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Technology, Knowledge and Learning Vol. 21, No. 2 (2016) pp. 211–224
Education policy in the United States centers K-12 assessment efforts primarily on standardized tests. However, such tests may not provide an accurate and reliable representation of what students understand about the complexity of science. Research...
Exploring Newtonian mechanics in a conceptually-integrated digital game: Comparison of learning and affective outcomes for students in Taiwan and the United States
Douglas B. Clark; Brian C. Nelson; Hsin-Yi Chang; Mario Martinez-Garza; Kent Slack; Cynthia M. D’Angelo
Computers & Education Vol. 57, No. 3 (November 2011) pp. 2178–2195
This study investigates the potential of a digital game that overlays popular game-play mechanics with formal physics representations and terminology to support explicit learning and exploration of Newtonian mechanics. The analysis compares test...
SURGE’s Evolution Deeper into Formal Representations: The Siren’s Call of Popular Game-Play Mechanics
Douglas Clark; Satyugjit Virk; Pratim Sengupta; Corey Brady; Mario Martinez-Garza; Kara Krinks; Stephen Killingsworth; John Kinnebrew; Gautam Biswas; Jacqueline Barnes; James Minstrell; Brian Nelson; Kent Slack; Cynthia D'Angelo
International Journal of Designs for Learning Vol. 7, No. 1 (Feb 03, 2016)
We have iteratively designed and researched five digital games focusing on Newtonian dynamics for middle school classrooms during the past seven years. The designs have evolved dramatically in terms of the roles and relationships of the formal...