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Barneva, Reneta P.; Brimkov, Valentin E.; Gelsomini, Federico; Kanev, Kamen; Walters, Lisa – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
Open educational resources (OER) are educational materials with an open license so that they can be freely copied, modified, and reused. While the rising cost of textbooks is a concern in higher education, over 50% of the surveyed educators stated that they are unaware of the OER and how they could replace the traditional textbooks. In addition,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Textbooks, Educational Resources
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Mastorodimos, Dimitrios; Chatzichristofis, Savvas A. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
Students face difficulties in learning mathematical processes. As a result, they have negative emotions toward mathematics. The use of technology is employed to change the student's attitude toward mathematics. Some methods utilize intelligent tutoring systems to recognize student's emotional state and adapt the learning process accordingly. These…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Learning Processes
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Alharbi, Wael – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
Feedback plays an important role in the student learning process as it gives the learners greater insight into what they have actually done to arrive at an outcome. The importance of providing learners with feedback during the learning process comes from the fact that it highlights the difference between the intended outcome and the actual…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Mediated Communication, Learning Processes, Undergraduate Students
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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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Wibowo, Santoso; Grandhi, Srimannarayana; Chugh, Ritesh; Sawir, Erlenawati – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
This study sought academic staff and students' views of electronic exams (e-exams) system and the benefits and challenges of e-exams in general. The respondents provided useful feedback for future adoption of e-exams at an Australian university and elsewhere too. The key findings show that students and academic staff are optimistic about the…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Computer Assisted Testing, Student Attitudes, College Faculty
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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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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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O'Connor, Eileen – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
Given the challenges facing higher education in the fast-changing educational and social environment, what can be learned from an instructor who has braved the rapidly changing stream of technologies and has subsequently developed a personal and productive approach to using emerging technologies to teach better and farther? What aspects of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Distance Education, Online Courses, Social Environment
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Lumkes, John H., Jr. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
There has been a rapid increase in the use of technology in university classrooms. Many university classrooms and laboratories include an overhead projection unit, computer, and connections for laptops. More recently, tablet PCs have been investigated as another way to effectively engage students in a classroom environment. This study summarizes…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Engineering, Classroom Environment
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Erlich, Zippy; Gadot, Rivka; Shahak, Daphna – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Studies indicate that the use of technologies as teaching aids and tools for self-study is influenced by students' attitudes toward computers and their applications. The purpose of this study is to determine whether taking a Computer Literacy and Applications (CLA) course has an impact on students' attitudes toward computer applications, across…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Computer Attitudes, Social Sciences, Computers
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Cheng, Gary – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) is no longer a new term in the area of educational research. It has been widely adopted by various tertiary institutions as a learning and assessment tool in different countries. A major feature of an ePortfolio is that it supports lifelong learning by archiving and showcasing selected artifacts from individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Curriculum Implementation, Program Implementation
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Tarng, Wermhuar; Change, Mei-Yu; Ou, Kuo-Liang; Chang, Ya-Wen; Liou, Hsin-Hun – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
The objective of this article is to investigate the computer animation and virtual reality technologies for developing a virtual marine museum. The museum consists of three exhibition areas. The first area displays fishes in freshwater, including creeks, rivers, and dams in Taiwan. The second area exhibits marine ecology and creatures of different…
Descriptors: Animation, Animals, Learning Motivation, Museums
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Crooks, Steven M.; Verdi, Michael P.; White, David R. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2005
This study examined the effects of contiguity and feature animation on the recall, map reconstruction, inference performance, and en-route behavior of university students studying a computer-delivered reference map with associated text. Participants were randomly assigned to six versions of a computer program created by crossing three contiguity…
Descriptors: Inferences, Computer Software, Geography Instruction, Animation
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Jones, Brett D. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2003
This study examined the effects of a Web site design project on students' motivation and achievement. Tenth-grade biology students worked together in teams on an ecology project that required them to locate relevant information on the Internet, decide which information should be included on their Web site, organize the information into Web pages,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Ecology, Biology
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Hodes, Carol L. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1996
A review of current elementary mathematics software found that 41.7% of the programs had main characters that were gender identifiable; of these, 12.5% were female. The female characters all represented traditional female roles. Recommends further research to determine the effects of gender bias on attitudes and achievement in instructional…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Software, Courseware, Elementary Education
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