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Computers & Education

1998 Volume 30, Number 1

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Number of articles: 17

  1. Niche-based success in CAL

    Stephen W Draper

    In reflecting on which pieces of computer-assisted learning (CAL) stand out as strikingly successful, this paper argues that there are no generalizations about what features of technology or... More

    pp. 5-8

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  2. Learning with computers: experiences of evaluation

    E. Scanlon, C. Tosunoglu, A. Jones, P. Butcher, S. Ross, J. Greenberg, J. Taylor & P. Murphy

    At the Open University (OU), the perception of computer assisted learning (CAL) is shifting from its current position as an optional extra in a battery of course components to that of a key... More

    pp. 9-14

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  3. Researching the use of communication technologies in teacher education

    Deryn Watson, Barry Blakeley & Chris Abbott

    The role and use of information and communication technologies in teacher education is of growing concern across Europe. The King’s College London component of a five nation European experimental... More

    pp. 15-21

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  4. Forming a critical community through telematics

    Michelle Selinger

    Telematics in the form of text based, computer mediated communications can be used as a support for teaching and learning and can help the formation and cohesion of communities of learners. The... More

    pp. 23-30

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  5. A virtual workshop as a tool for collaboration: towards a model of telematic learning environments

    W. Veen, I. Lam & R. Taconis

    In the T3 project (telematics for teacher training) seven European partners actively adopted the use of telematics in their teaching programmes. Partners collaborate through face-to-face meetings, ... More

    pp. 31-39

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  6. Building and testing a virtual university

    C.David Whittington & Niall Sclater

    As the number of students entering higher education increases along with the requirement for greater cost efficiency, the potential benefits of computer based learning (CBL) and computer based... More

    pp. 41-47

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  7. Beyond the media: knowledge level interaction and guided integration for CBL systems

    Andrew Ravenscroft, Kenneth Tait & Ian Hughes

    A pragmatic approach to designing computer based learning (CBL) environments that properly integrate with curricula, evolve as both the system requirements and curricula change and, perhaps more... More

    pp. 49-56

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  8. A careers service on the Internet

    Anita Jackson

    At present only a handful of local careers services are using the Internet which is ideally placed to transmit up to date information to schools. This paper reports on one of the first such... More

    pp. 57-60

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  9. The cyber-olympics—schools, sports and the superhighway

    Morag F. Cunningham, Fionna H. Kent & David Muir

    Increasing numbers of schools are connecting to the Internet and, as a consequence of this, there is a growing demand from schools for information on how to make effective use of this resource.... More

    pp. 61-65

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  10. Exploring children’s responses to interpersonal conflict using bubble dialogue in a mainstream and EBD school

    Ann Jones, Emma Price & Carolyn Selby

    This paper discusses an investigation of the use of a computer application, Bubble Dialogue, to construct a narrative which reflects the child’s view of the world. In particular it reports on a... More

    pp. 67-74

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  11. Collaborative practice of science construction in a computer-based multimedia environment

    Kristiina Kumpulainen & Mika Mutanen

    This paper discusses a case study of nine pairs working collaboratively in a multimedia CD-ROM science environment. The main goal of the study was to investigate the ways in which the collaborative... More

    pp. 75-85

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  12. Talking book design: what do practitioners want?

    Cathy Lewin

    Talking Book software has been available for some time and software publishers report high sales, but there is little information on how practitioners are using them in their classrooms or indeed... More

    pp. 87-94

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  13. Children’s interactions and learning outcomes with interactive talking books

    Geoffrey Underwood & Jean D. M. Underwood

    How do pairs of children interact when using a multimedia CD-ROM storybook (“talking books”), and do their patterns of interaction reflect the gender composition of the pair? Do different types of ... More

    pp. 95-102

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  14. Active, collaborative and case-based learning with computer-based case scenarios

    Robert Ward

    This paper discusses initial ideas and observations about the development, use and pedagogy of computer-based case scenarios. We first outline two large computer-based case scenarios written to... More

    pp. 103-110

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  15. An evaluation of the use of computer supported peer review for developing higher-level skills

    Robert Davies & Teresa Berrow

    This paper describes a project that uses computer-supported peer review to develop higher-level learning skills. The subjects of the study were part-time students from a MSc course in Computer... More

    pp. 111-115

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  16. The GenTechnique project: developing an open environment for learning molecular genetics

    R.E Calza & J.T Meade

    The study of molecular genetics and biotechnology demands that students understand key concepts of molecular biology, such as DNA and its replication, or the synthesis of proteins. Pedagogy based... More

    pp. 117-123

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  17. Microwave workshop for windows

    Colin White

    “Microwave Workshop for Windows” is a suite of three programs which have been designed to perform the dual function of teaching aid and providing a circuit design utility within the field of... More

    pp. 125-129

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