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  1. Portraits of PBL: Course Objectives and Students' Study Strategies in Computer Engineering, Psychology and Physiotherapy

    Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 28, No. 4 (2000) pp. 309–329

    Compares the role of course objectives in relation to students' study strategies in problem-based learning (PBL). Results comprise data from three PBL programs at Linkopings University (Sweden), in... More

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  2. College Students' Computer Attitudes and Interest in Web Based Distance Education

    Lona J. Robertson & Nancy Stanforth

    Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Vol. 91, No. 3 (1999) pp. 60–64

    A survey of 205 family and consumer-sciences majors showed that 68% have access to computers; 58% of those with computers felt their skills were good to excellent; computer attitudes (confidence,... More

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  3. A Cognitive-Motivational Model of Decision Satisfaction

    Ruth V. Small & Murali Venkatesh

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 28, No. 1 (2000) pp. 1–22

    Introduces the Cognitive-Motivational Model of Decision Satisfaction that extends work on closure and the motivational aspects of instruction and learning. Recognizes the importance of information ... More

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  4. Content Analysis of Online Discussion in an Applied Educational Psychology Course

    Noriko Hara, Curtis J. Bonk & Charoula Angeli

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 28, No. 2 (2000) pp. 115–52

    This study analyzed discussion in an online conference that supplemented class discussion using an instructional method called the starter-wrapper technique within a graduate level educational... More

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  5. Critical Incident-Based Computer Supported Collaborative Learning

    Som Naidu & Mary Oliver

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 27, No. 5 (1999) pp. 329–54

    Reports on a study of nursing education at the University of Southern Queensland (Australia) that sought to integrate-computer mediated communication, collaborative learning, and reflection on... More

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  6. A Computer-Based Multimedia Instruction Program for Woody Plant Identification

    J R. Seiler, J A. Peterson, C D. Taylor & P P. Feret

    Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education Vol. 26, No. 2 (1997) pp. 129–31

    Discusses a multimedia-based program designed to provide students with a self-paced study of woody plants using color images of twigs, leaves, bark, fruit, and flowers. The program uses Authorware,... More

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  7. Reflective Teaching of Logo

    Richard Lehrer, Mihwa Lee & Allan Jeong

    Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 8, No. 2 (1999) pp. 245–89

    Assesses the cognitive consequences of reflective teaching practices compared to inquiry teaching practices on the acquisition and transfer of LOGO computer programming for 2nd- and 5th-grade... More

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  8. Activity Theory

    Timothy Koschmann, Jeremy Roschelle & Bonnie A. Nardi

    Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 7, No. 2 (1998) pp. 239–61

    Includes three articles that discuss activity theory, based on "Context and Consciousness." Topics include human-computer interaction; computer interfaces; hierarchical structuring; mediation;... More

    pp. 239-61

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  9. DCG & GTE: Dynamic Courseware Generation with Teaching Expertise

    Julita Vassileva

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 26, No. 3 (1998) pp. 317–32

    Discusses the place of GTE (Generic Tutoring Environment) as an approach to bridging the gap between computer-assisted learning and intelligent tutoring systems; describes DCG (dynamic courseware... More

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  10. Indeed, Sometimes Knowledge Does Not Help: A Replication Study

    Robin Stark, Alexander Renkl, Hans Gruber & Heinz Mandl

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 26, No. 5 (1998) pp. 391–407

    Describes a replication study that explored differences between intermediate experts and novices mastering recurrent demands using a computer-based simulation. Functionality of mental models,... More

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  11. Replacing Lectures with Multimedia CBL: Student Attitudes and Reactions

    Kenneth Tait

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 26, No. 6 (1998) pp. 409–38

    Reports the reactions and attitudes of students to taking a computer-based course through two questionnaires. Data from the study are analyzed in detail, and the attitudes and reactions of the... More

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  12. Considerations in Using Computer for Presentation

    Shih-chung Lee

    Journal of Educational Media and Library Sciences Vol. 35, No. 1 (1997) pp. 8–15

    Addresses issues to consider in conducting computer presentations. Discusses presentation devices--television, multiscan capable monitor, LCD (liquid crystal display) panel with overhead projector,... More

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  13. Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning

    Michael Harrington

    On-Call Vol. 10, No. 3 (1996) pp. 2–9

    Introduces the field of intelligent computer assisted language learning (ICALL) and relates them to current practice in computer assisted language learning (CALL) and second language learning.... More

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  14. Modelling Students' Construction of Energy Models in Physics

    Roshni Devi

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 24, No. 4 (1996) pp. 259–93

    Examines students' construction of experimentation models for physics theories in energy storage, transformation, and transfers involving electricity and mechanics. Student problem solving dialogs ... More

    pp. 259-93

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  15. Deep Learning Is Difficult

    Jacobijn Sandberg & Yvonne Barnard

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 25, No. 1 (1997) pp. 15–36

    Explanations for poor learning include inadequate subject matter, students, and approach, but this article argues that the information processing needed for deep learning is hampered when students ... More

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  16. Individualized Instruction as a Result of Learner Analysis

    Charles L. Saar

    Journal of Educational Media and Library Sciences Vol. 32, No. 2 (1995) pp. 130–55

    Examined instructional designers' use of learner analysis when designing and developing computer-assisted instructional materials by surveying 14 instructional system designers. Results indicate... More

    pp. 130-55

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  17. The Reliability and Validity of the Hebrew Version of the Bath County Computer Attitude Scale

    Yaacov J. Katz

    Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 13, No. 3 (1995) pp. 237–44

    Reports on the development of the Hebrew language translation of the Bath County Computer Attitude Scale among a sample of 339 undergraduate students in Israel. The data support the reliability and... More

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  18. Making a Case for CAD in the Curriculum

    K Denise Threlfall

    Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Vol. 87, No. 1 (1995) pp. 21–23

    Computer-assisted design (CAD) technology is transforming the apparel industry. Students of fashion merchandising and clothing design must be prepared on state-of-the-art equipment. ApparelCAD... More

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  19. The Use of Reverse Engineering to Analyse Student Computer Programs

    Philip Vanneste

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 24, No. 3 (1996) pp. 197–221

    Discusses how the reverse engineering approach can generate feedback on computer programs without the user having any prior knowledge of what the program was designed to do. This approach uses the ... More

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  20. A Methodology for Characterizing Computer-Based Learning Environments

    Mei Chen

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 23, No. 1 (1995) pp. 183–220

    Presents a methodology for characterizing computer-based learning environments that focuses on cognitive, pedagogical, and interactive features. Discusses the framework for this characterization in... More

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