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This paper is a summary of much of the available research on college science laboratory instruction of the past decade with a focus on the effects of specific laboratory teaching strategies upon student learning outcomes. Some tentative...
Development of High-Technology Science Instruction: A Case History of an Interactive Videodisc System
The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of both the instrumentation and the software of an emerging, high-technology system used for science instruction. A marriage of computer and television technologies has evolved into an...
Journal of College Science Teaching Vol. 19, No. 4 (1990) pp. 210–11
Reviewed is the use of computer-assisted instruction in college science laboratories. Examples of computer interfacing are discussed. (CW)
A Comparison of Student Reactions to Biology Instruction by Interactive Videodisc or Conventional Laboratory
Journal of Research in Science Teaching Vol. 26, No. 2 (1989) pp. 95–104
Examines college students' perception of an interactive videodisc learning system as an alternative to the conventional laboratory for learning biology skills and concepts taught under classroom laboratory conditions. Reports that the videodisc...
American Biology Teacher Vol. 50, No. 8 (1988) pp. 523–26
Describes the state-of-the-art in computer interfacing in the biology laboratory. Discusses hardware and software. Enumerates the educational benefits from instrumentation such as cost effectiveness and increased student opportunity and motivation....
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 2 (2004) pp. 152–162
Graphing calculators have been used in the mathematics classroom for speed, to leap hurdles, to make connections among representations, and to permit realism through the use of authentic data. In this study, a graphing calculator tutorial provided...
Science and Children Vol. 43, No. 8 (2006) pp. 28–32
The Experimental Reflection Portal, or "XRePort" is an online system that pairs students and teachers from different schools and allows them to "talk" about their common science investigations. In this way, students communicate their science...