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Computers & Education

2000 Volume 35, Number 4

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Communication within on-line forums: the opportunities, the constraints and the value of a communicative approach

    Michael Hammond

    This paper is an investigation of the nature and the value of asynchronous on-line discussion within small groups of learners. It draws on research into the experiences of adult learners within... More

    pp. 251-262

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  2. Efficacy of a map on search, orientation and access behaviour in a hypermedia system

    Neville Stanton, Ana Paula Correia & Paulo Dias

    Many researchers have proposed hypertext and hypermedia as superior learning environments over traditional linear-based approaches. At the same time, reports of disorientation amongst students... More

    pp. 263-279

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  3. Nonparametric item analysis and confirmatory factorial validity of the computer attitude scale for secondary students

    Pierre Valois, Éric Frenette, Paul Villeneuve, Stéphane Sabourin & Christiane Bordeleau

    The use of computers in secondary schools allows a better preparation of students for their future careers and offers opportunities for refining critical thinking skills. Thus, the development of a... More

    pp. 281-294

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  4. Prior negative experiences: their impact on computer training outcomes

    Daniel T Holt & Mitchell Crocker

    This study examined how a person's negative experiences with computers prior to a training class interacted with their motivation to predict their performance in a computer class. Participants were... More

    pp. 295-308

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  5. Use of a Web site for learning about cancer

    S Tweddle, C James, H Daniels, D Davies, P Harvey, N James, J Mossman & E Woolf

    This paper is an assessment of the use of CancerHelp UK, a Web site developed as a resource for people living with cancer. Attitudes to the use of the site were examined through interviews with 23 ... More

    pp. 309-325

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