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Sendurur, Emine; Yildirim, Zahide – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
This study investigates the effects of web-based scaffolding in comparison with teacher scaffolding (TS) and no scaffolding (NS) on students' metacognitive skill development in web-search process. The study utilized a static-group pretest--posttest quasi-experimental design. The first experimental group received web-based Internet search…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Online Courses, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Online Searching
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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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Liu, Min; Williams, Doug; Pedersen, Susan – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2002
This article describes an innovative hypermedia product for sixth graders in space science: Alien Rescue. Using a problem-based learning approach that is highly interactive, Alien Rescue engages students in scientific investigations aimed at finding solutions to complex and meaningful problems. Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Middle Schools, Teaching Methods, Space Sciences