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Computers & Education

November 2007 Volume 49, Number 3

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Number of articles: 22

  1. Intelligent tutoring systems: Formalization as automata and interface design using neural networks

    S. Glória Curilem, Andréa R. Barbosa & Fernando M. de Azevedo

    This article proposes a mathematical model of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), based on observations of the behaviour of these systems. One of the most important problems of pedagogical software... More

    pp. 545-561

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  2. Diagnostic, predictive and compositional modeling with data mining in integrated learning environments

    Chien-Sing Lee

    Models represent a set of generic patterns to test hypotheses. This paper presents the CogMoLab student model in the context of an integrated learning environment. Three aspects are discussed:... More

    pp. 562-580

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  3. Mobile learning: A framework and evaluation

    Luvai F. Motiwalla

    Wireless data communications in form of Short Message Service (SMS) and Wireless Access Protocols (WAP) browsers have gained global popularity, yet, not much has been done to extend the usage of... More

    pp. 581-596

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  4. Implementation and performance evaluation of parameter improvement mechanisms for intelligent e-learning systems

    Chenn-Jung Huang, San-Shine Chu & Chih-Tai Guan

    In recent years, designing useful learning diagnosis systems has become a hot research topic in the literature. In order to help teachers easily analyze students’ profiles in intelligent tutoring... More

    pp. 597-614

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  5. Interactive multimedia animation with Macromedia Flash in Descriptive Geometry teaching

    Ramón Rubio García, Javier Suárez Quirós, Ramón Gallego Santos, Santiago Martín González & Samuel Morán Fernanz

    The growing concern of teachers to improve their theoretical classes together with the revolution in content and methods brought about by the New Information Technologies combine to offer students ... More

    pp. 615-639

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  6. Evaluating the learning process of mechanical CAD students

    R.F. Hamade, H.A. Artail & M.Y. Jaber

    There is little theoretical or experimental research on how beginner-level trainees learn CAD skills in formal training sessions. This work presents findings on how trainees develop their skills in... More

    pp. 640-661

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  7. The design of instructional multimedia in e-Learning: A Media Richness Theory-based approach

    Pei-Chen Sun & Hsing Kenny Cheng

    The rapid development of computer and Internet technologies has made e-Learning become an important learning method. There has been a considerable increase in the needs for multimedia instructional... More

    pp. 662-676

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  8. Fostering multimedia learning of science: Exploring the role of an animated agent’s image

    Qi Dunsworth & Robert K. Atkinson

    Research suggests that students learn better when studying a picture coupled with narration rather than on-screen text in a computer-based multimedia learning environment. Moreover, combining... More

    pp. 677-690

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  9. A new approach for constructing the concept map

    Shian-Shyong Tseng, Pei-Chi Sue, Jun-Ming Su, Jui-Feng Weng & Wen-Nung Tsai

    In recent years, e-learning system has become more and more popular and many adaptive learning environments have been proposed to offer learners customized courses in accordance with their... More

    pp. 691-707

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  10. A model for evaluating the effectiveness of remote engineering laboratories and simulations in education

    Jeffrey V. Nickerson, James E. Corter, Sven K. Esche & Constantin Chassapis

    Economic pressures on universities and the emergence of new technologies have spurred the creation of new systems for delivering engineering laboratories in education, in particular simulations and... More

    pp. 708-725

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  11. Sessional, weekly and diurnal patterns of computer lab usage by students attending a regional University in Australia

    Dirk H.R. Spennemann, John Atkinson & David Cornforth

    Most universities have invested in extensive infrastructure in the form on computer laboratories and computer kiosks. However, is this investment justified when it is suggested that students work... More

    pp. 726-739

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  12. Tracing the development of teacher knowledge in a design seminar: Integrating content, pedagogy and technology

    Matthew J. Koehler, Punya Mishra & Kurnia Yahya

    Effective technology integration for teaching subject matter requires knowledge not just of content, technology and pedagogy, but also of their relationship to each other. Building on Schulman’s ... More

    pp. 740-762

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  13. Teaching CAD at the university: Specifically written or commercial software?

    Ramón Rubio García, Javier Suárez Quirós, Ramón Gallego Santos & Pedro I. Álvarez Peñín

    At most Universities throughout the world Computer Aided Design is taught using commercial programs more suitable for business and industry than for teaching. This led us to write our own design... More

    pp. 763-780

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  14. Self-organising navigational support in lifelong learning: How predecessors can lead the way

    José Janssen, Colin Tattersall, Wim Waterink, Bert van den Berg, René van Es, Catherine Bolman & Rob Koper

    Increased flexibility and modularisation in higher education complicates the process of learners finding their way through the offerings of higher education institutions. In lifelong learning,... More

    pp. 781-793

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  15. Evaluating Bayesian networks’ precision for detecting students’ learning styles

    Patricio Garcia, Analia Amandi, Silvia Schiaffino & Marcelo Campo

    Students are characterized by different learning styles, focusing on different types of information and processing this information in different ways. One of the desirable characteristics of a Web-... More

    pp. 794-808

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  16. The impact of web-based worked examples and self-explanation on performance, problem solving, and self-efficacy

    Kent J. Crippen & Boyd L. Earl

    Studying worked examples and engaging in self-explanation are well-supported strategies for developing self-regulated learning and improving student performance. Our efforts involve a design theory... More

    pp. 809-821

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  17. Schoenfeld’s problem solving theory in a student controlled learning environment

    E Harskamp & C Suhre

    This paper evaluates the effectiveness of a student controlled computer program for high school mathematics based on instruction principles derived from Schoenfeld’s theory of problem solving. The ... More

    pp. 822-839

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  18. Expectations and reality: Evaluating patterns of learning behaviour using audit trails

    Gregor E. Kennedy & Terry S. Judd

    Developers of educational multimedia programs have expectations about the way in which they will be used. These expectations can be broadly categorised as either functional (primarily related to... More

    pp. 840-855

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  19. Using LabVIEW for applying mathematical models in representing phenomena

    G. Faraco & L. Gabriele

    Simulations make it possible to explore physical and biological phenomena, where conducting the real experiment is impracticable or difficult. The implementation of a software program describing... More

    pp. 856-872

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  20. Successful implementation of user-centered game based learning in higher education: An example from civil engineering

    Martin Ebner & Andreas Holzinger

    The use of an online game for learning in higher education aims to make complex theoretical knowledge more approachable. Permanent repetition will lead to a more in-depth learning.To gain insight... More

    pp. 873-890

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