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Computers & Education

November 2009 Volume 53, Number 3

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Number of articles: 41

  1. ‘Evaluating a music e-learning resource: The participants’ perspective’

    Frederick Seddon & Michele Biasutti

    This pilot investigative study tested the efficacy of a music e-learning resource specifically constructed to enable individual learners to play a 12-bar improvised blues by ear, on a musical... More

    pp. 541-549

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  2. An investigation of coopetitive pedagogic design for knowledge creation in Web-based learning

    Fong-Ling Fu, Ya-Ling Wu & Hsi-Chuan Ho

    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have created a supportive environment for collaborative learning at the expense of student motivation and engagement. This study attempts to... More

    pp. 550-562

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  3. Factors influencing university drop out rates

    Francisco Araque, Concepción Roldán & Alberto Salguero

    This paper develops personalized models for different university degrees to obtain the risk of each student abandoning his degree and analyzes the profile for undergraduates that abandon the degree... More

    pp. 563-574

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  4. Barriers to adopting technology for teaching and learning in Oman

    Said Al-Senaidi, Lin Lin & Jim Poirot

    This study investigates the perceived barriers to adopting information and communication technologies (ICT) in Omani higher education. One hundred faculty members from four different departments at... More

    pp. 575-590

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  5. Controlled experiment replication in evaluation of e-learning system’s educational influence

    Ani Grubisic, Slavomir Stankov, Marko Rosic & Branko Zitko

    We believe that every effectiveness evaluation should be replicated at least in order to verify the original results and to indicate evaluated e-learning system’s advantages or disadvantages. This ... More

    pp. 591-602

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  6. Exploring the potential of computer and video games for health and physical education: A literature review

    Marina Papastergiou

    This study aims at critically reviewing recently published scientific literature on the use of computer and video games in Health Education (HE) and Physical Education (PE) with a view: (a) to... More

    pp. 603-622

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  7. Patterns of email use by teachers and implications: A Singapore experience

    Chun Hu, Angela F.L. Wong, Horn Mun Cheah & Philip Wong

    This paper attempts to identify the patterns of email use by schoolteachers. The findings are based on a survey of 2998 Singapore teachers whose teaching experiences ranged from 24 to 48 months.... More

    pp. 623-631

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  8. Learning with web-based interactive objects: An investigation into student perceptions of effectiveness

    Florin D. Salajan, Susanne Perschbacher, Mindy Cash, Reena Talwar, Wafa El-Badrawy & Greg J. Mount

    In its efforts to continue the modernization of its curriculum, the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto has developed a series of web-based interactive learning applications. This... More

    pp. 632-643

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  9. Prediction of student’s mood during an online test using formula-based and neural network-based method

    Christos N. Moridis & Anastasios A. Economides

    Building computerized mechanisms that will accurately, immediately and continually recognize a learner’s affective state and activate an appropriate response based on integrated pedagogical models ... More

    pp. 644-652

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  10. Distance learning in advanced military education: Analysis of joint operations course in the Taiwan military

    Ming-Chih Tung, Jiung-yao Huang, Huan-Chao Keh & Shu-shen Wai

    High-ranking officers require advanced military education in war tactics for future combat. However, line officers rarely have time to take such courses on campus. The conventional solution to this... More

    pp. 653-666

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  11. Haptic feedback and students’ learning about levers: Unraveling the effect of simulated touch

    Eric N. Wiebe, James Minogue, M Gail Jones, Jennifer Cowley & Denise Krebs

    While there has been extensive experimental research on haptics, less has been conducted on cross-modal interactions between visual and haptic perception and even less still on cross-modal... More

    pp. 667-676

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  12. The use of computers in Brazilian primary and secondary schools

    A.A. Fidalgo-Neto, A.J.C. Tornaghi, R.M.S. Meirelles, F.F. Berçot, L.L. Xavier, M.F.A. Castro & L.A. Alves

    Brazil is a developing country that has undergone important changes at the social, economic, scientific and educational levels. A main policy challenge at present is related to the unequal... More

    pp. 677-685

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  13. Saving time or innovating practice: Investigating perceptions and uses of Learning Management Systems

    Steven Lonn & Stephanie D. Teasley

    Learning Management Systems (LMS) are web-based systems that allow instructors and/or students to share materials, submit and return assignments, and communicate online. In this study, we explored ... More

    pp. 686-694

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  14. Evaluating background and prior knowledge: A case study on engineering graphics learning

    Alfonso Cobos-Moyano, Teresa Martín-Blas & Carmen Oñate-Gómez

    In this work, we analyze the results obtained by a group of freshmen students in a test of prior knowledge on technical drawing carried out before and after attending an introductory course on this... More

    pp. 695-700

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  15. Designing a semantic bliki system to support different types of knowledge and adaptive learning

    Shiu-Li Huang & Chia-Wei Yang

    Though blogs and wikis have been used to support knowledge management and e-learning, existing blogs and wikis cannot support different types of knowledge and adaptive learning. A case in point,... More

    pp. 701-712

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  16. Being polite while fulfilling different discourse functions in online classroom discussions

    Diane L. Schallert, Yueh-hui Vanessa Chiang, Yangjoo Park, Michelle E. Jordan, Haekyung Lee, An-Chih Janne Cheng, Hsiang-Ning Rebecca Chu, SoonAh Lee, Taehee Kim & Kwangok Song

    Using a discourse analytic qualitative approach, we investigated the naturally-occurring discourse that arose as part of two kinds of regular course activities, synchronous and asynchronous... More

    pp. 713-725

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  17. Computer-supported negotiation of course content

    Roland Hübscher

    Students learn more effectively with personally meaningful tasks. Thus, students learn more if they have a say in deciding what specific topics and examples are being discussed in class. Naturally,... More

    pp. 726-732

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  18. School leaders, ICT competence and championing innovations

    Lindsay H. Stuart, Annette M. Mills & Ulrich Remus

    The implementation of new technology is becoming more important to schools and the success of such implementations is often due to the presence of ICT champions. This article examines ICT champions... More

    pp. 733-741

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  19. Finnish high school students’ readiness to adopt online learning: Questioning the assumptions

    Teemu Valtonen, Jari Kukkonen, Patrick Dillon & Pertti Vaisanen

    The Finnish high school system in rural areas is facing challenges because of a decreasing number of the students. This situation places new emphasis on online learning. Online learning offers new ... More

    pp. 742-748

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  20. The effects of different instructor facilitation approaches on students’ interactions during asynchronous online discussions

    Heejung An, Sunghee Shin & Keol Lim

    This study compared the impact of three different facilitation approaches on elementary teacher candidates’ interactions in an asynchronous discussion board as well as their satisfaction with an... More

    pp. 749-760

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