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Computers & Education

March 2014 Volume 72, Number 1

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Number of articles: 32

  1. Integrating intuitive and novel grounded concepts in a dynamic geometry learning environment

    Jonathan M. Vitale, Graduate School of Education, United States; Michael I. Swart & John B. Black, Department of Human Development, United States

    The development of geometry knowledge requires integration of intuitive and novel concepts. While instruction may take many representational forms we argue that grounding novel information in... More

    pp. 231-248

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  2. Representation sequencing in computer-based engineering education

    Amy M. Johnson, Jana Reisslein & Martin Reisslein

    Multimedia engineering instruction typically includes verbal descriptions and diagrams, which can be presented in a contextualized format, using descriptions and illustrations of real-life elements... More

    pp. 249-261

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  3. The role of ICT coordinator. Priority and time dedicated to professional functions

    Francisco P. Rodríguez-Miranda & Francisco J. Pozuelos-Estrada, Department of Education, Spain; José C. León-Jariego, Department of Clinical, Experimental and Social Psychology, Spain

    This research analyses the ICT coordinator's role in primary schools in Andalusia, Spain. 101 coordinators filled in an online questionnaire that included a question regarding preferences about... More

    pp. 262-270

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  4. The effects of technology use in postsecondary education: A meta-analysis of classroom applications

    Richard F. Schmid, Robert M. Bernard & Eugene Borokhovski, Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance, Canada; Rana M. Tamim, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates; Philip C. Abrami, Michael A. Surkes, C. Anne Wade & Jonathan Woods, Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance, Canada

    This meta-analysis is a study of the experimental literature of technology use in postsecondary education from 1990 up to 2010 exclusive of studies of online or distance education previously... More

    pp. 271-291

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  5. The fragmented educator 2.0: Social networking sites, acceptable identity fragments, and the identity constellation

    Royce Kimmons, University of Idaho, United States; George Veletsianos, Royal Roads University, Canada

    Social networking sites (SNS) have been used to support educational and professional endeavors. However, little research has been done to understand the relationship between educator identity and... More

    pp. 292-301

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  6. Children and parents' reading of an augmented reality picture book: Analyses of behavioral patterns and cognitive attainment

    Kun-Hung Cheng, Digital Content Production Center, Taiwan; Chin-Chung Tsai, Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education, Taiwan

    Previous studies on augmented reality (AR) book learning have not provided an in-depth examination of the learning process, especially the interaction involved in child–parent shared book reading. ... More

    pp. 302-312

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  7. Using calibration to enhance students' self-confidence in English vocabulary learning relevant to their judgment of over-confidence and predicted by smartphone self-efficacy and English learning anxiety

    Jon-Chao Hong, Ming-Yueh Hwang, Kai-Hsin Tai & Yi-Ling Chen

    In this paper, calibration was introduced to improve English vocabulary learning for learners to reduce the number of repetitions and to improve vocabulary memorization. Thus, an App for the iPhone... More

    pp. 313-322

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  8. Learning from video modeling examples: Effects of seeing the human model's face

    Tamara van Gog, Ilse Verveer & Lise Verveer

    Video modeling examples in which a human(-like) model shows learners how to perform a task are increasingly used in education, as they have become very easy to create and distribute in e-learning... More

    pp. 323-327

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  9. Effects of prior knowledge on learning from different compositions of representations in a mobile learning environment

    Tzu-Chien Liu & Yi-Chun Lin, National Central University, Taiwan; Fred Paas, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Two experiments examined the effects of prior knowledge on learning from different compositions of multiple representations in a mobile learning environment on plant leaf morphology for primary... More

    pp. 328-338

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  10. Personalized messages in a brewery educational simulation: Is the personalization principle less robust than previously thought?

    Cyril Brom, Edita Bromová & Filip Děchtěrenko, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Czech Republic; Michaela Buchtová, Faculty of Arts, Czech Republic; Martin Pergel, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Czech Republic

    The personalization principle, one of the design principles of multimedia learning, states that people learn better from multimedia presentations when instructions are in a conversational style... More

    pp. 339-366

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  11. Learning strategies and multimedia techniques for scaffolding size and scale cognition

    Alejandra J. Magana

    Size and scale cognition is a critical aptitude associated with reasoning with concepts and systems in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). However, the teaching and learning... More

    pp. 367-377

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  12. Internet ethics of adolescents: Understanding demographic differences

    Wilfred W.F. Lau & Allan H.K. Yuen

    The current generation of adolescents, who are generally described as digital natives, have greater access to and are greater consumers of information than previous generations. However,... More

    pp. 378-385

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