Evaluation of educational software regarding its suitability to assist the laboratory teaching of el
The present research effort is aimed at investigating of students’ perceptions relating to the criteria they themselves would choose in order to select amongst various similar software packages, with the aim of selecting the one most suitable to assist them in their study of electric circuits. For the purpose of the present study, software simulating electrical circuits was deliberately selected. This was precisely because electricity experiments are simple enough to be constructed in a school-
Author(s): Tsihouridis Charilaos,Vavougios Denis,Ioannidis Ge

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Transforming classroom teaching & learning through technology: Analysis of a case study
The paper discusses the results of a research project based on the field testing of a course aimed at developing arithmetic problem solving skills in primary school pupils. The course was designed to incorporate e-learning techniques, including the use of ARI@ITALES authoring tools. These tools allowed the integration in the course of constructivist activities based on interaction with a set of different microworlds. The aims of the project were twofold: to analyse how the adopted approach and t
Author(s): Bottino Rosa Maria,Robotti Elisabetta

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Using the Internet to Improve University Education: Problem-oriented Web-based Learning with MUNICS
A principled approach to the design of problem-oriented, web-based learning at the university level is presented. The principles include providing authentic contexts with multimedia, supporting collaborative knowledge construction, making thinking visible with dynamic visualisation, quick access to content resources via ICT, and flexible support by tele-tutoring. These principles are used in the MUNICS learning environment, which is designed to help students of computer science to apply their co
Author(s): Fischer Frank,Troendle Pamela,Mandl Heinz

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Using visualizations to teach problem-solving skills in mathematics: Which kind of visualization wor
In the experiment described in this paper we investigated the effects of different kinds of computer-based visualizations on the acquisition of problem-solving skills in the domain of probability theory. Learners received either purely text-based worked examples, text plus an instruction to mentally imagine the examples’ contents, or they could retrieve either static pictures or concrete animations that depicted the problem statement and the problem states achieved by applying a specific solut
Author(s): Scheiter Katharina,Gerjets Peter,Catrambone Richar

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Mentoring, Metacognition and Music: Interaction Analyses and Implications for Intelligent Learning E
This paper reports on an empirical study of the interactive means by which a human teacher supported higher-order, musical thinking in learners. The aim of the work presented here was to create guidelines on how to make practical use of empirical research in teaching agent development. The research overview given in the introduction is followed by an illustrative example of mentoring interactions in musical learning. An elaboration of a musical education problem is then given and a description o
Author(s): Cook John

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Constructing knowledge through a role-play in a web-based learning environment
This study aimed to find out how and on what level the students of two separate secondary schools shared and constructed knowledge on imperialism by interacting through historical role characters in a Web-based environment. Furthermore, the study aimed to find out how social and contextual features affected the nature of knowledge sharing and construction. The data about the history project were gathered by various means in order to validate the findings of the case study. The results demonstrat
Author(s): Arvaja Maarit,Rasku-Puttonen Helena,Häkkinen Päi

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Modélisation et perception de l'activité dans l'environnement Symba
Nous présentons dans cet article les travaux de recherche liés à la conception de Symba, un environnement support d'activités collectives en contexte d'apprentissage (ACCA) dont l'objectif est de faire travailler les étudiants sur l'organisation de leur activité. A travers la conception de Symba nous abordons les problématiques du support à la modélisation de l'activité collective par les apprenants, de la perception de l'activité et de la malléabilité de l'environnement.,Proceeding
Author(s): Betbeder Marie-Laure,Tchounikine Pierre

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Practices of distributed intelligence and designs for education
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Author(s): Pea Roy D.

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Symbol Systems and Thinking Skills: Logo in Context
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Author(s): Pea Roy D.

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Structuring and merging Distributed Content
A flexible approach for structuring and merging distributed learning object is presented. At the basis of this approach there is a formal representation of a learning object, called attribute structure. Attribute structures are labeled directed graphs representing structured information on the learning objects. When two or more learning objects are merged, the corresponding attribute structures are unified, and the unified structure is attached to the resulting learning object.
Author(s): Stefanutti Luca,Albert Dietrich,Hockemeyer Cord

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Towards Collaborative Learning via Shared Artefacts over the Grid
The Web is the most pervasive collaborative technology in widespread use today; and its use to support eLearning has been highly successful. There are many web-based Virtual Learning Environments such as WebCT, FirstClass, and BlackBoard as well as associated web-based Managed Learning Environments. In the future, the Grid promises to provide an extremely powerful infrastructure allowing both learners and teachers to collaborate in various learning contexts and to share learning materials, lea
Author(s): Boldyreff Cornelia,Kyaw Phyo,Lavery Janet,Nutter D

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Scénariser l'enseignement et l'apprentissage : une nouvelle compétence pour le praticien?
27 research papers about using scenarios for computer based learning environments,Workshop proceeding
Author(s): Pernin Jean-Philippe,Godinet Hélène

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Discovery of Ideas and Ideas about Discovery : The influence of prior knowledge on scientific discov
Context of this research project. The empirical studies that were carried out for this thesis were performed in the context of the project 'Inductive Learning’,which was funded by the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). The inductive learning project aimed at ‘clarifying the major constraints of inductive knowledge development’ (as stated in the research proposal). The constraints of inductive knowledge that were specifically studied in the project were prior knowledge, disc
Author(s): Hulshof Casper

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First version of Amaya offering a template mechanism
This deliverable is the first release of the Amaya authoring tool that supports template-driven editing based on the XTiger-language. Its purpose is to demonstrate the main features of this nex editing mode.,PALETTE deliverable - report number D.INF.02
Author(s): Quint Vincent,Kia Émilien,Vandeput Étienne,Vatto

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A Model for Interoperability in Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
Computer Supported Collaborative Learning activities involve combination of complex software tools that often need to interoperate in a wider context of learning. This paper proposes a data model that accommodates requirements of typical collaborative learning situations and facilitates interoperability of tools and interchange of products of collaboration and evaluation data. The model has been tested against various typical tools used for both synchronous and asynchronous collaboration of grou
Author(s): Kahrimanis Georgios,Papasalouros Andreas,Avouris N

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Educational Tool for Nanophysics Using Multisensory Rendering
The presentation and the evaluation of an educational tool used to teach physical phenomena that take place at a nanometer scale are the central objectives of the work presented in this paper. Through concepts and tools, the real phenomena are connected to the virtual world, which furnish sensorial representations (haptic, visual, auditory) for the student who is experimenting. A computer representation of the nanoscene at the atomic level offers a multisensory tangible artifact of nanoworld ina
Author(s): Marchi Florence,Urma Daniela,Marliere Sylvain,Flor

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Progression in Multiple Representations: Supporting students' learning with multiple representations
Relating multiple representations and translating between them is important to acquire deeper knowledge about a domain. To relate representations, learners have to mentally search for similarities and differences. To translate between representations, learners need to interpret the effects that changes in one representation have on corresponding representations. The question is how presenting representations may improve or hinder the processes of relation and translation. In this study we examin
Author(s): Van der Meij Jan,de Jong Ton

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Teaching proof in a dynamic geometry environment: what mediation?
This paper aims to discuss two issues. First we intend to analyse if and how dynamic geometry software prove to be a communication space for students and how they support students towards proving. Second, we reflect about the use of video-tapes as source of information both for Mathematics Education research and for the teaching practice. In particular we approach the question: how do video-tapes help in the construction of a shared experience in the classroom?
Author(s): Olivero Federica,Paola Domingo,Robutti Ornella

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Introducing yourself
Kinue Snookes, Lecturer in Japanese at the University of Worcester, recaps the main points learnt during one of her lectures in a slide show with audio commentary
Author(s): Snookes, Kinue

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Congress, Law, and Politics
This site presents papers of members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and key federal law cases. Learn about the Revolution and the creation of the U.S. by investigating the papers of our earliest lawmakers -- Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and others. See Calhoun's speech against the Compromise of 1850 and Webster's notes for his speech in favor of it, General MacArthur's Old Soldiers Never Die address to Congress (April 1951), and more.
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