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Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 4, No. 1 (1994) pp. 1–44
Discussion of the use of programming as a learning activity focuses on software-realized scaffolding. Emile, software that facilitates programming for modeling and simulation in physics, is described, and results of an evaluation of the use of Emile ...
Journal on Educational Resources in Computing Vol. 7, No. 4 (January 2008)
Learning computing with respect to the context of its use has been linked in previous reports to student motivation in introductory Computer Science (CS) courses. In this report, we consider the role of context in a second course. We present a case...
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Vol. 1, No. 1 (March 2006) pp. 89–115
Since 1998, we have been developing and researching CoWeb, a version of Wiki designed to support collaborative learning. In this article, we summarize our results of situating CoWeb across the academic landscape of Georgia Tech. In architecture,...
Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 10, No. 3 (2001) pp. 265–79
Introduces Coweb, which is based on the idea that any page is directly editable by any reader and any editor can create pages in the web site. Identifies activities implemented on Coweb and investigates the effects of activities using Coweb on...
When Life and Learning Do Not Fit: Challenges of Workload and Communication in Introductory Computer Science Online
ACM Transactions on Computing Education Vol. 12, No. 4 (November 2012)
We present the results of an interview study investigating student experiences in two online introductory computer science courses. Our theoretical approach is situated at the intersection of two research traditions: "distance and adult education...
An apprenticeship-based multimedia courseware for computer graphics studies provided on the World Wide Web
Computers & Education Vol. 29, No. 2 (1997) pp. 103–116
Apprenticeship is an educational practice that focuses on students actively engaged in activities with a variety of supports, or scaffolding. Different kinds of scaffolding are appropriate for different kinds of activities, and different levels of...
Georgia Computes! An Intervention in a US State, with Formal and Informal Education in a Policy Context
ACM Transactions on Computing Education Vol. 14, No. 2 (June 2014)
Georgia Computes! ("GaComputes") was a six-year (2006-2012) project to improve computing education across the state of Georgia in the United States, funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal of GaComputes was to broaden...
Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 23, No. 3 (2014) pp. 272–315
Why would individuals who are capable of learning opt not to? Learning is important for stability and success. It would seem rational that students in groups that are frequently underrepresented or marginalized would be motivated to learn. However,...