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ERIC Number: EJ792128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Analogies: Explanatory Tools in Web-Based Science Instruction
Glynn, Shawn M.; Taasoobshirazi, Gita; Fowler, Shawn
Educational Technology, v47 n5 p45-50 Sep-Oct 2007
This article helps designers of Web-based science instruction construct analogies that are as effective as those used in classrooms by exemplary science teachers. First, the authors explain what analogies are, how analogies foster learning, and what form analogies should take. Second, they discuss science teachers' use of analogies. Third, they examine examples of Websites that use analogies to explain science concepts. Finally, the authors provide guidelines for using analogies effectively in Web-based science instruction. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
Educational Technology Publications. 700 Palisade Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632-0564. Tel: 800-952-2665; Web site: http://www.bookstoread.com/etp.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A