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Simulation & Gaming Vol. 41, No. 5 (October 2010) pp. 641–662
Simulation models provide decision support to long-term planning processes. The Bergen Learning Environment for National Development (BLEND) is a game based on a simplified version of Millennium Institute's Threshold 21 model (T21) that sensitizes...
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 36, No. 4 (2008) pp. 337–373
This study investigated the role of native language in the context of online versus face-to-face learning environments. Findings from a mixed-methods analysis revealed that native language was a factor in distinguishing among the learning...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 18, No. 4 (1999) pp. 439–457
This study investigated the effects of two instructional strategies (augmented activation activities versus expository instruction) and three different presentation formats Microcomputer-based Laboratory (MBL), simulation, and computer-based text)...
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 26, No. 2 (1994) pp. 154–75
Reports on a study investigating the effects of conceptual models (computer graphics and animation) on learning and transfer of code evaluation and generation skills of novice programmers; changes in declarative knowledge during skill acquisition;...
Journal of Computer-Based Instruction Vol. 15, No. 2 (1988) pp. 40–47
Discusses the relationship of fidelity and learning in computer simulation. Highlights include a review of previous research; a discussion of transfer of learning; a taxonomy for fidelity analysis with four different types of computer-based...
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 21, No. 1 (1988) pp. 70–81
Discusses criteria that can be used to determine whether it would be effective to integrate computers into classroom instruction. Highlights include improving the quality of instruction; the use of appropriate courseware for difficult subjects, such ...
The Effect of Reward Structure and Group Ability Composition on Cooperative Computer-Assisted Instruction
Journal of Computer-Based Instruction Vol. 15, No. 1 (1988) pp. 18–22
This study investigated the effect of reward structure and group ability composition on small group computer-assisted instruction. Junior high school students practiced algebra in mixed-ability or uniform-ability groups, and rewards were based on...
American Biology Teacher Vol. 46, No. 3 (1984) pp. 146–51
Discusses three main aspects of developing effective computer-assisted-instruction (CAI) materials. These include beginning with a complete model of teaching, including certain minimum components and characteristics in a lesson, and evaluating and...
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 11, No. 1 (1982) pp. 43–57
Discusses the content and structure of a computer-based instructional program in reading for disadvantaged adults and describes the design, test materials, procedures, and results of a formative evaluation with 36 pre-GED students in an Illinois...
Educational Technology Vol. 16, No. 4 (1976) pp. 16–21
A discussion of the advantages in using a computer to coordinate the logistics of a multi-faceted instructional program with large numbers of students. (Author/HB)