British Journal of Educational Technology 46:6 Published on EdITLib

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Construction of a digital learning environment based on cloud computing

Jihong Ding, Caiping Xiong & Huazhong Liu
Constructing the digital learning environment for ubiquitous learning and asynchronous distributed learning has opened up immense amounts of concrete research. However, current digital learning environments do not fully fulfill the … More

Intensive scaffolding in an intelligent tutoring system for the learning of algebraic word problem solving

José Antonio González‐Calero, David Arnau, Luis Puig & Miguel Arevalillo‐Herráez
The term intensive scaffolding refers to any set of conceptual scaffolding strategies that always allow the user to find the solution to a problem. Despite the many benefits of scaffolding, … More

Internal structure of virtual communications in communities of inquiry in higher education: Phases, evolution and participants' satisfaction

Elba Gutierrez‐Santiuste & Maria‐Jesus Gallego‐Arrufat
This study investigates the phases of development of synchronous and asynchronous virtual communication produced in a community of inquiry (CoI) by analyzing the internal structure of each intervention in the … More

Assessing university students' perceptions of their Physics instructors' TPACK development in two contexts

Yahui Chang, Syh‐Jong Jang & Yang‐Hsueh Chen
Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) has been gaining traction among educational researchers; however, studies documenting university students' perceptions of their teachers' TPACK remain limited. This study intends to investigate … More

How and why academics do and do not use iPads for academic teaching?

Olaojo Aiyegbayo
This paper evaluated how academics, at a mid-sized UK university, used their iPads for teaching. The data were gathered using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Eighty-four academics completed a survey … More

Creation of reusable open textbooks: Insights from the Connexions repository

Carlos Rodriguez‐Solano, Salvador Sánchez‐Alonso & Miguel‐Angel Sicilia
Open textbook initiatives have appeared as an alternative to traditional publishing. These initiatives for the production of alternatively copyrighted educational resources provide a way of sharing materials through the Web. More

From passive to active: The impact of the flipped classroom through social learning platforms on higher education students' creative thinking

Abdulrahman M Al‐Zahrani
This study aimed to investigate the impact of the flipped classroom on the promotion of students' creative thinking. Students were recruited from the Faculty of Education at King Abdulaziz University … More

Papier-mach(in)e: Thinking with “sticky” paper in the cloud

Judith Enriquez‐Gibson
There is nothing less about paper and its use when it comes to academic study as we experience increasingly converging media spaces and functionalities of online applications within the screens … More

Children learning to use technologies through play: A Digital Play Framework

Jo Bird & Susan Edwards
Digital technologies are increasingly acknowledged as an important aspect of early childhood education. A significant problem for early childhood education has been how to understand the pedagogical use of technologies … More

Effects of degree of segmentation and learner disposition on multimedia learning

Peter E. Doolittle, Lauren H. Bryant & Jessica R. Chittum
The construction of asynchronous learning environments often involves the creation of self-paced multimedia instructional episodes that provide the learner with control over the pacing of instruction (segmentation); however, does the … More

Facebook and classroom group work: A trial study involving University of Botswana Advanced Oral Presentation students

Joel M. Magogwe, Beauty Ntereke & Keith R. Phetlhe
In the 21st century, the use of information technology in the classroom is advancing rapidly, especially in higher education. The Internet, through social networking, has made it possible for students … More

Developing a dynamic inference expert system to support individual learning at work

Yu Hsin Hung, Chun Fu Lin & Ray I. Chang
In response to the rapid growth of information in recent decades, knowledge-based systems have become an essential tool for organizational learning. The application of electronic performance-support systems in learning activities … More

Foundations of dynamic learning analytics: Using university student data to increase retention

Sara Freitas de, David Gibson, Coert Du Plessis, Pat Halloran, Ed Williams, Matt Ambrose, Ian Dunwell & Sylvester Arnab
With digitisation and the rise of e-learning have come a range of computational tools and approaches that have allowed educators to better support the learners' experience in schools, colleges and … More

Examining the characteristics of student postings that are liked and linked in a CSCL environment

Alexandra Makos, Kyungmee Lee & Daniel Zingaro
This case study is the first iteration of a large-scale design-based research project to improve Pepper, an interactive discussion-based learning environment. In this phase, we designed and implemented two social … More

Increasing performance by differentiated teaching? Experimental evidence of the student benefits of digital differentiation

Carla Haelermans, Joris Ghysels & Fernao Prince
This paper explores the effect of digital differentiation on student performance using a randomized experiment. The experiment is conducted in a second year biology class among 115 prevocational students in … More

On the use of extended TAM to assess students' acceptance and intent to use third-generation learning management systems

Salvador Ros, Roberto Hernández, Agustín Caminero, Antonio Robles, Isabel Barbero, Araceli Maciá & Francisco Pablo Holgado
Service-oriented e-learning platforms can be considered as a third generation of learning management systems (LMSs). As opposed to the previous generations, consisting of ad hoc solutions and traditional LMS, this … More

Exploring factors that influence adoption of e-learning within higher education

Emma King & Russell Boyatt
E-learning is increasingly adopted in the workplace for supporting professional development and continuing education; however, in higher education, the use of e-learning is predominantly used as a tool support teaching. … More

Online assessment of learning and engagement in university laboratory practicals

David E. Whitworth & Kate Wright
In science education, laboratory practicals are frequently assessed through submission of a report. A large increase in student numbers necessitated us adapting a traditional practical report into an online test … More

Making in-class skills training more effective: The scope for interactive videos to complement the delivery of practical pedestrian training

James Hammond, Tom Cherrett & Ben Waterson
Skills and awareness of young pedestrians can be improved with on-street practical pedestrian training, often delivered in schools in the UK by local authorities with the intention of improving road … More

Developing new teacher inquiry and criticality: The role of online discussions

Adam Unwin
This work concerns the professional development of UK teachers in their first year of teaching. It is interested in how the online discussions (ODs) these teachers undertook as part of … More

Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society 11:3 Published on EdITLib

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Applying gamification techniques to enhance effectiveness of video-lessons

Mauro Coccoli, Saverio Iacono & Gianni Vercelli
Gamification techniques are commonly used in e-learning to enhance the effectiveness of educational activities and the learners’ partaking. In fact, owing to the engagement effect, they can improve learning processes … More

Determinants of digital inequality in universities: the case of Ecuador

Juan Torres-Diaz & Josep Duart
The digital divide was initially defined by socioeconomic variables, mainly the level of family income, but now it focuses on how the Internet is used and is called digital inequality. … More

Gamification and learning: a review of issues and research

Filomena Faiella & Maria Ricciardi
This paper will review the literature on gamification and aim to apply principles of analysis for synthesize existing research, identify issues of controversy, uncover areas that future gamification research should … More

The design and implementation of a gamified assessment

Selay Arkn Kocadere & Şeyma Çağlar
In this research, a gamified assessment was designed considering the theoretical basis and implemented. The dynamics, mechanics and components that Werbach & Hunter (2012) defined for gamification, used in the … More

Beating the Odds: Teaching Italian online in the Community College Environment

Giulia Guarnieri
This study analyzes data collected from Italian language online classes during the course of four consecutive semesters at Bronx Community College in order to measure the impact that distance learning … More

Social, constructivist and informal learning processes: together on the Edge for designing digital game-based learning environments

Gianvito D'Aprile, Pierpaolo Di Bitonto, Roberta De Asmundis & Antonio Ulloa Severino
The theoretical conceptions of game-based learning are different from those of traditional instruction. Indeed, the classical approaches of needs and task analysis seem to be not appropriate for designing digital … More

Employing game analytics techniques in the psychometric measurement of game-based assessments with dynamic content

Yasser Jaffal & Dieter Wloka
The adaptation Game-Based Assessment (GBA) (Mislevy et al., 2014) has been growing in the last years backed by video games’ capability of offering a task model to assess learners’ complex … More

Measuring Learner’s Subject Specific Knowledge

John Girard, Tina Ashford & Pedro Coln
This was the second phase in a research project designed to compare student achievement in online and face-to-face classes. The aim of this phase was to determine if online and … More

Evaluations to the gamification effectiveness of digital game-based adventure education course — GILT

Chang-Hsin Lin & Ju-Ling Shih
This study aimed to design a digital game-based adventure education (GILT) course for team-building purposes. The six traditional activities chose from adventure education were developed into six digital games and … More

Knowledge-based assessment in serious games: an experience on emergency training

Nicola Capuano & Richard King
Emergency preparedness is a promising application field for digital serious games enabling the simulation of real emergency scenarios and allowing a high learning transfer thanks to engagement and focus on … More

ACT – A new game-based methodology for Anti-Corruption Training

Vincenzo Petruzzi & Marco Amicucci
Corruption is a powerful impediment to economic and social evolution, and training is one of the most important tools for helping organisations stem and combat the spread of this phenomenon. … More

Serious games design: A mapping of the problems novice game designers experience in designing games

Sevasti Theodosiou & Ilias Karasavvidis
One of the main problems the field of Serious Game Design is facing concerns the gap between game design and educational design. It has become evident that to optimize the … More

International Journal of Education and Development using ICT 11:2 Published on EdITLib

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Exploring the use of ICTs in learning and disseminating livestock husbandry knowledge to urban and peri-urban communities in Tanzania

Consolata Angello
This paper discusses the importance of various Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in learning and disseminating relevant information on livestock husbandry in Tanzania. The paper is part of a study … More

A narrative approach to studying the diversification of inquiry learning across instructional settings

Nico Rutten, Wouter van Joolingen, Gerdi Haverkamp-Hermans, Franz Bogner, Thomas Kretschmer, Christian Stracke, Petros Lameras, Augusto Chioccariello, Rosa Doran, Rdiger Tiemann, Timotheos Kastrinogiannis, Jasminka Maravic, Yvonne Crotty, Claire Kelly, Vassiliki Markaki, Angelos Lazoudis, Jani Koivula & Dimitris Polymatidis
In this study we followed a narrative approach to investigate the function that digital, interactive tools can fulfill in inquiry teaching and learning. Such a narrative can be conceived as … More

Uncovering reading habits of university students in Uganda: Does ICT matter?

Samali Mlay, Humphrey Sabi, Clive Tsuma & Kehbuma Langmia
This paper investigates how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can improve reading habits among university students. We also investigated the influence of home culture, school culture and disposable income on … More

Poem Generator: A comparative quantitative evaluation of a microworlds-based learning approach for teaching English

Craig Jenkins
This paper is a comparative quantitative evaluation of an approach to teaching poetry in English that employs a ‘guided discovery’ pedagogy using computer-based microworlds. It uses an experimental design in … More

Interactive-GIS-Tutor (IGIST) integration: Creating a digital space gateway within a textbook-bound South African Geography class

Elfrieda Fleischmann, Christo Van der Westhuizen & Dirk Cilliers
Currently there is a global drive among political and educational institutions to implement geographic information system (GIS) practice in secondary schools. However, Geography teachers worldwide, including in South Africa, face … More

Teaching faculty’s perception about implementing elearning practices at the University of Guyana

Kerwin Livingstone
In this modern era, the traditional approach to learning and teaching, which may engage students, does not lend itself to diversity. Since this approach is viewed as a barrier to … More

When going hybrid is not enough: Statistical analysis of effectiveness of blended courses piloted within Tempus BLATT Project

Aleksandar Jovanovic, Anita Jankovic, Snezana Markovic Jovanovic, Vladan Peric, Biljana Vitosevic & Milos Pavlovic
The paper describes the delivery of the courses in the framework of the project implementation and presents the effect the change in the methodology had on student performance as measured … More

Promoting teaching and learning in Ghanaian Basic Schools through ICT

James Natia & Seidu Al-hassan
The Basic School Computerization policy was created in 2011 to introduce computers and e-learning into the entire educational system to promote training and life-long learning. Using data obtained by Connect … More

Barriers and strategies on adoption of e-learning in Tanzanian higher learning institutions: Lessons for adopters

Dalton Kisanga & Gren Ireson
Tanzanian Higher learning institutions (HLIs) are faced with challenges of adopting e-learning in education. This study involved experts in e-learning to examine barriers of adopting e-learning and the best strategies … More

Learning Management System success: Increasing Learning Management System usage in higher education in sub-Saharan Africa

Joel Mtebe
Learning Management Systems (LMS) have been widely adopted by higher education institutions globally for over a decade. Institutions in sub-Saharan Africa now spend a significant proportion of their limited resources … More

Administration’s perception about the feasibility of elearning practices at the University of Guyana

Kerwin Livingstone
Since the genesis of technology, some decades ago, the use of information and communication technologies in educational practices has been steadily increasing. In educational institutions, some form of elearning has … More

Evaluation of elearning usage in South African universities: A critical review

Emily Bagarukayo & Billy Kalema
Although eLearning is the use of technology for teaching, learning and assessment, there is no common approach to it across South African Higher Education Institutions. There is therefore a concern … More

Teachers’ ICT usage in second-cycle institutions in Ghana: A qualitative study

Charles Buabeng-Andoh & Issifu Yidana
The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers’ use of ICT and the factors that affect their ICT use in secondary schools in Ghana. A focus group interview was … More

Open Praxis 7:3 Published on EdITLib

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An OER Online Course Remixing Experience

Brenda Mallinson & Greig Krull
This paper describes the authors’ experience of remixing two existing OER courses to provide an OER course for a particular purpose and context. The developing country target environment is stated … More

A Case Study of Scholars’ Open and Sharing Practices

George Veletsianos
Although the open scholarship movement has successfully captured the attention and interest of higher education stakeholders, researchers currently lack an understanding of the degree to which open scholarship is enacted … More

Temoa: An Open Educational Resources Portal to seek, investigate and inquire

Marcela Gmez Zermeo & Lorena Alemn de la Garza
Temoa is a distributor of knowledge that provides a multilingual public catalog of collections of Open Educational Resources (OER). Temoa seeks to support the educational community to find the resources … More

Open Government Partnership as a Platform for Advancing Open Education Policy

Jan Gondol & Nicole Allen
An exciting new avenue for establishing and expanding national commitments to open education has emerged through the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a multilateral initiative that aims to secure commitments from … More

Effective web videoconferencing for proctoring online oral exams: a case study at scale in Brazil

Alexandra Okada, Peter Scott & Murilo Mendona
The challenging of assessing formal and informal online learning at scale includes various issues. Many universities who are now promoting “Massive Online Open Courses” (MOOC), for instance, focus on relatively … More

Critical Discourse Analysis of Moderated Discussion Board of Virtual University of Pakistan

Ayesha Perveen
The paper critically evaluated the discursive practices on the Moderated Discussion Board (MDB) of Virtual University of Pakistan (VUP). The paramount objective of the study was to conduct a critical … More

Introduction to Open Praxis volume 7 issue 3

Ins Gil-Jaurena
This issue of Open Praxis includes six papers presenting research or innovative practices in the field of open, distance and flexible education. More

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Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research (NAER Journal) 4:2 Published on EdITLib

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Integration processes of a Romanian group in a Huelva village through family life stories

Antonia Diaz Reales & Ignacio Aguaded-Gmez
This paper examines the integration of Romanian immigrants in Lucena del Puerto (Huelva, Spain) through the life stories of two families of Romanian origin. The experiences of the groups presented … More

Online tutoring procedure for research project supervision: management, organization and key elements

Antnia Dardes Mesquida & Adolfina Prez
Research project tutoring appears as a crucial element for teaching; it is a planned action based on the relationship between a tutor and a student. This paper presents the findings … More

Inclusive education in schools in rural areas

J Callado Moreno, M Molina Jan, Eufrasio Prez Navo & Javier Rodrguez Moreno
Since Spain decided to embark on the development of inclusive schooling, studies have taken place to see if the inclusive principle is being developed satisfactorily. Inclusive schooling implies that all … More

La formacin permanente en competencia digital docente y la mejora de la calidad del centro educativo desde la perspectiva de los docentes: un estudio de caso

Merc Cervera & Jos Cantabrana
La sociedad del s. XXI demanda sistemas educativos flexibles y con capacidad de adaptacin constante, capaces de hacer frente a las necesidades formativas, en forma de competencias, propias de un … More

School organization and the mobilization of teachers and students in the use of a new general secondary education curriculum in East Timor

Ana Capelo & Isabel Cabrita
Given that reforms involving how to deal with the past are extremely difficult, especially when the past involves memories of victimization, death, and destruction so widespread that a high percentage … More

Virtual worlds and social and educational inclusion: case study at Secondary Education Institute Cal Gravat

Linda Castaeda Quintero, Mara Romn Garca & Ramn Barlam Aspasch
This article presents a case study with the goal of becoming familiar with and understanding the incorporation of one virtual learning world –Espurnik- in a curricular diversification classroom with students … More

Early Childhood Student Teachers’ Observation and Experimentation of Creative Practices as a Design Processes

Janaina de Oliveira & Eliana Gallardo-Echenique
In this paper, we address the guidance of student teachers in initial training in schools as an invaluable opportunity to raise creative learning awareness. The objective of this present research … More

The Impact of a Cooperative Learning Program on the Academic Achievement in Mathematics and Language in Fourth Grade Students and its Relation to Cognitive Style

Mery Vega-Vaca & Christian Hederich-Martnez
This study is expected to determine the impact of a program based on the cooperative learning methodology. This, in comparison to a traditional learning situation in both mathematics and language … More

Itinerarios de aprendizaje flexibles basados en mapas conceptuales

Olga Agudelo & Jesus Salinas Ibez
Se estudia el uso de itinerarios de aprendizaje basados en mapas conceptuales como una propuesta para un diseo instruccional ms flexible que potencie el aprendizaje y se centre en el … More

Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 31:4 Published on EdITLib

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Students' usability evaluation of a Web-based tutorial program for college biology problem solving

H.S. Kim, L. Prevost & P.P. Lemons
The understanding of core concepts and processes of science in solving problems is important to successful learning in biology. We have designed and developed a Web-based, self-directed tutorial program, , … More

The challenge of promoting algorithmic thinking of both sciences- and humanities-oriented learners

Z. Katai
The research results we present in this paper reveal that properly calibrated e-learning tools have potential to effectively promote the algorithmic thinking of both science-oriented and humanities-oriented students. After students … More

Using wikis and collaborative learning for science teachers' professional development

Y‐H. Chen, S‐J. Jang & P‐J. Chen
Wiki bears great potential to transform learning and instruction by scaffolding personal and social constructivism. Past studies have shown that proper application of wiki benefits both students and teachers; however, … More

A flowchart-based intelligent tutoring system for improving problem-solving skills of novice programmers

D. Hooshyar, R.B. Ahmad, M. Yousefi, F.D. Yusop & S.‐J. Horng
Intelligent tutoring and personalization are considered as the two most important factors in the research of learning systems and environments. An effective tool that can be used to improve problem-solving … More

The effectiveness of a computer-assisted math learning program

K. De Witte, C. Haelermans & N. Rogge
Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) programs are considered as a way to improve learning outcomes of students. However, little is known on the schools who implement such programs as well as on … More

Effects of abstract and concrete simulation elements on science learning

T. Jaakkola & K. Veermans
Contemporary evidence on the effectiveness of concrete and abstract representations in science education is based solely on studies conducted in college context. There it has been found that learning with … More

Online system adoption and K-12 academic outcomes

R. Kimmons
This study seeks to understand the relationship between K-12 online system adoption (e.g., Blackboard, Edmodo, WordPress) and school-level academic achievement ratings. Utilizing a novel approach to data collection via website … More

International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC) 8:2 Published on EdITLib

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The Construction of Personal Learning Networks to Support Non-Formal Workplace Learning of Training Professionals

Christin Manning
Workers in the 21st century workplace are faced with rapid and constant developments that place a heavy demand on them to continually learn beyond what the Human Resources and Training … More

Engineering Education in an Industrial Context

Thomas Hagenreiner, Grazia Engelmann & Peter Khler
Learning is a lifelong process, which may not end at the transition from school to work. To exploit modern software systems used in design engineering, in order to increase efficiency … More

Staff and Students Views on Industry-University Collaboration in Engineering

Sivachandran Chandraseakaran, Guy Littlefair & Alex Stojcevski
The university-learning environment in engineering is not sufficient for students to become engineers. The practical role of engineering is working on real world problems in an industry environment. Industry-university collaboration … More

Teaching Staff’s and Students’ Initial Perceptions and Satisfaction With Teaching and Learning via the Blackboard LMS

Norah Al-Malki, Abdul AbdulKarim & Fouad Shoie Alallah
The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the degree of teaching staff’s and Students’ satisfaction with the teaching and learning experience via the Blackboard ™ Learning Management System (LMS), … More

A Socratic E-Learning Approach

Mikael Snaprud & Gerd Helmikstl
Using questions to elaborate knowledge, is widely used in learning today. In this position paper we argue that there are new benefits to reap from using ICT in a learning … More

Integrating Social Knowledge and Collaboration Tools into Dispersed Product Development

Richard Evans, James Gao, Nick Martin & Clive Simmonds
Employee collaboration and knowledge sharing is vital for manufacturing organisations wishing to be successful in an ever-changing global market place; Product Development (PD) teams, in particular, rely heavily on these … More

Motivating Course Completion in Executive Development

David Foster
An innovative online approach to executive development is described. The approach utilizes asynchronous and synchronous elements, required submission of assignments, and other features resembling those of online college courses. Design … More

Keep It Simple: Challenges, Solutions, and Best Practices for Global eLearning Initiatives

Kristen Giovanis
Creating effective global eLearning initiatives requires strategic planning and process development to avoid mistakes that can turn off global learners. In order to successfully implement a global training program in … More

Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie 41:2 Published on EdITLib

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Prevailing Lexical-stylistic Features in Emirati Language Learners’ Digital Discourse | Caractéristiques lexicales stylistiques dominantes dans le discours numérique des apprenants en langue émirienne

Tsoghik Grigoryan
Predicting the future path of the digital classroom discourse is twofold. Today’s language classroom is undergoing an irreversible revolution and one of the most powerful drivers of this transformation is … More

Student perceptions and lessons learned from flipping a masters level public health course | Perceptions des étudiants et leçons tirées d’une classe inversée pour un cours de maîtrise en santé environnementale et professionnelle

Lindsay Galway, Barbara Berry & Timothy Takaro
The flipped classroom instructional model has emerged as an alternative to conventional lecture-based teaching that has dominated higher education for decades. In 2013, a cohort of graduate-level public health students … More

Learning Designs using Flipped Classroom Instruction | Conception d’apprentissage à l’aide de l’instruction en classe inversée

Amber Mazur, Barbara Brown & Michele Jacobsen
The flipped classroom is an instructional model that leverages technology-enhanced instruction outside of class time in order to maximize student engagement and learning during class time. As part of an … More

Implementing Game Design in School: A Working Example | Mise en œuvre de la conception de jeu à l’école : un exemple pratique

Dani Herro
This case uses a worked or “working example” model (Gee, 2010), documenting the implementation of a novel game design curriculum in the United States. Created by an Instructional Technology Administrator … More

Does Simulator Sickness Impair Learning Decision Making While Driving a Police Vehicle? | Le mal du simulateur: un frein à l’apprentissage de la prise de décision en conduite d’un véhicule de police?

Eve Paquette & Danielle-Claude Blanger
The use of driving simulators is an innovation for police training in Quebec. There are some issues related to their impact on training objectives. This article presents the results of … More

Issues and Trends in Educational Technology 3:1 Published on EdITLib

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What Factors Affect Teachers Using the iPads in their Classroom?

Phu Vu
This study used a qualitative paradigm to discover what types of training teachers have received that resulted in successful use of iPads and what factors affect their decisions to use … More

Teachers Perception in a Technology Integration Workshop: Implications for Professional Development in the Digital Age

Kele Anyanwu
School districts are embracing innovative technology applications by increasing the accessibility of Web 2.0 applications from district networks. Workshops on these applications have become the favorite type of professional development … More

British Journal of Educational Technology 46:4 Published on EdITLib

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Promoting discussion in peer instruction: Discussion partner assignment and accountability scoring mechanisms

Chih‐Yueh Chou & Pin‐Hsun Lin
Peer instruction (PI) involves students answering questions and peer discussion learning activities. PI can enhance student performance and engagement in classroom instruction. However, some students do not engage in the … More

A comparative study of the effects of cultural differences on the adoption of mobile learning

Ibrahim Arpaci
The objective of this paper is to understand the impact of cultural differences on mobile learning adoption through identifying key adoption characteristics in Canada and Turkey, which have markedly different … More

Value creation in online communities for educators

Sharon E. Booth & Shaun B. Kellogg
The popularity and pervasiveness of online communities have led researchers and practitioners alike to closely examine the utility of online communities for supporting and facilitating professional learning. As economic constraints … More

Technology use and learning characteristics of students in higher education: Do generational differences exist?

Kwok‐Wing Lai & Kian‐Sam Hong
As digital technologies form an inextricable part of young people's everyday lives, some commentators claim that the current generation of learners think and learn differently from their predecessors. This study … More

The use of ubiquitous sensor technology in evaluating student thought process during practical operations for improving student technical and creative skills

Min Jou & Jingying Wang
This study investigated a Ubiquitous Sensor System (USS) that we developed to assess student thought process during practical lessons on a real-time basis and to provide students with a reflective … More

Factors influencing student preference when comparing handwriting and typing for essay style examinations

Nora Mogey & Andrew Fluck
It seems anachronistic that we expect students to handwrite essay examinations when almost all their other work is mediated by computer. Two universities, one in the UK and one in … More

Avoiding split attention in computer-based testing: Is neglecting additional information facilitative?

Halszka Jarodzka, Noortje Janssen, Paul A. Kirschner & Gijsbert Erkens
This study investigated whether design guidelines for computer-based learning can be applied to computer-based testing (CBT). Twenty-two students completed a CBT exam with half of the questions presented in a … More

A cross-cultural examination of the impact of social, organisational and individual factors on educational technology acceptance between British and Lebanese university students

Ali Tarhini, Kate Hone & Xiaohui Liu
This paper examines the social, organisational and individual factors that may affect students' acceptance of e-learning systems in higher education in a cross-cultural context. A questionnaire was developed based on … More

A technique for tracking the reading rate to identify the e-book reading behaviors and comprehension outcomes of elementary school students

Yueh‐Min Huang & Tsung‐Ho Liang
Tracking individual reading behaviors is a difficult task, as is carrying out real-time recording and analysis throughout the reading process, but these aims are worth pursuing. In this study, the … More

A learning model for enhancing the student's control in educational process using Web 2.0 personal learning environments

Ebrahim Rahimi, Jan Berg van den & Wim Veen
In recent educational literature, it has been observed that improving student's control has the potential of increasing his or her feeling of ownership, personal agency and activeness as means to … More

Assessing reflective thinking in solving design problems: The development of a questionnaire

Yi‐Chun Hong & Ikseon Choi
Reflection is a critical factor in solving design problems. Using good methods to observe designers' reflection is essential to inform the design of the learning environments that support the development … More

The effectiveness of online instructional videos in the acquisition and demonstration of cognitive, affective and psychomotor rehabilitation skills

Darren Cooper & Steve Higgins
The use of instructional videos to teach clinical skills is an ever growing area of e-learning based upon observational learning that is cited as one of the most basic yet … More

The implications of a connectivist learning blog model and the changing role of teaching and learning

Elaine Garcia, Ibrahim Elbeltagi, Mel Brown & Kerry Dungay
While the use of Web 2.0 tools and specifically blogs is becoming increasingly popular within higher education (HE) and has been shown to promote learning, relatively little is known about … More

You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him learn: Smartphone use in higher education

Chad C. Tossell, Philip Kortum, Clayton Shepard, Ahmad Rahmati & Lin Zhong
Smartphone technology is penetrating world markets and becoming ubiquitous in most college settings. This study takes a naturalistic approach to explore the use of these devices to support student learning. … More

Scaffolding strategies for wiki-based collaboration: Action research in a multicultural Japanese language program

Insung Jung & Yoko Suzuki
Wikis can be used to encourage and support collaborative constructivist learning. However, their effectiveness depends upon the use of scaffolding strategies to guide the students in their use. This action … More