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Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 61, No. 2 (April 2013) pp. 217–232
Educational Badges are touted as an alternative assessment that can increase learner motivation. We considered two distinct models for educational badges; merit badges and videogame achievements. To begin unpacking the relationship between badges...
Technology Teacher Vol. 69, No. 4 (2010) pp. 21–27
Over the past three years, the authors have conducted research in middle and high school classrooms in an effort to improve the effectiveness of robotics to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education--their focus has...
Different Underlying Motivations and Abilities Predict Student versus Teacher Persistence in an Online Course
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 65, No. 6 (2017) pp. 1471–1493
Free online courses, including Massively Open Online Courses, have great potential to increase the inclusiveness of education, but suffer from very high course dropout rates. A study of 172 K-12 students and 114 K-12 teachers taking the same free,...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 34, No. 2 (April 2018) pp. 115–128
Educational robotics programs offer an engaging opportunity to potentially teach core computer science concepts and practices in K–12 classrooms. Here, we test the effects of units with different programming content within a virtual robotics context ...