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Computers & Education

August 2016 Volume 99, Number 1

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Closing the gender gap in STEM with friendly male instructors? On the effects of rapport behavior and gender of a virtual agent in an instructional interaction

    Nicole C. Krämer & Bilge Karacora, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany; Gale Lucas, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, United States; Morteza Dehghani, University of Southern California, United States; Gina Rüther, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany; Jonathan Gratch, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, United States

    While numerous research endeavors address the effects of pedagogical agents, the role of the agent's gender and its rapport behavior has been neglected. We hypothesize that a minimal amount of... More

    pp. 1-13

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  2. Social networking, knowledge sharing, and student learning: The case of university students

    Mustafa I.M. Eid & Ibrahim M. Al-Jabri

    The recent development of social networking brought new opportunities not only for socializing and marketing but also for knowledge sharing and learning. As the social computing technology is... More

    pp. 14-27

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  3. The impact of an online project-based learning environment with group awareness support on students with different self-regulation levels: An extended-period experiment

    Jian-Wei Lin, Department of International Business, Taiwan; Chia-Wen Tsai, Department of Information Management, Taiwan

    Group awareness (GA) has drawn much attention in the computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) because GA can influence online collaborative learning behavior. Notably, an online environment... More

    pp. 28-38

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  4. Flexible thinking in learning: An individual differences measure for learning in technology-enhanced environments

    Miri Barak & Ariella Levenberg

    In an era of global changes, flexible thinking is a key competency, necessary for learning in technology-enhanced environments. Advancements in instructional science and educational technologies... More

    pp. 39-52

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  5. Differential impact of learning path based versus conventional instruction in science education

    Cindy De Smet, Bram De Wever, Tammy Schellens & Martin Valcke, Ghent University, Belgium

    Learning paths have the potential to change the teaching and learning interaction between teachers and students in a computer-supported learning environment. However, empirical research about... More

    pp. 53-67

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  6. Closing the gaps – Improving literacy and mathematics by ict-enhanced collaboration

    Annika Agélii Genlott & Åke Grönlund

    Literacy and mathematics are necessary skills that for different reasons unfortunately not everybody acquires sufficiently. In OECD countries there is also a gender gap; boys lag behind girls in... More

    pp. 68-80

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  7. Examining the influence of saliency of peer-induced distractions on direction of gaze and lecture recall

    Natalie E. Phillips, Brandon C.W. Ralph, Jonathan S.A. Carriere & Daniel Smilek

    In two experiments, we recorded participants' direction of gaze as they watched a lecture video while a nearby researcher (sitting in-view of the participant) either: (a) attentively watched the... More

    pp. 81-93

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