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University of Cyprus
Implementing a Virtual Learning Environment to Enhance Modeling skills and Collaboration in a Pre-service Teacher Education Science Program: Students' Ideas about a Blended e-Learning Approach.
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 560–567
This paper reports on a research study targeted at a) the development of modeling skills of pre-service teachers, through the use of Stagecast Creator and b) the enhancement of collaboration among students, through the use of WebCT. Participants...
What Makes Online Synchronous Discussions Engaging?Results from a Case Study in Pre-service Teacher Education.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 2627–2632
Over the last decade, there has been an increased use of computer mediated communication (CMC) within higher education. What type of instructor's role and what type of questions increase student participation and encourage responsiveness in...
Topics: Learning Outcomes
An Investigation of the Potential of Interactive Simulations for Developing System Thinking Skills in Elementary School: A Case Study with Fifth-Graders and Sixth-Graders
International Journal of Science Education Vol. 31, No. 5 (March 2009) pp. 655–674
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a simulation-based learning environment on elementary school students' (11-12 years old) development of system thinking skills. The learning environment included interactive simulations...
Enhancing Fourth Graders’ Ability to Interpret Graphical Representations Through the Use of Microcomputer-Based Labs Implemented Within an Inquiry-Based Activity Sequence
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 26, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 75–99
This article reports on a research effort that investigated whether the use of Microcomputer-Based Labs (MBLs), implemented within an inquiry-based activity sequence on phase transformations (melting and freezing), contributes to the development of...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 2034–2039
The study documents on a framework describing the constituent components of learners’ modeling competence and their assessment. The framework served as a guide for the design, development and implementation of assessment tasks which were...