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American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

April 2000

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Number of papers: 96

  1. Increasing Multicultural Awareness through Correspondence: A University-School Partnership Project

    Dilys Schoorman & Barbara Camarillo

    This paper describes an e-mail-based correspondence project between 56 pairs of university-school partners: pre-service teachers enrolled in a multicultural education course, and middle school... More

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  2. Teaching vs. Research: A WGU-Style Promotion of the Instructional Role

    Kevin Kinser

    This study of the Western Governors University (WGU) suggests that its instructional model, based on distance education, could increase the value of teaching relative to research. The WGU model... More

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  3. Three Perspectives in Research on Functions: Multi-Representational, Quantitative, and Phenomenological

    Joanne Lobato & Janet Bowers

    Much research on student understanding of functions has been characterized by a "multi-representational" perspective that investigates students' efforts to make connections among conventionally... More

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  4. Improving Transcription of Qualitative Research Interviews with Speech Recognition Technology

    Terry Fogg & Colin W. Wightman

    The recent development of high-quality voice recognition software greatly facilitates the production of transcriptions for research and allows for objective and full transcription as well as... More

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  5. Using Web-Based Linear Movies and Modularized Slide Shows for Teaching Statistics Courses: A Study of the Relationship between Knowledge Nature and Multimedia Type

    Chong-ho Yu, Angela Jannasch-Pennell & Samuel A. DiGangi

    Previous research has indicated that without adequate background knowledge, statistical learners can miss important details and build up more misconceptions through interactive simulations. To... More

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  6. Vicarious Interaction: A Learning Theory for Computer-Mediated Communications

    Leah A. Sutton

    Prior research has identified four kinds of interaction that affect the learning process in distance education (D. Hillman, D. Willis, and C. Gunawardena, 1994; M. Moore, 1989). This paper defines,... More

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  7. A New Item Selection Procedure for Mixed Item Type in Computerized Classification Testing

    C Allen Lau & Tianyou Wang

    This paper proposes a new Information-Time index as the basis for item selection in computerized classification testing (CCT) and investigates how this new item selection algorithm can help improve... More

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  8. Multiple Understandings: The Use of Different Sources of Feedback To Support Self-Study of Teaching in Information Technology

    Brian Ferry & Shirley Corrent-Agostinho

    This paper describes how multiple sources of information were used by two educators to develop new understandings about their roles as teachers of information technology research to a multinational... More

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  9. A Study of the Use of Web-Based Conferencing Software To Enhance Learning Environments in Teacher Education

    Adrienne Sosin

    This action research study of electronic conferencing highlights the online portions of teacher education courses at Pace University, New York. The study explores the infusion of technology into... More

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  10. Use of Computers by Teacher Education Students during Teaching Practice

    Anthony Jones

    This study investigated Australian preservice teachers' use of computers during teaching practice. Participants were 46 graduates entering a preservice elementary teacher education course at an... More

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  11. Parent Involvement as a Component of Teacher Education Programs in California

    Diana Hiatt-Michael

    This paper presents findings from the 1999 Survey of California Teacher Education, with follow-up telephone interviews in 2000. The four-item survey examined the extent to which 53 California... More

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  12. Exploring Rate of Change through Technology with Elementary Students

    Erin E. Turner, Jennifer Wilhelm & Jere Confrey

    The purpose of this study was to investigate students developing understanding of concepts related to rate of change. Twenty students first participated in a rate of change curriculum unit as part ... More

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  13. The Effect of Advisement and Competition on Transfer, Advisor Use, and Attitude toward Mathematics Using a Computer-Based Simulation Game

    Richard Van Eck

    This study looks at the roles that competition and context of advisement play in transfer, advisor use, attitude toward mathematics, and attitude toward instruction in a computer-based simulation... More

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  14. Not So Sweet Dreams Are Made of These: Cat Massacres and Reading Revolutions in Literacies and Literate Identities. The Problematics of Appropriating New Technologies into English Education

    James Albright

    This paper is particularly concerned with the authorial text with its single, usually male, frequently European, inspired and objective voice. Enabled by a discourse of clarity, a reader of this... More

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  15. The Role of Feedback on Studying, Achievement and Calibration

    Stephanie T. L. Chu, Dianne L. Jamieson-Noel & Philip H. Winne

    One set of hypotheses examined in this study was that various types of feedback (outcome, process, and corrective) supply different information about performance and have different effects on... More

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  16. Performance Assessment on a Platter--But Will Teachers Partake?

    C Thomas Kerins

    Performance Assessment in Learning Science (PALS) is an on-line (, standards-based, continually updated resource bank of science performance assessment tasks. This paper... More

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  17. Formative Evaluation of Bugscope: A Sustainable World Wide Laboratory for K-12

    U Thakkar, B Carragher, L Carroll, C Conway, B Grosser, N Kisseberth, C S. Potter, S Robinson, J Sinn-Hanlon, D Stone & D Weber

    Bugscope is an emerging educational technology project that allows students and teachers across grades K-12 to study insects and other arthropods through remote access and control of an... More

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  18. The Use of Technology To Facilitate the Analysis of a Qualitative Research Study

    Wendy L. Shapiro

    This paper describes the use of a software tool designed to facilitate the analysis of a qualitative research study that required the examination of a large quantity of unstructured text. The... More

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  19. Electronic Mentoring: Quantifying the Programmatic Effort

    Peg Boyle Single & Carol B. Muller

    This paper reports on experiences conducting and evaluating MentorNet, a nationwide structured electronic mentoring (ementoring) program that pairs women engineering students, related science... More

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  20. Relation of Student Characteristics to Learning of Basic Biochemistry Concepts from a Multimedia Goal-Based Scenario

    Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher, Kay A. Persichitte & Loretta L. Jones

    This study sought to answer the question, Do all students benefit equally from the use of a hypermedia Goal-Based Scenario (GBS)? GBS is a subcategory of anchored instruction. The correlation... More

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