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Kuo, Mei-Liang Amy; Hooper, Simon – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2004
The effects of different approaches to learning Chinese characters were investigated. Ninety-two high-school students were randomly assigned to one of five treatment groups: translation, verbal mnemonics, visual mnemonics, dual coding mnemonics, or self-generated mnemonics. All groups received instruction and completed posttests in a…
Descriptors: Translation, Mnemonics, Chinese, Visual Perception
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Singhanayok, Chanchai; Hooper, Simon – Educational Technology Research and Development, 1998
Investigates the effects of studying alone or in cooperative-learning groups on the performance of high and low achievers, using either learner- or program-controlled computer-based instruction. Participants were 92 sixth-grade students. Results suggest that cooperative learning provides beneficial effects, and imply a need for software designers…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development
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Hooper, Simon; Hannafin, Michael J. – Educational Technology, Research and Development, 1991
Describes a study of sixth and seventh grade students that investigated the effects of cooperative group composition, student ability, and learning accountability on achievement, interaction, and instructional efficiency during computer-based instruction. Pretests and posttests are described, data analysis is explained, and recommendations for…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Arithmetic, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Hooper, Simon – Educational Technology, Research and Development, 1992
Examines the origins of small-group learning and distinguishes cooperative learning from other methods. Highlights include assessing the effects of cooperative learning, including cognitive effects; designing effective software for cooperative groups, including accountability, interdependence, interaction, ability grouping, age, collaborative…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Accountability, Age Differences, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Hooper, Simon; And Others – Educational Technology, Research and Development, 1993
Describes a study that examined the effects of cooperative versus individual computer-based instruction on the performance of high- and average-ability fourth-grade students. Effects of learner and program control are investigated; student attitudes toward instructional content, learning in groups, and partners are discussed; and further research…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Jakobsdottir, Solveig; Hooper, Simon – Educational Technology Research and Development, 1995
Examines three factors that influence student learning and motivation of beginner foreign-language listening skills: text, context, and gender. Studies responses of fifth graders to computer-based foreign-language learning. Results indicate that providing text with spoken words facilitates the acquisition of listening skills, increases student…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Context Effect, Educational Technology, Gender Issues