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Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 26, No. 5 (October 2010) pp. 407–420
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of motivation, volition and belief change strategies, implemented with personal and group email messages, on students' attitudes, study habits and achievement in a calculus course for non...
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication Vol. 37, No. 2 (2007) pp. 183–201
The aim of this article is to show that a better awareness of the relationship between written and spoken communication can help the writer to improve his/her effectiveness. The focus will be on written texts that precede (formal and informal)...
Human-computer interaction and cognition in e-learning environments—the effects of synchronous and asynchronous communication in knowledge development
Human-computer@interaction and cognition in e@-learning environments—the effects of synchronous and asynchronous communication in knowledge@development (2008) pp. 1–114
This research study investigated the development of knowledge within e-learning environments when mediated by two different methods of communication—synchronous and asynchronous. The methodology of content organization and presentation selected was...
Medical Teacher Vol. 17, No. 2 (1995) pp. 149–60
Discusses the evaluation of the usefulness of multimedia materials in medical education. Approaches the issue by looking at the nature of the knowledge that medical professionals are expected to acquire and relating that knowledge to what multimedia ...
Journal of Dental Education Vol. 55, No. 4 (1991) pp. 269–71
Future dental practice is seen to include not only the electronic dental record (EDR) but a fully electronic clinical dental documentation package, computer-assisted diagnostic support, and digital imaging. The EDR's development since the 1970s is...
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 53, No. 3 (August 2010) pp. 430–436
This paper documents several years of experimentation with a new approach to organizing and managing projects in a software engineering course. The initial failure and subsequent refinements that the new approach has been through since 2004 are...
Annual Meeting of the International Conference on Engineering Education 1998 (August 1998)
For supporting the teaching activities on linear system theory, a World Wide Web-based laboratory is being developed. It integrates both simulation and implementation aspects in the same framework. Modules covering the main topics of the linear...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 26, No. 4 (August 2010) pp. 296–306
This study utilizes a school-improvement perspective to examine the role of curriculum coordination in the integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) into primary schools. The nature and impact of this role is examined in seven...
The Networked Principal: Examining Principals' Social Relationships and Transformational Leadership in School and District Networks
Journal of Educational Administration Vol. 53, No. 1 (2015) pp. 8–39
Purpose: While in everyday practice, school leaders are often involved in social relationships with a variety of stakeholders both within and outside their own schools, studies on school leaders' networks often focus either on networks within or...
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 29, No. 3 (2011) pp. 241–255
Background: Changes in lab style can lead to differences in learning. Two inquiry-oriented lab styles are guided inquiry (GI) and problem-based (PB). Students' attitudes towards lab are important to consider when choosing between GI and PB styles...
Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension Vol. 16, No. 3 (September 2010) pp. 213–227
The increased number of development cooperation and sustainable agriculture partnerships brings with it new challenges for professionals who are asked to facilitate these partnering processes. In this article we shed more light on the world of...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 22, No. 4 (August 2006) pp. 298–307
The present study aims to explore the extent to which computer-assisted teaching facilitates the learning of basic mathematical concepts and skills in children with Down Syndrome (DS). Thus, the effectiveness of a multimedia teaching method is...
European Journal of Engineering Education Vol. 39, No. 5 (2014) pp. 496–506
In this paper we introduce the methodology that we have followed to convert traditional notes into interactive online materials. The idea behind this has been to make self-consistent and interactive online materials capable of motivating the...
European Journal of Engineering Education Vol. 28, No. 4 (2003) pp. 483–490
In this work, the characteristics of a simulator for channel coding techniques used in communication systems, are described. This software has been designed for engineering students in order to facilitate the understanding of how the error...
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies Vol. 5, No. 3 (2012) pp. 275–289
Recent research in Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) demonstrated several important benefits that semantic technologies can bring to the TEL domain. An underlying assumption for most of these research efforts is the existence of a domain ontology....
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling Vol. 37, No. 3 (August 2009) pp. 287–296
One of the main drawbacks of computer-assisted psychology tools developed up to now is related to the real time customisation and adaptation of the content to each patient depending on his/her activity. In this paper we propose a new approach for...
European Journal of Engineering Education Vol. 36, No. 2 (2011) pp. 173–186
Engineering graduates are expected to possess various competencies categorised into hard and soft skills. The hard skills are acquired through specific coursework, but the soft skills are often treated perfunctorily. Global Engineering Teams (GET)...
Computers in Human Behavior Vol. 16, No. 1 (2000) pp. 31–44
This study examined levels of techophobia, described as negative psychological reactions toward technology, in a sample of South African university students. Describes use of the NEO-Five Factor Inventory and reports results that show techophobia...
Measuring the Relationship between Agriculture Teachers' Self-Efficacy, Outcome Expectation, Interest, and Their Use of Interactive Whiteboards
Journal of Agricultural Education Vol. 53, No. 1 (2012) pp. 67–80
The purpose of this descriptive-correlational study was to examine the level of self-efficacy of Oklahoma secondary agricultural education teachers regarding their use of the interactive whiteboard (IWB) in classroom teaching. The study also sought...
Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics Vol. 23, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 1–14
Glottal stops are conveyed by an abrupt constriction at the level of the glottis. Tracheoesophageal (TE) speakers are known to have poor control over the new voice source (neoglottis), and this might influence the production of "glottal" stops. This ...
Teaching Digital Systems in the Context of the New European Higher Education Area: A Practical Experience
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 52, No. 4 (November 2009) pp. 513–523
This paper describes a practical experience of adapting the teaching of a course in Computer Technology (CT) to the new demands of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). CT is a core course taught in the first year of the degree program...
Game Design as an Interactive Learning Environment for Fostering Students' and Teachers' Mathematical Inquiry
International Journal of Computers for Mathematical Learning Vol. 3, No. 2 (1998) pp. 149–84
Proposes and analyzes game design as a learning environment for students and teachers to build upon and challenge their existing understandings of mathematics,to engage in relevant and meaningful learning contexts, and to develop connections among...
The Effectiveness of Verbal Information Provided by Electronic Travel Aids for Visually Impaired Persons
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Vol. 105, No. 10 (2011) pp. 624–637
The effectiveness of different types of verbal information provided by electronic travel aids was studied in a real-life setting. Assessments included wayfinding performance and the preferences of 24 visually impaired users. The participants...
Internet Research Vol. 8, No. 3 (1998) pp. 229–35
A study of Internet usage by large, small, and midsized businesses suggests that midsized businesses may be at a competitive disadvantage. Found that small businesses were more likely than midsized or large firms to have home pages and to reveal...
NASPA Journal Vol. 39, No. 4 (2002) pp. 371–83
Student personnel professionals are beginning to have key roles and increased involvement in distance learning programs. This article presents a work sample exercise for use when interviewing and hiring college student personnel administrators for...
Enhancement of Student Learning through the Use of a Hinting Computer E-Learning System and Comparison with Human Teachers
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 54, No. 1 (February 2011) pp. 164–167
This paper reports the results of an experiment in a Computer Architecture Laboratory course classroom session, in which students were divided into two groups for interaction both with a hinting e-learning system and with human teachers generating...
An Experimental, Mixed Methods Study: Blogging and Graduate Teacher Certification Candidates’ Reflection
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 2677–2682
Critical reflection and reflective practice across fields have become more of a focus. Reflection is especially important in the field of education in developing preservice and inservice teachers. Promoting quality reflection in the areas of...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 37, No. 8 (Dec 15, 2006) pp. 965–971
In this article, an attempt is made to find all linear transformations that map a standard Pythagorean triple (a Pythagorean triple [x y z][superscript T] with y being even) into a standard Pythagorean triple, which have [3 4 5][superscript T] as...
Instructional Design Best Practices for Second Life: A Case Study from a College-Level English Course
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 19, No. 2 (March 2011) pp. 125–142
Interest in the instructional application of virtual worlds, such as "Second Life" (SL), has grown substantially. However, little information is available about effective instructional activities using virtual worlds. This case study illustrates...
Electronic Journal of Science Education Vol. 5, No. 1 (2000)
Describes a program created by the Nebraska Earth Science Education Network (NESEN) called "Students and Teachers Exchanging Data, Information and Ideas (STEDII)" for K-12 audiences that emphasizes data collection mixed with weather education....
A Molecular Genetics Laboratory Course Applying Bioinformatics and Cell Biology in the Context of Original Research
CBE - Life Sciences Education Vol. 7, No. 4 (2008) pp. 410–421
Research based laboratory courses have been shown to stimulate student interest in science and to improve scientific skills. We describe here a project developed for a semester-long research-based laboratory course that accompanies a genetics...
Youth & Society Vol. 44, No. 4 (December 2012) pp. 500–523
Online harassment can consist of threatening, worrisome, emotionally hurtful, or sexual messages delivered via an electronic medium that can lead victims to feel fear or distress much like real-world harassment and stalking. This activity is...
Educational Psychology Vol. 16, No. 3 (1996) pp. 281–96
Summarizes three experiments examining the ways that various forms of feedback influence children's progress in learning to tell time through computer-based training. The experiments compared different forms of feedback as well as delays in their...
Mathematics and Computer Education Vol. 38, No. 2 (2004) pp. 165–182
Computer Aided Learning of Mathematics (CALM) has been in use for some time in the Prep-Year Mathematics Program at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. Different kinds of software (both locally designed and imported) have been used in the...
Sending Learning Pills to Mobile Devices in Class to Enhance Student Performance and Motivation in Network Services Configuration Courses
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 55, No. 1 (February 2012) pp. 83–87
Teaching electrical and computer software engineers how to configure network services normally requires the detailed presentation of many configuration commands and their numerous parameters. Students tend to find it difficult to maintain acceptable ...
Effects of anxiety levels on learning performance and gaming performance in digital game-based learning
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 34, No. 3 (June 2018) pp. 324–334
Anxiety plays an influential role in foreign language learning. However, a lack of attention was paid to examining the effects of anxiety levels on learning performance and gaming performance in digital game-based learning. To this end, this study...
Computerized Adaptive Testing for Polytomous Motivation Items: Administration Mode Effects and a Comparison with Short Forms
Applied Psychological Measurement Vol. 31, No. 5 (2007) pp. 412–429
In a randomized experiment (n = 515), a computerized and a computerized adaptive test (CAT) are compared. The item pool consists of 24 polytomous motivation items. Although items are carefully selected, calibration data show that Samejima's graded...
Journal of the American Society for Information Science Vol. 49, No. 5 (1998) pp. 455–70
Describes a bottom-up procedure for discovering multivalued dependencies in observed data without knowing a priori the relationships among the attributes. The proposed algorithm is an application of technique designed for learning conditional...
A Randomized Experiment to Compare Conventional, Computerized, and Computerized Adaptive Administration of Ordinal Polytomous Attitude Items
Applied Psychological Measurement Vol. 29, No. 3 (May 2005) pp. 159–183
A total of 520 high school students were randomly assigned to a paper-and-pencil test (PPT), a computerized standard test (CST), or a computerized adaptive test (CAT) version of the Dutch School Attitude Questionnaire (SAQ), consisting of ordinal...
Journal of the American Society for Information Science Vol. 49, No. 2 (1998) pp. 134–50
Discusses the appropriateness of the newspaper metaphor for electronic news and highlights different approaches to the electronic delivery of news. Presents the editorial and presentational functionality of the Electronic News Delivery system...
European Journal of Physics Vol. 31, No. 2 (March 2010) pp. 299–306
A basic setup for data acquisition and analysis from an oscillatory circuit is described, with focus on its application as either low-pass, high-pass, band-pass or band-reject frequency filter. A homemade board containing the "RLC" elements allows...
Student Behavior and Interaction Patterns with an LMS as Motivation Predictors in E-Learning Settings
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 53, No. 3 (August 2010) pp. 463–470
Student motivation is an important factor for the successful completion of an e-learning course. Detecting motivational problems for particular students at an early stage of a course opens the door for instructors to be able to provide additional...
European Journal of Physics Vol. 28, No. 3 (May 2007) pp. 615–624
The Enskog factor [chi] plays a central role in the theory of dense gases, quantifying how the finite size of molecules causes many physical quantities, such as the equation of state, the mean free path, and the diffusion coefficient, to deviate...
Identifying the Learning Styles and Instructional Tool Preferences of Beginning Food Science and Human Nutrition Majors
Journal of Food Science Education Vol. 3, No. 3 (July 2004) pp. 41–46
Learning styles vary among individuals, and understanding which instructional tools certain learning styles prefer can be utilized to enhance student learning. Students in the introductory Food Science and Human Nutrition course (FSHN 101), taught...
Educational Research and Reviews Vol. 5, No. 6 (June 2010) pp. 282–291
Many graduates of various levels and disciplines appear unable to practically apply their knowledge in problem solving situations. However, few education systems are adopting modern education practices such as visualization skills that intrinsically ...
The Place of Surveillance Technology in Residential Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities: Is There an Ideal Model of Application
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research Vol. 57, No. 3 (March 2013) pp. 201–215
Background: The demand for (care) services for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) is on the rise, because of an expanding population of people with ID as resources are concurrently diminishing. As a result, service providers are increasingly ...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 27, No. 2 (April 2011) pp. 133–145
Computer-assisted learning, in the form of simulation-based training, is heavily focused upon by the military. Because computer-based learning offers highly portable, reusable, and cost-efficient training options, the military has dedicated...
Do Social Networks Differ? Comparison of the Social Networks of People with Intellectual Disabilities, People with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other People Living in the Community
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Vol. 45, No. 5 (May 2015) pp. 1191–1203
The aim of this study was to determine the similarities and differences in social network characteristics, satisfaction and wishes with respect to the social network between people with mild or borderline intellectual disabilities (ID), people with...
Exploring Teacher and School Resilience as a New Perspective to Solve Persistent Problems in the Educational Sector
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice Vol. 20, No. 5 (2014) pp. 622–637
In this paper, we will explore the relevance, meaning and perspectives of teacher, team and school resilience. The central research questions are: does the concept of teacher, team and school resilience offer new and promising perspectives on...
Executive Function Deficits in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Measured Using the Cambridge Neuropsychological Tests Automated Battery (CANTAB)
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry Vol. 50, No. 6 (June 2009) pp. 688–697
Background: Chronic prenatal alcohol exposure causes a spectrum of deleterious effects in offspring, collectively termed fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), and deficits in executive function are prevalent in FASD. The goal of this research was ...