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ERIC Number: ED430561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 11
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Immersive Educational Technology: Changing Families and Learning.
Ehrich, Roger W.; McCreary, Faith
Since the popularization of networked computing that began in 1993, many excited educators have employed networked computers to improve motivation and learning in the classroom. Computers have also become a focal point for the improvement of instruction through the introduction of teaching methods that better support constructivist learning. While there is a growing consensus that computers can be an effective tool for talented teachers, little is known about the deeper effects of educational computing on children and their families when computer use is pervasive and family access at home is cost-free. This paper reports some of the results of a long-term study of families and students who have had immersive exposure to network-based educational computing in a constructivist classroom, starting in the 5th grade. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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