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Computers & Education

November 2018 Volume 126, Number 1

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Number of articles: 33

  1. A peer assessment method to provide feedback, consistent grading and reduce students' burden in massive teaching settings

    Oscar Luaces, Jorge Díez & Antonio Bahamonde

    To grade open-response answers in a massive course is an important task that cannot be handled without the assistance of an intelligent system able to extend the abilities of experts. A peer... More

    pp. 283-295

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  2. How to learn and how to teach computational thinking: Suggestions based on a review of the literature

    Ting-Chia Hsu, Shao-Chen Chang & Yu-Ting Hung

    Computational Thinking (CT) is seen as an important competence that is required in order to adapt to the future. However, educators, especially K-12 teachers and researchers, have not clearly... More

    pp. 296-310

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  3. How digital environments in schools might be used to boost social skills: Developing a conditional augmentation hypothesis

    Stuart McNaughton, Naomi Rosedale & Rebecca Ngaire Jesson, Woolf Fisher Research Centre, New Zealand; Rashina Hoda, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, New Zealand; Lin Sophie Teng, Woolf Fisher Research Centre, New Zealand

    The use of online devices, tools and technologies in schools is seen as being able to promote ‘21st century’ skills, specifically inter personal (e.g., being empathetic, taking others' perspectives... More

    pp. 311-323

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  4. Towards a socio-ecological framework to address gender inequity in computer science

    Dee Michell, Department of Sociology, Criminology & Gender Studies, Australia; Claudia Szabo & Katrina Falkner, School of Computer Science, Australia; Anna Szorenyi, Department of Sociology, Criminology & Gender Studies, Australia

    In Australia the under-representation of women in computer science reflects the under-representation of women at the highest levels of government and business. In this paper we argue, therefore,... More

    pp. 324-333

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  5. The flipped classroom: A review of its advantages and challenges

    Gökçe Akçayır, Gazi University, Turkey; Murat Akçayır, Kırıkkale University, Turkey

    This study presents a large-scale systematic review of the literature on the flipped classroom, with the goals of examining its reported advantages and challenges for both students and instructors,... More

    pp. 334-345

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  6. The effect of presentation mode on children's reading preferences, performance, and self-evaluations

    Danielle Dahan Golan, Mirit Barzillai & Tami Katzir

    There has been a significant rise in the use of computers and electronic devices for reading in both personal and educational settings. Work on the effects of presentation modality on reading... More

    pp. 346-358

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  7. Using design-based research methodology to develop a pedagogy for teaching and learning of Chinese writing with wiki among Chinese upper primary school students

    Xuanxi Li & Samuel K.W. Chu, Faculty of Education, China

    In this research, a conceptual model of a wiki-based collaborative process writing pedagogy (WCPWP) is developed using a design-based research (DBR) methodology. The intention is to help the... More

    pp. 359-375

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  8. Does teaching with PowerPoint increase students' learning? A meta-analysis

    James P. Baker, Alan K. Goodboy & Nicholas D. Bowman, Department of Communication Studies, United States; Alyssa A. Wright, Department of Research Services, United States

    PowerPoint has become a ubiquitous tool for instructors who teach college students. Almost two decades of student learning research has examined the impact of traditional instruction (i.e., chalk... More

    pp. 376-387

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  9. Exploring the relationship between online discourse and commitment in Twitter professional learning communities

    Wanli Xing, Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership, United States; Fei Gao, Department of Visual Communication and Technology Education, United States

    Educators show great interest in participating in social-media communities, such as Twitter, to support their professional development and learning. The majority of the research into Twitter-based ... More

    pp. 388-398

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  10. The essential applications of educational robot: Requirement analysis from the perspectives of experts, researchers and instructors

    Ya-Wen Cheng, Department of Information Management, Taiwan; Pei-Chen Sun, Department of Software Engineering and Management, Taiwan; Nian-Shing Chen, Department of Applied Foreign Languages, Taiwan

    Robots can benefit education in many ways, and robotics holds great promise as a learning technology. However, the use of robots in education remains largely unknown to both researchers and... More

    pp. 399-416

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  11. The role of teacher capacity and instructional practice in the integration of educational technology for emergent bilingual students

    Jennifer Darling-Aduana & Carolyn J. Heinrich

    This mixed methods study examines the extent to which the use, and intensity of use, of educational technology is associated with improved academic outcomes for English language learners (ELLs) in ... More

    pp. 417-432

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  12. Examining student characteristics, goals, and engagement in Massive Open Online Courses

    Kyle M. Williams & Rose E. Stafford, Educational Psychology, United States; Stephanie B. Corliss, Dell Medical School, United States; Erin D. Reilly, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, United States

    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have emerged with much popularity in the last five years, yet many questions remain about whom MOOCs best serve and what constitutes learner success. Completion ... More

    pp. 433-442

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  13. Learning through intuitive interface: A case study on preschool learning

    Ngan Kuen Lai, Tan Fong Ang, Lip Yee Por & Chee Sun Liew

    For a child, playing is not only an act of fun, but also a way of learning. Long hours of study in a classroom without playing only serve to make the children detest learning. A current interest of... More

    pp. 443-458

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