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Chandler, Paul; O'Brien, Annemaree; Unsworth, Len – Australian Educational Computing, 2010
The world which students inhabit is increasingly digital, multimedia and online. A pedagogy is urgently needed to prepare students to be effective authors and participants in such a world. This paper reports on an on-going study which is seeking to develop a 3D multimodal authoring pedagogy in the middle years of schooling. A case study is used to…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Multimedia Instruction
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Cumming, Geoff – Australian Educational Computing, 2005
In the first issue of "Australian Educational Computing," in 1986, Cumming and Abbott reported a controlled comparison of top-down and bottom-up teaching strategies for Grade 5 and 6 students' use of a simple logic programming language. They found that both strategies were rated highly by students and teachers, and gave useful learning;…
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Learning Strategies, Computer Uses in Education, Programming
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Vincent, John; Rizzo, Jan – Australian Educational Computing, 2005
In this project, narrative was constructed by Grade 5 students using learning technologies (cameras, computers and multimedia software) through three-dimensional cartoon animations, or "claymation", and the creativity that emerged was at times startling. Narrative need not be interpreted narrowly and monomodally. It emerged that…
Descriptors: Creativity, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cartoons, Grade 5
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Maher, Damian; Schuck, Sandy – Australian Educational Computing, 2004
Increasingly computers in primary schools are being used to support the interactions and learning of students online. Gaining access to online spaces gives students new ways of interacting, not possible in a face-to-face setting. For example, interacting through online environments allows students to interact more informally with each other and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Context Effect
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Smith, Glenn Gordon; Middleton, James A. – Australian Educational Computing, 2003
This study compared interaction with a computer vs. observation as learning situations for low and high ability student's learning of spatial visualization and geometric transformations. Thirty-two fifth grade boys took the Differential Aptitude Test, Space Relations Subset (DAT), and then participated in the experiment. Pre-test and post-test…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Low Achievement, Observational Learning, Aptitude Tests