You are here:

Computers & Education

2004 Volume 43, Number 1

Search this issue

Table of Contents

Number of articles: 15

  1. Designs for learning: ICT and knowledge in the classroom

    Rosamund Sutherland

    pp. 5-16

    View Abstract
  2. Mapping pedagogy and tools for effective learning design

    G. Conole, M. Dyke, M. Oliver & J. Seale

    A number of pedagogies and approaches are often quoted in the e-learning literature – constructivism, communities of practice, collaboration – but we suggest that much of what is described could... More

    pp. 17-33

    View Abstract
  3. Beyond formal learning: Informal community eLearning

    John Cook & Matt Smith

    The goal of the study described in this paper was to gain an improved understanding of the social context of UK online centres and issues around the creation and exchange of knowledge within and... More

    pp. 35-47

    View Abstract
  4. Virtual learning in the biological sciences: pitfalls of simply “putting notes on the web”

    Chris Evans, Nicola J. Gibbons, Kavita Shah & Darren K. Griffin

    Computer-based learning (CBL) is well established and its benefits are widely reported. It has found considerable utility in recent years with the explosion in interest in the use of the Web as a... More

    pp. 49-61

    View Abstract
  5. Teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of ICT-competence training

    Despina Galanouli, Colette Murphy & John Gardner

    Over several decades the major thrust in the school sector of countries across the world has been the search for ways in which teachers can be convinced that ICT should be an integral part of their... More

    pp. 63-79

    View Abstract
  6. Using a laboratory simulator in the teaching and study of chemical processes in estuarine systems

    E. Garcı́a-Luque, T. Ortega, J.M. Forja & A. Gómez-Parra

    The teaching of Chemical Oceanography in the Faculty of Marine and Environmental Sciences of the University of Cádiz (Spain) has been improved since 1994 by the employment of a device for the... More

    pp. 81-90

    View Abstract
  7. Digital maps for learning: A review and prospects

    Ann Jones, Canan Blake, Clare Davies & Eileen Scanlon

    Over the last 10 years there has been a rapid increase in the development and use of digital maps for teaching and learning in Higher Education. There is also a political drive to encourage and... More

    pp. 91-107

    View Abstract
  8. The development and evaluation of a software prototype for computer-adaptive testing

    M. Lilley, T. Barker & C. Britton

    This paper presents ongoing research at the University of Hertfordshire on the use of computer-adaptive tests (CATs) in Higher Education. A software prototype based on Item Response Theory has been... More

    pp. 109-123

    View Abstract
  9. ‘Obsessive compulsive font disorder’: the challenge of supporting pupils writing with the computer

    Sasha Matthewman & Pat Triggs

    Writing with the computer provokes and enables pupils to engage with aspects of multimodal design [Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures, Routledge, London, 2000]. At ... More

    pp. 125-135

    View Abstract
  10. Let’s get physical: The learning benefits of interacting in digitally augmented physical spaces

    Sara Price & Yvonne Rogers

    The advent of wireless and pervasive technologies offers many opportunities for designing learning experiences that encourage children to explore, initiate and reflect. Novel forms of interactions ... More

    pp. 137-151

    View Abstract
  11. Remote experiments, re-versioning and re-thinking science learning

    Eileen Scanlon, Chetz Colwell, Martyn Cooper & Terry Di Paolo

    Science and engineering students’ involvement in practical work contributes to the development of their understanding of the concepts and processes of science. The Practical Experimentation by... More

    pp. 153-163

    View Abstract
  12. Promoting multicultural education in the primary classroom: Broadband videoconferencing facilities and digital video

    Allen Thurston

    The aim of this study was to explore the impact of interaction (through gathering local field data and engaging in remote reciprocal presentations) on aspects of multicultural awareness. Sixty-six ... More

    pp. 165-177

    View Abstract
  13. The role of educational software as a support for teaching and learning conversations

    Rupert Wegerif

    Much recent educational research focuses on teaching and learning within classroom conversations. This raises the question of the role of ICT as a support for such conversations. The central... More

    pp. 179-191

    View Abstract
  14. Internet safety in emerging educational contexts

    Jocelyn Wishart

    Concern has arisen for the safety of children using the Internet to support their education outside the school context. Inappropriate material such as pornography, inflammatory and racist writings ... More

    pp. 193-204

    View Abstract
  15. Researching the impact of the networked information environment on learning and teaching

    M. Zenios, P. Goodyear & C. Jones

    During the last decade, the focus of innovation and research in the field of computers and education has shifted from strand-alone to networked computers. The rapidly growing educational use of... More

    pp. 205-213

    View Abstract