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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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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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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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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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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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Eutsler, Lauren; Antonenko, Pavlo D.; Dawson, Kara – Computers in the Schools, 2018
This study examined how parents' reports of children's technology use in the home varies by a child's gender or grade level. Framed by technology adoption models, this mixed-method study gathered parent reports of their elementary child's use of portable technology for entertainment and learning in the home, collected from 120 surveys and 13…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Lu, Ya-Huei; Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Anne T.; Ding, Ai-Chu; Glazewski, Krista – Computers in the Schools, 2017
Although many elementary schools have adopted one-to-one programs, we still lack information on how teachers integrate iPads or other tablets into their daily instruction, especially in early childhood settings. The purpose of this case study was to present how four experienced iPad-using early childhood teachers integrated one-to-one iPads into…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Henderson-Rosser, Aleigha; Sauers, Nicholas J. – Computers in the Schools, 2017
This study examined the impact of a one-to-one iPad program on inquiry-based instruction (IBI) in an all-girls science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-focused school with 99% African American students. Case study research was used and included three teachers at the school for the purpose of this study. Data collection included pre- and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Access to Computers, Handheld Devices
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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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Woloshyn, Vera Ella; Bajovic, Mira; Worden, Melissa Maney – Computers in the Schools, 2017
In this qualitative case study, we provide a series of vignettes illustrating a Grade 1 teacher's experiences integrating iPad technology into her instruction over a school year. We use the digital didactic model to deconstruct these vignettes and draw upon the teacher's reflections to gain further insights about her instructional experiences…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Vignettes, Grade 1
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O'Bannon, B. W.; Waters, S.; Lubke, J.; Cady, J.; Rearden, K. – Computers in the Schools, 2017
This study examined the perceptions of 15 teachers and 103 middle school students at a progressive private school located in Mumbai, India to determine their support for the use of mobile phones in the classroom, their perceptions of the mobile phone features that are beneficial for school-related work, and the instructional benefits and barriers…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students
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Lim, Seongmi – Computers in the Schools, 2017
The goal of this study was to explore the lived experience of kindergarten teachers with mobile documentation designed to support their tracking of children's learning activities in an emergent curriculum. A structure for mobile documentation was created with the smartphone and cloud system. The phenomenological approach used in this study showed…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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