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  1. Effects of class size on alternative educational outcomes across disciplines

    Dorothy A. Cheng

    Economics of Education Review Vol. 30, No. 5 (October 2011) pp. 980–990

    This is the first study to use self-reported ratings of student learning, instructor recommendations, and course recommendations as the outcome measure to estimate class size effects, doing so... More

    pp. 980-990

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  2. Internet for the Youngest: Computer Usage and Web Design for the Early School Age Children

    Kristina Vu, Sara Librenjak & Zdravko Dovedan, Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

    International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 5, No. 2010 (Mar 23, 2010)

    In this paper we will talk about the Web usage practices and Web page design aimed at children of an early elementary school age. Learning about differences in understanding and using the Web... More

  3. A Strategy to Increase Students’ Motivation and Decrease Dropout Rates on Computer Programming Courses in a Public Institute of Education and Technology

    Alexandre Correia, The Federal Institute of Education and Technology at at Sertao Pernambucano - IF Sertao-PE, Brazil; Essi Ryymin, Hameen University of Applied Sciences - HAMK, Finland; Fernando Pacheco, The Federal Institute of Education and Technology at Santa Catarina - IFSC, United States; Paivi Aarreniemi-Jokipelto, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, School of Vocational Teacher Education, Finland; Brian Joyce, Hameen University of Applied Sciences - HAMK, Hameenlinna, Finland

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1171–1176

    This paper is a report on a exploratory design research of educational intervention conducted on a public institute of education and technology. The institution of 3,000 students is an important... More

    pp. 1171-1176

  4. Gamification Increases Scores of Underperforming Students in Cell Biology

    Donald Slish, Department of Biological Sciences, SUNY Plattsburgh, United States; Micael Nash, Department of Psychology, SUNY Plattsburgh, United States; Joshua Premo, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 870–876

    In this study students in an undergraduate cell biology class were offered the opportunity to reinforce information learned in lecture and from a textbook through the use of a computer game that... More

    pp. 870-876

  5. An Advance Organizer for 3D VR Training Simulations and Social Media 'Multi-Operator' training systems.

    AJ Boulay, Department of Computational Science, Laurentian University; CHILL; MIRARCO, Canada; Ratvinder Grewal, Department of Computational Sciences, Laurentian University; CHILL, Canada

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 764–771

    Advance Organizers (AO) have been applied to improve learning since the 1960’s, however they have not been experimentally examined as Human-Computer Interfaces to improve Usability and Learnability... More

    pp. 764-771

  6. Implementation of the Inverted Classroom Model for Theoretical Computer Science

    Karsten Morisse, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrueck, Germany

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 426–435

    Theoretical Computer Science is an obligatory module in most study programs in computer science. Like mathematics it is a module with a high rate of examination failure. Especially at universities ... More

    pp. 426-435

  7. A Country in Focus: Foreign Language Learning and Teaching in Germany--A Review of Empirical Research Literature from 2005 to 2010

    Claudia Finkbeiner, Agnes Madeleine Olson & Jennifer Friedrich

    Language Teaching Vol. 46, No. 4 (October 2013) pp. 477–510

    This article reviews the empirical research literature on foreign language (FL) learning and teaching published between 2005 and 2010 in Germany. It focuses on the empirical studies that have... More

    pp. 477-510

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  8. Understanding the Role of Prior Knowledge in a Multimedia Learning Application

    Riaza Mohd Rias & Halimah Badioze Zaman

    Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 29, No. 4 (2013) pp. 537–548

    This study looked at the effects that individual differences in prior knowledge have on student understanding in learning with multimedia in a computer science subject. Students were identified as ... More

    pp. 537-548

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  9. Group-Work in the Design of Complex Adaptive Learning Strategies

    Anna Mavroudi & Thanasis Hadzilacos

    Journal of Interactive Media in Education Vol. 2013, No. 1 (2013)

    This paper presents a case study where twelve graduate students undertook the demanding role of the adaptive e-course developer and worked collaboratively on an authentic and complex design task in... More

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  10. Influence of Computer-Assisted Roundhouse Diagrams on High School 9th Grade Students' Understanding the Subjects of "Force and Motion"

    F Kocakaya & S Gönen

    Science Education International Vol. 25, No. 3 (2014) pp. 283–311

    Main aim of this study is to examine the influence of computer-assisted roundhouse diagrams on high school 9th grade students' academic achievements in the subjects of "Force and Motion... More

    pp. 283-311

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  11. Exploring the use of ICTs in learning and disseminating livestock husbandry knowledge to urban and peri-urban communities in Tanzania

    Consolata Angello, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

    International Journal of Education and Development using ICT Vol. 11, No. 2 (Aug 31, 2015)

    This paper discusses the importance of various Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in learning and disseminating relevant information on livestock husbandry in Tanzania. The paper is ... More

  12. Computer Versus Computer and Human Support in an Argumentation-based Science Learning Environment

    Yavuz Akpinar, Dilek Ardac & Neslihan Er Amuce, Boğaziçi University, Turkey

    Journal of Online Learning Research Vol. 1, No. 2 (August 2015) pp. 137–161

    Technological advancements have made it possible to design learning environments which support multiple representations, discussions and experimentations. This study designed and developed a web... More

    pp. 137-161

  13. NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition

    Larry Johnson, Samantha Adams Becker, Victoria Estrada & Alex Freeman, New Media Consortium, United States

    (Aug 18, 2015) pp. 1–54

    What is on the five-year horizon for academic and research libraries worldwide? Which trends and technologies will drive change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to... More

    pp. 1-54

  14. Technologies that Assist in Online Group Work: A Comparison of Synchronous and Asynchronous Computer Mediated Communication Technologies on Students’ Learning and Community

    Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw, Liberty University, United States; Jillian Wendt, VIU, United States

    Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 24, No. 3 (July 2015) pp. 263–279

    While the benefits of online group work completed using asynchronous CMC technology is documented, researchers have identified a number of challenges that result in ineffective and unsuccessful... More

    pp. 263-279

  15. Developing iPad-based Physics Simulations that Can Help People Learn Newtonian Physics Concepts

    Young-Jin Lee, University of Kansas, United States

    Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 34, No. 3 (July 2015) pp. 299–325

    The aims of this study are: (1) to develop iPad-based computer simulations called iSimPhysics that can help people learn Newtonian physics concepts; and (2) to assess its educational benefits and... More

    pp. 299-325

  16. The challenge of promoting algorithmic thinking of both sciences- and humanities-oriented learners

    Z. Katai

    Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 31, No. 4 (Aug 01, 2015) pp. 287–299

    The research results we present in this paper reveal that properly calibrated e-learning tools have potential to effectively promote the algorithmic thinking of both science-oriented and humanities... More

    pp. 287-299

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  17. Communicative Spaces in MOOCs and Swedish Study Circles

    Sirkku Männikkö-Barbutiu, Shuting GAO, Annika Käck & Ulf Olsson, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Stockholm University, Sweden

    Global Learn 2015 (April 2015) pp. 536–540

    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become a common feature in higher education. The idea of opening up education for a wider population has been welcomed by many. How these new learning... More

    pp. 536-540

  18. Joint Software Engineering to support STEM Education: Experiences before, during and after a Children's University

    Dagmar Monett, Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin), Germany; Josephine Greifenberg, CS Undergraduate Course IT2012, HWR Berlin, Germany; Anne Krautz, Maximilian Stöhr & Rico Ulbricht, Undergraduate Course IT2012, HWR Berlin, Germany

    Global Learn 2015 (April 2015) pp. 357–365

    In this paper we present a pilot project that was part of a Children’s University at a university of applied sciences. The children tested software programs that solve Sudoku puzzles. In this... More

    pp. 357-365

  19. Le rendement dans l’utilisation du clavier d’ordinateur pour écrire chez les personnes ayant un trouble du spectre de l’autisme / Performance using a computer keyboard for writing among persons with an autism spectrum disorder

    Claire Dumont, Universit du Qubec Trois-Rivires; Priscilla Boyer, Universit du Qubec Trois-Rivires,

    Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 41, No. 1 (Mar 12, 2015)

    Les personnes ayant un trouble du spectre de l’autisme (TSA) ont fréquemment des problèmes graphomoteurs. Ces difficultés ont à leur tour des répercussions sur de nombreuses occupations, le... More

  20. Using Videos in WHSC Library eLearning Projects

    Gonghua Liu, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, Emory University, United States; Sandra Franklin, Kimberly Powell & Mia White, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2014 (Jun 23, 2014)

    Innovative use of media is one of the key factors to facilitate learning. The eLearning products, created by WHSC Library informationists and the media developer, are typically rich in media use.... More