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Computers & Education

February 2004 Volume 42, Number 2

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Technology and its impact in the classroom

    Rozalind G Muir-Herzig

    Recent findings have shown that at-risk students in grades k-12 are being deprived of challenges and of the chance to use complex thinking skills. The purpose of this study is to determine the... More

    pp. 111-131

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  2. Exploring potential uses of ICT in Chinese language arts instruction: eight teachers’ perspectives

    Janet Mei-Chuen Lin, Greg C. Lee & Hsiu-Yen Chen

    Eight experienced Chinese language arts teachers from a typical junior high school in Taiwan participated in this study to discuss the potential uses of information and communications technologies ... More

    pp. 133-148

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  3. Informal interactions and their implications for online courses

    Juan Contreras-Castillo, Jesús Favela, Carmen Pérez-Fragoso & Eduardo Santamarı́a-del-Angel

    Informal interactions are often undervalued, yet, studies in office and educational environments show that they play an important role in successful collaborative projects. Online courses however, ... More

    pp. 149-168

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  4. Improving computer-assisted instruction in teaching higher-order skills

    Kelsey J Sinclair, Carl E Renshaw & Holly A Taylor

    Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) has been shown to enhance rote memory skills and improve higher order critical thinking skills. The challenge now is to identify what aspects of CAI improve... More

    pp. 169-180

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  5. Nurturing reflective teaching during critical-thinking instruction in a computer simulation program

    Yu-Chu Yeh

    Nurturing reflective teaching and improving critical-thinking instruction are two important goals in teacher education, but these are only achievable when teachers-in-training are provided with... More

    pp. 181-194

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  6. The influence of multimedia training on users’ attitudes: lessons learned

    David S. McDonald

    The workforce within the US is increasingly culturally diverse and mobile. Rapid technological changes, coupled with cultural diversity and employee mobility, have created the milieu for critical... More

    pp. 195-214

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