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The advent of Information Communications Technology has revolutionized ESL writing instruction. This quasi-experiment investigated the correlations of self-perception in reading, self-perception in writing, reading performance and writing performance of two groups of freshman college students representing two learning conditions — the experimental group (38) exposed to Web-mediated Instruction and the control group (38) taught using the Conventional Method. Researcher-made reading test, self-per...
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effective use of the electronic portfolios in the educational context of graduate students in a major research university in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The use of electronic portfolios with university students has many benefits including advancing learning, assessment and evaluation. The electronic portfolio is considered an innovative instructional approach that has not widely been used in the UAE. Forty electronic portfolios were inc...
Published on Sep 11, 2019in Education and Information Technologies
Nooshin Pordelan (UI: University of Isfahan), Ahmad Sadeghi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UI: University of Isfahan)
+ 1 AuthorsMarjan Kaedi6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UI: University of Isfahan)
The use of online intervention in providing career counseling and guidance is one of the practical methods to help people improve their understanding of their conditions and existing career conditions. This method helps people to take fundamental steps in the decision-making process. Accordingly, the objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of online counseling and face-to-face counseling with a guidance paradigm on career decision-making self-efficacy of students of the Univ...
Published on Sep 9, 2019in Education and Information Technologies
Nina Bergdahl1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Stockholm University),
Jalal Nouri6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Stockholm University),
Uno Fors19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Stockholm University)
With the digitalisation of education increasing, the relationship between student engagement in Technology-enhanced Learning (TEL) and digital skills has remained largely unexplored. There is a strong consensus that engagement is necessary for students to succeed in school. We hypothesised that students reporting high and low levels of general engagement display differences in terms of their engagement in TEL, and that students’ digital skills correlate with their engagement in and disengagement...
Published on Sep 6, 2019in Education and Information Technologies
Cedric B. Mpungose (UKZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal)
First-year students are compelled by South African universities to use the Moodle e-learning management platform. Recent studies outline that this creates challenges during the learning process, since students struggle to use Moodle owing to their disadvantaged school background; however, they are familiar with and good at using the WhatsApp social media platform. While these studies have attempted to provide possible solutions, there is a need for an alternative option. This qualitative case st...
Published on Sep 6, 2019in Education and Information Technologies
Daniel T. Hickey23
Estimated H-index: 23
(IU: Indiana University),
Grant T. Chartrand (IU: Indiana University)
Open digital badges are new credentials that can contain specific claims and links to web-enabled evidence, and can then circulate in networks. Badges are helping facilitate broader shifts away from measuring, accrediting, and credentialing achievement and towards capturing, validating, and recognizing learning. A study of 30 funded efforts to develop badges found that none of the efforts to develop competency badges (for demonstrating specific competencies) resulted in thriving badge-based ecos...
Published on Mar 13, 2019in Education and Information Technologies
Sohail Iqbal Malik5
Estimated H-index: 5
(AL Buraimi University College),
Roy Mathew2
Estimated H-index: 2
(AL Buraimi University College)
+ 2 AuthorsJo Coldwell-Neilson4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Deakin University)
Problem solving skills are considered an integral part of grasping the precise concepts of the programming domain for novices in introductory programming (IP) courses. But these skills are mostly covered only in early lectures of such courses or are included in just a few early chapters of some relevant textbooks. Consequently, high failure and dropout rates are often reported in IP courses. In this study, we developed and introduced an application, called PROBSOL, which is designed to focus on,...
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