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Moxey, Lucas Eduardo – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2002
Describes an undergraduate physical science laboratory course exercising the utilization of satellite imagery for studying the floods that resulted in the Parana River region in South America during El Nino (1997-1998), and examines vegetation cover and spectral profiles from the study area in order to further understand and assess the changes…
Descriptors: Climate Change, Computer Uses in Education, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Pendzick, Richard E.; Downs, Robert L. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2002
Describes software for electronic visitor management (EVM) called EasyLobbyTM, currently in use in thousands of federal and corporate installations throughout the world and its application for school and campus environments. Explains EasyLobbyTM's use to replace visitor logs, capture and store visitor data electronically, and provide badges that…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Bork, Alfred – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2001
Visualizes the future of learning and considers current and new paradigms concerning technology and learning. Recommends high interactive tutorial learning for very large numbers of students in distance learning situations. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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de La Beaujardiere, J-F; And Others – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1997
Describes a World Wide Web-based, user-friendly, language-independent graphical user interface providing access to visualizations created for GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment), a multinational program of education and science. (DDR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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Windschitl, Mark – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1997
Describes a study that examined the relationships in achievement between members of dyads who were paired according to epistemological maturity. Each dyad engaged in a photosynthesis simulation exercise. Also examines the relationship between individual students' epistemological maturity and their understanding of photosynthesis. Contains 24…
Descriptors: Biology, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Jackson, David F.; And Others – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1997
Reports on a study that examines the experiences of six teachers at three schools in learning about and beginning to implement or enhance project-based learning in their middle school science classrooms using a variety of resources available on the Internet. Contains 25 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Hands on Science
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Tan, Sun-Teck; Tan, Lian-Kuan – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1997
Illustrates the development of multimedia courseware such as CHEMMAT. Discusses the features of the courseware including adaptability, use of the teacher module, use of graphics and video clips, and the ease of customizing the content in various languages. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Uses in Education
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Singley, Mark K.; Taft, Hessy L. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1995
Discusses the potential role of technology in evaluating learning outcomes in large-scale, widespread science assessments. Describes current state-of-the-art techniques in this area and looks at the past and future uses of technology in large-scale science assessments. (LZ)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kumar, David D.; Helgeson, Stanley L. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1995
Reviews seven computer applications for science assessment including conventional, multiple-choice, constructed-response, adaptive, figural response, simulation, and an emerging approach to performance assessment termed solution pathway analysis. Virtually all computer-based testing systems are found to improve the quality and efficiency of record…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Baker, Eva L.; O'Neil, Harold F., Jr. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1995
Two examples of the interaction between computer technology and assessment are described: a tool-based knowledge representation approach to assess content understanding and a team problem-solving task involving negotiation. The examples serve as the context for the exploration of validity, equity, and utility. (LZ)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Uses in Education, Computers
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Altschuld, James W. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1995
The use of computers in science assessment is examined for six considerations: (1) purpose of computer use in assessment; (2) value of program evaluation models; (3) possible harmful side effects of assessment; (4) nature of imbedded questions; (5) definition of treatment; and (6) computers and the classroom context. (LZ)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Evaluation
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Vitale, Michael R.; Romance, Nancy R. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1995
Focuses on the development of informed teacher advocacy for new advancements in technology-based assessment. Suggests key evaluative questions for teachers to ask about any forms of science assessment that would amplify the potential value of new technology-based forms of classroom science assessment applications. (LZ)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Policy
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Cheek, Dennis W.; Agruso, Susan – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1995
Suggests that computer and related technologies as tools for teaching, learning, and assessment are neither gender neutral nor benign in effect. Examines computers, equity, and access issues, computers as a technology, and the implications for computer-based assessment. (LZ)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Educational Technology, Equal Education
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Okey, James R. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1995
Gives descriptions of how performance assessment tasks are linked to science curriculum objectives, along with criteria for and examples of performance assessment tasks. Describes the role that computers and related technology can play in problem-based performance assessment. (LZ)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Course Objectives
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Shaw, David E. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1998
Reports on the application of technology in elementary and secondary education. The report is based on a review of the research literature and on written submissions and oral briefings from a number of academic and industrial researchers, practicing educators, software developers, and government agencies. (DDR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Computer Uses in Education, Constructivism (Learning)
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