E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
ABRACADABRA, A Balanced Reading Approach for Canadians Designed to Achieve Best Results for All (http://grover.concordia.ca/ABRA/php2006/ abracadabra.html), is a reading intervention being developed by the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP). This website implements a scientifically based balanced reading curriculum in a digital environment. Research on ABRACADABRA conducted to date (Abrami et al., in press: Savage et al., in preparation) have used two extended randomized controlled trials and carefully monitored implementations by trained facilitators to study the impact of the tool on student learning. The effects of these interventions have been positive. We also describe recent research with the active involvement of teachers using ABRACADABRA. We conclude that ultimately, ABRACADABRA has the potential to act as a model for best practices in teaching reading.
Savage, R. & Abrami, P. (2007). ABRACADABRA: Progress in the development, Implementation and effectiveness of a web-based literacy resource. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 6530-6536). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 19, 2019 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/26821/.
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