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Annetta, Leonard; Vallett, David; Fusarelli, Bonnie; Lamb, Richard; Cheng, Meng-Tzu; Holmes, Shawn; Folta, Elizabeth; Thurmond, Brandi – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect Serious Educational Games (SEGs) had on student interest in science in a federally funded game-based learning project. It can be argued that today's students are more likely to engage in video games than they are to interact in live, face-to-face learning environments. With a keen eye on…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Science Instruction, Student Interests, Learning Activities
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Baris, M. Fatih; Tosun, Nilgun – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2013
As the choices that information technologies offer has increased, efficiency of these at education, the area and time it covers increases, as well. E-portfolio and social networks are the latest choices that informational technologies offer. In this study, both technologies have been used at education and results have been analyzed. For that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing
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Lee, Hsiao-Chien; Gilles, Carol – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2012
This article examines the process and results of a two-year cross-cultural blogging project conducted between American fifth-graders (15 students) and Taiwanese tenth-graders (23 students). The two groups of students used a blog to correspond with each other and share their reading responses of culturally relevant picture books. The goal of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Journals
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Crook, Charles – Oxford Review of Education, 2012
This report draws on 53 focus group interviews conducted with students aged 13 and 15 in both representative and innovating UK secondary schools. The schedule for these discussions covered a wide range of issues relating to the use of Web 2.0 services both in and out of school. These young people were often deeply engaged with this technology and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Learning
Kronholz, June – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
More than 1 million people have watched the online video in which Salman Khan--a charming MIT math whiz, Harvard Business School graduate, and former Boston hedge-fund analyst--explains how he began tutoring his cousins in math by posting short lessons for them on YouTube. Other people began watching the lessons and sending Khan adulatory notes.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Charter Schools, Algebra, Feedback (Response)