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Education and Information Technologies

June 2014 Volume 19, Number 2

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Pedagogy with Information and Communications Technologies in Transition

    Mary Webb

    This paper presents an analysis of ways in which pedagogy with information and communications technologies (ICTs) may need to adapt to accommodate to a major shift in our conceptions of knowledge... More

    pp. 275-294

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  2. Using Computer-Assisted Instruction to Enhance Achievement of English Language Learners

    Jared Keengwe & Farhan Hussein

    Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in English-Language environments offer practice time, motivates students, enhance student learning, increase authentic materials that students can study, and has... More

    pp. 295-306

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  3. An In Service Training Course, (INSET) on ICT Pedagogy in Classroom Instruction for the Greek Primary School Teachers

    Nikolaos Amanatidis

    To meet the increasing demand for change in the incorporation of ICT in education the Greek Ministry of Education and the Institute of Educational Policy of Greece, launched a nationwide project of... More

    pp. 307-326

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  4. A Service Oriented Web Application for Learner Knowledge Representation, Management and Sharing Conforming to IMS LIP

    Fotis Lazarinis

    iLM is a Web based application for representation, management and sharing of IMS LIP conformant user profiles. The tool is developed using a service oriented architecture with emphasis on the easy ... More

    pp. 327-344

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  5. Personality and Learning Styles Surrounded by W3 Software: The Macao Portuguese School Case

    João Negreiros, Zelia Baptista & Leanda Lee

    One of the purposes of this study is to evaluate how the choice of teaching method can be assisted by knowledge of a student's personality type and learning style. The present research is... More

    pp. 345-359

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  6. A Quest for Meta-Learning Gains in a Physics Serious Game

    Dominique Verpoorten, Jean-Loup Castaigne, Wim Westera & Marcus Specht

    This paper describes how a short, repeated and structured opportunity to reflect was integrated in the storyline of a serious game in order to stimulate the development of a meta-cognitive skill:... More

    pp. 361-374

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  7. Bioinformatics in Middle East Program Curricula--A Focus on the Arabian Gulf

    Samia Loucif

    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the inclusion of bioinformatics in program curricula in the Middle East, focusing on educational institutions in the Arabian Gulf. Bioinformatics is a... More

    pp. 375-382

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  8. Categories for Barriers to Adoption of Instructional Technologies

    Pat Reid

    Although higher education has spent millions of dollars on instructional technologies, often higher education administration complains that instructors are not adopting them. Without a full... More

    pp. 383-407

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  9. Teacher Use of the Interactive Whiteboards in Flemish Secondary Education--Mapping against a Transition Framework

    Stijn Van Laer, Gary Beauchamp & Jozef Colpaert

    Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) are a relatively new, but increasingly more common, tool in the classrooms of Flemish Secondary schools. This paper reports on research which attempted to map not... More

    pp. 409-423

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  10. Blogging Pragmatics and Pedagogy: An Adventure in Faculty Development

    Crystal M. Ramsay, Destiny D. Aman & Barton K. Pursel

    As university faculty are increasingly called upon to "do more with less," particularly to teach more students with fewer resources, technology can provide viable solutions to pedagogical... More

    pp. 425-440

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  11. Mobile Phones in Education: Challenges and Opportunities for Learning

    Jared Keengwe, Gary Schnellert & Denise Jonas

    The millennials use mobile phones on a daily basis to keep in touch with family and friends (Lenhart 2010). However, the role of mobile phones in education needs to be close examined as educators... More

    pp. 441-450

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  12. A New Pedagogical Design for Geo-Informatics Courses Using an E-Training Support System

    Ahmed Sharaf Eldin, Alaa H. ElNahry, Adel Elsayed & Rania Elsayed Ibrahim

    The current study seeks to introduce a new pedagogical design for geo-informatics courses using an e-training support system. Laurillard's conversational approach based on conceptual... More

    pp. 451-467

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