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International Journal of Science Education Vol. 37, No. 2 (2015) pp. 272–293
Our study capitalized on a unique natural experiment rather than a researcher-designed, randomized experiment whereby, thanks to the Australian Government's Digital Education Revolution, half of grade 9 students in 2008 received laptops and...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 13, No. 2 (June 2013) pp. 105–126
Many science educators emphasize the need for meaningful science learning experiences and promote the idea of social constructivism in their methods classes, usually with inquiry-based activities that include physical manipulatives. However, the...
Seeing eye-to-eye on ICT: Science student and teacher perceptions of laptop use across 14 Australian schools
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 29, No. 1 (Mar 01, 2013) pp. 82–95
As schools start investigating and investing in the idea of 1:1 iPads and tablets, are there any lessons that can be learnt from recent 1:1 laptop deployments? In Australia, since 2008, 1:1 laptops have been introduced into every secondary school....
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 2 (June 2015) pp. 126–160
Using a mixed-methods approach the authors compared the associated practices of senior physics teachers (n = 7) and students (n = 53) in a 1:1 laptop environment with those of senior biology teachers (n = 10) and students (n = 125) also in a 1:1...
Health Literacy Assessment of the STOFHLA: Paper versus Electronic Administration Continuation Study
Health Education & Behavior Vol. 41, No. 1 (February 2014) pp. 19–24
Low health literacy is associated with poor health outcomes. Research is needed to understand the mechanisms and pathways of its effects. Computer-based assessment tools may improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness of health literacy research. The...
Representational Guidance and Student Engagement: Examining Designs for Collaboration in Online Synchronous Environments
Florence R. Sullivan; Claire E. Hamilton; Danielle A. Allessio; Rachel J. Boit; Alexandra D. Deschamps; Tony Sindelar; German E. Vargas Ramos; Anthony Randall; Nicholas Wilson; Yan Zhu
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 59, No. 5 (October 2011) pp. 619–644
In this paper we report the results of a study which investigated the affordances of multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) for collaborative learning from a design perspective. Utilizing a mixed methods approach, we conducted a comparative study...