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Education and Information Technologies

2018 Volume 23, Number 6

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Number of articles: 40

  1. The Pedagogical Agent Enhances Mathematics Learning in ADHD Students

    Nasrin Mohammadhasani, Hashem Fardanesh, Javad Hatami, Naser Mozayani & Rosa Angela Fabio

    Gaining the attention is the first key step to enhance learning. In Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as the most prevalent deficit in school age, the learners face some impairment in... More

    pp. 2299-2308

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  2. ICT in the Classroom: Primary Education Student Teachers' Perceptions of the Interactive Whiteboard during the Teaching Practicum

    Daniela D. Olivares & Rodrigo R. Castillo

    A literature review on perceptions of the interactive whiteboard during the teaching practicum shows that there has been insufficient analysis of student teachers' perceptions of Information and... More

    pp. 2309-2321

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  3. Investigating the Effects of Peer Instruction on Preservice Mathematics Teachers' Achievements in Statistics and Probability

    Yusuf Ziya Olpak, Serdal Baltaci & Muhammet Arican

    This study investigated the effects of two different accountability scoring mechanisms (ASMs), which were used during the peer instruction (PI) process, on preservice middle school mathematics... More

    pp. 2323-2340

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  4. E-Learning Services Acceptance in Higher Educational Institutes: A Case Study in Brunei

    Aqilah Nawwarah H. A. Rajak, Dk. Nurul Najiah Pg Abu Bakar, Nur Dina Azyyati Lajim, Nurul Hikmatull Su'aidah Haji Kamarulzaman, Siti Nur Fakhrinah Haji Karim & Mohammad Nabil Almunawar

    This research studies on the e-learning services acceptance in higher education institutions in Brunei Darussalam. This research has seven hypotheses, relating to independent, intermediary, and... More

    pp. 2341-2361

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  5. Technology for Social Change in School Contexts: A New Landscape for K-12 Educational Technology Research

    Chrystalla G. Antoniou & Andri Ioannou

    Based on the assumption that technology can positively impact our society and help address larger societal problems, and given the fact that technology is a central component of children's growth, ... More

    pp. 2363-2378

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  6. Using Slack for Computer-Mediated Communication to Support Higher Education Students' Peer Interactions during Master's Thesis Seminar

    Ari Tuhkala & Tommi Kärkkäinen

    Our study contributes to the research on computer-mediated communication in higher education by experimenting a modern communication tool called Slack. In particular, we consider using Slack to... More

    pp. 2379-2397

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  7. Blended Learning at Pre-Service Teacher Education in Turkey: A Systematic Review

    Abdullah Atmacasoy & Meral Aksu

    The literature shows an increase in blended learning implementations (N = 74) at faculties of education in Turkey whereas pre-service and in-service teachers' ICT competencies have been identified ... More

    pp. 2399-2422

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  8. The Effect of Simulation Games on Learning Computer Programming: A Comparative Study on High School Students' Learning Performance by Assessing Computational Problem-Solving Strategies

    Nikolaos Pellas & Spyridon Vosinakis

    Computer games are quickly gaining momentum by enabling new approaches to teaching and learning experience for programming courses in K-12 curriculum. However, it remains unclear if the game... More

    pp. 2423-2452

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  9. Gender Differences in an Introductory Programming Course: New Teaching Approach, Students' Learning Outcomes, and Perceptions

    Sohail Iqbal Malik & Jo Coldwell-Neilson

    This study reports on gender differences in an introductory programming (IP) course that uses a new teaching and learning approach based on the ADRI (Approach, Deployment, Result, Improvement)... More

    pp. 2453-2475

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  10. The Moderating Effect of Experience on the Intention to Adopt Mobile Social Network Sites for Pedagogical Purposes: An Extension of the Technology Acceptance Model

    Lam Wai Leong, Othman Ibrahim, Mohammad Dalvi-Esfahani, Hamed Shahbazi & Mehrbakhsh Nilashi

    With numerous benefits of utilising mobile social network sites (SNSs) for learning purposes, limited studies have been conducted to determine the factors that influence the adoption of mobile SNSs... More

    pp. 2477-2498

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  11. Using Virtual Laboratories in Chemistry Classrooms as Interactive Tools towards Modifying Alternate Conceptions in Molecular Symmetry

    Krishnashree Achuthan, Vysakh Kani Kolil & Shyam Diwakar

    Molecular symmetry plays a central role in chemistry education with regard to predicting chemical properties such as bonding and spectroscopic transitions. Better understanding of the symmetry of... More

    pp. 2499-2515

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  12. Combining Online Learning & Assessment in Synchronization Form

    Mohamed A. Amasha, Rania A. Abougalala, Ahmad J. Reeves & Salem Alkhalaf

    The main purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of integration of online learning and assessment in synchronization form (OLASF) on students' learning performance. The study seeks to... More

    pp. 2517-2529

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  13. Exploring the Potentials of Educational Robotics in the Development of Computational Thinking: A Summary of Current Research and Practical Proposal for Future Work

    Andri Ioannou & Eria Makridou

    Educational robotics are increasingly appearing in educational settings, being considered a useful supporting tool for the development of cognitive skills, including Computational Thinking (CT),... More

    pp. 2531-2544

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  14. Digital Game Elements, User Experience and Learning: A Conceptual Framework

    Andreas Alexiou & Michaéla C. Schippers

    The primary aim of this paper is to identify and theoretically validate the relationships between core game design elements and mechanics, user motivation and engagement and consequently learning. ... More

    pp. 2545-2567

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  15. Evaluating the Educational Usability of Telegram as an SNS in ESAP Programs from Medical Students' Perspective

    Iman Alizadeh

    This study aimed to investigate medical students' evaluation of using Telegram as a Social Networking Site (SNS) in English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) programs. To this end, the students... More

    pp. 2569-2585

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  16. Effect of Blended Learning and Learners' Characteristics on Students' Competence: An Empirical Evidence in Learning Oriental Music

    Chamila Nishanthi Edward, David Asirvatham & Gapar Johar

    Blended learning emerged as the most popular instructional design strategy in the field of education since last decade to present date. In fact, it is well acknowledged that blended learning... More

    pp. 2587-2606

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  17. Considering Mobile Device Constraints and Context-Awareness in Adaptive Mobile Learning for Flipped Classroom

    Fatima Ezzahraa Louhab, Ayoub Bahnasse & Mohamed Talea

    Today, the mobile technologies and Information and Communication Technology development opened the door on new methods and pedagogies of learning. We are talking here about the mobile learning and ... More

    pp. 2607-2632

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  18. Perceptions toward Adopting Virtual Reality as a Teaching Aid in Information Technology

    Salsabeel F. M. Alfalah

    The use of technological tools is increasing rapidly in all fields, especially in education, which has moved from pen, pencil, and books, to using interactive technologies to help impart knowledge ... More

    pp. 2633-2653

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  19. How Online Career Counseling Changes Career Development: A Life Design Paradigm

    Nooshin Pordelan, Ahmad Sadeghi, Mohammad Reza Abedi & Marjan Kaedi

    Counseling through the internet is one of the provided facilities by modern technologies that paves the way for the career development of students. This study aims to investigate and describe the... More

    pp. 2655-2672

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  20. Introducing Fundamental Object-Oriented Programming Concepts in Preschool Education within the Context of Physical Science Courses

    Kalliopi Kanaki & Michail Kalogiannakis

    Objects are everywhere. People deal with them from the beginning of their lives. From babyhood, they start to recognise them and, progressively, learn to define their attributes and designate the... More

    pp. 2673-2698

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