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Lazarinis, Fotis; Alexandri, Kyriaki; Panagiotakopoulos, Chris; Verykios, Vasileios S. – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
This study presents a novel application which through storytelling attempts to improve the understanding of students with respect to online risks. Each short story presents a situation that children face while surfing the Internet. Through the emotions of the virtual characters and the existence of specific visual clues the tool seeks to make…
Descriptors: Young Children, Internet, Addictive Behavior, Story Telling
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Jiao, Fei; Huang, Tianwen – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Aiming at many problems of school multimedia classroom management, a remote control system for multimedia classroom based on cloud computing is developed. The system includes cloud computing management platform, network switch, single-chip microcomputer and equipment in the multimedia classrooms. It uses VMware desktop virtualization technology to…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Computer Software, Comparative Analysis, Management Systems
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Valencia-Arias, Alejandro; Chalela-Naffah, Salim; Bermúdez-Hernández, Jonathan – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
The incorporation of information and communications technology (ICT) in teaching and learning processes has created new challenges for administrative and academic processes in educational institutions. This paper proposes an E-Learning Tools Acceptance Model (eLTAM) with the purpose of examining the level of acceptance and critical factors of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Developing Nations, Information Technology, Teaching Methods
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Kanaki, Kalliopi; Kalogiannakis, Michail – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
Objects are everywhere. People deal with them from the beginning of their lives. From babyhood, they start to recognise them and, progressively, learn to define their attributes and designate the actions related to them. Although the basis of object-oriented programming is translating real-world objects into the object-oriented code, learning…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Physical Sciences
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Sangal, Somya; Kataria, Shreya; Tyagi, Twishi; Gupta, Nidhi; Kirtani, Yukti; Agrawal, Shivli; Chakraborty, Pinaki – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
A parsing algorithm visualizer is a tool that visualizes the construction of a parser for a given context-free grammar and then illustrates the use of that parser to parse a given string. Parsing algorithm visualizers are used to teach the course on compiler construction which in invariably included in all undergraduate computer science curricula.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Software, Undergraduate Students, Computer Science Education
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Jeyaraj, Anand – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
This paper describes a teaching method that enables students to design efficient and effective algorithms for reporting information systems applications. Adopting the general principles of transformative learning, students are immersed in a series of activities and interventions to enable learning. The activities provided opportunities for…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Undergraduate Students
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Pukharenko, Yurii Vladimirovich; Petrov, Vladimir Markovich; Norina, Natalia Vladimirovna; Norin, Veniamin Aleksandrovich – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The paper is devoted to teaching engineering subjects in the field of study "Restoration and renovation of architectural heritage." It demonstrates the necessity of changing the existing approach to teaching engineering design and construction to renovation architects. Based on our experience of teaching Building mechanics, we have…
Descriptors: Architectural Education, Engineering Education, Design, Teaching Methods
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Keane, Therese; Keane, William F.; Blicblau, Aaron S. – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
Educators, government bodies and employers have acknowledged the need for modern learners to acquire 21st century skills using information and communication technologies, to personalise student learning. Students need broader skills than the 3Rs (reading, writing and arithmetic) to operate in the 21st century. These broader skills known as the 4Cs…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Critical Thinking, Information Technology, Technology Integration
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Abdul Razzak, Nina – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
Highly-traditional education systems that mainly offer what is known as "direct instruction" usually result in graduates with a surface approach to learning rather than a deep one. What is meant by deep-learning is learning that involves critical analysis, the linking of ideas and concepts, creative problem solving, and application…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Direct Instruction, Creativity, Problem Solving
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Voogt, Joke; Fisser, Petra; Good, Jon; Mishra, Punya; Yadav, Aman – Education and Information Technologies, 2015
Computational Thinking is considered a universal competence, which should be added to every child's analytical ability as a vital ingredient of their school learning. In this article we further elaborate on what Computational Thinking is and present examples of what needs to be taught and how. First we position Computational Thinking in Papert's…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Computation, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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Elwood, Susan; McCaleb, Karen; Fernandez, Mary; Keengwe, Jared – Education and Information Technologies, 2014
Educators are seeing rapid developments in online instruction with regard to not only available technologies, but also in design and teaching practices. Developing and maintaining social presence in an online environment is paramount to the success of a learning environment. This article touches upon some historical perspectives of social presence…
Descriptors: Models, Mass Media Use, Online Courses, Teaching Methods
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Agyei, Douglas D.; Keengwe, Jared – Education and Information Technologies, 2014
This paper describes an intervention in which pre-service teachers developed their TPACK through multiple data sources. Teachers' self-reports of their TPACK knowledge were triangulated with performance-based assessment of their instructional practices and artifacts to give a better understanding and nature of pre-service teachers' TPACK…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Teacher Competencies
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Kok, Ayse – Education and Information Technologies, 2014
CBT (computer-based training) can benefit from the modern multimedia tools combined with network capabilities to overcame traditional education. The objective of this paper is focused on CBT development to improve strategic decision-making with regard to air command and control system for NATO staff in virtual environment. A conceptual design for…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Models, Armed Forces, International Cooperation
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Davison, Elizabeth L.; Hansell, Thomas S. – Education and Information Technologies, 2014
As a response to the growing trend of academic assignments that involve some type of video production, this paper advocates that campuses need to provide instructional as well as technical support for such projects. Universities invest in writing centers to help cultivate writing skills because they understand that providing the latest word…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Documentaries, Technological Literacy, Films