Denis Newman

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C omputer networks hold the key to the large-scale implementation of school technology. Choices being made in the design and functions of networks will constrain the resources delivered to teacher and student desktops. More importantly, they will also decide the feasibility of developing the kinds of communities that can support new, innovative ways of(More)
We investigated whether the sexual practices of homosexual and bisexual men attending the Jerusalem AIDS Clinic had changed between 1986/7 and 1990. The responses of a group of 79 homosexual and bisexual men to a questionnaire in 1986/7 were compared to the responses of a group of 37 homosexuals/bisexuals in 1990. Consistent yet statistically insignificant(More)
This workshop, sponsored jointly by CSCW'92 and the Centre for Applied Cognitive Science at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), was organized to bring together researchers with interests in the emerging area of Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (CSCL). It was held at OISE on the weekend preceding CSCW'92 and was attended by 27(More)
A local area network system was developed to support collaborative science activities in sixth grade classrooms. Analyses of the students' understandings of the system showed they used the social organization of the classroom activities as a frame of reference. Their misconceptions are accounted for by the ways that the system did not properly reflect the(More)
The interpretive processes required to understand the context and goals of an algorithmic task are illustrated in the use of an intelligent instructional system developed to train soldiers to monitor a computerized missile's system automatic identification of aircraft. The problems students had in understanding the identification task were addressed in(More)
% ' h i s workshop. sponsored jointly by CSCW '92 and the Centre for Applied Cognitive Science at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), was organized to bring together researchers with interests in the emerging area of Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (CSCL). It was held at OISE on the weekend preceding CSCW '92 and was attended(More)
This article examines features of electronic mail discourse among sixth-grade students and their teachers. Face-to-face and electronic interactions were observed at a school over a 2-year period before and after the implementation of a local area network system that supported both local and long-distance communication. Face-to-face and electronic(More)
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