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Zaranis, Nicholas – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate if information and communications technology (ICT) helps improve kindergarten students' basic mathematical achievement regarding addition. Our research compares the level of mathematical competence of the students taught using our ICT oriented learning method which specifically takes advantage of…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Information Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Nagy, Judit T. – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
This paper explores all uses of LMS in teaching Business Mathematics in Hungarian undergraduate training from the point of view of the instructors. Since no similar survey had been carried out in Hungary earlier, the aim was to fill in this gap and to investigate which LMS systems are being used by the instructors, to what specific purposes and…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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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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Abrami, Philip C.; Wade, C. Anne; Lysenko, Larysa; Marsh, Jonathon; Gioko, Anthony – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
The research explores the impact of interactive, multimedia literacy software (ABRA) on the reading skills of early elementary students in Kenya. Twelve grade two English teachers and their students from six schools were randomly divided in half: an experimental group (N = 180) where ABRA was part of their English Language instruction and a…
Descriptors: Literacy, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Grade 2
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Blair, Erik; Maharaj, Chris; Primus, Simone – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
Changes in the conceptualisation of higher education have led to instructional methods that embrace technology as a teaching medium. These changes have led to the flipped classroom phenomenon--where content is delivered outside class, through media such as video and podcast, and engagement with the content, through problem-solving and/or group…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Howard, Sarah K.; Thompson, Kate – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
This paper introduces system dynamics modeling to understand, visualize and explore technology integration in schools, through the development of a theoretical model of technology-related change in teachers' practice. Technology integration is a dynamic social practice, within the social system of education. It is difficult, if not nearly…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Technology Integration, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education
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Erstad, Ola; Eickelmann, Birgit; Eichhorn, Koos – Education and Information Technologies, 2015
Recent developments in educational innovation and new technologies have made tensions between old and new models of schooling more apparent, creating new demands upon teachers as agents of change. Looking back at the last 20 years, it is clear that important steps in development have tried to find a good balance between technology- and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Capacity Building, Models
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Khaddage, Ferial; Christensen, Rhonda; Lai, Wing; Knezek, Gerald; Norris, Cathie; Soloway, Elliot – Education and Information Technologies, 2015
In this paper a review of the pedagogical, technological, policy and research challenges and concepts underlying mobile learning is presented, followed by a brief description of categories of implementations. A model Mobile learning framework and dynamic criteria for mobile learning implementations are proposed, along with a case study of one site…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Environment, Barriers, Change Strategies
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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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Almeida, Fernando; Bolaert, Hiram; Dowdall, Shane; Lourenço, Justino; Milczarski, Piotr – Education and Information Technologies, 2015
Learning through games is increasingly gaining acceptance as a valuable training tool within the education and training community due to its simplicity, cost-effectiveness and essentially because most people prefer playing over learning. However, the use of games by students brings additional challenges regarding the design of games and their…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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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
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Reese, Sasha A. – Education and Information Technologies, 2015
Over the last decade online education has emerged as a way for students and faculty to collaborate more freely, attain greater flexibility, and utilize new media to learn. The burning debate lies in whether online educational options are harmful to traditional education or offer endless benefits necessary to accommodate a 21st century learner.…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Online Courses, Higher Education, Delivery Systems
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Thoms, Brian; Eryilmaz, Evren – Education and Information Technologies, 2015
In this research we present a new design component for online learning communities (OLC); one that integrates Twitter with an online discussion board (ODB). We introduce our design across two sections of upper-division information systems courses at a university located within the U.S. The first section consisted of full-time online learners,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Online Courses, Discussion Groups, Computer Mediated Communication
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Pettersson, Fanny; Olofsson, Anders D. – Education and Information Technologies, 2015
This paper examines possibilities and challenges when implementing distance teaching of theoretical content in a regionalized medical program (RMP). It will be argued that Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) and the concepts of dominant and non-dominant activities, including conflicts and transitional actions, can lead to an understanding…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Large Group Instruction, Distance Education, Program Implementation
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Kavitha, R. K.; Ahmed, M. S. – Education and Information Technologies, 2015
Agile software development is an iterative and incremental methodology, where solutions evolve from self-organizing, cross-functional teams. Pair programming is a type of agile software development technique where two programmers work together with one computer for developing software. This paper reports the results of the pair programming…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Educational Environment, Case Studies, Programming
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