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Computers & Education

November 2012 Volume 59, Number 3

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Number of articles: 21

  1. A video recording and viewing protocol for student group presentations: Assisting self-assessment through a Wiki environment

    Shane Barry

    The purpose of this research was to firstly develop a protocol for video recording student group oral presentations, for later viewing and self-assessment by student group members. Secondly,... More

    pp. 855-860

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  2. Using Wiki in teacher education: Impact on knowledge management processes and student satisfaction

    Michele Biasutti & Heba EL-Deghaidy

    The current study reports on the use of Wiki as an online didactic tool to develop knowledge management (KM) processes in higher education. This study integrates social constructivist principles to... More

    pp. 861-872

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  3. Learning in a u-Museum: Developing a context-aware ubiquitous learning environment

    Chia-Chen Chen & Tien-Chi Huang

    Context-awareness techniques can support learners in learning without time or location constraints by using mobile devices and associated learning activities in a real learning environment.... More

    pp. 873-883

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  4. Is a schools’ performance related to technical change? – A study on the relationship between innovations and secondary school productivity

    Carla Haelermans & Jos L. T. Blank

    This paper examines the relation between innovations and productivity in Dutch secondary schools. Innovation clusters are directly included in the production model. In order to correct for... More

    pp. 884-892

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  5. The role of scaffolding and motivation in CSCL

    Bart Rienties, Bas Giesbers, Dirk Tempelaar, Simon Lygo-Baker, Mien Segers & Wim Gijselaers

    Recent findings from research into Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) have indicated that not all learners are able to successfully learn in online collaborative settings. Given that ... More

    pp. 893-906

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  6. Using ICT for school purposes: Is there a student-school disconnect?

    Yifat Ben-David Kolikant

    Today's students are often portrayed in the literature as enthusiastic and wholehearted users of the Internet for school purposes, in contrast with today's schools, in which the situation is of... More

    pp. 907-914

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  7. Internet in teachers' professional practice outside the classroom: Examining supportive and management uses in primary and secondary schools

    Julio Meneses, Sergi Fàbregues, David Rodríguez-Gómez & Georgeta Ion

    In recent years there has been widespread interest in the implementation of information and communication technologies (ICT) in schools. While most studies primarily focus on the use of ICT in... More

    pp. 915-924

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  8. The implementation of e-tutoring in secondary schools: A diffusion study

    Julie A. Corrigan

    While technology use is becoming ever more ubiquitous in society, there are times when even the most useful of technologies faces non-adoption for a variety of contextual reasons. Educational... More

    pp. 925-936

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  9. Exploring pre-service teachers' beliefs about using Web 2.0 technologies in K-12 classroom

    Ayesha Sadaf, Timothy J. Newby & Peggy A. Ertmer

    This qualitative study explored pre-service teachers' behavioral, normative, and control beliefs regarding their intentions to use Web 2.0 technologies in their future classrooms. The Theory of... More

    pp. 937-945

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  10. Effect of answer format and review method on college students' learning

    Marcie N. Desrochers & Jane M. Shelnutt

    Interactive instructional methods are characterized by engaging students with the course material and involve delivering feedback for their efforts. Using a mixed 2 × 2 factorial experiment, we... More

    pp. 946-951

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  11. A Linked Data approach for the discovery of educational ICT tools in the Web of Data

    Adolfo Ruiz-Calleja, Guillermo Vega-Gorgojo, Juan I. Asensio-Pérez, Miguel L. Bote-Lorenzo, Eduardo Gómez-Sánchez & Carlos Alario-Hoyos

    The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) tools to support learning activities is nowadays generalized. Several educational registries provide information about ICT tools in order... More

    pp. 952-962

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  12. Exploring quadrilaterals in a small group computing environment

    Kevin Lai & Tobin White

    Though cooperative learning has been a topic of considerable interest in educational research, there has been little study specific to learning in the mathematics content area of geometry. This... More

    pp. 963-973

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  13. A LEGO Mindstorms NXT approach for teaching at Data Acquisition, Control Systems Engineering and Real-Time Systems undergraduate courses

    A. Cruz-Martín, J.A. Fernández-Madrigal, C. Galindo, J. González-Jiménez, C. Stockmans-Daou & J.L. Blanco-Claraco

    LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots are being increasingly used in undergraduate courses, mostly in robotics-related subjects. But other engineering topics, like the ones found in data acquisition, control ... More

    pp. 974-988

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  14. Laptop usage affects abstract reasoning of children in the developing world

    Nina Hansen, Namkje Koudenburg, Rena Hiersemann, Peter J. Tellegen, Márton Kocsev & Tom Postmes

    There is a rising trend to provide low-cost laptops to children in developing countries. Notwithstanding strong claims about the educational effectiveness of these programs, there is very little... More

    pp. 989-1000

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  15. Efficacy of virtual patients in medical education: A meta-analysis of randomized studies

    Fabrizio Consorti, Rosaria Mancuso, Martina Nocioni & Annalisa Piccolo

    A meta-analysis was performed to assess the Effect Size (ES) from randomized studies comparing the effect of educational interventions in which Virtual patients (VPs) were used either as an... More

    pp. 1001-1008

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  16. Unpacking self and socio dialectics within learners' interactive play

    Azilawati Jamaludin, Mi Song Kim & Wei Loong David Hung

    Research on learning within interactive play spaces have shown how learning for players is far from merely a matter of acquiring information, but rather their participation and interactions bear... More

    pp. 1009-1020

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  17. The roles of embedded monitoring requests and questions in improving mental models of computer-based scientific text

    Lesley G. Hathorn & Katherine A. Rawson

    Prior research has shown that people are likely to skim information presented digitally with the resultant deleterious effect on accurate mental models of the text. Teaching monitoring strategies... More

    pp. 1021-1031

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  18. Prompting authentic blogging practice in an online graduate course

    Wendy Freeman & Clare Brett

    Blogging is characterized by an individual exploration of ideas of personal interest through frequent online posts, documenting ideas as they emerge over time. Community emerges as bloggers read... More

    pp. 1032-1041

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  19. Assessment of 21st century ICT skills in Chile: Test design and results from high school level students

    Magdalena Claro, David D. Preiss, Ernesto San Martín, Ignacio Jara, J. Enrique Hinostroza, Susana Valenzuela, Flavio Cortes & Miguel Nussbaum

    This paper describes a study that evaluates fifteen-year-old Chilean students Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills. The paper presents an operational definition of ICT skills, an... More

    pp. 1042-1053

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  20. An investigation of mobile learning readiness in higher education based on the theory of planned behavior

    Jongpil Cheon, Sangno Lee, Steven M. Crooks & Jaeki Song

    This study investigated the current state of college students' perceptions toward mobile learning in higher education. Mobile learning is a new form of learning utilizing the unique capabilities of... More

    pp. 1054-1064

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