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Computers & Education

1998 Volume 30, Number 3

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Efficiency and Effectiveness in Computer-Supported Peer-Peer Learning

    Roy Rada

    Presents three case studies to support the claim that mechanistic groupware can improve efficiency and effectiveness in the classroom. Results indicated that the expertise of the teacher and the... More

    pp. 137-46

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  2. GoFigure Inc.: A Hypermedia Web-Based Case

    Gayle J. Yaverbaum & Jay Liebowitz

    Describes an interactive Web-based case GoFigure, Inc., built to develop a feasibility study for an expert configuration management system. Reviews educational paradigms related to active learning ... More

    pp. 147-56

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  3. The Use of Formative Quizzes for Deep Learning

    Kevin Cox & David Clark

    Describes how to construct questions to test all cognitive levels of learning for a course in introductory programming. The framework for learning is based on Bloom's taxonomy. Practical advice is ... More

    pp. 157-67

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  4. Undergraduate students' use of information elicited during e-mail “tutorials”

    John Trushell, Christine Reymond & Clare Burrell

    This study considers those questions posed by students during e-mail “tutorials” to elicit information from “guest lecturers” and the use of that information by students in their essays. The ... More

    pp. 169-82

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  5. Developing interactive educational engineering software for the world wide web with Java

    John A Reed & Abdollah A Afjeh

    The World Wide Web has emerged as an effective mechanism for distributing educational material to students beyond the bounds of the classroom. The introduction of mobile code, such as Java applets,... More

    pp. 183-194

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  6. Using dynamic explanations to enhance novice programmer instruction via the WWW

    Rex Karsten & Shashidhar Kaparthi

    This paper describes how the World Wide Web (WWW)-delivered visual explanations of programming constructs have been developed and used to supplement the conventional instructional methods and... More

    pp. 195-201

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  7. The role of psychological gender in the computer-related attitudes and attainments of primary school children (aged 6–11)

    Mark J. Brosnan

    As computing has become an increasingly male-dominated activity, feminine (sex typed) individuals would be predicted by psychological gender theory to underperform upon computer-related tasks. This... More

    pp. 203-8

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  8. Student Knowledge and Learning Skill Modeling in the Learning Environment 'Forces'

    G Andaloro & L Bellomonte

    In this paper we present a student module modeling knowledge states and learning skills of students in the field of Newtonian dynamics. Student data recorded during the exploratory activity in... More

    pp. 209-17

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  9. A special section on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

    Christine Steeples & Terry Mayes

    The theme in this special section is computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). The papers mark the development of computer-supported cooperative work and give a diversity of perspectives in... More

    pp. 219-221

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  10. Computer support for learning in collaborative contexts: prompted hypothesis testing in physics

    Christine Howe & Andy Tolmie

    An enormous amount of work has been carried out into the ways in which computers can support collaboration in the service of learning. Less attention has been paid to computer support for learning ... More

    pp. 223-235

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  11. Children as computer users: the case of collaborative learning

    Charles Crook

    A modern enthusiasm for pupils to learn collaboratively within early education is identified. It is shown that educational practice is in harmony with theories of learning promoted by developmental... More

    pp. 237-247

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  12. Embedding computer conferencing into university teaching

    Robin Mason & Paul Bacsich

    This paper analyses the experiences and experiments of the U.K. Open University in the use of computer conferencing over 10years. It provides a framework for considering educational uses of the... More

    pp. 249-258

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  13. What are the perceived benefits of participating in a computer-mediated communication (CMC) environment for distance learning computer science students?

    Tina Wilson & Denise Whitelock

    M205—STILE (“Students' and Teachers' Integrated Learning Environment”) project used a Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) environment to assist student learning on a Computer Science course which... More

    pp. 259-269

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