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Fostering historical thinking skills using hypermedia environments: The role of self-regulated learning

Greene, J. A., Bolick, C. M., & Robertson, J.
Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO. (2010, April-May).

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In this study, we examined how high-school students used a computer to learn about history, and refine their historical thinking skills. We examined the degree to which students' self-regulated learning behaviors were associated with knowledge gains and refinement of historical thinking skills. We found that students who engaged in planning outperformed those who did not, suggesting that teachers should help students develop planning skills before engaging in independent learning with a computer.