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Graham, C. Matt; Jones, Nory – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
This research sought to determine what impact a social network messaging app could have on student's team project performance. The app allowed students to self-select teams based on user profiles within the app. The study investigated three hypotheses that measured the apps impact on the quality of completed team projects, the team's sense of…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Synchronous Communication, Teamwork, Group Unity
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Corey, Lesley – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
The study explored the implementation of a 1:1 iPad initiative with a focus on leadership. The distributed leadership model provided the framework using semistructured interviews as the primary source of data collection. Using the distributed leadership model, the researcher examined the role of school leaders. Four emerging themes were…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Elementary Schools, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Aaron, Lynn S.; Lipton, Talia – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
It is not uncommon to walk into a college classroom and find all heads bowed down to a flashing screen and the room . . . silent. While digital devices can certainly support learning, what about when they are a distraction? This study explored this 21st-century phenomenon from two perspectives: Does the use of a device for nonacademic purposes…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Barriers
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Frazier, Denise K.; Trekles, Anastasia M. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
This mixed-method case study followed K-5 elementary teachers through their first year of 1:1 iPad adoption in one elementary school. All teachers in the school were surveyed in September and December 2015 and May 2016. Focus groups consisting of two teachers from each grade level were held during these same months. Teacher perceptions were…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers
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Thapar-Olmos, Natasha; Seeman, Stephanie R. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
This study examined student experiences of using classroom response systems (CRS; i.e., clickers) in graduate-level psychology courses. A total of 98 students participated in a repeated measures design. Overall, student attitudes toward using clickers were positive at both measurement time points. Participants reported that clickers helped check…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audience Response Systems, Graduate Study, Psychology
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Escamilla, Edelmiro F.; Ostadalimakhmalbaf, Mohammadreza; Pariafsai, Fatemeh; Ranka, Nikhil; Danesh, Mohammadmehdi; Naderi Alizadeh, Mohammadhossein – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
As the construction industry advances technologically, it becomes imperative to introduce the respective information technology tools to present-day curriculum. This research study was conducted to identify any significant differences in student performance contributed by using an information technology tool, specifically the Apple® iPad® tablet.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Luna-Nevarez, Cuauhtemoc; McGovern, Enda – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
As the use of technology evolves in education, an extensive range of new smart devices and digital applications is becoming available to academics. Digital magazines are an example of such technologies, which can help educators to improve the learning experience of their students inside and outside of the classroom. Digital magazines are widely…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing, Telecommunications
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Jain, Dipika; Chakraborty, Pinaki; Chakraverty, Shampa – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
Smartphone apps have lately emerged as a potent instructional aid for teaching engineering courses. Teaching engineering courses often involve explaining complex problems that require creative solutions to students who are typically tech-savvy. This article reviews 10 smartphone apps that have been developed to teach engineering courses. The apps…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Barneva, Reneta P.; Kanev, Kamen; Kapralos, Bill; Jenkin, Michael; Brimkov, Boris – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
We place collaborative student engagement in a nontraditional perspective by considering a novel, more interactive educational environment and explaining how to employ it to enhance student learning. To this end, we explore modern technological classroom enhancements as well as novel pedagogical techniques which facilitate collaborative learning.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Cooperative Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Tuttle, Harry G.; Tuttle, Lori A. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
World language teachers can transform how their students learn culture through the use of mobile devices. When world language students use their mobile devices to access authentic current culture, they go from being passive receivers of culture to active cultural investigators. These students go from learning thin surface culture to exploring…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Language Teachers, Foreign Languages, Handheld Devices
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Barchilon Ben-Av, Mercedes; Ben-Av, Radel – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Recently, there is an explosive growth of smartphone availability. In this work, we studied how mobile and Internet-based Student Response System improves the learning process. We used a free software application (Socrative©) to create a set of questions that can be deployed during the class. It was used in four different courses in three…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Computer Software, Learning Processes
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Brown, H. Quincy – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Nationwide, the increasing popularity of e-books is undeniable; sales of e-books increased an astounding 4,456% over a 5-year period. Researchers, Miranda, Johnson, and Rossi-Williams, determined that e-readers have a positive impact on students' desire to read. This study attempted to determine if the use of institution issued e-readers would…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Handheld Devices, Electronic Publishing, Books
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Schipper, Joseph M.; Yocum, Russell G. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
This quantitative, quasi-experimental, nonequivalent group study examined the impact on levels of measure that determine a return on investment of differing forms of interactive whiteboard (IWB) technology used at a high school in a suburban school district in southeastern Virginia. Three forms of IWB were compared: a full-screen IWB, a mobile…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Bulletin Boards, Interactive Video, Visual Aids
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Kelly, Wei Qiang; Klein, James D. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
This study examined the effect of type of podcasts and learning styles on speaking, listening, and confidence when college used podcasts for learning Chinese. It focused on college students enrolled in a beginning-level Chinese course at a large university in the southeastern United States. Findings indicated that listening to grammar podcasts…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination, Cognitive Style
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Gradel, Kathleen; Edson, Alden J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
As higher education grapples with addressing the 21st century needs of learners, technology is a pervasive concern. Waters (2012) painted a picture of three historical "screens," namely the television screen, the computer monitor, and today's mobile device screen. As mobile devices become increasingly commonplace in the workplace and on the…
Descriptors: Hypermedia, Technology Integration, Internet, Higher Education
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