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Educational Technology Research and Development

February 2015 Volume 63, Number 1

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Critical Thinking in Wikibook Creation with Enhanced and Minimal Scaffolds

    Nari Kim

    The purpose of the study was to investigate how to scaffold students' critical thinking skills in the process of co-writing and co-reflection of wikibooks in formal learning contexts. To... More

    pp. 5-33

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  2. Text Signals Influence Team Artifacts

    Roy B. Clariana, Monica D. Rysavy & Ellen Taricani

    This exploratory quasi-experimental investigation describes the influence of text signals on team visual map artifacts. In two course sections, four-member teams were given one of two print-based... More

    pp. 35-52

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  3. The Instrumental Value of Conceptual Frameworks in Educational Technology Research

    Pavlo D. Antonenko

    Scholars from diverse fields and research traditions agree that the conceptual framework is a critically important component of disciplined inquiry. Yet, there is a pronounced lack of shared... More

    pp. 53-71

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  4. Visualizing Mental Models: Understanding Cognitive Change to Support Teaching and Learning of Multimedia Design and Development

    Sara McNeil

    The use of advanced instructional design (ID) principles, especially those that include a collaborative authoring environment is becoming ever more critical in the successful workplace. Faculty in ... More

    pp. 73-96

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  5. Designing Online Software for Teaching the Concept of Variable That Facilitates Mental Interaction with the Material: Systemic Approach

    Natalya A. Koehler, Ann D. Thompson, Ana-Paula Correia & Linda Serra Hagedorn

    Our case study is a response to the need for research and reporting on specific strategies employed by software designers to produce effective multimedia instructional solutions. A systemic... More

    pp. 97-124

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  6. Enhancing Socially Shared Regulation in Collaborative Learning Groups: Designing for CSCL Regulation Tools

    Sanna Järvelä, Paul A. Kirschner, Ernesto Panadero, Jonna Malmberg, Chris Phielix, Jos Jaspers, Marika Koivuniemi & Hanna Järvenoja

    For effective computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL), socially shared regulation of learning (SSRL) is necessary. To this end, this article extends the idea first posited by Järvelä and... More

    pp. 125-142

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  7. An Intervention Framework Designed to Develop the Collaborative Problem-Solving Skills of Primary School Students

    Xiaoqing Gu, Shan Chen, Wenbo Zhu & Lin Lin

    Considerable effort has been invested in innovative learning practices such as collaborative inquiry. Collaborative problem solving is becoming popular in school settings, but there is limited... More

    pp. 143-159

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