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Oravec, Jo Ann – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2003
Provides an analysis of several dimensions of weblogs (or "blogs," which consist of links to particular Web materials with specific commentary, generally presented chronologically) that make them of special value in university and college contexts. Also relates how weblogs are serving important roles in the approaches toward knowledge acquisition…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Higher Education, Hypermedia
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Mohler, James L. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1998
Discusses several theoretical and technical aspects of computer-graphics development that are useful for creating hypermedia and multimedia materials. Topics addressed include primary bitmap attributes in computer graphics, the jigsaw principle, and raster layering. (MSE)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Uses in Education, Graphic Arts, Higher Education
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Gay, Geri; Mazur, F. E. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1991
An interactive, multimedia program designed to teach writing in Spanish as a second language is described and its instructional features are discussed. In it, students must interpret ambiguous scenes and communicative interactions in Spanish to create a fictional account. An oral component also requires students to speak the language. (MSE)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Creative Writing, Fiction, Higher Education
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Ragan, Lawrence C. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1991
In cooperation with a university educational technology unit, an agronomy professor used hypercard and videodisk technology to develop a computer program for identification of 181 weed species based on user-selected characteristics. This solution was found during a search for a way to organize course content in a concise, manageable system. (MSE)
Descriptors: Agronomy, Computer Software, Higher Education, Hypermedia
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Mitrevski, George – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1995
Describes an interactive, multimedia computer program designed to teach Russian grammar, and accompany a commercial textbook. Each of the 35 lessons integrates graphics, sound, and animation. A dictionary and extensive vocabulary exercises are also included. Tutorials provide simple but concise grammar explanations that the teacher can edit or…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Grammar, Higher Education
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Jonassen, David H.; Grabinger, R. Scott – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1992
A discussion of the use of hypertext for college instruction looks at the potential of hypertext to support active construction of knowledge and outlines hypertext applications as a vehicle for traditional computer-assisted instruction, information retrieval, and creation of intentional learning environments and knowledge construction…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Bass, Randall – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1993
Syllabus Builder is a hypertext resource that brings together scholarly, critical, and pedagogical information for literature teachers to use in curriculum development and classroom instruction. Application of the program to enhance a specific American literature anthology is described, illustrated with computer screens. (MSE)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), College Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software
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Chignell, Mark H.; Lacy, Richard M. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1991
The Jefferson Notebook system, based on a model of integrated research and instruction, is a computer program to aid in creation of hypertext instructional materials. It is currently used in college writing and academic courses. Its authoring features allow teachers to build instructional resources and integrate research and writing. (MSE)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Oriented Programs, Courseware, Educational Media
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Ray, Roger D. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1995
MediaMatrix, a new, computerized instruction, authoring system, enables instructional developers to build adaptive programmed instruction and adaptive testing systems. Instructional development can focus simultaneously on systematic improvement of comprehension and problem-solving skills while providing for adaptive content presentations that…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Comprehension, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Media
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Huntley, John – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1991
Using a custom-designed hypercard program, 26 University of Iowa students collaborated to create an interpreter's annotated edition of "Paradise Lost." Successful use of these technical resources required teachers to consider student computer skills, specific learning tasks, social dynamics of collaborative, creative work, and ways to…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Cooperative Learning