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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)
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)
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)
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. He studies evaluation and testing of computer-supported learning environments. Abstract A shared document-based annotation tool was presented, and(More)
Late adult onset distal myopathies usually show vacuolar degeneration as a characteristic feature in muscle pathology. In this study vacuolar degeneration was not present in 12 patients with late adult onset distal myopathy. All patients were members of a large kindred, with 26 patients showing this new form of distal leg myopathy. Additionally, a severely(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)
Tibial muscular dystrophy (TMD) is a recently described muscular disease first discovered in a highly consanguineous family in Finland. The pedigree also included patients whose symptoms resembled another phenotype, classical limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. Extensive linkage analysis was carried out in this complex pedigree using 157 highly polymorphic DNA(More)
Gene amplification using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was carried out on DNA samples from a total of 92 normal subjects and 52 subjects with myotonic dystrophy (DM) from European and Japanese populations, to determine the copy number of the CTG repeat associated with DM for each group. In the two populations, the number of repeats on normal chromosomes(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)