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Journal of Educational Computing Research

2006 Volume 35, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 5

  1. Summoning Prior Knowledge: The Influence of Metaphorical Priming on Learning in a Hypermedia Environment

    Neil H. Schwartz, Michael Stroud, Namsoo S. Hong, Tiffany Lee, Brianna Scott & Steven M. McGee

    This investigation was designed to determine the influence of metaphorical priming on students' comprehension of issues and concepts pertaining to the U.S. Constitution when students studied the... More

    pp. 1-30

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  2. Demographic Differences and Attitudes toward Computers among Healthcare Professionals Earning Continuing Education Credits On-Line

    Ananda Mitra, Suchi Joshi, Kathi J. Kemper, Charles Woods & Jessica Gobble

    The use of technology, such as the Web, has become an increasingly popular means for disseminating professional development and continuing education. Often, these methods assume a set of attitudes ... More

    pp. 31-43

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  3. An Investigation into the Efficacy of the Studio Model at the High School Level

    Salvatore Faro & Karen Swan

    The Studio Model was developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to improve teaching and learning in introductory science classes. The study reported in this article explored the efficacy... More

    pp. 45-59

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  4. Student Effort, Media Preference, and Writing Quality when Using Print and Electronic Resources in Expository Writing

    Kathy L. Schuh & Courtney A. Farrell

    The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of the Internet as a research tool on elementary students' quality of writing, their perceptions of effort expended, and their resource media... More

    pp. 61-81

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  5. Online Study Groups: Reciprocal Peer Questioning versus Mnemonic Devices

    Genevieve Marie Johnson

    One hundred sixty students in an educational psychology course used WebCT Discussions to satisfy one of two study group conditions, reciprocal peer questioning or mnemonic devices. Students made... More

    pp. 83-96

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