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Computers & Education

April 2012 Volume 58, Number 3

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Effects of multidimensional concept maps on fourth graders’ learning in web-based computer course

    Hwa-Shan Huang, Chei-Chang Chiou, Heien-Kun Chiang, Sung-Hsi Lai, Chiun-Yen Huang & Yin-Yu Chou

    This study explores the effect of multidimensional concept mapping instruction on students’ learning performance in a web-based computer course. The subjects consisted of 103 fourth graders from an... More

    pp. 863-873

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  2. Influence of participation, facilitator styles, and metacognitive reflection on knowledge building in online university courses

    Stefano Cacciamani, Donatella Cesareni, Francesca Martini, Tiziana Ferrini & Nobuko Fujita

    Understanding how to foster knowledge building in online and blended learning environments is a key for computer-supported collaborative learning research. Knowledge building is a deeply... More

    pp. 874-884

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  3. The effects of organizational learning environment factors on e-learning acceptance

    Bo Cheng, Minhong Wang, Jürgen Moormann, Bolanle A. Olaniran & Nian-Shing Chen

    Workplace learning is an important means of employees’ continuous learning and professional development. E-learning is being recognized as an important supportive practice for learning at work.... More

    pp. 885-899

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  4. An attitude scale for smart board use in education: Validity and reliability studies

    Süleyman Nihat Şad

    The main purpose of this study was to develop an instrument to measure the attitudes of elementary students towards smart board (SB) use in education. A sequential exploratory mixed method was used... More

    pp. 900-907

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  5. Blog-enhanced ICT courses: Examining their effects on prospective teachers’ ICT competencies and perceptions

    Yuksel Goktas & Turgay Demirel

    Blogs are used as a technology support tool in teaching–learning processes in contemporary schools, especially in higher education. This paper examines the effects of using blogs on prospective... More

    pp. 908-917

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  6. Exploring students’ learning experience in an international online research seminar in the Synchronous Cyber Classroom

    Daniel Chia-En Teng, Nian-Shing Chen, Kinshuk & Tommaso Leo

    The development of computer-mediated communication enables teaching and learning to take place across geographical boundaries. An online synchronous learning environment with cyber face-to-face... More

    pp. 918-930

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  7. The effect of computer-assisted teaching on remedying misconceptions: The case of the subject “probability”

    Ramazan Gurbuz & Osman Birgin

    The aim of this study is to determine the effects of computer-assisted teaching (CAT) on remedying misconceptions students often have regarding some probability concepts in mathematics. Toward this... More

    pp. 931-941

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  8. The influence of student characteristics on the use of adaptive e-learning material

    J.R. van Seters, M.A. Ossevoort, J. Tramper & M.J. Goedhart

    Adaptive e-learning materials can help teachers to educate heterogeneous student groups. This study provides empirical data about the way academic students differ in their learning when using... More

    pp. 942-952

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  9. Web conferencing for synchronous online tutorials: Perspectives of tutors using a new medium

    Karen Kear, Frances Chetwynd, Judith Williams & Helen Donelan

    This paper reports on a pilot investigation into web conferencing in a distance learning module. It focuses on the perceptions and experiences of the tutors, all of whom were new to the web... More

    pp. 953-963

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  10. The development, validity and reliability of TPACK-deep: A technological pedagogical content knowledge scale

    Isil Kabakci Yurdakul, Hatice Ferhan Odabasi, Kerem Kilicer, Ahmet Naci Coklar, Gurkay Birinci & Adile Askim Kurt

    The purpose of this study is to develop a TPACK (technological pedagogical content knowledge) scale based on the centered component of TPACK framework in order to measure preservice teachers’ TPACK... More

    pp. 964-977

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  11. Exploring the educational potential of robotics in schools: A systematic review

    Fabiane Barreto Vavassori Benitti

    This study reviews recently published scientific literature on the use of robotics in schools, in order to: (a) identify the potential contribution of the incorporation of robotics as educational... More

    pp. 978-988

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  12. Using blogs to support learning during internship

    Samuel K.W. Chu, Carol K.K. Chan & Agnes F.Y. Tiwari

    Blogging has been recommended as a suitable tool for learning during internship due to its associated usefulness in collaborative learning, reflection, communication, and social support. In this... More

    pp. 989-1000

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