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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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Yuan, Guangji; Zhang, Jianwei – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
A learning community works with a collective knowledge space where members contribute and interact with one another's ideas to advance their community's knowledge. This study aims to explore designs of collective knowledge space to support cross-community interaction. A design experiment was conducted in four grade 5 classrooms with the support of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Sharing Behavior
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Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Chen, Mei-Rong Alice; Sung, Han-Yu; Lin, Meng-Hsuan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The capability of reading comprehension is one of the essential skills for learning different topics, and has been recognized as a challenging objective in the Chinese curriculum. In this study, a concept mapping-based summarization strategy was incorporated into flipped learning to improve students' reading comprehension. The participants of the…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Blended Learning, Reading Comprehension, Mandarin Chinese
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Cui, Jingjing; Yu, Shengquan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Flipped classroom is an approach that has been increasingly used in K-12 and higher education. Many studies on the flipped classroom have focused on student behaviors, with inadequate attention to student thinking, which is crucial to learning. Meanwhile, prior studies have examined the effects of visualization tools, such as concept map, on…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Concept Mapping, Graphs, Elementary School Students
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Hong, Jon-Chao; Tai, Kai-Hsin; Ye, Jian-Hong – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This study adapted a Chinese remote-associated game for team competition, and explored the correlates between self-efficacy in Chinese word learning, competitive anxiety, collective self-esteem in gameplay and flow experience. A total of 206 valid data was collected from fifth-grade students. The results of the confirmatory factor analysis and…
Descriptors: Chinese, Self Efficacy, Self Esteem, Anxiety
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Daley, Samantha G.; Hillaire, Garron; Sutherland, LeeAnn M. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
Technology makes possible abundant new opportunities to capture and display data in online learning environments. We describe here an example of using these opportunities to improve students' use of the rich supports available in online learning environments. We describe an example of a blended learning experience that uses an online inquiry-based…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Curriculum, Grade 6
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Huang, Yueh-Min; Liang, Tsung-Ho – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Tracking individual reading behaviors is a difficult task, as is carrying out real-time recording and analysis throughout the reading process, but these aims are worth pursuing. In this study, the reading rate is adopted as an indicator to identify different reading behaviors and comprehension outcomes. A reading rate tracking technique is thus…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Electronic Publishing, Books, Reading Comprehension
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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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Okita, Sandra Y. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
This study examined whether developing earlier forms of knowledge in specific learning environments prepares students better for future learning when they are placed in an unfamiliar learning environment. Forty-one students in the fifth and sixth grades learned to program robot movements using abstract concepts of speed, distance and direction.…
Descriptors: Robotics, Electronic Learning, Programming, Learning Processes
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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)