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Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 28, No. 4 (1996) pp. 418–37
Reviews the research on computer use in English language arts, predominantly writing, since 1987. Highlights include writing-process theory; learner control theory; zone of proximal development; word processing; composing process software; the...
The Effects of Students' Computer-Based Prior Experiences and Instructional Exposures on the Application of Hypermedia-Related Mental Models
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 14, No. 2 (1996) pp. 185–207
University students (n=15) were asked how a hypermedia program's features reflected 4 theoretical constructs, 2 linear models (semantic networks, frames/scripts), and 2 nonlinear models (concept maps and schemata). Regardless of hypermedia...
Teachers' Attitudes toward Educational Computing: Instructional Uses, Misuses, and Needed Improvements
Computers in the Schools Vol. 3, No. 2 (1986) pp. 73–80
The elementary and secondary teachers most involved in integrating computers into instruction in 55 school districts were surveyed to determine their perceptions of how classroom computers should be used, misuses of computers or situations when they ...
Computers in Human Behavior Vol. 11, No. 3 (1995) pp. 495–509
Describes a study that compared three graduate level hypermedia courses and investigated whether a certain sequence or specific content might affect students' attitudes toward hypermedia. Authorware-based courses are compared with HyperCard-based...
Journal of Computing in Childhood Education Vol. 6, No. 1 (1995) pp. 5–24
Examined computer attitudes of elementary education students over a 10-year period. Found that the more recent elementary education majors had more prior computer experience and lower computer anxiety than those entering a program earlier in the 10...
The Effects of Hypermedia Instruction on Stages of Concern of Students with Varying Authoring Language and Prior Hypermedia Experience
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 27, No. 3 (1995) pp. 297–317
Describes a study to determine whether attitudes toward hypermedia were changed in prospective and practicing teachers as a result of enrollment in a hypermedia in education class. Results indicate that an enriched unit of instruction on hypermedia...
The Effect of Computer-and-Writing Instruction on Prospective English Teachers' Attitudes toward and Perceived Uses of Computers in Writing Instruction
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 23, No. 1 (1990) pp. 3–27
Describes study of English education undergraduates at West Virginia University that measured attitudes toward and perceived uses of computers before and after a course on computers and writing. Prior computer experience, computer anxiety, and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1994 (1994) pp. 412–415
Hypermedia no longer requires a detailed introduc tion. The integration of multimedia and
The Effects of Computer-Based Writing Instruction and Mode of Discourse on Writing Performance and Writer Anxieties
Computers in Human Behavior Vol. 6, No. 3 (1990) pp. 211–21
Describes a study of undergraduates at West Virginia University that was conducted to investigate the effects of computer-based instruction on writing performance and writing apprehension. Computer anxiety is measured, appropriate software is...
Computers in Human Behavior Vol. 10, No. 4 (1994) pp. 419–34
Reports on a study that examined different learning strategies used by 63 Field-independent (FI) people and Field-dependent (FD) international college students in a hypermedia assisted language learning setting. Findings that describe the different...
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 22, No. 1 (1989) pp. 59–68
Discussion of the use of microcomputers in education focuses on the use of microcomputers for evaluation purposes. A study that collected performance data on both college students and the evaluation instrument is described, reliability and validity...
The Comparative Effects of an Introductory versus a Content-Specific Computer Course for Educators on Computer Anxiety and Stages of Concern
In this study, the effects of an introductory computer class versus a content-specific course, computers across the curriculum class were examined for changes in computer anxiety and computer concerns. Computer anxiety was measured with a modified...
Computers in Human Behavior Vol. 11, No. 3 (1995) pp. 581–600
Discusses the relationship between prior computer experiences and the linear or nonlinear steps students choose when working with hypermedia environments and time spent on task (based on a study of graduate students). Experience with content-area...
Computers in the Schools Vol. 13, No. 3 (1997) pp. 75–102
Discussion of hypermedia and computer-mediated communication focuses on a project that merges a language arts Internet resource with a hypermedia-based knowledge construction approach to learning. Highlights include constructing a HyperCard-based...
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 30, No. 3 (1998) pp. 222–38
Analysis of data from two studies of undergraduates (n12 and n18) enrolled in a hypermedia-in-education course at West Virginia University determined that the group with more hypermedia knowledge more frequently cited nonlinear models, supporting...
The Effects of Internet Instruction, Prior Computer Experience, and Learning Style on Teachers' Internet Attitudes and Knowledge
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 19, No. 3 (1998) pp. 227–46
Examines how the Field Independent/Dependent (FI/D) learning styles of 24 science and math teachers in West Virginia might relate to the teachers' attitudes toward the Internet. Research questions focused on the effect of an Internet-based workshop...
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 32, No. 1 (1999) pp. 1–3
This note from the new editors of the "Journal of Research on Computing in Education" (JRCE) outlines their plans for JRCE during the next three years. Discussion includes the following: review board and associate editors, book reviews, early review,...
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 30, No. 1 (1997) pp. 38–52
Describes a study of graduate students that focused on determining the relationship among student characteristics, including gender, learning style, and prior computer experiences, and non-linear interval-based navigation of a hypermedia program....
The Effects of Brief Instructional Activities on Teacher Education Students' Computer Anxiety and Performance
Two research studies were designed to examine computer anxiety in teacher education students at West Virginia University. The studies explored the relationship between computer anxiety and performance, and the effects of both prior computer use and...