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Misconceptions and Conceptual Changes Concerning Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics among Portuguese Students Aged 16-17
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 15, No. 2 (1997) pp. 195–222
This study investigates student misconceptions in the areas of continent, ocean, permanence of ocean basins, continental drift, Earth's magnetic field, and plates and plate motions. A teaching-learning model was designed based on a constructivist...
Portuguese Students' Understanding at Ages 10-11 and 14-15 of the Origin and Nature of the Earth and the Development of Life
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 15, No. 1 (1997) pp. 29–51
Uses interviews and a written questionnaire to probe students' ideas on the origin of earth and life on earth. A significant number of commonly held misconceptions were prevalent in the sample (N=493). Provides guidelines to assist learners in...
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This thesis describes the research and development into the intelligent tutoring system called JASMINE (JAVA Adaptive Student Modelling In a NLP Environment). JASMINE is designed to address the ideas of adaptive and responsive, presentation and...
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 2000 (2000) p. 971
Current trends in foreign language instruction emphasize the use of "creative use of language" - encouraging student conversation even at the price of technical errors. As classroom instruction time is finite, these trends reduce or eliminate the...
Changes in Perceptions and Attitudes of Pre-Service Postgraduate Secondary Science Teachers: A Comparative Study of Programmes in Israel, England and Wales
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 17, No. 2 (1999) pp. 165–92
Describes the development of English, Welsh, and Israeli preservice secondary science teachers from immediately before to immediately after their initial teacher education courses. Finds that all students passed through a dynamic process of...
Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Southeast Colloquium 1995 (March 1995)
As publishers make the transition from ink-on-paper to digitalized messages, researchers must ask whether the system is the solution. Are there advantages to presenting newspaper content on computers? Or do people prefer to handle paper? A study...
Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 1995 (August 1995)
"Digital communications" refers to a set of four modules--information gathering, message preparation, editing and production, and message delivery. The modular concept is intended to be flexible enough to accommodate the needs of various higher...
Comparing computer game and traditional lecture using experience ratings from high and low achieving students
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 28, No. 4 (Jan 01, 2012)
Computer games are purported to be effective instructional tools that enhance motivation and improve engagement. The aim of this study was to investigate how tertiary student experiences change when instruction was computer game based compared to...
The Importance of History and Epistemology in the Designing of Earth Science Curriculum Materials for General Science Education
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 18, No. 1 (2000) pp. 45–62
Points out the importance of writing, trialling, and using curriculum materials that are illustrated in the teaching and learning of what is widely recognized as the most recent revolution in scientific knowledge. Outlines events and factors related ...
Practical Work in Earth Sciences Education: An Experience with Students in the Context of a National Science Programme in Portugal
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 20, No. 2 (2002) pp. 143–64
Presents an outline of two sets of curricular materials that address the internal rock cycle and the internal energy of the earth in relation to plate tectonic theory. (Contains 31 references.) (DDR)
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation Vol. 16, No. 1 (January 2011)
A substantial amount of research has been conducted over the past 40 years on technical aspects of computerized adaptive testing (CAT), such as item selection algorithms, item exposure controls, and termination criteria. However, there is little...
Integrating Computer Technology into a Balanced Literacy Approach: Beyond Interactive Books and Word Processors
International Reading Association World Congress on Reading 2000 (July 2000)
Until recently, computer technology has been used as a glorified worksheet, word processor, and CD-ROM interactive reader. Now, technology can move well beyond these basic functions into improving literacy skills and strategies, problem solving, and ...
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 19, No. 4 (2004) pp. 49–56
Cognitive disability entails a substantial limitation in one's capacity to think, including conceptualizing, planning, and sequencing thoughts and actions, remembering, interpreting subtle social cues, and understanding numbers and symbols....
Active Learning in Higher Education Vol. 12, No. 1 (March 2011) pp. 45–56
Computer games are fun, exciting and motivational when used as leisure pursuits. But do they have similar attributes when utilized for educational purposes? This article investigates whether learning by computer game can improve student experiences...
Computers & Education Vol. 53, No. 2 (September 2009) pp. 532–539
The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of audio–visual synchrony in podcasting and its possible pedagogical benefits. ‘Synchrony’ in this study refers to the simultaneous playback of audio and video data streams, so that the...
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Vol. 97, No. 10 (2003) pp. 1–24
A device that relays navigational information using a portable tactile glove and a wearable computer and camera system was tested with nine adults with visual impairments. Paths traversed by subjects negotiating an obstacle course were not...
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 33, No. 3 (July 2005) pp. 205–222
Investigating the participant structure that works in online courses helps us design for, and facilitate, collaboration. Learning communities and group work influence collaboration in online courses. We present an exploratory study of computer...
David L. Delmonico; Carrie Daninhirsch; Betsy Page; Jacqueline Walsh; Nadene A. L'Amoreaux; Rebecca S. Thompson
Journal of Technology in Counseling Vol. 1, No. 2 (2000)
Presents participant responses to a doctoral online support group conducted with The Palace software. The Palace allows for online chatting via the Internet, but adds a two-dimensional space that allows participants to be in a virtual room and...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 2041–2042
JCourse, created at Carnegie Mellon University, is a Java- and XML-based system for developing and deploying web-based courses. On the development side, JCourse allows content providers to work more independently of web designers than has been...
Shirley Alexander; Carly Harper; Theresa Anderson; Tanja Golja; David Lowe; Robert McLaughlan; Lyn Schaverien; Darrall Thompson
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1636–1642
This paper addresses perceptions that e-learning research is repetitive, technologically determined and avoids the difficult questions. A total of 107 papers from two conferences, one Australasian and the other American were analysed, using a...
Lack of Interaction between Sensing-Intuitive Learning Styles and Problem-First versus Information-First Instruction: A Randomized Crossover Trial
Advances in Health Sciences Education Vol. 14, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 79–90
Background: Adaptation to learning styles has been proposed to enhance learning. Objective: We hypothesized that learners with sensing learning style would perform better using a problem-first instructional method while intuitive learners would do...
Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research 1999 (June 1999)
This paper describes efforts at East Carolina University (North Carolina) to develop a survey instrument and related procedures to assess distance learning courses. The survey was conducted during the 1998-99 academic year via the World Wide Web and ...
The Hard Work of Soft Skills: Augmenting the Project-Based Learning Experience with Interdisciplinary Teamwork
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 46, No. 3 (2018) pp. 457–488
This two-year qualitative study explored the learning process alongside students' perceived outcomes within an interdisciplinary project-based learning (PjBL) task. Students from three different undergraduate courses were assigned a project that...
American Journal of Health Education Vol. 46, No. 4 (2015) pp. 196–206
Background: The use of mobile phones for physical activity (PA) promotion and assessment represents an attractive research area because this technology is characterized by a widespread reach and dynamic features. Purpose: The purpose of this study...
Jeremy Bailenson; Patrice Buzzanell; Stanley Deetz; David Tewksbury; Robert J. Thompson; Joseph Turow; Barbara Bichelmeyer; M J. Bishop; Diane Gayeski
Educational Technology Vol. 53, No. 5 (2013) pp. 8–15
Scholars representing the field of communications were asked to identify what they considered to be the most exciting and imaginative work currently being done in their field, as well as how that work might change our understanding. The scholars...
Carole Torgerson; Hannah Ainsworth; Hannah Buckley; Gillen Hampden-Thompson; Catherine Hewitt; Deborah Humphry; Laura Jefferson; Natasha Mitchell; David Torgerson
"Affordable Online Maths Tuition" is a one-to-one tutoring programme where pupils receive maths tuition over the internet from trained maths graduates in India and Sri Lanka. It is delivered by the organisation Third Space Learning (TSL)....
Jennifer S. Silk; Erika E. Forbes; Diana J. Whalen; Jennifer L. Jakubcak; Wesley K. Thompson; Neal D. Ryan; David A. Axelson; Boris Birmaher; Ronald E. Dahl
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology Vol. 110, No. 2 (October 2011) pp. 241–257
This study used a new cell phone ecological momentary assessment approach to investigate daily emotional dynamics in 47 youths with major depressive disorder (MDD) and 32 no-psychopathology controls (CON) (ages 7-17 years). Information about...
Betsy J. Page; David L. Delmonico; Jacqueline Walsh; Nadene A. L'Amoreaux; Carrie Danninhirsh; Rebecca S. Thompson; Albert I. Ingram; Alan D. Evans
Journal for Specialists in Group Work Vol. 25, No. 2 (2000) pp. 133–45
Describes the process of setting up on-line support groups using The Palace, an Internet software that establishes a graphical room for the group. Describes the process of installing the software and illustrates operating it during the group....
Petra Fisser; Joke Voogt; Douglas Agyei; Ayoub Kafyulilo; Ghaida Alayyar; Denise Schmidt-Crawford; Ann Thompson; David Gibson; Gerald Knezek; Jo Tondeur
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 1129–1131
Meaningful use of ICT in education requires teachers to develop knowledge and skills that enables them to integrate ICT with a suitable pedagogical approach for teaching specific subject matter in a certain context. Koehler & Mishra (2008)...
The International Handbook Summit Call to Action for Learning with Technology in the 21st Century: Next Steps, Part 2
Joke Voogt; Gerald Knezek; Chris Dede; Paul Resta; Mike Searson; Ann Thompson; Therese Laferriere; David Gibson; Margaret Riel; Renate Schulz-Zander; Rhonda Christensen; Kwok Wing Lai; Niki Davis; Rowland Baker; Ian Gibson; Don Knezek
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 2413–2415
The International Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education (Voogt & Knezek, 2008) provides researchers, policy makers and practitioners with an integrated and detailed overview of this complex field. One of the important ...
Joke Voogt; Tae Shin; Punya Mishra; Matt Koehler; Denise Schmidt; Evrim Baran; Ann Thompson; Wei Wang; Ghaida Alayyar; Petra Fisser; Douglas Agyei; Bart Ormel; Chantal Velthuis; Jo Tondeur; David Gibson
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 4422–4426
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) has emerged as a useful conceptual framework for understanding the teachers’ knowledge base needed for effectively teaching with technology. The symposium aims to further our thinking about TPACK...
Comparison of the Effects of SMART Board Technology and Flash Card Instruction on Sight Word Recognition and Observational Learning
Dave L. Edyburn; Susan Foster Lisa B. Elliot; Dave L. Edyburn; Susan Foster Lisa B. Elliot; Dave L. Edyburn; Susan Foster Lisa B. Elliot; Linda C. Mechling; David L. Gast; Kimberly L. Thompson
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 23, No. 1 (2008)
This study compared the effectiveness of SMART Board, interactive whiteboard technology and traditional flash cards in teaching reading in a small-group instructional arrangement. Three students with moderate intellectual disabilities were taught to ...
How are Australian higher education institutions contributing to change through innovative teaching and learning in virtual worlds?
Brent Gregory; Sue Gregory; Denise Wood; Yvonne Masters; Mathew Hillier; Frederick Stokes-Thompson; Anton Bogdanovych; Des Butler; Lyn Hay; Kim Flintoff; Stefan Schutt; Robyn Alderton; Ieva Stupans; Lindy McKeown Orwin; Andrew Cram; Grant Meredith; Jenny Grenfell; Francesca Collins; Allan Ellis; Lisa Jacka; Ian Larson; Andrew Fluck; Helen Farley; Jay Jay Jegathesan; Dale Linegar; Debbie McCormick; Jason Zagami; John Campbell; Angela Thomas; Nona Muldoon; Ali Abbas; Ian Burnett; Sheila Scutter; David Ellis; Suku Sinnappan; Katrina Neville; Ashley Aitken; Simeon Simoff; Xiangyu Wang; Mandy Salomon; Kay Souter; Greg Wadley; Michael Jacobson; Anne Newstead; Gary Hayes; Scott Grant; Alyona Yusupova
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2011 (2011) pp. 475–490
Over the past decade, teaching and learning in virtual worlds has been at the forefront of many higher education institutions around the world. The DEHub Virtual Worlds Working Group (VWWG) consisting of Australian and New Zealand higher education...
The Genomics Education Partnership: Successful Integration of Research into Laboratory Classes at a Diverse Group of Undergraduate Institutions
Christopher D. Shaffer; Consuelo Alvarez; Cheryl Bailey; Daron Barnard; Satish Bhalla; Chitra Chandrasekaran; Vidya Chandrasekaran; Hui-Min Chung; Douglas R. Dorer; Chunguang Du; Todd T. Eckdahl; Jeff L. Poet; Donald Frohlich; Anya L. Goodman; Yuying Gosser; Charles Hauser; Laura L. M. Hoopes; Diana Johnson; Christopher J. Jones; Marian Kaehler; Nighat Kokan; Olga R. Kopp; Gary A. Kuleck; Gerard McNeil; Robert Moss; Jennifer L. Myka; Alexis Nagengast; Robert Morris; Paul J. Overvoorde; Elizabeth Shoop; Susan Parrish; Kelynne Reed; E Gloria Regisford; Dennis Revie; Anne G. Rosenwald; Ken Saville; Stephanie Schroeder; Mary Shaw; Gary Skuse; Christopher Smith; Mary Smith; Eric P. Spana; Mary Spratt; Joyce Stamm; Jeff S. Thompson; Matthew Wawersik; Barbara A. Wilson; Jim Youngblom; Wilson Leung; Jeremy Buhler; Elaine R. Mardis; David Lopatto; Sarah C. R. Elgin
CBE - Life Sciences Education Vol. 9, No. 1 (2010) pp. 55–69
Genomics is not only essential for students to understand biology but also provides unprecedented opportunities for undergraduate research. The goal of the Genomics Education Partnership (GEP), a collaboration between a growing number of colleges...