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Autistic youth in 3D game-based collaborative virtual learning: Associating avatar interaction patterns with embodied social presence
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 49, No. 4 (July 2018) pp. 742–760
This study examines interaction patterns in a series of game activities for learning social skills by autistic youth in a 3D game-based collaborative virtual learning environment (CVLE). Researchers studying collaborative learning have indicated the ...
Technology in the Home and the Achievement of Young Children: Findings from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study
Early Education and Development Vol. 17, No. 3 (2006) pp. 421–441
Because technology in the home is becoming ever more available, understanding the role of technology in early childhood development is increasingly an opportunity and a concern for educators. This report examines data from the Early Childhood...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 38, No. 1 (2008) pp. 1–27
This study examines how social and motivational attributes may influence students' online learning experiences. Based on a review of social theories of learning and research about individual characteristics associated with motivation four constructs ...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 43, No. 2 (2010) pp. 225–258
The purpose of this study was to understand how teachers participate in and benefit from an online community of practice (NETwork) for learning to teach. Dependent-samples t-tests were employed to examine the significant differences of members'...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 46, No. 2 (2002) pp. 5–9
Discusses inequity in computer access for African-Americans and Hispanics in urban public schools. Topics include the importance of elementary school for later success; computer technology use by at-risk students; behavior problems and instructional ...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 11, No. 3 (2008) pp. 198–215
Based on a framework emphasizing the social nature of learning, this research examines a model of how social constructs affect satisfaction within online learning using path analysis for students in higher education. The social constructs evaluated...
Exploring the relationships between students' academic motivation and social ability in online learning environments
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 9, No. 4 (2006) pp. 277–286
This research explicates the construct of social ability and describes the relationship between students' academic motivation and social ability in online learning environments. Findings reveal perceived peers social presence, perceived written...