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  1. Helping Students Learn "How to Learn" from Texts: Towards an ITS for Developing Metacognition

    Sadhana Puntambekar

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 23, No. 1 (1995) pp. 163–82

    Defines metacognition, examines metacognitive differences in learners, reviews past and current developments in intelligent tutoring systems, and introduces a computer-based system to help learners... More

    pp. 163-82

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  2. Cognitive Apprenticeship and Its Application to the Teaching of Smalltalk in a Multimedia Interactive Learning Environment

    Yam San Chee

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 23, No. 1 (1995) pp. 133–61

    Reviews traditional approaches to learning and education, and examines the use of cognitive apprenticeship as an improved approach. Explores and evaluates the application of cognitive... More

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  3. A Methodology for the Analysis of Patterns of Participation within Computer Mediated Communication Courses

    Christina Howell-Richardson & Harvey Mellar

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 24, No. 1 (1996) pp. 47–69

    Proposes a methodology for the analysis of text-based interchanges on computer-mediated conferences used in distance education courses which is based on speech act theory and which takes the... More

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  4. An Experiential System for Learning Probability: Stat Lady Description and Evaluation

    Valerie J. Shute

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 24, No. 1 (1996) pp. 25–46

    Describes a computer-based instructional system called Stat Lady and reports the results of an evaluation study of undergraduates that tested the efficacy of learning probability from this program ... More

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  5. CONTACT-2: A Computer-Assisted Instructional Strategy for Promoting Conceptual Change

    Harm J. A. Biemans & P Robert-Jan Simons

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 24, No. 2 (1996) pp. 157–76

    Tests the effectiveness of CONTACT-2, a revision of CONTACT strategy, which uses continuous, computer-assisted activation of learner conceptions in text processing. CONTACT-2 was found to be more... More

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  6. Collaborative Learning Processes Associated with High and Low Conceptual Progress

    Jun Oshima

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 24, No. 2 (1996) pp. 125–55

    Computer-Supported Intentional Learning Environments (CSILE) is a database system in which learners collaboratively construct the knowledge represented in the database. This study examines how... More

    pp. 125-55

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  7. Natural Language Processing Techniques in Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Status and Instructional Issues

    V Melissa Holland & Jonathan D. Kaplan

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 23, No. 5 (1995) pp. 351–80

    Describes the role of natural language processing (NLP) techniques, such as parsing and semantic analysis, within current language tutoring systems. Examines trends, design issues and tradeoffs,... More

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  8. A Living Library: New Model for Global Electronic Interactivity and Networking in the Garden

    Bonnie Sherk

    Visible Language Vol. 29, No. 2 (1995) pp. 180–85

    Describes the Living Library, an idea to create a network of international cultural parks in different cities of the world using new communications technologies on-line in a garden setting,... More

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  9. A Computer-Based Tool for Introducing Turfgrass Species

    T W. Fermanian & D J. Wehner

    Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education Vol. 24, No. 1 (1995) pp. 45–48

    Describes a self-contained computer application constructed using the SuperCard development tool which introduces the characteristics of turfgrass species and their optimum environments. Evaluates ... More

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  10. The Soil Stack: An Interactive Computer Program Describing Basic Soil Science and Soil Degradation

    S R. Cattle

    Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education Vol. 24, No. 1 (1995) pp. 33–36

    A computer program dealing with numerous aspects of soil degradation has a target audience of high school and university students (16-20 year olds), and is presented in a series of cards grouped... More

    pp. 33-36

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  11. Perspectives on the Design of Human-Computer Interactions: Issues and Implications

    Mark J. Gavora & Michael Hannafin

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 22, No. 6 (1994) pp. 445–77

    Considers several perspectives on interaction strategies for computer-aided learning; examines dimensions of interaction; and presents a model for the design of interaction strategies. Topics... More

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  12. Differential Effects of Instructional Support on Learning in Simulation Environments

    Marcel V. J. Veenman & Jan J. Elshout

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 22, No. 5 (1994) pp. 363–83

    Investigates a complex aptitude treatment interaction (ATI) of intelligence and metacognitive skill as aptitudes with structuredness of learning environment as treatment, based on a study of... More

    pp. 363-83

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  13. Cognitive Apprenticeship in a CAL-Environment for Functionally Illiterate Adults

    H F. M. De Bruijn

    Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 23, No. 4 (1995) pp. 221–41

    Describes a computer program for arithmetic in which the use of the operationalized cognitive apprenticeship methods was studied together with effects of modelling and coaching on student... More

    pp. 221-41

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  14. A rationalised curriculum of computer education for university students in natural sciences in China

    Heru Xue, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China; William W. Guo, Central Queensland University, Australia

    ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2011 (2011) pp. 1363–1366

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  15. Experiences with Extreme Programming

    Linda Sherrell, Bhagavathy Krishna, Natasha Velaga, Pavan Vejandla & Mahesh Satharla, University of Memphis, United States

    Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 29, No. 3 (August 2010) pp. 247–268

    *** Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2009 *** Agile methodologies have become increasingly popular among software developers as evidenced by industrial participation at related conferences. The... More

    pp. 247-268

  16. Moodog: Tracking Student Activity in Online Course Management Systems

    Hangjin Zhang & Kevin Almeroth, University of California in Santa Barbara, United States

    Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 21, No. 3 (July 2010) pp. 407–429

    Many universities are currently using Course Management Systems (CMSes) to conduct online learning, for example, by distributing course materials or submitting homework assignments. However, most... More

    pp. 407-429

  17. Learning-by-Teaching in Educational Game: Educational Outcome, User Experience and Social Networks

    Harri Ketamo, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland; Marko Suominen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

    Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 21, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 237–255

    This paper summarizes the pedagogical design, product development and empirical evaluations of the game series, Animal Class, in terms of design study. The design phases, as well as the evaluation ... More

    pp. 237-255

  18. E-contests in Mathematics: Technological Challenges versus Technological Innovations

    Zekeriya Karadag & Douglas McDougall, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of University of Toronto, Canada

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 6331–6336

    This study introduces the idea of e-contests for mathematics. The idea is based on screen-casting students’ problem-solving processes in a computer environment and assessing their solution... More

    pp. 6331-6336

  19. A Class-Based Web Recommendation by User Browsing Behavior

    Chen-Chung Chi, Chin-Hwa Kuo & Tao-Hsiang Yang, Tamkang University, Taiwan

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 6259–6264

    Abstract: Using the concept of social navigation, the web pages browsed by users are used to recommend web pages to each other. After the analysis of the history of recently viewed web pages, we... More

    pp. 6259-6264

  20. Challenges of Asynchronous Programming: From the AJAX Interface to the Database – A Case Study

    Robert Dollinger & Joseph Barjis, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 6241–6250

    In developing educational multimedia applications, asynchronous programming is becoming more common in application development due to recent advances in technologies like AJAX and asynchronous... More

    pp. 6241-6250