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

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