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Computers & Education

April 2008 Volume 50, Number 3

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Number of articles: 33

  1. An analysis of peer interaction patterns as discoursed by on-line small group problem-solving activity

    Chen-Chung Liu & Chin-Chung Tsai

    Currently, numerous on-line discussion forums have been developed for educational purposes; therefore, a better understanding about peer student discussion or discourse interactions is quite... More

    pp. 627-639

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  2. Electronic delivery of lectures in the university environment: An empirical comparison of three delivery styles

    Julia E. Stephenson, Clifford Brown & Darren K. Griffin

    The purpose of this study was to consider the efficacy and popularity of “Virtual Lectures” (text-based, structured electronic courseware with information presented in manageable “chunks”,... More

    pp. 640-651

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  3. From Dewey to Gates: A model to integrate psychoeducational principles in the selection and use of instructional technology

    M.F. Salinas

    The purpose of this article is to propose a model to integrate educational mastery principles that emphasize cooperative and learner-centered instruction in higher education with the new advances... More

    pp. 652-660

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  4. A design to promote group learning in e-learning: Experiences from the field

    Pei-Chen Sun, Hsing Kenny Cheng, Tung-Chin Lin & Feng-Sheng Wang

    The Internet enables learners to be brought together where they can cooperate in learning in groups without space and time limitations. It is, however, quite a challenge to form ideal groups in a... More

    pp. 661-677

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  5. Online discussion processes: Effects of earlier messages’ evaluations, knowledge content, social cues and personal information on later messages

    Gaowei Chen & Ming Ming Chiu

    This study of the flow of online discussions examined how earlier messages affected later messages along five dimensions: (1) evaluations (agreement, disagreement, or unresponsive actions); (2)... More

    pp. 678-692

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  6. Web-based synchronized multimedia lecture system design for teaching/learning Chinese as second language

    Herng-Yow Chen & Kuo-Yu Liu

    In the past decade, the use of computer technology for language instruction has expanded rapidly. In Taiwan, overseas students whose native languages are not Chinese mostly get trouble in learning ... More

    pp. 693-702

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  7. Text-based synchronous e-learning and dyslexia: Not necessarily the perfect match!

    B.P. Woodfine, M. Baptista Nunes & D.J. Wright

    The introduction, in the United Kingdom, of the Special Education Needs and Disabilities Act (SENDA) published and approved in 2001, has removed the exemptions given to educational institutions by ... More

    pp. 703-717

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  8. Participation in class and in online discussions: Gender differences

    Avner Caspi, Eran Chajut & Kelly Saporta

    Gender differences between participation in face-to-face and web-based classroom discussions were examined, by comparing the men–women actual participation ratio to the men–women attendance (or... More

    pp. 718-724

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  9. Effects of computer collaborative group work on peer acceptance of a junior pupil with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

    Teck Shuenn Tan & Wing Sum Cheung

    The study investigated the effects of computer collaborative group work, facilitated by an adult, on peer acceptance of a junior boy with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It aimed... More

    pp. 725-741

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  10. Knowledge sharing and creation in a teachers’ professional virtual community

    Fu-ren Lin, Sheng-cheng Lin & Tzu-ping Huang

    By virtue of the non-profit nature of school education, a professional virtual community composed of teachers provides precious data to understand the processes of knowledge sharing and creation.... More

    pp. 742-756

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  11. Characterising effective eLearning resources

    Allison Littlejohn, Isobel Falconer & Lou Mcgill

    The widespread availability of digital learning resources in a variety of media formats offers the possibility to make a profound difference in education. This potential has not been fully realised... More

    pp. 757-771

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  12. Proposal of interactive applications to enhance student’s spatial perception

    Samuel Moran, Ramon Rubio, Ramon Gallego, Javier Suarez & Santiago Martin

    The aim of this series of applications is to enhance students’ spatial perception capacity by means of exercises that require the student to concentrate on mentally recreating the figures... More

    pp. 772-786

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  13. Exploring the information literacy competence standards for elementary and high school teachers

    Jia Rong Wen & Wen Ling Shih

    The main purpose of this study was to establish Information Literacy Competence Standards for Elementary and High School Teachers. To establish these standards a set of two expert round-table... More

    pp. 787-806

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  14. Evaluation of keyphrase extraction algorithm and tiling process for a document/resource recommender within e-learning environments

    Eleni Mangina & John Kilbride

    The research presented in this paper is an examination of the applicability of IUI techniques in an online e-learning environment. In particular we make use of user modeling techniques, information... More

    pp. 807-820

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  15. Programming contest strategy

    Andrew Trotman & Chris Handley

    Each year the ACM hosts a truly international programming contest – the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). Dating back to a contest held by Texas A&M University in 1970, this... More

    pp. 821-837

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  16. The acceptance and use of a virtual learning environment in China

    Erik M. van Raaij & Jeroen J.L. Schepers

    The success of a virtual learning environment (VLE) depends to a considerable extent on student acceptance and use of such an e-learning system. After critically assessing models of technology... More

    pp. 838-852

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  17. The effects of integrating technology, observation and writing into a teacher education method course

    Syh-Jong Jang

    The purpose of this study was to integrate asynchronous learning technology with teaching strategies on observation and writing into a teacher education method course. The research questions were... More

    pp. 853-865

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  18. Simulation-based learning: The learning–forgetting–relearning process and impact of learning history

    Lior Davidovitch, Avi Parush & Avy Shtub

    The results of empirical experiments evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the learning–forgetting–relearning process in a dynamic project management simulation environment are reported.... More

    pp. 866-880

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  19. Learning object design considerations for small-screen handheld devices

    Daniel Churchill & John Hedberg

    The key limitation of handheld technology for the delivery of learning objects is the small screen that is available for effective display. The smallness of the screen not only adversely affects... More

    pp. 881-893

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  20. Multi-criteria evaluation of the web-based e-learning system: A methodology based on learner satisfaction and its applications

    Daniel Y. Shee & Yi-Shun Wang

    The web-based e-learning system (WELS) has emerged as a new means of skill training and knowledge acquisition, encouraging both academia and industry to invest resources in the adoption of this... More

    pp. 894-905

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