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  1. Factors that Influence Acceptance of Web-Based E-Learning Systems for the In-Service Education of Junior High School Teachers in Taiwan

    Hong-Ren Chen & Hsiao-Fen Tseng

    Evaluation and Program Planning Vol. 35, No. 3 (August 2012) pp. 398–406

    Web-based e-learning is not restricted by time or place and can provide teachers with a learning environment that is flexible and convenient, enabling them to efficiently learn, quickly develop... More

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  2. Clustering for the Development of Engineering Students' Use of Enterprise 3.0

    Olaf Bassus, Andreas Ahrens & Jelena Zascerinska

    4th International Conference of "Engineering & Business Education" and 1st SAFRI Journey to Excellence Conference 2011 (November 2011)

    Enterprise 3.0 which penetrates our society more thoroughly with the availability of broadband services has already been widely integrated into the contemporary processes and work environments. The... More

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  3. Curriculum-Based Measurement: Developing a Computer-Based Assessment Instrument for Monitoring Student Reading Progress on Multiple Indicators

    Natalie Forster & Elmar Souvignier

    Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal Vol. 9, No. 2 (September 2011) pp. 65–88

    The purpose of this study was to examine the technical adequacy of a computer-based assessment instrument which is based on hierarchical models of text comprehension for monitoring student reading ... More

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  4. Designing for Diversity: The Role of Reading Strategies and Interactive Vocabulary in a Digital Reading Environment for Fifth-Grade Monolingual English and Bilingual Students

    Bridget Dalton, C Patrick Proctor, Paola Uccelli, Elaine Mo & Catherine E. Snow

    Journal of Literacy Research Vol. 43, No. 1 (March 2011) pp. 68–100

    This study examined the relative contribution of reading comprehension strategies and interactive vocabulary in Improving Comprehension Online (ICON), a universally designed web-based scaffolded... More

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  5. Computers and Traditional Teaching Practices: Factors Influencing Middle Level Students' Science Achievement and Attitudes about Science

    Arthur Louis Odom, Jacob M. Marszalek, Elizabeth R. Stoddard & Jerzy M. Wrobel

    International Journal of Science Education Vol. 33, No. 17 (2011) pp. 2351–2374

    The purpose of this study was to examine the association of middle school student science achievement and attitudes toward science with student-reported frequency of using computers to learn... More

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  6. In Search of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Teachers' Initial Foray into Podcasting in Economics

    Kathy Swan & Mark Hofer

    Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 44, No. 1 (2011) pp. 75–98

    In this paper, we report on work with eight practicing ninth grade social studies teachers to determine how they chose to integrate podcasting to help their students build on their economic... More

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  7. The Effects of Self-Monitoring with a MotivAider[R] on the On-Task Behavior of Fifth and Sixth Graders with Autism and Other Disabilities

    Dina Boccuzzi Legge, Ruth M. DeBar & Sheila R. Alber-Morgan

    Journal of Behavior Assessment and Intervention in Children Vol. 1, No. 1 (2010) pp. 43–52

    This study examined the effects of self-monitoring on the on-task behavior of three fifth and sixth grade boys with autism and other disabilities. While completing math assignments independently,... More

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  8. "Online Literature Circles Rock!" Organizing Online Literature Circles in a Middle School Classroom

    Deanna Day & Sally Kroon

    Middle School Journal Vol. 42, No. 2 (November 2010) pp. 18–28

    Fifty-one sixth graders participated in three rounds of online literature circles and three face-to-face literature circles. The authors describe how the online literature circles were introduced... More

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  9. Academic Social Networking Brings Web 2.0 Technologies to the Middle Grades

    Gregory Taranto, Melissa Dalbon & Julie Gaetano

    Middle School Journal Vol. 42, No. 5 (May 2011) pp. 12–19

    The middle grades are an exciting time for adolescents to explore, learn, and collaborate with one another (National Middle School Association, 2010). By incorporating an academic social network as... More

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  10. Cyberbullying in Turkish Middle Schools: An Exploratory Study

    Harun Yilmaz

    School Psychology International Vol. 32, No. 6 (December 2011) pp. 645–654

    This study explored Turkish students' experience of cyberbullying and their use of social networking tools. A total of 756 7th-grade students participated from eight different middle schools in... More

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  11. It's a Family Affair

    Jennifer Demski

    T.H.E. Journal Vol. 38, No. 3 (March 2011) pp. 22–24

    In this article, the author features Computers for Youth (CFY), a nonprofit organization that provides computers, software, and training to sixth-grade students and their families at low-income... More

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  12. The ABCs of BYOL

    Dian Schaffhauser

    T.H.E. Journal Vol. 38, No. 5 (May 2011) pp. 22–24

    The Forest Hills Local Schools board in Ohio had always been supportive of a 1-to-1 program, but it simply did not have the resources to buy every student a computer. The district had some laptops ... More

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  13. Model-Based Reasoning: Using Visual Tools to Reveal Student Learning

    Douglas Luckie, Scott H. Harrison & Diane Ebert-May

    Advances in Physiology Education Vol. 35, No. 1 (March 2011) pp. 59–67

    Using visual models is common in science and should become more common in classrooms. Our research group has developed and completed studies on the use of a visual modeling tool, the Concept... More

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  14. Sixth Graders' Understanding of Their Own Learning: A Case Study in Environmental Education Course

    Kaisa Pihlainen-Bednarik & Tuula Keinonen

    International Journal of Environmental and Science Education Vol. 6, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 59–78

    Knowing "what do I know" and thinking about "how do I learn", that is metacognition, is an important element in learning. The Finnish curriculum points out metacognition in the choice of the... More

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  15. Investigating the Influence of Motivation on Students' Conceptual Learning Outcomes in Web-Based vs. Classroom-Based Science Teaching Contexts

    Hung-Chih Yen, Hsiao-Lin Tuan & Chi-Hung Liao

    Research in Science Education Vol. 41, No. 2 (March 2011) pp. 211–224

    The purposes of this study were to investigate students' conceptual learning outcomes and the effect of motivation on students' conceptual learning outcomes in two different contexts: a Web-based... More

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  16. Renewing Two Seminal Literacy Practices: I-Charts and I-Search Papers

    Lori Czop Assaf, Gwynne Ellen Ash & Jane Saunders

    Voices from the Middle Vol. 18, No. 4 (May 2011) pp. 31–42

    In this article, the authors describe how Jenae, a seventh-grade English language arts teacher, modified I-Charts (Hoffman, 1992; Randall, 1996) and I-Search papers (Macrorie, 1988) to support the ... More

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  17. Scaffolding strategies for supporting middle school students’ online inquiry processes

    Meilan Zhang & Chris Quintana

    Computers & Education Vol. 58, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 181–196

    Online inquiry, use of the Web as an information resource to inquire into science, has become increasingly common in middle schools in recent years. However, prior research has found that middle... More

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  18. Effects of a vocabulary acquisition and assessment system on students’ performance in a blended learning class for English subject

    Jiyou Jia, Yuhao Chen, Zhuhui Ding & Meixian Ruan

    Computers & Education Vol. 58, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 63–76

    Vocabulary acquisition and assessment are regarded as the key basis for the instruction of English as a second language. However, it is time-consuming, fallible and repetitive for the school... More

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  19. The Influences of the Sixth Graders' Parents' Internet Literacy and Parenting Style on Internet Parenting

    Shi-Jer Lou, Ru-Chu Shih, Hung-Tzu Liu, Yuan-Chang Guo & Kuo-Hung Tseng

    Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 9, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 173–184

    This study aims to explore the sixth grade students' parents' Internet literacy and parenting style on Internet parenting in Kaohsiung County in Taiwan. Upon stratified cluster sampling, a total of... More

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  20. Fifth Grade Students' Experiences Participating in Active Gaming in Physical Education: The Persistence to Game

    Lisa Hansen & Steve Sanders

    ICHPER-SD Journal of Research Vol. 5, No. 2 (2010) pp. 33–40

    Although video games are often associated with sedentary behaviors, active gaming is a new genre that requires children to become physically active while playing the games. In this study six fifth ... More

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