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Computers & Education

November 2013 Volume 69, Number 1

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Number of articles: 52

  1. Design and usability testing of a learning and plagiarism avoidance tutorial system for paraphrasing and citing in English: A case study

    Gi-Zen Liu & Hsiang-Yee Lo, Foreign Languages & Literature Department, Taiwan; Hei-Chia Wang, Department of Industrial and Information Management, Taiwan

    The prevalence of information and communication technology (ICT) has considerably converted the means of/for publication and circulation, as well as transforming academia and English pedagogy.... More

    pp. 1-14

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  2. The development approach of a pedagogically-driven serious game to support Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) within a classroom setting

    Sylvester Arnab, Serious Games Institute, United Kingdom; Katherine Brown, Studies in Adolescent Sexual Health (SASH) Research Group, United Kingdom; Samantha Clarke & Ian Dunwell, Serious Games Institute, United Kingdom; Theodore Lim, Neil Suttie & Sandy Louchart, Herriot Watt University, United Kingdom; Maurice Hendrix & Sara de Freitas, Serious Games Institute, United Kingdom

    Didactic approaches to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) have been shown to yield limited outcomes when compared to approaches that stimulate peer discussion and debate. Creating effective... More

    pp. 15-30

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  3. Rotational perspective and learning procedural tasks from dynamic media

    T.B. Garland, Arizona State University, United States; Christopher A. Sanchez, School of Psychological Science, United States

    There have been conflicting accounts regarding the effectiveness of animations for learning. Procedural motor learning represents one of the few areas in which animations have consistently shown to... More

    pp. 31-37

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  4. FuzzyQoI model: A fuzzy logic-based modelling of users' quality of interaction with a learning management system under blended learning

    Sofia B. Dias & José A. Diniz

    Learning management systems (LMSs) in higher education institutions (HEIs) provide the potential for rich learning environments built on social constructivist theories under the concept of blended ... More

    pp. 38-59

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  5. Tracing knowledge co-evolution in a realistic course setting: A wiki-based field experiment

    Barbara Kump, Department of Human Resources and Organization, Austria; Johannes Moskaliuk, Department of Applied Cognitive Psychology and Media Psychology, Germany; Sebastian Dennerlein, Knowledge Technologies Institute, Austria; Tobias Ley, Center for Educational Technology, Estonia

    The co-evolution model of collaborative knowledge building by Cress and Kimmerle (2008) assumes that cognitive and social processes interact when users build knowledge with shared digital artifacts... More

    pp. 60-70

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  6. Evaluating a computer-based simulator program to teach the principles of macroeconomic equilibria

    Rafael Pozo-Barajas, María del Pópulo Pablo-Romero & Rafael Caballero, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

    General equilibrium macroeconomic models are a basic tool for understanding how the economy functions, how the main macroeconomic variables are related, and the final outcome of economic policies. ... More

    pp. 71-84

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  7. Pre-service teachers' experiences of using social software applications for collaborative inquiry

    Teemu Valtonen, Stina Hacklin, Sini Kontkanen, Anu Hartikainen-Ahia, Sirpa Kärkkäinen & Jari Kukkonen

    This case study focuses on the use of social software applications for supporting pre-service teachers' collaborative inquiry. Second year pre-service teachers (N=98) were instructed to carry out... More

    pp. 85-95

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  8. Development and evaluation of a 3D mobile application for learning manual therapy in the physiotherapy laboratory

    José M. Noguera & Juan J. Jiménez, Department of Computer Sciences, Spain; M. Catalina Osuna-Pérez, Department of Health Sciences, Spain

    Teaching manual therapy is one of the most relevant issues in a physiotherapy course. However, knowledge of anatomy is considered fundamental for an effective instruction of this topic. Students... More

    pp. 96-108

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  9. Social question answering: Analyzing knowledge, cognitive processes and social dimensions of micro-collaborations

    Mohan John Blooma & Jayan Chirayath Kurian, Business Information Systems, Vietnam; Alton Yeow Kuan Chua & Dion Hoe Lian Goh, Division of Information Studies, Singapore; Nguyen Huong Lien, Business Information Systems, Vietnam

    Social question answering (SQA) services are social media applications that are dedicated platforms where users ask, answer and rate content interactively, resulting in building a community of... More

    pp. 109-120

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  10. A concept map-embedded educational computer game for improving students' learning performance in natural science courses

    Gwo-Jen Hwang & Li-Hsueh Yang, Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education, Taiwan; Sheng-Yuan Wang, Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Taiwan

    Many recent studies have reported the benefits of educational computer games in promoting students' learning motivations. On the other hand, however, the effect of digital game-based learning in... More

    pp. 121-130

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  11. Academic self-concept and social presence in face-to-face and online learning: Perceptions and effects on students' learning achievement and satisfaction across environments

    Zehui Zhan, Center of Educational Information Technology, China; Hu Mei, School of Economics and Management, China

    The purpose of this study was to examine students' academic self-concept and social presence in face-to-face (FTF) and online version of the same course, and to examine the effects of these two... More

    pp. 131-138

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  12. “Finding our time”: Predicting students' time management in online collaborative groupwork

    Jianzhong Xu, Department of Leadership and Foundations, United States; Jianxia Du & Xitao Fan, Faculty of Education, China

    The aim of this study is to propose and empirically examine multilevel models of students' time management in online collaborative groupwork. Student- and group-level predictors of groupwork time... More

    pp. 139-147

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  13. Does technology have an impact on learning? A Fuzzy Set Analysis of historical data on the role of digital repertoires in shaping the outcomes of classroom pedagogy

    Ian Stevenson

    In the UK, 2012 marked the tenth anniversary of the publication of the Impact 2 report, which aimed to evaluate the relationship between school pupils' ICT experience and their attainment. Whether ... More

    pp. 148-158

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  14. Strategic learning from expository animations: Short- and mid-term effects

    Rolf Ploetzner, University of Education, Germany; Sabine Schlag, University of Wuppertal, Germany

    In an experimental study, we investigated whether making use of a cognitive learning strategy (1) improves learning from different expository animations, (2) leads to an acquisition of knowledge... More

    pp. 159-168

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  15. Cross-cultural analysis of users' attitudes toward the use of mobile devices in second and foreign language learning in higher education: A case from Sweden and China

    Olga Viberg, Research School, Technology-Mediated Knowledge Processes, Sweden; Åke Grönlund, Örebro University, Sweden

    The present study examined the current state of students' attitudes toward mobile technology use in and for second and foreign language learning in higher education. Moreover, the study... More

    pp. 169-180

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  16. PpcProject: An educational tool for software project management

    Lorenzo Salas-Morera, Antonio Arauzo-Azofra, Laura García-Hernández, Juan M. Palomo-Romero & César Hervás-Martínez

    The University degrees about engineering in general, and software engineering in particular, contain subjects related with Project Management. In this subject, the most commonly used software for... More

    pp. 181-188

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  17. Scaffolding argumentation in intact class: Integrating technology and pedagogy

    Jingyan Lu, Division of Information and Technology, Hong Kong; Zhidong Zhang, The College of Education, United States

    This paper reports on the use of a set of online tools to scaffold the argumentation skills of students enrolled in Liberal Study (LS). The tools, collectively known as OASIS, were designed to... More

    pp. 189-198

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  18. Exploring the use of asynchronous online discussion in health care education: A literature review

    Jenny Thomas

    This paper highlights the different options associated with asynchronous online discussion (AOD) use in health care education which may have an impact on their effectiveness. The review was carried... More

    pp. 199-215

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  19. Using e-portfolios to facilitate university students' knowledge management performance: E-portfolio vs. non-portfolio

    Chi-Cheng Chang, Department of Technology Application & Human Resource Development; Kuo-Hung Tseng, Graduate Institute of Business and Management; Chaoyun Liang, Department of Information Communication; To-Yu Chen, Department of Technology Application & Human Resource Development

    The purpose of the present study was to use e-portfolios to enhance university students' knowledge management (KM) performance. Participants were 88 university students majoring in information... More

    pp. 216-224

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  20. Design and evaluation of a learning environment to effectively provide network security skills

    Ivan Marsa-Maestre, Enrique de la Hoz, Jose Manuel Gimenez-Guzman & Miguel A. Lopez-Carmona

    Information system security and network security are topics of increasing importance in the information society. They are also topics where the adequate education of professionals requires the use ... More

    pp. 225-236

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