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Research Digest: Blended Learning Discussions 

Shroff, R. & Vogel, D. (2010). An Investigation on Individual Students’ Perceptions of Interest Utilizing a Blended Learning Approach. International Journal on E-Learning, 9(2), 279-294. Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Article Review Little is known about the impact of a blended learning approaches on individual student interest and whether combinations of online and face-to-face learning activities significantly …

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FB Science Games 

Farmville has now surpassed 80 Million monthly active users! That means that 1.2% of the WORLD's population is playing this game. This is a strong statement toward the popularity and power of social networks. Even more when Zynga, farmville creators, launched a special fund raising campaign for Earth Quake relief in Haiti, Farmville gamers donated more …

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The Realities of Augmented Reality for Learning 

Dunleavy, M.,Dede, C.,Mitchell, R.(2009) Affordances and Limitations of Immersive Participatory Augmented Reality Simulations for Teaching and Learning.Journal of Science Education and Technology(18),7–22 Article Review Responding to the need for studies that explore how immersive technologies can be leveraged for enhanced learning, this study provides details of an augmented reality (AR) tool. Alien Contact! was designed …

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NARST News III: Inquiry 

More highlights from the sessions I have been attending included design based research in science education and developing inquiry-based curriculum materials. The strand around design based research featured a collaborative National Science Foundation grant funded project with the University of Michigan. They are designing an inquiry science environment based on CAST's Universal Design principles. This …

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NARST News II: Virtual Worlds for Learning Science 

Today, I attended a session featuring Chris Dede, Yasmin Kafai and Melissa Gresalfi in which they discussed their current work related to science education as well as provided an overview of where such technologies have come from and the current landscape.� Gresalfi presented on behalf of the Quest Atlantis (QA) group and discussed the design …

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NARST News I: Supercharged for Pre-service Teachers 

Today I am blogging from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) conference in Philadelphia. I am at a presentation by Janice Anderson and Mike Barnett which deals with a pre service teacher experience to develop physics content knowledge using the game Supercharged! So the pre service teachers are acting as students learning …

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