Dynamic Modeling as a Cognitive Regulation Scaffold for Developing Complex Problem-Solving Skills in an Educational Massively Multiplayer Online Game Environment

  title={Dynamic Modeling as a Cognitive Regulation Scaffold for Developing Complex Problem-Solving Skills in an Educational Massively Multiplayer Online Game Environment},
  author={Deniz Eseryel and Xun Ge and Dirk Ifenthaler and Victor Law},
  journal={Journal of Educational Computing Research},
  pages={265 - 286}
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