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Computers & Education

March 2013 Volume 62, Number 1

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Number of articles: 30

  1. Student teachers' perceptions about the impact of internet usage on their learning and jobs

    Vasilis Gialamas, Kleopatra Nikolopoulou & George Koutromanos

    This study investigated student teachers' perceptions about the impact of internet usage on their learning and future jobs. The sample consisted of 448 student teachers from the Early Childhood and... More

    pp. 1-7

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  2. Are you ready for knowledge sharing? An empirical study of virtual communities

    Shiu-Wan Hung & Min-Jhih Cheng

    This study aimed to explore the relationship between knowledge sharing intentions and the perceptions of individual technology users who are members of virtual communities. We characterized... More

    pp. 8-17

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  3. E-textbooks at what cost? Performance and use of electronic v. print texts

    David B. Daniel & William Douglas Woody

    While e-book sales continue to increase, electronic textbooks are not very popular with college students. This may be due to the fact that e-textbooks are read for different reasons and with... More

    pp. 18-23

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  4. Laptop multitasking hinders classroom learning for both users and nearby peers

    Faria Sana, Tina Weston & Nicholas J. Cepeda

    Laptops are commonplace in university classrooms. In light of cognitive psychology theory on costs associated with multitasking, we examined the effects of in-class laptop use on student learning... More

    pp. 24-31

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  5. Evolution of online discussion forum richness according to channel expansion theory: A longitudinal panel data analysis

    Vicenc Fernandez, Pep Simo, Jose M. Sallan & Mihaela Enache

    The selection and use of communication media has been the center of attention for a great number of researchers in the area of organizational communication. The channel expansion theory combines... More

    pp. 32-40

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  6. Current status, opportunities and challenges of augmented reality in education

    Hsin-Kai Wu, Silvia Wen-Yu Lee, Hsin-Yi Chang & Jyh-Chong Liang

    Although augmented reality (AR) has gained much research attention in recent years, the term AR was given different meanings by varying researchers. In this article, we first provide an overview of... More

    pp. 41-49

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  7. Continuance acceptance of computer based assessment through the integration of user's expectations and perceptions

    Vasileios Terzis, Christos N. Moridis & Anastasios A. Economides

    The Information Systems (IS) community has put considerable effort on identifying constructs that may explain the initial/continuance use of computer based learning or assessment systems. This... More

    pp. 50-61

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  8. The effects of computer-assisted instruction on the achievement, attitudes and retention of fourth grade mathematics students in North Cyprus

    Olga Pilli & Meral Aksu

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the educational software Frizbi Mathematics 4 on 4th grade student's mathematics achievement, retention, attitudes toward mathematics and... More

    pp. 62-71

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  9. Blended e-assessment: Migrating classical exams to the digital world

    Martín Llamas-Nistal, Manuel J. Fernández-Iglesias, Juan González-Tato & Fernando A. Mikic-Fonte

    Existing e-assessment tools may not be a panacea to address all assessment situations, as students might find the traditional pen-and-paper approach to provide their answers more convenient than... More

    pp. 72-87

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  10. Inclusion of immersive virtual learning environments and visual control systems to support the learning of students with Asperger syndrome

    Gonzalo Lorenzo, Jorge Pomares & Asuncion Lledó

    This paper presents the use of immersive virtual reality systems in the educational intervention with Asperger students. The starting points of this study are features of these students' cognitive ... More

    pp. 88-101

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  11. Using clickers in class. The role of interactivity, active collaborative learning and engagement in learning performance

    Lorena Blasco-Arcas, Isabel Buil, Blanca Hernández-Ortega & F. Javier Sese

    As more and more educational institutions are integrating new technologies (e.g. audience response systems) into their learning systems to support the learning process, it is becoming increasingly ... More

    pp. 102-110

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  12. A multi-user remote academic laboratory system

    Arquimedes Barrios, Stifen Panche, Mauricio Duque, Victor H. Grisales, Flavio Prieto, José L. Villa, Philippe Chevrel & Michael Canu

    This article describes the development, implementation and preliminary operation assessment of Multiuser Network Architecture to integrate a number of Remote Academic Laboratories for educational... More

    pp. 111-122

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  13. Influence of group size on students' participation in online discussion forums

    Jungjoo Kim

    This study attempts to examine how students participate and interact in different discussion modules organized with different group size in an online environment. It adopts a case study methodology... More

    pp. 123-129

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  14. Factors influencing beliefs for adoption of a learning analytics tool: An empirical study

    Liaqat Ali, Mohsen Asadi, Dragan Gašević, Jelena Jovanović & Marek Hatala

    Present research and development offer various learning analytics tools providing insights into different aspects of learning processes. Adoption of a specific tool for practice is based on how its... More

    pp. 130-148

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  15. Locus of control, self-efficacy, and task value as predictors of learning outcome in an online university context

    Young Ju Joo, Kyu Yon Lim & Jiyeon Kim

    This study investigates the predictors of learner satisfaction, achievement and persistence in an online university located in South Korea. The specific predictors were learners' locus of control, ... More

    pp. 149-158

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  16. Wandering: A Web-based platform for the creation of location-based interactive learning objects

    Miri Barak & Shani Ziv

    Wandering is an innovative web-based platform that was designed to facilitate outdoor, authentic, and interactive learning via the creation of location-based interactive learning objects (LILOs).... More

    pp. 159-170

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  17. A survey of exemplar teachers' perceptions, use, and access of computer-based games and technology for classroom instruction

    Michael D. Proctor & Yaela Marks

    This research reports and analyzes for archival purposes surveyed perceptions, use, and access by 259 United States based exemplar Primary and Secondary educators of computer-based games and... More

    pp. 171-180

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  18. Effects of synchronous and asynchronous computer-mediated communication (CMC) oral conversations on English language learners' discourse functions

    Ali Farhan AbuSeileek & Khaleel Qatawneh

    This study aimed to explore the effects of synchronous and asynchronous computer mediated communication (CMC) oral discussions on question types and strategies used by English as a Foreign Language... More

    pp. 181-190

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  19. What influences geography teachers' usage of geographic information systems? A structural equation analysis

    Jinn-Guey Lay, Yu-Lin Chi, Yeu-Sheng Hsieh & Yu-Wen Chen

    Understanding the usage of the geographic information system (GIS) among geography teachers is a crucial step in evaluating the current dissemination of GIS knowledge and skills in Taiwan's... More

    pp. 191-195

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  20. The relationships among group size, participation, and performance of programming language learning supported with online forums

    Ruey-Shiang Shaw

    This study examined the relationships among group size, participation, and learning performance factors when learning a programming language in a computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL)... More

    pp. 196-207

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