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  1. Determination of Absolute Zero Using a Computer-Based Laboratory

    D Amrani

    Physics Education Vol. 42, No. 3 (May 2007) pp. 304–307

    We present a simple computer-based laboratory experiment for evaluating absolute zero in degrees Celsius, which can be performed in college and undergraduate physical sciences laboratory courses.... More

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  2. Strategies for Introducing Computer Technologies into a Biology Laboratory Program

    Joanne Kivela Tillotson

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education Vol. 30, No. 4 (July 2002) pp. 232–234

    Computers have been installed in the General Biology laboratory at Purchase College and incorporated into the laboratory curriculum for all biology majors at the introductory level. The goal is to ... More

    pp. 232-234

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  3. Incorporating Laptop Technologies into an Animal Sciences Curriculum

    Glenn Birrenkott, Jean A. Bertrand & Brian Bolt

    New Directions for Teaching and Learning Vol. 101 (2005) pp. 61–66

    Teaching animal sciences, like most agricultural disciplines, requires giving students hands-on learning opportunities in remote and often computer-unfriendly sites such as animal farms. How do... More

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  4. A Comparison of Computer-Assisted Instruction and Field-Based Learning for Youth Rangeland Education

    Jennifer Peterson, Karen Launchbaugh, Michael Pickering & Steven Hollenhorst

    Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education Vol. 35 (2006) pp. 174–182

    Field-based learning experiences are often used to increase the effectiveness of science curricula. However, time and financial limitations in public schools often hinder a teacher's ability to... More

    pp. 174-182

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  5. Computer-Based Training for Immigrant Latinos with Limited Formal Education

    W Kent Anger, Alys Tamulinas, Andrea Uribe & Cesar Ayala

    Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences Vol. 26, No. 3 (2004) pp. 373–389

    Mexican immigrants working at a wholesale nursery were involved in developing user instructions for a computer-based instruction system. Sixty-one Latinos with 0 to 16 years of education completed ... More

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  6. Toward an Understanding of How Threads Die in Asynchronous Computer Conferences

    Jim Hewitt

    Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 14, No. 4 (2005) pp. 567–589

    Previous computer conferencing research has been concerned with the organizational, technical, social, and motivational factors that support and sustain online interaction. This article studies... More

    pp. 567-589

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  7. Computer Visualizations: Factors that Influence Spatial Anatomy Comprehension

    Ngan Nguyen, Andrew J. Nelson & Timothy D. Wilson

    Anatomical Sciences Education Vol. 5, No. 2 (2012) pp. 98–108

    Computer visualizations are increasingly common in education across a range of subject disciplines, including anatomy. Despite optimism about their educational potential, students sometime have... More

    pp. 98-108

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  8. Evaluating the Opinions of the Preschool Teachers on Computer Assisted Education

    Suat Kol

    Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice Vol. 12, No. 2 (2012) pp. 897–903

    Preschool education is highly important for pediatric development. During this period which covers 0-6 age, a child develops rapid physical, mental and social developments. Child's acquaintance... More

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  9. The Effect of External Representation on Constructing Computer Models of Complex Phenomena

    Simone Lohner, Wouter R. van Joolingen & Elwin R. Savelsbergh

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 31, No. 6 (2003) pp. 395–418

    Compares dyads of secondary school physics students working on a collaborative modeling task using a text-based model representation, in which correct equations are required to make the model run, ... More

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  10. The Role of Guidance in Computer-Based Problem Solving for the Development of Concepts of Logic

    Tessa H. S. Eysink, Sanne Dijkstra & Jan Kuper

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 30, No. 4 (2002) pp. 307–33

    Describes a study at the University of Twente (Netherlands) that investigated the effect of two instructional variables, manipulation of objects and guidance, in learning to use the logical... More

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  11. Information Management and Learning in Computer Conferences: Coping with Irrelevant and Unconnected Messages

    Stephan Schwan, Daniela Straub & Friedrich W. Hesse

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 30, No. 4 (2002) pp. 269–89

    Describes a study of computer conferencing where learners interacted over the course of four log-in sessions to acquire the knowledge sufficient to pass a learning test. Studied the number of... More

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  12. Modelling Cognitive Style in a Peer Help Network

    Susan Bull & Gord McCalla

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 30, No. 6 (2002) pp. 497–528

    Explains I-Help, a computer-based peer help network where students can ask and answer questions about assignments and courses based on the metaphor of a help desk. Highlights include cognitive... More

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  13. Cognitive Effects of an Authentic Computer-Supported, Problem-Based Learning Environment

    Jos A. R. Arts, Wim H. Gijselaers & Mien S. R. Segers

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 30, No. 6 (2002) pp. 465–95

    Examines the redesign of a problem-based learning (PBL) course and its effects on students' cognitive learning outcomes in a college business course in the Netherlands. Compares the regular PBL... More

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  14. Scaffolding Cognitive and Metacognitive Processes in Low Verbal Ability Learners: Use of Diagrams in Computer-Based Training Environments

    Haydee M. Cuevas, Stephen M. Fiore & Randall L. Oser

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 30, No. 6 (2002) pp. 433–64

    This study of undergraduates investigated how scaffolding instructional strategies can support learners' knowledge acquisition and metacomprehension of complex systems in a computer-based training ... More

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  15. Linking Computer Algebra Systems and Paper-and-Pencil Techniques To Support the Teaching of Mathematics

    Onno A. van Herwaarden & Joseph L. W. Gielen

    International Journal of Computer Algebra in Mathematics Education Vol. 9, No. 2 (2002) pp. 139–54

    Focuses on students showing a lack of conceptual insight while using computer algebra systems (CAS) in the setting of an elementary calculus and linear algebra course for first year university... More

    pp. 139-54

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  16. Situating Cognition

    Wolff-Michael Roth

    Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 10, No. 1 (2001) pp. 27–61

    Describes an epistemological framework and an associated research method. The framework focuses on the structural relations of individual and setting as experienced by the individual. The analysis ... More

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  17. Gifted Students' Individual Differences in Distance-Learning Computer-Based Calculus and Linear Algebra

    Eric W. Cope & Patrick Suppes

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 30, No. 2 (2002) pp. 79–110

    Examined student performance in distance computer-based calculus and linear algebra courses offered by Stanford University to pre-college students as part of their Education Program for Gifted... More

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  18. A Framework for Designing Interactive Multimedia To Scaffold Young Children's Understanding of Historical Chronology

    Elizabeth Masterman & Yvonne Rogers

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 30, No. 3 (2002) pp. 221–41

    Investigated the role that interactive multimedia might play in scaffolding teacher-led classroom activities to help children construct more appropriate external representations for particular... More

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  19. Teaching and Testing Mathematical Problem Solving by Offering Optional Assistance

    Joost Meijer & Fre Riemersma

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 30, No. 3 (2002) pp. 187–220

    Discussion of transfer capability focuses on a study of secondary education students in the Netherlands that investigated transfer in mathematics education. Describes the construction of a computer... More

    pp. 187-220

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  20. Constructing Knowledge in the Context of BioWorld

    Susanne P. Lajoie, Nancy C. Lavigne, Claudia Guerrera & Steven D. Munsie

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 29, No. 2 (2001) pp. 155–86

    BioWorld is a computer-based environment for the high school biology curriculum that provides a hospital simulation where students can apply what they have learned to solve problems about diseases.... More

    pp. 155-86

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