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ERIC Number: EJ918265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Exploration Guides as a Strategy to Improve the Effectiveness of Educational Software in Chemistry
Paiva, Joao Carlos; da Costa, Luiza Alves
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n6 p589-591 Jun 2010
Guiding students while they explore educational software is important in order to convey the pedagogical pragmatism that many programs seem to lack. This article points out some characteristics that we believe educational software exploration guides must contain for students to benefit from using these programs. The supporting information includes an example of an exploration guide for a chemistry educational software program about chemical equilibrium. We also briefly describe a pilot study of Portuguese high school students; the study's conclusions show the advantages of using exploration guides. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal