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Computers & Education

July 2013 Volume 65, Number 1

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Prediction of student course selection in online higher education institutes using neural network

    Ahmad A. Kardan, Hamid Sadeghi, Saeed Shiry Ghidary & Mohammad Reza Fani Sani

    Students are required to choose courses they are interested in for the coming semester. Due to restrictions, including lack of sufficient resources and overheads of running several courses, some... More

    pp. 1-11

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  2. The digital natives as learners: Technology use patterns and approaches to learning

    Penny Thompson

    This study investigated the claims made in the popular press about the “digital native” generation as learners. Because students' lives today are saturated with digital media at a time when their... More

    pp. 12-33

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  3. Interactive stories and exercises with dynamic feedback for improving reading comprehension skills in deaf children

    Ornella Mich, Emanuele Pianta & Nadia Mana

    Deaf children have significant difficulties in comprehending written text. This is mainly due to the hearing loss that prevents them from being exposed to oral language when they were an infant.... More

    pp. 34-44

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  4. Learning about locomotion patterns: Effective use of multiple pictures and motion-indicating arrows

    Birgit Imhof, Katharina Scheiter, Jörg Edelmann & Peter Gerjets

    This study investigated how enriching visualizations with arrows indicating the motion of objects may help in conveying dynamic information: Multiple static-simultaneous visualizations with motion-... More

    pp. 45-55

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  5. “Clickers” and metacognition: A quasi-experimental comparative study about metacognitive self-regulation and use of electronic feedback devices

    Melanie Brady, Helena Seli & Jane Rosenthal

    The purpose of this study was to establish whether electronic response systems (clickers) influence student metacognition in large lecture settings more than low-technology polling devices. In this... More

    pp. 56-63

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  6. Understanding the effects of professors' pedagogical development with Clicker Assessment and Feedback technologies and the impact on students' engagement and learning in higher education

    Jae Hoon Han & Adam Finkelstein

    Clicker Assessment and Feedback (CAF) is an instructional assessment and feedback strategy that is incorporated with interactive technologies, often referred to as clickers. Several thousand... More

    pp. 64-76

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  7. Model of conceptual change for INQPRO: A Bayesian Network approach

    Choo-Yee Ting, Yok-Cheng Sam & Chee-Onn Wong

    Constructing a computational model of conceptual change for a computer-based scientific inquiry learning environment is difficult due to two challenges: (i) externalizing the variables of... More

    pp. 77-91

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  8. Identifying Areas of Tension in the field of technology-enhanced learning: Results of an international Delphi study

    Christine Plesch, Celia Kaendler, Nikol Rummel, Michael Wiedmann & Hans Spada

    Despite steady progress in research in technology-enhanced learning (TEL), the translation of research findings and technology into educational practices falls short of expectations. We present... More

    pp. 92-105

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