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ClassNet: A potential computer-mediated communications learning tool in preservice teacher education?
(1997) pp. 1–117
This study investigates computer-mediated communications (CMC) in preservice teacher education. Three papers respectively examine current CMC uses and outcomes, describe a new CMC tool which may enhance future use, and present an evaluation of that...
How Useful Are Landmarks when Learning a Route in a Virtual Environment? Evidence from Typical Development and Williams Syndrome
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology Vol. 111, No. 4 (April 2012) pp. 571–586
The ability to learn a route through a virtual environment was assessed in 19 older children and adults with Williams syndrome (WS) and 40 typically developing (TD) children aged 6-9 years. In addition to comparing route-learning ability across...
Journal of Experimental Education Vol. 70, No. 3 (2002) pp. 215–39
Compared multimodal instruction with text and pictures with unimodal text-only instruction as 44 college students used a visual or textual manual to learn a complex software application. Results initially support dual coding theory and indicate that ...
Social Education Vol. 77, No. 2 (2013) pp. 99–101
One of the challenges that social studies educators face daily is how to make student learning relevant. Digital technologies can play an important role by connecting what happens in the classroom to the world beyond. One way to do this is by...
Technical Communication: Journal of the Society for Technical Communication Vol. 49, No. 3 (2002) pp. 330–39
Examines the effects of pictures (screen captures and input devices) on documentation for older novice computer users (aged 26 to 69 years). Argues that screen captures help reduce memory load and support visual scanning for older users. Finds no...
Teaching Functional Use of an iPod-Based Speech-Generating Device to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Larah van der Meer; Debora Kagohara; Donna Achmadi; Vanessa A. Green; Christina Herrington; Jeff Sigafoos; Mark F. O'Reilly; Giulio E. Lancioni; Russell Lang; Mandy Rispoli
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 26, No. 3 (2011) pp. 1–11
Anecdotal reports suggest that individuals with developmental disabilities who lack speech may be enabled to communicate through the use of a new iPod-based communication device. However, there appear to be limited empirical data demonstrating...
"I Understood the Words but I Didn't Know What They Meant": Japanese Online MBA Students' Experiences of British Assessment Practices
Open Learning Vol. 31, No. 2 (2016) pp. 130–140
We report on a case study of high Japanese student failure rates in an online MBA programme. Drawing on interviews, and reviews of exam and assignment scripts we frame the problems faced by these students in terms of a "language as social...
Information Processing & Management Vol. 29, No. 3 (1993) pp. 287–98
Discusses access to nontextual documents in large multimedia document bases. A hybrid information retrieval model, using queries in a hypertext environment for location of browsing areas, is presented; and two experiments using cluster-based...
Computers & Education Vol. 70, No. 1 (January 2014) pp. 173–183
During scenario-based training, the scenario is dynamically adapted in real time to control the storyline and increase its effectiveness. A team of experienced staff members is required to manage and perform the adaptations. They manipulate the...
Assessment of teacher competence using video portfolios: Reliability, construct validity, and consequential validity
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 27, No. 6 (August 2011) pp. 1019–1028
The richness and complexity of video portfolios endanger both the reliability and validity of the assessment of teacher competencies. In a post-graduate teacher education program, the assessment of video portfolios was evaluated for its reliability, ...
Ubiquitous Computing and Changing Pedagogical Possibilities: Representations, Conceptualizations and Uses of Knowledge
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 36, No. 4 (2007) pp. 481–515
This article reports on preliminary findings from an ongoing study of teaching and learning in a ubiquitous computing classroom. The research employed mixed methods and multiple measures to document changes in teaching and learning that result when...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 30, No. 4 (Apr 01, 2004) pp. 295–311
Handheld devices have the potential to make a large impact on K-12 educational settings, due to their relative low cost, high mobility, and interactive learning capabilities. This article, the outcome of a large-scale project examining the use of...
Career Development Quarterly Vol. 54, No. 1 (September 2005) pp. 77–85
The authors identify and discuss the main themes from the discourse on the internationalization of educational and vocational guidance at the 2004 "Symposium on International Perspectives on Career Development," co sponsored by the International...
Colour as an Environmental Cue when Learning a Route in a Virtual Environment: Typical and Atypical Development
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 33, No. 3 (2012) pp. 900–908
Typically developing (TD) 6-year-olds and 9-year-olds, and older children and adults with Williams syndrome (WS) navigated through brick-wall mazes in a virtual environment. Participants were shown a route through three mazes, each with 6 turns. In...
Debora M. Kagohara; Jeff Sigafoos; Donna Achmadi; Larah van der Meer; Mark F. O'Reilly; Giulio E. Lancioni
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 32, No. 6 (2011) pp. 2987–2992
We evaluated an intervention procedure for teaching three students with developmental disabilities to independently operate a portable multimedia device (i.e., an iPod Touch[R]) to listen to music. The intervention procedure included the use of...
Using iPods[R] and iPads[R] in Teaching Programs for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: A Systematic Review
Debora M. Kagohara; Larah van der Meer; Sathiyaprakash Ramdoss; Mark F. O'Reilly; Giulio E. Lancioni; Tonya N. Davis; Mandy Rispoli; Russell Lang; Peter B. Marschik; Dean Sutherland; Vanessa A. Green; Jeff Sigafoos
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 34, No. 1 (January 2013) pp. 147–156
We conducted a systematic review of studies that involved iPods[R], iPads[R], and related devices (e.g., iPhones[R]) in teaching programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. The search yielded 15 studies covering five domains: (a)...
Education and the Law Vol. 16, No. 4 (December 2004) pp. 217–248
"Sony Music v. Easyinternetcafe" has introduced a new facet to the debate concerning the copyright legality of peer-to-peer file transfer. The judgment and subsequent settlement has highlighted that companies offering services that are used to...
ReCALL Vol. 24, No. 3 (September 2012) pp. 322–338
What are the affordances of online gaming environments for second language learning and socialization? To answer this question, this qualitative study examines two college-age Spanish learners' experiences participating in the Spanish language...
Kristina Moll; Franck Ramus; Jürgen Bartling; Jennifer Bruder; Sarah Kunze; Nina Neuhoff; Silke Streiftau; Heikki Lyytinen; Paavo H.T. Leppänen; Kaisa Lohvansuu; Dénes Tóth; Ferenc Honbolygó; Valéria Csépe; Caroline Bogliotti; Stéphanie Iannuzzi; Jean-François Démonet; Emilie Longeras; Sylviane Valdois; Florence George; Isabelle Soares-Boucaud; Marie-France Le Heuzey; Catherine Billard; Michael O'Donovan; Gary Hill; Julie Williams; Daniel Brandeis; Urs Maurer; Enrico Schulz; Sanne van der Mark; Bertram Müller-Myhsok; Gerd Schulte-Körne; Karin Landerl
Learning and Instruction Vol. 29, No. 1 (February 2014) pp. 65–77
This paper addresses the question whether the cognitive underpinnings of reading and spelling are universal or language/orthography-specific. We analyzed concurrent predictions of phonological processing (awareness and memory) and rapid automatized...
Educational impact of digital visualization tools on digital character production computer science courses
Educational impact of digital visualization tools on digital character production computer@science@courses (2009) pp. 1–93
Digital character production courses have traditionally been taught in art departments. The digital character production course at the University of Utah is centered, drawing uniformly from art and engineering disciplines. Its design has evolved to...
Effects of a Self-Instruction Communication Skills Training on Skills, Self-Efficacy, Motivation, and Transfer
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Vol. 1 (2011)
This article describes a study on the effects of a self-instruction training programme in communication skills for psychology students at the Open University of the Netherlands in comparison to a fully supervised training. We expected both training...
Computer-Mediated Communication in Preservice Teacher Education: Surveying Research, Identifying Problems, and Considering Needs
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 2 (1998) pp. 8–14
Examines computer-mediated communication (CMC) in preservice teacher education, documenting emerging problems and arising needs. After describing CMC and categorizing its utilization in preservice teacher education, the paper calls for creation of...
Understanding Self-Assessment as an Informed Process: Residents' Use of External Information for Self-Assessment of Performance in Simulated Resuscitations
Advances in Health Sciences Education Vol. 18, No. 2 (May 2013) pp. 181–192
;Self-directed learning requires self-assessment of learning needs and performance, a complex process that requires collecting and interpreting data from various sources. Learners' approaches to self-assessment likely vary depending on the learner...
Technology, Knowledge and Learning Vol. 20, No. 3 (2015) pp. 277–297
The need for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors for our future workforce is growing, yet fewer students are choosing to major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics areas, and many are underprepared, in part...
A Further Comparison of Manual Signing, Picture Exchange, and Speech-Generating Devices as Communication Modes for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders Vol. 6, No. 4 (2012) pp. 1247–1257
We compared acquisition of, and preference for, manual signing (MS), picture exchange (PE), and speech-generating devices (SGDs) in four children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Intervention was introduced across participants in a non...
Teaching Advanced Operation of an iPod-Based Speech-Generating Device to Two Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Donna Achmadi; Debora M. Kagohara; Larah van der Meer; Mark F. O'Reilly; Giulio E. Lancioni; Dean Sutherland; Russell Lang; Peter B. Marschik; Vanessa A. Green; Jeff Sigafoos
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders Vol. 6, No. 4 (2012) pp. 1258–1264
We evaluated a program for teaching two adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to perform more advanced operations on an iPod-based speech-generating device (SGD). The effects of the teaching program were evaluated in a multiprobe multiple ...