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Computers & Education Vol. 58, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 181–196
Online inquiry, use of the Web as an information resource to inquire into science, has become increasingly common in middle schools in recent years. However, prior research has found that middle school students tend to use the Web in a superficial...
Topics: Middle School Education
A Framework for Supporting Metacognitive Aspects of Online Inquiry through Software-Based Scaffolding
Educational Psychologist Vol. 40, No. 4 (2005) pp. 235–244
Major educational policy groups call on learners to engage in inquiry-based activities. With a growing amount of information now available online, there is an increased focus on online inquiry where learners ask research questions; search digital...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 23, No. 3 (June 2014) pp. 355–369
In this study, we investigated how students used a drawing tool to visualize their ideas of chemical reaction processes. We interviewed 30 students using thinking-aloud and retrospective methods and provided them with a drawing tool. We identified...
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 2002 (April 2002)
If learners are to engage in science inquiry, they need significant support, or scaffolding, to help them mindfully do the cognitive science tasks that are just out of their reach. One approach for supporting learners is to design computational...
The Impact of Designing and Evaluating Molecular Animations on How Well Middle School Students Understand the Particulate Nature of Matter
Science Education Vol. 94, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 73–94
In this study, we investigated whether the understanding of the particulate nature of matter by students was improved by allowing them to design and evaluate molecular animations of chemical phenomena. We developed Chemation, a learner-centered...
Chris Quintana; Brian J. Reiser; Elizabeth A. Davis; Joseph Krajcik; Eric Fretz; Ravit Golan Duncan; Eleni Kyza; Daniel Edelson; Elliot Soloway
Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 13, No. 3 (2004) pp. 337–386
The notion of scaffolding learners to help them succeed in solving problems otherwise too difficult for them is an important idea that has extended into the design of scaffolded software tools for learners. However, although there is a growing body...