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Computers & Education

May 2007 Volume 48, Number 4

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Designing agents to support learning by explaining

    Jeffrey Holmes

    Although prior research has shown that generating explanations encourages students to learn new content with deeper understanding and to monitor their own comprehension more effectively, helping... More

    pp. 523-547

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  2. A meta-cognitive tool for courseware development, maintenance, and reuse

    John W. Coffey

    Novak and Iuli [Novak, J. D. & Iuli, R. J. (1991). The use of meta-cognitive tools to facilitate knowledge production. In A paper presented at the fourth Florida AI research symposium (FLAIRS ’91),... More

    pp. 548-566

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  3. Performing a course material enhancement process with asynchronous interactive online system

    Hei-Chia Wang

    Online systems have come to be heavily used in education, particularly for online learning and collecting information not otherwise readily available. Most e-learning systems, including interactive... More

    pp. 567-581

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  4. LIM-G: Learner-initiating instruction model based on cognitive knowledge for geometry word problem comprehension

    Wing-Kwong Wong, Sheng-Cheng Hsu, Shih-Hung Wu, Cheng-Wei Lee & Wen-Lian Hsu

    Computer-assisted instruction systems have been broadly applied to help students solve math word problem. The majority of such systems, which are based on an instructor-initiating instruction... More

    pp. 582-601

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  5. Young children’s ability to use a computer mouse

    Afke Donker & Pieter Reitsma

    Because there is little empirical data available on how well young children are able to use a computer mouse, the present study examined their proficiency in clicking on small objects at various... More

    pp. 602-617

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  6. Computer support for learning mathematics: A learning environment based on recreational learning objects

    Gabriel Lopez-Morteo & Gilberto López

    In this paper, we introduce an electronic collaborative learning environment based on Interactive Instructors of Recreational Mathematics (IIRM), establishing an alternative approach for motivating... More

    pp. 618-641

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  7. Providing adaptation and guidance for design learning by problem solving: The design planning approach in DomoSim-TPC environment

    Miguel Á. Redondo, Crescencio Bravo, Manuel Ortega & M. Felisa Verdejo

    Experimental learning environments based on simulation usually require monitoring and adaptation to the actions the users carry out. Some systems provide this functionality, but they do so in a way... More

    pp. 642-657

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  8. An intelligent learning diagnosis system for Web-based thematic learning platform

    Chenn-Jung Huang, Ming-Chou Liu, San-Shine Chu & Chih-Lun Cheng

    This work proposes an intelligent learning diagnosis system that supports a Web-based thematic learning model, which aims to cultivate learners’ ability of knowledge integration by giving the... More

    pp. 658-679

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  9. A study of multimedia annotation of Web-based materials

    Wu-Yuin Hwang, Chin-Yu Wang & Mike Sharples

    Web-based learning has become an important way to enhance learning and teaching, offering many learning opportunities. A limitation of current Web-based learning is the restricted ability of... More

    pp. 680-699

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  10. Exploring the antecedents of team performance in collaborative learning of computer software

    Meng-Hsiang Hsu, Irene Ya-Ling Chen, Chao-Min Chiu & Teresa L. Ju

    As teamwork becomes common in computer software learning, there is an increasing need to study factors contributing to team performance. To this pursuit, the concept of collective efficacy offers... More

    pp. 700-718

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