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American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

April 2000

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Number of papers: 96

  1. Analyzing Multiple Dimensions of Web-Based Courses: The Development and Piloting of a Coding System

    Mingming Jiang & Carla Meskill

    This study undertook the development and piloting of a coding system for the evaluation of asynchronous Web-based Instruction and learning. Processes were guided by four prominent educational... More

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  2. From Print to Pixels: Practitioners' Reflections on the Use of Qualitative Data Analysis Software

    Linda S. Gilbert

    This paper studied how individual qualitative researchers perceive that their research procedures and perspectives have been influenced by the adoption of computer assisted qualitative data... More

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  3. Content Balancing in Stratified Computerized Adaptive Testing Designs

    Chi-Keung Leung, Hua-Hua Chang & Kit-Tai Hau

    Item selection methods in computerized adaptive testing (CAT) can yield extremely skewed item exposure distribution in which items with high "a" values may be over-exposed while those with low "a" ... More

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  4. Visualizing Tools To Analyze Online Conferences

    Noriko Hara

    Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is used in different contexts and uses different tools, such as those of computer conferencing, e-mail, and groupware. This article introduces the use of... More

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  5. Performance of Item Exposure Control Methods in Computerized Adaptive Testing: Further Explorations

    Shun-Wen Chang, Timothy N. Ansley & Sieh-Hwa Lin

    This study examined the effectiveness of the Sympson and Hetter conditional procedure (SHC), a modification of the Sympson and Hetter (1985) algorithm, in controlling the exposure rates of items in... More

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  6. An Investigation of the Cognitive Equivalence of Computerized and Paper-and-Pencil Reading Comprehension Test Items

    Jennifer L. Kobrin

    The comparability of computerized and paper-and-pencil tests was examined from cognitive perspective, using verbal protocols rather than psychometric methods, as the primary mode of inquiry.... More

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  7. Engaging Technology & Learning Opportunities: Technology Assessment Tools

    Gary D. Phye

    This paper focuses on the development of instruments to measure technology integration in learning environments. The model used as the basis for these instruments is the Technology Effectiveness... More

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  8. Teacher Knowledge of Educational Technology: A Study of Student Teacher/Mentor Teacher Pairs

    Jon Margerum-Leys & Ronald W. Marx

    This study examined how the teacher's role is dependent on what they know and how what they know is affected by how they learn, focusing on the acquisition of knowledge regarding educational... More

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  9. Traveling Road Show or Effective Professional Development? A Professional Development Science Project on Wheels

    Vincent A. Anfara, Susan T. Danin, Kathy Melvin & Harry Dillner

    This study evaluated a science professional development initiative developed by the Delaware State Department of Education, examining the nature of professional development activities, their effect... More

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  10. Integrating a Reflective Framework within Web-Based Templates for Student and Teacher Self-Study

    Garry Hoban

    This paper explains how a World Wide Web site was designed to assist preservice teacher education students in reflecting upon their learning and to assist a teacher educator to reflect upon his... More

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  11. Using Computer Visualization Models in High School Chemistry: The Role of Teacher Beliefs

    Karen M. Robblee, Peter Garik, Gerald L. Abegg, Russell Faux & Paul Horwitz

    This paper discusses the role of high school chemistry teachers' beliefs in implementing computer visualization software to teach atomic and molecular structure from a quantum mechanical... More

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  12. Electronic Fact Book: A Reality of Today

    Gurvinder K. Khaneja & Amarjit Kaur

    This paper on electronic fact books begins with a section that presents background on fact books, dating back to the publication of "Statistics of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities" by the U.S. ... More

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  13. The Impact of Computers on Teacher Capacity, Attitudes, and Behaviors in Elementary Schools

    John R. Pisapia, Eleni D. Coukos & Kimberly Knutson

    This paper reports on a computer initiative implemented by a metropolitan school district in Virginia. The initiative began in 1995 when the school district of 44,000 students funded 5 computers... More

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  14. Improved Attribution Recall from Diversification of Environmental Context during Computer-Based Instruction

    Julie C. Yi-Wilson

    Spatial context can be expected to play an important role in computer-based instruction and distance education using PC terminals because these types of computer-mediated instruction often occur in... More

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  15. Effects of Laptop Computers with Multimedia and Presentation Software on Student Achievement

    Del Siegle & Theresa Foster

    The purpose of this study was to investigate whether exposure to multimedia and presentation software on laptop computers influenced student achievement in a secondary level anatomy and physiology ... More

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  16. Educational Research Methods: A Web Course

    Randall E. Schumacker

    An introduction to various types of research methods for students in education and psychology is not only informative, but it also allows students to better understand the advantages and... More

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  17. Organizational Learning and the Integration of Information and Communication Technology in Teaching and Learning

    Bruce Sheppard

    This paper describes case studies of 15 schools in one Canadian province that have been involved in a national project directed at the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) ... More

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  18. How Do Youth and Mentors Experience Project-Based Learning in the Internet-Based Shared Environment for Expeditions (iExpeditions)

    Minjuan Wang, Jim Laffey, Paul Wangemann, Carl Harris & Tom Tupper

    The Internet-Based Shared Environment for Expeditions (iExpeditions) is both a development effort of the Center for Technology Innovations in Education, University of Missouri, Columbia, and a... More

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  19. Exploring Motivational Factors in Technology Standards Integration with a Preservice Educator: An Action Research Inquiry

    Susan Elwood Salinas

    This study explored a preservice teacher educator's goals with technology in her teaching methods class at Southern Teachers University (Texas) regarding state and national teacher preparation... More

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  20. The Computer as a "Playable" Tool

    Toni Downes

    This paper reports the results of a 3-year study of children's use of computers in their homes and examines the implications of such use for educators. Subjects were over 400 children between ages ... More

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