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American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

April 1999

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Number of papers: 59

  1. Measuring Students' Attitude toward Educational Use of the Internet

    Ashley Duggan, Brian Hess, Deanna Morgan, Sooyeon Kim & Katherine Wilson

    Student attitudes toward the Internet were investigated in a study designed to develop an instrument that would provide a quantitative measure of the attitudes undergraduates have toward... More

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  2. The Use of a Learning Conversation Approach Integrating E-mail To Support the Student Learning Process at College Level

    Colette Deaudelin & Jeanne Richer

    The purpose of the present study is to describe the use of a learning conversation approach integrating E-mail and to analyze the evolution of the learning conversation among students. This... More

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  3. Scaffolding for Progressive Discourse in CSILE: Case Study of University Undergraduate Programs

    Jun Oshima & Ritsuko Oshima

    "Computer-Supported Intentional Learning Environments" (CSILE) is an educational philosophy developed by M. Scardamalia and C. Bereiter (1991) for the design of computer-supported learning... More

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  4. Expertise in Radiology: Accounting for the Evidence and Implications for Instruction

    Roger Azevedo

    The problem-solving strategies used by 10 radiologists and 10 radiology residents during the interpretation of difficult mammograms were examined under two experimental conditions. In the ... More

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  5. Increasing Interest, Confidence and Understanding of Ethical Issues in Science through Case-Based Instructional Technology

    Mary A. Lundeberg, Mark Bergland, Karen Klyczek, Kim Mogen, Doug Johnson & Nina Harmes

    Software designed to promote the use of open-ended investigations in science education was evaluated in a study of whether using case-based simulation enhances students' understanding of ethical... More

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  6. An Enhanced Stratified Computerized Adaptive Testing Design

    Chi K. Leung, Hua H. Chang & Kit T. Hau

    An a-stratified design (H. Chang and Z. Ying, 1997) is a new concept proposed to address the issues of item security and pool utilization in testing. It has been demonstrated to be effective in... More

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  7. Driving a Mathematics Education Reform with Unwilling Passengers

    Sandy Schuck

    This self-study of teacher education practices examined student teachers' and teacher educators' beliefs regarding the learning and teaching of mathematics. Data collection included questions from ... More

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  8. Creating a Learning Environment for Pre-Service Teachers

    Laura L. Diggs

    This paper presents statistics from ongoing research on a unique learning environment developed at the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Education (MU-CoE). MU-CoE has developed a new... More

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  9. Developing Innovative Information Technology Projects

    Marion Hannaford

    As several initiatives relating to integrating the use of information technologies (IT) were started in Prince Edward Island, the Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island saw ... More

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  10. Effects of Notetaking Format on Achievement When Studying Electronic Text

    Andrew D. Katayama, Steven M. Crooks & Charles E. Nelson

    Two experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of notetaking on achievement while studying electronic text. In the first experiment, 83 students studied 1 of 3 sets of notes (partial,... More

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  11. District Information Technology Plans and Planning: Monitoring Implementation and Assessing Impact

    Charles Mojkowski

    A method is described for the evaluation of information technology (IT) use in school districts. The approach is based on studies of IT evaluation and experience in evaluating IT in several school ... More

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  12. A Monte Carlo Simulation of an Omnibus Test Based on Normal Probability Plots: The Line Test

    William B. Ware & Linda Akel Althouse

    This study was designed to derive the distribution of a test statistic based on normal probability plots. The first purpose was to provide an empirical derivation of the critical values for the... More

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  13. Mapping-Enhanced Collaborative Knowledge Construction

    Frank Fisher, Johannes Bruhn, Cornelia Graesel & Heinz Mandl

    A method to facilitate collaborative learning in complex learning environments was developed and evaluated. Sixteen college students of educational science were given the CoStructure-Tool, a task... More

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  14. Helping Teachers Interpret Item-Level Data: The New Hampshire Statewide Assessment

    Nancy R. Cook & Robert A. Smith

    New Hampshire has adopted a standards-based statewide assessment, the New Hampshire Educational Improvement and Assessment Program (NHEIAP), which is designed to measure students' learning against ... More

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  15. Analytical and Methodological Issues in the Use of Qualitative Data Analysis Software: A Description of Three Studies

    Jon Margerum-Leys, Jeff Kupperman & Kristen Boyle-Heimann

    This paper presents perspectives on the use of data analysis software in the process of qualitative research. These perspectives were gained in the conduct of three qualitative research studies... More

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  16. Item Variants in Computer-Based Tests

    Timothy Habick

    With the advent of computer-based testing (CBT) and the need to increase the number of items available in computer adaptive test pools, the idea of item variants was conceived. An item variant can ... More

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  17. An Illustration of the Least Median Squares (LMS) Regression Using PROGRESS

    Jianjun Wang

    The least mean squares (LS) regression method produced the best linear unbiased estimates under the normal error distribution. However, many researchers have noted that the optimal condition is... More

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  18. The Relationship between Teachers' Pedagogical Beliefs and the Level of Instructional Computer Use

    Carol A. Olech

    This study examined the relationship between elementary teachers' pedagogical beliefs and the level of their instructional computer use. Participating teachers had 2 years of experience using a... More

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  19. Authorware Professional as a Research and Teaching Tool

    George H. Buck

    A verbal and e-mail survey was conducted of 30 senior high teachers in Alberta who teach computer programming courses in the Career and Technology Studies curriculum, in order to ascertain what... More

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  20. Using CU-SeeMe To Deliver a Masters-Level Class over the Internet

    Jeffrey B. Hecht & Perry L. Schoon

    This paper reports on a Masters level course in educational research given by Illinois State University that used instructional Internet technologies. Students were located in a public school... More

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