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Bokhove, Christian; Drijvers, Paul – Computers & Education, 2012
In this article we report on the effects of a digital intervention on the development of algebraic expertise of 17-18 year old students in the Netherlands. The question to be answered was whether the intervention would be effective and what factors influenced the outcome. With notions of formative assessment and symbol sense as guiding theoretical…
Descriptors: Expertise, Feedback (Response), Test Results, Student Attitudes
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Shieh, Ruey S. – Computers & Education, 2012
Technology-Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) is a pedagogical innovation established in a technology-enhanced multimedia studio, emphasizing constructivist-oriented teaching and learning. In Taiwan, an increasing number of schools are adopting the TEAL notion to deliver courses. This study examines the impact of TEAL on both student performance and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Constructivism (Learning), Science Activities
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Munson, Ashlyn; Moskal, Barbara; Harriger, Alka; Lauriski-Karriker, Tonya; Heersink, Daniel – Computers & Education, 2011
Research indicates that students often opt out of computing majors due to a lack of prior experience in computing and a lack of knowledge of field-based job opportunities. In addition, it has been found that students respond positively to new subjects when teachers and counselors are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the area. The summer…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Student Attitudes, School Counselors, Guidance
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Chang, Chi-Cheng; Tseng, Kuo-Hung; Chou, Pao-Nan; Chen, Yi-Hui – Computers & Education, 2011
This study examined the reliability and validity of Web-based portfolio peer assessment. Participants were 72 second-grade students from a senior high school taking a computer course. The results indicated that: 1) there was a lack of consistency across various student raters on a portfolio, or inter-rater reliability; 2) two-thirds of the raters…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Validity, Interrater Reliability
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Zydney, Janet Mannheimer – Computers & Education, 2010
This study investigated the effectiveness of multiple scaffolding tools in helping students understand a complex problem. In order to support students with this task, a multimedia learning environment was developed based on the cognitive flexibility theory (CFT) and scaffolding through computer-based tools. Seventy-nine 10th-grade students in an…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Program Effectiveness, Educational Environment, Misconceptions
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Hsu, Ching-Kun; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Chang, Chih-Kai – Computers & Education, 2010
In a language curriculum, the training of reading ability is one of the most important aspects. Previous studies have shown the importance of assigning proper articles to individual students for training their reading ability; nevertheless, previous experience has also shown the challenges of this issue owing to the complexity of personal factors…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Ability, High School Students, Expertise
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Annetta, Leonard A.; Minogue, James; Holmes, Shawn Y.; Cheng, Meng-Tzu – Computers & Education, 2009
The popularity of video games has transcended entertainment crossing into the world of education. While the literature base on educational gaming is growing, there is still a lack of systematic study of this emerging technology's efficacy. This quasi-experimental study evaluated a teacher created video game on genetics in terms of its affective…
Descriptors: Video Games, Genetics, Program Effectiveness, High School Students
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Papastergiou, Marina – Computers & Education, 2009
The aim of this study was to assess the learning effectiveness and motivational appeal of a computer game for learning computer memory concepts, which was designed according to the curricular objectives and the subject matter of the Greek high school Computer Science (CS) curriculum, as compared to a similar application, encompassing identical…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Computer Science Education, Females, Program Effectiveness
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Roth, Vicki; Ivanchenko, Volodymyr; Record, Nicholas – Computers & Education, 2008
As the use of web-based homework delivery and checking systems expands, we have greater need to evaluate how students engage with these systems and how changes in the systems influence student behavior. Reported here is the assessment of WeBWorK, an open-source web-based homework program used largely in postsecondary math and science courses, with…
Descriptors: Calculus, Error Correction, Homework, Student Reaction
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Harskamp, E.; Suhre, C. – Computers & Education, 2007
This paper evaluates the effectiveness of a student controlled computer program for high school mathematics based on instruction principles derived from Schoenfeld's theory of problem solving. The computer program allows students to choose problems and to make use of hints during different episodes of solving problems. Crucial episodes are:…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Learner Controlled Instruction, Research Design, Computer Software