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Journal of Computer Assisted Learning

Aug 01, 2015 Volume 31, Number 4


A. Kirschner Paul

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. The challenge of promoting algorithmic thinking of both sciences- and humanities-oriented learners

    Z. Katai

    The research results we present in this paper reveal that properly calibrated e-learning tools have potential to effectively promote the algorithmic thinking of both science-oriented and humanities... More

    pp. 287-299

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  2. Effects of abstract and concrete simulation elements on science learning

    T. Jaakkola & K. Veermans

    Contemporary evidence on the effectiveness of concrete and abstract representations in science education is based solely on studies conducted in college context. There it has been found that... More

    pp. 300-313

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  3. The effectiveness of a computer-assisted math learning program

    K. De Witte, C. Haelermans & N. Rogge

    Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) programs are considered as a way to improve learning outcomes of students. However, little is known on the schools who implement such programs as well as on the ... More

    pp. 314-329

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  4. Using wikis and collaborative learning for science teachers' professional development

    Y‐H. Chen, S‐J. Jang & P‐J. Chen

    Wiki bears great potential to transform learning and instruction by scaffolding personal and social constructivism. Past studies have shown that proper application of wiki benefits both students... More

    pp. 330-344

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  5. A flowchart-based intelligent tutoring system for improving problem-solving skills of novice programmers

    D. Hooshyar, R.B. Ahmad, M. Yousefi, F.D. Yusop & S.‐J. Horng

    Intelligent tutoring and personalization are considered as the two most important factors in the research of learning systems and environments. An effective tool that can be used to improve problem... More

    pp. 345-361

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  6. Students' usability evaluation of a Web-based tutorial program for college biology problem solving

    H.S. Kim, L. Prevost & P.P. Lemons

    The understanding of core concepts and processes of science in solving problems is important to successful learning in biology. We have designed and developed a Web-based, self-directed tutorial... More

    pp. 362-377

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  7. Online system adoption and K-12 academic outcomes

    R. Kimmons

    This study seeks to understand the relationship between K-12 online system adoption (e.g., Blackboard, Edmodo, WordPress) and school-level academic achievement ratings. Utilizing a novel approach... More

    pp. 378-391

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