This action research case study focuses on three high school students using case-based learning, a timed writing and a concept map as part of their research investigation during a two month summer action research program. The astronomy/educator monitored the choice of topic and progress. The students pursued individual paths of inquiry that involved writing, intervening, and reflecting on ideas gleaned from conversations and readings (electronic and conventional)during this self-directed case-based research. The process engaged the students in formal skills such as written communication, literacy, logic, and calculation using an innovative electronic interactive network. Evaluations of timed writings, concept maps, and openended survey are presented and discussed.
Alvarze, Marino C.; Burks, Geoffrey; and Sotoohi, Goli, "High School Students Using Electronic Environments for Informing Learning and Practice" (2004). Teaching and Learning Faculty Research. 2.