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The Actual Use of Embedded Support Devices in Self-Study Materials by Students in a Distance Education Setting
Distance Education Vol. 14, No. 1 (1993) pp. 55–84
Describes a study conducted at the Dutch Open University to determine students' actual use of embedded support devices (ESD). Topics addressed include a theoretical background; research hypotheses; the use of student interviews; quantitative and...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 23, No. 3 (June 2007) pp. 197–206
In the present study, we reject the view that computer use can be studied as an isolated variable in a learning environment. Our main objective is to develop an instrumental tool to measure different types of educational computer use in the...
A Multidimensional Approach to Determinants of Computer Use in Primary Education: Teacher and School Characteristics
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 24, No. 6 (December 2008) pp. 494–506
The central aim of this study was to test a model that integrates determinants of educational computer use. In particular, the article examines teacher and school characteristics that are associated with different types of computer use by primary...
Cross-Age Peer Tutors in Asynchronous Discussion Groups: Studying the Impact of Tutors Labelling Their Interventions
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 24, No. 6 (December 2008) pp. 462–473
Cross-age tutors were randomly assigned to one of the three tutor training conditions distinguished for the current study: (1) the labelling experimental condition, characterized by requirements to label their tutor interventions, based on the e...
Structuring Asynchronous Discussion Groups: The Impact of Role Assignment and Self-Assessment on Students' Levels of Knowledge Construction through Social Negotiation
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 25, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 177–188
This article examines the impact of the introduction of roles and the added value of self-assessment on students' level of knowledge construction in online asynchronous discussions in a first-year university course in instructional sciences....
Computers & Education Vol. 51, No. 4 (December 2008) pp. 1499–1509
For many years, researchers have searched for the factors affecting the use of computers in the classroom. In studying the antecedents of educational computer use, many studies adopt a rather limited view because only technology-related variables,...
Learning in Asynchronous Discussion Groups: A Multilevel Approach to Study the Influence of Student, Group and Task Characteristics
Behaviour & Information Technology Vol. 26, No. 1 (2007) pp. 55–71
The research reported in the current article studies the impact of learning in asynchronous discussion groups on students' final exam scores and levels of knowledge construction. Multilevel analyses were applied to uncover the specific influence of...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 17, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 77–94
The present study focuses on the use of thinking types as a possible way to structure university students' discourse in asynchronous discussion groups and consequently promote their learning. More specifically, the aim of the study is to determine...
Computers & Education Vol. 57, No. 1 (August 2011) pp. 1292–1305
The Internet is an evolving medium that continuously presents new functionalities. Accordingly, also children’s Internet usage changes continuously. This requires being vigilant about related Internet risk behavior and safe Internet use. The present ...
Computers & Education Vol. 55, No. 2 (September 2010) pp. 454–464
Next to available data about actual Internet use of young children at home, most research especially focuses on the threats and opportunities about active Internet usage. Limited empirical research focuses on the role and impact of parents in this...
Computers & Education Vol. 46, No. 1 (January 2006) pp. 6–28
Research in the field of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) is based on a wide variety of methodologies. In this paper, we focus upon content analysis, which is a technique often used to analyze transcripts of asynchronous, computer...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 16, No. 2 (August 2008) pp. 131–141
This article focuses on an evaluation of the impact of an innovative instructional design of internships in view of a new integrated pharmaceutical curriculum. A key innovative element was the implementation of a computer-supported collaborative...