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Hill, Janette R. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2002
Presents several strategies that have proven successful for community building in Web-based learning environments. Discusses challenges to community building in terms of space, time, and tools, and how to overcome these challenges. (EV)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Community, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Fox, Edward A.; Goncalves, Marcos Andre; McMillan, Gail; Eaton, John; Atkins, Anthony; Kipp, Neill – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2002
Describes the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), an effort involving over 120 universities around the world. It aims to enhance the skills of all graduate students preparing theses or dissertations so that they are empowered to create an electronic thesis or dissertation and to effectively use digital libraries. (EV)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Doctoral Dissertations, Electronic Libraries, Graduate Students
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Dornisch, Michele M.; Land, Susan M. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2002
Describes a conceptual framework that can be used to guide the design of distributed learning environments, particularly those that use the capabilities of computer and Internet technology. Discusses implications for improving online collaboration among learners and for informing future designs of computer-supported collaborative learning…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Higher Education
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Uden, Lorna – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2002
Describes development of the Courseware Engineering Methodology (CEM), created to guide novices in designing effective courseware. Discusses CEM's four models: pedagogical (concerned with the courseware's pedagogical aspects), conceptual (dealing with software engineering), interface (relating to human-computer interaction), and hypermedia…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Software Development, Courseware, Foreign Countries
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Carlson, Patricia A. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2002
Describes a Web portal constructed by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology dedicated to improving middle school science, mathematics, and technology instruction. The portal emulates emerging corporate practices of knowledge management and process reinvention through information technology, and offers middle school teachers across Indiana a…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Mathematics Instruction
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O'Donoghue, John; Singh, Gurmak – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2001
Considers the relationship between pedagogy and technology in driving changes in education in the 21st century and assesses the efficacy of new learning environments. Describes effects on university organizational structure resulting from information technology; addresses funding and staff, impact on management, changing role of lecturers, changes…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Information Technology
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Schwartz, Daniel L.; Lin, Xiaodong – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2001
Offers some recent examples and findings that may help design computer-supported collaboration in higher education and initiates a theoretical discussion that focuses on individuals who collaborate. Focuses on the important role of the productive agency that leads people to contribute rather than just borrow knowledge. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperation, Higher Education
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Uden, Lorna; Liu, Kecheng; Shank, Gary – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2001
Reviews the philosophies of radical constructivism and semiotics and discusses the implications of semiotics for radical constructivist learning. Presents the design of a constructivist learning environment using the semiotic perspective of R. Stamper (1993). (SLD)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Environment, Higher Education, Instructional Design
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Holder, Lawrence B.; Cook, Diane J. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2001
Describes the development of a Web-based multimedia delivery method of increasing students' interest in artificial intelligence (AI). The course material features an integrated simulation environment that allows students to develop and test AI algorithms in a dynamic and uncertain visual environment. Evaluated the effect of the simulation on the…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, College Students, Computer Simulation, Curriculum Development
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Eisler, David L. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2001
University portals provide a new computerized interface between colleges and constituent groups. This article discusses: campus portals and possible features they may contain, nine strategies for portal projects, collaborative mechanisms to develop and implement portal projects, criteria for determination of campus portal readiness, potential…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Palmer, Stuart; Tulloch, William – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2001
Describes online learning in engineering at Deakin University in Australia, including: flexible engineering programs, computer-based learning, progression from individual efforts to formal centralized control, costs of information technology, experiences with grant-funded development projects, managing development of online material, student…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Instructional Innovation
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Mohler, James L. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2001
Discusses issues related to delivering spatially oriented data to the general public, since communication through computer graphics should be accessible to the masses as well as to specialists. The second half of the paper describes the Purdue University Virtual Visit, a resource being used for visualization and communication at Purdue University…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Information Dissemination, Spatial Ability, Virtual Reality
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Wells, Karin L.; Marsh, Lawrence C. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1997
Looks at ways in which computer-assisted instruction transforms three traditional aspects of college teaching: lectures are replaced with multimedia presentations; homework becomes electronic, with instant grading and detailed explanations; and traditional office hours are replaced with electronic mail, list-serv, and live screen interaction…
Descriptors: Assignments, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Gray, John S. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1998
Describes use of the little-known Shuttle Puzzle in computer programming to elucidate the process of analyzing a problem and synthesizing observations into an algorithm that can be used to generate a programming solution. The process used to solve the problem reflects one that an expert uses. The method could be adapted for small-group cooperative…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Classroom Techniques, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning
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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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