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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
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Çetinkaya, Levent; Sütçü, Selim Soner – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of Facebook and WhatsApp on success in English vocabulary instruction and the learners' opinions about the implementation process. In the study, mixed method model, which combines both quantitative and qualitative data, was used. The success of the students in Facebook, WhatsApp, and control…
Descriptors: Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software, Vocabulary Development
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Wang, X.; Li, M.; Wang, M.; Cui, S.; Shi, L.; Duan, L.; Wang, T. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
This study is to examine the attitudes of students towards the case studies based on mobile messaging in a pharmacotherapy introduction class. Case studies were divided into 4 groups, with 30 pharmacy students each group. Each group was required to share pharmaceutical care plans on WeChat by posting messages. A post-activity survey was conducted:…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Computer Software, Case Studies
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Lin, Feng; Chan, Carol K. K. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
This study characterized students' online collaborative discourse from a theory-building perspective and examined its relation to epistemic and conceptual understanding. Fifty-two fifth graders' Knowledge Forum discussions on electricity were analysed. Discourse moves were coded within the inquiry threads, and two key epistemic patterns were…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Energy, Discourse Analysis, Cooperative Learning
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Jagušt, T.; Boticki, I.; So, H. -J. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
This study reviews empirical research articles published in the field of technology-enhanced learning in the out-of-class contexts in primary schools between the years 2007 and 2016 and explores how the body of research has connected formal and informal learning experiences, referred to in the paper as bridging the gap. The review focuses on 43…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Informal Education, Student Interests, Student Motivation
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Lin, Yu-Ren – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
The present study defined three levels of contextualized media and investigated their influences on students' science attitudes, comprehension, and argumentation. To achieve the purpose, an online game-based science argumentation (OGSA) program was developed for the experiments (N = 148). The OGSA included three versions for student argumentation…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Prior Learning
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Lee, K. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
Integrating computer-mediated intercultural communication (CMIC) activities into language curricula has been discussed as an innovative approach. Despite the increasing number of successful examples reporting positive outcomes of adopting CMIC activities in language-learning environments, it has also been noted that there are significant…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Swinnerton, B.; Hotchkiss, S.; Morris, N. P. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2017
This paper investigates the characteristics and behaviour of learners on nine Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on the FutureLearn platform in 2014 and 2015. FutureLearn's social constructivist approach, which emphasizes learning through social interaction, makes the focus on forum posting within these MOOCs particularly appropriate. This study…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Jo, I.; Park, Y.; Lee, H. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2017
An asynchronous online discussion (AOD) is one format of instructional methods that facilitate student-centered learning. In the wealth of AOD research, this study evaluated how students' behavior on AOD influences their academic outcomes. This case study compared the differential analytic methods including web log mining, social network analysis…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Interaction Process Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Predictor Variables
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Price, S.; Jewitt, C.; Sakr, M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2016
This paper reports an empirical study that takes a multimodal analytical approach to examine how mobile technologies shape students' exploration and experience of place during a history learning activity in situ. In history education, mobile technologies provide opportunities for authentic experiential learning activities that have the potential…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Learning Activities
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Goggins, S. P.; Galyen, K. D.; Petakovic, E.; Laffey, J. M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2016
This exploratory study focuses on the design and evaluation of teaching analytics that relate social learning structure with performance measures in a massive open online course (MOOC) prototype environment. Using reflexive analysis of online learning trace data and qualitative performance measures we present an exploratory empirical study that:…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Group Dynamics, Social Structure
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Haßler, B.; Major, L.; Hennessy, S. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2016
The increased popularity of tablets in general has led to uptake in education. We critically review the literature reporting use of tablets by primary and secondary school children across the curriculum, with a particular emphasis on learning outcomes. The systematic review methodology was used, and our literature search resulted in 33 relevant…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Novakovich, J. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2016
The introduction of digital literacy practices has created a tension in academia, with many academics challenging the view that critical thinking can be fostered on social networks. A quasi-experimental study was conducted on two sections of university-level writing classrooms to determine if there were meaningful differences in the quality of…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Reflection, Student Journals, Electronic Journals
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Li, S. C.; Pow, J. W. C.; Cheung, W. C. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2015
This study aims to examine how students' learning trajectories progress in an online social annotation environment, and how their cognitive processes and levels of interaction correlate with their learning outcomes. Three different types of activities (cognitive, metacognitive and social) were identified in the online environment. The time…
Descriptors: Interaction, Computer Mediated Communication, Metacognition, Regression (Statistics)
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Joksimovic, S.; Gaševic, D.; Kovanovic, V.; Riecke, B. E.; Hatala, M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2015
With the steady development of online education and online learning environments, possibilities to support social interactions between students have advanced significantly. This study examined the relationship between indicators of social presence and academic performance. Social presence is defined as students' ability to engage socially with an…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses, Correlation, Interpersonal Relationship
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