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Journal of Interactive Learning Research

October 2006 Volume 17, Number 4


Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 5

  1. Robotic Technologies: When Parents Put Their Learning Ahead of their Child’s

    Laura Beals & Marina Bers, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development, Tufts University, United States

    New technologies are slowly making it into the early childhood classroom; however, many families expose their children to these technologies before they encounter them in the formal school setting.... More

    pp. 341-366

  2. Examining Preservice Teachers’ Involvement in Online Science Education

    Peter Hudson, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

    In various western countries, preservice teachers are electing to learn how to teach primary science education though online coursework. Debate arises over the quality of online coursework to... More

    pp. 367-385

  3. Exploring the Relationship Between Mediating Tools and Student Perception of Interdependence in a CSCL Environment

    Yi-Mei Lin, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan; James Laffey, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States

    This study investigated how different tools differentially mediate the way groups interact and how the differential tool use and interactivity influence interdependence in online collaborative... More

    pp. 385-400

  4. The Technology/Inquiry Typology: Defining Instructional Technology

    David Richard Moore, Ohio University, United States

    Instructional Technology is an ill-defined field of study. This paper proposes a definition of Instructional Technology that embraces the artifactual nature of technology and its application in the... More

    pp. 401-406

  5. Improving Performance Support Systems through Information Retrieval Evaluation

    Steven Schatz, University of Hartford, United States

    This study examines existent and new methods for evaluating the success of information retrieval systems. The theory underlying current methods is not robust enough to allow testing retrieval using... More

    pp. 407-423