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Han, Sunyoung; Yi, Yong Jeong – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
The present study aims to investigate the effects of smartphone use by college students on their perceived academic performance. Using five hypotheses derived from the literature related to smartphone use, the initial model was set up for path analysis to reveal the relationships among variables regarding college students' smartphone use in the…
Descriptors: College Students, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Academic Achievement
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Maycock, Keith W. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
The case study was carried out at a third-level college in Ireland to investigate the performance of a student population completing a first year computer architecture module using a flipped learning approach against a traditional chalk and talk approach. The study was completed over a 2-year period with the same lecturer delivering both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lecture Method, Blended Learning, College Students
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García-Martínez, Carlos; Cerezo, Rebeca; Bermúdez, Manuel; Romero, Cristóbal – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
Most massive open online courses (MOOC) use simple schemes for aggregating peer grades, taking the mean or the median, or compute weights from information other than the instructor's opinion about the students' knowledge. To reduce the difference between the instructor and students' aggregated scores, some proposals compute specific weights to…
Descriptors: Scores, Online Courses, Grades (Scholastic), Peer Groups
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Almasseri, Mohammed; AlHojailan, Mohammed I. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
The study aims to identify the effect of a flipped classroom approach designed according to the cognitive theory of multimedia learning on the academic achievements of eighth-grade students (aged 14 years) in Saudi Arabia in computer science. To this end, a quasi-experimental design was used, with a sample of 67 students; 33 students were assigned…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Veerasamy, Ashok Kumar; D'Souza, Daryl; Lindén, Rolf; Laakso, Mikko-Jussi – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
Past research has shown that student problem-solving skills may be used to determine student final exam performance. This study reports on the relationship between student perceived problem-solving skills and academic performance in introductory programming, in formative and summative programming assessment tasks. We found that the more effective…
Descriptors: Novices, Programming, Introductory Courses, Summative Evaluation
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Kolpashnikova, Kamila; Bartolic, Silvia – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
Computer-assisted instruction can change the way introductory statistics and quantitative methods courses are taught. Using a two-group pretest-posttest design, we conducted an experiment using an undergraduate social science student sample to investigate whether the introduction of statistical software to teaching quantitative methods would…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Student Attitudes, Pretests Posttests, Teaching Methods
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Soffer, Tal; Cohen, Anat – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
This study examined students' engagement characteristics in online courses and their impact on academic achievements, trying to distinguish between course completers and noncompleters. Moreover, this research is intended to differentiate between those who pass the final exam and those who do not. Four online courses were examined with a similar…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Yang, Yuqin – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
This study aimed to examine the role and process of reflective assessment supported by the Knowledge Connections Analyzer in helping low academic achievers to develop epistemic agency in knowledge building. The participants were 33 ninth-grade low achievers from a visual arts course in Hong Kong. A comparison class of 33 students, taught by the…
Descriptors: Reflection, Low Achievement, Academic Achievement, Epistemology