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Ayersman, David J. – Computers in the Schools, 1996
Describes a study of undergraduates that investigated the effects of computer experience, learning style, gender, and intensity of treatment on computer anxiety. Results of pretests and posttests as well as analysis of variance are discussed, and future research is suggested. (LRW)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Cognitive Style, Computer Anxiety, Experience
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Strang, Harold R.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Describes a self-administered microcomputer-based simulation that allows teacher educators to create customized simulated classroom experiences for their students. Lesson performance measures are discussed, postlesson feedback variables are described, self-perception measures are explained, and results of a posttraining evaluation of the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Evaluation Methods
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Scanlan, David A. – Computers in the Schools, 1989
Describes two studies of undergraduates that examined learner and gender preferences for structured flowcharts versus pseudocode in the comprehension of short, complex algorithms. Research dealing with algorithm comprehension and flowcharts is reviewed, hypotheses tested are explained, implications for instructors and instructional materials are…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Comprehension, Computer Science Education, Flow Charts
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Roblyer, M. D.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1988
This review of research on microcomputers and their impact on education highlights literature reviews and findings from 1975 to the present; meta-analysis issues and procedures; findings of research on instructional effectiveness; word processing; Logo; student attitudes and characteristics; and implications of these findings for computer use and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Maddux, Cleborne D.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1989
Describes the use of the Flesch readability and interest formulae to evaluate textbooks intended for use in college level introductory educational computing courses. Variables that influence what textbook is chosen for a college course are discussed, and readability scores, human interest categories, and subject matter coverage are examined in…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Higher Education, Introductory Courses
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Zirkler, Dieter; Brownell, Gregg – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Undergraduates in a computer literacy class were pretested on analogical reasoning skills. One section then received LOGO programing instruction, and the other section received nonprograming instruction on computer uses in education. Posttest results indicated that analogical reasoning skills development is a consequence of LOGO programing and…
Descriptors: Analogy, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Higher Education