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Computers & Education

December 2008 Volume 51, Number 4

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Number of articles: 30

  1. Design of contents for ICT literacy in-service training of teachers in Korea

    Jong Hye Kim, Soon Young Jung & Won Gyu Lee

    The importance of ICT literacy education for students and teachers in the information society cannot be overemphasized. The Korean government had developed an ICT literacy curriculum for students... More

    pp. 1683-1706

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  2. On the role of senses in education

    Zoltán Kátai, Katalin Juhász & Alpár Károly Adorjáni

    The efficiency of teaching algorithms can be highly improved by utilizing the senses as educational aids. The authors have developed a new didactical method and a software tool which exemplifies,... More

    pp. 1707-1717

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  3. Breaking concept boundaries to enhance creative potential: Using integrated concept maps for conceptual self-awareness

    Gloria Yi-Ming Kao, Sunny S.J. Lin & Chuen-Tsai Sun

    The authors address the role of computer support for building conceptual self-awareness—that is, enabling students to think outside of concept boundaries in hope of enhancing creative potential.... More

    pp. 1718-1728

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  4. Examining the pedagogical foundations of modern educational computer games

    Mansureh Kebritchi & Atsusi “2c” Hirumi

    This study examines the pedagogical foundations of modern educational (computer video) games. Specifically, Cooper’s [Cooper, H. (1985, Mar 31–April 4). A taxonomy of literature reviews. In Paper... More

    pp. 1729-1743

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  5. eTeacher: Providing personalized assistance to e-learning students

    Silvia Schiaffino, Patricio Garcia & Analia Amandi

    In this paper we present eTeacher, an intelligent agent that provides personalized assistance to e-learning students. eTeacher observes a student’s behavior while he/she is taking online courses... More

    pp. 1744-1754

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  6. What is online learner participation? A literature review

    Stefan Hrastinski

    It is commonly argued that a key challenge for e-learning is to encourage learner participation. Even though this challenge has received increased attention by researchers, little effort has been... More

    pp. 1755-1765

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  7. Ubiquitous laptop usage in higher education: Effects on student achievement, student satisfaction, and constructivist measures in honors and traditional classrooms

    Christian Wurst, Claudia Smarkola & Mary Anne Gaffney

    Three years of graduating business honors cohorts in a large urban university were sampled to determine whether the introduction of ubiquitous laptop computers into the honors program contributed... More

    pp. 1766-1783

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  8. The effects of instructional support and learner interests when learning using computer simulations

    Melek Yaman, Claudia Nerdel & Horst Bayrhuber

    Within the scope of this study, the effectiveness of two kinds of instructional support was evaluated with regard to the learner’s interests. Two versions of a simulation program about the... More

    pp. 1784-1794

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  9. Women and computers. Effects of stereotype threat on attribution of failure

    Sabine C. Koch, Stephanie M. Müller & Monika Sieverding

    This study investigated whether stereotype threat can influence women’s attributions of failure in a computer task. Male and female college-age students (n=86, 16–21 years old) from Germany were... More

    pp. 1795-1803

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  10. The nature, reception, and use of online peer feedback in higher education

    J. van der Pol, B.A.M. van den Berg, W.F. Admiraal & P.R.J. Simons

    This article focuses on the use of online interactive peer feedback in higher education and identifies the successful uptake of feedback as an important aspect. We investigate the link between the ... More

    pp. 1804-1817

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