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Computers & Education

September 2006 Volume 47, Number 2

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Virtual teamwork in very large undergraduate classes

    P.M. Alexander

    Collaborative work is an important part of tertiary education but it is very difficult to arrange and supervise for extremely large classes of students in their first year. The possibility that... More

    pp. 127-147

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  2. An introduction to object-oriented programming with a didactic microworld: objectKarel

    Stelios Xinogalos, Maya Satratzemi & Vassilios Dagdilelis

    The objects-first strategy to teaching programming has prevailed over the imperative-first and functional-first strategies during the last decade. However, the objects-first strategy has created... More

    pp. 148-171

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  3. Comparison of expert-based and empirical evaluation methodologies in the case of a CBL environment: the “Orestis” experience

    Athanasis Karoulis, Stavros Demetriadis & Andreas Pombortsis

    This paper compares several interface evaluation methods applied in the case of a computer based learning (CBL) environment, during a longitudinal study performed in three European countries,... More

    pp. 172-185

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  4. Virtual environments for social skills training: comments from two adolescents with autistic spectrum disorder

    Sarah Parsons, Anne Leonard & Peter Mitchell

    Previous research has shown that computer-based tasks can motivate people with autism and encourage learning. As a computer-based medium, Virtual Environments (VEs) offer a potentially useful tool ... More

    pp. 186-206

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  5. General and domain-specific influence of prior knowledge on setting of goals and content use in museum websites

    Javier Corredor

    This article explores the influence of prior knowledge on the setting of goals and use of content in museum website visits. Goal setting is a crucial process in organizing the activities of surfers... More

    pp. 207-221

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  6. The influence of system characteristics on e-learning use

    Keenan A. Pituch & Yao-kuei Lee

    The benefits of an e-learning system will not be maximized unless learners use the system. This study proposed and tested alternative models that seek to explain student intention to use an e... More

    pp. 222-244

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