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International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 27, No. 3 pp. 221–232
Beginning with a distinction among families of explanations (common, disciplinary, self-, and instructional), this article describes research on two aspects of instructional explanations in history with the aim of contributing to research on...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 28, No. 2 (2003) pp. 163–88
Reports the results of research that examined ways in which a computer simulation of a banking workplace influenced high schoolstudents' general knowledge and understanding about the world of work. Results indicated students who used the simulation...
Review of Educational Research Vol. 76, No. 4 (2006) pp. 567–605
This article charts the promissory notes and concerns related to college-level online education as reflected in the educational literature. It is argued that, to appreciate the potential and limitations of online education, we need to trace the...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 17, No. 1 (February 2008) pp. 100–120
Many students now are receiving instruction in online environments created by universities, museums, corporations, and even students. What features of a given online course contribute to its effectiveness? This paper addresses that query by...
Chemistry Education Research and Practice Vol. 9, No. 3 (2008) pp. 208–218
Even after repeated instruction, first year college chemistry students are often unable to apply stoichiometry knowledge to equilibrium and acid-base chemistry problems. The dynamic and interactive capabilities of online technology may facilitate...
Electronic Journal of e-Learning Vol. 5, No. 3 pp. 227–238
Free, open, online homework help sites appear to be extremely popular and exist for many school subjects. Students can anonymously post problems at their convenience and receive responses from forum members. This mode of tutoring may be especially...
How tutors benefit from participation in open, online homework forums with a spontaneous participation structure
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2746–2753
We show how free, open, online homework forums that exist to benefit students also benefit participating tutors. These forums are staffed by volunteer tutors who have the time, knowledge, and willingness to help students with specific problems from ...
Learning and Instruction Vol. 5, No. 4 pp. 401–408
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 21, No. 4 (1999) pp. 433–74
Describes a study that examined high school students' ethical reasoning in the context of their participation in a computer simulation of a workplace environment. Includes opportunities for ethical decision-making, classroom observation of...
Emerging research communities and the World Wide Web: analysis of a Web-based resource for the field of museum learning
Computers & Education Vol. 36, No. 1 (2001) pp. 1–14
In this paper we contrast the possibilities of the World Wide Web to transform communities of educational researchers with actual patterns of use of The Museum Learning Collaborative Web site. We highlight patterns of user interaction that have...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 32, No. 1 (July 2005) pp. 1–25
In a series of 5 experiments in 2000 and 2001, several hundred students at two different universities with three different professors and six different teaching assistants took a semester long course on causal and statistical reasoning in either...