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Li, Yi; Wang, Qiu; Lei, Jing – Computers in the Schools, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine factors that influence Chinese teachers' attitudes toward using technology. Using the technology acceptance model (TAM) as the framework, the study considered the social and cultural in China, and included a new external variable--policy--along with perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, facilitation…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Social Influences
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Léger, Pierre-Majorique; An Nguyen, Thanh; Charland, Patrick; Sénécal, Sylvain; Lapierre, Hugo G.; Fredette, Marc – Computers in the Schools, 2019
The study investigates how learner experience with applications (apps) and how app types (native vs. non-native) influence performance in reading comprehension. Twenty-five high school students used different apps to read four texts. The students were asked to use the annotation feature of the apps to facilitate their reading. Ease of use,…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Performance Factors, Student Experience, Reading Comprehension
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Fagan, Mary Helen – Computers in the Schools, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the acceptance of mobile learning by students in a higher education setting. The unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) was extended to include hedonic motivation, operationalized as enjoyment, as well as social influence in a field study involving the adoption of iPad mobile devices.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Carissoli, C.; Di Natale, A. F.; Caputo, M.; Triberti, S.; La Paglia, F.; La Barbera, D.; Villani, D. – Computers in the Schools, 2019
Despite research having highlighted the positive outcomes of the use of videogames to learn, their integration into school contexts remains rare. Literature recognizes the importance of user's technology acceptance to predict the intention to use and the adoption of new technology in several settings. So far, investigations have primarily focused…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Video Games, Educational Environment, Game Based Learning
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Menano, Luisa; Fidalgo, Patrícia; Santos, Ieda M.; Thormann, Joan – Computers in the Schools, 2019
This article incorporates a multidisciplinary approach by reviewing the use of 3D printing and 3D printing in art. It contains a brief background about the 3D printing process and a description of how 3D printing is being used in schools. Examples of how artists are currently using this new technology are provided to encourage art education…
Descriptors: Art Education, Printing, Visual Aids, Computer Uses in Education
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Tomczyk, Lukasz – Computers in the Schools, 2019
The research objective was to determine the level of digital literacy (DL) among teachers. The scope of DL was narrowed to the issue of the safe use of electronic media. The research was conducted using a competency test and diagnostic survey. The following aspects of DL were measured: awareness of the mechanisms of communication with other…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Privacy, Computer Mediated Communication, Telecommunications
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Alfayez, Abdulaziz A.; Lambert, Judy – Computers in the Schools, 2019
The Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia implemented a new computer science curriculum in 2008. There was speculation that many computer science teachers did not possess sufficient knowledge of computational thinking needed to teach this subject. To investigate this topic, a quantitative research study was conducted with 55 male computer science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Males, Secondary School Teachers
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Zipke, Marcy; Ingle, Jeanne Carey; Moorehead, Tanya – Computers in the Schools, 2019
Multiple case study was used to explore the impact of a modeling approach on pre-service teachers' self-efficacy and willingness to integrate technology into their elementary lessons. Three primary investigators infused educational technology with a range of objectives into teacher education courses. A survey measured student comfort with and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Modeling (Psychology), Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes
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Young, Jay R.; Davies, Randall S.; Jenkins, Jeffrey L.; Pfleger, Isaac – Computers in the Schools, 2019
This study examined the potential use of keystroke dynamics to create keyprints (typing fingerprints) to authenticate individuals in online courses. Previous studies have determined that keystroke typing patterns are unique; in addition to replicating these findings, this study explored best practices for implementing keyprint signatures in…
Descriptors: Identification, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Users (Information), Online Courses
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Xin, Joy F.; L. Affrunti, Rachel – Computers in the Schools, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine whether English language learners (ELLs) would increase their vocabulary scores in the areas of word recognition, word meaning, and word application when iPads were used during vocabulary instruction. Five third-grade ELLs, at risk of being diagnosed as having learning disabilities, participated in the…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computer Assisted Instruction, Vocabulary Development, English Language Learners
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Frazier, Denise K.; Trekles, Anastasia M.; Spores, John M. – Computers in the Schools, 2019
Technology initiatives bring fear and excitement for students and educators, waning over time as devices lose their novelty, yet research related to long-term 1:1 adoption is lacking. The purpose of this research was to follow up with one Midwestern elementary school during its second year of iPad adoption. A "Qualtrics" survey was used…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Zimmerle, Joanna C.; Wall, Anne S. – Computers in the Schools, 2019
Although the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was enacted 20 years ago, the recently updated General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has renewed public interest in privacy policies. Under both COPPA and GDPR, companies must abide by strict regulations protecting children's personal data. Lengthy and oftentimes ambiguous policies…
Descriptors: Privacy, Computer Security, Computer Oriented Programs, Web Sites
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Macaruso, Paul; Wilkes, Shani; Franzén, Sarah; Schechter, Rachel – Computers in the Schools, 2019
This three-year longitudinal study tracked the reading performance of 68 kindergarten students from low SES backgrounds. These students received instruction with a blended learning program--Lexia® Core5® Reading--from the start of kindergarten through second grade. During each school year the students made significant gains on a standardized…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Low Income Students, Blended Learning, Grade 1
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Walsh, Valerie; Farren, Margaret – Computers in the Schools, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the barriers to implementing iPads in a primary school setting. The participants in this study included four subject specialist teachers and an ICT coordinator. To gather their views on the use of iPads as instructional tools in the classroom, semi-structured interviews were conducted and teachers' diaries…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Barriers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kale, Ugur; Akcaoglu, Mete; Cullen, Theresa; Goh, Debbie – Computers in the Schools, 2018
This study attempts to determine whether teachers' access to computational thinking (CT) and CT technologies varies by rurality (rural versus urban) of the school county and grade level taught (primary versus secondary). A total of 81 teachers from West Virginia, Georgia, and Oklahoma participated in this survey study. Overall, teachers found CT…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Rural Urban Differences, Rural Schools, Urban Schools
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