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Education and Information Technologies

2016 Volume 21, Number 5

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Number of articles: 25

  1. Tablet Use in Primary Education: Adoption Hurdles and Attitude Determinants

    Alexander J. A. M. van Deursen, Somaya ben Allouch & Laura P. Ruijter

    In the Netherlands, six primary schools recently participated in a pilot program, creating an educational environment in which children use a tablet PC. In these six schools, two studies are... More

    pp. 971-990

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  2. Didactic and Technical Considerations When Developing e-Learning and CME

    Ellen te Pas, Margreet Wieringa-de Waard, Bernadette Snijders Blok, Henny Pouw & Nynke van Dijk

    Several usability issues were encountered during the design of a blended e-learning program for a course in evidence-based medicine for general practice trainers. The program was developed in four ... More

    pp. 991-1005

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  3. Bolstering the Quality and Integrity of Online Collaborative University-Level Courses via an Open Sim Standalone Server in Conjunction with Sloodle

    Nikolaos Pellas

    The contemporary era provides several challenges which extend from the reconstitution of an innovative knowledge domain and curricula to candidate learning platforms that support online course... More

    pp. 1007-1032

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  4. How Is Language Used to Craft Social Presence in Facebook? A Case Study of an Undergraduate Writing Course

    Jessica Gordon

    This quantitative content analysis examines the way social presence was created through original posts and comments in a Facebook group for an undergraduate writing course. The author adapted a... More

    pp. 1033-1054

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  5. Using Blogs to Be Aware of the Development and Adoption of Professional Skills

    Carme Pinya & Maria Rosa Rosselló

    In view of the challenges facing universities in our days and in accordance with the guidelines of the EHEA, the present article presents the results of a project which aims to unite the use of... More

    pp. 1055-1070

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  6. A Study of Readability of Texts in Bangla through Machine Learning Approaches

    Manjira Sinha & Anupam Basu

    In this work, we have investigated text readability in Bangla language. Text readability is an indicator of the suitability of a given document with respect to a target reader group. Therefore,... More

    pp. 1071-1094

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  7. Students' Approaches to Groupwork in a Blended Course, Associations with Perceptions of the Online Environment and Academic Achievement--When Is Learning Engaged?

    Robert A. Ellis

    University teachers provided first year Arts students with hundreds of cinematic images online to analyse as a key part of their predominantly face-to-face undergraduate course. This qualitative... More

    pp. 1095-1112

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  8. An Investigation on the Correlation of Learner Styles and Learning Objects Characteristics in a Proposed Learning Objects Management Model (LOMM)

    Supachanun Wanapu, Chun Che Fung, Nittaya Kerdprasop, Nisachol Chamnongsri & Suphakit Niwattanakul

    The issues of accessibility, management, storage and organization of Learning Objects (LOs) in education systems are a high priority of the Thai Government. Incorporating personalized learning or... More

    pp. 1113-1134

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  9. The Influence of Prior Knowledge and Viewing Repertoire on Learning from Video

    Jelle de Boer, Piet A. M. Kommers, Bert de Brock & Jos Tolboom

    Video is increasingly used as an instructional tool. It is therefore becoming more important to improve learning of students from video. We investigated whether student learning effects are... More

    pp. 1135-1151

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  10. Personal Voices in Higher Education: A Digital Storytelling Experience for Pre-Service Teachers

    Aslihan Kocaman-Karoglu

    Digital storytelling (DST) has recently emerged as a new tool in instructional environments. DST involves the combination of media and technology with traditional storytelling to help students... More

    pp. 1153-1168

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  11. Using Wikipedia to Enhance Student Learning: A Case Study in Economics

    Tiago Freire & Jingping Li

    Currently, there is widespread interest in how Web 2.0 tools can be used to improve students' learning experiences. Previous studies have focused either on the advantages of wikis or on concerns... More

    pp. 1169-1181

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  12. Computer-Based Communication and Cyberbullying Involvement in the Sample of Arab Teenagers

    Tali Heiman & Dorit Olenik-Shemesh

    The use of the internet among teenagers has increased in recent years and nearly 92% of all teenagers in Israel surf the internet. This study examined the characteristics of involvement in... More

    pp. 1183-1196

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  13. Investigating the Structural Relationship for the Determinants of Cloud Computing Adoption in Education

    Veera Bhatiasevi & Michael Naglis

    This research is one of the first few to investigate the adoption and usage of cloud computing in higher education in the context of developing countries, in this case Thailand. It proposes... More

    pp. 1197-1223

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  14. Segmentation Techniques for Recognition of Arabic-Like Scripts: A Comprehensive Survey

    Saeeda Naz, Arif I. Umar, Syed H. Shirazi, Saad B. Ahmed, Muhammad I. Razzak & Imran Siddiqi

    Arabic script-based text recognition system has been a popular field of research for many years that can be used in the learning and teaching process to the students and educators how to read and... More

    pp. 1225-1241

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  15. School Choice Considerations and the Role of Social Media as Perceived by Computing Students: Evidence from One University in Manila

    Rolando R. Lansigan, Shirley D. Moraga, Ma. Ymelda C. Batalla & Rex P. Bringula

    This descriptive study utilized a validated questionnaire that gathered data from freshmen of two different school years. Demographic profile, marketers (i.e., source of information of students... More

    pp. 1249-1268

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  16. A Cross-Cultural Validity of the E-Learning Acceptance Measure (ElAM) in Lebanon and England: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis

    Ali Tarhini, Timothy Teo & Takwa Tarhini

    Despite the prevalence and significance of e-learning in education, there is a dearth of published instruments for educational researchers and practitioners that measure users' acceptance of e... More

    pp. 1269-1282

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  17. The Effects of an Educational Video Game on Mathematical Engagement

    Mido Chang, Michael A. Evans, Sunha Kim, Anderson Norton, Kirby Deater-Deckard & Yavuz Samur

    In an effort to maximizing success in mathematics, our research team implemented an educational video game in fifth grade mathematics classrooms in five schools in the Eastern US. The educational... More

    pp. 1283-1297

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  18. Leveraging Competency Framework to Improve Teaching and Learning: A Methodological Approach

    Venky Shankararaman & Joelle Ducrot

    A number of engineering education programs have defined learning outcomes and course-level competencies, and conducted assessments at the program level to determine areas for continuous improvement... More

    pp. 1299-1327

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  19. Delivery of Learning Knowledge Objects Using Fuzzy Clustering

    A. Sai Sabitha, Deepti Mehrotra & Abhay Bansal

    e-Learning industry is rapidly changing and the current learning trends are based on personalized, social and mobile learning, content reusability, cloud-based and talent management. The learning... More

    pp. 1329-1349

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  20. Having a Go: Looking at Teachers' Experience of Risk-Taking in Technology Integration

    Sarah K. Howard & Amanda Gigliotti

    Risk is an integral part of change. Technology-related change in teachers' practice is guided by confidence engaging in and beliefs about integration. However, it is also affected by how teachers... More

    pp. 1351-1366

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