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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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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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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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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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Djamàa, Sara – Computers in the Schools, 2018
In light of the paramount value placed on critical thinking (CT) in higher education and the scarcity of research into the use of cinematic adaptations to this end, this study investigated the incorporation of film into the source literature to hone students' cognitive skills in the areas of analysis, inference, evaluation, induction, and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Lorenzo, Manuel Ferraz; Trujillo, Cristian Machado – Computers in the Schools, 2018
Information and communication technologies (ICT) have brought about renewed spaces for the societies of today, full of possibility and transformation. Bordering on the infinite, these spaces have generated new activities and behaviors. This technological scenario is now commonplace, an everyday reality that has taken root in our lives with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Processes, Information Technology, Communications
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Kirkpatrick, Lori; Brown, Heather M.; Searle, Michelle; Smyth, Rachael E.; Ready, Emily A.; Kennedy, Kathleen – Computers in the Schools, 2018
The goal of this study was to add to the existing literature by examining the effect of 1:1 iPad integration on the achievement of Canadian Grade 7 students. The school board we worked with provided an iPad to each Grade 7 student in the district to keep for the remainder of their time in the district. We examined the impact of the iPads on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Handheld Devices
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Ogbuanya, Theresa Chinyere; Onele, Nicholas Ogbonna – Computers in the Schools, 2018
This study compared efficiency of desktop virtual reality with a conventional classroom learning practice for the teaching and learning of electrical/electronics technology. This was measured through academic achievement, learning interest, and engagement. A quasi-experimental design was employed for this study. Four universities were used for the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation
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Blau, Ina; Grinberg, Ronen; Shamir-Inbal, Tamar – Computers in the Schools, 2018
This study examines the meaning attributed to the contribution of technology to pedagogical practices from the perspective of school ICT leaders. While previous studies use metaphors for bottom-up exploration, this study employs an innovative combination of bottom-up and top-down metaphor analysis based on two frameworks: (a) metaphors of general…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Influence of Technology, Semi Structured Interviews, Coordinators
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Petko, Dominik; Prasse, Doreen; Cantieni, Andrea – Computers in the Schools, 2018
Decades of research have shown that technological change in schools depends on multiple interrelated factors. Structural equation models explaining the interplay of factors often suffer from high complexity and low coherence. To reduce complexity, a more robust structural equation model was built with data from a survey of 349 Swiss primary school…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Teacher Surveys
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Khlaif, Zuheir – Computers in the Schools, 2018
Factors influencing the adoption and acceptance of tablets as a mobile technology were explored one year after their integration in middle schools in Palestine. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 15 teachers. The participants held a variety of attitudes toward accepting mobile technologies in their instruction. The findings revealed…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Adoption (Ideas), Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Cattaneo, Alberto A. P.; van der Meij, Hans; Sauli, Florinda – Computers in the Schools, 2018
Recent technological advances are rekindling educational interest in hypervideo (HV). HV provides a good opportunity for enhanced teaching and learning thanks to its affordances for interactivity (advanced navigation control, hyperlinking with supplementary materials, and communication options). This study investigated how these functionalities…
Descriptors: Interactive Video, Vocational Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Price, C. B.; Price-Mohr, R. M. – Computers in the Schools, 2018
All primary school children in England are required to write computer programs and learn about computational thinking. There are moves in other countries to this effect such as the U.S. K-12 Computer Science Framework (CSF) for development. Debates on how to program and what constitutes computational thinking are ongoing. Here we report on a study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Programming, Coding
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Abidin, Zaenal; Mathrani, Anuradha; Hunter, Roberta; Parsons, David – Computers in the Schools, 2017
Implementing mobile learning in curriculum-based educational settings faces challenges related to perceived ethical and learning issues. This study investigated the affordances of mobile technologies to support mathematics instruction by teachers. An exploratory study employing questionnaires and semi-structured interviews revealed that, while…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics
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