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Outcomes from Technology Enhanced Informal Learning Activities: Total Solar Eclipse PROCEEDING

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EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Washington, DC ISBN 978-1-939797-29-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Sixth grade students participating in a four-hour hands-on technology enriched space science camp showed significant gains in their understanding of topics related to heliophysics and the solar eclipse. The average number of items correct increased from 3.80 on the pretest to 5.40 on the post test, after each student completed three activities in a round-robin manner: 1) developing a string model of part of the solar systems, 2) completing 2D and 3D printing, and 3) viewing virtual reality video segments. Differences by gender showed that girls’ pre-post gains were significant.

Citation

Christensen, R., Knezek, G., Darby, D., Den Lepcha, S., Jiang, B., Kuo, A. & Wu, A. (2017). Outcomes from Technology Enhanced Informal Learning Activities: Total Solar Eclipse. In J. Johnston (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2017 (pp. 1064-1071). Washington, DC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 22, 2017 from .