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Computers & Education

September 2009 Volume 53, Number 2

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Number of articles: 35

  1. A cyberphilosophical issue in education: Unethical computer using behavior – The case of prospective teachers

    Kadir Beycioglu

    Increased use of technology for instructional purposes has caused some debates about ethical and/or moral use of computers. All teachers, as practitioners of ICT in learning settings, must feel... More

    pp. 201-208

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  2. Changing middle-school students’ attitudes and performance regarding engineering with computer-based social models

    E Ashby Plant, Amy L. Baylor, Celeste E. Doerr & Rinat B. Rosenberg-Kima

    Women’s under-representation in fields such as engineering may result in part from female students’ negative beliefs regarding these fields and their low self-efficacy for these fields. In this... More

    pp. 209-215

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  3. The role of perceived user-interface design in continued usage intention of self-paced e-learning tools

    Vincent Cho, T.C. Edwin Cheng & W.M. Jennifer Lai

    While past studies on user-interface design focused on a particular system or application using the experimental approach, we propose a theoretical model to assess the impact of perceived user... More

    pp. 216-227

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  4. Workforce readiness: A study of university students’ fluency with information technology

    Karen Kaminski, Jamie Switzer & Gene Gloeckner

    This study with data collected from a large sample of freshmen in 2001 and a random stratified sample of seniors in 2005 examined students perceived FITness (fluency with Information Technology).... More

    pp. 228-233

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  5. Instructional technologies in social science instruction in South Africa

    Johann Louw, Cheryl Brown, Johan Muller & Crain Soudien

    This study describes the results of a survey and a description of instructional technologies in place in the social sciences in South African Universities. Lecturers in the social sciences reported... More

    pp. 234-242

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  6. Using Co-Lab to build System Dynamics models: Students’ actions and on-line tutorial advice

    Crescencio Bravo, Wouter R. van Joolingen & Ton de Jong

    Modeling offers a promising form of constructivist learning for students. By making and executing models of dynamic systems in a computer environment, students are stimulated to learn about the... More

    pp. 243-251

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  7. The measures weighted stratum and weighted compactness on the weighted digraph-based models of the hypermedia and navigation

    Tolga Güyer

    This study focuses on carrying out weighted digraph-based mathematical construction of hypermedia and user navigation on hypermedia and making a presentation of “weighted” forms of known stratum... More

    pp. 252-260

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  8. An auto-scoring mechanism for evaluating problem-solving ability in a web-based learning environment

    Chuang-Kai Chiou, Gwo-Jen Hwang & Judy C.R. Tseng

    The rapid development of computer and network technologies has attracted researchers to investigate strategies for and the effects of applying information technologies in learning activities;... More

    pp. 261-272

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  9. A learning style classification mechanism for e-learning

    Yi-Chun Chang, Wen-Yan Kao, Chih-Ping Chu & Chiung-Hui Chiu

    With the growing demand in e-learning, numerous research works have been done to enhance teaching quality in e-learning environments. Among these studies, researchers have indicated that adaptive... More

    pp. 273-285

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  10. Myartspace: Design and evaluation of support for learning with multimedia phones between classrooms and museums

    Giasemi Vavoula, Mike Sharples, Paul Rudman, Julia Meek & Peter Lonsdale

    This paper presents a description and evaluation of Myartspace, a service on mobile phones for inquiry-led learning that allows students to gather information during a school field trip which is... More

    pp. 286-299

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  11. Using pedagogical dialogue as a vehicle to encourage faculty technology use

    Terri Friel, Jody Britten, Beverly Compton, Amy Peak, Kurt Schoch & W. Kent VanTyle

    The pace of technology adoption by university faculty is often slow. Slow faculty technology adoption may result from fear of failure, disinterest, or aversion to change. However, in 2007 we... More

    pp. 300-307

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  12. Tool, Toy, Telephone, Territory, or Treasure of Information: Elementary school students’ attitudes toward the Internet

    Chien Chou, Sen-chi Yu, Chao-hsiu Chen & Huan-Chueh Wu

    The purposes of this study are to investigate fifth-graders’ attitudes toward the Internet based on the 5-T framework (Tool, Toy, Telephone, Territory, and Treasure of Information), and to... More

    pp. 308-316

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  13. Fostering argumentative knowledge construction through enactive role play in Second Life

    Azilawati Jamaludin, Yam San Chee & Caroline Mei Lin Ho

    This paper examines how pre-university students shared and constructed knowledge in the context of GP (general paper) by interacting through individual virtual characters across five cycles of... More

    pp. 317-329

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  14. Collaborative robotic instruction: A graph teaching experience

    Rubén Mitnik, Matías Recabarren, Miguel Nussbaum & Alvaro Soto

    Graphing is a key skill in the study of Physics. Drawing and interpreting graphs play a key role in the understanding of science, while the lack of these has proved to be a handicap and a limiting ... More

    pp. 330-342

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  15. Gendering the ICT curriculum: The paradox of choice

    Jane Abbiss

    This paper looks at the ICT (information and communication technology) curriculum in New Zealand secondary schools and gendered participation patterns in different specialist ICT subjects. New... More

    pp. 343-354

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  16. Automatic detection of learning styles for an e-learning system

    Ebru Özpolat & Gözde B. Akar

    A desirable characteristic for an e-learning system is to provide the learner the most appropriate information based on his requirements and preferences. This can be achieved by capturing and... More

    pp. 355-367

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  17. Board’s IQ: What makes a board smart?

    Sibel Somyurek, Bilal Atasoy & Selcuk Ozdemir

    The amount of investment that has been made in interactive whiteboards (IWB) in the Turkish educational system during the past several years is quite striking. This investment is part of a plan to ... More

    pp. 368-374

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  18. Students’ performance and satisfaction with Web vs. paper-based practice quizzes and lecture notes

    Monica Macedo-Rouet, Muriel Ney, Sandrine Charles & Genevieve Lallich-Boidin

    The use of computers to deliver course-related materials is rapidly expanding in most universities. Yet the effects of computer vs. printed delivery modes on students’ performance and motivation... More

    pp. 375-384

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  19. Podcasting: A new technological tool to facilitate good practice in higher education

    Vicenc Fernandez, Pep Simo & Jose M. Sallan

    The literature has frequently highlighted the usefulness of podcasting in higher education; however, there is an important gap between the theory on good practice in higher education and empirical ... More

    pp. 385-392

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  20. Multiple Mice based collaborative one-to-one learning

    Cristián Infante, Pedro Hidalgo, Miguel Nussbaum, Rosa Alarcón & Andrés Gottlieb

    Exchange is a collaborative learning application, originally developed for wirelessly interconnected Pocket PCs, that provides support for students and a teacher performing a face-to-face computer ... More

    pp. 393-401

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