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British Journal of Educational Technology

Jul 01, 2015 Volume 46, Number 4


Carina Girvan; Sara Hennessy; Manolis Mavrikis; Sara Price; Niall Winters

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 14

  1. Value creation in online communities for educators

    Sharon E. Booth & Shaun B. Kellogg

    The popularity and pervasiveness of online communities have led researchers and practitioners alike to closely examine the utility of online communities for supporting and facilitating professional... More

    pp. 684-698

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  2. You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him learn: Smartphone use in higher education

    Chad C. Tossell, Philip Kortum, Clayton Shepard, Ahmad Rahmati & Lin Zhong

    Smartphone technology is penetrating world markets and becoming ubiquitous in most college settings. This study takes a naturalistic approach to explore the use of these devices to support student ... More

    pp. 713-724

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  3. Technology use and learning characteristics of students in higher education: Do generational differences exist?

    Kwok‐Wing Lai & Kian‐Sam Hong

    As digital technologies form an inextricable part of young people's everyday lives, some commentators claim that the current generation of learners think and learn differently from their... More

    pp. 725-738

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  4. A cross-cultural examination of the impact of social, organisational and individual factors on educational technology acceptance between British and Lebanese university students

    Ali Tarhini, Kate Hone & Xiaohui Liu

    This paper examines the social, organisational and individual factors that may affect students' acceptance of e-learning systems in higher education in a cross-cultural context. A questionnaire was... More

    pp. 739-755

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  5. The effectiveness of online instructional videos in the acquisition and demonstration of cognitive, affective and psychomotor rehabilitation skills

    Darren Cooper & Steve Higgins

    The use of instructional videos to teach clinical skills is an ever growing area of e-learning based upon observational learning that is cited as one of the most basic yet powerful learning... More

    pp. 768-779

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  6. A learning model for enhancing the student's control in educational process using Web 2.0 personal learning environments

    Ebrahim Rahimi, Jan Berg van den & Wim Veen

    In recent educational literature, it has been observed that improving student's control has the potential of increasing his or her feeling of ownership, personal agency and activeness as means to... More

    pp. 780-792

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  7. Factors influencing student preference when comparing handwriting and typing for essay style examinations

    Nora Mogey & Andrew Fluck

    It seems anachronistic that we expect students to handwrite essay examinations when almost all their other work is mediated by computer. Two universities, one in the UK and one in Australia, are... More

    pp. 793-802

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  8. Avoiding split attention in computer-based testing: Is neglecting additional information facilitative?

    Halszka Jarodzka, Noortje Janssen, Paul A. Kirschner & Gijsbert Erkens

    This study investigated whether design guidelines for computer-based learning can be applied to computer-based testing (CBT). Twenty-two students completed a CBT exam with half of the questions... More

    pp. 803-817

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  9. The use of ubiquitous sensor technology in evaluating student thought process during practical operations for improving student technical and creative skills

    Min Jou & Jingying Wang

    This study investigated a Ubiquitous Sensor System (USS) that we developed to assess student thought process during practical lessons on a real-time basis and to provide students with a reflective ... More

    pp. 818-828

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  10. Scaffolding strategies for wiki-based collaboration: Action research in a multicultural Japanese language program

    Insung Jung & Yoko Suzuki

    Wikis can be used to encourage and support collaborative constructivist learning. However, their effectiveness depends upon the use of scaffolding strategies to guide the students in their use.... More

    pp. 829-838

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  11. Promoting discussion in peer instruction: Discussion partner assignment and accountability scoring mechanisms

    Chih‐Yueh Chou & Pin‐Hsun Lin

    Peer instruction (PI) involves students answering questions and peer discussion learning activities. PI can enhance student performance and engagement in classroom instruction. However, some... More

    pp. 839-847

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  12. Assessing reflective thinking in solving design problems: The development of a questionnaire

    Yi‐Chun Hong & Ikseon Choi

    Reflection is a critical factor in solving design problems. Using good methods to observe designers' reflection is essential to inform the design of the learning environments that support the... More

    pp. 848-863

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  13. A technique for tracking the reading rate to identify the e-book reading behaviors and comprehension outcomes of elementary school students

    Yueh‐Min Huang & Tsung‐Ho Liang

    Tracking individual reading behaviors is a difficult task, as is carrying out real-time recording and analysis throughout the reading process, but these aims are worth pursuing. In this study, the ... More

    pp. 864-876

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  14. The implications of a connectivist learning blog model and the changing role of teaching and learning

    Elaine Garcia, Ibrahim Elbeltagi, Mel Brown & Kerry Dungay

    While the use of Web 2.0 tools and specifically blogs is becoming increasingly popular within higher education (HE) and has been shown to promote learning, relatively little is known about the... More

    pp. 877-894

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