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Computers & Education

November 2008 Volume 51, Number 3

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Number of articles: 28

  1. A fit-gap analysis of e-business curricula and job demand in Taiwan and the US

    Eldon Y. Li, H.J. Rebecca Yen & C.Y. John Cheng

    During the past decade, many enterprises have been re-directing their resources into critical business areas to keep up with economic and market changes. They have adopted electronic business (EB) ... More

    pp. 969-987

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  2. Effectiveness of a blended e-learning cooperative approach in an Egyptian teacher education programme

    Heba EL-Deghaidy & Ahmed Nouby

    This paper describes the results and implications of a study into the effectiveness of a blended e-learning cooperative approach (BeLCA) on Pre-Service Teacher’s (PST) achievement, attitudes... More

    pp. 988-1006

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  3. An empirical study on students’ ability to comprehend design patterns

    Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, Nikolaos Tsantalis & Ignatios Deligiannis

    Design patterns have become a widely acknowledged software engineering practice and therefore have been incorporated in the curricula of most computer science departments. This paper presents an... More

    pp. 1007-1016

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  4. TEx-Sys model for building intelligent tutoring systems

    Slavomir Stankov, Marko Rosić, Branko Žitko & Ani Grubišić

    Special classes of asynchronous e-learning systems are the intelligent tutoring systems which represent an advanced learning and teaching environment adaptable to individual student’s... More

    pp. 1017-1036

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  5. Wiki-based rapid prototyping for teaching-material design in e-Learning grids

    Wen-Chung Shih, Shian-Shyong Tseng & Chao-Tung Yang

    Grid computing environments with abundant resources can support innovative e-Learning applications, and are promising platforms for e-Learning. To support individualized and adaptive learning,... More

    pp. 1037-1057

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  6. An innovative parallel test sheet composition approach to meet multiple assessment criteria for national tests

    Gwo-Jen Hwang, Hui-Chun Chu, Peng-Yeng Yin & Ji-Yu Lin

    The national certification tests and entrance examinations are the most important tests for proving the ability or knowledge level of a person. To accurately evaluate the professional skills or... More

    pp. 1058-1072

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  7. Global citizenship education, school curriculum and games: Learning Mathematics, English and Science as a global citizen

    Cher Ping Lim

    Based on an account of how two classes of primary five students in Singapore engage in the learning of English, Mathematics and Science by playing the role of global citizens, the paper suggests an... More

    pp. 1073-1093

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  8. A comparison of the misconceptions about the time-efficiency of algorithms by various profiles of computer-programming students

    Nesrin Özdener

    This study focuses on how students in vocational high schools and universities interpret the algorithms in structural computer programming that concerns time-efficiency. The targeted research group... More

    pp. 1094-1102

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  9. Investigating teacher stress when using technology

    Mohammed Al-Fudail & Harvey Mellar

    In this study we use a model which we refer to as the ‘teacher–technology environment interaction model’ to explore the issue of the stress experienced by teachers whilst using ICT in the classroom... More

    pp. 1103-1110

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  10. Attracting student participation in asynchronous online discussions: A case study of peer facilitation

    Khe Foon Hew & Wing Sum Cheung

    Previous research studies on how to promote student participation in asynchronous online discussions have largely focused on the role of the instructor or tutor as facilitators. Not many... More

    pp. 1111-1124

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  11. Intelligent Thai text – Thai sign translation for language learning

    Srisavakon Dangsaart, Kanlaya Naruedomkul, Nick Cercone & Booncharoen Sirinaovakul

    We present the Intelligent Thai text – Thai sign translation for language learning (IT3STL). IT3STL is able to translate Thai text into Thai sign language simply and conveniently anytime, anywhere.... More

    pp. 1125-1141

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  12. Eighth graders’ web searching strategies and outcomes: The role of task types, web experiences and epistemological beliefs

    Yi-Wen Tu, Meilun Shih & Chin-Chung Tsai

    This study reported an investigation of eighth graders’ (14-year-olds) web searching strategies and outcomes, and then analyzed their correlations with students’ web experiences, epistemological... More

    pp. 1142-1153

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  13. Identifying students’ mathematical skills from a multiple-choice diagnostic test using an iterative technique to minimise false positives

    S Manning & A Dix

    There is anecdotal evidence that a significant number of students studying computing related courses at degree level have difficulty with sub-GCE mathematics. Testing of students’ skills is often... More

    pp. 1154-1171

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  14. Surface and deep learning processes in distance education: Synchronous versus asynchronous systems

    Baruch Offir, Yossi Lev & Rachel Bezalel

    Distance learning is different from regular learning in the classroom. One of the main factors which influence the effectiveness of the learning process is the interaction that exists between the... More

    pp. 1172-1183

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  15. “A chimera of sorts”: Rethinking educational technology grant programs, courseware innovation, and the language of educational change

    William I. Wolff

    How do we know when an educational organization, process, or courseware tool is innovative? How do we define the processes that encourage change or the ways in which faculty develop new courseware ... More

    pp. 1184-1197

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  16. Computer-based testing: An alternative for the assessment of Turkish undergraduate students

    Omur Akdemir & Ayse Oguz

    Virtually errorless high speed data processing feature has made computers popular assessment tools in education. An important concern in developing countries considering integrating computers as an... More

    pp. 1198-1204

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  17. Toward interactive mobile synchronous learning environment with context-awareness service

    Yueh-Min Huang, Yen-Hung Kuo, Yen-Ting Lin & Shu-Chen Cheng

    Mobile synchronous learning is a new challenge in the e-learning domain. While popular mobile communication devices, such as cell phones, cannot directly accommodate traditional synchronous content... More

    pp. 1205-1226

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  18. Audience, integrity, and the living document: eFolio Minnesota and lifelong and lifewide learning with ePortfolios

    Darren Cambridge

    Policies and programs focused on using ePortfolios to support lifelong and lifewide learning should be informed by research. This article presents the results from research on eFolio Minnesota, a... More

    pp. 1227-1246

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  19. Web-based quiz-game-like formative assessment: Development and evaluation

    Tzu-Hua Wang

    This research aims to develop a multiple-choice Web-based quiz-game-like formative assessment system, named GAM-WATA. The unique design of ‘Ask-Hint Strategy’ turns the Web-based formative... More

    pp. 1247-1263

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  20. Networking relations of using ICT within a teacher community

    Essi Ryymin, Tuire Palonen & Kai Hakkarainen

    The purpose of the present study was to examine the network structure of a teacher community in relation to their use of information and communication technology (ICT). The participants in the... More

    pp. 1264-1282

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