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Computers in the Schools

July 2005 Volume 22, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Pros and Cons of Internet2 Videoconferencing as a New Generation Distance Education Tool

    Betul C. Ozkan

    Internet2 is one of the newer ways of videoconferencing in American universities. Over 200 universities in the United States collaborate with each other through these high-quality Internet lines. K... More

    pp. 33-42

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  2. Building Online Communication into Courses: Possibilities and Cautions

    Janaki Santhiveeran

    The main purpose of this article is to discuss possibilities and concerns associated with building online communication into on-campus and online distance education courses. This article presents... More

    pp. 43-55

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  3. Effective Use of CMC Tools in Interactive Online Learning

    Judi Repman, Cordella Zinskie & Randal D. Carlson

    Instructors designing online learning can utilize an array of computer-mediated communication tools to promote student engagement and interaction. This paper surveys the tools available, focusing... More

    pp. 57-69

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  4. Type II Technology Applications in Teacher Education:

    Lih-Ching Chen Wang & William Beasley

    The use of the Instant Messenger (IM) environment to carry out structured online class discussions in graduate teacher education courses is described. Properties of IM are delineated, and specific ... More

    pp. 71-84

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  5. Inferring New Vocabulary Using Online Texts

    Laurel Smith Stvan

    Through small-scale sampling of relevant specialized texts to craft hands-on inferential vocabulary tasks, both students and teachers can benefit from corpus linguistic information. By discovering ... More

    pp. 85-96

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  6. Secondary School Students, Online Learning, and External Support in New Zealand

    Ross Dewstow & Noeline Wright

    Efforts combining online learning with classroom-based learning in secondary schools are not often reported. It is even more unusual to read reports detailing ways in which external experts can... More

    pp. 111-122

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  7. Teachers' Attitudes Toward WebQuests as a Method of Teaching

    Robert Perkins & Margaret L. McKnight

    One of the latest uses of technology gaining popular status in education is the WebQuest, a process that involves students using the World Wide Web to solve a problem. The goals of this project are... More

    pp. 123-133

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  8. WebCT and Its Growth as a Type II Application

    Irene Chen, Jerry Willis & Sue Mahoney

    Maddux, Johnson, and Willis mentioned in 1992 some "yet to be developed types" that "have the potential to be Type II software if they are used in such a way that the user is given the ability to... More

    pp. 147-156

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  9. Filing in the Blanks: Using Computers to Test and Teach

    Elizabeth Chaney & David Alan Gilman

    This paper reviews the history of technology and testing. The role and functions of computers in education have become more varied, from drill and practice to simple tutorials toWebQuests. However,... More

    pp. 157-168

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