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Boon, Richard T.; Paal, Michael; Hintz, Anna-Maria; Cornelius-Freyre, Melissa – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
The purpose of this article is to provide a review on the effectiveness of story mapping to improve the reading comprehension skills of middle and high school (Grades 6-12) students with learning disabilities (LD). An extensive review of the special education research-base revealed twelve (N = 12) story mapping intervention studies that met our…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Middle School Students
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Libbrecht, Paul – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2015
Learning resources have been created to represent digital units of exchangeable materials that teachers and learners can pull from in order to support the learning processes. They resource themselves. Leveraging the web, one can often find these resources. But what characteristics do they need in order to be easily exchangeable? Although several…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Educational Resources, Teacher Competencies, Educational Practices
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Turner, Heather – Knowledge Quest, 2014
Heather Turner is school librarian at Solvay Middle School in Syracuse, New York. She states that "a school library is a space that continues to evolve with the needs of its users. It is unique among spaces in that it impacts the entire school." Creating a space for the needs of all students is a mighty undertaking, and the…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Librarians, School Libraries, Space Utilization
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Yu, Fu-Yun; Yang, Yen-Ting – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
This study examined the effects on performance of online access to peer-generated questions during question-generation activities. Two eighth grade classes (N = 63) participated in six weekly question-generation sessions to support English learning. An online student question-generation learning system was adopted. In contrast to expectations…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Learning, Electronic Libraries, Peer Groups
Bikson, Tora K.; Kalra, Nidhi; Galway, Lionel A.; Agnew, Grace – RAND Corporation, 2011
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) National Science Digital Library/Distributed Learning (NSDL) program turned 10 years old in 2010. This report presents results of a preliminary program evaluation carried out by RAND and is organized around three principal goals: (1) Provide an initial evaluation of NSDL based on existing information…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, STEM Education, Program Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
Moeller, Babette – Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc, 2010
The goal of the User-Centered Digital Library Project, conducted by the National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at WGBH, was to adapt the Teachers' Domain online digital library to enable teachers and students with disabilities to more readily use the resources in science classrooms. NCAM added accessibility features such as captions and audio…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Use Studies, Accessibility (for Disabled), Computer Interfaces