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Journal of Educational Computing Research

1996 Volume 14, Number 2

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 5

  1. Symbolizing as a Constructive Activity in a Computer Microworld

    Leslie P. Steffe & John Olive

    Describes how 2 10-year olds developed drawings and numeral systems to symbolize their mental operations while dividing unit bars into thirds and fourths using TIMA: Bars, a computer microworld, as... More

    pp. 113-38

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  2. Spatial Abilities and the Effects of Computer Animation on Short-Term and Long-Term Comprehension

    Timothy A. Hays

    To determine if different levels of graphic presentation affected understanding, 131 middle school science students with high and low spatial ability were shown programs teaching concepts of... More

    pp. 139-55

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  3. Classroom Instruction Differences by Level of Technology Use in Middle School Mathematics

    Hersholt C. Waxman & Shwu-Yong L. Huang

    A study of middle school mathematics students concluded that classrooms using technology had less whole-class instruction and more independent work, and that students in classrooms using technology... More

    pp. 157-69

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  4. Gender and Social Facilitation Effects on Computer Competence and Attitudes toward Computers

    Rod Corston & Andrew M. Colman

    A study of 36 males and 36 females ages 15-52 found that males performed better than females on a computer-based tracking task under different audience conditions. A significant gender and audience... More

    pp. 171-83

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  5. The Effects of Students' Computer-Based Prior Experiences and Instructional Exposures on the Application of Hypermedia-Related Mental Models

    W Michael Reed

    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... More

    pp. 185-207

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