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Computers & Education

February 2019 Volume 129, Number 1

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Number of articles: 13

  1. A review of experimental mobile learning research in 2010–2016 based on the activity theory framework

    Ching-Jung Chung & Gwo-Jen Hwang, Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education, Taiwan; Chiu-Lin Lai, Bachelor Program in Interdisciplinary Studies, Taiwan

    In this study, we systematically reviewed the experimental mobile learning studies published in 2010–2016. Moreover, the activity theory framework was adopted to investigate the insights and trends... More

    pp. 1-13

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  2. Classroom simulations in teacher education to support preservice teachers’ interpersonal competence: A systematic literature review

    H. Theelen, Wageningen University; A. van den Beemt, Eindhoven University of Technology; P. den Brok, Fontys University of Applied Science for Teacher Education Sittard

    Computer-based classroom simulations have been argued to be a promising way to practice preservice teachers' (PSTs') interpersonal competence and to ease the gap between teacher education and... More

    pp. 14-26

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  3. What makes the difference – PIAAC as a resource for understanding the problem-solving skills of Europe's higher-education adults

    Raija Hämäläinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland; Bram De Wever, Department of Educational Studies, Belgium; Kari Nissinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland; Sebastiano Cincinnato, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

    The ever-evolving technological landscape is challenging adults' problem-solving skills. The central goal of higher education (HE) is to guarantee a high level of know-how, which is in line with... More

    pp. 27-36

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  4. Supporting urban change: Using a MOOC to facilitate attitudinal learning and participation in smart cities

    Lorraine Hudson, Annika Wolff, Daniel Gooch, Janet van der Linden, Gerd Kortuem, Marian Petre, Rianne ten Veen & Sinead O'Connor-Gotra, School of Computing & Communications, United Kingdom

    Smart cities try to use technology and data to improve the efficiency of city services, to address societal challenges and to improve collaboration between citizens and government. Driving such... More

    pp. 37-47

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  5. Progress and new directions for teaching and learning in MOOCs

    Ruiqi Deng & Pierre Benckendorff, UQ Business School, Australia; Deanne Gannaway, Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation, Australia

    This paper presents a narrative review of the literature related to the landscape of learning and teaching in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Past reviews of the MOOC literature have primarily... More

    pp. 48-60

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  6. How to help older adults learn new technology? Results from a multiple case research interviewing the internet technology instructors at the senior learning center

    Ching-Ju Chiu & Wan-Chen Tasi, Institute of Gerontology, Taiwan; Wan-Lin Yang, Institute of Education, Taiwan; Jong-Long Guo, Department of Health Promotion and Health Education, Taiwan

    The incorporation of technology into everyday life has become the core of the learning process of older adults. However, how technology is implemented in senior learning environments is not well... More

    pp. 61-70

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  7. Using game-based negotiation mechanism to enhance students’ goal setting and regulation

    Zhi-Hong Chen, Graduate Institute of Information and Computer Education, Taiwan; Han-De Lu, Department of Information Communication, Taiwan; Chih-Yueh Chou, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Taiwan

    Although game-based learning brings new opportunities for effective learning, some challenges still exist, such as how to help students regulate their efforts and strategies for a given goal. To... More

    pp. 71-81

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  8. Can they do it? A comparison of teacher candidates' beliefs and preschoolers' actual skills with digital technology and media

    Daniel James Mourlam, Division of Teacher Residency & Education, United States; Gabrielle A. Strouse & Lisa A. Newland, Division of Counseling and Psychology in Education, United States; Haoyu Lin, Department of Psychology, United States

    As digital technologies and media (DTM) are integrated into every facet of our lives, the knowledge and skills children bring to school is changing. It is unclear whether teacher candidates'... More

    pp. 82-91

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  9. Effects of adaptive training on metacognitive knowledge monitoring ability in computer-based learning

    Tiago Roberto Kautzmann & Patricia A. Jaques

    An experimental study was conducted with 8th grade students (N = 41), ranging from 13 to 14 years old, whereby they solved first-degree equations using a step-based intelligent tutoring system. The... More

    pp. 92-105

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  10. Facebook group in the learning design of a higher education course: An analysis of factors influencing positive learning experience for students

    Isaiah T. Awidi, Edith Cowan University, Australia; Mark Paynter, Centre of Excellence for Natural Resource Management, Australia; Tijana Vujosevic, School of Design, Australia

    The study was carried out in collaboration with the coordinator of an undergraduate architecture course at a Western Australian university. The course had recently been re-designed to increase... More

    pp. 106-121

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  11. Investigating the affordances of a CAD enabled learning environment for promoting integrated STEM learning

    Chandan Dasgupta, Alejandra J. Magana & Camilo Vieira, Purdue University, United States

    There has been an increased emphasis on designing integrated STEM learning environments for K-12 students that facilitate seamless learning of disciplinary concepts infused with science inquiry,... More

    pp. 122-142

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  12. Categorising teachers’ use of social media for their professional learning: A self-generating professional learning paradigm

    Sarah Prestridge

    The proliferation of online resources and an increase in accessibility has led teachers to go online to connect, share ideas and expand their own professional learning opportunities on social media... More

    pp. 143-158

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  13. School-wide friendship metadata correlations

    Mehmet N. Aydin, Kadir Has Üniversitesi, Turkey; Ziya N. Perdahci, Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi, Turkey

    Managers and education practitioners desire to know an extent to which sustainable school-wide friendship exists. Drawing on theory of network, this research focuses on bestfriendships that may... More

    pp. 159-173

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