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Journal of Educational Computing Research

2000 Volume 22, Number 4

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. Beyond Butlers: Intelligent Agents as Mentors

    Amy Baylor

    Discusses pedagogical issues for intelligent agents to successfully serve as mentors for educational purposes. Examines broader issues about the nature or persona necessary for an intelligent agent... More

    pp. 373-82

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  2. Effectiveness of Simulation Training on Transfer of Statistical Concepts

    David M. Lane & Zhihua Tang

    The effectiveness of simulations for teaching statistical concepts was compared to the effectiveness of a textbook. Subjects were 115 college students. Subjects trained by simulation performed... More

    pp. 383-96

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  3. Teachers' Beliefs about Computers: Report of a Case Study

    Enrique Hinostroza & Harvey Mellar

    Reports on a case study that led to a model of how teachers use computers in classroom teaching. This model conceptualizes the computer as a teaching resource that helps teachers to develop their... More

    pp. 397-409

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  4. Evaluating the Instructional Efficacy of Computer-Mediated Interactive Multimedia: Comparing Three Elementary Statistics Tutorial Modules

    Gerardo M. Gonzalez & Marc A. Birch

    This study evaluated three tutorial modules, equivalent in content but different in mode of presentation, for introducing elementary statistics concepts. Fifty-seven college students participated... More

    pp. 411-36

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  5. Computers in School: Socially Isolating or a Tool To Promote Collaboration?

    Ann-Katrin Svensson

    Presents a study of interactions among eight-year-old students working with computers. Students' communicative interactions in front of the computer were compared with interaction occurring in... More

    pp. 437-53

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  6. Barriers To Adopting Emerging Technologies in Education

    Patricia L. Rogers

    Examines barriers to technology adoption based on the literature and on data from two studies (one with K-12 teachers and one with higher education faculty). A product of this examination is a... More

    pp. 455-72

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