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Michigan State University
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 1484–1491
With increased availability of technology, researchers and educators alike must try to understand why teachers choose to use technology for educational purposes. The Computers as Social Actors (CASA) hypothesis (Reeves and Nass, 1996; Nass and Moon, ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 3749–3751
Digital technologies have the potential to provide educators with new ways of instructing and learning. However, some educators still choose not to integrate such technologies in their classes. We suggest that differing levels of teacher trust in...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 411–416
Interactive toys for children are becoming more popular for both play and educational purposes, yet very little work has explored the social and cognitive implications of such interactions. Robotic animals exhibit both "living" and "pretend"...
Is AIBO Real? Understanding Children’s Beliefs About and Behavioral Interactions with Anthropomorphic Toys
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 4 (October 2009) pp. 405–422
Interactive toys for children are becoming more popular for both play and educational purposes, yet an understanding of the dependent measures used to study such interactions has not yet been explored. This study takes advantage of the idea that...
Why do some preservice teachers trust digital technology and others don't? Conceptualizing the intersection of trust, technology, and education
(2010) pp. 1–169
With the increased availability of technology to teachers, it becomes important for researchers and educators alike to understand why teachers choose to use technology for educational purposes. In this study, I use a weak version of the Computers as ...
Moodle vs. Facebook: Does using Facebook for Discussions in an Online Course Enhance Perceived Social Presence and Student Interaction?
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 329–336
In this study, we investigated the effect of using the social network site Facebook for discussions in an online course. Data were collected from concurrent offerings of an introductory educational psychology course, one using Facebook discussion...