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Crompton, Helen; Burke, Diane; Lin, Yi-Ching – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The rise of mobile learning in schools during the past decade has led to promises about the power of mobile learning to extend and enhance student cognitive engagement. The purpose of this study was to examine trends to determine the cognitive level students are involved in within mobile learning activities. This systematic review involved an…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Wu, Bian; Yu, Xiaoxue; Hu, Yiling – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
With the continuous deployment of ICT in K-12 education, strong access but weak uptake has become the greatest challenge for ICT implementation in schools. As the pioneer of China's K-12 educational reform, Shanghai draws our attention in terms of the critical factors and the underlying mechanism of ICT transformation in K-12 schools. The study…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Information Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Lindberg, Renny S. N.; Laine, Teemu H.; Haaranen, Lassi – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
An increasing number of countries have recently included programming education in their curricula. Similarly, utilizing programming concepts in gameplay has become popular in the videogame industry. Although many games have been developed for learning to program, their variety and their correspondence to national curricula remain an uncharted…
Descriptors: Programming, Computer Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
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Xu, Zhihong; Wijekumar, Kausalai; Ramirez, Gilbert; Hu, Xueyan; Irey, Robin – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This meta-analysis examined the effectiveness of improving reading comprehension for students in K-12 classrooms using intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs), a computer-based learning environment that provides customizable and immediate feedback to the learner. Nineteen studies from 13 publications incorporating approximately 10 000 students were…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Meta Analysis, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Effect Size
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Adkins, Deborah; Guerreiro, Meg – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Learning styles (LS) have been used for classifying students by their preferences relative to taking information in, processing it and demonstrating their ability in the context of education. This paper investigates the role of LS in K-12 education by considering the manner in which student LS are assessed and the extent to which they have…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Learner Engagement
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Hrastinski, Stefan; Cleveland-Innes, Martha; Stenbom, Stefan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Online tutors play a critical role in e-learning and need to have an appropriate set of skills in addition to subject matter expertise. This paper explores how digital badges can be used to encourage the development of online tutoring skills. Based on previous research, we defined three digital badges, which are examples of essential tutoring…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Tutors, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Cavus, Nadire; Ibrahim, Dogan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
The topic of this paper is to describe the development of an interactive application that can be used in teaching English as a second language using children's stories in mobile devices. The aim of this experimental study has been to find out the potential of using the developed interactive mobile application in improving the learning skills such…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Experimental Groups
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Gunter, Glenda A.; Reeves, Jennifer L. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Educators are eager to understand how technology is being used in PK-12 classrooms in the US. Administrators, in particular, are interested in determining the most effective methods for educating teachers to integrate newer technologies into their curriculums. Research supports that students learn best when the process is hands-on, interactive and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Vermeulen, Marjan; Kreijns, Karel; van Buuren, Hans; Van Acker, Frederik – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This study investigated whether school organizational variables (ie, transformative leadership (TL), ICT-infrastructure (technical and social) and organizational learning climate were related to teachers' dispositional variables (ie, attitude, perceived norm and perceived behavior control [PBC]). The direct and indirect influences of the…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Transformational Leadership, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Lin, Xiaofan; Hu, Xiaoyong; Hu, Qintai; Liu, Zhichun – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
Analysing the structure of a social network can help us understand the key factors influencing interaction and collaboration in a virtual learning community (VLC). Here, we describe the mechanisms used in social network analysis (SNA) to analyse the social network structure of a VLC for teachers and discuss the relationship between face-to-face…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Social Networks, Cooperation, Network Analysis
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Leinonen, Teemu; Keune, Anna; Veermans, Marjaana; Toikkanen, Tarmo – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
This study takes a design-based research approach to explore how applications designed for mobile devices could support reflection in learning in K-12 education. Use of mobile devices is increasing in schools. Most of the educational apps support single-person use of interactive learning materials, simulations and learning games. Apps designed to…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Reflection
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Kellogg, Shaun; Edelmann, Achim – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
This paper presents the Massively Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed) network dataset. It entails information on two online communication networks resulting from two consecutive offerings of the MOOC called "The Digital Learning Transition in K-12 Schools" in spring and fall 2013. The courses were offered to educators from the USA…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Open Education, Teacher Education Programs, Faculty Development
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Kadijevich, Djordje M. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Because the relationship between computer use and achievement is still puzzling, there is a need to prepare and analyze good quality datasets on computer use and achievement. Such a dataset can be derived from TIMSS data. This paper describes how this dataset can be prepared. It also gives an example of how the dataset may be analyzed. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Computer Use, Test Items, Problem Sets
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Farrow, Robert; Pitt, Rebecca; de los Arcos, Beatriz; Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Weller, Martin; McAndrew, Patrick – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
The true power of comparative research around the impact and use of open educational resources is only just being realised, largely through the work done by the Hewlett-funded OER Research Hub, based at The Open University (UK). Since late 2012, the project has used a combination of surveys, interviews and focus groups to gather data about the use…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Surveys, Interviews
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Livingstone, Sonia; Cagiltay, Kursat; Ólafsson, Kjartan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
In the EU Kids Online II project, data were collected from children and parents via in-home face-to-face interviews in 25 European countries to examine children's Internet use, activities and skills, the risk of harm they encountered, parental awareness, and safety strategies regarding children's Internet use and risks. The project provides…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Children, Internet, Mass Media Use
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