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Chandra, Vinesh; Watters, James J. – Computers & Education, 2012
There is extensive uptake of ICT in the teaching of science but more evidence is needed on how ICT impacts on the learning practice and the learning outcomes at the classroom level. In this study, a physics website ("Getsmart") was developed using the cognitive apprenticeship framework for students at a high school in Australia. This…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Physics, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Newhouse, C. Paul – Computers & Education, 2011
An applied Information Technology (IT) course that is assessed using pen and paper may sound incongruous but it is symptomatic of the state of high-stakes assessment in jurisdictions such as Western Australia. Whereas technology has permeated most aspects of modern life, including schooling, and more has been demanded of education systems in terms…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment
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Maher, Damian – Computers & Education, 2009
The Internet is increasingly being used as a tool for communicating and learning in primary schools across many developed and developing countries. The place of social chat as part of online interactions has as yet not been fully recognised as an important component of learning. In this paper, the interactions of students in a Sydney primary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Online Courses, Learning Processes, Computer Mediated Communication