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Testing the Waters: An Analysis of the Student and Parent Experience in a Secondary School’s First Blended Course Offering
The Journal of Distance Education / Revue de l'ducation Distance Vol. 29, No. 2 (Nov 11, 2014)
In this study, the perceptions of parents (n = 14) and students (n = 47) enrolled in a blended learning course, the first of its kind at their school, were examined. Student performance in the blended and in the traditional portion of the course was ...
Changing the way we build games: A design-based research study examining the implementation of homemade PowerPoint games in the classroom
(2012) pp. 1–196
This design-based research study examined the effects of a game design project on student test performance, with refinements made to the implementation after each of the three iterations of the study. The changes to the implementation over the three ...
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Vol. 1 (2011)
While much of the growth in the popularity of virtual schooling has involved at-risk students, little research exists on the experiences of these students in this largely independent setting. This paper describes a case study of an at-risk student...
Building a Better Mousetrap: How Design-Based Research Was Used to Improve Homemade PowerPoint Games
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 60, No. 5 (2016) pp. 419–424
This paper is a review of a three-cycle, design-based research study that explored the relationship between the pedagogical research and the actual implementation of a game design project using Microsoft PowerPoint. Much of the initial literature on ...
Computers in the Schools Vol. 29, No. 4 (2012) pp. 339–354
While researchers are examining the role of playing games to learn, others are looking at using game design as an instructional tool. However, game-design software may require additional time to train both teachers and students. In this article, the ...
Qualitative Report Vol. 17 (2012)
Despite a large increase in the number of students enrolled in online courses, published research on student experiences in these environments is minimal. This article reports the narrative analysis of a series of interviews conducted with a female...
The Challenges of Integrating Mobile Technology in the Classroom Examining an iPad Professional Development Project
Journal on School Educational Technology Vol. 12, No. 3 (2017) pp. 22–33
The iPad is a tool that could change the way in which teachers prepare and deliver instruction in the K-12 environment. But, while proponents tout its capabilities, school administrators run the risk of purchasing yet another tool without...