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Computers & Education

June 2016 Volume 97, Number 1

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Prepared to teach ESL with ICT? A study of digital competence in Norwegian teacher education

    Fredrik Mørk Røkenes & Rune Johan Krumsvik

    The purpose of this study is to examine how secondary student teachers are educated to teach with ICT through an English as a Second Language (ESL) didactics course offered at a teacher education... More

    pp. 1-20

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  2. Training nursing students' communication skills with online video peer assessment

    Chin-Yuan Lai

    Communication is an important skill which nursing students must master in order to be effective in their career. One of the purposes of this study was to implement an online video peer assessment... More

    pp. 21-30

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  3. Knowledge building and the quantity, content and quality of the interaction and participation of students in an online collaborative learning environment

    Ümmühan Avcı Yücel & Yasemin Koçak Usluel, Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology, Turkey

    The processes of knowledge building, the interaction and participation of students in an online collaborative learning environment and the relations among them are investigated. The investigation... More

    pp. 31-48

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  4. Do interpersonal skills and interpersonal perceptions predict student learning in CSCL-environments?

    Bert Slof, Danique Nijdam & Jeroen Janssen

    Although Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) is regarded as an effective pedagogical approach, this heavily depends on whether its members function effectively as a group. This study... More

    pp. 49-60

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  5. Young children's use of touch screen tablets for writing and reading at home: Relationships with emergent literacy

    Michelle M. Neumann

    Young children's literacy experiences at home shape the development of emergent literacy skills. Due to the increasing use of touch screen tablets (e.g., iPads) in homes and early education... More

    pp. 61-68

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  6. Measuring English vocabulary size via computerized adaptive testing

    Wen-Ta Tseng

    Measuring English vocabulary size in EFL contexts normally requires a large number of test items and relies on paper-and-pencil (P&P) formats. The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility... More

    pp. 69-85

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  7. The factors that predispose students to continuously use cloud services: Social and technological perspectives

    Yong-Ming Huang

    Cloud services have been widely used in education in recent years. However, the factors that determine students' continuance intention to use such services have received surprisingly little... More

    pp. 86-96

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  8. Cooperation begins: Encouraging critical thinking skills through cooperative reciprocity using a mobile learning game

    Hyunjeong Lee, Hanyang University, Korea (South); David Parsons, The Mind Lab. Unitech, New Zealand; Gyuhyun Kwon & Jieun Kim, Hanyang University, Korea (South); Krassie Petrova, AUT University, New Zealand; Eunju Jeong & Hokyoung Ryu, Hanyang University, Korea (South)

    Mobile learning has the advantage of being able to be used within and between contexts and can also be seamlessly integrated into broader learning experiences that include other forms of learning. ... More

    pp. 97-115

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  9. Interactivity in online discussions and learning outcomes

    Carmel Kent, Haifa University, Israel; Esther Laslo, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel; Sheizaf Rafaeli, Haifa University, Israel

    The increased use of online discussions in learning environments both formal and informal, positions the construct of interactivity as central to learning. Interactivity in learning communities'... More

    pp. 116-128

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  10. Visual programming languages integrated across the curriculum in elementary school: A two year case study using “Scratch” in five schools

    José-Manuel Sáez-López, Marcos Román-González & Esteban Vázquez-Cano

    Several authors and studies highlight the benefits of the integration of Computer Science into K-12 education. Applications such as Scratch have been demonstrated to be effective in educational... More

    pp. 129-141

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