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Software Goes to School: Teaching for Understanding with New Technologies

David N. Perkins, Judah L. Schwartz, Mary Maxwell West, and Martha Stone Wiske (eds)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195115772
eISBN:
9780199848041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115772.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book offers an in-depth examination of how computer technology can play an invaluable part in educational efforts through its unique capacities to support the development of students' ... More


The Right Size Byte: Reflections of an Educational Software Designer

Judah L. Schwartz

in Software Goes to School: Teaching for Understanding with New Technologies

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195115772
eISBN:
9780199848041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115772.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

From carefully selected narratives of others and him, Judah Schwartz is able to realize the main principles of design creation for various kinds of software. Issues involved in the discussion of ... More


Structuring the Social: Inside Software Design

Alan F. Blackwell

in Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027168
eISBN:
9780262322492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027168.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter describes the role of ethnography within a technical design process, as understood from an engineering perspective. It pays particular attention to the distinction between research ... More


Supporting Innovative Construction of Explanatory Scientific Models

Will Bridewell, Stuart R. Borrett, and Pat Langley

in Tools for Innovation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195381634
eISBN:
9780199870264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381634.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Scientific modeling is a creative activity that can benefit from computational support. This chapter reports five challenges that arise in developing such aids, as illustrated by PROMETHEUS, a ... More


Answering the Questions Raised in Part II

Meng-Shiou Shieh

in Internet Success: A Study of Open-Source Software Commons

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017251
eISBN:
9780262301206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017251.003.0010
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter examines both the initiation and growth stages of open-source software (OSS) project development. It systematically reintroduces the hypotheses or research questions concerning the ... More


Embedding e-Research Applications : Designing for Usability

Grace de la Flor, Marina Jirotka, Sharon Lloyd, and Andrew Warr

in World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014397
eISBN:
9780262272087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines key technical artifacts of e-Research, including e-Infrastructure and application software tools, from the perspective of the researchers who are trying to achieve their ... More


Technological and Community Attributes

Meelis Kitsing

in Internet Success: A Study of Open-Source Software Commons

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017251
eISBN:
9780262301206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017251.003.0004
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter discusses technological attributes, which refer to a set of variables related to the open-source software (OSS) itself or the technological infrastructure required to coordinate an OSS ... More


Internationalization

Adrian Mackenzie

in Software Studies: A Lexicon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter begins with the brief discussion of a characteristic called the “otherness” side of software and broadly discusses the internationalization or i18n of the software industry across the ... More


Integrating Computers into Classroom Teaching: Cross-National Perspectives

Margaret Vickers and Jane Smalley

in Software Goes to School: Teaching for Understanding with New Technologies

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195115772
eISBN:
9780199848041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115772.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Assumptions and predicaments in terms of software design following the pedagogy of previous sections are discussed in this chapter. Elaborated here is the usage of computers as comprehensive and ... More


Creating Cybernetic and Psychological Ramps from the Concrete to the Abstract: Examples from Multiplicative Structures

James J. Kaput

in Software Goes to School: Teaching for Understanding with New Technologies

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195115772
eISBN:
9780199848041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115772.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Researchers found that mathematics is one of the most (if not the only) complicated subjects in school. As a response, scholars conducted the ETC Multiplicative Structures/Word Problems Project with ... More


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