ERIC Number: EJ816790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Reference Count: 17
Finding and Contextualizing Resources: A Digital Literacy Tool's Impact in Ninth-Grade World History
Friedman, Adam M.; Heafner, Tina L.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v82 n2 p82-86 Nov-Dec 2008
Although the Internet has been touted as a boon to social studies education, little research exists that documents the impact of using it as a contextualizing tool for analyzing primary sources and developing Web sites on high school students' achievement. In this article, the authors address both issues by using a quasi-experimental design to measure impact on student achievement. However, there was no appreciable difference in student achievement, and the provided assignment and amount of content that students were expected to learn in the unit of study may have hindered higher-order thinking. The authors discuss the implications of these findings.
Descriptors: World History, Quasiexperimental Design, Academic Achievement, Grade 9, History Instruction, Social Studies, Internet, Web Sites, Learning Experience
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