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Chung, Tingting; Wilsey, Stephanie; Mykita, Alexandra; Lesgold, Elaine; Bourne, Jennifer – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2019
Purpose: Mobile technologies, such as QR codes, play a particularly important role in scaffolding the child user's active learning in informal environments. The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of QR code scanning on two informal learning outcomes: increased interest and greater knowledge understanding. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Telecommunications, Coding, Informal Education
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Carayannopoulos, Sofy – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how chatbots can be used to address two key struggles that students face in first year--a sense of being disconnected from the instructor, and information overload. The authors propose that chatbots can be a useful tool for helping students navigate the volumes of information that confront them as…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Social Media, Educational Technology, College Freshmen
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Eutsler, Lauren – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: With a high rate of mobile technology ownership in the home, it is unknown how parents' behavioral intention influences mobile technology adoption and children's informal use to support reading. The purpose of this paper is to identify 120 parents' intentions to adopt mobile technology and gather in-depth perceptions about mobile…
Descriptors: Parents, Mixed Methods Research, Parent Surveys, Interviews
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Camadan, Fatih; Reisoglu, Ilknur; Ursavas, Ömer Faruk; Mcilroy, David – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the effects of personality traits on teachers' technology acceptance. Design/methodology/approach To this end, a demographic information survey, Five-Factor inventory, and technology acceptance measure were used for data collection. The data were analyzed via structural equation modeling. Findings:…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Teacher Characteristics, Intention, Educational Technology
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Bakhsh, Muhammad; Mahmood, Amjad; Sangi, Nazir A. – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2017
Purpose: Mobile learning is a unique form of learning which uses the distinct features of mobile devices. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the present state of student and faculty perception towards m-learning at open and distance educational institutes in Pakistan. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents a conceptual model…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Smith, Neil; Caldwell, Helen; Richards, Mike; Bandara, Arosha – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a comparison of two ways of developing and delivering massive open online courses (MOOCs). One was developed by The Open University in collaboration with FutureLearn; the other was developed independently by a small team at the Northampton University. Design/methodology/approach: The different…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Delivery Systems, Comparative Analysis, Instructional Development
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Thieman, Gayle Y.; Cevallos, Tatiana – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to expand the growing body of research on the educational impact of 1:1 mobile devices, investigating the iPad's potential to reduce the disparity of access to high-quality instructional technology and achievement for low income, racially, and linguistically diverse students. Design/methodology/approach: This…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education