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Keywords: Interdisciplinary projects Lifelong learning Media in education Multimedia/hypermedia systems a b s t r a c t The relationship between video gameplay, video game genre preference, personality, and GPA was investigated in an online correlational study with university students. In addition to administering self-report measures of GPA and(More)
Statistics of the Coulomb-blockade peak spacings of a silicon quantum dot We have made a study of the fluctuations of Coulomb-blockade peak positions of a quantum dot. The dot is defined by patterning the two-dimensional electron gas of a silicon metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor structure using stacked gates. This permits variation of the(More)
This study investigated the learning and assessment efficacy of a physics video game we developed called Newton's Playground. 165 8th and 9th graders played Newton's Playground for roughly five hours. Findings include significant pre-post physics gains and notable correlations between performance in Newton's Playground and physics pretest knowledge.(More)
Educators today are increasingly interested in using game-based assessment to assess and support students' learning. In the present study, we investigated how changing a game design element, linearity in gameplay sequences, influenced the effectiveness of game-based assessment in terms of validity, reliability, fairness, learning, and enjoyment. Two(More)
In Education (as in many other fields) it is common to create complex systems to assess the state of latent properties of individuals — the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the students. Such systems usually consist of several processes including (1) a context determination process which identifies (or creates) tasks—contexts in which evidence can be(More)
The transition-metal oxide Interdisciplinary Research group of the MRSEC at MIT has the goal of understanding the interplay of magnetism and electron motion in materials related to those which display high temperature superconductivity. The group focuses on Cu oxides which contain spin-1/2 ions in unusual geometries. In particular, all the high-temperature(More)
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