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Journal of Educational Computing Research

2009 Volume 41, Number 2

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Developing Critical Implementations of Technology-Rich Innovations: A Cross-Case Study of the Implementation of Quest Atlantis

    Michael K. Thomas, Sasha A. Barab & Hakan Tuzun

    This study examined the tensions surrounding the implementation of a technology-rich educational innovation called Quest Atlantis (QA) in a local public elementary school. Three qualitative case... More

    pp. 125-153

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  2. Critical Thinking in a Collaborative Online PBL Tutorial

    Robyn Schell & David Kaufman

    The web has the potential to offer an environment that can support standardized medical education to students dispersed in time or place and, in the process, respond to reduced availability of... More

    pp. 155-170

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  3. EnALI: A Research and Design Framework for Virtual Characters and Pedagogical Agents

    George Veletsianos, Charles Miller & Aaron Doering

    Conflicts occur when learners interact with pedagogical agents and virtual characters. Such conflicts--arising from technological limitations, psychosocial perceptions, and pedagogical inadequacies... More

    pp. 171-194

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  4. Style Matching or Ability Building? An Empirical Study on FD Learners' Learning in Well-Structured and Ill-Structured Asynchronous Online Learning Environments

    Robert Z. Zheng, Jill A. Flygare & Laura B. Dahl

    The present study investigated (1) the impact of cognitive styles on learner performance in well-structured and ill-structured learning, and (2) scaffolding as a cognitive tool to improve learners'... More

    pp. 195-226

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  5. Predictive Validity of Measures of the Pathfinder Scaling Algorithm on Programming Performance: Alternative Assessment Strategy for Programming Education

    Wilfred W. F. Lau & Allan H. K. Yuen

    Recent years have seen a shift in focus from assessment of learning to assessment for learning and the emergence of alternative assessment methods. However, the reliability and validity of these... More

    pp. 227-250

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