Effects of Technology Immersion on Middle School Students’ Learning Opportunities and Achievement

Kelly Shapley , Daniel Sheehan , Catherine Maloney & Fanny Caranikas-Walker ABSTRACT An experimental study of the Technology Immersion model involved comparisons between 21 middle schools that received laptops for each teacher and student, instructional and learning resources, professional development, and technical and pedagogical support, and 21 control schools. Using hierarchical linear modeling to analyze …

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Microcomputer Technology in Educational Environments: Three Case Studies

Richard A. Diem Abstract The socio cultural studies of computer usage that have been conducted in schools have concentrated, for the most part, on examining change agent effects of technology and its environmental impacts on a broad scale. These include ways in which children interact with technology in a variety of social settings; language patterns …

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Information literacy capabilities of lower secondary school students in Slovenia

Kosta Dolenc & Andrej Šorgo Abstract The focus of the paper is on the study of differences between information literacy (IL) capabilities and IL self-assessment among Slovenian lower secondary school students. A total of 229 students coming from eight urban and suburban schools answered the tests. The shortened Information Literacy Test (ILT-B) used in this …

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YouTube audio-visual documentaries: Effect on Nigeria students’ achievement and interest in history curriculum

Richard Ojinnakaeze Azor , Uche Donatus Asogwa , Edna Nwanyiuzor Ogwu & Anselm Apex Apeh Abstract This study examined the effect of YouTube audio-visual documentaries (YAVDs) on students’ achievement and interest in History in Enugu state, Nigeria. Six hypotheses guided the study using a quasi-experimental research design. Multi-stage sampling techniques were used to sample 70 …

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