Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 31:4 Published on EdITLib

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Students' usability evaluation of a Web-based tutorial program for college biology problem solving

H.S. Kim, L. Prevost & P.P. Lemons
The understanding of core concepts and processes of science in solving problems is important to successful learning in biology. We have designed and developed a Web-based, self-directed tutorial program, , … More

The challenge of promoting algorithmic thinking of both sciences- and humanities-oriented learners

Z. Katai
The research results we present in this paper reveal that properly calibrated e-learning tools have potential to effectively promote the algorithmic thinking of both science-oriented and humanities-oriented students. After students … More

Using wikis and collaborative learning for science teachers' professional development

Y‐H. Chen, S‐J. Jang & P‐J. Chen
Wiki bears great potential to transform learning and instruction by scaffolding personal and social constructivism. Past studies have shown that proper application of wiki benefits both students and teachers; however, … More

A flowchart-based intelligent tutoring system for improving problem-solving skills of novice programmers

D. Hooshyar, R.B. Ahmad, M. Yousefi, F.D. Yusop & S.‐J. Horng
Intelligent tutoring and personalization are considered as the two most important factors in the research of learning systems and environments. An effective tool that can be used to improve problem-solving … More

The effectiveness of a computer-assisted math learning program

K. De Witte, C. Haelermans & N. Rogge
Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) programs are considered as a way to improve learning outcomes of students. However, little is known on the schools who implement such programs as well as on … More

Effects of abstract and concrete simulation elements on science learning

T. Jaakkola & K. Veermans
Contemporary evidence on the effectiveness of concrete and abstract representations in science education is based solely on studies conducted in college context. There it has been found that learning with … More

Online system adoption and K-12 academic outcomes

R. Kimmons
This study seeks to understand the relationship between K-12 online system adoption (e.g., Blackboard, Edmodo, WordPress) and school-level academic achievement ratings. Utilizing a novel approach to data collection via website … More