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Computers & Education

August 2014 Volume 77, Number 1

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Number of articles: 14

  1. Measuring Information and Communication Technology Literacy using a performance assessment: Validation of the Student Tool for Technology Literacy (ST2L)

    Anne Corinne Huggins, Albert D. Ritzhaupt & Kara Dawson

    This paper reports the validation scores of the Student Tool for Technology Literacy (ST More

    pp. 1-12

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  2. Exploring young students' talk in iPad-supported collaborative learning environments

    Garry Falloon, The Faculty of Education, New Zealand; Elaine Khoo, The Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research, New Zealand

    In the few years since its release, Apple's iPad has generated much discussion about its potential to support student learning at all levels of the education system. Much of this has focused on its... More

    pp. 13-28

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  3. An analysis of variables affecting the ICT literacy level of Korean elementary school students

    Hye-Sook Kim, Daegu University; Hye-Ji Kil, Seoul National University; Anna Shin, Korean Educational Development Institute

    With the study aim of examining individual- and school-level variables affecting the ICT literacy level of Korean elementary school students, a stratified sample of 11,767 students in 173 schools... More

    pp. 29-38

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  4. Case-based teaching using the Laboratory Animal System for learning C/C++ programming

    Jun Tan & Xianping Guo, School of Mathematics & Computational Science; Weishi Zheng, School of Information Science & Technology; Ming zhong, Vins Information System Technology Company Ltd.

    Teachers and students often consider learning programming a difficult pursuit. Face-to-face learning alone cannot provide effective teaching or efficient solutions for learning. A case teaching... More

    pp. 39-49

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  5. Developing a problem-solving learning system to assess the effects of different materials on learning performance and attitudes

    Chun Fu Lin, Yu Hsin Hung & Ray I. Chang, Department of Engineering Science and Ocean Engineering; Shih Hao Hung, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering

    Cultivating problem-solving abilities has recently become a popular trend in learning systems. It is important to consider that instructional materials can be designed with various types of... More

    pp. 50-66

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  6. Enhancing digital reading performance with a collaborative reading annotation system

    Chih-Ming Chen, Graduate Institute of Library, Information and Archival Studies, Taiwan; Fang-Ya Chen, E-learning Master Program of Library and Information Studies, Taiwan

    As children now spend considerable time reading electronic media, digital reading skills and good reading comprehension are essential. However, many studies agree that screen-based reading leads to... More

    pp. 67-81

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  7. Factors influencing digital technology use in early childhood education

    Courtney K. Blackwell, Alexis R. Lauricella & Ellen Wartella

    The current study uses path modeling to investigate the relationship between extrinsic and intrinsic factors that influence early childhood educators' digital technology use. Survey data from 1234 ... More

    pp. 82-90

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  8. Digital learners and the overlapping of their personal and educational digital engagement

    Binod Gurung & David Rutledge, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, United States

    Current K-12 students are considered digital learners because technology is as pervasive in their academic world as in their personal lives. Technology enthusiasts argue that these learners are the... More

    pp. 91-100

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  9. Implementing mobile learning curricula in a grade level: Empirical study of learning effectiveness at scale

    Chee-Kit Looi, Daner Sun, Longkai Wu, Peter Seow, Gean Chia & Lung-Hsiang Wong, National Institute of Education, Singapore; Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan, United States; Cathy Norris, University of North Texas, United States

    Developing and then scaling up an educational innovation so that it achieves on the dimensions of depth, sustainability, spread and change of ownership is a complex endeavor. In this paper, we... More

    pp. 101-115

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  10. An online collaborative document creation exercise in an ODL research project module

    Colin Pilkington & Ian Sanders

    Online technologies to support collaborative learning provide lecturers in distance higher education with ever more opportunities to extend their teaching in beneficial ways. Students are also... More

    pp. 116-124

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  11. The role of academic emotions in the relationship between perceived academic control and self-regulated learning in online learning

    Ji Won You, Department of Early Childhood Education; Myunghee Kang, Educational Technology Department

    Self-regulated learning is recognized as a critical factor for successful online learning, and students' perceived academic control and academic emotions are important antecedents of self-regulated... More

    pp. 125-133

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  12. Effects of student characteristics and question design on Internet search results usage in a Taiwanese classroom

    Chuen-Tsai Sun, Shu-Hao Ye & Hsi-Chien Hsieh

    A large percentage of students who use Internet search engines accept the results they are given without challenge, which conflicts with many learning theories that emphasize exploration. Longer... More

    pp. 134-144

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  13. An investigation of course-level factors as predictors of online STEM course outcomes

    Claire Wladis, Alyse C. Hachey & Katherine Conway, Borough of Manhattan Community College at the City University of New York, United States

    This study analyzed students who took STEM courses online or face-to-face at a large urban community college in the Northeastern U.S. to determine which course-level characteristics most strongly... More

    pp. 145-150

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  14. The effects of a wiki-based collaborative process writing pedagogy on writing ability and attitudes among upper primary school students in Mainland China

    Xuanxi Li, Hong Kong; Samuel K.W. Chu & Wing Wah Ki, Faculty of Education, Hong Kong

    This study mainly explored the effects of a More

    pp. 151-169

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