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Computers & Education

January 2014 Volume 70, Number 1

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Number of articles: 27

  1. Teacher clusters and their perceptions of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) development through ICT lesson design

    Joyce Hwee Ling Koh & Ching Sing Chai

    While the TPACK framework has been employed in many studies associated with use of technology in the classrooms, reports on the teachers' development of TPACK are inadequate to provide... More

    pp. 222-232

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  2. Evaluating a computer-based simulation program to support wireless network fundamentals

    T.J. Mateo Sanguino, F.A. Márquez Hernández & C. Serrano López

    Formal learning on networking basics can reduce motivation and expectations for students who aim to become future professionals on wireless networks. To address this shortcoming, this paper... More

    pp. 233-244

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  3. Canadian university students in wireless classrooms: What do they do on their laptops and does it really matter?

    Patrick Gaudreau, Dave Miranda & Alexandre Gareau

    Two studies were conducted to examine what undergraduate students do on their laptops during class time and the extent to which laptop usage behaviors are associated with academic success. In Study... More

    pp. 245-255

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  4. A tag based learning approach to knowledge acquisition for constructing prior knowledge and enhancing student reading comprehension

    Jun-Ming Chen, Department of Information Management; Meng-Chang Chen, Institute of Information Science; Yeali S. Sun, Department of Information Management

    Prior knowledge is an important issue in the study of concept acquisition among students. Traditional studies on prior knowledge generation during reading activities have focused on extracting... More

    pp. 256-268

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  5. Conceptualizing astronomical scale: Virtual simulations on handheld tablet computers reverse misconceptions

    Matthew H. Schneps, Science Education Department, United States; Jonathan Ruel, Department of Physics, United States; Gerhard Sonnert & Mary Dussault, Science Education Department, United States; Michael Griffin, Bedford High School, United States; Philip M. Sadler, Science Education Department, United States

    Concepts in fields such as astronomy often invoke scales of space and time that far exceed any that are perceived in daily life. Consequently, learners sometimes develop inappropriate intuitions of... More

    pp. 269-280

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  6. Grammatical understanding, literacy and text messaging in school children and undergraduate students: A concurrent analysis

    Clare Wood, Centre for Applied Research in Psychology, United Kingdom; Nenagh Kemp, School of Psychology, Australia; Sam Waldron & Lucy Hart, Centre for Applied Research in Psychology, United Kingdom

    Recent research has demonstrated that use of texting slang when text messaging does not appear to impact negatively on children and young people's literacy and may even benefit children's spelling ... More

    pp. 281-290

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  7. Examining effectiveness of communities of practice in online English for academic purposes (EAP) assessment in virtual classes

    Maryam Asoodar, English Department, Iran (Islamic Republic Of); Mahmood Reza Atai, Department of Foreign Languages, Iran (Islamic Republic Of); Shahin Vaezi & Seyyedeh Susan Marandi, English Department, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    The literature on English for academic purposes (EAP) methodology highlights the significance of learners' engagement in learning language (Hyland, 2006) in mainstream general and online contexts. ... More

    pp. 291-300

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