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Computers & Education

March 2016 Volume 94, Number 1

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Number of articles: 21

  1. Mobile apps for science learning: Review of research

    Janet Mannheimer Zydney & Zachary Warner

    This review examined articles on mobile apps for science learning published from 2007 to 2014. A qualitative content analysis was used to investigate the science mobile app research for its mobile ... More

    pp. 1-17

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  2. Applying an online game-based formative assessment in a flowchart-based intelligent tutoring system for improving problem-solving skills

    Danial Hooshyar & Rodina Binti Ahmad, Department of Software Engineering, Malaysia; Moslem Yousefi, Center of Systems and Machines Intelligence, Malaysia; Moein Fathi, Department of Software Engineering, Malaysia; Shi-Jinn Horng, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Taiwan; Heuiseok Lim, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Korea (South)

    Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) have been producing consistent learning gains for decades. However, a common problem with these systems is maintaining student engagement without reducing the... More

    pp. 18-36

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  3. Forecasting errors in student media multitasking during homework completion

    Charles Calderwood, Jeffrey D. Green, Jennifer A. Joy-Gaba & Jaclyn M. Moloney

    Media multitasking during homework completion has reached epidemic proportions in the modern educational environment. There is a crucial need to resolve the paradox of why students engage in these ... More

    pp. 37-48

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  4. Motivation to learn in massive open online courses: Examining aspects of language and social engagement

    Miri Barak, Head of the Science and Learning Technology Group, Israel; Abeer Watted, The Department of Education in Science and Technology, Israel; Hossam Haick, The Department of Chemical Engineering, Israel

    Learning is mediated by language of instruction and social engagement. Both factors may play a significant role in understanding motivation to learn in massive open online courses (MOOCs).... More

    pp. 49-60

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  5. Investigating the effects of a backchannel on university classroom interactions: A mixed-method case study

    David Baron, Andrew Bestbier & Jennifer M. Case, Department of Chemical Engineering, South Africa; Brandon I. Collier-Reed, Department of Mechanical Engineering, South Africa

    Exploratory studies have started to demonstrate the potential value of digital backchannels for enhancing interaction in university lectures. The present study was conducted in a third year... More

    pp. 61-76

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  6. Modelling Serbian pre-service teachers' attitudes towards computer use: A SEM and MIMIC approach

    Timothy Teo, University of Macau, China; Verica Milutinović, University of Kragujevac; Mingming Zhou, University of Macau, China

    The purpose of this study is to examine the predictors that influence Mathematics pre-services teachers' attitudes toward computers use. Five variables (perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use,... More

    pp. 77-88

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  7. The effects of an online student-constructed test strategy on knowledge construction

    Fu-Yun Yu, Institute of Education, Taiwan; Chun-Ping Wu, Department of Educational Technology, Taiwan

    The differential effects of online student-constructed tests (SCT) and student-generated questions (SGQ) strategies on knowledge construction in term of the breadth, depth, interconnectivity and... More

    pp. 89-101

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  8. A meta-analysis of the effects of audience response systems (clicker-based technologies) on cognition and affect

    Nathaniel J. Hunsu, Olusola Adesope & Dan James Bayly

    Audience Response Systems (ARS) are thought to be a good way of using technology to increase engagement in the classroom and have been widely adopted by many instructors seeking to improve academic... More

    pp. 102-119

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  9. Teacher readiness for online learning: Scale development and teacher perceptions

    Min-Ling Hung

    The purpose of this research is to examine elementary and middle school teachers' readiness as online learners on the basis of the Teacher Readiness for Online Learning Measure (TROLM). This paper ... More

    pp. 120-133

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  10. Time for a new approach to prepare future teachers for educational technology use: Its meaning and measurement

    Jo Tondeur, Department of Educational Studies, Belgium; Johan van Braak, Department of Educational Studies, Ghent University, Belgium; Fazilat Siddiq, Department of Teacher Education and School Research, Norway; Ronny Scherer, Centre for Educational Measurement at University of Oslo (CEMO), Norway

    The main objective of this study is to develop a self-report instrument to measure pre-service teachers' perceptions of the extent to which they experience the necessary support and training in... More

    pp. 134-150

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  11. Look at me and pay attention! A study on the relation between visibility and attention in weblectures

    H. Korving & M. Hernández, Utrecht University; E. De Groot, University Medical Centre Utrecht

    Online educational content is becoming increasingly popular in higher education. In prior studies it has been reported that students prefer weblectures with a visible lecturer over weblectures... More

    pp. 151-161

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  12. Conceptualizing effective feedback practice through an online community of inquiry

    Shih-Hsien Yang

    This study applied Garrison, Anderson, and Archer's (2000) community of inquiry (CoI) framework to teacher learning by designing and investigating online participatory practice in which 14... More

    pp. 162-177

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  13. An update to the systematic literature review of empirical evidence of the impacts and outcomes of computer games and serious games

    Elizabeth A. Boyle, School of Media, Culture and Society, United Kingdom; Thomas Hainey & Thomas M. Connolly, School of Engineering and Computing, United Kingdom; Grant Gray, School of Media, Culture and Society, United Kingdom; Jeffrey Earp & Michela Ott, Istituto Tecnologie Didattiche (ITD), Italy; Theodore Lim, Herriot Watt University, United Kingdom; Manuel Ninaus, Department of Psychology, Austria; Claudia Ribeiro & João Pereira, INESC-ID, Portugal

    Continuing interest in digital games indicated that it would be useful to update Connolly et al.'s (2012) systematic literature review of empirical evidence about the positive impacts and outcomes ... More

    pp. 178-192

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  14. Who should pick up the bill? Distributing the financial burden of technological innovations in schools

    Mamdouh Hassan, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium; Benny Geys, Norwegian Business School BI, Norway

    Technological innovations in classrooms generally come with substantial financial price tags. Although the distribution of such financial costs is of critical importance to practitioners, ... More

    pp. 193-203

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  15. The moderating effects of parenting styles on the relation between the internet attitudes and internet behaviors of high-school students in Taiwan

    Hui-Lien Chou, Chien Chou & Chao-Hsiu Chen

    The purpose of this study is to investigate how parenting styles moderate the relation between the Internet attitudes and behaviors of high-school-aged students in Taiwan. We review the literature ... More

    pp. 204-214

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  16. Automation of mathematics examinations

    Christopher J. Sangwin, School of Mathematics, United Kingdom; Nadine Köcher, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, Germany

    Assessment is a key component of all educational systems, and automatic online assessment is becoming increasingly common for formative work in mathematics. This paper reports an investigation of... More

    pp. 215-227

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  17. The effects of 3D multi-user virtual environments on freshmen university students' conceptual and spatial learning and presence in departmental orientation

    Hakan Tüzün & Fatih Özdinç, Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology, Turkey

    The purpose of this study was to examine the usefulness of 3D multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) for freshmen orientation purposes. To do so, a virtual orientation environment was developed on... More

    pp. 228-240

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  18. Building models explaining student participation behavior in asynchronous online discussion

    Sean Goggins & Wanli Xing

    Previous studies have invested much effort in understanding how participation in asynchronous online discussion affects student learning, and what factors influence student participation behavior. ... More

    pp. 241-251

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  19. The effects of integrating mobile devices with teaching and learning on students' learning performance: A meta-analysis and research synthesis

    Yao-Ting Sung, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling; Kuo-En Chang, Grad. Institute of Information and Computer Education; Tzu-Chien Liu, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling

    Mobile devices such as laptops, personal digital assistants, and mobile phones have become a learning tool with great potential in both classrooms and outdoor learning. Although there have been... More

    pp. 252-275

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  20. ICT-supported peer interaction among learners in Bachelor's and Master's thesis courses

    Naghmeh Aghaee, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Sweden; Christina Keller, Informatics, Sweden

    Peer interaction and collaborative learning through the use of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is used to an increasing extent in higher education. Universities attempt to motivate... More

    pp. 276-297

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