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Education and Information Technologies

2018 Volume 23, Number 2

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Number of articles: 20

  1. Social Media in Higher Education: A Literature Review of Facebook

    Ritesh Chugh & Umar Ruhi

    The rapid adoption of social media technologies has resulted in a fundamental shift in the way communication and collaboration take place. As staff and students use social media technologies in... More

    pp. 605-616

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  2. A Survey of Student and Instructor Perceptions of Personal Mobile Technology Usage and Policies for the Classroom

    Ieda M. Santos, Otávio Bocheco & Claudine Habak

    This study explored student and instructor perceptions of personal mobile device usage and policies for appropriate practices in the classroom at a Brazilian higher education institution. The study... More

    pp. 617-632

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  3. A Survey of K-12 Teachers' Utilization of Social Networks as a Professional Resource

    Leah J. Hunter & Cristin M. Hall

    Teachers are increasingly using social networks, including social media and other Internet applications, to look for educational resources. This study shares results from a survey examining... More

    pp. 633-658

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  4. Students' Participation in Peer-to-Peer Communication Supported by Social Media

    Siriporn Mikum, Surachai Suksakulchai, Settachai Chaisanit & Elizabeth Murphy

    Social media (SM) support new approaches to learning that rely on voluntary, peer-to-peer communication using devices and software provided and managed by students rather than on institutional... More

    pp. 659-679

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  5. The Relationship between Sources of Self-Efficacy in Classroom Environments and the Strength of Computer Self-Efficacy Beliefs

    Yuwarat Srisupawong, Ravinder Koul, Jariya Neanchaleay, Elizabeth Murphy & Emmanuel Jean Francois

    Motivation and success in computer-science courses are influenced by the strength of students' self-efficacy (SE) beliefs in their learning abilities. Students with weak SE may struggle to be... More

    pp. 681-703

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  6. Language Play in a Second Language: Social Media as Contexts for Emerging Sociopragmatic Competence

    Annika Lantz-Andersson

    The aim of this study is to gain insights into students' language use on social media as part of the specific linguistic activities of second language (L2) learning, including development of... More

    pp. 705-724

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  7. Broadening Communication yet Holding Back: Teachers' Perceptions of Their Relationship with Students in the SNS-Era

    Alona Forkosh-Baruch & Arnon Hershkovitz

    Teacher-student relationship is vital for students' academic, emotional and social development, as well as for teachers' professional and personal development. This quantitative study examines... More

    pp. 725-740

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  8. Perceptions of Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) among Pre-Service Teachers in Estonia

    Piret Luik, Mere Taimalu & Reelika Suviste

    Most countries stress that preparing quality teachers for twenty-first century students is an essential task for teacher training institutions. Besides the skills for how to teach subjects... More

    pp. 741-755

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  9. Is the Flipped Classroom Model for All? Correspondence Analysis from Trainee Instructional Media Designers

    Nikolaos Pellas

    The educational potentials and challenges of "flipping" a classroom are today well-documented. However, taking into account the contradictory results, literature on the benefits in using ... More

    pp. 757-775

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  10. An Empirical Investigation of Campus Portal Usage

    Mohsen Saghapour, Mohammad Iranmanesh, Suhaiza Zailani & Gerald Guan Gan Goh

    This study has determined the determinants of the perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness and their influence on campus portal usage. A quantitative approach was employed, using a five-point... More

    pp. 777-795

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  11. Traditional and Flipped Classroom Approaches Delivered by Two Different Teachers: The Student Perspective

    Maria Limniou, Ian Schermbrucker & Minna Lyons

    The aim of this investigation was for students to express their views on teaching approaches delivered by two teachers under the perspectives of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) development,... More

    pp. 797-817

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  12. Learning Path Recommendation Based on Modified Variable Length Genetic Algorithm

    Pragya Dwivedi, Vibhor Kant & Kamal K. Bharadwaj

    With the rapid advancement of information and communication technologies, e-learning has gained a considerable attention in recent years. Many researchers have attempted to develop various e... More

    pp. 819-836

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  13. Using Socrative as an Online Homework Platform to Increase Students' Exam Scores

    Nuri Balta, Víctor-Hugo Perera-Rodríguez & Carlos Hervás-Gómez

    Socrative is an online assessment and student response tool that provides opportunities to increase student engagement in the classroom. We used Socrative as an online homework completing platform ... More

    pp. 837-850

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  14. Digital Educational Games and Mathematics. Results of a Case Study in Primary School Settings

    Emmanuel Fokides

    The study presents the results of a project in which a series of digital games were used for teaching Mathematics to first, fourth, and sixth-grade primary school students (ages 6-7, 8-9, and 11-12... More

    pp. 851-867

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  15. An Analysis of First Year Engineering Students' Satisfaction with a Support Distance Learning Program in Mathematics

    Nikolaos M. Matzakos & Michail Kalogiannakis

    An online support distance-learning program in Mathematics was developed to aid first year engineering students for their transition from the secondary to the tertiary education in order to... More

    pp. 869-891

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  16. Using Cloud Computing Services in e-Learning Process: Benefits and Challenges

    Abderrahim El Mhouti, Mohamed Erradi & Azeddine Nasseh

    During the recent years, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) play a significant role in the field of education and e-learning has become a very popular trend of the education... More

    pp. 893-909

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  17. Towards Automated e-Counselling System Based on Counsellors Emotion Perception

    Emmanuel Awuni Kolog & Calkin Suero Montero

    Emotions are a core semantic component of human communication. Since counsellors are humans we assume that their own state of emotions could affect their intuitional effort when taking decisions... More

    pp. 911-933

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  18. Factors, Issues and Interdependencies in the Incorporation of a Web 2.0 Based Learning Environment in Higher Education

    Theodoros Karvounidis, Konstantinos Chimos, Sotirios Bersimis & Christos Douligeris

    This work investigates the effect a Web 2.0 learning environment may have in higher education in adding value to the students' existing competencies. The major issues that this work examines are... More

    pp. 935-955

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  19. Application of Learning Analytics Using Clustering Data Mining for Students' Disposition Analysis

    Sanyam Bharara, Sai Sabitha & Abhay Bansal

    Learning Analytics (LA) is an emerging field in which sophisticated analytic tools are used to improve learning and education. It draws from, and is closely tied to, a series of other fields of... More

    pp. 957-984

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  20. Ubiquitous Learning Environments in Higher Education: A Scoping Literature Review

    Mari Aulikki Virtanen, Elina Haavisto, Eeva Liikanen & Maria Kääriäinen

    Ubiquitous learning and the use of ubiquitous learning environments heralds a new era in higher education. Ubiquitous learning environments enhance context-aware and seamless learning experiences... More

    pp. 985-998

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