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Chen, Teresa; Hsu, Hui-Mei; Stamm, Sheila Wright; Yeh, Ronnie – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
The purpose of this study was to identify salient features for a critical thinking app and create an instrument to facilitate the app evaluation and selection process. Two questions guided the study: (1) What distinguishes critical thinking instructional apps from others? and (2) What design principles are essential to develop a critical thinking…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Critical Thinking
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Kumar Basak, Sujit; Wotto, Marguerite; Bélanger, Paul – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2018
In the 21st century, the information and communication technology explosion increases the uses of digital devices for many purposes in the world of work and in formal and non-formal education. This study analyzes existing literature on the basis of the definition of the concepts, terminology used, differences, fundamental perspectives, benefits,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Information Technology, Distance Education
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Hattem, David; Lomicka, Lara – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2016
This study presents an overview and critical analysis of the literature related to Twitter and language learning published from 2009 to 2016. Seventeen studies were selected for inclusion based on a four-phase identification procedure, which helped us to identify published studies that resulted in a content analysis of themes in the articles…
Descriptors: Social Media, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Content Analysis
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Mayes, J. T. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2015
The term "vicarious learning" was introduced in the 1960s by Bandura, who demonstrated how learning can occur through observing the behaviour of others. Such social learning is effective without the need for the observer to experience feedback directly. More than twenty years later a series of studies on vicarious learning was undertaken…
Descriptors: Observational Learning, Informal Education, Socialization, Higher Education
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Stewart, Olivia G. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2015
Even though the use of social media in education is a now widely-studied topic, there still does not seem to be a consensus for what social media may afford students or how best to use them in the classroom. In this critical review of current literature, I discuss some of the most prominent qualitative studies that explore the use of social media…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Literacy, Educational Research
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Terras, Melody M.; Ramsay, Judith – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
Psychological perspectives have long been reflected in educational theory and practice. Therefore, we expect psychology to contribute to our understanding of the impact of technology on the temporal aspects of teaching and learning in this digital age. Understanding how we learn, and how learning and teaching can be facilitated, are key to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Time Factors (Learning), Psychology, Educational Theories
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Biju, Soly Mathew – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
Learning the fundamentals of programming languages has always been a difficult task for students. It is equally challenging for lecturers to teach these concepts. A number of methods have been deployed by teachers to teach these concepts. This article analyses the result of a class test to identify fundamental programming concepts that students…
Descriptors: Programming, Concept Teaching, Programming Languages, Fundamental Concepts
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Cox, Glenda – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
Higher education and associated institutions are beginning to share teaching materials known as Open Educational Resources (OER) or open courseware across the globe. Their success depends largely on the willingness of academics at these institutions to add their teaching resources. In a survey of the literature on OER there are several articles…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Colleges, Teacher Attitudes