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Khan, Sharifullah; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Azeem Abbas, Muhammad; Rehman, Arshia – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
One form of educational inequality is the disparity that exists between urban and rural settings. Equal distribution of quality education is a challenge for developing countries due to the unavailability of resources. Various approaches to equal distribution are distance learning, telecast learning and e-learning; however, these approaches cannot…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Rural Urban Differences, Equal Education
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Park, Youngmin; Xu, Ying; Collins, Penelope; Farkas, George; Warschauer, Mark – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The current study examines the effects of digital scaffolding on the English literacy of fourth- and sixth-grade students. A total of 1085 native English-speaking and language minority students from 25 treatment classes and 20 control classes across three school districts participated in this study for one school year. Treatment students read…
Descriptors: English, Language Arts, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods
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Diefes-Dux, Heidi A. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Engineering, when integrated into K-12 education, may offer a number of potential student learning and future success benefits. In a 5-year study, four cohorts of elementary teachers of grades 2 to 4 in a single US school district were provided with teacher professional development with engineering education. Teachers were prepared to teach…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Elementary Education, Longitudinal Studies, School Districts
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Liu, Tzu-Chien; Lin, Yi-Chun; Paas, Fred – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
This study investigated whether arrow-line cues can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of learning in a mobile device supported learning environment on leaf morphology of plants, either with or without the use of real plants. A cued and un-cued condition, in which primary school students used text and pictures on a tablet PC, were compared…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Cues, Plants (Botany)
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Acha, Joana – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
The present experiment investigated the effect of three different presentation modes in children's vocabulary learning with a self-guided multimedia programmes. Participants were 135 third and fourth grade children who read a short English language story presented by a computer programme. For 12 key (previously unknown) words in the story,…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Learning Processes, Grade 4, Vocabulary Development
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Lim, Cher, P.; Nonis, Darren; Hedberg, John – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2006
Based on the exploratory study of a 3D multiuser virtual environment (3D MUVE), known as Quest Atlantis (QA), in a series of Primary Four (10- to 11-year-olds) Science lessons at Orchard Primary School in Singapore, this paper examines the issues of learning engagement and describes the socio-cultural context of QA's implementation. The students…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Primary Education
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Trushell, John; Maitland, Amanda – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2005
The use of interactive storybooks in the primary classroom has the potential to facilitate pupils reading, in small groups or individually. However, critics have expressed concern at the exposure of pupils to interactive storybooks. In particular, concern has been expressed that the interactive animations and sound effects in such storybooks may…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Interactive Video, Elementary School Students, Computer Uses in Education
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Olkun, Sinan; Altun, Arif; Smith, Glenn – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2005
This research investigated the possible impacts of computers on Turkish fourth-grade students geometry scores and further geometric learning. The study used a pretestinterventionposttest experimental design. Results showed that students who did not have computers at home initially had lower geometry scores. However, these differences were…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grade 5, Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education