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Web-based learning may help students struggling in science

IANS  |  New York 

Here's is a for schools. Researchers have found that web-based tools can help deepen science knowledge among school students, especially those who dread the subject.

"really works to lessen the science literacy gap among diverse groups of learners," said of the in the US, and of the project.

For the study, researchers introduced four interactive online science units, which students and teachers accessed with computers or tablets.

The study involved over 2,300 students and 71 teachers in the US.

The findings, published in of Science Education, showed that while all participating students improved their science knowledge, the results were particularly notable for struggling students.

Students with disabilities improved 18 percentage points on assessments of science knowledge from pre-test to post-test.

Pupils taught the same content with traditional methods, such as textbooks, showed only five-point gains, the study showed.

"These significant findings demonstrate that the was effective in improving science knowledge for students who struggle with science," Arellanes said.



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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 16:48 IST