Journal of Interactive Learning Research 30:1 Published on LearnTechLib

An issue of Journal of Interactive Learning Research has just been added to LearnTechLib.

The table of contents is available here: https://www.learntechlib.org/j/JILR/v/30/n/1/

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Exploring Students’ Acceptance of Using Mobile Device-based Student Response System in Classrooms

Simon Wong, Adam Wong & John Yeung
This study adopts quantitative approach to compare the students’ perceptions in terms of perceived usefulness (PU) and perceived ease of use (PE) of using mobile device-based student response system (SRS) … More

A Systematic Literature Review of Using Immersive Virtual Reality Technology in Teacher Education

Glenna Billingsley, Scott Smith, Shaunna Smith & Julia Meritt
Virtual reality (VR) technology offers promise in enriching learning opportunities in teacher education programs. The purpose of this study was to investigate the ways immersive virtual reality has been used … More

Using Mobile Technology to Support Physician and Student Learning as Part of Patient Care

Janette Hill, Michelle Nuss, Ronald Cervero, Julie Gaines, Bruce Middendorf & Supriya Mishra
The third year clerkship is an exciting yet challenging time for medical students (Cooke, Irby, & O’Brien, 2010). For the first time, students spend significant time in clinical settings (e.g., … More

Is it the beginning or the end of iPad adoption in higher education? A case study.

Richard Pierce
Slate tablets and more recently detachable tablets occupy a nebulous position in education. Institutions are increasingly required to assess the return on investment of deploying these devices. The purpose of … More

How Did Graduate Students of Education Major Perceive Ground Rules in Online Discussions?

Yu-mei Wang
Online discussions have been proliferating in US higher education. Due to its widespread incorporation into university courses, instructors have been making efforts to design effective online discussions to enhance student … More

British Journal of Educational Technology 50:3 Published on LearnTechLib

An issue of British Journal of Educational Technology has just been added to LearnTechLib.

The table of contents is available here: https://www.learntechlib.org/j/BJET/v/50/n/3/

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The creation of digital artefacts as a mechanism to engage students in studying literature

Geoff Walton, Mark Childs & Gordana Jugo
The aim of the project was to motivate school students to learn about the national literature of their own and others’ countries. Engagement was fostered via the creation of digital … More

Sociotechnical co‐evolution of an e‐Learning innovation network

Nancy Law & Leming Liang
This paper reports on a longitudinal study of a network of 10 special education needs schools over a span of 11 years that leveraged the opportunity offered by a government‐funded … More

Advance organizers in videos for software training of Chinese students

Hans van der Meij
The effectiveness of demonstration‐based training (DBT) videos for software training has been investigated for a Western audience. These studies have generally found that the demonstration videos significantly enhanced self‐efficacy and … More

School leaders’ practices for innovative use of digital technologies in schools

Marcia Håkansson Lindqvist
School leaders’ practices to support the innovative use of digital technologies for teaching and learning and the conditions for technology‐enhanced learning were studied in a 1:1 laptop initiative in two … More

Towards the successful integration of e‐learning systems in higher education in Iraq: A student perspective

Nisreen Ameen, Robert Willis, Media Noori Abdullah & Mahmood Shah
This study aims to analyse the factors that can explain the adoption and effective use of a new e‐learning system in Iraq. To achieve this, it uses a selection of … More

Comparing paper‐based and electronic multiple‐choice examinations with personal devices: Impact on students' performance, self‐efficacy and satisfaction

Andrea Nardi & Maria Ranieri
Nowadays the size of university classes along with the growing number of students to be tested for final examination raise unprecedented challenges relating to the management, monitoring and evaluation of … More

Social scholarship revisited: Changing scholarly practices in the age of social media

Christine Greenhow, Benjamin Gleason & K. Bret Staudt Willet
This conceptual exploration revisits a key question from earlier work (Greenhow & Gleason, 2014): What is scholarship reconsidered in the age of social media? Social scholarship is a framework that … More

Flipped learning and parent engagement in secondary schools: A South Australian case study

Melissa Bond
Parent involvement in and engagement with children’s learning has been shown to strongly influence student achievement, engagement, motivation and school completion. However, parent involvement decreases once students reach middle school, … More

How does principal e‐leadership affect ICT transformation across different school stages in K‐12 education: Perspectives from teachers in Shanghai

Bian Wu, Xiaoxue Yu & Yiling Hu
With the continuous deployment of ICT in K‐12 education, strong access but weak uptake has become the greatest challenge for ICT implementation in schools. As the pioneer of China’s K‐12 … More

By design: Professional learning ecologies to develop primary school teachers’ makerspaces pedagogical capabilities

Michael Stevenson, Matt Bower, Garry Falloon, Anne Forbes & Maria Hatzigianni
Makerspaces embody a growing movement of educators promoting constructionist learning with physical materials and digital technologies such as 3D design and 3D printing. As it gains traction in K‐12 settings, … More

Teacher educators as gatekeepers: Preparing the next generation of teachers for technology integration in education

Jo Tondeur, Ronny Scherer, Evrim Baran, Fazilat Siddiq, Teemu Valtonen & Erkko Sointu
This study aims at investigating the profiles of teacher educators in order to explore their ability to prepare preservice teachers for technology integration in education. Specifically, the current study examines … More

Integrating games as a means to develop e‐learning: Insights from a psychological perspective

Melody M. Terras & Elizabeth A. Boyle
Although the Education sector has pioneered the use of technology, the pace of technological change has outstripped the slower processes of theoretical development and critical reflection, so the field is … More

Earth surface modeling for education: How effective is it? Four semesters of classroom tests with WILSIM‐GC

Wei Luo, Thomas J. Smith, Kyle Whalley, Andrew Darling, Carol Ormand, Wei‐Chen Hung, Jui‐Ling Chiang, Jon Pelletier & Kirk Duffin
This paper presents results from a randomized experimental design replicated over four semesters that compared students’ performance in understanding landform evolution processes as measured by the pretest to posttest score … More

Devices and desires: Competing visions of a good education in the digital age

Angela E. McFarlane
The long anticipated ubiquity of digital technologies is now established in the developed world. The manifestations and consequences are not entirely as predicted, perhaps nowhere more so than in the … More

A study of the facilitation of cross‐cultural understanding and intercultural sensitivity using speech‐enabled language translation technology

Rustam Shadiev, Ai Sun & Yueh‐Min Huang
We proposed speech‐enabled language translation (SELT) technology that consists of speech‐to‐text recognition (STR) and computer‐aided‐translation (CAT) systems to support intercultural communication. When the participants spoke in their native languages, the … More

The relationships between social participatory roles and cognitive engagement levels in online discussions

Fan Ouyang & Yu‐Hui Chang
Understanding the relationship between social interaction patterns and cognitive engagement levels has critical implications on collaborative learning theory, pedagogy, and technology. This study used a multi‐method approach to examine the … More

Exploring the roles of school leaders and teachers in a school‐wide adoption of flipped classroom: School dynamics and institutional cultures

Yanyan Sun & Fei Gao
While the development of digital technologies provides generous resources for educational practices, how the use of information and communication technology (ICT) supports instructional reforms in schools still needs further exploration. … More

The effects of mind games in math and grammar courses on the achievements and perceived problem‐solving skills of secondary school students

Turgay Demirel & Turkan Karakus Yilmaz
The goal of this study is to determine the effectiveness of mind games played by secondary school sixth grade students as classroom activities in math and grammar courses on their … More

Fostering online learning at the workplace: A scheme to identify and analyse collaboration processes in asynchronous discussions

Teresa Schaefer, Johanna Rahn, Tobias Kopp, Claudia Magdalena Fabian & Alan Brown
Research has shown that providing participants with high‐quality learning material is not sufficient to help them profit most from online education. The level of interaction among participants is another key … More

14 more papers are available at https://www.learntechlib.org/j/BJET/v/50/n/3/

Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice 15:1 Published on LearnTechLib

An issue of Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice has just been added to LearnTechLib.

The table of contents is available here: https://www.learntechlib.org/j/2405-4526/v/15/n/1/

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Reflections on an inter-professional simulation event for paramedic science and learning disability nursing students

L. Harper, K. Pavoni, J. Garvey, S. Ehigiamusoe, S. Egels & E. Bowman
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Novel partnerships for interprofessional education: A pilot education program in 3D technologies for human centered computing students and physical therapy students

Karen L. Gordes & Sandy McCombe Waller
The role of emerging technologies in the rehabilitative care of patients continues to grow. In order to effectively provide care in a complex medical system, rehabilitative specialists need to be … More

The Big Ten IPE Academic Alliance: A regional approach to developing Interprofessional Education and practice

Frank J. Ascione, Brian Sick, Kelly Karpa, James McAuley, Devin R. Nickol, Zachary A. Weber & Andrea L. Pfeifle
Interprofessional practice and education (IPE) efforts has greatly increased in the past few years, primarily through the leadership of several national and international organizations. These organizations have sponsored forums for … More

Pediatrician attitudes and practices regarding postpartum depression screening: Training and interprofessional collaboration needed

Miao Yu & McClain Sampson
Although research suggest that managing postpartum depression (PPD) is feasible and effective in pediatric settings, it is important to assess pediatricians' attitudes and practices regarding PPD screening and interprofessional collaboration. … More

Collaboration between doctors and nurses in the care of Acute Coronary Syndrome patients at Emergency Departments from the nurses' perspective

Titin Andri Wihastuti, Yulia Candra Lestari, Septi Dewi Rachmawati & Kumboyono Kumboyono
Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is a complex case that requires a collaborative action between the doctors and the nurses. This research aims to explore the collaboration experience between nurses and … More

Insights and observations during a real-world life participation approach to aphasia – At sea!

Linda S. Carozza
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Perinatal IPE simulation can improve collaborative competencies

Kathryn Trotter, Melinda Blazar, Virginia C. Muckler, Michele Kuszajewski & Margory A. Molloy
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Comparison of single versus multiple learners in standardized patient communication skills training in palliative care

Michael L. Spear, Leland J. Rockstraw & Bruce Bernstein
Simulation training has gained wide usage over many disciplines in medical education. According to Donovan et al., "In the use of simulated patients, the actors are experienced, and the participants … More

Determining the impact of an interprofessional teaching clinic on patients' experience of care

Sarah Shrader, Hannah Maxfield & Stephen Jernigan
To understand patients’ experience of care provided by a team of students in an interprofessional teaching clinic.Patient satisfaction survey data was collected during a two-week period annually for three years. … More

Engaging interprofessional students and providers for primary care redesign

Lisa Burkhart, Trisha Leann Horsley, Jorgia Connor, Joanne Kouba, Aaron Michelfelder & Frances Vlasses
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Healthcare professionals’ perceptions regarding interprofessional collaborative practice in Indonesia

Rezki Yeti Yusra, Ardi Findyartini & Diantha Soemantri
Effective interprofessional collaborative practice can strengthen and optimise healthcare. Objective assessment of collaborative practice using a valid instrument is important in a healthcare setting for assessing the effectiveness of a … More

Practicing interprofessional communication competencies with health profession learners in a palliative care virtual simulation: A curricular short report

Heidi Sanborn, Jessica Cole, Teri Kennedy & Karen J. Saewert
This 6-week learning activity used an online virtual reality environment through Second Life® to advance interprofessional education with a convenience sample of undergraduate and graduate health professions learners through a … More

Preliminary evaluation of pharmacy resident integration within an academic interprofessional patient aligned care team at a Veterans Affairs Academic Medical Center

Ashley L. Adams, Richard M. Cadle, Amber B. Amspoker, Lindsey A. Martin, Sonya R. Wilmer, Julianna M. Fernandez, Christina E. Pereira, Ruby M. Shah, LeChauncy D. Woodard & Catherine L. Hatfield
The purpose of this paper is to describe pharmacy residents' experience and other post-graduate trainees' perspectives of pharmacy involvement in the initial stages of an interprofessional ambulatory care training program. … More

Interprofessional service learning experiences among health professional students: A systematic search and review of learning outcomes

Nichole E. Stetten, Erik W. Black, Mary Edwards, Nancy Schaefer & Amy V. Blue
Interprofessional education and service learning offer inviting learning contexts for students from diverse professions to engage in learning about and improving communities. Given the growth of Interprofessional education (IPE) and … More

Interprofessional education: A controlled trial of a shared-learning skills simulation between RN & OT students

Julie A. Spencer, Steven D. Taff & Ling Chen
Interprofessional education (IPE) in healthcare aims to enhance collaborative, evidence-based care. Case-based IPE scenarios incorporating clinical evidence and professional role information may enhance knowledge.This study compared transfers, mobility, and positioning … More

Interprofessional collaboration among complementary and integrative health providers in private practice and community health centers

Beth Rosenthal, Hannah Gravrand & Anthony J. Lisi
The current healthcare environment is placing increasing emphasis on interprofessional collaboration (IPC). IPC may be of particular importance to complementary and integrative health (CIH) providers who have historically practiced in … More

National survey of chief pediatric residents' attitudes, practices, and training in collaborating with schools

Jeffrey D. Shahidullah, Susan G. Forman, Mohammed H. Palejwala, Anindita Chaudhuri, Liza E. Pincus, Erica Lee, Rachel Shafrir & Christina Barone
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that pediatricians be trained to collaborate with school personnel and has stated that inadequate collaboration across systems is a contributor to suboptimal health care. … More

Collaboration in healthcare delivery interprofessional

LoriAnn Pajalich
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Teaching and Learning in Nursing 14:3 Published on LearnTechLib

An issue of Teaching and Learning in Nursing has just been added to LearnTechLib.

The table of contents is available here: https://www.learntechlib.org/j/1557-3087/v/14/n/3/

Contents

Dual Enrollment: Learning in an Accelerated 5 Week RN-BSN Hybrid Format

Theresa G. Buxton, Lora Claywell, Karleen Goerke & Karen Pennington
The accelerated RN-BSN dual-enrollment program model is minimally represented in the literature. Although they exist, the detail of their process and implementation strategies are often not shared. This article presents … More

Measured Emotional Intelligence in RN to BSN Education

Haley P. Strickland, Michelle H. Cheshire & Lauren Neal
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Creating a Virtual Evidence Room for RN-BSN Program Accreditation

Tauna Gulley, Karen Damron & Mary Simpson
Achieving national accreditation is a superior achievement for a nursing program. However, this process can be very time consuming and stressful. Creating a virtual evidence room to house documents used … More

Completing reflective practice post undergraduate nursing clinical placements: A literature review

Michael S. Barbagallo
Reflective practice post clinical placement in nursing education is essential to integrate knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experiences. Many nursing programs in-cooperate reflective practice to permit the integration of core nursing … More

Promoting a Mock Disaster Simulation with Leadership from a Nurse Residency Program

Angela Opsahl, Toni Morris, Deborah Judge, Karen Werskey, Billie Edwards & Danielle Robinson
Schools of nursing strive to provide students with a broad range of skills required to function optimally as a member of a multidisciplinary team within our ever-changing health care environment. … More

Simulation Activity and Inter-Professional Education in Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs in New Jersey: A 3 Year Trend Analysis

Cilgy M. Abraham & Pamela B. de Cordova
This three-year descriptive study describes variations of academic requirements, simulation activity, and inter-professional education in diploma, associate, and baccalaureate schools of nursing in New Jersey. The sample represents 32,978 students … More

Increasing empathy through role-play: A meal planning and grocery shopping activity

Cynthia S. Watson, Gwen Leigh & Jessica McCarthy
Although students may learn about empathy in the didactic setting, this role-play experience integrates experiential learning. Students must assist simulated clients with diverse needs, limited financial resources, and special dietary … More

International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy 9:1 Published on LearnTechLib

An issue of International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy has just been added to LearnTechLib.

The table of contents is available here: https://www.learntechlib.org/j/iJEP/v/9/n/1/

Contents

Circuit Theory E-Assessment Realized in an Open-Source Learning Environment

Marko Neitola
This study discusses university-level e-education on circuit theory. Automatic assessment activities were realized in the learning environment Moodle with symbolic math enhancement plugin STACK. With a comprehensive set of self-study … More

Knowledge and Skills Level of Graduate Civil Engineers Employers and Graduates’ Perceptions

Abdullatif AlMunifi & Arwa Aleryani
The Civil Engineering Program at Sana'a University, Yemen aims to provide quality education that develops students’ knowledge, skills and aspirations in preparation for a career, nationally and regionally. This research … More

Rolling Labs – Teaching Vehicle Electronics from the Beginning

Felix Huening, Michael Hillgaertner & Michael Reke
This paper describes the pedagogical approach to teach vehicle electronics at the University of Applied Science Aachen. As vehicle electronics is getting more and more complex, in particular with regard … More

New Technologies as a Driver for Business Success

Andreas Probst, Gabriele Schachinger, Gerald Kalteis & Armin Fischer
In Austria technical education is taught at federal secondary colleges of engineering (HTL) at a quite high level of ISCED 5. Despite mechanical engineering, de-sign with industrial standard 3D programs … More

Evaluating STEM Education in the U.S. Secondary Schools: Pros and Cons of the «Project Lead the Way» Platform

Melissa Stebbins & Tatiana Goris
Starting in 1990-s, the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program became one of the most known and favorable interdisciplinary STEM platforms in K-12 education in the United States. Moving away … More

Classification of Evaluation Methods for the Effective Assessment of Simulation Games: Results from a Literature Review

Niluefer Faizan, Alexander Löffler, Robert Heininger, Matthias Utesch & Helmut Krcmar
As a current trend in teaching, simulation games play an active and important role in the area of technology-based education. Simulation games create an envi-ronment for scholars to solve real-world … More

Lighting as an Important Factor of Students’ Work Environment

Ivana Tureková, Danka Lukáčová & Gabriel Bánesz
Good work conditions for students at the university are important for education quality and that is the reason why we should pay adequate attention to the factors of work environment … More

Integral Control and Anti-Windup Experiments

Chiu Choi
Integral control is one of the methods for reducing steady-state error in a feedback control system. This method is frequently used in manufacturing and industrial control processes. It is an … More

Application of Problem Based Learning in Mechanics of Machines Course

Jacek Uziak & Venkata Kommula
The predominant educational methods in engineering education follow traditional classroom teaching, with some elements of tutorials and lab work. Although, there has been a growing tendency in recent years to … More

LearnTechLib adds multilingual support

In the past few months we’ve added a few journals who publish in a language other than English or publish articles in multiple languages. These include:

For these journals, the table of contents listing will indicate the language of the full-text article.

The abstract page for each article will display translations for the title and abstracts, if available. If a full text PDF is available in another language that will be provided under the translated abstract for that language.

We hope the inclusion of research in other languages provides a wider perspective on the topics of education, learning, and technology.

International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC) 8:4 Published on LearnTechLib

An issue of International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC) has just been added to LearnTechLib.

The table of contents is available here: https://www.learntechlib.org/j/iJAC/v/8/n/4/

Contents

Federated Governance: A successful model for e-learning

Michele Wood, Alison Russell, Trudi Verrall, Amanda Thomson, Louise English, Ariana Mancarella & Tracey Clark
An innovative and sustainable approach to clinical e-learning is described. The approach is based on a national federation to provide funding, clinical and educational expertise, IT solutions and program oversight; … More

Gamification in HR & Customer Service

Call for Participation
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ColScript a New Scripting Language for Collaborative Learning

Aiman Turani
The collaboration script is defined as a formal way of describing the flow of activities within a collaborative learning session. Using collaboration script would encourage the production of effective and … More

Corporate Universities & Corporate Learning

Call for Participation
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Examining Students’ Perceptions of E-Learning in a Women-Only Environment

Karin Sixl-Daniell & Amy Wong
In terms of achieving growth and profitability, women play an important role in public and private organizations. Despite the increase of women in the workforce, they continue to be underrepresented … More

M-learning Devices and their Impact on Postgraduate Researchers Scope for Improved Integration in the Research Community

Emerson Jackson
M-Learning is a widely topical concept in the 21st century, where people no longer need to worry about having to sit in a static location to explore new knowledge. This … More

MOVE YOUR AVATAR! Improvisational Theatre Methods in Virtual Teams

Stefanie Quade
The importance of a process for a successful start of a new project team is common in business management. Warming up and cooling down exercises are already well accepted methods … More

Effects on students of working in industry

Aaron Blicblau, Tracey Nelson & Kourosh Dini
This study investigated the impact of two arrangements of work experiences; short term (over 12 weeks, STIE) and long- term (over 52 weeks, LTIE) on both final academic grades and … More

Preparing for Industry 4.0 – Testing Collaborative Virtual Learning Environments with Students and Professional Trainers

Katharina Schuster, Lana Plumanns, Kerstin Gro, Rene Vossen, Anja Richert & Sabina Jeschke
In consideration of future employment domains, engineering students should be prepared to meet the demands of society 4.0 and industry 4.0 – resulting from a fourth industrial revolution. Based on … More

Facilitating Online Continuing Professional Development Opportunities in Technology-Enhanced Learning: the TELTA approach

Pauline Rooney
Information and communication technologies are fundamentally changing the way we live our lives. However, despite these huge societal changes, it is widely recognised that the potential of ICTs for enhancing … More

Education, Learning, and Technology: EdITLib and the name change to LearnTechLib

The use of technology in learning and education has been rapidly evolving. More and more learning is taking place outside of traditional educational environments. Flipped classrooms are an increasingly popular way for teachers to engage their students in the learning process. Online education has matured and gained widespread acceptance, and now new open learning courses — both informal offerings as well as courses provided by traditional universities — are providing access to students who might not have been served by traditional educational environments. Social network is linking information and people in ways both familiar and unfamiliar, spreading new ideas and creating connections.

In a field of study — e-learning and education in information technology — that already sees rapid changes, we are now seeing a change in how the subject itself is viewed. Our digital library has always reflected these changes, as researchers and teachers take on new technologies and learning techniques and share their experiences and results in conference papers, journal articles, reports, and eBooks.

To reflect the change to a broader recognition of the intersection between learning and technology, EdITLib, the Education and Information Technology Library, is being renamed to LearnTechLib, The Learning & Technology Library. The new domain for the LearnTechLib website is https://www.learntechlib.org. It is our hope that this name change will encourage and inspire researchers, teachers, and students to explore new and effective learning methods and technologies inside and outside the classroom.

With the name change, LearnTechLib will continue to explore the overlap between learning, education, and technology. The topic of “education” as distinct from “learning” will still make up many of the resources in the library.

This name change is not a judgement on the term “education” or on the topic of education & technology, although there are definitely some who have made judgments on the term. In his Ted Talk, Joi Ito speaking on his experiences in self-directed learning, said:

learning over education is very near and dear to my heart… to me, education is what people do to you and learning is what you do to yourself

And in an article in EdTechReview comparing learning to education, the argument is made that learning is active and personal, while education is passive, institutional, and top-down.

Although there is some truth in this — learning can indeed be a very independent and self-directed process, while education traditional is associated with some form of external structure — there is utility in education which is reflected in the contents of our database.

Education, especially primary education, ideally fulfills three key goals:

Technology is offering new opportunities to fulfill these goals. The aim of teaching students how to think — in a sense, learning how to learn — is a key goal of education, and one which continues into adulthood. Teaching effectively with technology — and even teaching teachers how to teach effectively with technology, is a complex subject and the primary focus of one of the more popular journals in our library, the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.

We see learning, not as an alternative to education, but a broader subject which includes and overlaps with education. The name change reflects these changes.

In order to preserve compatibility and expected behavior with existing systems, the editlib.org domain will continue to be active indefinitely and will respond with the exact same content as the LearnTechLib.org website. However, we encourage you to update your links and proxies to reflect the domain name change. Please contact tech@learntechlib.org if you have questions about this.

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Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 31:6 Published on EdITLib

An issue of Australasian Journal of Educational Technology has just been added to EdITLib.

The table of contents is available here: http://www.editlib.org/j/AJET/v/31/n/6//

Contents

A student-constructed test learning system: The design, development and evaluation of its pedagogical potential

Fu-Yun Yu & Chia-Ling Su
Although research has found that student-constructed tests (SCT) have some potential for promoting cognitive elaboration, as yet there are no systems available to support the associated activities. This study designed … More

Students’ perspectives of using cooperative learning in a flipped statistics classroom

Liwen Chen, Tung-Liang Chen & Nian-Shing Chen
Statistics has been recognised as one of the most anxiety-provoking subjects to learn in the higher education context. Educators have continuously endeavoured to find ways to integrate digital technologies and … More

Designing and evaluating a professional development programme for basic technology integration in English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms

Muhammad Ansyari
This study aims to develop and evaluate a professional development programme for technology integration in an Indonesian university’s English language teaching setting. The study explored the characteristics of this programme … More

Students’ perspectives on e-portfolio development and implementation: A case study in Taiwanese higher education

Pei-Hsuan Hsieh, Chun-I Lee & Wei-Fan Chen
This study explores students’ perceptions related to the implementation of e-portfolios in the context of Taiwanese higher education. Thirty Taiwanese university students were interviewed, and data analysis includes 14 interviewees’ … More

Understanding technology acceptance in pre-service teachers of primary mathematics in Hong Kong

Gary Wong
The adoption of educational technology in teaching depends on how well a teacher accepts it. This paper draws on a technology acceptance survey of pre-service primary mathematics teachers in Hong … More

Blending for student engagement: Lessons learned for MOOCs and beyond

Amanda Montgomery, Denyse Hayward, William Dunn, Mike Carbonaro & Carl Amrhein
The purpose of this ongoing, three-year action research study is to explore the digital challenges of student engagement in higher education within the experimental platform of blended learning. Research questions … More

iResilience of science pre-service teachers through digital storytelling

Wan Ng & Howard Nicholas
We live in a multimodal world where communication enabled by digital media supports the expression of ideas, opinions, instructions and experiences in a variety of formats that empower the individual … More

Self-emergent peer support using online social networking during cross-border transition

Feng Ding & Paul Stapleton
Transitioning from school to university is a major development for learners, often accompanied by difficulties. When overseas students arrive at university for the first time these challenges are multiplied. It … More

Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 31:6 Published on EdITLib

An issue of Journal of Computer Assisted Learning has just been added to EdITLib.

The table of contents is available here: http://www.editlib.org/j/JCAL/v/31/n/6//

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Comparing the effectiveness of peer instruction to individual learning during a chromatography course

J. Morice, N. Michinov, M. Delaval, A. Sideridou & V. Ferrières
Peer instruction has been recognized as an instructional method having a positive impact on learning compared to traditional lectures in science. This method has been widely supported by the socio-constructivist … More

Inventing motivates and prepares student teachers for computer-based learning

I. Glogger‐Frey, J. Kappich, R. Schwonke, L. Holzäpfel, M. Nückles & A. Renkl
A brief, problem-oriented phase such as an inventing activity is one potential instructional method for preparing learners not only cognitively but also motivationally for learning. Student teachers often need to … More

Can technologies make a difference for hospitalized youth: Findings from research

D. Maor & K.J. Mitchem
Children and youth who are hospitalized for a short or long term become socially isolated from their family, school and classmates. As their isolation increases, so does their vulnerability as … More

The impact of computer-based instruction on the development of EFL learners' writing skills

A. Zaini & G. Mazdayasna
The current study investigated the application and effectiveness of computer assisted language learning (CALL) in teaching academic writing to Iranian EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners by means of … More

Supporting conceptual understanding of the associative and distributive properties through digital gameplay

A.R. Denham
There has been a steady rise in the support for games as learning environments. This support is largely based on the strong levels of engagement and motivation observed during gameplay. … More

Lecture capture with real-time rearrangement of visual elements: impact on student performance

P.‐T. Yu, B.‐Y. Wang & M.‐H. Su
The primary goal of this study is to create and test a lecture-capture system that can rearrange visual elements while recording is still taking place, in such a way that … More

Music behind scores: case study of learning improvisation with Playback Orchestra method

P. Juntunen, I. Ruokonen & H. Ruismäki
For music students in the early stages of learning, the music may seem to be hidden behind the scores. To support home practising, Juntunen has created the layback rchestra method … More

Stop talking and type: comparing virtual and face-to-face mentoring in an epistemic game

E.A. Bagley & D.W. Shaffer
Research has shown that computer games and other virtual environments can support significant learning gains because they allow young people to explore complex concepts in simulated form. However, in complex … More

Computerized writing and reading instruction for students in grades 4–9 with specific learning disabilities affecting written language

S. Tanimoto, R. Thompson, V.W. Berninger, W. Nagy & R.D. Abbott
Computer scientists and educational researchers evaluated effectiveness of computerized instruction tailored to evidence-based impairments in specific learning disabilities (SLDs) in students in grades 4–9 with persisting SLDs despite prior extra … More

The effects of GBL and learning styles on Chinese idiom by using TUI device

D.T. Ku, Y.‐H. Huang & S.‐C. Hus
This study investigated how the integration of a game-based learning strategy and a tangible user interface (TUI) device improves the learning achievement of fifth-grade students in studying Chinese idioms. By … More

Social presence in online discussions as a process predictor of academic performance

S. Joksimović, D. Gašević, V. Kovanović, B. E. Riecke & M. Hatala
With the steady development of online education and online learning environments, possibilities to support social interactions between students have advanced significantly. This study examined the relationship between indicators of social … More

Effectiveness of feedback for enhancing English pronunciation in an ASR-based CALL system

Y.‐H. Wang & S.S.‐C. Young
This paper presents a study on implementing the ASR-based CALL (computer-assisted language learning based upon automatic speech recognition) system embedded with both formative and summative feedback approaches and using implicit … More

Investigating an application of speech-to-text recognition: a study on visual attention and learning behaviour

Y‐M. Huang, C‐J. Liu, R. Shadiev, M‐H. Shen & W‐Y. Hwang
One major drawback of previous research on speech-to-text recognition (STR) is that most findings showing the effectiveness of STR for learning were based upon subjective evidence. Very few studies have … More

Enhancing formal e-learning with edutainment on social networks

A. Labus, M. Despotović‐Zrakić, B. Radenković, Z. Bogdanović & M. Radenković
This paper reports on the investigation of the possibilities of enhancing the formal e-learning process by harnessing the potential of informal game-based learning on social networks. The goal of the … More

Assessment based on Serious Gaming Interactive Questions (SGIQ)

G. Šimić, A. Jevremović, Z. Kostić & D. Ðorđević
The case study presented in this paper describes the pedagogical aspects and collected experience in using e-learning tool named IPA-PBL. Improving assessments in the preparation for AMET's (Air Medical Evacuation … More

Persistence of learning gains from computer assisted learning: Experimental evidence from China

D. Mo, L. Zhang, J. Wang, W. Huang, Y. Shi, M. Boswell & S. Rozelle
Computer assisted learning (CAL) programs have been shown to be effective in improving educational outcomes. However, the existing studies on CAL have almost all been conducted over a short period … More