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Computers & Education

November 2006 Volume 47, Number 3

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Number of articles: 7

  1. The use of COCOON in teaching silviculture

    Harald Vacik, Bernhard Wolfslehner, Josef Spörk & Ernst Kortschak

    At the Institute of Silviculture at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, students learn to cross-link ecological, socio-economic and technical knowledge of... More

    pp. 245-259

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  2. Information technology’s impact on school–parents and parents–student interrelations: a case study

    Moshe Telem & Sherly Pinto

    This paper explores the impact of a school management information system on the interrelations between parents and school and parents and their student children in terms of the children’s learning,... More

    pp. 260-279

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  3. The use of Cellular Automata in the learning of emergence

    G. Faraco, P. Pantano & R. Servidio

    In recent years, research efforts on complex systems have contributed to improve our ability in investigating, at different levels of complexity, the emergent behaviour showed by system in the... More

    pp. 280-297

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  4. Conceptual and socio-cognitive support for collaborative learning in videoconferencing environments

    Bernhard Ertl, Frank Fischer & Heinz Mandl

    Studies have shown that videoconferencing is an effective medium for facilitating communication between parties who are separated by distance, particularly when learners are engaged in complex... More

    pp. 298-315

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  5. Going outside the box: skills development, cultural change and the use of on-line resources

    Adrian Kirkwood

    Using an academic library has always been a crucial part of studying in higher education, but this has presented problems for independent learners taking distance education courses. In the past,... More

    pp. 316-331

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  6. Analyzing collaborative interactions: divergence, shared understanding and construction of knowledge

    Sadhana Puntambekar

    One of the most important facets of collaborative learning is the interaction between individual and collaborative learning activities – between divergent perspectives and shared knowledge building... More

    pp. 332-351

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  7. Attitudes of Entry-Level University Students towards Computers: A Comparative Study

    E Smith & H J. Oosthuizen

    In this paper, we present the findings of a study of attitude changes of entry-level University students towards computers conducted at two South African Universities. Analysis comprised "t" tests ... More

    pp. 352-371

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