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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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Usability of Mobile Devices in the Cockpit

By Christopher J. Hamblin Summary: An Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) is a mobile computing device intended primarily for use in the cockpit for pre- and post-flight planning. Experiment 1 compared information retrieval times with an EFB and with paper documentation

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The Effects of Perceptual Grouping on Text Entry Performance

By Christopher J. Hamblin, Michael Bohan, & Alex Chaparro Summary: One of the primary challenges confronting designers of mobile computing devices is the issue of efficient text entry. One potential solution is to group multiple letters onto single keys, similar

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Evaluation of Websites for Older Adults: How “Senior-Friendly” Are They?

By Traci A. Hart Summary: Thirty-six websites designed for older adults were evaluated as to how well they complied to 25 “senior-friendly” guidelines recommended by the National Institute of Aging. Results indicate that a majority of the sites complied to

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Does Background Music Impact Computer Task Performance?

By Christine Phillips Summary: The effects of music on performance on a computer-mediated problem-solving task were examined. Participants completed the task in anonymous dyads as they were exposed to either Classical music, Punk music, or No Music. Results indicate that

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