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Title: Can multimedia make kids care about social studies? the globaled problem-based learning simulation
Authors: Brown, Scott B. 
Hannafin, Robert H. 
Boyer, Mark A. 
Ioannou, Andri 
Keywords: Multimedia communications--Social aspects;Internet and children
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source: Computers in the schools, 2009, Volume 26, Issue 1, Pages 63-81
Abstract: This study investigated whether using multimedia-based instructional material in a problem-based social studies simulation enhances student learning about world issues, increases interest in social studies, and generates positive attitudes toward the instruction. The GlobalEd Project, a Web-based international negotiation simulation embedded in the middle school social studies curriculum, was used in this investigation. The study employed a quasi-experimental design with a multimedia group (MG) and a text group (TG). A total of 190 students participated in the study. Results indicated that students in the MG had marginally larger gains in knowledge and interest than their counterparts in the TG. In addition, students in the MG used the Web site more extensively than students in the TG. Directions for future research and multimedia developers are discussed
ISSN: 07380569
DOI: 10.1080/07380560802688299
Rights: © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group
Type: Article
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