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Gibbs, William J. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1998
Describes an online college course and student perceptions of the virtual-classroom experience. Students appreciated course flexibility and convenience and found it conducive to thoughtful analysis of class questions and commentary. However, they felt isolated from peers and instructor, and lack of face-to-face interaction hindered communication.…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, College Instruction, Communication Problems
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Gorman, Michael F. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1998
Explains the cause of the Year 2000 (Y2K) problem for computers, how it manifests itself, and what can be done to fix it. Attention is given to both microcomputers and more powerful machines. (MSE)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computers, Data Processing, Information Storage
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Dehoney, Joanne; Reeves, Thomas C. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1999
A study analyzed the functions of 25 publicly accessible college-course Web sites, then surveyed some of the sites' authors. All sites performed course-management functions valued by instructors; a small subset also demonstrated easily implemented, successful, and pedagogically interesting uses of the World Wide Web. Pages conveyed implicit and…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Instruction
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Lyskawa, Chet; Barron, Ann E. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1999
Describes the University of South Florida's Virtual Instructional Team for the Advancement of Learning, a program that combines the expertise of existing campus resources with the necessary services and support for faculty interested in technology-enhanced instruction. The program is a consortium of divergent academic units working together to…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, College Faculty, College Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Windschitl, Mark – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1996
The in-house development at Iowa State University of 30 scientific animations for biology instruction is described, from conceptual drawing board to actual use in lecture halls and computer labs. Recommendations for the design, creation, and implementation of animations are outlined. Production is guided by practical technical considerations as…
Descriptors: Animation, Biology, College Instruction, College Science
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McLellan, Hilary – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1998
Describes one Internet-based model for implementing university classes that uses listservs, electronic mail, and the World Wide Web. Compares Internet and conventional classes; looks at the potential of both asynchronous and synchronous virtual learning experiences and activities. Argues that an Internet-based virtual learning community, with its…
Descriptors: Class Activities, College Students, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education
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Evans, Beth; Jones, Wilma Lesley – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1998
Describes a demonstration given by two university librarians to faculty and researchers at the City University of New York on the use of the World Wide Web as a research tool. The demonstration, using the library's newly created home page, focused on virtual libraries that give access primarily to on-line research resources. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Libraries, Faculty Development
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Chin, Louis; Haughton, Dominique; Aczel, Amir – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1996
Proposes improved, more computer-intensive statistical techniques using bootstrap and permutation tests for analyzing results of student evaluations of teaching. Application of these methods resulted in narrower (more precise) confidence intervals and larger significance levels than more classical methods. Results indicate the new techniques…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Oriented Programs, Course Evaluation, Faculty Evaluation
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Johnson, James F.; Morris, Karen M. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1997
Courseware was developed to facilitate knowledge transfer between lecture and laboratory for general chemistry at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana). One project uses a tutorial strategy. Another uses tool-based courseware for modeling and manipulation of simulated representations of chemical systems; worksheets guide student use of courseware…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Anderson, Cary M. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1997
Survey of 47 visiting scholars at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, found that most used computer-mediated communication (CMC) largely for exchanging work-related messages with colleagues, especially at other institutions. Most expressed positive feelings about its benefits, finding enhanced communication with colleagues outside the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Piirto, John – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1997
A survey of 101 faculty in a variety of disciplines found that most do not give much attention to the composition of electronic mail messages and are not bothered much when receiving messages containing mechanical or composition errors. Results suggest faculty should be cautious about relaxing the rules of grammar, punctuation, and good writing in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computer Mediated Communication, Editing, Electronic Mail
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Bonk, Curtis J.; Dennen, Vanessa – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1999
This overview of development of Web-based college courses discusses: costs and benefits of Web tools; a 10-level Web integration continuum; a learner-centered view of Web learning; ways to embed critical thinking, creative thinking, and cooperative learning into Web-based courses; sample Web courses and tools; and pedagogical implications.…
Descriptors: Course Organization, Courseware, Distance Education, Higher Education
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Anderson, Thor A.; Merrill, M. David – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2000
Describes ongoing work in designing modular software components based on open standards and a specific instructional design theoryuinstructional transaction theory. Focuses on applied technological solutions to overcome identified limitations of current authoring environments, including proprietary architectures, instructional design theory…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Courseware
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Mohler, James L. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2000
Describes planning, development, implementation, and features of a Web-based "virtual tour" information and marketing resource developed at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana). The result is an interactive campus map that provides information about the various campus buildings using text, photographs, and movie clips. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Software Development, Higher Education, Institutional Advancement
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Oosterhof, Albert – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2000
Describes a method whereby college instructors can efficiently create individualized e-mail messages to students. The technique combines the mail merge capability of Microsoft Word and Excel with an e-mail client. Examples are from successful use in two courses: large-enrollment statistics course taught by lecture and a graduate-level course in…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Course Organization, Distance Education, Electronic Mail
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