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Jenson, Jennifer; de Castell, Suzanne; Muehrer, Rachel; McLaughlin-Jenkins, Erin – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2016
There is a great deal of enthusiasm for the use of games in formal educational contexts; however, there is a notable and problematic lack of studies that make use of replicable study designs to empirically link games to learning (Young, et al., 2012). This paper documents the iterative design and development of an educationally focused game,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Video Games, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Bernard, Robert M.; Bethel, Edward Clement; Abrami, Philip C.; Wade, C. Anne – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2007
This study examines the achievement outcomes accompanying the implementation of a Grade 3 laptop or so-¬≠called "ubiquitous computing" program in a Quebec school district. CAT¬≠3 reading, language, and mathematics batteries were administered at the end of Grade 2 and again at the end of Grade 3, after the first year of computer…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 3
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Sclater, Jennifer; Sicoly, Fiore; Abrami, Philip C.; Wade, C. Anne – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2006
The current investigation was an exploration of the first year of a multi-year project designed to provide every Grade 3 to Grade 11 student throughout an English school board in Quebec with a laptop computer. Data were collected from 403 elementary and 270 secondary students from the experimental school board and also from 330 students in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Laptop Computers, Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education