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Computers & Education

September 2014 Volume 78, Number 1

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Number of articles: 36

  1. It's not about seat time: Blending, flipping, and efficiency in active learning classrooms

    Paul Baepler, J.D. Walker & Michelle Driessen, University of Minnesota, United States

    This study examines the effect of reducing the seat time of a large lecture chemistry class by two-thirds and conducting it in an active learning classroom rather than a traditional amphitheater.... More

    pp. 227-236

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  2. Using eye tracking to understand learners' reading process through the concept-mapping learning strategy

    Pei-Lin Liu

    The author used an eye-tracking methodology to examine the influence of the concept-mapping learning strategy on learners performing an English reading task. Eighty-six freshmen enrolled in English... More

    pp. 237-249

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  3. Learning how to write effectively for academic journals: A case study investigating the design and development of a genre-based writing tutorial system

    Hsiang-Yee Lo & Gi-Zen Liu, Department of Foreign Languages & Literature, Taiwan; Tzone-I Wang, Department of Engineering Science, Taiwan

    Genre-based writing instruction (GBWI) has been used for English journal paper writing both in classroom teaching and in the development of materials utilizing move analysis and corpus-based... More

    pp. 250-267

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  4. Taking a signal: A review of gesture-based computing research in education

    Feng-Ru Sheu & Nian-Shing Chen

    This study used content analysis of journal articles from 2001 to 2013 to explore the characteristics and trends of empirical research on gesture-based computing in education. Among the 3018... More

    pp. 268-277

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  5. A language learning support system using course-centered ontology and its evaluation

    Jingyun Wang & Takahiko Mendori, Kochi University of Technology, Japan; Juan Xiong, Xiamen University of Technology, China

    This paper presents a course-centered ontology for assisting learning support systems to embody the relations among knowledge points and also among the learning materials for those knowledge points... More

    pp. 278-293

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  6. Exploration of the antecedents of digital piracy through a structural equation model

    Yavuz Akbulut

    The prevalence of unauthorized downloading and duplication has been a serious ethical and financial threat. The current study explored the antecedents of digital piracy attitudes and intentions in ... More

    pp. 294-305

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  7. Technology use and academic performance

    Diane Keyser Wentworth & June H. Middleton

    As technology use continues its steady growth among college students, both within and outside of the classroom, its effect on academic performance becomes an increasingly important question to... More

    pp. 306-311

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  8. Effects of interactivity and instructional scaffolding on learning: Self-regulation in online video-based environments

    Erhan Delen, Computer and Instructional Technologies Education, Turkey; Jeffrey Liew & Victor Willson, Educational Psychology, United States

    Online learning often requires learners to be self-directed and engaged. The present study examined students' self-regulatory behaviors in online video-based learning environments. Using an... More

    pp. 312-320

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  9. The acceptability and efficacy of an intelligent social tutoring system

    Rebecca Polley Sanchez, Chelsea M. Bartel, Emily Brown & Melissa DeRosier

    This study tested the acceptability and efficacy of an innovative intelligent tutoring system (ITS), Adventures Aboard the S.S. GRIN, that translates the evidence-based in-person Social Skills... More

    pp. 321-332

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  10. Touch Arithmetic: A process-based Computer-Aided Assessment approach for capture of problem solving steps in the context of elementary mathematics

    Adewale Adesina, Roger Stone & Firat Batmaz, Department of Computer Science, United Kingdom; Ian Jones, Mathematics Education Centre, United Kingdom

    Technology today offers many new opportunities for innovation in educational assessment and feedback through rich assessment tasks, efficient scoring and reporting. However many Computer-Aided... More

    pp. 333-343

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  11. From evaluation to learning: Some aspects of designing a cyber-university

    Anna Helga Jonsdottir & Gunnar Stefansson

    Research is described on a system for web-assisted education and how it is used to deliver on-line drill questions, automatically suited to individual students. The system can store and display all... More

    pp. 344-351

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  12. Electronic outlining as a writing strategy: Effects on students' writing products, mental effort and writing process

    Milou J.R. de Smet & Saskia Brand-Gruwel, Open University in the Netherlands; Mariëlle Leijten, University of Antwerp, Belgium; Paul A. Kirschner, Open University in the Netherlands

    This study addresses to what extent and how electronic outlining enhances students' writing performance. To this end, the focus of this study is not only on students' final writing products but... More

    pp. 352-366

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  13. Assessing the effectiveness of feedback enabled simulation in teaching conceptual modeling

    Gayane Sedrakyan, K.U. Leuven, Belgium; Monique Snoeck & Stephan Poelmans, K.U.Leuven, Belgium

    It is commonly accepted that simulation contributes to a better learning quality while also promoting successful transfer of the skills to real-world environments. However, the practical use of... More

    pp. 367-382

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  14. Exploring teachers' perceptions on different CSCL script editing tools

    Luis P. Prieto, School of Telecommunications Engineering, Spain; Pierre Tchounikine, LIG, France; Juan I. Asensio-Pérez, School of Telecommunications Engineering, Spain; Pericles Sobreira, LIG, France; Yannis Dimitriadis, School of Telecommunications Engineering, Spain

    Despite the apparent maturity of the learning design field, and the variety of tooling available to support it, adoption among the teacher community (one of its alleged main targets) is still low. ... More

    pp. 383-396

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  15. Can openness to ICT and scientific research predict the ICT skills and ICT use of bachelor's students?

    Kurt De Wit, Datamanagement, Belgium; Dirk Heerwegh, Leuven Statistic Research Centre, Belgium; Jef C. Verhoeven, Centre for Sociological Research, Belgium

    In this article, we focus on the question of why some bachelor's students have more proficiency in ICT skills and use computers and the Internet more frequently than other students do. To answer... More

    pp. 397-413

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  16. The impact of transactional distance dialogic interactions on student learning outcomes in online and blended environments

    Kayode C.V. Ekwunife-Orakwue & Tian-Lih Teng

    This study measured how student interactions (as captured by Transactional Distance dialogue (Moore, 1993)) in online and blended learning environments impacted student learning outcomes, as... More

    pp. 414-427

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