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Strang, Kenneth David – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
This article starts with a detailed literature review of recent studies that focused on using learning analytics software or learning management system data to determine the nature of any relationships between online student activity and their academic outcomes within university-level business courses. The article then describes how data was…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Computer Software, Academic Achievement
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Ben-Jacob, Marion G. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
There is a movement nationwide to enhance the learning experience of college students who need to take courses in developmental mathematics. Technology is instrumental in eliminating the non-credit bearing courses from their programs of study. The restructuring of the mathematics programs allows for greater confidence on the parts of the students…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Students, Academic Achievement, Higher Education
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DiGregorio, Peter; Sobel-Lojeski, Karen – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
Many K-12 and higher-ed schools in both the United States and the United Kingdom have made a substantial investment in interactive whiteboard technology. Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) are generally perceived by students and teachers as a positive addition to the classroom learning environment. While there is support for links between IWBs and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Aids, Educational Equipment, Educational Technology
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Bishop-Clark, Cathy; Dietz-Uhler, Beth; Fisher, Amy – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2007
Web-based distance learning is a relatively new approach in higher education which is gaining in popularity. Because a Web-based classroom is so different than a traditional face-to-face classroom, the variables that influence success or satisfaction with such a course may be different than those in a face-to-face course. We investigated whether…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Internet, Distance Education, Web Based Instruction
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Weatherly, Jeffrey N.; Grabe, Mark; Arthur, Emily I. L. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2003
The present study investigated the impact of making lecture outlines available on-line via Blackboard 5 on exam performance of students enrolled in introductory psychology. Performance of students in a class with access to information on Blackboard was compared to that of students in a class without such access. These classes were held in…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Psychology, Lecture Method, Introductory Courses
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Comunale, Christie L.; Sexton, Thomas R.; Voss, Diana J. Pedagano – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2002
Describes an exploratory study of the educational effectiveness of course Web sites among undergraduate accounting students and graduate students in business statistics. Measured Web site visit frequency, usefulness of each site feature, and the impacts of Web sites on perceived learning and course performance. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accounting, Business Administration Education, Graduate Students
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Buchanan, Tom – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1999
Discusses the role of formative assessment and feedback on student performance and describes the implementation and use of an assessment system on the World Wide Web for a university psychology course. Reports on usage levels, patterns of use, and feedback from students. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Uses in Education, Feedback, Formative Evaluation
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Stephenson, Stanley D. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1998
To reduce attrition in an entry-level programming class, students who performed poorly on the first exam were matched with interested alumni, who could only communicate with their mentorees by e-mail, mail, or phone. The program produced a significant reduction in overall course attrition and for the at-risk students. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education
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Marshall, Thomas E.; And Others – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1996
Examines the strategies used in answering a computerized multiple-choice test where all questions on a semantic topic were grouped together or randomly distributed. Findings indicate that students grouped by performance on the test used different strategies in completing the test due to distinct cognitive processes between the groups. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Testing, Higher Education
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Romeu, Jorge Luis; Alemzadeh, Jalal – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1999
Describes the development of a statistical experiment to assess and compare the effects of traditional lecture and laboratory technology methods of teaching introductory computer programming concepts. Discusses the use of performance measures including tests, quizzes, homework, and projects to assess students' learning, retention, and success…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education
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Summers, Jerry A. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1991
Describes a study of college students that was conducted to isolate interactivity as an independent variable and test its effects upon student learning, the time required to complete the study unit, and student attitudes. Results are compared for a group using a traditional videotape and one using an interactive videotape. (five references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Higher Education
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Brothen, Thomas; Wambach, Cathrine – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1999
Describes an evaluation of lectures in a computer-based, personalized system of instruction (PSI) introductory psychology class. Results question the effectiveness of lectures, based on students instructor evaluations, student characteristics, personality test scores, and academic performance. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Dalal, Nikunj P.; And Others – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1992
Discussion of the instructional effectiveness of educational software focuses on a study of undergraduates that investigated the effectiveness of a problem-solving program designed to assist students in solving nonlinear optimization problems. Results are reported that indicate manual procedures resulted in greater learning than use of the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Analysis of Variance, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Morris, Jon D. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1984
Describes a study which compared the achievement of undergraduate economics students receiving instruction by two different television presentations, one depicting an instructor using a chalkboard, and the other employing animation and graphics. Results indicate differences occurred in immediate and delayed recall measurements on conceptual…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economics Education, Educational Research, Educational Television
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Wu, C. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1998
The Mechanical Engineering Department at the U.S. Naval Academy is currently evaluating a new teaching method which uses computer software. Utilizing the thermodynamic-based software CyclePad, Intelligent Computer Aided Instruction is incorporated in an advanced energy conversion course for Mechanical Engineering students. The CyclePad software…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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