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Computers & Education

May 2015 Volume 84, Number 1

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Empowering EIL learning with a Web 2.0 resource: An initial finding from the cross campus Storybird feedback study

    Gloria Shu Mei Chwo

    Although much has been researched about feedback on traditional paper or wordprocessed compositions, responded to offline, little has yet been done on compositions published and responded to in a... More

    pp. 1-7

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  2. Gender and socioeconomic related differences in performance based ICT competences

    Koen Aesaert & Johan van Braak

    In the past, several studies have investigated the relationship between gender and socioeconomic status on the one hand, and students' ICT competences on the other. In this research field, two... More

    pp. 8-25

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  3. Educating online student teachers to master professional digital competence: The TPACK-framework goes online

    Cathrine Tømte, NIFU, Norway; Ann-Britt Enochsson, Department of Educational Studies, Sweden; Ulf Buskqvist, Department for Pedagogical Studies, Sweden; Asbjørn Kårstein, NIFU, Norway

    In this article we study how online teacher education programmes may enhance innovative ways of teaching and learning with Information and Communication Technology (ICT). We explore how online... More

    pp. 26-35

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  4. CALEE: A computer-assisted learning system for embedded OS laboratory exercises

    Edward T.-H. Chu & Chi-Wei Fang

    With the popularity of embedded systems and the consequently rising demand in the job market for professionals well-versed in them, embedded operating systems (EOSs) have become one of the core... More

    pp. 36-48

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  5. Digital media adoption in schools: Bottom-up, top-down, complementary or optional?

    Dominik Petko, Nives Egger, Andrea Cantieni & Barbara Wespi, Institute for Media and Schools, Switzerland

    Past research has suggested that innovation processes in schools are more successful when they are participatory and voluntary. To examine this notion, we categorized schools into one of four... More

    pp. 49-61

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  6. What's the difference? Learning collaboratively using iPads in conventional classrooms

    Garry Falloon

    Since its release in 2010, Apple's iPad has attracted much attention as an affordable and flexible learning tool for all levels of education. A number of trials have been undertaken exploring the... More

    pp. 62-77

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  7. Participation, interaction, and academic achievement in an online discussion environment

    Binbin Zheng, Michigan State University, United States; Mark Warschauer, University of California, Irvine, United States

    Though online writing can be beneficial for diverse students in out-of-school environments, there is little consensus on the value of its use in schools. This study examined the online discussion... More

    pp. 78-89

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  8. Cloud computing: The beliefs and perceptions of Swedish school principals

    Nena Lim, Curtin University, Australia; Åke Grönlund & Annika Andersson, Örebro University, Sweden

    This article highlights the importance of cloud computing in education and explores the environment surrounding schools' adoption of cloud services. Based on the technology leadership literature,... More

    pp. 90-100

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