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A Comparison of Face-to-Face and Computer-Mediated Student Project Teams

By Mark C. Russell Many university engineering courses require students to work in small groups to complete a class project. This experience is often valuable for students going into an industrial setting where group projects are the norm. Learning to

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CADUCEUS: Using the Web to Share Student Misconceptions and Solutions

By Rebecca Langrall To improve classroom teaching in a steady, lasting way, the teaching profession needs a knowledge base that is articulated, evolving, and shared. In spite of the continuing efforts of researchers, archived research knowledge has had little effect

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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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Examining First-Time Usage of the RollerMouse

By Michael Bohan, Jeremy Slocum, A. Dawn Shaikh, & Barbara Chaparro Intensive mouse use has been associated with increased risk of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (see Fagarasanu & Kumar, 2003 for a review). On this basis, alternative pointing devices (e.g.,

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RSVP in Review: A Comparison of Programs for the PC and Handheld Devices

By Mark C. Russell and Shannon Riley In previous issues of Usability News, we reported on our research involving Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP) RSVP is a method of displaying text one word (or sentence) at a time in the

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