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Liou, Hsin-Hun; Yang, Stephen J. H.; Chen, Sherry Y.; Tarng, Wernhuar – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Virtual reality (VR) learning environments can provide students with concepts of the simulated phenomena, but users are not allowed to interact with real elements. Conversely, augmented reality (AR) learning environments blend real-world environments so AR could enhance the effects of computer simulation and promote students' realistic experience.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment, Teaching Methods
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Hsu, Chung-Yuan; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Wang, Hung-Yuan – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the impacts of embedding collaboration into a game with a self-explanation design for supporting the acquisition of light and shadow concepts. The participants were 184 fourth graders who were randomly assigned to three conditions: a solitary mode of the game with self-explanation, a collaborative mode with…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Cooperative Learning, Grade 4
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Buxton, Cory A.; Salinas, Ale; Mahotiere, Margarette; Lee, Okhee; Secada, Walter G. – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background: In exploring how emergent bilingual learners' prior knowledge from home and play contexts might influence their scientific reasoning, this study drew upon two distinct research traditions: (a) experimental research from the developmental and cognitive psychology tradition, and (b) research on culturally and linguistically diverse…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Bilingualism
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Park, Jungho – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2015
Much research has been conducted in educational robotics, a new instructional technology, for K-12 education. However, there are arguments on the effect of robotics and limited empirical evidence to investigate the impact of robotics in science learning. Also most robotics studies were carried in an informal educational setting. This study…
Descriptors: Robotics, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Bilen, Didem; Tavil, Zekiye Müge – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
This study was carried out to investigate the effects of cooperative learning strategies on the vocabulary skills of 4th grade students. The study was also designed to ascertain the attitudes of the students in the experimental group towards cooperative learning. Out of 96 4th grade students enrolled in the private school where the study took…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Learning Strategies, Diaries, Interviews
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Young, Shelley Shwu-Ching; Wang, Yi-Hsuan – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
The aim of this study is to make a new attempt to explore the potential of integrating game strategies with automatic speech recognition technologies to provide learners with individual opportunities for English pronunciation learning. The study developed the Game Embedded CALL (GeCALL) system with two activities for on-line speaking practice. For…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Pronunciation, Educational Technology
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Botes, Hendrik; Mji, Andile – South African Journal of Education, 2010
Language and education are interrelated because all teaching is given through the medium of language. Language is considered to be both a precondition for thought and a bearer of thought and therefore influences the extent to which a child's intelligence is actualised. In the South African context linguistic diversity is a complex issue. It has…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Mathematics Instruction, English (Second Language), Quasiexperimental Design
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Sclater, Jennifer; Sicoly, Fiore; Abrami, Philip C.; Wade, C. Anne – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2006
The current investigation was an exploration of the first year of a multi-year project designed to provide every Grade 3 to Grade 11 student throughout an English school board in Quebec with a laptop computer. Data were collected from 403 elementary and 270 secondary students from the experimental school board and also from 330 students in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Laptop Computers, Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education
Newman, Denis; Jaciw, Andrew – Empirical Education Inc., 2005
The authors were asked to find out whether "On Our Way to English" ("OWE"), a supplementary, text-based product to help elementary school students learn to read and speak English was more effective in a California and a Texas school district than the materials the districts already had in place. They conducted an experiment…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Instructional Materials, Federal Aid, Interviews