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Zuiker, Steven J. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
As a global cyberinfrastructure, the Internet makes authentic digital problem spaces like educational virtual environments (EVEs) available to a wide range of classrooms, schools and education systems operating under different circumstantial, practical, social and cultural conditions. And yet, if the makers and users of EVEs both have a hand in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Wang, Qiyun; Woo, Huay Lit; Quek, Choon Lang; Yang, Yuqin; Liu, Mei – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Facebook is a popular social networking site. It, like many other new technologies, has potential for teaching and learning because of its unique built-in functions that offer pedagogical, social and technological affordances. In this study, the Facebook group was used as a learning management system (LMS) in two courses for putting up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Web Sites, Social Networks
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Chen, Wenli; Looi, Chee-Kit – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
A key stimulus of learning efficacy for students in the classroom is active participation and engagement in the learning process. This study examines the nature of teacher-student and student-student discourse when leveraged by an interactive technology--Group Scribbles (GS) in a Primary 5 Science classroom in Singapore which supports rapid…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Models, Computer Assisted Instruction, Logical Thinking
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Rappa, Natasha Anne; Yip, Daniel Kok Hoong; Baey, Shi Chen – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
This paper reviews the teaching and learning practices and processes that were adopted in a study that incorporated multi-user virtual environments to support General Paper teaching and learning. The paper discusses the roles of the teacher, student and ICT in facilitating engaged learning. As this project is the first of its kind for the subject…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Foreign Countries, Virtual Classrooms, Learner Engagement
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Mun, Wong Kin; Hew, Khe Foon; Cheung, Wing Sum – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
Although a number of researchers have examined response pad systems (RPSs) in higher education, there has been very little research at the K-12 level. This paper investigated the impact of using an RPS in the learning of physics concepts in a secondary school in Singapore. Two classes (n = 35 students in each class) of secondary five students…
Descriptors: Physics, Secondary School Science, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction
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Lim, Cher Ping; Chai, Ching Sing – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2008
In this study, we observed and interviewed six teachers from two Singapore primary school classrooms. The schools were reportedly achieving high levels of computer integration as reflected in a nationwide questionnaire survey. Out of the 18 lessons that we observed, 14 lessons have incorporated some elements of constructivist teaching. However,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Teaching Methods
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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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Shabajee, Paul; McBride, Brian; Steer, Damian; Reynolds, Dave – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2006
Singapore has many large and educationally valuable digital collections and is planning the development of many more. These digital collections contain historical, cultural and scientific multimedia objects, along with learning objects. At present, school teachers and pupils find it hard to locate many of these resources using traditional search…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semantics, Educational Resources, Research Projects
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Churchill, Daniel – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2006
This study explores the private theories of four vocational education teachers in Singapore who have engaged in the design of technology-based learning for their own classes. The understanding of teachers' private theories is important in the context of contemporary educational reforms, which emphasise the shift towards student-centred practices…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Educational Theories, Educational Technology, Vocational Education
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Lim, Cher Ping – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2002
Argues for a more holistic approach of studying ICT (information and communication technology) in schools by adopting a sociocultural perspective. Proposes a theoretical framework based on activity theory and describes the development of a research agenda for the study of ICT in Singapore schools. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Technology, Sociocultural Patterns
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Chen, Ai-Yen; Mashhadi, Azam; Ang, Daniel; Harkrider, Nancy – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1999
Focuses on the cultural and pedagogical considerations in the design of student-centered learning systems with particular reference to three cases in Singapore. The experiences illustrate some of the challenges and problems in designing and implementing learning systems in three different contexts: local-institutional, trans-institutional, and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer System Design, Computer Uses in Education, Culture
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Gupta, Renu – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1998
Compares Singapore students' composing behaviors and abilities in (1) hand-written and (2) computer essays using a spelling checker. Results indicate that the spelling checker benefits those students whose initial writing ability is poor and whose writing is blocked by an emphasis on the mechanical aspects of writing. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Foreign Countries
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Barker, Philip – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1988
Presents an overview of how computer assisted learning (CAL) techniques are being used within Singapore's educational system. Topics discussed include CAL in universities and elementary and secondary schools; the role of the Ministry of Education; computer education for teachers; and future possibilities, including courseware development and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Courseware, Educational Trends