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World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 263–264
This paper describes Glass Engine, a novel single-paged interactive visualization developed at the IBM T J Watson Research Center in conjunction with the composer, Philip Glass. This multi-attribute electronic music catalog invites users to view,...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 933–938
For decades, research comparing the effectiveness of text and static illustrations with animation and narration to enhance learning has been inconclusive (Tversky et al., 2002). We argue that the failure to ascertain the benefits of animation in...
Learning and reasoning about systems through direct@-manipulation animation (2008) pp. 1–203
Two experiments were conducted to examine the use of direct-manipulation animation (DMA) to foster students' understanding of systems, a topic prominent in the National Science Education Standards. With DMA, learners manipulate the value of a...
Differences between Low and High Achieving Distance Learners in Locus of Control, Achievement Motivation and Metacognition
Distance Education Vol. 20, No. 2 (1999) pp. 255–73
Describes a survey of students from the Open University of Hong Kong that compared high achievers and low achievers as defined by performances on scores over four consecutive semesters. Discusses locus of control; metacognition; locus of control and ...
The Journal of Distance Education / Revue de l'ducation Distance Vol. 16, No. 1 (2001) pp. 56–69
Discussion of students' effective help-seeking focuses on a study that compared the help-seeking strategies used by students identified as high achievers in courses at the Open University of Hong Kong and groups identified as low achievers. Examines ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5749–5756
Recent research in cognitive psychology and neurophysiology has identified a connection between embodied cognition and computer programming and mathematics instruction. This paper examines the notion of embodied cognition in the context of video...
"Look, it's turning!" Factors Affecting Structural and Functional Knowledge Acquistion in an Elementary School Robotics Classroom
Margaret Chan; John Black; In Sook Han; Jonathan Vitale; Qing Xia; Mathangi Subramanian; Minghua Du; Seokmin Kang
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 1626–1631
The paper presents a study investigating how novices make transitions in understanding and developing appropriate mental models of robotics systems. In the course of a 9-week, after-school robotics club, 13 third and fourth grade students had the...