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Computers & Education

January 2007 Volume 48, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. A PKI approach for deploying modern secure distributed e-learning and m-learning environments

    Georgios Kambourakis, Denise-Penelope N. Kontoni, Angelos Rouskas & Stefanos Gritzalis

    While public key cryptography is continuously evolving and its installed base is growing significantly, recent research works examine its potential use in e-learning or m-learning environments.... More

    pp. 1-16

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  2. Learning in introductory e-commerce: A project-based teamwork approach

    Eric W.T. Ngai

    In this paper, we describe an e-commerce teamwork-based project designed and implemented at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) for undergraduate business and management students. The... More

    pp. 17-29

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  3. Transition from traditional to ICT-enhanced learning environments in undergraduate chemistry courses

    Miri Barak

    This paper describes a three-year study conducted among chemistry instructors (professors and teaching assistants) at a post-secondary institution. The goal was to explore the integration process... More

    pp. 30-43

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  4. An innovative improvement of engineering learning system using computational fluid dynamics concept

    T.C. Hung, S.K. Wang, S.W. Tai & C.T. Hung

    An innovative concept of an electronic learning system has been established in an attempt to achieve a technology that provides engineering students with an instructive and affordable framework for... More

    pp. 44-58

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  5. Technoliteracy and learning: An analysis of the quality of knowledge in electronic representations of understanding

    Kay Kimber, Hitendra Pillay & Cameron Richards

    Recent educational research from a socio-cognitive perspective has validated students’ collaborative engagement with new technologies and heightened understanding of influential factors shaping the... More

    pp. 59-79

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  6. Our flexible friend: The implications of individual differences for information technology teaching

    S.J. Waite, S. Wheeler & C. Bromfield

    In this article, we report the observed differential uptake and use of computer programs and activities of seven boys and girls of high, medium and low attainment in a classroom in the UK where... More

    pp. 80-99

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  7. Contextual learning theory: Concrete form and a software prototype to improve early education

    Ton Mooij

    In ‘contextual learning theory’ three types of contextual conditions (differentiation of learning procedures and materials, integrated ICT support, and improvement of development and learning... More

    pp. 100-118

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  8. Intensive use of ICT in school: Developing differences in students’ ICT expertise

    Liisa Ilomäki & Pirkko Rantanen

    The purpose of the study was to examine the development of students’ high-level computer skills and competence (student expertise) in information and communication technology (ICT), and to examine ... More

    pp. 119-136

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  9. Pedagogical approaches for technology-integrated science teaching

    Sara Hennessy, Jocelyn Wishart, Denise Whitelock, Rosemary Deaney, Richard Brawn, Linda la Velle, Angela McFarlane, Kenneth Ruthven & Mark Winterbottom

    The two separate projects described have examined how teachers exploit computer-based technologies in supporting learning of science at secondary level. This paper examines how pedagogical... More

    pp. 137-152

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