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Computers & Education

1996 Volume 27, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. Interacting with computer-based simulation: The role of dialogue

    Rachel Pilkington & Christine Parker-Jones

    Simulations have established a role in the teaching of medicine, since their dynamic qualities lend themselves to training students to deal with high risk situations in a safe environment. However,... More

    pp. 1-14

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  2. Usability and learning: Evaluating the potential of educational software

    David Squires & Jenny Preece

    The evaluation of the use of educational software must take account of usability as well as learning and, crucially, the integration of tissues concerned with usability and learning. Checklists, a ... More

    pp. 15-22

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  3. Approach to computer literacy education in a third world setting

    I.M. Venter & R.J. Blignaut

    The failure rate of the computer literacy course, at the University of the Western Cape, has been a cause of concern over the last few years. Of the 516 students that registered in 1994 only 414... More

    pp. 23-29

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  4. Informal education by computer—ways to computer knowledge

    Claus J. Tully

    With the rise of industrial society a regular and institutionalized education system was developed and established. In contrast to pre-industrial society, this modernization was based on a... More

    pp. 31-43

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  5. The role of meaning in interpreting graphical and textual feedback during a computer-based simulation

    Lloyd P. Rieber, Malcolm Smith, Saada Al-Ghafry, Bill Strickland, Giali Chu & Faris Spahi

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of adult learners to process and interpret graphical and textual feedback during a computer-based simulation when the feedback originated... More

    pp. 45-58

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  6. Computer tools to teach formal reasoning

    P. Fung, T. O'Shea, D. Goldson, S. Reeves & R. Bornat

    Computer science undergraduates, for a number of reasons, find it difficult to learn formal reasoning methods. In an experiment designed to address certain of these difficulties a complete first... More

    pp. 59-69

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