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Alcoholado, Cristián; Diaz, Anita; Tagle, Arturo; Nussbaum, Miguel; Infante, Cristián – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
This study aims to understand the differences in student learning outcomes and classroom behaviour when using the interpersonal computer, personal computer and pen-and-paper to solve arithmetic exercises. In this multi-session experiment, third grade students working on arithmetic exercises from various curricular units were divided into three…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Handwriting, Problem Solving, Arithmetic
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Diefes-Dux, Heidi A. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Engineering, when integrated into K-12 education, may offer a number of potential student learning and future success benefits. In a 5-year study, four cohorts of elementary teachers of grades 2 to 4 in a single US school district were provided with teacher professional development with engineering education. Teachers were prepared to teach…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Elementary Education, Longitudinal Studies, School Districts
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Bakker, Marjoke; Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Marja; Robitzsch, Alexander – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
This paper describes a dataset consisting of longitudinal data gathered in the BRXXX project. The aim of the project was to investigate the effectiveness of online mathematics mini-games in enhancing primary school students' multiplicative reasoning ability (multiplication and division). The dataset includes data of 719 students from 35 primary…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Web Based Instruction, Educational Games, Mathematics Instruction
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Dinet, Jerome; Vivian, Robin – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Two experiments aim at describing the impact of friendship during a synchronous collaborative information retrieval (SCIR) with young pupils (recruited in Grade 3). In the first study, 68 pupils were asked to look for 13 answers in one of the three following conditions: on an individual basis (condition "Single"), as part of a designed duo with…
Descriptors: Friendship, Grade 3, Information Retrieval, Peer Relationship
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Acha, Joana – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
The present experiment investigated the effect of three different presentation modes in children's vocabulary learning with a self-guided multimedia programmes. Participants were 135 third and fourth grade children who read a short English language story presented by a computer programme. For 12 key (previously unknown) words in the story,…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Learning Processes, Grade 4, Vocabulary Development