• Taking an electronic mathematics examination from home: what the students think 

      Whitelock, Denise; Raw, Yvonne (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      The Open University’s Science department produced a short course in Mathematics. Its aim was to assist science undergraduates in obtaining the key skills required in order to progress through higher level science modules. ...
    • Simulations, applets and learning in schools 

      de Bruijn, Imme; Martin, Brian; Brouwer, Wytze (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      This paper reviews the problem of establishing learning effects with computer simulation packages in science teaching. It is stated that evidence is accumulating about the effects of simulations in a laboratory environment ...
    • Modeling in school mathematics: generating active learning environments 

      Sakonidis, Haralambos (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      Models and the modeling process are at the heart of mathematics. The paper discusses the importance of developing pupils’ modeling abilities and skills in the context of school mathematics and focuses in particular on the ...
    • Changing online paradigms: beyond Information transmission 'lectures' to research-based interactive science laboratories 

      Meisner, Gerald W.; Hoffman, Harol (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      Robust online courses in the sciences must be based on: (1) sound, research–based pedagogy, (2) rich laboratory environments with skills and operational knowledge transferable to the wet ‘lab’, (3) a paradigm that is ...
    • The evolving use of information technology in a large canadian high school – what’s working and what’s not 

      Pasek, V.L.; Clintberg, B.; Kennedy, R. J.; Wright, Peter W. (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      This presentation provides an update on the evolving use of information technology (IT) in the classrooms of a large Canadian high school. The discussion concentrates on IT developments in the mathematics and science ...
    • The exploration of experimental data with the aid of numerical models 

      Rogers, Laurence T. (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      Computer-based methods of capturing data in laboratory experiments (data-logging) invite a range of approaches to exploring data. The rich variety of analysis and calculation tools provided in software helps to extend the ...
    • Internet facilities for virtual and hands-on educational experiments 

      Kalinin, Vitaliy; Semenets, Valeriy; Kazachkov, Alexander; Vasylevska, Yulia; Novikov, Vitaliy (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      Real time computer simulators of the standard educational Physics laboratory works were designed in VRML and Java for distant learning and self-studies of University students. Experimental schemes and software were developed ...
    • E-education: implications for knowledge transfer via global co-operative education 

      Lawrence, Elaine; Szewcow, Ury; Navarro, Karla Felix (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      This paper reports on a radical and ongoing learning and teaching experiment in which a private multinational organization (Cisco) and traditional learning institutions (schools, colleges and universities) have combined ...
    • The right chemistry: a constructivist approach to learning chemistry 

      Brousseau, Nancy; Carrier, Serge (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      The Right Chemistry is a project under development for the Internet delivery of Digital Courseware and Learning Objects that cover the objectives of grades 11 and 12 Canadian Chemistry curriculum. It is made up of interactive ...
    • CBL tools require the change of learning processes and their environment 

      Dado, Milan (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      Computer Based Learning (CBL) represents one of the terms for implementation of information & communication technologies (ICT) in education and learning. ICT enable changes of the education processes. They cannot be realized ...
    • Webcoct – a tool for producing web-based courses 

      Berg, Jolanta; Brekiewicz, Anetta; Jędrzejowicz, Joanna; Neumann, Jakub; Suski, Robert (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      The aim of the paper is to describe the project WeBCoCT (Web Based Courses Creating Tools) intended to become a learning environment to help academic teachers to introduce web-based courses. WeBCoCT has as its main goal ...
    • On the cognitive transfer in CBL environments 

      Karoulis, Athanasis; Triantafillou, Evangelos; Pombortsis, Andreas (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      In this paper we report on a longitudinal study of a Leonardo da Vinci program about the application of a Computer Based Learning environment in three EU countries, Greece, Germany, and the Netherlands. Firstly we clarify ...
    • Technologies for teaching science and Mathematics in the k-12 schools: reviews, observations and directions for practice in the southern united states 

      Speaker, Richard B. Jr. (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      This paper introduces a set of papers focusing on the issues and practices in using technologies for teaching and learning science and mathematics in the K-12 schools in the Southern United States where the digital divide ...
    • Ways of portraying science ideas on the internet and their interaction with science education 

      Halkia, Krystallia (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      In this work, Internet serves as a field of research for the study of the various ways of visual representation on several scientific areas. The variety of sources on the Internet allows the detection of alternative ways ...
    • Productive face-to-face interview 

      Papanastasiou, Elena C. (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      Computer Based Learning (CBL) can have great potential if used appropriately to enhance the quality of science education. However, this quality can be enhanced even further with the use of Computer Based Testing (CBT), and ...
    • Instructional software programs used in the Romanian higher education system 

      Dumitraşcu, Liviu; Dumitrescu, Stelian; Moise, Gabriela; Ioniţă, Liviu; Dumitraşcu, Daniel (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      The social and political framework from Romania and the new technological revolution issued a revolution in the Romanian education system. There were initiated new forms of education and new instruction fields. Software ...
    • Designing a task for expressing randomness 

      Paparistodemou, Efi; Noss, Richard (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      This paper describes how children express their ideas for randomness in a two-dimensional continuous space, through tools for directing and redirecting the simulated movement of bouncing and not bouncing balls. The paper ...
    • A tool to support interaction and collaboration analysis of learning activities 

      Avouris, Nikolaos; Komis, Vassilis; Fiotakis, Giorgos; Margaritis, Meletis; Tselios, Nikos (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      An increasing amount of data is collected today during studies in which students and educators are engaged in learning activities using information technology and other tools. These data are indispensable for analysis ...
    • Computer–aided genetics teaching 

      Potyrala, Katarzyna (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      The main aim of the research was the attempt at finding the answer to the question regarding the influence of the way of realizing curriculum problems in genetics on the achievements of junior high school students in this ...
    • Graphical representation of data: the effect of the use of dynamical statistics technological tool 

      Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Maria; Stylianou, Despina A. (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      In response to calls for reform an innovative course which has at its core element a dynamical statistical software package, Fathom, was developed as an alternative approach to traditional introductory statistics in college. ...