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An application of online technologies to support collaborative learning in groups for a Bioscience course
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 1598–1604
Many students experience difficulties in relating science learning to real-world issues. To develop the abilities of students in a course in Evolutionary and Physiological Ecology to make this relationship more effectively, group work on the...
Journal of Rural Health Vol. 21, No. 3 (2005) pp. 263–268
Context: The recent explosive growth of information technology in hospitals promises to improve hospital and patient outcomes. Financial barriers may cause rural hospitals to lag in adoption of information technology, however, formal studies that...
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 1999 (April 1999)
The meaningful investigation of many problems in statistics can be solved through Monte Carlo methods. Monte Carlo studies can help solve problems that are mathematically intractable through the analysis of random samples from populations whose...
Teaching in Higher Education Vol. 19, No. 6 (2014) pp. 721–733
Despite an extensive literature on how to frame learning outcomes, to date, limited attention has been given to understanding whether and how students actually use them. This study employed a questionnaire survey and focus groups with students in...
Teaching Spelling to Children with Specific Learning Disabilities: The Mind's Ear and Eye Beat the Computer or Pencil
Learning Disability Quarterly Vol. 21, No. 2 (1998) pp. 106–22
Elementary children with only spelling (n=24) or handwriting and spelling disabilities (n=24) were randomly assigned to a pencil- or computer-response mode and taught 48 words of varying orders of sound-spelling predictabilities. The computer...
Alan Runge; Amy Spiegel; Lisa M. Pytlik Z.; Steven Dunbar; Robert Fuller; Glenn Sowell; David Brooks
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 8, No. 1 (1999) pp. 33–44
Addresses issues related to students learning to use computers as professional tools. Draws on two qualitative data sources: (1) a case study of a mathematical methods in physics course; and (2) an evaluation of an undergraduate course in multimedia ...
Srilekha Srinivasan; Lance C. Perez; Robert D. Palmer; David W. Brooks; Kathleen Wilson; David Fowler
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 15, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 137–141
A systematic study of the implementation of simulation hardware (TIMS) replacing software (MATLAB) was undertaken for advanced undergraduate and early graduate courses in electrical engineering. One outcome of the qualitative component of the study...