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Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 37, No. 1 (2007) pp. 1–17
Having low domain knowledge is a significant constraint when using the Internet. This study examined the effectiveness of three potential supports for learners with low domain knowledge, including having plenty of time to search the Internet, using...
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 28, No. 1 (Feb 15, 2002)
Abstract Recent research in early childhood education centres suggests that the classroom environment and educators' knowledge about computers are not at a level that would support computer learning opportunities. The purpose of the present study...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 18, No. 3 (1998) pp. 237–43
This in-depth survey of 75 early-childhood-education directors examined the current status of computer use in early childhood education (ECE). Results suggest that training may be necessary to facilitate the introduction of computers in ECE...
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 1999 (April 1999)
Recent research in early childhood education (ECE) centers suggests that some teacher characteristics are not at a level that would support computer learning opportunities for children. This study identified areas of support required by teachers to...
Integrating Computer Technology in Early Childhood Education Environments: Issues Raised by Early Childhood Educators
Alberta Journal of Educational Research Vol. 54, No. 2 (2008) pp. 210–226
The purpose of this study was to assess the educators' perspectives on the introduction of computer technology in the early childhood education environment. Fifty early childhood educators completed a survey and participated in focus groups....
An examination of how a cross-section of academics use computer technology when writing academic papers
Computers & Education Vol. 38, No. 1 (2002) pp. 287–301
A cross-section of 361 faculty, graduate and undergraduate students completed a survey that assessed computer availability, experience, attitudes toward computers, and use of computers while engaged in academic writing. Overall, computers served as...
Identifying discriminating variables between teachers who fully integrate computers and teachers with limited integration
Computers & Education Vol. 51, No. 4 (December 2008) pp. 1523–1537
Given the prevalence of computers in education today, it is critical to understand teachers’ perspectives regarding computer integration in their classrooms. The current study surveyed a random sample of a heterogeneous group of 185 elementary and...
Fast searching for information on the Internet to use in a learning context: The impact of domain knowledge
Computers & Education Vol. 52, No. 3 (April 2009) pp. 640–648
The purpose of the study was to examine the role of domain knowledge when retrieving and using information from the Internet as a resource for essay tasks, as well as to investigate the quality of Internet searches and its relation to essay...
Developing a Computer Workshop To Facilitate Computer Skills and Minimize Anxiety for Early Childhood Educators
Journal of Educational Psychology Vol. 94, No. 1 (2002) pp. 164–70
Early childhood educators were assigned to one of three instructional conditions to assess the impact of computer workshops on their level of computer anxiety, knowledge, and comfort with technology. Overall, workshops provided gains that could...
Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual Vol. 2004, No. 1 (2004) pp. 261–280
The impact of four computer input devices (mouse, EZ ball, touch pad, touch screen) for 81 preschoolers (ranging from 34 to 78 months of age) and 43 early childhood educators (mean age was 29 years and 9 months) was examined. Participants played two ...