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Journal of Interactive Learning Research

July 2016 Volume 27, Number 3

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 5

  1. Learning by Doing: Using an Online Simulation Game in an International Relations Course

    Jennifer Epley, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, United States

    Integrating interactive learning activities into undergraduate courses is one method for increasing student interest, engagement, and skills development. Online simulation games in particular offer... More

    pp. 201-218

  2. The effectiveness of the ABRACADABRA (ABRA) web-based literacy program on primary school students in Hong Kong

    Alan Cheung & Barley Mak, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Philip Abrami, Anne Wade & Larysa Lysenko, Concordia University, Canada

    This pilot project investigated the effects of ABRACADABRA (ABRA), a web-based literacy program developed by the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP) at Concordia University, on ... More

    pp. 219-245

  3. Microworlds for Learning Object-Oriented Programming: Considerations from Research to Practice

    Fahima Djelil, Adélaïde Albouy-Kissi & Benjamin Albouy-Kissi, Institut Pascal Laboratory - Blaise Pascal University, France; Eric Sanchez, French Institut of Education (IFE), Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS), France; Jean-Marc Lavest, Institut Pascal Laboratory - Blaise Pascal University, France

    Object-Oriented paradigm is a common paradigm for introductory programming courses. However, many teachers find that transitioning to teaching this paradigm is a difficult task. To overcome this... More

    pp. 247-266

  4. A Classification Matrix of Examination Items to Promote Transformative Assessment

    Mark McMahon & Michael Garrett, Edith Cowan University, Australia

    The ability to assess learning hinges on the quality of the instruments that are used. This paper reports on the first stage of the design of software to assist educators in ensuring assessment... More

    pp. 267-287

  5. Interactive Assessment: An Approach to Enhance Teaching and Learning

    Celina Byers, Oakland University

    Instruction gains value when measurement shows that objectives have been achieved and learning has occurred. Making the measurement an integral part of class activity allows the identification of... More

    pp. 359-374