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Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 46, No. 4 (2018) pp. 627–631
In this commentary, I consider Dewey's account on community to address the field's interest of creating and sustaining communities, using the three themes identified from the four articles of this special issue. They include: (1) expanding things in ...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 35, No. 3 (May 2007) pp. 207–256
Previous research and development with cognitive tools has been limited by an inadequate conceptualization of the complexity underlying their nature and affordances for supporting learning and performance. This paper provides a new perspective on...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 978–983
Developers of computer-based tools face a dual challenge when trying to understand users' mental models, because users are simultaneously building mental models of the tool and of the world represented by the tool. Understanding users' mental models ...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 23, No. 5 (2015) pp. 545–555
In this special issue, the authors purport to interrogate and further their understanding of the commonly cited term, "design," specifically "learner-generated designs." This issue brings together scholars from multiple...
An exploration on the use of Facebook as a tool for social support on an intercultural exchange program
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 1898–2020
The use of social networking technology has become increasingly pervasive and embedded into the daily lives especially in the younger generation. This study is to explore the usage of a social networking site called Facebook by participants on a...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 3370–3375
Much literature has documented the difficulties learners have in understanding the Earth as a complex system, with preconceptions often developing early in childhood. Many does not understand Earth as a dynamic system: some believe in supernatural...
Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 998–1003
This paper discusses a participatory informal learning event in which we attempted to integrate concrete experiences with learners’ scientific understanding using models they construct. We describe a pilot study of working with school astronomy club ...
Creating the intercultural learning narrative using social network sites status updates: An innovative approach in using social media
Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 1819–1826
The growing use of the social media phenomenon is synonymous with words such as Facebook, Twitter, Web 2.0 and blogging. Teenagers today embraced social media through their active use of multiple social network sites and what makes social media...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 48, No. 1 (2004) pp. 44–49
This article presents a picture of how unique, varied and valuable the AECT intern experience can be. While some of the reflections are very broad and others very specific in focus, the authors have discussed as a group their shared conviction that...
Learning the Physics of Electricity: A Qualitative Analysis of Collaborative Processes Involved in Productive Failure
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Vol. 6, No. 1 (March 2011) pp. 57–73
Earlier quantitative studies in computer-supported collaborative learning identified "Productive Failure" (Kapur, Cognition and Instruction 26(3):379-424, "2008") as a phenomenon in which students experiencing relative failures in their initial...
To Guide or Not to Guide: Issues in the Sequencing of Pedagogical Structure in Computational Model-Based Learning
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 23, No. 6 (2015) pp. 715–730
This research explores issues related to the sequencing of structure that is provided as pedagogical guidance. A study was conducted that involved grade 10 students in Singapore as they learned concepts about electricity using four NetLogo...
Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 1272–1281
This study attempts to understand the influence of developing epistemic community in classroom on teacher's professional development. The case study reveals that implementation of an epistemic community approach in classroom not only benefits...
Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 1538–1547
This paper introduces a hands-on method for students to simulate the action of tectonic plates and volcanoes with gelatin, or Jello. The authors survey existing demonstrations of volcanoes and describe their affordances and limitations. They...
Encouraging and being encouraged: Development of an epistemic community and teacher professional growth in a Singapore classroom
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 44, No. 1 (November 2014) pp. 12–24
This paper discusses a case study of a teacher's effort in a Singapore secondary school to develop an epistemic community in the classroom, in collaboration with university researchers. There is a growing interest in the types of professional...
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 1217–1222
In this paper, we describe the design of an informant-based design workshop for the teaching and learning of Earth Sciences in a Singaporean Secondary 1 school. We discuss how some of the preconceptions in Earth Science manifest themselves among the ...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 24, No. 6 (2015) pp. 789–802
Model-based reasoning has been introduced as an authentic way of learning science, and many researchers have developed technological tools for learning with models. This paper describes how a model-based tool, "BioLogica"?, was used to...
Lisa Benson; Dean Elliott; Michael Grant; Doug Holschuh; Beaumie Kim; Hyeonjin Kim; Erick Lauber; Sebastian Loh; Thomas C. Reeves
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1615–1621
Heuristic evaluation is a methodology for investigating the usability of software originally developed by Nielsen (1993, 2000). Nielsen's protocol was modified and refined for an evaluation of an e-learning program by participants in a doctoral...