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Blackboard Gets a Global Review

By Gina M. Copas, Tonya L. Witherspoon, & Karen V. Reynolds Summary: A global group of robotics educators were invited to participate in and evaluate a pilot online course on LEGO® Mindstorms Robotics that was delivered via BlackboardTM course management

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Comparing Data Input Methods on Handheld Computers

By Gina M. Copas & Lynn Elder Summary: Three data entry methods (external keyboard, internal keyboard, or Graffiti2TM ) were compared in terms of speed, accuracy and satisfaction. Results indicate that data entry was fastest on the external keyboard and

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Where’s My Clicker? Bringing the Remote into the Classroom – Part II

By Gina M. Copas & Steven Del Valle Summary: New and innovative classroom technology may introduce novel learning environments and provide solutions for tedious grading tasks; however, it is important to determine if such technology influences test performance. Results from

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Where’s My Clicker? Bringing the Remote into the Classroom

By Gina M. Copas The Classroom Performance System (CPS) is a software and hardware package developed by eInstruction Corporation that allows instructors to receive and instantly grade homework, reviews and tests. The software allows the instructor to construct and organize

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Can Internet Shoppers Be Described by Personality Traits?

By Gina M. Copas E-commerce retailers (e-tailers) have for some time focused on identifying the shopping habits and trends of their customers, as opposed to the Internet community as a whole. Historically, the Internet shopper profile is portrayed as a

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