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Learning scientific principles through problem-solving in computer-supported and laboratory environments
(1998) pp. 1–183
The goal of this study was to investigate the effects of sequencing two treatments: (1) computer supported problem oriented activities and (2) inquiry based laboratory experiments. The participants were high achieving fifth and sixth graders who...
Comparing Novice and Expert Perceptions of Interactive Multimedia Tools for Conveying Conceptions of Size and Scale
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 20, No. 4 (October 2012) pp. 441–465
"** Invited as a paper from SITE 2009 **" Education in nanotechnology presents major challenges in science literacy. One of these challenges relates to conveying size and scale-related concepts. Because of the potential difficulties in conveying...
Teaching an aerospace engineering design course via virtual worlds: A comparative assessment of learning outcomes
Computers & Education Vol. 60, No. 1 (January 2013) pp. 288–298
To test the concept of multiuser 3D virtual environments as media to teach semester-long courses, we developed a software prototype called Aeroquest. An aerospace design course—offered to 135 second-year students for university credits in Fall 2009...
Topics: Virtual Environments
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 47, No. 2 (1999) pp. 39–59
Describes a software shell, STAR.Legacy, designed to guide attempts to help students learn from case, problem, and project-based learning. STAR.Legacy supports the integration of four types of learning environments: learner-centered, knowledge...
Pre-service Teachers’ Perceptions of Web-based Interactive Media: Three Different Tools One Learning Goal
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 1502–1509
Web-based interactive media offers, new possibilities to teach and learn. These new possibilities place a greater emphasis on technology integration for in-service and pre-service teachers. In addition, researchers identify the need to investigate...