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Networking the Home and University: How Families Can Be Integrated into Proximate/Distant Computer Systems
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 22, No. 1 (1989) pp. 107–17
Describes study that was conducted to determine the feasibility of networking home microcomputers with a university mainframe system in order to investigate a new family process research paradigm, as well as the design and function of the...
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 17, No. 4 (1989) pp. 319–35
Reports on a computer-based research model that was designed to test family process variables. Integration with an existing family decision-making process model is described, the microcomputer/mainframe system is explained, and system reliability...
Logo Mastery and Spatial Problem-Solving by Young Children: Effects of Logo Language Training, Route-Strategy Training, and Learning Styles on Immediate Learning and Transfer
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 8, No. 4 (1992) pp. 521–40
Describes a study that examined preschoolers' abilities to learn problem solving with LOGO, learn new strategies to use during problem solving, and transfer computer learning to other settings. Differences in the effectiveness of LOGO learning for...
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 19, No. 4 (1991) pp. 345–53
Discusses a review of research studies on gender differences in computer-based education that revealed significant discrepancies between equality of access and performance outcomes for female and male users. Highlights include the proposed future of ...
The Computer Gender Gap: Children's Attitudes, Performance, and Socialization. Spotlight: Gender Differences
Montessori Life Vol. 7, No. 4 (1995) pp. 33–35
Discusses the significant, historically-rooted gender differences in equality of computer access and performance outcomes. Identifies issues to be dealt with to assure a future in which girls will succeed in technology-based education. Suggests...
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 16, No. 4 (1988) pp. 349–64
Describes a study that compared the effects of microworld microcomputer training and real world training on sorting behaviors of 2- and 3-year-olds. Discussion of the relationship between cognitive development and the ability to process microworld...
Computers in Early Education: Issues Put to Rest, Theoretical Links to Sound Practice, and the Potential Contribution of Microworlds
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 6, No. 4 (1990) pp. 375–92
Discusses research evidence for not including microcomputers in preschool environments; develops a theoretical base favoring computer use in early childhood that includes views of Papert, Piaget, Erikson, and competence development; and offers...
Academic Medicine Vol. 73, No. 9 (1998) pp. 948–55
Describes the University of Florida medical school's curriculum-development efforts, including introduction of early clinical experience in primary-care settings, enhancement of small-group active learning, development of computer-based interactive...