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The visual span for reading refers to the range of letters, formatted as in text, that can be recognized reliably without moving the eyes. It is likely that the size of the visual span is determined primarily by characteristics of early visual processing. It has been hypothesized that the size of the visual span imposes a fundamental limit on reading speed(More)
INTRODUCTION As a methodological approach, cognitive eth-nography assumes that cognition is distributed through rules, roles, language, relationships and coordinated activities, and can be embodied in artifacts and objects (Dubbels, 2008). For this reason, cognitive ethnography is an effective way to study activity systems like games, models, and(More)
INTRODUCTION This article seeks to understand what engages young people in learning, and what sustains their interest to continue. It explores the elements that inform the lived experience of a chosen play activity and the possible social learning theories that might inform it. Four theories were chosen and operationalized for coding the transcript of the(More)
The experience of a successful adolescent learner will be described from the student's perspective about learning the video game Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) through selected passages from a phenom-enological interview. The question driving this investigation is, " Why did she sustain engagement in learning? " The importance of this question came out of the(More)
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