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  1. Motivating Prospective Teachers’ for Integrating Technology in their Future Classrooms

    Pawan Jain, John Cochenour, Smita Jain & Steven Aagard, University of Wyoming, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3164–3174

    This paper reports the findings of a study conducted on pre-service teachers enrolled in a teacher preparation course: “Teaching with Micro-computers”, at a major rocky mountain university. This... More

    pp. 3164-3174

  2. Teachers’ Adoption of Laptops in the Stages of Innovation Decision Process

    Emel Dikbas Torun, Yasemin Kocak Usluel & Hale Ilgaz, Hacettepe University, Turkey

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3147–3152

    In this study, teachers’ adoption of laptops is investigated in the frame of innovation decision process which is based on Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovation theory. Research group of the study is 23 ... More

    pp. 3147-3152

  3. The affordances and limitations of computers for play in early childhood

    Irina Verenikina, Jan Herrington, Rob Peterson & Jessica Mantei, University of Wollongong, Australia

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3091–3100

    The widespread proliferation of computer games for children as young as 6 months of age, merits a re-examination of their manner of use and their facility to provide opportunities for developmental... More

    pp. 3091-3100

  4. A technology-enhanced learning environment to support learning by sharing professional experience in writing

    Monica Gavota, Daniel Schneider, Mireille Betrancourt & Urs Richle, University of Geneva, TECFA, Switzerland

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2883–2892

    In Switzerland, over 75% of higher secondary education is vocational. Apprentices spend 70% of their time as an employee in a company and the remaining time at school. Learning in school and... More

    pp. 2883-2892

  5. The added pedagogical value of using laptops in computer-supported collaborative learning on a wireless campus

    Hanna Vuojärvi, Miika Lehtonen & Heli Ruokamo, University of Lapland, Finland

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2760–2768

    The article reports the results of a case study focusing on the added pedagogical value that laptop computers can afford to students in computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) on a... More

    pp. 2760-2768

  6. Facilitation of Collaborative Learning in Colleges under Universal Access Stage: Practice in Computer Literacy Courses

    Kayoko Terakawa & Hajime Kita, Kyoto University, Japan

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2735–2740

    Because of the diversity of learners in the universal access stage of higher education in Japan and the increasing demand for computer literacy education to cope with the progress of information... More

    pp. 2735-2740

  7. Model for the Evaluation of CSCL from a Teamwork Perspective

    Miren Bermejo, Jose Miguel Blanco & Ana Sanchez, Department of Computer Languajes and Systems, University of the Basque Country, Spain

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2529–2534

    In the area of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning different approaches have been proposed for analysing the communication and learning that takes place in online discussion boards. None of... More

    pp. 2529-2534

  8. An Automatic Unit Testing and Performance Measurement Environment for Computer Science Students

    Peter Paul Beran, Jürgen Mangler, Martin Polaschek, Erich Schikuta & Helmut Wanek, University of Vienna, Faculty of Computer Science, Austria

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2230–2237

    In our paper we introduce a tool to facilitate the communication and interaction between teachers and computer science students. To improve the transparency and minimize the efforts for both ... More

    pp. 2230-2237

  9. Cultural differences in ICT attitudes in secondary school students

    Martin Graff & Morena Lebens, University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1656–1667

    Concerns have been raised with respect to the possibility that the implementation of ICT within classrooms creates a digital divide between children from different ethnic backgrounds in the... More

    pp. 1656-1667

  10. Zooming and Scrolling Interface for Computer-based Reading Test

    Masahiro Yachi & Koji Nakajima, Center for Research on Educational Testing, Japan; Masayoshi Yanagisawa, Toyoeiwa University, Japan; Kanji Akahori, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1623–1633

    This research proposes a zooming and scrolling interface for computer-based reading tests, which handles vertical Japanese sentences. Although CBT (Computer-Based Testing) has been used in several ... More

    pp. 1623-1633

  11. An Exploratory Study of Affordances of CLEA Interface in Astronomy Laboratory Simulation

    Piyanan Nuankhieo, Lanika Ruzhitskaya & Angela Speck, University of Missouri - Columbia, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1560–1568

    This study investigates the interface design of an astronomy laboratory simulation The Revolution of the Moons of Jupiter, one among several modules included in Project CLEA. The study was... More

    pp. 1560-1568

  12. Why do New Interfaces Scare Me? Exploring Affective Design Principles in User Interface Design

    Gray Hodgkinson, Massey University, New Zealand

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1535–1541

    Why do some of us experience excitement when we approach new digital interfaces, whereas others experience caution or even fear? The isoBrowser project begins with an investigation into our initial... More

    pp. 1535-1541

  13. Intuitive Authoring on Web: a User-Centered Software Design Approach

    Kawa Nazemi & Christoph Hornung, Fraunhofer Institue for Computer Graphics, Germany

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1440–1448

    To motivate users to work with computer-based systems, to enhance their usage frequency, and to avoid that users get frustrated while working with computer-based systems, it is necessary to respond... More

    pp. 1440-1448

  14. Standards for Educational, Edutainment, and Developmentally Beneficial Computer Games

    Rob Peterson, Irina Verenikina & Jan Herrington, University of Wollongong, Australia

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1307–1316

    The results of a comprehensive review of the body of research concerning the developmental and educational value of computer gaming for children is reported. Based on the review, design criteria... More

    pp. 1307-1316

  15. Electronic messaging in collaborative e-learning environments. A method to assess two key factors of communication quality: HCI and language

    Michele Notari, PHBern- School of Teacher Education; University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland; Stefan Minder, Institute of Medical Education; University of Bern, Switzerland

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1098–1104

    In many publications in the field of computer-supported communication / collaboration, participants in their research are required to have a comparable capability to formulate and write down... More

    pp. 1098-1104

  16. Using the Electronic Discussion Board: Peer Support for Computer Integration During Student Teaching

    Karen Everett, West Chester University, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1015–1017

    Twenty-six Childhood Education student teachers communicated with each other for ten weeks using WebCT. Their discussions focused on providing each other ideas and support for how to include... More

    pp. 1015-1017

  17. Are Students Ready for a Virtual University?

    Paul Walcott, Jamillah M. A. Grant & Colin Depradine, The University of the West Indies, Barbados

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 946–951

    Establishing a virtual university in a small state is challenging especially when the technical infrastructure and the computer competencies of students are considered. This paper describes a study... More

    pp. 946-951

  18. A Case Study Examining the Transfer of Information Literacy Across Subjects in Hong Kong Primary Schools

    Ning Kon-ying, Ho Ming Primary School, Hong Kong; David M Kennedy, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 166–174

    In different countries, Information Literacy (IL) is taught by class teachers in different subjects and also by librarians. However, in Hong Kong primary schools, IL is only taught by teachers of... More

    pp. 166-174

  19. Opus in the Classroom: Striking CoRDS with Content-Related Digital Storytelling

    Teshia Roby, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, United States

    Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 1 (March 2010) pp. 133–144

    Writing personal narratives provides students with additional techniques for making deeper connections to subject matter. Content-related narrative development offers a departure from the... More

    pp. 133-144

  20. Self-regulated learning with hypermedia: Too much of a good thing?

    Daniel Moos, Gustavus Adolphus College, United States

    Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 19, No. 1 (2010) pp. 59–77

    Think-aloud and self-report data from 99 undergraduates were used to consider whether extensive use of self-regulated learning (SRL) with hypermedia results in diminishing benefits. Participants... More

    pp. 59-77