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Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 13, No. 1 (March 2004) pp. 43–49
This paper reports a test on the feasibility and educational value of probeware and associated instructional materials in middle school science education. We addressed feasibility through consideration of costs, teacher professional development, and ...
A multi-user virtual environment to support students' self-efficacy and interest in science: A latent growth model analysis
Learning and Instruction Vol. 41, No. 1 (February 2016) pp. 11–22
Using latent growth models, we explored: (a) The effect of middle school students' (n = 189) pre-intervention science self-efficacy and science interest on their initial interest in an Ecosystems Multi-User Virtual Environment (EcoMUVE) and the rate ...
Turning Transfer Inside Out: The Affordances of Virtual Worlds and Mobile Devices in Real World Contexts for Teaching about Causality across Time and Distance in Ecosystems
Tina A. Grotzer; Megan M. Powell; Katarzyna M. Derbiszewska; Caroline J. Courter; Amy M. Kamarainen; Shari J. Metcalf; Christopher J. Dede
Technology, Knowledge and Learning Vol. 20, No. 1 (April 2015) pp. 43–69
Reasoning about ecosystems includes consideration of causality over temporal and spatial distances; yet learners typically focus on immediate time frames and local contexts. Teaching students to reason beyond these boundaries has met with some...