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Asia Pacific Journal of Education Vol. 34, No. 1 (2014) pp. 36–48
This paper explores the challenges of conducting systematic research, using our experiences of conducting a study to evaluate the effectiveness of ABRACADABRA, an online tool for early childhood literacy instruction as the contextual framework. By...
Examining the Impact of ABRACADABRA on Early Literacy in Northern Australia: An Implementation Fidelity Analysis
Journal of Educational Research Vol. 107, No. 4 (2014) pp. 299–311
To address students' poor literacy outcomes, an intervention using a computer-based literacy tool, ABRACADABRA, was implemented in 6 Northern Australia primary schools. A pretest, posttest parallel group, single blind multisite randomized...
Using computer-based instruction to improve Indigenous early literacy in Northern Australia: A quasi-experimental study
Jennifer Wolgemuth; Robert Savage; Janet Helmer; Tess Lea; Helen Harper; Kalotina Chalkiti; Christine Bottrell; Phil Abrami
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 27, No. 4 (Jan 01, 2011)
The effectiveness of a web-based reading support tool, ABRACADABRA, to improve the literacy outcomes of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students was evaluated over one semester in several Northern Territory primary schools in 2009. ABRACADABRA is...
ABRACADABRA aids Indigenous and non-Indigenous early literacy in Australia: Evidence from a multisite randomized controlled trial
Jennifer R. Wolgemuth; Robert Savage; Janet Helmer; Helen Harper; Tess Lea; Phillip C. Abrami; Adrienne Kirby; Kalotina Chalkiti; Peter Morris; Jonathan Carapetis; William Louden
Computers & Education Vol. 67, No. 1 (September 2013) pp. 250–264
In many western countries, identifiable populations of children read below age-expectations, and the need for effective interventions remains pressing. Indigenous populations across the globe tend to have reading outcomes lower than comparative...