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Educational Technology Research and Development

August 2010 Volume 58, Number 4

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Investigating the Quality of the School Technology Needs Assessment (STNA) 3.0: A Validity and Reliability Study

    Jenifer O. Corn

    Schools and districts should use a well-designed needs assessment to inform important decisions about a range of technology program areas. Presently, there is a lack of valid and reliable... More

    pp. 353-376

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  2. Developing a Web 2.0-Based System with User-Authored Content for Community Use and Teacher Education

    Lauren Cifuentes, Amy Sharp, Sanser Bulu, Mike Benz & Laura M. Stough

    We report on an investigation into the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of an informational and instructional Website in order to generate guidelines for instructional designers ... More

    pp. 377-398

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  3. Scaffolding Group Explanation and Feedback with Handheld Technology: Impact on Students' Mathematics Learning

    Jeremy Roschelle, Ken Rafanan, Ruchi Bhanot, Gucci Estrella, Bill Penuel, Miguel Nussbaum & Susana Claro

    Based on strong research literatures, we conjectured that social processing of feedback by cooperating in a small group setting--with social incentives to ask questions, give explanations and... More

    pp. 399-419

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  4. Examining the Effects of Computer-Based Scaffolds on Novice Teachers' Reflective Journal Writing

    Guolin Lai & Brendan Calandra

    This study employed an explanatory mixed methods design to examine the effects of two computer-based scaffolds on novice teachers' reflective journal writing. The context for the study was an... More

    pp. 421-437

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  5. Arguing to Learn and Learning to Argue: Design Justifications and Guidelines

    David H. Jonassen & Bosung Kim

    Meaningful learning requires deep engagement with ideas. Deep engagement is supported by the critical thinking skill of argumentation. Learning to argue represents an important way of thinking that... More

    pp. 439-457

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  6. Investigating Strategies for Using Related Cases to Support Design Problem Solving

    Sue Bennett

    Case-based learning has long been used to bring students into contact with the complexity of real-world situations. Despite this popularity and considerable history, research into how case analysis... More

    pp. 459-480

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