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Google Chromebook in an Academic Environment: Yea or Nay?

M. C. Phelps & J. W. Owens Summary. This article looks at the effectiveness of the Google Chromebook from the perspective of five individuals from various academic backgrounds. Chromebook is an Internet-oriented notebook computer where the majority of functionality is

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Evaluating the Usability of Educational Websites for Children

By Shiva Naidu Summary: This study examined the usability of educational websites for children. Children ages 7 – 11 performed seven search tasks with one of three websites. Overall, participants, especially those less than 10 years of age were not

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Blackboard Gets a Global Review

By Gina M. Copas, Tonya L. Witherspoon, & Karen V. Reynolds Summary: A global group of robotics educators were invited to participate in and evaluate a pilot online course on LEGO® Mindstorms Robotics that was delivered via BlackboardTM course management

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Technology in the Classroom: Investigating the Effect on the Student-Teacher Interaction

By Candace Gilmore & Charles G. Halcomb Summary: Recent studies have shown that use of technology in the classroom is increasing. This study investigates the effect of the changing role of instructor as this trend continues. Findings indicate that, in

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The Role of Interactivity in Web-Based Educational Material

By Laurie Brady Summary: The effect of interactivity within an educational website was examined regarding learning outcomes, website satisfaction, and student time-on-task. The participants consisted of 72 seventh grade students from 5 classrooms. Each participant was randomly assigned to use

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