Bridging Realty to Virtual Reality: Investigating gender effect and student engagement on learning through video game play in an elementary school classroom

@article{Annetta2009BridgingRT,
  title={Bridging Realty to Virtual Reality: Investigating gender effect and student engagement on learning through video game play in an elementary school classroom},
  author={Leonard A. Annetta and Jennifer Mangrum and Shawn Y. Holmes and Kimberly Collazo and Meng-Tzu Cheng},
  journal={International Journal of Science Education},
  year={2009},
  volume={31},
  pages={1091 - 1113}
}
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