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American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

April 1996

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Number of papers: 38

  1. Effects of Collaborative, Computer-Supported, Knowledge-Building Communities on High School Students' Knowledge Building and Intentional Learning

    Duane F. Shell

    This research was conducted as part of Project CIRCLE, a collaborative project between the University of Texas at Austin College of Education, the Austin Independent School District, and the Eanes ... More

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  2. Argumentation Analysis of the Content of E-Mail Studies

    Miika Marttunen

    Although there are earlier experiences from computer mediated communication (CMC) applications in which e-mail has been used as a forum for argumentation and debate, the literature lacks systematic... More

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  3. Using Computer Simulations To Enhance Conceptual Change: The Roles of Constructivist Instruction and Student Epistemological Beliefs

    Mark Windschitl & Thomas Andre

    The objectives of this study were to: examine the potential interaction between students' epistemological beliefs and placement in a simulation condition (constructivist versus non-constructivist) ... More

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  4. Challenges to a Learning Approach through a Global Network

    In-Sook Lee

    Computer networking is a new educational approach that can well serve the educational needs in a society of dynamic and constant changes. This paper examines effective ways of establishing a... More

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  5. The Virtual Training Program: Implications for Military and Civilian Educators

    Theodore M. Shlechter & Billy L. Burnside

    This paper describes the Virtual Training Program (VTP) at Fort Knox (Kentucky) which aims to provide the United States Army National Guard units with intensive, time-compressed training... More

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  6. Computer Communication Skills and Participation in a Computer-Mediated Conferencing Course

    John A. Ross

    Computer Mediated Conferencing (CMC) courses are attracting students with weak computer communication skills. This document describes a study which examines the outcomes for such students when they... More

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  7. Matching Learner Preference to Preferred Amounts of Instruction

    Heidi L. Schnackenberg

    Some research indicates that individuals learn more when given control over their instruction, while other data suggests that individuals learn less effectively when given control over their... More

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  8. Distance Education in the Pacific Northwest: Program Benefits and Implementation Barriers

    Kim O. Yap

    In 1990, the Satellite Telecommunications Educational Programming (STEP) Network in Spokane (Washington) joined with state education agencies from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to ... More

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  9. Using Unidimensional IRT Models for Dichotomous Classification via Computerized Classification Testing with Multidimensional Data

    Che-Ming Allen Lau

    This study focused on the robustness of unidimensional item response theory (UIRT) models in computerized classification testing against violation of the unidimensionality assumption. The study... More

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  10. Analysis of Productivity and Learning Style Preferences of Participants in Distance Education

    Howard R. D. Gordon

    The purpose of this study was to profile the preferred productivity and learning style preferences of participants enrolled in distance education courses at Marshall University (West Virginia) ... More

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  11. Estimating Testing Time: The Effects of Item Characteristics on Response Latency

    Perry N. Halkitis

    The relationship between test item characteristics and testing time was studied for a computer-administered licensing examination. One objective of the study was to develop a model to predict... More

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  12. Juggling Students, State and Teacher Beliefs: The Classroom Teacher and Education Reform

    Linda G. Esser

    Data on the implementation of state-mandated portfolio assessment guidelines were collected in a class of 25 fourth-grade students in a Kentucky urban school, using participant observation,... More

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  13. It Is As Much the How as the What: Examining My Own Practices for Teaching Classroom Management

    Barbara McEwan

    This study explored the potential of videotape and E-mail technology for developing a course delivery system encouraging personal reflection on the topic of classroom management. Since the process ... More

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  14. Innovation and Persistence: The Evaluation of the C.U.P.L.E. Studio Physics Course

    Marie A. Cooper & Angela M. O'Donnell

    The last decade has seen the development of a number of computer-based interactive physics programs at the university level. Set in a cognitive apprenticeship framework, such programs view the... More

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  15. Evaluation of a Speech-to-Print Transcription System as a Resource for Mainstreamed Deaf Students

    Vicki Everhart

    This paper describes and evaluates the National Technical Institute for the Deaf's (New York) Computer-Aided Transcription System (C-Print), a computer-aided system for transcribing speech to print... More

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  16. Using the Computer-Based Academic Assessment System (CASS) To Identify Reading Disability in College Students: A Replication

    Cheryl A. Cisero

    This research investigates whether the Computer-Based Academic Assessment System (CAAS), a battery of tests examining speed and accuracy at performing component reading skills, would be useful for ... More

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  17. Toward Guidelines for the Research & Development of Interactive Multimedia: The Arizona State University TMMUIV Project

    Gary G. Bitter & Brandt W. Pryor

    This paper chronicles the Teaching Mathematics Using Interactive Videodisk (TMMUIV) pilot project. The project emerged in response to the need to train pre-service teachers in, among other things, ... More

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  18. The Effect of a "Learner as Multimedia Designer" Environment on At-Risk High School Students' Motivation and Learning of Design Knowledge

    Min Liu & Keith Rutledge

    This paper investigates the effect of engaging students in designing interactive multimedia programs. The design process has been shown to heighten motivation and to develop skills in project... More

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  19. Technology and Leadership

    James A. Bernauer

    This paper describes how technology has been successfully integrated into a school's curriculum, the leadership decisions leading to this success, and the impact that technology has had on students... More

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  20. Women and Computer Based Technologies: A Feminist Perspective

    Hope Morritt

    The use of computer based technologies by professional women in education is examined through a feminist standpoint theory in this paper. The theory is grounded in eight claims which form the basis... More

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