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Education and Information Technologies

2016 Volume 21, Number 2

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Interactive Whole Language E-Story for Early Literacy Development in Ethnic Minority Children

    Muneeroh Phadung, Surachai Suksakulchai & Wacheerapan Kaewprapan

    This study investigated the effects of using an interactive e-story for early literacy instruction on word recognition, story comprehension and story application. The study was conducted in two... More

    pp. 249-263

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  2. Smart Board Technology Success in Tertiary Institutions: The Case of the UAE University

    Nabeel Al-Qirim

    This research explores teaching-faculty's adoption and usage of the Interactive White Board Technology (IWBT) in UAE University (UAEU). The research findings suggested two perspectives concerning... More

    pp. 265-281

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  3. Cognitive Support Embedded in Self-Regulated E-Learning Systems for Students with Special Learning Needs

    K. Chatzara, C. Karagiannidis & D. Stamatis

    This paper presents an anthropocentric approach in human-machine interaction in the area of self-regulated e-learning. In an attempt to enhance communication mediated through computers for... More

    pp. 283-299

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  4. Teacher Design in Teams as a Professional Development Arrangement for Developing Technology Integration Knowledge and Skills of Science Teachers in Tanzania

    Ayoub Kafyulilo, Petra Fisser & Joke Voogt

    This study investigated the impact of teacher design teams as a professional development arrangement for developing technology integration knowledge and skills among in-service science teachers.... More

    pp. 301-318

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  5. Use of WebQuest Design for Inservice Teacher Professional Development

    Sinem Iskeceli-Tunc & Diler Oner

    This study investigated whether a teacher professional development module built around designing WebQuests could improve teachers' technological and pedagogical skills. The technological skills... More

    pp. 319-347

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  6. Pre-Service Teachers' Experiences of Scaffolded Learning in Science through a Computer Supported Collaborative Inquiry

    Jari Kukkonen, Patrick Dillon, Sirpa Kärkkäinen, Anu Hartikainen-Ahia & Tuula Keinonen

    Scaffolding helps the novice to accomplish a task goal or solve a problem that otherwise would be beyond unassisted efforts. Scaffolding firstly aims to support the learner in accomplishing the... More

    pp. 349-371

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  7. Students Teach Students: Alternative Teaching in Greek Secondary Education

    Anastasios Theodoropoulos, Angeliki Antoniou & George Lepouras

    The students of a Greek junior high school collaborated to prepare the teaching material of a theoretical Computer Science (CS) course and then shared their understanding with other students. This ... More

    pp. 373-399

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  8. Towards a Framework for Aligning Learning Outcomes, Academic Literacies and Assessment Criteria

    Robert Dew, Andrzej Goscinski & Jo Coldwell-Neilson

    Although Australian students spend three or more years studying they can seem quite unaware of any of the expected learning outcomes of their course. They are often single unit focused, paying most... More

    pp. 401-423

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  9. Teachers' Use of PowerPoint in Kindergarten: An Empirical Investigation in China

    Xia Liu, Yunrong Xu & Jenny Pange

    Nowadays, with the rapid progress of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), the integration of ICTs in education has attracted more and more attention of educators and researchers.... More

    pp. 425-441

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  10. E-Learning for Ungraded Schools of Kazakhstan: Experience, Implementation, and Innovation

    Nurassyl Kerimbayev, Aliya Akramova & Jarkynbike Suleimenova

    The modernization of the educational process in the ungraded schools of the Republic of Kazakhstan requires the provision of affordable quality education for students in rural areas on information ... More

    pp. 443-451

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  11. Employing Wikibook Project in a Linguistics Course to Promote Peer Teaching and Learning

    Lixun Wang

    Peer teaching and learning are learner-centred approaches with great potential for promoting effective learning, and the fast development of Web 2.0 technology has opened new doors for promoting... More

    pp. 453-470

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  12. Students' Intention to Take Online Courses in High School: A Structural Equation Model of Causality and Determinants

    Masood Badri, Asma Al Rashedi, Guang Yang, Jihad Mohaidat & Arif Al Hammadi

    Offering an online integrated high-school course or subject for the first time involves many challenges. Better understanding the factors that affect students' willingness to participate in the... More

    pp. 471-497

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