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Journal of Virtual Worlds Research Vol. 5, No. 2 (Aug 13, 2012)
Many educational institutions make use of assessment schemes based on an ordered hierarchy of cognitive activity, where the judgments of educators on the learning progress of students are expressed using marks or grades. These have high face...
The impact of synchronous inter-networked teacher training in Information and Communication Technology integration
Computers & Education Vol. 51, No. 1 (August 2008) pp. 34–53
This paper summarises the outcomes of research that recorded and interpreted change in pre-service teachers’ pedagogical beliefs when immersed in unique synchronous networked collaboration. The pre-service teachers were involved in the design and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2020 (Apr 07, 2020) pp. 8–13
Abstract: This paper proposes a new multidisciplinary set of classes that can help undergraduate students achieve learning objectives related to hands-on project-based skills. Employers are looking for students who have experience in realistic work...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 38, No. 7 (October 2007) pp. 927–937
Students often find their first university linear algebra experience very challenging. While coping with procedural aspects of the subject, solving linear systems and manipulating matrices, they may struggle with crucial conceptual ideas...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 41, No. 2 (2010) pp. 173–188
One of the earlier, more challenging concepts in linear algebra at university is that of basis. Students are often taught procedurally how to find a basis for a subspace using matrix manipulation, but may struggle with understanding the construct of ...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 38, No. 7 (October 2007) pp. 861–868
It is difficult to ensure that incoming students enrol in first year courses at a level that is commensurate with their ability. Not only do students come from a diverse range of backgrounds, but mathematics at university is, in general, more...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 40, No. 7 (October 2009) pp. 951–961
Linear algebra is one of the unavoidable advanced courses that many mathematics students encounter at university level. The research reported here was part of the first author's recent PhD study, where she created and applied a theoretical framework ...
Designing Effective Spaces, Tasks and Metrics for Communication in Second Life Within the Context of Programming LEGO NXT Mindstorms™ Robots
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments Vol. 1, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 20–37
Science education is concerned with the meaningful pursuit of comprehension, knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes. In Vygotskian social constructivist learning, personal interpretation, decision-making and community...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 36, No. 7 (Oct 15, 2005) pp. 741–749
There are many perceived benefits of using technology, such as computer algebra systems, in undergraduate mathematics courses. However, attaining these benefits sometimes proves elusive. Some of the key variables are the teaching approach and the...
Learning spaces, tasks and metrics for effective communication in Second Life within the context of programming LEGO NXT Mindstorms™ robots: towards a framework for design and implementation.
Journal of Virtual Worlds Research Vol. 3, No. 1 (Apr 29, 2010)
Science education is concerned with the meaningful pursuit of comprehension, knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes. In Vygotskian social\u2010constructivist learning, personal interpretation, decision-making and community...
An Evaluation of Argument Mapping as a Method of Enhancing Critical Thinking Performance in E-Learning Environments
Metacognition and Learning Vol. 7, No. 3 (December 2012) pp. 219–244
The current research examined the effects of a critical thinking (CT) e-learning course taught through argument mapping (AM) on measures of CT ability. Seventy-four undergraduate psychology students were allocated to either an AM-infused CT e...
Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 86, No. 9 (September 2009) pp. 1080–1081
Cyclic voltammetry is an important component of the undergraduate chemical curriculum. Unfortunately, undergraduate students rarely have the opportunity to conduct experiments in cyclic voltammetry owing to the high cost of potentiostats, which are...
WebNet Journal: Internet Technologies, Applications & Issues Vol. 1, No. 1 (1999) pp. 58–66
Buckets are an aggregative, intelligent construct for publishing in digital libraries. The goal of research projects is to produce information. This information is often instantiated in several forms, differentiated by semantic types (report,...
International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education Vol. 28, No. 4 (2018) pp. 553–589
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) attract diverse student bodies, and course forums could potentially be an opportunity for students with different political beliefs to engage with one another. We test whether this engagement actually takes place...
Viability of university service learning to support movement integration in elementary classrooms: Perspectives of teachers, university students, and course instructors
Robert D. Michael; Collin A. Webster; Cate A. Egan; Gregory Stewart; Lynda Nilges; Ali Brian; Robert Johnson; Russell Carson; Karie Orendorff; Spyridoula Vazou
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 72, No. 1 (May 2018) pp. 122–132
This study examined the views of elementary classroom teachers (CTs), preservice CTs (PCTs), and course instructors who were involved with a university course that drew upon principles of constructivism and SL to prepare preservice CTs to use MI....