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Investigations of a Complex, Realistic Task: Intentional, Unsystematic, and Exhaustive Experimenters
Journal of Research in Science Teaching Vol. 48, No. 7 (September 2011) pp. 745–770
This study examines how students' experimentation with a virtual environment contributes to their understanding of a complex, realistic inquiry problem. We designed a week-long, technology-enhanced inquiry unit on car collisions. The unit uses new...
Studies in Science Education Vol. 51, No. 1 (2015) pp. 49–85
Dynamic visualisations capture aspects of scientific phenomena that are difficult to communicate in static materials and benefit from well-designed scaffolds to succeed in classrooms. We review research to clarify the impacts of dynamic...
Journal of Educational Psychology Vol. 108, No. 1 (2016) pp. 60–81
In 4 classroom experiments we investigated uses for technologies that automatically score student generated essays, concept diagrams, and drawings in inquiry curricula. We used the automatic scores to assign typical and research-based guidance and...