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Computers & Education

May 2011 Volume 56, Number 4

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Number of articles: 15

  1. Interpersonal exchanges in discussion forums: A study of learning communities in distance learning settings

    Patrícia B. Scherer Bassani

    Cooperative relationships are the foundation of a model of online learning based on communities. The development of a community depends on the interaction between community members. This study is... More

    pp. 931-938

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  2. Re-visiting college students’ attitudes toward the Internet-based on a 6-T model: Gender and grade level difference

    Chien Chou, Huan-Chueh Wu & Chao-Hsiu Chen

    The purpose of this study is to propose a 6-T model (Tool, Toy, Telephone, Territory, Treasure of Information, and Trade) to explore college students’ Internet-related attitudes, and to examine... More

    pp. 939-947

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  3. Factors influencing secondary school teachers’ adoption of teaching blogs

    Hui-Min Lai & Chin-Pin Chen

    Recently, there has been a significant proliferation in the number of teaching blogs; however, little has been explored about what motivates teachers to adopt teaching blogs. The purpose of this... More

    pp. 948-960

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  4. Effects of an online learning community on active and reflective learners’ learning performance and attitudes in a face-to-face undergraduate course

    Zehui Zhan, Fuyin Xu & Huiwen Ye

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an Online Learning Community (OLC) on active and reflective learners’ learning performance and attitude in a face-to-face undergraduate... More

    pp. 961-968

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  5. Illustrated plant identification keys: An interactive tool to learn botany

    Helena Silva, Rosa Pinho, Lísia Lopes, António J.A. Nogueira & Paulo Silveira

    An Interactive Dichotomous Key (IDK) for 390 taxa of vascular plants from the Ria de Aveiro, available on a website, was developed to help teach botany to school and universitary students. This... More

    pp. 969-973

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  6. ICT in teacher education in an emerging developing country: Vietnam’s baseline situation at the start of ‘The Year of ICT’

    Jef Peeraer & Peter Van Petegem

    In many developing countries, integration of ICT is a key component of an educational reform agenda. These countries can draw on a tradition of research in the developed world on factors... More

    pp. 974-982

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  7. Problematic Internet use: Perceptions of addiction counsellors

    Didier Acier & Laurence Kern

    Despite a growing number of publications on problematic Internet use (PIU), there is no consensus on the nature of the phenomenon, its constituent criteria, and its clinical threshold. This... More

    pp. 983-989

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  8. Measuring achievement of ICT competency for students in Korea

    Seung Eun Cha, Soo Jin Jun, Dai Yong Kwon, Han Sung Kim, Seung Bum Kim, Ja Mee Kim, Young Ae Kim, Sun Gwan Han, Soon Sik Seo, Woo Cheon Jun, Hyun Cheol Kim & Won Gyu Lee

    In the current information society, the need for securing human resources acquired with ICT competency is becoming a very important issue. In USA, England, Japan, India and Israel improving... More

    pp. 990-1002

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  9. Design of adaptive hypermedia learning systems: A cognitive style approach

    Freddy Mampadi, Sherry Y. Chen, Gheorghita Ghinea & Ming-Puu Chen

    In the past decade, a number of adaptive hypermedia learning systems have been developed. However, most of these systems tailor presentation content and navigational support solely according to... More

    pp. 1003-1011

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  10. Factors related to pedagogical beliefs of teachers and technology integration

    Shih-Hsiung Liu

    In Taiwan, teachers are expected to integrate technology into instruction with learner-centered beliefs; however, teacher beliefs and practices may differ. The contextual factors influencing this... More

    pp. 1012-1022

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  11. A formative assessment-based mobile learning approach to improving the learning attitudes and achievements of students

    Gwo-Jen Hwang & Hsun-Fang Chang

    The advancement of mobile and wireless communication technologies has encouraged an increasing number of studies concerning mobile learning, in which students are able to learn via mobile devices... More

    pp. 1023-1031

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  12. The acceptance and use of computer based assessment

    Vasileios Terzis & Anastasios A. Economides

    The effective development of a computer based assessment (CBA) depends on students’ acceptance. The purpose of this study is to build a model that demonstrates the constructs that affect students’ ... More

    pp. 1032-1044

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  13. ARSC: Augmented Reality Student Card--An Augmented Reality Solution for the Education Field

    Neven A. M. El Sayed, Hala H. Zayed & Mohamed I. Sharawy

    Augmented Reality (AR) is the technology of adding virtual objects to real scenes through enabling the addition of missing information in real life. As the lack of resources is a problem that can... More

    pp. 1045-1061

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  14. Implementation of Web-based dynamic assessment in facilitating junior high school students to learn mathematics

    Tzu-Hua Wang

    This research adopts the Graduated Prompting Assessment Module of the WATA system (GPAM-WATA) and applies it to the remedial teaching of junior high school mathematics. The theoretical basis of the... More

    pp. 1062-1071

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  15. An analysis of the relationship between information and communication technology (ICT) and scientific literacy in Canada and Australia

    King Luu & John G. Freeman

    Despite the lack of substantial evidence for improvement in the quality of teaching and learning with information and communication technology (ICT), governmental organizations have pushed ICT as a... More

    pp. 1072-1082

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