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An empirical assessment of pedagogical usability criteria for digital learning material with elementary school students. or all of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear the full citation on the first page. Copyrights for(More)
This study presents a shared document-based annotation tool, EDUCOSM. Usefulness of the system is empirically evaluated in a real-life collaborative learning context. Relationships between learner's self-rated use of learning strategies, cognitive outcomes, and completion of various tasks in the system are investigated. An empirical study (n=31) was(More)
Many of the possibilities of Web-based education are still unexplored. It seems that novel ways of thinking about both learning and technology are needed to get beyond the limitations of the traditional classroom setting. In this paper we introduce EDUCOSM, which focusses on the possibilities of collaboration and the open-ended nature of the Web. Its main(More)
In spite of advances in educational technology, most Web-based computer science courses rely on costly pre-made learning materials. By shifting the emphasis to peer-to-peer learning and other student-centred learning principles, more meaningful learning process can be accomplished, without preparing stand-alone Web-courses. A course applying these(More)
Why do some adolescents respond to interpersonal conflicts vengefully, whereas others seek more positive solutions? Three studies investigated the role of implicit theories of personality in predicting violent or vengeful responses to peer conflicts among adolescents in Grades 9 and 10. They showed that a greater belief that traits are fixed (an entity(More)
Student-centred learning can be used in Web-courses to increase student activity, motivation and commitment. EDUCO is a system for student-centred learning, both for the learners and the teachers. Students can use EDUCO within a standard web-browser to navigate towards useful information and Web-resources gathered into the system. The key issue is that(More)
NB. The HIIT Technical Reports series is intended for rapid dissemination of results produced by the HIIT researchers. Therefore, some of the results may also be later published as scientific articles elsewhere. Abstract It is often a case that technologically-oriented research on e-learning stresses the tools and individual features used in e-learning(More)