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Malik, Sohail Iqbal; Coldwell-Neilson, Jo – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
High failure and drop-out rates from introductory programming courses continue to be of significant concern to computer science disciplines despite extensive research attempting to address the issue. In this study, we include the three entities of the didactic triangle, instructors, students and curriculum, to explore the learning difficulties…
Descriptors: Programming, Barriers, Introductory Courses, Student Attitudes
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Manca, Stefania; Ranieri, Maria – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This conceptual paper deals with some of the implications that the use of social network sites, though not originally developed and conceived for learning purposes, have for schools and academic activities when they are used as tools able to modify and innovate teaching/learning practices and academic culture. Beside the differences that…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education
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Sentance, Sue; Csizmadia, Andrew – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
Computing is being introduced into the curriculum in many countries. Teachers' perspectives enable us to discover what challenges this presents, and also the strategies teachers claim to be using successfully in teaching the subject across primary and secondary education. The study described in this paper was carried out in the UK in 2014 where…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills
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Cruz, Sónia; Carvalho, Ana Amélia A.; Araújo, Inês – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This paper presents a game designed to support teaching and learning of Portuguese History to 6th grade students. Firstly, a state of the art of mobile game-based learning for History is presented. Then we describe shortly the research carried out which aimed at the analysis of the games most played by students, followed by the identification of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Andresen, Bent B. – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
In Denmark, 1:1 classroom has been implemented in all public schools (grades 1-9). Each student regularly accesses, processes, produces and exchanges written material using a computer (PC, laptop, tablet, etc.). These devices are considered as tools to enhance educational objectives, and in the article I present findings from research about how…
Descriptors: Literacy, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Literacy Education
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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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Gromik, Nicolas A. – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
Sixty-seven Japanese English as a Second Language undergraduate learners completed one smartphone video production per week for 12 weeks, based on a teacher-selected theme. Designed as a case study for this specific context, data from students' oral performances was analyzed on a weekly basis for their use of the Academic Word List (AWL). A…
Descriptors: Word Lists, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tsai, Chia-Hui; Cheng, Ching-Hsue; Yeh, Duen-Yian; Lin, Shih-Yun – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This study applied a quasi-experimental design to investigate the influence and predictive power of learner motivation for achievement, employing a mobile game-based English learning approach. A system called the Happy English Learning System, integrating learning material into a game-based context, was constructed and installed on mobile devices…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Fokides, Emmanuel; Atsikpasi, Pinelopi – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The study presents the results from the first phase of the initiative Emerging Technologies in Education. At this stage, we examined the learning outcomes from the use of tablets and an application as content delivery methods for teaching plants' parts, reproduction types and organs, photosynthesis, and respiration. The project lasted for four…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Virtanen, Mari Aulikki; Kääriäinen, Maria; Liikanen, Eeva; Haavisto, Elina – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
Higher education is moving towards digitalized learning. The rapid development of technological resources, devices and wireless networks enables more flexible opportunities to study and learn in innovative learning environments. New technologies enable combining of authentic and virtual learning spaces and digital resources as multifunctional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Web Based Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design, Experimental Groups
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El Alfy, Shahira; Gómez, Jorge Marx; Ivanov, Danail – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This paper explores the association between technology readiness, (a meta-construct consisting of optimism, innovativeness, discomfort, and insecurity), attitude, and behavioral intention towards e-learning technologies adoption within an education institution context. The empirical study data is collected at two private universities located in…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Alvarenga, Cacilda Encarnação Augusto; Ginestié, Jacques; Brandt-Pomares, Pascale – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This study investigated the use of digital learning objects in elementary and secondary schools. The specific objectives were: a) to identify the frequency with which learning object are used by teachers, the type of object most frequently used, the teaching strategies that is more frequently adopted, the main reason for the use of learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Chaaban, Youmen; Ellili-Cherif, Maha – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of teachers' individual characteristics and perceptions of environmental factors on the extent of technology integration into EFL (English as a Foreign Language) classrooms. To this end, a national survey examining EFL teachers' perceptions was conducted at Qatari Independent Schools. A total of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Owusu-Agyeman, Yaw; Larbi-Siaw, Otu – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This study argues that in developing a robust framework for students in a blended learning environment, Structural Alignment (SA) becomes the third principle of specialisation in addition to Epistemic Relation (ER) and Social Relation (SR). We provide an extended code: (ER+/-, SR+/-, SA+/-) that present strong classification and framing to the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Specialization, Educational Policy, Guidelines
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Getenet, Seyum Tekeher – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The technological pedagogical content knowledge framework is increasingly in use by educational technology researcher as a generic description of the knowledge requirements for teachers using technology in all subjects. This study describes the development of a mathematics specific variety of the technological pedagogical content knowledge…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Guidelines
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