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Granger, Charles R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
The microcomputer used as a closed-circuit television typewriter and graphics generator is suggested as an alternative visual teaching strategy for lecture or discussions. The use of such a system in an introductory biology course for nonmajors is discussed. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs
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Fisher, K. M.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is a computer-based tool, SemNet, which can be used by good and poor students to facilitate, extend, and polish their learning skills. Emphasized are skills associated with meaningful or deep-level learning. The components, use, and theoretical background of the software are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
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Leonard, William H. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Reviewed is the use of computer-assisted instruction in college science laboratories. Examples of computer interfacing are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Computer Uses in Education
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Habowsky, Joseph E. J.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is an application of educational technology that serves 700 students enrolled in 7 biology courses. Audiovisual and computer-assisted instruction are included. The integration of interactive audio with computer software is highlighted. (CW)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Biological Sciences, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Mantei, Erwin J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Explains how self-produced software can be used to perform rapid number analysis or number-crunching duties in geology classes. Reviews programs in mineralogy and petrology and identifies areas in geology where computers can be used effectively. Discusses the advantages and benefits of integrating department-generated software into a geology…
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Courseware
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Volker, Eugene J.; Eldridge, David C. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Describes the goals, procedures, and activities of a Computers in Chemistry course for undergraduate chemistry majors. Provides a listing of topics which have user-friendly programs and of representative activities which have been incorporated into the course. Also includes suggestions for student assignments. (ML)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Content
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Rhodes, Samuel B. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Offers an alternative to kymography systems for undergraduates in physiology courses. Explains how an easy-to-build transducer can be used for recording diverse physiological phenomena. Reviews the theory of transducer function and explains the performance of the microcomputer kymography. (ML)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Higher Education
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Beichner, Robert J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Describes a laboratory exercise that introduces physics students to graphing. Presents the program format and sample output of a computer simulation of an experiment which tests the effects of sound intensity on the crawling speed of a snail. Provides students with practice in making exponential or logarithmic graphs. (ML)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Higher Education
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Jain, Duli C.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Computer-assisted-instruction software was developed to supplement the conventional lecture-laboratory mode of instruction with another instructional aid for learning science in an individualized, nonthreatening environment. This development project was designed to teach physical concepts, mathematical techniques, and problem solving strategies.…
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Software