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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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Sra, Pushp; Chakraborty, Pinaki – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have lately emerged as an effective form of distance education. Computer science is one of those disciplines in which MOOCs are quite common. We conducted a survey to know the opinion of computer science instructors and undergraduate students on MOOCs in an Indian university in March 2018. Of the 26 instructors…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Pilkington, Olga A. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
Active learning and online education have become important aspects of knowledge delivery. Nevertheless, little research exists on how active learning techniques can be implemented in an online environment. Deliberate equivalence of methods and materials for onsite and online delivery mechanisms is often seen as a strong point in favor of a…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Online Courses, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Cooper, Darren; Higgins, Steve; Beckmann, Nadin – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
Online instructional videos are becoming increasingly common within education. This study adopts a quasi-experimental 2 × 2 crossover design (control and experimental groups) to evaluate the efficacy of instructional videos to teach practical rehabilitation skills. The students performed practical sessions in class and were formatively assessed by…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Supplementary Education
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Gough, Evan; DeJong, David; Grundmeyer, Trent; Baron, Mark – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
A great deal of evidence can be cited from higher education literature on the effectiveness of the flipped classroom; however, very little research was discovered on the flipped classroom at the K-12 level. This study examined K-12 teachers' perceptions regarding the flipped classroom and differences in teachers' perceptions based on grade level…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Liu, Tzu-Ying – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
In recent years, with the rapid development of mobile devices, mobile learning (m-learning) has becoming another popular topic. There is a strong need for both researchers and educators to be aware of adult learners' attitudes toward English mobile learning, yet relevant studies on mobile learning to promote English learning for adult learners are…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Telecommunications
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Barneva, Reneta P.; Hite, Penny D. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
We study the breadth of inclusion of information technology in sport management (SM) programs, surveying program sponsoring colleges and universities within a prominent state-university system. Our results indicate a very low number of SM programs require any type of information technology courses as part of their core requirements. In fact, only…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Degree Requirements, Physical Education, Courseware
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Marvel, Michele D. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
Understanding the factors that affect participation in online games will help educational game designers develop games that maximize participation. This study investigated whether introversion or extroversion, player motivation, and gender affected participation in online games. Participants (n = 400) completed a 50-item questionnaire about…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Video Games, Computer Games, Educational Technology
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Aldhafeeri, Fayiz M.; Khan, Badrul H. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
This article reports on an e-learning readiness study that was carried out to assess the organizational and individual factors of the two major stakeholder groups (teachers and students) in the secondary education institutions in the State of Kuwait in order to provide significant information to the policy makers and regulatory bodies for the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Secondary School Students, Learning Strategies, Educational Policy
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Gao, Xianwei; Samuel, Moses; Asmawi, Adelina – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Qzone weblog is one of the most popular weblogs in China. This study explores Qzone weblog for critical peer feedback to facilitate Business English writing among the Chinese undergraduates. A qualitative case study is conducted by NVivo 8 to analyze the three research data of semistructured interviews, Business English writing assignments, and…
Descriptors: Business English, Business Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Yeou, Mohamed – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Moodle and other web-based learning systems have become very popular in higher education. Their success will not be achieved if students fail to use such systems. The present study investigates university student's attitudes regarding the use of Moodle. Forty-seven students from a Moroccan university were involved in the study. The students…
Descriptors: Investigations, Blended Learning, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Song, Donggil; Oh, Eun Young – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
This study reports on a participatory design approach including the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a mobile app-based personal response system (PRS). The first cycle formulated initial design principles through context and needs analysis; the second utilized the collaboration with instructors and experts embodying specific…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Participative Decision Making, Electronic Learning, Class Activities
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Kalonde, Gilbert; Mousa, Rabab – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate factors that influence teacher educators' technology decisions in methods courses. Research has shown various reasons why teachers use different types of technologies and not able to integrate certain technologies. However, this study focused on the source of teachers' instructional technology…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Methods Courses
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Trueman, Rebecca J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2014
Science education is criticized because it often fails to support problem-solving skills in students. Instead, the instructional methods primarily emphasize didactic models that fail to engage students and reveal how the material can be applied to solve real problems. To overcome these limitations, this study asked participants in a general…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Problem Solving, Ecology, Science Equipment
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