Sanghera-Sidhu; Eileen Wood; Alexandra Gottardo; Victoria Chen
Computers & Education Vol. 78, No. 1 (September 2014) pp. 140–149
Identifying effective literacy instruction programs has been a focal point for governments, educators and parents over the last few decades (Ontario Ministry of Education, 2004, 2006; Council of Ontario Directors of Education, 2011). Given the...
Assessing the Content and Quality of Commercially Available Reading Software Programs: Do They Have the Fundamental Structures to Promote the Development of Early Reading Skills in Children?
NHSA Dialog Vol. 15, No. 4 (2012) pp. 319–342
The current study developed a taxonomy of reading skills and compared this taxonomy with skills being trained in 30 commercially available software programs designed to teach emergent literacy or literacy-specific skills for children in preschool,...
Fast searching for information on the Internet to use in a learning context: The impact of domain knowledge
Computers & Education Vol. 52, No. 3 (April 2009) pp. 640–648
The purpose of the study was to examine the role of domain knowledge when retrieving and using information from the Internet as a resource for essay tasks, as well as to investigate the quality of Internet searches and its relation to essay...