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Journal of Educational Computing Research

2012 Volume 47, Number 4

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. Playable Serious Games for Studying and Programming Computational STEM and Informatics Applications of Distributed and Parallel Computer Architectures

    John-Thones Amenyo

    Carefully engineered playable games can serve as vehicles for students and practitioners to learn and explore the programming of advanced computer architectures to execute applications, such as... More

    pp. 351-370

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  2. Assessment of Learners' Attention to E-Learning by Monitoring Facial Expressions for Computer Network Courses

    Hong-Ren Chen

    Recognition of students' facial expressions can be used to understand their level of attention. In a traditional classroom setting, teachers guide the classes and continuously monitor and engage... More

    pp. 371-385

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  3. Learning with Computer-Based Multimedia: Gender Effects on Efficiency

    Sabine Pohnl & Franz X. Bogner

    Up to now, only a few studies in multimedia learning have focused on gender effects. While research has mostly focused on learning success, the effect of gender on instructional efficiency (IE) has... More

    pp. 387-407

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  4. The Effect of Teaching Methods and Learning Style on Learning Program Design in Web-Based Education Systems

    Yen-Chu Hung

    The instructional value of web-based education systems has been an important area of research in information systems education. This study investigates the effect of various teaching methods on... More

    pp. 409-427

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  5. Changing How Students Process and Comprehend Texts with Computer-Based Self-Explanation Training

    Christopher A. Kurby, Joseph P. Magliano, Srikanth Dandotkar, James Woehrle, Sara Gilliam & Danielle S. McNamara

    This study assessed whether and how self-explanation reading training, provided by iSTART (Interactive Strategy Training for Active Reading and Thinking), improves the effectiveness of... More

    pp. 429-459

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  6. A Survey of Factors Contributing to Learners' "Listening" Behaviors in Asynchronous Online Discussions

    Alyssa Friend Wise, Farshid Marbouti, Ying-Ting Hsiao & Simone Hausknecht

    Sixty-seven undergraduates taking either a Blended Business Course (BBC) or an Online Education Course (OEC) were surveyed about factors influencing their "listening" behaviors in asynchronous... More

    pp. 461-480

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  7. Do Students Want Web 2.0? An Investigation into Student Instructional Preferences

    Lash Keith Vance

    The critical literature abounds with examples of possible educational uses of Web 2.0 technology in which students become active participants in the production of knowledge through blogging, social... More

    pp. 481-493

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