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Computers & Education

November 2016 Volume 102, Number 1

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Number of articles: 18

  1. Touch typing instruction: Elementary teachers’ beliefs and practices

    Dawn M. Poole, California State University, United States; Monique K. Preciado, Empire Union School District, United States

    Writers have a limited number of cognitive resources to allocate to the task. Consequently, searching for keyboard letters restricts them from fully engaging in the writing process. High... More

    pp. 1-14

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  2. “Together we are better”: Professional learning networks for teachers

    Torrey Trust, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States; Daniel G. Krutka, Texas Woman’s University, United States; Jeffrey Paul Carpenter, Elon University, United States

    In recent years, many educators have turned to professional learning networks (PLNs) to grow in their craft with peers who are more accessible online because of reduced temporal and spatial... More

    pp. 15-34

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  3. Novelties in the use of social networks by leading teachers in their classes

    Baruch Schwarz & Galit Caduri

    We report on a study on the ways leading teachers in secondary schools use social networks while interacting with their students. We undertook in-depth interviews with five leading teachers, and... More

    pp. 35-51

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  4. Fostering secondary-school students’ intertext model formation when reading a set of websites: The effectiveness of source prompts

    Yvonne Kammerer & Nina Meier, Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Germany; Elmar Stahl, University of Education Freiburg, Germany

    The present study examined whether a paper-based worksheet that provided source prompts fostered secondary-school students’ intertext model formation, that is, their mental representations of... More

    pp. 52-64

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  5. School engagement, information technology use, and educational development: An empirical investigation of adolescents

    Hamed Qahri-Saremi, University of Illinois at Springfield, United States; Ofir Turel, California State University Fullerton, United States

    This study focuses on three objectives. First, it investigates distinctive profiles of adolescents based on combinations of their levels of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional engagement with... More

    pp. 65-78

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  6. The use of a mobile learning management system and academic achievement of online students

    Insook Han, Department of Teaching & Learning, United States; Won Sug Shin, Department of Education, Korea (South)

    Mobile learning has become widespread, and higher education institutions have started adopting mobile technology to cope with the needs of students. Despite its adoption in higher education... More

    pp. 79-89

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  7. Quality in blended learning environments – Significant differences in how students approach learning collaborations

    Robert A. Ellis, Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation, Australia; Abelardo Pardo, School of Electrical Engineering, Australia; Feifei Han, Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation, Australia

    Evaluating the quality of student experiences of learning in a blended environment requires the careful consideration of many aspects that can contribute to learning outcomes. In this study,... More

    pp. 90-102

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  8. The role of ICT self-efficacy for students' ICT use and their achievement in a computer and information literacy test

    Anubha Rohatgi, University of Oslo, Norway; Ronny Scherer, Centre for Educational Measurement at the University of Oslo (CEMO), Norway; Ove E. Hatlevik, The Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education, Norway

    Students' self-efficacy in using information and communication technology (ICT) is among the most important motivational constructs that are related to their ICT acceptance, use, and literacy. The ... More

    pp. 103-116

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  9. Effects of integrating dynamic concept maps with Interactive Response System on elementary school students' motivation and learning outcome: The case of anti-phishing education

    Jerry Chih-Yuan Sun & Ariel Yu-Zhen Chen

    This study aimed to investigate the effects of integrating dynamic concept maps with Interactive Response System (IRS) on elementary school students' motivation and anti-phishing learning outcome. ... More

    pp. 117-127

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  10. Using tablet computers to teach preschool children to write letters: Exploring the impact of extrinsic and intrinsic feedback

    Melissa M. Patchan & Cynthia S. Puranik

    With the increasing popularity of touchscreen devices, using technology to support young children's learning has become more accessible. However, given the relative novelty of tablet computers, the... More

    pp. 128-137

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  11. Transmediating argumentation: Students composing across written essays and digital videos in higher education

    Blaine E. Smith, Department of Teaching & Learning, United States; Carita Kiili & Merja Kauppinen, Department of Education, Finland

    This comparative study examined how university students built an argument in written essays and multimodal digital videos, and how their argumentation transmediated across these two mediums. Data... More

    pp. 138-151

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  12. The crossroads of English language learners, task-based instruction, and 3D multi-user virtual learning in Second Life

    Julian ChengChiang Chen

    English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' task-based practices in 3D multi-user virtual environments are a dynamic avenue that has attracted research attention in current second language... More

    pp. 152-171

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  13. Student evaluation of a virtual experience for project management learning: An empirical study for learning improvement

    Ana González-Marcos & Fernando Alba-Elías, P2ML Research Group, Spain; Fermín Navaridas-Nalda, Department of Education, Spain; Joaquín Ordieres-Meré, PMQ Research Group, Spain

    Project management education was designed traditionally according to an expository paradigm. However, it needs to be redefined to engage students in higher order thinking and to facilitate... More

    pp. 172-187

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  14. Single loop or double loop learning: English vocabulary learning performance and behavior of students in situated computer games with different guiding strategies

    Gwo-Jen Hwang & Siang-Yi Wang

    In this study, a situated computer game was implemented for engaging students in English vocabulary contexts. Furthermore, two test-item guiding approaches, the cloze and multiple-choice guiding... More

    pp. 188-201

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  15. A systematic literature review of games-based learning empirical evidence in primary education

    Thomas Hainey, Thomas M. Connolly, Elizabeth A. Boyle, Amanda Wilson & Aisya Razak

    Games-based Learning (GBL) has developed a reputation with educationalists it is perceived as a potentially engaging form of supplementary learning that could enhance the educational process and... More

    pp. 202-223

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  16. The relative importance of paternal and maternal parenting as predictors of adolescents' home Internet use and usage

    Wilfred W.F. Lau, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, China; Allan H.K. Yuen, Faculty of Education, China

    This study examined parental education, parental information and communication technology (ICT) literacy, and parenting style as predictors of adolescents' home Internet use and usage by employing ... More

    pp. 224-233

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  17. Comparing apples and oranges? A critical look at research on learning from statics versus animations

    Juan C. Castro-Alonso, Center for Advanced Research in Education (CIAE), Chile; Paul Ayres & Fred Paas, School of Education, Australia

    Many of the studies that have compared the instructional effectiveness of static with dynamic images have not controlled all the moderating variables involved. This problem is present not only in... More

    pp. 234-243

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  18. Seven design frames that teachers use when considering technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK)

    Joyce Hwee Ling Koh & Ching Sing Chai

    Technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) encapsulates teachers' pedagogical knowledge for the integration of information and communications technologies (ICT). It is created as teachers ... More

    pp. 244-257

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