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Education on the Electronic Frontier: Teleapprentices in Globally Distributed Educational Contexts. Interactive Technology Laboratory Report #14
Contemporary Educational Psychology Vol. 12 (1987) pp. 254–260
The instructional media created by microcomputers interconnected by modems to form long-distance networks present some powerful new opportunities for education. While other uses of computers in education have been built on conventional instructional ...
A series of studies conducted to identify the factors that block and unblock problem solving is described. Through the construction of an isomorph of the classic "water jar" problems developed by A. S. Luchins (1942) as a dynamic graphic micro-world,...
E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 11, No. 5 (2014) pp. 439–442
In the early 1990s, Chip Bruce created a taxonomy of education technology uses, which the author of the article helped to expand and evaluate. This taxonomy is based on John Dewey's "four impulses of the child": inquiry, construction, ...
Contemporary Educational Psychology Vol. 12, No. 3 (1987) pp. 254–60
The Inter-cultural Network is an electronic communication network connecting faculty and upper elementary through graduate students in the U.S., Mexico, Japan, and Israel. The students address the problem of water shortage, while learning science...
Computing Teacher Vol. 16, No. 8 (1989) pp. 17–19
Discussion of the use of electronic networks for learning activities highlights the Noon Observation Project in which students in various locations measured the length of a noontime shadow to determine the earth's circumference. Electronic pen pals...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 1865–1870
This paper describes web-accessible databases which form the core of three similar resources for infusing technology into teacher education. The Technology Competency Database is built around the NCATE/ISTE Foundation Standards. Projects in a master'...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 19, No. 2 (1990) pp. 145–69
Discussion of the use of computer networks to create electronic communities highlights a research strategy that compared educational activities conducted across electronic networks to examine features of successful and unsuccessful electronic...
A Rule-Based and Hypertextual Electronic Mail System for Electronic Learning Environments: Applying the Distributed Network Learning Framework
This paper discusses issues related to the design of software tools that support learners in their participation in network-based learning activities. To guide the development and use of a new class of educationally-oriented network tools, this...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 8, No. 2 (1989) pp. 29–33
Described are successful science activities which have been conducted on an international telecommunications network which links schools in the United States, Mexico, Japan, and Israel. Examined are several activities currently being developed....
Curriculum, Technology, and Education Reform (CTER) Online: Evaluation of an Online Master of Education Program
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 46, No. 3 (2002) pp. 30–38
Describes a Master of Education program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign called Curriculum, Technology, and Education Reform OnLine (CTER) that is aimed at K-12 teachers. The evaluation based on program stakeholders includes interface ...
Teachers' Conceptions of the Internet and the World Wide Web: A Representational Toolkit as a Model of Expertise
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 21, No. 1 (1999) pp. 1–23
To examine the role of teachers' conceptual representations of the Internet and World Wide Web, a survey and 10 case studies were conducted among pre- and in-service teachers enrolled in university courses. Results reveal diverse, plausible...
E-Learning Vol. 2, No. 1 (2005) pp. 39–49
Within the existing system of education, student work rarely has any value beyond the particular course that it is created for. The work is graded and then usually discarded. The authors describe in this article a way that student work can be...