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Davidson, J. K.; Elliot, D. L. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2007
This paper investigates and compares the utilization of online resources to support teaching and learning in two different educational sectors with overlapping student groups in Scotland: secondary schools and further education (FE) colleges. The online "Core Skills" materials included Numeracy, Communication, Information Technology…
Descriptors: Adult Education, National Surveys, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
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McAteer, Erica; Tolmie, A.; Duffy, C.; Corbett, J. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1997
Examines computer-mediated communication (CMC) in higher education, particularly the evaluation of network resources for course-related student communication. Presents case studies of e-mail seminars in Scottish language studies and music, demonstrates the significance of emphasizing process over outcome, and discusses factors affecting CMC usage:…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks
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Howe, C.; And Others – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1991
The consequences of exchanging ideas while making joint decisions about the paths followed by falling objects are addressed. Based on the results from 12- to 15-year-old pupils (n=82) who responded to computer-presented problems, it is indicated that benefits are to be gained but that constraints additional to joint decision making may be…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Decision Making, Foreign Countries
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McDonald, S.; Davis, R. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1995
Outlines the formation of curriculum policy specific to information technology (IT) in Scotland at the primary and secondary school level and the impact of these policies on teacher education. The need for comprehensive integrated use of IT throughout the teacher education curriculum is emphasized. (JKP)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Martin, Allan; Smyth, I. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1987
Describes a computer simulation game and database package, "Palestine in the First Century," developed for upper primary and secondary school religious education in Scotland and designed for use on a microcomputer with a printer. The effect of this type of software on the role of teachers and students is considered. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Courseware, Databases