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Computers & Education

September 2008 Volume 51, Number 2

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Number of articles: 32

  1. Influence of gender, program of study and PC experience on unethical computer using behaviors of Turkish undergraduate students

    Yavuz Akbulut, Ömer Uysal, Hatice Ferhan Odabasi & Abdullah Kuzu

    This study administered the unethical computer using behavior scale (UECUBS) developed by [Namlu, A.G., & Odabasi, F. (2007). Unethical computer using behavior scale: A study of reliability and... More

    pp. 485-492

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  2. Utilizing vector space models for user modeling within e-learning environments

    Eleni Mangina & John Kilbride

    User modeling has been found to enhance the effectiveness and/or usability of software systems through the representation of certain properties of a particular user. This paper presents the... More

    pp. 493-505

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  3. Integrating cognitive apprenticeship methods in a Web-based educational technology course for P-12 teacher education

    Michele D. Dickey

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the integration of a cognitive apprenticeship model in a Web-based course. The subject of this study is an educational technology course for pre-service ... More

    pp. 506-518

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  4. How science students can learn about unobservable phenomena using computer-based analogies

    Lana Trey & Samia Khan

    A novel instructional computer simulation that incorporates a dynamic analogy to represent Le Chatelier’s Principle was designed to investigate the contribution of this feature to students’... More

    pp. 519-529

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  5. Personalization in an interactive learning environment through a virtual character

    E. Reategui, E. Boff & J.A. Campbell

    Traditional hypermedia applications present the same content and provide identical navigational support to all users. Adaptive Hypermedia Systems (AHS) make it possible to construct personalized... More

    pp. 530-544

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  6. Modeling the determinants of Internet use

    Yu-Li Chen

    The purpose of the study is to build a model that predicts the level of Internet use by teachers of English as a foreign language in the northern Taiwanese higher education institutions. It... More

    pp. 545-558

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  7. Alternatives in evaluating multimedia in secondary school science teaching

    Johannes C Cronjé & Johann Fouche

    While different approaches to evaluation will yield different results, depending on the purpose of the evaluation this article describes an evaluation approach that was aimed at investigation the... More

    pp. 559-583

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  8. Full immersive virtual environment CAVE TM in chemistry education

    Maria Limniou, David Roberts & Nikos Papadopoulos

    By comparing two-dimensional (2D) chemical animations designed for computer’s desktop with three-dimensional (3D) chemical animations designed for the full immersive virtual reality environment... More

    pp. 584-593

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  9. Are Computer Science and Information Technology still masculine fields? High school students’ perceptions and career choices

    M Papastergiou

    This study investigated Greek high school students’ intentions and motivation towards and against pursuing academic studies in Computer Science (CS), the influence of the family and the scholastic ... More

    pp. 594-608

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  10. Factors affecting e-collaboration technology use among management students

    Antonio Padilla-Meléndez, Aurora Garrido-Moreno & Ana Rosa Del Aguila-Obra

    This paper describes an exploratory study of 225 management students in a medium-sized university in southern Spain. The influences of gender and previous experience as determinants of technology... More

    pp. 609-623

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  11. Personalized mobile English vocabulary learning system based on item response theory and learning memory cycle

    Chih-Ming Chen & Ching-Ju Chung

    Since learning English is very popular in non-English speaking countries, developing modern assisted-learning tools that support effective English learning is a critical issue in the English... More

    pp. 624-645

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  12. Innovations in science teacher education: Effects of integrating technology and team-teaching strategies

    Syh-Jong Jang

    The purpose of this study was to integrate technology and team-teaching techniques into science teacher education method courses in order to explore the effects of such integration on preservice... More

    pp. 646-659

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  13. Instructional efficiency of integrated and separated text with animated presentations in computer-based science instruction

    Zeynel Kablan & Münire Erden

    This study deals with the instructional efficiency of integrating text and animation into computer-based science instruction. The participants were 84 seventh-grade students in a private primary... More

    pp. 660-668

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  14. Evaluating computer technology integration in a centralized school system

    Nikleia Eteokleous

    The study evaluated the current situation in Cyprus elementary classrooms regarding computer technology integration in an attempt to identify ways of expanding teachers’ and students’ experiences... More

    pp. 669-686

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  15. Interactive story authoring: A viable form of creative expression for the classroom

    Mike Carbonaro, Maria Cutumisu, Harvey Duff, Stephanie Gillis, Curtis Onuczko, Jeff Siegel, Jonathan Schaeffer, Allan Schumacher, Duane Szafron & Kevin Waugh

    The unprecedented growth in numbers of children playing computer games has stimulated discussion and research regarding what, if any, educational value these games have for teaching and learning.... More

    pp. 687-707

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  16. A computer environment for beginners’ learning of sorting algorithms: Design and pilot evaluation

    M Kordaki, M Miatidis & G Kapsampelis

    This paper presents the design, features and pilot evaluation study of a web-based environment -the SORTING environment- for the learning of sorting algorithms by secondary level education students... More

    pp. 708-723

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  17. SCCR digital learning system for scientific conceptual change and scientific reasoning

    Hsiao-Ching She & Chin-Quen Lee

    This study reports an adaptive digital learning project, scientific concept construction and reconstruction (SCCR), that was developed based on the theories of Dual Situated Learning Model (DSLM)... More

    pp. 724-742

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  18. Some problems of computer-aided testing and “interview-like tests”

    Denis V. Smoline

    Computer-based testing – is an effective teacher’s tool, intended to optimize course goals and assessment techniques in a comparatively short time. However, this is accomplished only if we deal... More

    pp. 743-756

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  19. Psychological safety and social support in groupware adoption: A multi-level assessment in education

    Jeroen Schepers, Ad de Jong, Martin Wetzels & Ko de Ruyter

    In this paper, the authors propose that psychological safety, a sense of interpersonal trust and being valued in a work team, is an important determinant of groupware technology adoption in an... More

    pp. 757-775

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  20. Development of an adaptive learning system with two sources of personalization information

    Judy C.R. Tseng, Hui-Chun Chu, Gwo-Jen Hwang & Chin-Chung Tsai

    Previous research of adaptive learning mainly focused on improving student learning achievements based only on single-source of personalization information, such as learning style, cognitive style ... More

    pp. 776-786

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