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Duret, Denis; Christley, Rob; Denny, Paul; Senior, Avril – Research in Learning Technology, 2018
Building effective and supportive communities of practice in an asynchronous environment can enable students to learn from each other at their own convenient times without the need to meet for discussing concepts. In an undergraduate course with a large amount of content to learn, working collaboratively to answer practice exam questions can help…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Undergraduate Students, Tests, Drills (Practice)
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Grigoryan, Tsoghik – Research in Learning Technology, 2018
This study is an investigation of paperless language learning in the context of the United Arab Emirates. The purpose of this study was to examine Emirati level 1 English language learners' attitudes towards the iPad use as a means of language learning. It was done through a cross-sectional survey questionnaire, wholly composed of fixed-choice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Premadasa, H. K. Salinda; Meegama, R. G. N. – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
Short messaging service (SMS) is perhaps the most popular mobile technology prevalent among students in higher education due to its ubiquitous nature and the capability of two-way communication. However, a major limitation in two-way text messaging is sending back a part of received data with the reply message. This limitation results in users of…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, College Students, Technology Uses in Education
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Power, Jess; Kannara, Vidya – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
This paper presents a best-practice model for the redesign of virtual learning environments (VLEs) within creative arts to augment blended learning. In considering a blended learning best-practice model, three factors should be considered: the conscious and active human intervention, good learning design and pedagogical input, and the sensitive…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Models, Technology Uses in Education, Art
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Butz, Nikolaus T.; Stupnisky, Robert H.; Pekrun, Reinhard – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
Synchronous hybrid delivery (simultaneously teaching on-campus and online students using web conferencing) is becoming more common; however, little is known about how students experience emotions in this learning environment. Based on Pekrun's (2006) control-value theory of emotions, the dual purpose of this study was first to compare synchronous…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Web Based Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication
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Casteleyn, Jordi; Mottart, Andre; Valcke, Martin – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
Instead of the traditional set of slides, the visual aids of a presentation can now be graphic organisers (concept maps, knowledge maps, mind maps) on an infinite canvas. Constructing graphic organisers has a beneficial impact on learning, but this topic has not been studied in the context of giving a presentation. The present study examined this…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Concept Mapping, Maps, Instructional Materials
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Kidron, Adi; Kali, Yael – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
The purpose of this work is to contribute to the body of knowledge on processes by which students develop interdisciplinary understanding of contents, as well as to suggest technology-enhanced means for supporting them in these processes in the context of higher education. In doing so, we suggest a rethinking of three traditional practices that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Buchanan, Tom; Joban, Sanjay; Porter, Alan – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
Two studies tested the hypothesis that use of learning technologies among undergraduate psychology students was associated with higher Internet self-efficacy (ISE). In Study 1, the ISE scores of 86 students were found not to be associated with either attitudes towards, or measured use of, blogs and wikis as part of an IT skills course. ISE was…
Descriptors: Internet, Self Efficacy, Predictor Variables, Educational Technology