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Steffens, Cortney Lyn – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to provide baseline information regarding the comprehension processes second graders use when reading informational text in print and online form. The study focused on informational text found in print, in closed hypertext Web sites, and during open Internet searches because academic success depends on the quick…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Web Sites
Oliver, Deborah – ProQuest LLC, 2010
WebQuests are increasing in popularity across the country, yet it remains unclear whether WebQuests confer a significant benefit in student content learning. In addition, the perceptions of teachers regarding the classroom value and efficacy of WebQuests in teaching higher level thinking skills are still unclear. The goals of the study were (a) to…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Student Attitudes, Grade 5, Thinking Skills
Bazar, Nancy Sceery – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this primarily quantitative study was to compare how young adults with and without intellectual disabilities examine different types of images. Two experiments were conducted. The first, a replication and extension of a classic eye-tracking study (Yarbus, 1967), generated eye gaze patterns and data in response to questions related…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Young Adults, Comparative Analysis, Eye Movements