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Diane Jass Ketelhut is an assistant professor of Science Education at Temple University. She is currently investigating the use of virtual environments for science assessment. Brian C. Nelson is an assistant professor of Educational Technology at Arizona State University. His current research examines learning , assessment, and engagement issues involved in(More)
4 This paper describes part of a project called Modeling Across the Curriculum which is a large-scale research study in 15 schools across the United States. The specific data presented and discussed here in this paper is based on BioLogica, a hypermodel, interactive environment for learning genetics, which was implemented in multiple classes in eight high(More)
Modeling environments, we believe, can make the most significant contribution of information technologies to improved science learning. A partnership of the Concord Consortium, Harvard and Northwestern Universities, with the help of the Josiah Quincy Upper School and the Fitchburg and Lowell Public Schools, is studying the impact of modeling on secondary(More)
EcoMUVE is designed as a collaborative, inquiry based , simulated ecosystem experience to support learners developing an understanding of complex causality in ecosystems. (http:// ecomuve.org/) Students typically use simple linear causal forms in their science learning – reasoning that one thing directly makes another thing happen. They also tend to focus(More)
This article elaborates on the competencies, often referred to as 21st century competencies, that are needed to be able to live in and contribute to our current (and future) society. We begin by describing, analysing and reflecting on international frameworks describing 21st century competencies, giving special attention to digital literacy as one of the(More)