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Computers & Education

February 2013 Volume 61, Number 1

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Number of articles: 23

  1. Generating a two-phase lesson for guiding beginners to learn basic dance movements

    Yang Yang, Howard Leung, Lihua Yue & Liqun Deng

    In this paper, an automated lesson generation system for guiding beginners to learn basic dance movements is proposed. It analyzes the dance to generate a two-phase lesson which can provide a... More

    pp. 1-20

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  2. Mobile learning: Two case studies of supporting inquiry learning in informal and semiformal settings

    Ann C. Jones, Eileen Scanlon & Gill Clough

    Mobile technologies can support learning across different contexts as their portability enables them to be used by the learner in whichever context she or he is in. They can be particularly... More

    pp. 21-32

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  3. Addressing drop-out and sustained effort issues with large practical groups using an automated delivery and assessment system

    Luis de-la-Fuente-Valentín, Abelardo Pardo & Carlos Delgado Kloos

    The acquisition of programming skills specially in introductory programming courses poses an important challenge for freshmen students of engineering programs. These courses require students to... More

    pp. 33-42

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  4. Online learning across ethnicity and age: A study on learning interaction participation, perception, and learning satisfaction

    Fengfeng Ke & Dean Kwak

    This mixed-method study examined whether online learning interaction participation, perception, and learning satisfaction would be consistent across varied age and ethnicity groups. Data were... More

    pp. 43-51

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  5. Motivation and learning strategies in the use of ICTs among university students

    Alberto Valentín, Pedro M. Mateos, María M. González-Tablas, Lourdes Pérez, Estrella López & Inmaculada García

    Within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) considerable efforts are being made to promote the incorporation of Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) in Higher Education (HE),... More

    pp. 52-58

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  6. Facilitating argumentative knowledge construction through a transactive discussion script in CSCL

    Omid Noroozi, Armin Weinberger, Harm J.A. Biemans, Martin Mulder & Mohammad Chizari

    Learning to argue is prerequisite to solving complex problems in groups, especially when they are multidisciplinary and collaborate online. Environments for Computer-Supported Collaborative... More

    pp. 59-76

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  7. Mobile learning technology based on iOS devices to support students with special education needs

    Álvaro Fernández-López, María José Rodríguez-Fórtiz, María Luisa Rodríguez-Almendros & María José Martínez-Segura

    Students with special education have difficulties to develop cognitive abilities and acquire new knowledge. They could also need to improve their behavior, communication and relationships with... More

    pp. 77-90

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  8. Surveying FIFA instructors' behavioral intention toward the Multimedia Teaching Materials

    M. Armenteros, Shu-Sheng Liaw, M. Fernández, R. Flores Díaz & R. Arteaga Sánchez

    Instruction delivered via multimedia applications is changing the way elite football refereeing instructors teach the Laws of the Game. Although e-learning applications are popular, there is... More

    pp. 91-104

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  9. Using theoretical models to examine the acceptance behavior of mobile phone messaging to enhance parent–teacher interactions

    Li-Hsing Ho, Chang-Liang Hung & Hui-Chun Chen

    Student academic performance and social competence are influenced positively by parent involvement; effective parent–teacher communication not builds parent reliance on a school, it enhances parent... More

    pp. 105-114

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  10. SLurtles: Supporting constructionist learning in Second Life

    Carina Girvan, Brendan Tangney & Timothy Savage

    Constructionism places an emphasis on the process of constructing shareable artefacts. Many virtual worlds, such as More

    pp. 115-132

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  11. Predicting student academic performance in an engineering dynamics course: A comparison of four types of predictive mathematical models

    Shaobo Huang & Ning Fang

    Predicting student academic performance has long been an important research topic in many academic disciplines. The present study is the first study that develops and compares four types of... More

    pp. 133-145

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  12. The impact of faculty perceived reconfigurability of learning management systems on effective teaching practices

    Jianfeng Wang, William J. Doll, Xiaodong Deng, Kihyun Park & Ma Ga (Mark) Yang

    This study explores whether learning management systems (LMSs) enable faculty course developers to use the reconfigurable characteristics of the software to implement the seven principles of... More

    pp. 146-157

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  13. Factors affecting university instructors' adoption of web-based learning systems: Case study of Iran

    Hediyeh Motaghian, Alireza Hassanzadeh & Davood Karimzadgan Moghadam

    In many societies e-learning has become the main mechanism supporting distance education. Although e-learning efforts are considered to be a significant corporate investment, many surveys indicate ... More

    pp. 158-167

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  14. Enhancing nursing students' medication knowledge: The effect of learning materials delivered by short message service

    Yeu-Hui Chuang & Chiung-Wen Tsao

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using mobile phone short message service (SMS) to enhance knowledge of medications among nursing students. A quasi-experimental design was... More

    pp. 168-175

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  15. Predicting online learning success: Applying the situational theory of publics to the virtual classroom

    Matthew J. Kruger-Ross & Richard D. Waters

    Following the trend of increased interest by students to take online courses and by institutions to offer them, scholars have taken many different approaches to understand what makes one student... More

    pp. 176-184

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  16. Evaluating the use and impact of lecture recording in undergraduates: Evidence for distinct approaches by different groups of students

    Wendy Leadbeater, Tom Shuttleworth, John Couperthwaite & Karl P. Nightingale

    Lecture recordings are increasingly used to supplement lecture attendance within higher education, but their impact on student learning remains unclear. Here we describe a study to evaluate student... More

    pp. 185-192

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  17. User acceptance of YouTube for procedural learning: An extension of the Technology Acceptance Model

    Doo Young Lee & Mark R. Lehto

    The present study was framed using the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to identify determinants affecting behavioral intention to use YouTube. Most importantly, this research emphasizes the... More

    pp. 193-208

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  18. The effects of blended learning with a CMS on the development of autonomous learning: A case study of different degrees of autonomy achieved by individual learners

    Navaporn S. Snodin

    The findings of this study support the argument made by many learner autonomy scholars that the road to autonomy is a process conditioned by each individual's zone of proximal development (ZPD) and... More

    pp. 209-216

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  19. An online self-administered social skills training for young adults: Results from a pilot study

    Mario Lehenbauer, Oswald D. Kothgassner, Ilse Kryspin-Exner & Birgit U. Stetina

    Up to 95% of teens and young adults in western societies are online, and research shows striking evidence that users suffering from social fears use the Internet more frequently. Social phobia (SP)... More

    pp. 217-224

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  20. Paradoxical effects of feedback in international online reciprocal peer tutoring

    K.J. Topping, R. Dehkinet, S. Blanch, M. Corcelles & D. Duran

    This paper reports an online reciprocal peer tutoring project for improving language competence in Spanish and English. Students aged 9–12 years from Scotland and Catalonia were matched to act as... More

    pp. 225-231

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