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Units of Sound (UofS) is a computer-based program designed to help struggling readers with their reading and spelling skills. It is a structured, multisensory program that covers reading and spelling from simple phonics skills through to adult...
Educational Research and Evaluation Vol. 7, No. 2 (2001) pp. 223–39
Developed and performed a formative evaluation of a computer assisted tutoring program to help students experiencing problems learning to read. Initial findings with 12 tutors and 25 first and second graders provide support for developing a program...
The MathsFlip intervention aimed to improve the attainment of pupils in Years 5 and 6. The programme, developed by Shireland Collegiate Academy, used a 'flipped learning' approach involving pupils learning core content online, outside of class time, ...
Literacy and language outcomes of comprehensive and developmental-constructivist approaches to early childhood education: A systematic review
Educational Research Review Vol. 18, No. 1 (May 2016) pp. 88–111
This systematic review of research on early childhood programs seeks to identify effective approaches capable of improving literacy and language outcomes for preschoolers. It applies consistent standards to determine the strength of evidence...
Journal of Educational Psychology Vol. 98, No. 1 (February 2006) pp. 232–237
Embedded multimedia refers to teaching methods that embed video content within teachers' lessons. The research of Mayer and others has suggested that multimedia instruction can enhance learning by using the capacity of both visual and verbal memory...
Bette Chambers; Philip Abrami; Bradley Tucker; Robert E. Slavin; Nancy A. Madden; Alan Cheung; Richard Gifford
Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness Vol. 1, No. 2 (2008) pp. 120–137
This article presents a randomized experiment evaluating a computer-assisted tutoring program. The software program, Alphie's Alley, provides reading tutors with assessment and planning tools and performance support. It provides students with...
Small-Group, Computer-Assisted Tutoring to Improve Reading Outcomes for Struggling First and Second Graders
Elementary School Journal Vol. 111, No. 4 (June 2011) pp. 625–640
This study evaluated the relative effects of Tier II computer-assisted tutoring in small groups (Team Alphie) and one-to-one tutoring provided to struggling readers in 33 high-poverty Success for All (SFA) schools. In this year-long study,...
Bette Chambers; Robert E. Slavin; Nancy A. Madden; Philip C. Abrami; Bradley J. Tucker; Alan Cheung; Richard Gifford
Elementary School Journal Vol. 109, No. 1 (September 2008) pp. 1–15
This article evaluates 2 technology applications for teaching beginning reading. One, embedded multimedia, involves brief phonics and vocabulary videos threaded through teachers' lessons. The other, computer-assisted tutoring, helps tutors with...