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Pellas, Nikolaos; Vosinakis, Spyridon – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
Computer games are quickly gaining momentum by enabling new approaches to teaching and learning experience for programming courses in K-12 curriculum. However, it remains unclear if the game interface and elements created by using three-dimensional (3D) virtual worlds combined with visual programming languages or a visual programming environment…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Problem Based Learning
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Pellas, Nikolaos – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
The educational potentials and challenges of "flipping" a classroom are today well-documented. However, taking into account the contradictory results, literature on the benefits in using the flipped model as a socially inclusive technology-supported instructional design model is still in its infancy. This study seeks to investigate the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework, Video Technology
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Pellas, Nikolaos; Boumpa, Anna – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This study seeks to investigate the effect of pre-service foreign language teachers' interactions on their continuing professional development (CPD), using a theoretical instructional design framework consisted of the three presence indicators of a Community of Inquiry (CoI) model and the Jigsaw teaching technique. The investigation was performed…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, College Second Language Programs, Professional Continuing Education
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Pellas, Nikolaos; Kazanidis, Ioannis; Konstantinou, Nikolaos; Georgiou, Georgia – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The present literature review builds on the results of 50 research articles published from 2000 until 2016. All these studies have successfully accomplished various learning tasks in the domain of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education using three-dimensional (3-D) multi-user virtual worlds for Primary, Secondary and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Computer Simulation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Pellas, Nikolaos; Kazanidis, Ioannis – Education and Information Technologies, 2015
Nowadays three-dimensional (3D) multi-user virtual worlds (VWs) are the most well-known candidate platforms in Higher education. Despite the growing number of notable studies that have presented VWs as valuable platforms for the e-Education, there is still a paucity of a comparative study in order to be determined the degree of the students'…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Online Courses, Higher Education, Comparative Education