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  1. Sectoral and Gender-Wise Analysis of the Choice of CS Studies in Israeli High Schools

    Larisa Eidelman & Orit Hazzan, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

    Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 4 (October 2008) pp. 391–422

    Worldwide surveys indicate that the number of women studying undergraduate-level Computer Science is constantly decreasing. Based on data collected in Israel, significant differences were found in ... More

    pp. 391-422

  2. Analyzing Student Performance and Attitudes Toward Textual versus Iconic Programming Languages

    Janet Mei-Chuen Lin, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan; Mei-Ching Yang, Xiu De Elementary School, Taiwan

    Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 71–89

    In this study half of 52 sixth graders learned to program in MSWLogo and the other half in Drape. An analysis of students' test scores revealed that Drape (an iconic language) seemed to have a... More

    pp. 71-89

  3. Challenges in Mentoring Software Development Projects in the High School: Analysis According to Shulman's Teacher Knowledge Base Model

    Orni Meerbaum–Salant & Orit Hazzan, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

    Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 23–43

    This paper focuses on challenges in mentoring software development projects in the high school and analyzes difficulties encountered by Computer Science teachers in the mentoring process according ... More

    pp. 23-43

  4. A Quantitative Methodology For Determining the Critical Benchmarks for Project 2061 Strand Maps

    G Kuhn, Tanner Corp., United States

    Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 299–324

    Abstract The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) was tasked with identifying the key science concepts for science literacy in K-12 students in America (AAAS, 1990, 1993).... More

    pp. 299-324

  5. MODeLeR: A Virtual Constructivist Learning Environment and Methodology for Object-Oriented Design

    John Coffey, University of West Florida, United States; Robert Koonce, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, United States

    Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 129–147

    This article contains a description of the organization and method of use of an active learning environment named MODeLeR, (Multimedia Object Design Learning Resource), a tool designed to... More

    pp. 129-147

  6. A Proposal for Ozone Science Podcasting in a Middle Science Classroom

    Debra Piecka & Elaine Studnicki, Duquesne University, United States; Michelle Zuckerman-Parker, Allegheny Singer Research Institute, Center for Genomic Studies, United States

    AACE Journal Vol. 16, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 203–233

    The use of podcasting has grown exponentially. Research projects are racing to keep up with this growth to understand implications for learning and instruction. This project specifically attempts... More

    pp. 203-233

  7. Towards an Object-Oriented Model for the Design and Development of Learning Objects

    Chrysostomos Chrysostomou & George Papadopoulos, Department of Computer Science - University of Cyprus, Cyprus

    International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 7, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 219–243

    This work introduces the concept of an Object-Oriented Learning Object (OOLO) that is developed in a manner similar to the one that software objects are developed through Object-Oriented Software... More

    pp. 219-243

  8. Reading Strategies in Hypertexts and Factors Influencing Hyperlink Selection

    Aristidis Protopsaltis, University of Westminster, United Kingdom

    Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 17, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 191–213

    This article reports on a study that examines the reading strategies and the factors that affect the hyperlink selection in a hypertext environment. The study focuses on text based hypertexts. The ... More

    pp. 191-213

  9. Measuring Learner Engagement in Computer-Equipped College Classrooms

    Monica E. Bulger, Richard E. Mayer, Kevin C. Almeroth & Sheridan D. Blau, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States

    Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 17, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 129–143

    ** Invited as a Paper From ED-MEDIA 2006 ** Although engagement and learning appear linked, quantitatively measuring this relationship is challenging. New technologies offer a window into... More

    pp. 129-143

  10. ExplaNet: A Collaborative Learning Tool and Hybrid Recommender System for Student-Authored Explanations

    Jessica Masters, Boston College, United States; Tara Madhyastha, University of Washington, United States; Ali Shakouri, University of California at Santa Cruz, United States

    Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 19, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 51–74

    ExplaNet is a web-based, anonymous, asynchronous explanation-sharing network. Instructors post questions to the network and students submit explanatory answers. Students then view and rank the... More

    pp. 51-74

  11. An Incremental Model for Developing Educational Critiquing Systems: Experiences with the Java Critiquer

    Lin Qiu, State University of New York at Oswego, United States; Christopher Riesbeck, Northwestern University, United States

    Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 19, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 119–145

    Individualized feedback is an important factor in fostering learning. However, it is often not seen in schools because providing it places considerable additional workload on teachers. One way to... More

    pp. 119-145

  12. Learning “Goal Programming” Using an Interactive Multimedia Courseware: Design Factors and Students’ Preferences

    Kok Boon Shiong, education, Malaysia; Baharuddin Aris, Maizah Hura Ahmad, Mohamad Bilal Ali, Jamalludin Harun & Zaidatun Tasir, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

    Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 17, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 59–79

    This paper attempts to describe a research project related to Form Six students' learning "Goal Programming" using an interactive multimedia (IMM) courseware. The purpose of the study is to... More

    pp. 59-79

  13. Book Review: Ubiquitous Computing in Education: Invisible Technology, Visible Impact

    Richard E. Ferdig & Jeff Boyer, University of Florida, United States

    Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 4 (October 2007) pp. 555–561

    FROM WEBSITE BOOK DESCRIPTION Digital technology has radically altered the way in which we live and work, but has not had a substantial impact on education. Ubiquitous Computing in Education... More

    pp. 555-561

  14. Textbook Preferences: The Possibilities of Individualized Learning in Social Studies With an Individualized Textbook

    James Gentry, Tarleton State University, United States; Teri Fowler, Texas A&M-Texarkana, United States; Bobbie Nichols, Texarkana Independent School District, United States

    Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2007) pp. 493–510

    This study investigated the ideology and perspectives of sixth grade students, parents, and teachers concerning four district approved social studies textbooks from the state adoption list. Student... More

    pp. 493-510

  15. Factors Impeding Implementation of Web-Based Distance Learning

    Falowo Rasheed, The Federal Polytechnic, Computer Science Department, Damaturu, Yobe State, Nigeria

    AACE Journal Vol. 15, No. 3 (2007) pp. 315–338

    Economic and technological changes are occurring at an accelerating rate in our information and communication-based society, making life-long learning for everyone a necessity. This is particularly... More

    pp. 315-338

  16. Development and Execution of Program to Display Data of Students on Web Browser in Personal Computer Classroom

    Yoshito Yamamoto, Tokyo University of Science, Japan; Hiroo Hirose, Tokyo University of Science, Suwa, Japan; Hiroshi Ichikawa, School of Business Administration Sanno College, Japan

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 4398–4405

    In our university, it is quite normal for over 100 students to be attending classes in computer classrooms. Students normally can sit randomly but most of them use their Unix server Ids to access... More

    pp. 4398-4405

  17. A Customer-Based Portal System for Instructions Management in e-Learning Environment

    Jenq-Muh Hsu, Pao-Ta Yu, Chien-Hung Lin & Yen-Shou Lai, Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 4300–4309

    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) supply the chance of getting information on the Internet at anytime and anywhere. The educational methods are not longer limited to learn in the... More

    pp. 4300-4309

  18. A study on cognitive levels of programming activities and their effects on learning with web-based programming assisted system

    Wu-Yuin Hwang, Graduate School of Network Learning Technology, National Central University, Taiwan, Taiwan; Chin-Yu Wang, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan, Taiwan

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 3920–3929

    To facilitate students' learning on Web-based programming, an assisted system, "WPAS", was proposed with five activities consisting of concepts testing, program block filling, program debugging,... More

    pp. 3920-3929

  19. The Classroom as Learning Space: Two Disciplines, Two Views.

    Jack Pope, University of San Diego, United States; Bart Thurber, University of Sa Diego, United States; Shahra Meshkaty, University of San Diego, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 3739–3743

    The authors describe, and give the rationale for, two very different ways of deriving learning spaces from conventional college classrooms. Each view is based on the common concerns of a certain... More

    pp. 3739-3743

  20. Novel Web-Based Real-Time Communication System for Distant Education

    Takefumi Miyamoto, Narita's laboratory, Department of Computer Science, University of Waseda, Japan

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 3700–3704

    This paper presents a system that provides highly interactive telecommunication through terminals. It allows users to exchange complicated information by real-time sharing of visible information... More

    pp. 3700-3704