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Cyprus University of Technology
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3389–3394
Abstract: Despite the well-established benefits of collaborative learning, successfully implementing group activities in online environments is often a challenge for online instructors. Web 2.0 technologies provide opportunities for the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 3444–3449
Web-Based Learning (WBL) has increased dramatically in the past 10 years. Issues facing WBL include learner needs, instructional process, issues of access, and the changing roles of teachers and students. Instructors' ability to address these issues ...
(2009) pp. 1–128
Promoting collaborative learning (CL) in online educational settings is becoming an important and growing need. Compared to threaded discussion tools—currently the predominant means of online discussion and collaboration—wikis may provide...
Technology-enhanced learning in sports education using clickers: Satisfaction, performance and immediacy
International Journal of Education and Development using ICT Vol. 12, No. 2 (Aug 17, 2016)
The article addresses ICT in Education by describing an empirical investigation of technology-enhanced sports education. The study examines the use of clickers by 162 Judo athletes during seminars on the rules and regulations of the sport. Results...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 62, No. 4 (2018) pp. 403–411
In a contemporary multicultural classroom in which students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds learn together, it becomes necessary to embrace collaboration, social perspective-taking, and understanding of the "other" to help...
Exploring the Potentials of Educational Robotics in the Development of Computational Thinking: A Summary of Current Research and Practical Proposal for Future Work
Education and Information Technologies Vol. 23, No. 6 (2018) pp. 2531–2544
Educational robotics are increasingly appearing in educational settings, being considered a useful supporting tool for the development of cognitive skills, including Computational Thinking (CT), for students of all ages. Meanwhile, there is an...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 4316–4320
Course management systems (CMSs) support thousands of courses at colleges and universities worldwide, delivering fully online courses as well as supplementing traditional face-to-face instruction. It is possible that CMSs have introduced so much new ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 3353–3358
The use of wikis in education is a relatively new phenomenon. Although empirical research in this area is limited, wikis appear to be powerful tools, capable of promoting collaboration, knowledge creation and knowledge sharing. This paper outlines...
Quarterly Review of Distance Education Vol. 9, No. 4 (2008) pp. 415–425
Course management systems (CMSs) support thousands of courses at colleges and universities worldwide, delivering fully online courses as well as supplementing traditional face-to-face instruction. While quite a few studies have focused on the...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 19, No. 2 (2016) pp. 164–176
This article describes an empirical investigation of technology-enhanced peacemaking in a conflict-stressed school environment. The peacemaking intervention required students in conflict-laden groups to collaborate on various game-like learning...
Teachers’ concerns about adopting technology-enhanced embodied learning and their mitigation through Professional Development
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 27, No. 3 (July 2019) pp. 335–371
Technology-enhanced embodied learning is argued to have the potential to revolutionize K-12 education. Despite the affordances of technology-enhanced embodied learning, its integration in mainstream education is currently at slow pace. Slow adoption ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 208–212
Learning on the Web requires considerable self-direction. In fact, several scholars (e.g., Dabbagh & Kitsantas, 2004; Garrison, 2003; Hartley & Bendixen, 2001) have made the case that online learners--to an even greater degree than traditional...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 52, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 46–50
Course management systems (CMSs) are software systems designed to manage course content and course activities. These tools integrate technological and pedagogical features into a web-based system that allows instructors, even those who are...
Technology for Social Change in School Contexts: A New Landscape for K-12 Educational Technology Research
Education and Information Technologies Vol. 23, No. 6 (2018) pp. 2363–2378
Based on the assumption that technology can positively impact our society and help address larger societal problems, and given the fact that technology is a central component of children's growth, the current study places its research focus on...
Educational Media International Vol. 49, No. 4 (2012) pp. 303–316
A lot of studies have investigated the isolated use of threaded discussion and wiki technologies to facilitate collaboration in online learning settings. Nevertheless, the integration of both technologies into a potentially superior collaborative...
Exploring Factors Influencing Collaborative Knowledge Construction in Online Discussions: Student Facilitation and Quality of Initial Postings
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 28, No. 3 (2014) pp. 183–195
Although lots of studies have investigated collaborative knowledge construction in online courses, the factors influencing this process are yet to be fully determined. This study provides quantitative and qualitative types of evidence on how ...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 59, No. 2 (March 2015) pp. 23–26
This exploratory case study involved a humanoid robot, NAO, and four pre-schoolers. NAO was placed in an indoor playground together with other toys and appeared as a peer who played, talked, danced and said stories. Analysis of video recordings...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 62, No. 6 (2018) pp. 594–601
From an embodied learning perspective, the active human body can alter the function of the brain and therefore, the cognitive process. In this work, children's activity using motion-based technology is framed as an example of embodied learning. The...
Wikis and forums for collaborative problem-based activity: A systematic comparison of learners' interactions
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 24, No. 1 (January 2015) pp. 35–45
This article describes an experimental study that evaluated differences in students' discourse and actions when they used a wiki with discussion (i.e., an enhanced wiki) vs. a forum with attached MS Word documents for asynchronous collaboration on...
Educational Media International Vol. 52, No. 4 (2015) pp. 296–307
With the increasing availability of interactive tabletops, researchers and practitioners have the opportunity to expand the learning environment and provide further support for collaboration and reflective conversations around design problems. In...
Computers in the Schools Vol. 26, No. 1 (2009) pp. 63–81
This study investigated whether using multimedia-based instructional material in a problem-based social studies simulation enhances student learning about world issues, increases interest in social studies, and generates positive attitudes toward...
Creative Multimodal Learning Environments and Blended Interaction for Problem-Based Activity in HCI Education
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 59, No. 2 (March 2015) pp. 47–56
This exploratory case study aims to examine how students benefit from a multimodal learning environment while they engage in collaborative problem-based activity in a Human Computer Interaction (HCI) university course. For 12 weeks, 30 students, in...
Increasing Interest in Social Studies: Social Perspective Taking and Self-Efficacy in Stimulating Simulations
Hunter Gehlbach; Scott W. Brown; Andri Ioannou; Mark A. Boyer; Natalie Hudson; Anat Niv-Solomon; Donalyn Maneggia; Laura Janik
Contemporary Educational Psychology Vol. 33, No. 4 (October 2008) pp. 894–914
This study examined the potential of simulations to bolster interest in middle school social studies classrooms. Using a pre-post-design, we examined 305 middle school students (49% female) who participated in the web-based "GlobalEd" simulation. In ...
Incorporating Multimedia in Social Studies Instruction: Does it Improve Students’ Performance, Interest, and Instructional Effectiveness Attitude?
Andri Ioannou; Scott W. Brown; Hunter Gehlbach; Mark A. Boyer; Anat Niv-Solomon; Laura Janik; Donalyn Maneggia
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 3930–3935
Abstract This study investigates whether using multimedia-based instructional material in social studies class may enhance students' learning about world issues, elicit their interest in social studies, and generate positive attitudes toward...