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Journal of Educational Computing Research

2009 Volume 41, Number 1

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Using Research on Learning from Text to Inform Online Discussion

    Fei Gao & Ralph T. Putnam

    Drawing on research literature on online discussion and on reading and learning from the text, we argue that research on learning from text has much to offer but has been largely absent in... More

    pp. 1-37

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  2. Assessing and Improving Technology Integration Skills for Preservice Teachers Using the Teacher Work Sample

    Charles R. Graham, Tonya Tripp & Nancy Wentworth

    This study explores the efforts at Brigham Young University to improve preservice candidates' technology integration using the Teacher Work Sample (TWS) as an assessment tool. Baseline data that... More

    pp. 39-62

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  3. Evaluating Search Results: An Empirical Analysis of Middle School Students' Use of Source Attributes to Select Useful Sources

    Jason L. G. Braasch, Kimberly A. Lawless, Susan R. Goldman, Flori H. Manning, Kimberly W. Gomez & Shaunna M. MacLeod

    The present investigation examined middle school students' evaluations of the usefulness for addressing a social studies inquiry question of a variety of sources of information, and the basis of... More

    pp. 63-82

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  4. Gender and Spatial Ability and the Use of Specific Labels and Diagrammatic Arrows in a Micro-Level Chemistry Animation

    David A. Falvo & Jerry P. Suits

    This study investigates the effects of using both specific labels and diagrammatic arrows in the animation of salt dissolution. Four different versions of the animation served as treatments that... More

    pp. 83-102

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  5. The Socioemotional Effects of a Computer-Simulated Animal on Children's Empathy and Humane Attitudes

    Yueh-Feng Lily Tsai & David M. Kaufman

    This study investigated the potential of using a computer-simulated animal in a handheld virtual pet videogame to improve children's empathy and humane attitudes. Also investigated was whether sex ... More

    pp. 103-122

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