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Bawa, Papia – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
Today, there is growing interest in digital game-based learning due to the increase in the variety of educational and commercial games available. The literature indicates that digital educational games are effective at keeping learners engaged. This study examines the use of a digital educational game called Kahoot and supports the hypothesis that…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Games, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Poitras, Eric G.; Fazeli, Negar; Mayne, Zachary R. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
Information seeking and acquisition is fundamental to learning from hypermedia, but student teachers often fail to regulate their own learning. A total of 68 students learned with either a static or a dynamic version of nBrowser, a network-based tutor that adapted recommendations of online resources to support information seeking and acquisition.…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Information Seeking, Networks, Tutors
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Dib, Hazar Nicholas; Adamo-Villani, Nicoletta – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
We describe the development and evaluation of a virtual steel sculpture for engineering education. A good connection design requires the engineer to have a solid understanding of the mechanics and steel behavior. To help students better understand various connection types, many schools have acquired steel sculptures. A steel sculpture is a…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Engineering Education, Metallurgy
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Singh, Gurmukh – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
The present article is primarily targeted for the advanced college/university undergraduate students of chemistry/physics education, computational physics/chemistry, and computer science. The most recent software system such as MS Visual Studio .NET version 2010 is employed to perform computer simulations for modeling Bohr's quantum theory of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Quantum Mechanics, Physics, Chemistry
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Jiao, Lihong; Barakat, Nael – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
The field of nanotechnology has outgrown the discovery phase into the application and even commercial production phases. Consequently, the need for a workforce capable of supporting this growth is more than ever. However, because of the different challenges associated with nanotechnology education, specific courses are required to be developed and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Curriculum Development, Course Descriptions
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Ivanova, Malinka; Chatti, Mohamed Amine – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
The development of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) is in the scope of research groups and educators aiming to propose suitable mechanisms for the organization of self-controlled and self-directed learning, providing students with tools and services for access to content and human intelligence inside and outside the educational institutions.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Controlled Instruction, Individualized Instruction, College Students
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Radoyska, P.; Ivanova, T.; Spasova, N. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
In this article we present a partially realized project for building a distributed learning environment for studying digital circuits Test and Diagnostics at TU-Sofia. We describe the main requirements for this environment, substantiate the developer platform choice, and present our simulation and circuit parameter calculation tools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Internet
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Flores, Raymond; Coward, Fanni; Crooks, Steven M. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
This study aimed to investigate the effects of modality and gender on learning from a computer-based matrix graphic organizer. A 2 x 2 factorial experiment was created by crossing two presentation modes (visual text vs. spoken text) and gender. Dependent measures included transfer and comprehension tests. Results revealed a significant modality by…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Materials, Educational Experiments, Gender Differences
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Singh, Gurmukh; Siddiqui, Khalid; Singh, Mankiran; Singh, Satpal – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
The current research article is based on a simple and practical way of employing the computational power of widely available, versatile software MS Excel 2007 to perform interactive computer simulations for undergraduate/graduate students in biology, biochemistry, biophysics, microbiology, medicine in college and university classroom setting. To…
Descriptors: Heredity, Genetics, Biological Sciences, Medical Education
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Hawkes, Mark; Hategekimana, Claver – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
This study focuses on the impact of wireless, mobile computing tools on student assessment outcomes. In a campus-wide wireless, mobile computing environment at an upper Midwest university, an empirical analysis is applied to understand the relationship between student performance and Tablet PC use. An experimental/control group comparison of…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Academic Achievement, Data Analysis, Scores
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Brouse, Corey H.; McKnight, Kelly R.; Basch, Charles E.; LeBlanc, Michael – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
In order to gain a better understanding of the ways in which an instructor could enhance an on-line learning experience, we surveyed 96 students enrolled in on-line Health Promotion and Wellness courses. Almost all respondents felt that sending e-mailed reminders and posting announcements on the course was very important or important for enhancing…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Learning Experience, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Gardner, Joel; Jeon, Tae – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
Merrill proposes First Principles of Instruction, including a problem- or task-centered strategy for designing instruction. However, when the tasks or problems are ill-defined or complex, task-centered instruction can be difficult to design. We describe an online task-centered training at a land-grant university designed to train employees to use…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Land Grant Universities, Web Based Instruction, Instructional Design
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Rizopoulos, Lisa Anne; McCarthy, Peter – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Online dialogic communities have become a ubiquitous tool that transforms student learning and course delivery. Threaded Discussions extend classroom learning by providing an asynchronous method of communication for the exchange of meaningful ideas that promote critical thinking and develop thoughtful reflective learning. Threaded Discussions…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Discussion Groups, Best Practices
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O'Connor, Eileen A.; Sakshaug, Lynae E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Second Life (SL) is a user-created virtual environment with possible merit for teaching and learning in higher education. In this article, two teacher educators reflect on their initial development in SL, considering the ways they worked within SL to meet their differing instructional needs and the ways they prepared students for these learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Virtual Classrooms, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs
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Romeu, Jorge Luis – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2008
This article discusses our teaching approach in graduate level Engineering Statistics. It is based on the use of modern technology, learning groups, contextual projects, simulation models, and statistical and simulation software to entice student motivation. The use of technology to facilitate group projects and presentations, and to generate,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Software, Engineering Education, Educational Technology
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