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Kim, Jackie Hee-Young; Jung, Hye-Yoon – Computers in the Schools, 2010
South Korea has adopted the widespread use of digital textbooks. Part school reform and part an effort to prepare today's children for tomorrow's challenging world, the way in which this effort was implemented and the lessons learned are valuable. This article highlights the history of the digital textbook project and compares printed textbooks…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Textbooks, Self Efficacy, Student Motivation
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Liao, Yuen-kuang Cliff; Chang, Huei-wen; Chen, Yu-wen – Computers in the Schools, 2008
A meta-analysis was performed to synthesize existing research comparing the effects of computer applications (i.e., computer-assisted instruction, computer simulations, and Web-based learning) versus traditional instruction on elementary school students' achievement in Taiwan. Forty-eight studies were located from four sources, and their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers
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Liu, Leping; Aberasturi, Suzanne M.; Axtell, Kulwadee; Richmond, Aaron – Computers in the Schools, 2007
Publication bias refers to a tendency to publish articles with significant results over publications with nonsignificant results. In this article we first review the literature of publication bias focusing on the three major determinants (file drawer significance, file drawer effect size, and file drawer sample size) and two interrelated sources…
Descriptors: Sample Size, Information Technology, Periodicals, Effect Size
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McFadden, Anna C.; Marsh, George E., II; Price, Barrie Jo – Computers in the Schools, 2002
The rapid growth of the Internet and intranets supports the infrastructure necessary for computer-based testing (CBT). The parallel growth of sophisticated computer programming and powerful computers offers new possibilities in testing, such as Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT), where the responses of the subject dictate the nature of the test…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Formative Evaluation, Comparative Analysis
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Dudley-Marling, Curt; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1988
Discussion of the evaluation of educational software highlights two evaluation methods: (1) the York Educational Software Evaluation Scales (YESES), a criterion-based evaluation, and (2) a field-testing approach developed at York University. Guidelines for the field-testing approach include an emphasis on the observation of students. (22…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education