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Computers & Education

December 2009 Volume 53, Number 4

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Number of articles: 31

  1. Learning with new technologies: Help seeking and information searching revisited

    Minna Puustinen & Jean-François Rouet

    Education researchers have amply documented the beneficial effects of help seeking on learning and understanding. Requesting help from teachers (or other human sources) when faced with a difficult ... More

    pp. 1014-1019

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  2. Not everybody needs help to seek help: Surprising effects of metacognitive instructions to foster help-seeking in an online-learning environment

    Elmar Stahl & Rainer Bromme

    Offering help functions is a standard feature of computer-based interactive learning environments (ILE). Nevertheless, a number of recent studies indicate that learners are not using such help... More

    pp. 1020-1028

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  3. Seeking and providing assistance while learning to use information systems

    Lisa-Marie Babin, André Tricot & Claudette Mariné

    Throughout their lives, people are faced with various learning situations, for example when they learn how to use new software, services or information systems. However, research in the field of... More

    pp. 1029-1039

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  4. An analysis of students’ spontaneous computer-mediated help seeking: A step toward the design of ecologically valid supporting tools

    Minna Puustinen, Olga Volckaert-Legrier, Daniele Coquin & Josie Bernicot

    This study analyzes middle school students’ spontaneous mathematics-related help-seeking behavior, in view of making ecologically valid recommendations for the design of supporting tools or “help... More

    pp. 1040-1047

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  5. Design, implementation and validation of a Europe-wide pedagogical framework for e-Learning

    Andrina Granić, Charles Mifsud & Maja Ćukušić

    Within the context of a Europe-wide project UNITE, a number of European partners set out to design, implement and validate a pedagogical framework (PF) for e- and m-Learning in secondary schools.... More

    pp. 1052-1081

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  6. Form one students’ engagement with computer games and its effect on their academic achievement in a Malaysian secondary school

    Yee Leng Eow, Wan Zah bte Wan Ali, Rosnaini bt. Mahmud & Roselan Baki

    The main purpose of the study was to address the association between computer games and students’ academic achievement. The exceptional growth in numbers of children playing computer games, the... More

    pp. 1082-1091

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  7. Conceptions of learning versus conceptions of web-based learning: The differences revealed by college students

    Chin-Chung Tsai

    Past research has shown the variations of students’ conceptions of learning, but little has been especially undertaken to address students’ conceptions of web-based learning and to make comparisons... More

    pp. 1092-1103

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  8. OptAssign—A web-based tool for assigning students to groups

    David Meyer

    A frequent task in educational settings is to assign students to groups based on stated preferences for some projects or topics. This paper introduces a web-based tool supporting both the work flow... More

    pp. 1104-1119

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  9. Anatomy of a mobilized lesson: Learning my way

    Chee-Kit Looi, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Hyo-Jeong So, Peter Seow, Yancy Toh, Wenli Chen, Baohui Zhang, Cathie Norris & Elliot Soloway

    With the mass adoption of mobile computing devices by the current school generation, significant opportunities have emerged for genuinely supporting differentiated and personalized learning... More

    pp. 1120-1132

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  10. The design and application of technology-based courses in the mathematics classroom

    Joey Offer & Beth Bos

    It is difficult to examine the effectiveness of technology-based courses (TBC) without understanding the design and application in classrooms. There is evidence of disconnects among the theory for ... More

    pp. 1133-1137

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  11. Design and evaluation of a collaborative learning environment

    Qiyun Wang

    Collaboration becomes an essential competency in the current knowledge society. In this study, a collaborative learning environment was designed to facilitate students in group collaboration.... More

    pp. 1138-1146

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  12. Intelligent assistance for teachers in collaborative e-learning environments

    Agustin Casamayor, Analia Amandi & Marcelo Campo

    Collaborative learning environments provide a set of tools for students acting in groups to interact and accomplish an assigned task. In this kind of systems, students are free to express and... More

    pp. 1147-1154

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  13. The use of online synchronous discussion for web-based professional development for teachers

    Yihsuan Chen, Nian-Shing Chen & Chin-Chung Tsai

    This article described the experiences of an inservice professional development program for teachers with a focus on online synchronous discussions. Transcripts of six online synchronous... More

    pp. 1155-1166

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  14. Choosing communication portfolios to accomplish tasks: The effects of individual differences

    Chei Sian Lee, Dion Hoe-Lian Goh, Alton Y.K. Chua & Brendan Luyt

    The myriad of information communication technologies (ICTs) available today has changed the way students choose and use them. Specifically, individuals are increasingly relying on a mix of ICTs for... More

    pp. 1167-1176

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  15. The role of self-determination theory in explaining teachers’ motivation to continue to use e-learning technology

    Oystein Sorebo, Hallgier Halvari, Vebjorn Flaata Gulli & Roar Kristiansen

    Based on self-determination theory, this study proposes an extended information systems continuance theory in the context of teachers’ utilization of e-learning technology in connection with on... More

    pp. 1177-1187

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  16. Let us read together: Development and evaluation of a computer-assisted reciprocal early English reading system

    Yu-Ju Lan, Yao-Ting Sung & Kuo-En Chang

    This study attempts to implement a cooperative reading environment for EFL early reading using a mobile-device-supported computer-assisted reciprocal early English reading (CAREER) system, and to... More

    pp. 1188-1198

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  17. From data to knowledge: The interaction between data management systems in educational institutions and the delivery of quality education

    Hilary Tolley & Boaz Shulruf

    No school is an island; it is a part of a continuum or a pipeline of institutions which together form an educational pipeline through which groups of students pass. To turn a body of data into... More

    pp. 1199-1206

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  18. A descriptive model of information problem solving while using internet

    Saskia Brand-Gruwel, Iwan Wopereis & Amber Walraven

    This paper presents the IPS-I-model: a model that describes the process of information problem solving (IPS) in which the Internet (I) is used to search information. The IPS-I-model is based on... More

    pp. 1207-1217

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  19. The learning context: Influence on learning to program

    Irene Govender

    In this paper the influence of the learning context is considered when learning to program. For the purposes of this study, the lectures, study process, previous knowledge or teaching experience... More

    pp. 1218-1230

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  20. The input-interface of Webcam applied in 3D virtual reality systems

    Huey-Min Sun & Wen-Lin Cheng

    Our research explores a virtual reality application based on Web camera (Webcam) input-interface. The interface can replace with the mouse to control direction intention of a user by the method of ... More

    pp. 1231-1240

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