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International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Vol. 6, No. 4 (December 2011) pp. 577–600
Developing shared understanding is essential to productive collaboration where a product is jointly constructed. This is especially true when the different collaborators' contributions need to build coherently on one another, as, for example, when...
The role of physical representations in solving number problems: A comparison of young children’s use of physical and virtual materials
Computers & Education Vol. 54, No. 3 (April 2010) pp. 622–640
This research aims to explore the role of physical representations in young children’s numerical learning then identify the benefits of using a graphical interface in order to understand the potential for developing interactive technologies in this...
Learning, Media and Technology Vol. 39, No. 3 (2014) pp. 267–282
Schools are often encouraged to facilitate extra-curricular learning within their own premises. This study addresses the potential of social networking sites (SNS) for supporting such out-of-class study. Given concerns that learning on these sites...
There is more than one way to solve a problem: Evaluating a learning environment that supports the development of children's multiplication skills
Learning and Instruction Vol. 8, No. 2 (1998) pp. 141–157
Interpretation of the nature of mathematical understanding has changed recently. These changes have prompted calls for different instructional methods in the primary classroom. COPPERS is a mathematical learning environment which explores how such...
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal Vol. 23, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 31–51
This study examined the extent to which multimedia features of typical literacy learning software provide added benefits for developing literacy skills compared with typical whole-class teaching methods. The effectiveness of the multimedia software...
Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014) pp. 90–97
This single subject design study (ABAB) investigated the effects of using iPads in a classwide academic intervention to increase independent task completion and basic math skills of seven students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)...
Mike Sharples; Eileen Scanlon; Shaaron Ainsworth; Stamatina Anastopoulou; Trevor Collins; Charles Crook; Ann Jones; Lucinda Kerawalla; Karen Littleton; Paul Mulholland; Claire O'Malley
Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 24, No. 2 (2015) pp. 308–341
A central challenge for science educators is to enable young people to act as scientists by gathering and assessing evidence, conducting experiments, and engaging in informed debate. We report the design of the nQuire toolkit, a system to support...