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Miller, Leslie M.; Chang, Ching-I.; Wang, Shu; Beier, Margaret E.; Klisch, Yvonne – Computers & Education, 2011
The power of a web-based forensic science game to teach content and motivate STEM careers was tested among secondary students. More than 700 secondary school students were exposed to one of the three web-based forensic cases for approximately 60 min. Gain scores from pre-test to a delayed post-test indicated significant gains in content knowledge.…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Persuasive Discourse, Student Attitudes, Technology
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Kordaki, M.; Miatidis, M.; Kapsampelis, G. – Computers & Education, 2008
This paper presents the design, features and pilot evaluation study of a web-based environment--the SORTING environment--for the learning of sorting algorithms by secondary level education students. The design of this environment is based on modeling methodology, taking into account modern constructivist and social theories of learning while at…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Mathematics, Social Theories, Secondary School Students