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Computers & Education

2002 Volume 38, Number 1

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Number of articles: 21

  1. The lifelong learning game: season ticket or free transfer?

    Roy Hawkey

    This paper is a revised version of the keynote lecture given at CAL2001. Drawing upon a range of examples, it argues that learning through ICT has much in common with learning in informal... More

    pp. 5-20

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  2. A dynamic–symbolic interface for geometric theorem discovery

    Francisco Botana & José L. Valcarce

    This paper describes Discover, a program for learning and teaching geometry with the help of a computer. The program is a dynamic geometry environment that can communicate with Mathematica, using... More

    pp. 21-35

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  3. The evolution of pedagogic models for work-based learning within a virtual university

    Claire Bradley & Martin Oliver

    The process of designing a pedagogic model for work-based learning within a virtual university is not a simple matter of using ‘off the shelf’ good practice. Instead, it can be characterised as an ... More

    pp. 37-52

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  4. A spectrometer in the bedroom—the development and potential of internet-based experiments

    Hugh M. Cartwright & Kevin Valentine

    The transformation of the World Wide Web from a tool providing access to a large database into one through which millions of users can view huge volumes of information has been rapid. The changes... More

    pp. 53-64

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  5. Using remote laboratories to extend access to science and engineering

    Chetz Colwell, Eileen Scanlon & Martyn Cooper

    This paper will describe an approach to the provision of laboratory experience using communications and control technology. This approach provides the possibility of extending access to laboratory ... More

    pp. 65-76

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  6. Key lessons for the design and integration of virtual environments in secondary science

    Joanna K Crosier, Sue Cobb & John R Wilson

    This paper discusses a 3 year research project in which a virtual enviroment (VE) to teach radioactivity was developed and tested in a number of schools. Many software packages currently developed ... More

    pp. 77-94

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  7. Extending the learning experience using the Web and a knowledge-based virtual environment

    B Parkinson & P Hudson

    Multi-media offers potential benefits as a teaching environment and may be used to extend considerably the learning experience. Far from common misconceptions of engineering design being carried... More

    pp. 95-102

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  8. IT induced business transformation in higher education: an analysis of the UniCafé experience and its implications

    Panos Louvieris & Andrew Lockwood

    This paper is concerned with the changes in the business processes of higher education that may result from the introduction of IT enabled, either eLocalised or eDistributed, learning methods. It... More

    pp. 103-115

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  9. Incorporating e-mail into the learning process: its impact on student academic achievement and attitudes

    Fu-Yun Yu & Hsin-Ju Jessy Yu

    The present study set out to investigate the impacts of incorporating e-mail, one of the most accessible, convenient, and easy to use computer-mediated communications, into a classroom setting on... More

    pp. 117-126

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  10. Virtual seminars and their impact on the rôle of the teaching staff

    Anne Jelfs & Chris Colbourn

    Teaching staff and academic researchers tend to cite the reasons for introducing computer supported collaborative learning in pedagogic terms, plus the need to provide transferable skills. The... More

    pp. 127-36

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  11. Teaching mathematical explanation through audiographic technology

    Maureen Loomes, Alex Shafarenko & Martin Loomes

    Teaching mathematical explanation is now a National Curriculum requirement in the UK, but there is little support for teachers as to how this should be done. Written explanations are often seen as ... More

    pp. 137-149

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  12. Designing a toolkit to support dialogue in learning

    John Cook & Martin Oliver

    Whilst the use of dialogue has many pedagogic advantages to offer Higher Education, implementing it effectively in teaching practice is a complex and problematic process that requires a wide range ... More

    pp. 151-164

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  13. A theory-informed framework for designing software to support reasoning about causation in history

    Liz Masterman & Mike Sharples

    We describe a framework for the design of a software tool to support reasoning about the causes of historical events by pupils aged 11–14 as they construct and manipulate diagrammatic... More

    pp. 165-185

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  14. Interpreting the externalised images of pupils’ conceptions of ICT: methods for the analysis of concept maps

    Diane Mavers, Bridget Somekh & Jane Restorick

    The ImpacT2 evaluation is using image based concept mapping as one method of exploring the impact of networked technologies on students' learning. In a pre-test administered in June 2000, students ... More

    pp. 187-207

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  15. “But my subject's different”: a web-based approach to supporting disciplinary lifelong learning skills

    Claire McAvinia & Martin Oliver

    Many new initiatives in Higher Education institutions choose to develop web sites to support their work, not least because web-based delivery of support materials from a central unit can help to... More

    pp. 209-20

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  16. A social constructivist approach to computer-mediated instruction

    Joseph J Pear & Darlene E Crone-Todd

    A computer-mediated teaching system, called computer-aided personalized system of instruction (CAPSI), has been developed that incorporates a social constructivist approach. This educational... More

    pp. 221-231

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  17. Assessing the effectiveness of technology integration: message boards for strengthening literacy

    Matt Thomas & David Hofmeister

    This paper reports current findings from a multi-phased research project that is an offshoot of a 3-year, $155,000 “Best Practices in the Use of Technology” grant awarded to one of the co-authors, ... More

    pp. 233-240

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  18. Developing science activities through a networked peer assessment system

    Chin-Chung Tsai, Sunny S.J Lin & Shyan-Ming Yuan

    This paper described the use of a networked peer assessment system to facilitate the development of inquiry-oriented activities for secondary science education. Twenty-four preservice teachers in... More

    pp. 241-252

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  19. The “Intelligent Classroom”: changing teaching and learning with an evolving technological environment

    Laura R. Winer & Jeremy Cooperstock

    Putting technology to work to improve teaching and learning is the goal of the “Intelligent Classroom” project at McGill University. A hardware and software installation allows for the automated... More

    pp. 253-66

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  20. Does the medium change the message? The impact of a web-based genetics course on university students' perspectives on learning and teaching

    Jessamyn Marie O. Yazon, Jolie A. Mayer-Smith & Rosemary J. Redfield

    This study explores how university students respond to and perform in a web-based learning environment. We examine whether technology can serve as a catalyst for reforming post-secondary education,... More

    pp. 267-285

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