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Yu, S. Q.; Wang, Minjuan J. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2006
The Modern Distance Education Project for the Rural Schools (MDEPRS) of China has a wider scope and serves a larger population than any other informational project in the world. It likely will result in a far-reaching informational revolution for basic education in China. Here, we introduce three main innovative models of material delivery, the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Models
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Millar, R. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1991
It is argued that science's reputation as a "hard" subject can be attributed to four intrinsic features of science and/or learners. The reasons for a link between abstraction and difficulty are briefly explored. It is suggested that certain extrinsic features of science education, resulting from choices by science educators, exacerbate these…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Course Content, Decision Making, Inquiry
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Johnstone, A. H. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1991
Discusses difficulties of learning and teaching science at the secondary school level. Highlights include the nature of science concepts; multilevel thought; the use of scientific experiments; language problems; students' learning processes; and an information processing model that can be used to guide thinking and research in this area. (10…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Learning Processes, Models, Science Education
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Scaife, M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1989
Discusses information technology and its effects on developmental psychology and children's education. Topics discussed include a theory of child-computer interaction (CCI); programing; communication and computers, including electronic mail; cognitive science; artificial intelligence; modeling the user-system interaction; and the future of…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Child Development, Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Heywood, G. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1986
Form and function of reinforcement is discussed with attention to the focus for feedback. Case studies of five junior high schools provide data and field notes for a tentative analysis of the determinants of reinforcement including organizational factors and types of computer assisted instruction applications. (Author/MBR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classification, Computer Assisted Instruction, Feedback
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Phillips, R. J. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1986
Arguing that a well designed graphical display can function as a memory store, this article suggests three principles for the design and use of computer graphics: parsimony, accessibility, and reflection. It is suggested that "progressive graphics" are particularly suited to computer implementation. (Author/MBR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Educational Media
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Thomas, Grant – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1992
Discusses issues related to the value of knowledge to corporations, including technological change, increased competition, and global complexity. Implications for training programs and educational institutions are considered, and a strategic knowledge plan that includes four fields of activity is presented: corporate knowledge engineering,…
Descriptors: Corporate Education, Futures (of Society), Industrial Training, Industry
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Preston, Noel – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1992
This paper is based on a study into the social and ethical implications of computer education in secondary schools in Queensland (Australia). The relationship between computer technology and philosophy is discussed; three curriculum orientations are described--(1) vocational, (2) liberal, and (3) socially critical; and a socially critical…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Critical Theory, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries
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Genin, T. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1991
Discusses current changes in the structures of British art education in light of the 1988 Education Reform Act (ERA), and describes the use of microcomputers to develop visual sensitivity and skills. A test model is discussed which examines an experiential approach toward the teaching, evaluation, and interpretation of color theory. (five…
Descriptors: Art Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Evaluation Criteria
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Shaw, Simon – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1993
Describes an approach to the design of interactive multimedia materials being developed in a European Community project called ILDIC (Integrated Learning Design in Interactive Compact Disc). The dialog that is needed between technologists and teachers is discussed; and the generic model for learning design used in the project is explained. (11…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Dialogs (Language), Foreign Countries, Material Development
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Dobson, M.; And Others – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1993
Discusses collaborative authoring, computer-supported collaborative work and the reuse of multimedia courseware; describes a consolidated model, Open Systems for the Collaborative Authoring and Reuse (OSCAR) of courseware, that was drawn from other abstract models; and examines hypermedia systems, object-oriented communication models, and the…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Collaborative Writing, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware
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McDonald, Shiona – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1993
Describes a project in the English Language Department of St. Andrew's College (Scotland) that was developed as part of the SPRITE initiative to increase the use of information technology in teacher training programs. Background for the SPRITE initiative is presented; and a consultancy model for staff development is explained. (Contains 18…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, English Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Ohlsson, S. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1993
Discusses recent advances in cognitive theory and the design of computer-based instruction and suggests implications for the design of authoring tools and tutoring system shells. Highlights include the design of courseware; advanced organizers; knowledge representation; design evaluation; models of knowledge; models of errors; and models of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Courseware, Epistemology
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McIntyre, A. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1993
Examines problems of existing courseware authoring systems and suggests the use of knowledge-based techniques. A prototype knowledge-based representation language called GTE (Generic Tutoring Environment) is described that could form the basis of a full authoring environment, including generic tasks and instructional methods, domain knowledge, and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Learning Processes, Models
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Mercer, Neil – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1994
Describes findings of the Spoken Language and New Technology (SLANT) research project which studied the talk of primary school children in the United Kingdom who were working in small groups at computers with various kinds of software. Improvements in the quality of talk and collaboration during computer-based activities are suggested. (Contains…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Courseware, Elementary Education
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