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Computers & Education

October 2013 Volume 68, Number 1

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Number of articles: 52

  1. Student teachers' conceptions of technology: A metaphor analysis

    Mustafa Koc

    This research applied metaphor analysis to investigate student teachers' conceptions of technology. The sample included 237 students enrolled in technical pre-service teacher education in Turkey.... More

    pp. 1-8

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  2. Consuming and creating: Early-adopting science teachers' perceptions and use of a wiki to support professional development

    Dermot Francis Donnelly, Department of Education and Professional Studies, Ireland; Suzanne Boniface, School of Chemical and Physical Science, New Zealand

    Many teachers have little opportunity to share and discuss their practice in the course of a normal school day beyond chance meetings in the staff room. Such a lack of opportunity can leave many... More

    pp. 9-20

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  3. Children's Internet information seeking, life satisfaction, and loneliness: The mediating and moderating role of self-esteem

    Ru-De Liu, Cai-Xia Shen, Le Xu & Qin Gao

    This study investigated the longitudinal associations between children's Internet information seeking, life satisfaction, and feelings of loneliness as well as the mediating and moderating role of ... More

    pp. 21-28

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  4. Ownership versus on-campus use of mobile IT devices by university students

    Martijn B.W. Kobus, Piet Rietveld & Jos N. van Ommeren, VU University

    This study investigated ownership and on-campus use of laptops, tablets, and smartphones, using survey information on Dutch university students. We show that 96% of students own at least one of... More

    pp. 29-41

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  5. Educational technology research trends in Turkey from 1990 to 2011

    Sevda Kucuk, Melike Aydemir, Gurkan Yildirim, Omer Arpacik & Yuksel Goktas, Department of Computer Education & Instructional Technology, Turkey

    The purpose of this study is to examine the characteristics, methodologies, and general trends in Educational Technology articles, written by authors from Turkey, published in journals listed in... More

    pp. 42-50

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  6. Reconsidering assessment in online/hybrid courses: Knowing versus learning

    An-Chih Cheng, DePaul University, United States; Michelle E. Jordan, Arizona State University, United States; Diane L. Schallert, University of Texas, United States

    This study explores the influence of assessment on students' online written discussions. A two-by-two design was used to understand students' expression of knowledge and of learning in the contexts... More

    pp. 51-59

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  7. Annotations in captioned animation: Effects on vocabulary learning and listening skills

    Abdullah S. Aldera & Mohammed Ali Mohsen

    This study investigates whether the availability of annotations for captioned animation in multimedia listening activities aids L2 vocabulary acquisition and facilitates listening skills. Fifty... More

    pp. 60-75

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  8. Here and now mobile learning: An experimental study on the use of mobile technology

    Florence Martin & Jeffrey Ertzberger

    Mobile technology opens the door for a new kind of learning called here and now learning that occurs when learners have access to information anytime and anywhere to perform authentic activities in... More

    pp. 76-85

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  9. Making students' work visible on the social web: A blessing or a curse?

    Jenny Waycott, Department of Computing and Information Systems, Australia; Judithe Sheard, Faculty of Information Technology, Australia; Celia Thompson, School of Languages and Linguistics, Australia; Rosemary Clerehan, Faculty of Medicine, Australia

    In this paper, we identify the implications for learning and teaching that emerge when students' assessable work is made visible to others through social media. We conducted a thematic analysis of ... More

    pp. 86-95

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  10. The use of computers in preschools in Chile: Lessons for practitioners and policy designers

    J. Enrique Hinostroza, Christian Labbé & Carolina Matamala

    This paper presents the results of survey of the availability and use of computers in a preschool sample in Chile, and compares them with similar results of primary and secondary schools. Results... More

    pp. 96-104

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  11. Using a concept map knowledge management system to enhance the learning of biology

    Shih-Hwa Liu & Gwo-Guang Lee

    This study was undertaken with the goal of developing a Concept Map Knowledge Management System (CMKMS) for use as a tool in observing change in a student's understanding of biology concepts over... More

    pp. 105-116

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  12. Investigating attributes affecting the performance of WBI users

    Rana A. Alhajri, Steve Counsell & XiaoHui Liu

    Numerous research studies have explored the effect of hypermedia on learners' performance using Web Based Instruction (WBI). A learner's performance is determined by their varying skills and... More

    pp. 117-128

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  13. Blending traditional teaching methods with learning environments: Experience, cyclical evaluation process and impact with MAgAdI

    Ainhoa Álvarez, Maite Martín, Isabel Fernández-Castro & Maite Urretavizcaya

    This paper reports the experiment carried out at the University of the Basque Country concerning the integration of the MAgAdI on-line system within traditional teaching/learning methods. MAgAdI is... More

    pp. 129-140

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  14. High school computing teachers' beliefs and practices: A case study

    Maria Kordaki

    The aim of this work is threefold. Firstly, an empirical study was designed with the aim of investigating the beliefs that High School Computing (HSC) teachers hold about: (a) their motivational... More

    pp. 141-152

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  15. Effects of Collaborative Web Based Vocational Education and Training (VET) on Learning Outcomes

    Irum Inayat, Department of Software Engineering, Malaysia; Rooh ul Amin, Control and Signal Processing Research Group (Caspr), Pakistan; Zubaria Inayat, Department of Computer Science, Pakistan; Siti Salwah Salim, Department of Software Engineering, Malaysia

    Considering the increase in need of skilled human capital, the vocational training and education through e-learning has widely been adopted all over the world. It serves as a major alternative for ... More

    pp. 153-166

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  16. From Moodle to Facebook: Exploring students' motivation and experiences in online communities

    Liping Deng, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong; Nicole Judith Tavares, Faculty of Education, Hong Kong

    The present paper documents a qualitative study that examines the motivating and inhibiting factors that influenced students' engagement in online discussions via Moodle and Facebook. The data was ... More

    pp. 167-176

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  17. The comparisons of the influences of prior knowledge on two game-based learning systems

    Sherry Y. Chen & Pei-Ren Huang

    Game-based learning provides many benefits, such as enhancing the interaction with students and stimulating their learning motivation. Thus, it is popular to learners who have diverse... More

    pp. 177-186

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  18. Influence of faculty- and web portal design-related factors on web portal usability: A hierarchical regression analysis

    Rex P. Bringula

    This study determined the influence of faculty- and web portal design-related factors on web portal usability. Descriptive statistics revealed that most of the respondents were in their early 40's,... More

    pp. 187-198

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  19. Data mining for providing a personalized learning path in creativity: An application of decision trees

    Chun Fu Lin, Department of Engineering Science and Ocean Engineering; Yu-chu Yeh, Institute of Teacher Education; Yu Hsin Hung, Information Techonology Office; Ray I Chang, Department of Engineering Science and Ocean Engineering

    Customizing a learning environment to optimize personal learning has recently become a popular trend in e-learning. Because creativity has become an essential skill in the current e-learning epoch,... More

    pp. 199-210

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  20. Enablers and barriers to the use of ICT in primary schools in Turkey: A comparative study of 2005–2011

    Yuksel Goktas, Nuray Gedik & Ozlem Baydas, Department of Computer Education & Instructional Technology, Turkey

    The purpose of this study was to reveal barriers encountered by Turkish primary school teachers in the integration of ICT, to propose potential enablers to overcome those barriers, and to compare... More

    pp. 211-222

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