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Computer-Based Confidence Testing: Alternatives to Conventional, Computer-Based Multiple-Choice Testing
Journal of Computer-Based Instruction Vol. 9, No. 1 (1982) pp. 1–9
Describes confidence testing methods (confidence weighting, probabilistic marking, multiple alternative selection) as alternative to computer-based, multiple choice tests and explains potential benefits (increased reliability, improved examinee...
Teaching Sociology Vol. 18, No. 2 (1990) pp. 185–92
Presents a system in which students in an introductory sociology class use computers to analyze data from the National Opinion Research Center's (NORC) General Social Surveys. Reviews obstacles to the use of computers by both students and...
Distribution List Maker program with inter-user capabilities between universities and colleges in the Tennessee Board of Regents school system
(2001) pp. 1–62
E-mail is an important tool for faculty and staff at the university, college, department, and instructor levels. E-mail is a useful medium in the academic setting for corresponding at all levels. Instructors e-mail students about assignments,...
The Instructive Animation: Helping Students Build Connections between Words and Pictures in Multimedia Learning
Journal of Educational Psychology Vol. 84, No. 4 (1992) pp. 444–52
In 2 experiments, 280 college students studied animations depicting a mechanical operation with concurrent oral narration of the process, successive animation and narration, animation alone, narration alone, or no instruction (the control group)....
A Computer-Based Private Pilot (Airplane) Certification Exam: A First Step Toward Nation-Wide Computer-Administration of FAA Certification Exams
Journal of Computer-Based Instruction Vol. 8, No. 3 (February 1982) pp. 65–70
To assess the feasibility of computer-assisted Federal Aviation Administration certification examinations, a system for administering the Private Pilot Certification Examination was implemented using PLATO. Characteristics, reactions, and guidelines ...
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 58, No. 1 (2013) pp. 44–60
A study involving 75 Spanish-speaking fifth graders from a school in the Chicago area investigated whether a peer-led, open-format discussion approach, known as Collaborative Reasoning, would accelerate the students’ English language development....
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 48, No. 5 (2009) pp. 352–367
Is it feasible to hold concurrent, small-group, peer-managed discussions in large elementary school classes? We sought an initial answer to this question in a fifth-grade class in Hefei, China. The 52 students in the class were divided into seven...
Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 16, No. 3 (2007) pp. 333–370
This article examines the discourse of 10 groups of children during text-based online discussions. Analysis of the discourse in the discussions showed that 8 different rhetorical moves, or argument stratagems, were used by most groups of children,...
Educational Technology Research Journals: "Journal of Educational Computing Research," 2003-2012
Educational Technology Vol. 55, No. 2 (2015) pp. 43–48
This article analyzes articles published in the "Journal of Educational Computing Research" ("JECR") from 2003 to 2012. The authors analyzed the articles looking for trends in article types and methodologies, the most common...
Chemical Engineering Education (CEE) Vol. 45, No. 2 (2011) pp. 144–154
Optimization problems suitable for all levels of chemical engineering students are available. These problems do not require advanced mathematical techniques, since they can be solved using typical software used by students and practitioners. The...
The effects of reading to prepare for argumentative discussion on cognitive engagement and conceptual growth
Learning and Instruction Vol. 33, No. 1 (October 2014) pp. 67–80
Dialogue based approaches to education have been shown to benefit students through the quality of shared discourse. Warm conceptual change theories propose that these benefits are also mediated by increasing student engagement. Discourse and...
Yahua Cheng; Jie Zhang; Hong Li; Richard Anderson; Fengjiao Ding; Kim Nguyen-Jahiel; Hua Shu; Xinchun Wu
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 43, No. 6 (2015) pp. 643–664
A study involving 106 fourth graders and two teachers from a school in Beijing investigated the impact of a peer-led, open-format discussion approach, called collaborative reasoning (CR), on students' reading comprehension and teacher's professional ...
Joshua A. Morris; Brian W. Miller; Richard C. Anderson; Kim Thi Nguyen-Jahiel; Tzu-Jung Lin; Theresa Scott; Jie Zhang; Jingjing Sun; Shufeng Ma
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 90, No. 1 (2018) pp. 234–247
Fifth-grade students from two urban school districts completed an integrated unit on wolves. Classes received either direct instruction (DI) or collaborative group work (CG). Analysis of reasoning in classroom talk indicated that CG students more...
Student Predisposition to Instructor Feedback and Perceptions of Teaching Presence Predict Motivation toward Online Courses
Andrew William Cole; Kristine M. Nicolini; Christopher Anderson; Thomas Bunton; Maura R. Cherney; Valerie Cronin Fisher; Richard Draeger; Michelle Featherston; Laura Motel; Brittnie Peck; Mike Allen
Online Learning Vol. 21, No. 4 (2017) pp. 245–262
Much research into college student motivation focuses on traditional face-to-face (FtF) classroom settings. Building from previous research in Feedback Intervention Theory (Kluger & DeNisi, 1996) and the Community of Inquiry framework (Anderson, ...
Shufeng Ma; Richard C. Anderson; Tzu-Jung Lin; Jie Zhang; Joshua A. Morris; Kim Nguyen-Jahiel; Brian W. Miller; May Jadallah; Theresa Scott; Jingjing Sun; Kay Grabow; Beata M. Latawiec; Sherry Yi
Learning and Instruction Vol. 49, No. 1 (June 2017) pp. 64–80
The goal of this study was to evaluate instructional influences on the storytelling of English Language Learners (ELLs). Participants were 210 fifth-grade Spanish-speaking ELLs (mean age = 10.8) from schools serving low-income neighborhoods in the...