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Journal of Research on Technology in Education

2007 Volume 40, Number 1

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Number of articles: 8

  1. A Task-Centered Instructional Strategy

    M David Merrill

    Based on a review of instructional design models, previous papers identified first principles of instruction. These principles prescribe a cycle of instruction consisting of activation,... More

    pp. 5-22

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  2. Digital Games in Education: The Design of Games-Based Learning Environments

    Begona Gros

    In recent years, electronic games have assumed an important place in the lives of children and adolescents. Children acquire digital literacy informally, through play, and neither schools nor other... More

    pp. 23-38

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  3. Learner Involvement in Instruction on a Complex Cognitive Task: Application of a Composite Measure of Performance and Mental Effort

    A Aubteen Darabi, David W. Nelson & Fred Paas

    This study presents an application of a measure of learner involvement developed by Paas, Tuovinen, van Merrienboer, and Darabi (2005). These authors combined learners' performance scores with... More

    pp. 39-48

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  4. Effect of Problem Solving Support and Cognitive Styles on Idea Generation: Implications for Technology-Enhanced Learning

    Slavi Stoyanov & Paul Kirschner

    This study investigated the effect of two problem-solving techniques: (a) free-association with a direct reference to the problem, called shortly direct, and (b) free-association with a remote and ... More

    pp. 49-63

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  5. Investigating Means to Reduce Cognitive Load from Animations: Applying Differentiated Measures of Knowledge Representation

    Sissel Guttormsen Schar & Philippe G. Zimmermann

    This paper covers an experiment designed to investigate the relationship between the didactical setting and learning effects with animations. We investigated whether the cognitive load imposed by... More

    pp. 64-78

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  6. In-Depth Analysis of the Felder-Silverman Learning Style Dimensions

    Sabine Graf, Silvia Rita Viola, Tommaso Leo & Kinshuk

    Learning styles are increasingly being incorporated into technology-enhanced learning. Appropriately, a great deal of recent research work is occurring in this area. As more information and details... More

    pp. 79-93

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  7. Presence and Positioning as Components of Online Instructor Persona

    Vanessa Paz Dennen

    Instructor persona in online discussion may set the tone for a variety of course outcomes. Instructors establish persona via both presence (amount of instructor posts) and position (interaction... More

    pp. 95-108

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  8. Collaborative Learning through Chat Discussions and Argument Diagrams in Secondary School

    Miika Marttunen & Leena Laurinen

    This study clarifies whether secondary school students develop their argumentation skills through reading and collaboration. The students first constructed an individual argument diagram on... More

    pp. 109-126

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