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Editors: Brayden A. Morris and George M. Ferguson
Book Description:
Computer-assisted teaching and the learning environments that support it have risen rapidly at the school and college level over recent years. Computer-assisted teaching usually includes multimedia instructional formats, such as animation, video and simulation, and virtual learning environment such as WebCT and Blackboard. In this book, the views of chemistry students on the use of computer-assisted teaching is demonstrated. How the teacher can effectively use his electronic material resources into blending learning activities are shown, which involve a combination of face-to-face interactions and technologically mediated interactions between students and teachers. This book also considers the challenge of producing materials to support conceptual learning in science, and the type of pedagogic models that are needed for successful computer-assisted teaching of science. Moreover, the authors report how the incorporation of information and communications technology (ICT) into a teacher professional development program fostered constructivist teaching/learning practices in school classrooms. In addition, expertise reversal effect relates to the interactions between levels of learner prior knowledge and effectiveness of different instructional techniques and procedures. This book reviews recent empirical findings associated with the expertise reversal effect in multimedia and hypermedia learning environments, their interpretation within a cognitive load framework and implications for the design of learner-tailored multimedia.

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Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Computer-Assisted Teaching on Science Education: A Student and Teacher Perspective, pp. 1-36
(Maria Limniou, Neil A. Burton, J. Christopher Whitehead, The University of Manchester, UK)

Chapter 2. Computer-Assisted Teaching and Concept Learning in Science: The Importance of Designing Resources from a Pedagogic Model, pp. 37-61
(Keith S. Taber, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK)

Chapter 3. Inquiry Web-Based Learning to Enhance Knowledge Construction in Science: A Study in Secondary Education, pp. 63-92
(Manoli Pifarre Turmo, Lecturer in Educational Psychology at the University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain)

Chapter 4. Using Computer-Assisted Teaching to Promote Constructivist Practices in Teacher Education, pp. 93-115
(Rebekah K. Nix, Barry J. Fraser, The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, and others)

Chapter 5. Implications of Expertise Reversal Effect for Multimedia Learning, pp. 117-132
(Slava Kalyuga, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)

Chapter 6. Comparison of Multimedia Computer-Assisted Instruction, Traditional Instruction and Combined Instruction on Knowledge Acquisition and Retention of Setting Skill in Volleyball, pp. 133-149
(Nicholas Vernadakis, Panagiotis Antoniou, Eleni Zetou, Maria Giannousi and Eftimis Kioumourtzoglou, Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Komotini, Greece)

Chapter 7. New Forms of and Tools for Cooperative Learning with Social Software in Higher Education, pp. 151-165
(Sandra Schaffert, Martin Ebner, Salzburg Research, Salzburg, Austria, and others)

Chapter 8. Computer-Assisted Teaching and New Technologies, pp. 167-178
(D. Mutter, J. Marescaux, IRCAD-EITS – France, University Hospital of Strasbourg, France)

Chapter 9. E-technology Use and Abuse in University Classrooms, pp. 179-189
(Rocci Luppicini, University of Ottawa, Canada)

Chapter 10. Participants in the Community of Knowledge: Experiences with a Wikipedia Writing Assignment for Students, pp. 191-200
(Normann Witzleb, Faculty of Law, Monash University, Australia)

Chapter 11. Affordances of “My Learning Space” For Constructivist Learning, pp. 201-211
(Nadarajah Loganathan, Qiyun Wang, Learning Sciences and Technologies Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)


      Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 7 X 10
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-855-4
   Status: AV
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