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International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology

March 1999

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Number of papers: 137

  1. Multimedia Computer-Based Training in Accelerator Physics

    Andrew A. Browman, William C. Mead, Robert A. Williams & Richard R. Silbar, WhistleSoft, Inc., United States

    Four years ago WhistleSoft, Inc., began developing a computer-based multimedia tutorial for charged-particle beam dynamics under a Small Business Innovative Research grant from the U.S. Department ... More

    pp. 2-7

  2. The Technology that Computer Science Education Overlooked

    Matthias Felleisen, Kathi Fisler & Shriram Krishnamurthi, Rice University, United States

    Computer science educators have overlooked a significant and influential technology that can be harnessedto teach their subject. This is the combination of the programming language and pro-gramming... More

    pp. 9-13

  3. Project FOCAL Point: Attracting Females to the Computing Sciences

    Sandra Madison & Min Deng, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, United States

    Project FOCAL Point is a multi-strand project designed to increase female participation in the computing sciences. The project targets two crucial groups: high school computing teachers and female ... More

    pp. 14-19

  4. Learner-Centred Algorithm Simulation for Computer Programming Learning

    Hoi Kau Yuen, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    The teaching of computer programming and algorithm design is a subject of great difficulty, however, its value has not been addressed in the curriculum of computer studies in secondary schools.... More

    pp. 20-24

  5. Using a Free Commercial Site for a Web-based Course

    George Atkins, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, United States

    A free, commercially available web-site was utilized for the on-line delivery of course materials and student assignments in a web-based course. On-line quizzes and a student-accessible grade book... More

    pp. 26-30

  6. Technology and Problem Solving for Middle School Teachers

    Judy Beauford & Zhanbo Yang, University of the Incarnate Word, United States

    This paper is a report of the classroom application of the use of technology in a problem solving course for middle school teachers. Graphing calculators, Internet resources, and Geometer... More

    pp. 31-34

  7. Multimedia Tutorial in Data Storage

    Barbara Beccue & Joaquin Vila, Illinois State University, United States

    This paper describes a computer based multimedia tutorial on data storage types. The tutorial was designed as a supplement to lecture material presented in an undergraduate 200-level course... More

    pp. 35-40

  8. MTP 3 -Lessons Learned From The Milwaukee Telecommunications Project

    Craig A. Berg, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States

    The primary purpose of this paper is to describe a collaborative professional development effort focusing on using Internet for instruction and educational reform. This is a collaboration between ... More

    pp. 41-46

  9. Maximizing Use of Web Pages To Support Collaborative Inquiry

    Craig A. Berg, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States

    Science and mathematics teachers have demonstrated that the Internet can be utilized as a very successful tool for collaborative inquiry in which teachers and students in classrooms around the ... More

    pp. 47-51

  10. An Analysis of Online Projects for Math and Science

    Carol Brown & Deborah L. Lowther, The University of Memphis, United States

    The purpose of this study was to determine how Internet online projects provided opportunities for solving real-world problem tasks using data from the Internet within a collaborative learning... More

    pp. 52-56

  11. Effects of a Computer Literacy Course on Pre-Service Secondary Teachers' Attitudes and Self-Efficacy

    Erdinc Cakiroglu & Cengiz S. Askun, Indiana University, United States; Hasan Karaaslan, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a computer literacy course on the use of computer applications in school of education of a large Turkish university. A one-group pre-test... More

    pp. 57-62

  12. The Interaction Between Content and Technology: Tools Transforming Teaching

    Patrick Callahan, The University of Texas at Austin, United States

    This paper will discuss the design and theoretical framework for a series of new courses for pre-service secondary mathematics teachers. These courses take a hard look at the interaction between... More

    pp. 63-66

  13. Improving Qualitative Understandings on Mathematical Representations in Kinematics

    Cheng-Chih Chien, Tamkang University, Taiwan

    The article describes how a web-based courseware is developed to help students convert abstract symbols into real world phenomena. The Chain Model integrating content domain needs, active... More

    pp. 67-71

  14. Approaching Effective Network Cooperative Learning

    Huan-pin Chen, Lai-cheng Wei, Hsin-wen Hu & Chiung-hui Chiu, National Tainan Teachers College, Taiwan

    Based upon social learning, cooperative learning, and network learning theories and research, this paper investigates the guidelines for developing activities and supporting systems, which ... More

    pp. 72-77

  15. Computers in the Mathematics / Science Classroom: Help or Hindrance

    Alice Hosticka, Denise Huddlestun & Kenneth Clark, Georgia Southern University, United States

    New research indicates that computers in education are seen as a hindrance to student achievement. This indicates that we must examine how computers are used in the school. A recently released... More

    pp. 78-83

  16. Greasing the Wheels: Powerful Assessment in a Technology-rich MathCurriculum

    Karen Cole, Institute for Research on Learning, United States

    This article describes a framework for analyzing and designing powerful assessment events. The research on which the framework is based was conducted during field tests of a technology-rich... More

    pp. 84-90

  17. Multimedia Based M*A*S*T*E*R Teaching and Individualized Learning of Mathematics and Science

    J.H. Smit, H.C. de Kock & S.A. du Plessis, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

    We have developed interactive multimedia presentations based on the M*A*S*T*E*R method of teaching and learning to present a course on functions via television transmissions (with direct audio... More

    pp. 91-95

  18. Models Of Computer Application In Education

    Ivan Gerlic, University of Maribor, United States

    This article basically deals with the model of computer application within the educational system of Slovenia. Its introductory part depicts the most distinct periods and trends in the historical... More

    pp. 96-99

  19. Arthur: An Adaptive Instruction System Based on Learning Styles

    Juan E. Gilbert & C. Y. Han, University of Cincinnati, United States

    The theory of learning styles states that people have different approaches to learning and studying (Dunn 1987 & Dunn 1978). Given a specific instruction method or environment, some people will... More

    pp. 100-105

  20. OWL: An Integrated Web-based Learning Environment

    Beverly Woolf, Roberta Day, Beatrice Botch, William Vining & David Hart, University of Massachusetts, United States

    OWL (Online Web-based Learning) is an electronic learning environment developed for General Chemistry and currently being adopted by other disciplines. Basic OWL provides a powerful, web-based... More

    pp. 106-112