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  1. Youths Teaching Youths: Learning to Code as an Example of Interest-Driven Learning

    Jacqueline Vickery

    Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 57, No. 5 (February 2014) pp. 361–365

    This column examines a case study focusing on web design as an example of interest-driven learning and the acquisition of (digital media) literacies. A summer workshop was offered at a working... More

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  2. "Micro" Politics: Mapping the Origins of Schools Computing as a Field of Education Policy

    Neil Selwyn

    History of Education Vol. 42, No. 5 (2013) pp. 638–658

    This paper examines the emergence of schools "micro-computing" in the UK between 1977 and 1984--a period of significant educational, technological and political change. During this time, ... More

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  3. Adjunct Faculty Characteristics that May Predict Intention to Integrate Technology into Instruction

    Jonathan Paver, David A. Walker & Wei-Chen Hung

    Community College Journal of Research and Practice Vol. 38, No. 10 (2014) pp. 859–872

    This study examined the demographic factors that predict intention to integrate technology into instruction by community college adjunct faculty. Regression model findings indicated that the... More

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  4. Use of Screen Capture to Produce Media for Organic Chemistry

    John G. D'Angelo

    Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 91, No. 5 (May 2014) pp. 678–683

    Although many students learn best in different ways, the widest range of students can be reached when multiple modes of input are employed, especially if the student is simultaneously completing a ... More

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  5. Student Perceptions of Chemistry Experiments with Different Technological Interfaces: A Comparative Study

    Samuel J. Priest, Simon M. Pyke & Natalie M. Williamson

    Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 91, No. 11 (November 2014) pp. 1787–1795

    Microcomputer based laboratory activities have been suggested to have a number of benefits in science education. However, their implementation produces mixed results, and student perception data... More

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  6. Teaching Electronics and Laboratory Automation Using Microcontroller Boards

    Gary A. Mabbott

    Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 91, No. 9 (September 2014) pp. 1458–1463

    Modern microcontroller boards offer the analytical chemist a powerful and inexpensive means of interfacing computers and laboratory equipment. The availability of a host of educational materials,... More

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  7. uRespond: iPad as Interactive, Personal Response System

    Samuel P. Bryfczynski, Rebecca Brown, Josiah Hester, Andrew Herrmann, Danielle L. Koch, Melanie M. Cooper & Nathaniel P. Grove

    Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 91, No. 3 (March 2014) pp. 357–363

    Personal response systems are quickly becoming indispensable formative assessment tools in many college-level chemistry courses. With the use of such devices, students are provided with invaluable ... More

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  8. Diagnosis of Enzyme Inhibition Using Excel Solver: A Combined Dry and Wet Laboratory Exercise

    Albino A. Dias, Paula A. Pinto, Irene Fraga & Rui M. F. Bezerra

    Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 91, No. 7 (July 2014) pp. 1017–1021

    In enzyme kinetic studies, linear transformations of the Michaelis-Menten equation, such as the Lineweaver-Burk double-reciprocal transformation, present some constraints. The linear transformation... More

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  9. Teaching Writing to Middle School Students: A National Survey

    Steve Graham, Andrea Capizzi, Karen R. Harris, Michael Hebert & Paul Morphy

    Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal Vol. 27, No. 6 (July 2014) pp. 1015–1042

    A random sample of language arts, social studies, and science middle school teachers from the United States were surveyed about their preparation to teach writing, beliefs about responsibilities... More

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  10. Knowledge and Processes That Predict Proficiency in Digital Literacy

    Monica E. Bulger, Richard E. Mayer & Miriam J. Metzger

    Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal Vol. 27, No. 9 (October 2014) pp. 1567–1583

    Proficiency in digital literacy refers to the ability to read and write using online sources, and includes the ability to select sources relevant to the task, synthesize information into a coherent... More

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  11. Assessment of Collaborative Learning Experiences by Graphical Analysis of Wiki Contributions

    Manuel Palomo-Duarte, Juan Manuel Dodero, Inmaculada Medina-Bulo, Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada & Iván Ruiz-Rube

    Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 22, No. 4 (2014) pp. 444–466

    The widespread adoption of computers and Internet in our life has reached the classrooms, where computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) based on wikis offers new ways of collaboration and ... More

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  12. Design and Development of a Smart Storytelling Toy

    Nuri Kara, Cansu Cigdem Aydin & Kursat Cagiltay

    Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 22, No. 3 (2014) pp. 288–297

    Because computers generally make children passive listeners, new technological devices need to support children's storytelling activities. This article introduces the StoryTech, a smart toy... More

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  13. Teachers' Perceptions of the Use of Computer Assisted Language Learning to Develop Children's Reading Skills in English as a Second Language in the United Arab Emirates

    Hamed Mubarak Al-Awidi & Sadiq Abdulwahed Ismail

    Early Childhood Education Journal Vol. 42, No. 1 (January 2014) pp. 29–37

    This study investigated ESL teachers' perceptions regarding the use of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in teaching reading to children. A random sample of 145 teachers participated ... More

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  14. Gender Differences in Computer- and Instrumental-Based Musical Composition

    Kagari Shibazaki & Nigel A. Marshall

    Educational Research Vol. 55, No. 4 (2013) pp. 347–360

    Background: Previous studies have argued that technology can be a major support to the music teacher enabling, amongst other things, increased student motivation, higher levels of confidence and... More

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  15. Using Google Earth as an Educational Tool in Secondary School Geography Lessons

    Ali Demirci, Ahmet Karaburun & Hatice Kilar

    International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education Vol. 22, No. 4 (2013) pp. 277–290

    This article evaluates effectiveness of Google Earth (GE) as an educational tool in secondary school geography lessons and whether it contributes to students' achievement. A GE exercise was... More

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  16. Efficacy of Handheld Electronic Visual Supports to Enhance Vocabulary in Children with ASD

    Jennifer B. Ganz, Margot B. Boles, Fara D. Goodwyn & Margaret M. Flores

    Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Vol. 29, No. 1 (March 2014) pp. 3–12

    Although electronic tools such as handheld computers have become increasingly common throughout society, implementation of such tools to improve skills in individuals with intellectual and... More

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  17. Mobile Learning: Geocaching to Learn about Energy Systems

    Mary Annette Rose, Derek Gosman & Korbin Shoemaker

    Technology and Engineering Teacher Vol. 74, No. 1 (September 2014) pp. 17–23

    The children of "Generation Z"--today's American teens--are digital natives (Prensky, 2001) who have come to expect high-speed Internet service, high-resolution multimedia, and... More

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  18. The Use of Video-Gaming Devices as a Motivation for Learning Embedded Systems Programming

    J Gonzalez, H Pomares, M Damas, P Garcia-Sanchez, M Rodriguez-Alvarez & J M. Palomares

    IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 56, No. 2 (May 2013) pp. 199–207

    As embedded systems are becoming prevalent in everyday life, many universities are incorporating embedded systems-related courses in their undergraduate curricula. However, it is not easy to... More

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  19. Investigation of Students' Attitudes Towards E-Learning in Terms of Different Variables--A Case Study in a Technical and Vocational High School for Girls

    Sebnem Kandil Ingeç

    Educational Research and Reviews Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan 10, 2015) pp. 81–91

    This study aims at determining the attitudes towards e-learning among the students of technical and vocational high school for girls and examining them in terms of certain variables. Singular and... More

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  20. Using Math Apps for Improving Student Learning: An Exploratory Study in an Inclusive Fourth Grade Classroom

    Meilan Zhang, Robert P. Trussell, Benjamin Gallegos & Rasmiyeh R. Asam

    TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 59, No. 2 (March 2015) pp. 32–39

    Recent years have seen a quick expansion of tablet computers in households and schools. One of the educational affordances of tablet computers is using math apps to engage students in mathematics... More

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