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  1. A Test of One Learner-Control Strategy with Students of Differing Levels of Task Persistence

    Carol A. Carrier & Michael D. Williams

    American Educational Research Journal Vol. 25, No. 2 (1988) pp. 285–306

    A study of 114 sixth graders assessed the effects of a learner-control strategy involving choice of elaborative materials in a computer-based tutorial. Results of the study, which incorporated a... More

    pp. 285-306

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  2. Computer Aptitude: An Investigation of Differences among Junior High Students with Learning Disabilities and Their Non-Learning-Disabled Peers

    J Dixon Hearne

    Journal of Learning Disabilities Vol. 21, No. 8 (1988) pp. 489–92

    Comparison of scores on the Computer Aptitude, Literacy, and Interest Profile of 56 junior high school learning disabled students and 56 non-learning disabled peers found no significant difference ... More

    pp. 489-92

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  3. Computer Literacy: Using Spreadsheets in the Elementary and Middle School Math Class

    Joanne Troutner

    Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 7, No. 4 (1988) pp. 12–13

    Discusses the use of spreadsheets for problem solving in middle and elementary school math classes. Lists six ideas for their use in the classroom. Includes two templates. (MVL) More

    pp. 12-13

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  4. Logo and Angle Estimation Skills

    Max K. Frazier

    Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 8, No. 2 (1989) pp. 22–28

    Described is a study in which seventh graders used LOGO in place of receiving geometry instruction. It was hypothesized that angle recognition estimation and construction would be higher for the... More

    pp. 22-28

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  5. Cooperative CBI: The Effects of Heterogeneous versus Homogeneous Grouping on the Learning of Progressively Complex Concepts

    Simon Hooper & Michael J. Hannafin

    Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 4, No. 4 (1988) pp. 413–24

    Describes study that compared the achievement of high and low ability eighth-grade students working cooperatively during computer-based instruction. Homogeneous and heterogeneous grouping based on ... More

    pp. 413-24

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  6. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Mathematics Software in Shaping Students' Intuitions

    Nurit Zehavi

    Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 4, No. 4 (1988) pp. 391–401

    Describes study of junior high school students in Israel that tested the effectiveness of microcomputer-based software designed to shape students' intuitions in the understanding of graphs of... More

    pp. 391-401

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  7. Educational Technology for Elementary and Middle Schools

    Ruth Irene Hoffman

    Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 16, No. 4 (1988) pp. 299–314

    Describes and evaluates two projects designed to update elementary and middle school mathematics programs: (1) the revision of elementary school's mathematics and computer literacy curriculum; and ... More

    pp. 299-314

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  8. Frame Conditions for an Elementary Introduction into Informatics--Background Experiences of Eighth-Graders with Computers

    Richard Fauser & Norbert Schreiber

    Zeitschrift fur Padagogik Vol. 35, No. 2 (1989) pp. 219–40

    Interviews 2,645 eighth-grade West German male and female students to determine: (1) the computer experience gained by students in their leisure time; (2) the knowledge they would like to acquire... More

    pp. 219-40

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  9. Teaching Keyboarding Skills to Elementary School Students in Supervised and Unsupervised Environments

    Vincent P. Mikkelsen & Gail Gerlach

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    This study tested the effectiveness of a typing tutorial in teaching keyboarding skills to middle- and upper-grade elementary school students in both supervised and unsupervised environments.... More

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  10. Beyond the Talking Head: Opportunities Offered to LRCs by Two-Way Interactive Television

    Howard T. Major

    Community & Junior College Libraries Vol. 6, No. 1 (1988) pp. 65–71

    Describes the use of two-way interactive television in Jackson County, Michigan, to permit previously unavailable courses, such as Latin and Advanced Economics, to be offered at remote high school ... More

    pp. 65-71

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  11. Learner Control and Achievement in Science Computer-Assisted Instruction

    Mable B. Kinzie

    Journal of Educational Psychology Vol. 80, No. 3 (1988) pp. 299–303

    Learner and program control of content review were provided in science computer-assisted instruction for 98 eighth graders. Results indicate that students given limited control over instruction can... More

    pp. 299-303

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  12. Intrinsic Orientation Profiles and Learning Mathematics in CAI Settings

    Zemira R. Mevarech

    Journal of Educational Research Vol. 81, No. 4 (1988) pp. 228–32

    Investigation into fourth- through sixth-grade students' (N=257) motivational differences regarding computer-assisted mathematics instruction revealed that intrinsically-motivated students... More

    pp. 228-32

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  13. The Effects of Computer-Assisted and Traditional Mastery Methods on Computation Accuracy and Attitudes

    David W. Dalton & Michael J. Hannafin

    Journal of Educational Research Vol. 82, No. 1 (1988) pp. 27–33

    Results of a study of 117 eighth-grade math students suggest: mastery-based methods were more effective than non-mastery methods in improving lesson achievement; computer-based and traditional... More

    pp. 27-33

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  14. Logo and Equity: A Natural Partnership

    Sharon Burrowes Yoder

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    In the fall of 1987, Cleveland State University in conjunction with Cleveland area schools and Logo Computer Systems, Inc., embarked on a series of workshops designed to train teachers in group... More

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  15. Personality Characteristics of Junior High School Students Successful with Computers

    John Lutz

    Computers in the Schools Vol. 5, No. 1 (1988) pp. 257–69

    Describes study conducted to identify some of the characteristics of junior high school students who become successful computer users. The three measures used to test students are explained--the... More

    pp. 257-69

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  16. What's New in Software? Computer Programs in Math: Software Feature

    Carolyn N. Hedley

    Journal of Reading, Writing, and Learning Disabilities International Vol. 3, No. 1 (1987) pp. 103–7

    Annotations and sources are provided for selected computer assisted instructional programs in mathematics (e.g., drill and practice, simulations, and graphics) appropriate for use with learning... More

    pp. 103-7

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  17. The Effect of Instructional Computer Games on Continuing Student Motivation

    David B. Malouf

    Journal of Special Education Vol. 21, No. 4 (1988) pp. 27–38

    Learning-disabled sixth through eighth grade students (n=25) received vocabulary instruction involving matching negation prefixes to root words. The students used an instructional computer game or ... More

    pp. 27-38

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  18. Variables--An Obstacle to Children Learning Computer Programming. Technical Report No. 8

    Rafi Nachmias

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    The difficulties that younger students experience in understanding concepts related to the use of variables in computer programming are examined through descriptions of two studies: (1) detailed... More

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  19. Microcomputers in Education

    Barbara Kochan

    Education and Computing Vol. 3, No. 3 (1987) pp. 219–37

    Three articles focusing on microcomputers in education discuss (1) a study that investigated children's spelling mistakes and used microcomputers to help improve their spelling; (2) use of... More

    pp. 219-37

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  20. Boys, Girls, and a Scarcity of Microcomputers: "They Get on It Before We Can Get to It"

    Carol C. Reece

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    The main purposes of this survey were to: (1) assess the perceptions and attitudes of students about whether boys or girls spend more time working with computers; (2) explore whether individual... More

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