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Horney, Mark A. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1991
A theoretical description of hypertext is presented, and three applications of hypertext are discussed: electronic studying allows linkage of electronic note cards for writing and interrelating concepts; literary exploration allows construction and interpretation of stories with provided literary elements; in qualitative research, hypertext helps…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Media, Higher Education
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Dockterman, Gabrielle Savage – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1991
Development of two interactive videodisks in space science for middle-school-age children is described, and suggestions for development of affordable and successful interactive products are offered. The first interactive program is a touchscreen exhibit designed for museum use, and the second is a classroom tool for teaching a planetary sciences…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Media, Interactive Video
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Locatis, Craig; And Others – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1991
A discussion of authoring system technology is based on a review of 80 products. Alternative authoring approaches are described; assumptions underlying development of authoring systems and their use are examined; selection procedures and criteria sensitive to varied needs are suggested; and trends in software development, evaluation, marketing,…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software
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Brown, Cynthia; And Others – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1992
A teaching method for introductory computer science based on visualization and using extensive amounts of software is explained. Visualization is used to integrate other student activities, including reading algorithm and data structure descriptions, studying code for model programs and toolkits, designing software components, and building or…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Science Education, Computer Software, Feedback
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Land, Bruce; LoPerfido, Allison – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1992
Computerized simulation of physical phenomena is a growing area of high-performance computing, providing a new approach to scientific discovery and offering creative, efficient, and effective alternatives to laboratory experiments for teaching graduate and undergraduate science. The technique is a very important scientific and instructional tool.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Brown, Edward; Chignell, Mark H. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1993
A pedagogical model of hypertext authoring is presented. The model encourages self-regulated, constructive thinking to create knowledge by manipulating corresponding screen representations. One application of the design-oriented model is described, with screen illustrations. (MSE)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Cognitive Processes, Computer Software, Educational Media
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Chen, Shu-hsein – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1993
A study investigated the relationship of 35 high school students' online catalog search performance and their academic achievement and verbal, quantitative, and analytical abilities as measured by standardized tests. Results indicate a moderate correlation between search performance and academic performance and cognitive abilities and a stronger…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Ability, Computer Oriented Programs
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Jacobson, Michael J.; Spiro, Rand J. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1994
A framework for examining the effectiveness of different types of educational computing environments addresses the conceptual characteristics of the knowledge domain being learned and the learner's stage of knowledge. Characteristics of certain technology-based learning environments (computer-based drill, intelligent tutoring systems, hypertext)…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software Evaluation
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Launhardt, Julie; Kahn, Paul – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1992
Uses of Intermedia, computer software designed to help instructors express relationships between concepts in the sciences and humanities, are discussed. The kinds of educational problems Intermedia was intended to address are described, some materials created using it are surveyed, and experiences with Intermedia in various educational contexts…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Concept Formation
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Tomer, Christinger – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1992
Access to online public access library catalogs and similar information networks by scholars in the humanities is discussed. Tools and approaches available for scholars to navigate the systems, their utility and contribution to "location independence" in information seeking, and the evolving relationship between libraries and their…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Computer Oriented Programs, Electronic Libraries
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McLellan, Hilary – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1994
Discussion of the use of virtual reality in higher education looks at how this emerging computer-based technology can promote learning that engages all seven forms of intelligence proposed in H. Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. Technical and conceptual issues in implementation of virtual reality in education are also examined.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education
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Morelli, Ralph – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1990
An experiment applied the theories of knowledge engineering and expert systems to science instruction for junior high school students. The model encourages a more creative, constructivist approach to teaching certain science concepts and skills while fostering improvement of logical thinking, communication, and independent learning skills. Results…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Strategies, Expert Systems
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Coleman, Mark – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1992
Experiences in the English department of the State University of New York College at Potsdam illustrate the ways in which writing teachers can use even minimal computer technology for instructional intervention at several stages of the writing process and provide more individualized instruction. Familiarity with the technology breeds innovation.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software