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The learning toolkit: The design, development, testing and dissemination of evidence based educational software

Abrami, PC; Savage, RS; Deleveaux, G; Wade, A; Meyer, E; LeBel, C; (2010) The learning toolkit: The design, development, testing and dissemination of evidence based educational software. In: Design and Implementation of Educational Games: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives. (pp. 168-187).

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Abstract

In this chapter the authors summarize the design, development, testing, and dissemination of the Learning Toolkit-currently a suite of three highly interactive, multimedia tools for learning. ABRACADABRA is early literacy software designed to encourage the development of reading and writing skills of emerging readers, especially students at-risk of school failure. The authors highlight the important modular design considerations underlying ABRACADABRA; how it scaffolds and supports both teachers and students; the evidence on which it is based; the results of field experiments done to date; and directions for future research, development, and applications. They also present ePEARL and explain how it can be used with ABRACADABRA to promote self-regulation, comprehension and writing. They briefly discuss ISIS-21 the prototype of a tool designed to enhance student inquiry skills and promote information literacy. As an evidence-based toolkit available without charge to educators, the authors believe the suite of tools comprising the Learning Toolkit breaks new ground in bringing research evidence to practice in ways that promote wide scale and sustainable changes in teaching and learning using technology. © 2010, IGI Global.

Type: Book chapter
Title: The learning toolkit: The design, development, testing and dissemination of evidence based educational software
ISBN-13: 9781615207817
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-781-7.ch012
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Psychology and Human Development
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10024291
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