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Nicolle, Pam S.; Lou, Yiping – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2008
This mixed methodology study was designed to examine the factors and the process by which mainstream university faculty members adopt and implement technology in teaching and learning. Data were collected through a survey administered to faculty from 3 academic colleges (N = 117) and interviews of selected survey respondents (N = 9). Path analysis…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Collegiality, Interprofessional Relationship, Adoption (Ideas)
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Lou, Yiping – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2004
Based on 198 independent findings from 71 studies with experimental or statistical controls, the results of this meta-analysis indicate that, on average, students learning with computers in small groups attempted a greater amount of task (d + = +0.15), used more learning strategies (d + = +0.36), had more positive attitude toward small group…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Learning Strategies, Effect Size, Student Attitudes
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Lou, Yiping – Distance Education, 2004
Online courses have been criticized for their focus on knowledge acquisition rather than on how to solve authentic complex problems, a skill that is increasingly being recognized as critical to meeting the challenges in the real world. The purpose of this study was to explore whether between-group collaboration in project-based online courses can…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Cooperation, Problem Solving, Graduate Students
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MacGregor, S. Kim; Lou, Yiping – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2005
Using WebQuests for inquiry-based learning represents a higher-order use of technology requiring students to exercise information seeking, analyzing, and synthesizing strategies. This research was designed to obtain a better understanding of how to enhance the pedagogical effectiveness of WebQuests and of how students interact with the various…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Information Seeking, Concept Mapping, Internet
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Lou, Yiping; MacGregor, S. Kim – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2004
This research explored how between-group collaboration enhanced the co-construction of knowledge and performance on project-based learning tasks of collaborative learning groups. The findings of 2 case studies, one that focused on between-group mentoring and one that focused on between-group project review, revealed that both strategies were…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Cooperative Learning
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Lou, Yiping; Bernard, Robert M.; Abrami, Philip C. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2006
This meta-analysis employs a theoretical framework in quantitatively synthesizing empirical studies that investigate the effects of distance education (DE) versus classroom instruction on undergraduate student achievement. Analyses of 218 findings from 103 studies were conducted according to how media were used to support DE pedagogy. The results…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Undergraduate Study, Meta Analysis, Literature
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Bernard, Robert M.; Abrami, Philip C.; Lou, Yiping; Borokhovski, Evgueni – Distance Education, 2004
This article is about the quantitative research practices and methodologies that are used in distance education (DE). It begins with an analysis and assessment of a segment of the DE research literature, DE/classroom comparison studies, based on a recently completed meta-analysis of that literature from 1985 to 2002. Overall, the 232 studies…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Distance Education, Research Methodology, Educational Research
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Lou, Yiping; Abrami, Philip C.; d'Apollonia, Sylvia – Review of Educational Research, 2001
Synthesized the empirical research on the effects of social context (small group versus individual learning) when students learn using computer technology. Analyzed 486 independent findings from 122 studies involving 11,317 learners. On average, small group learning had more positive effects, but findings on both individual achievement and group…
Descriptors: Class Size, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Individualized Instruction
Bernard, Robert M.; Abrami, Philip C.; Wade, Anne; Borokhovski, Evgueni; Lou, Yiping – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Simonson, Schlosser and Hanson (1999) argue that a new theory called "equivalency theory" is needed to account for the unique features of the "teleconferencing" (synchronous) model of DE that is prevalent in many North American universities. Based on a comprehensive meta-analysis of the comparative literature of DE (Bernard, Abrami, Lou, Wozney,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Meta Analysis, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes
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Bernard, Robert M.; Abrami, Philip C.; Lou, Yiping; Borokhovsk, Evgueni; Wade, Anne; Wozney, Lori; Wallet, Peter Andrew; Fiset, Manon; Huang, Binru – Review of Educational Research, 2004
A meta-analysis of the comparative distance education (DE) literature between 1985 and 2002 was conducted. In total, 232 studies containing 688 independent achievement, attitude, and retention outcomes were analyzed. Overall results indicated effect sizes of essentially zero on all three measures and wide variability. This suggests that many…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Effect Size, Academic Achievement, Meta Analysis
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Lou, Yiping; And Others – Review of Educational Research, 1996
The effects of within-class grouping on student achievement and other outcomes were quantitatively integrated using one set of 145 effect sizes exploring grouping versus no grouping and a set of 20 effect sizes related to homogeneous versus heterogeneous ability grouping. Overall, results favored homogeneous grouping. (SLD)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Effect Size, Elementary Secondary Education
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Abrami, Philip C.; Lou, Yiping; Chambers, Bette; Poulsen, Catherine; Spence, John C. – Educational Research and Evaluation (An International Journal on Theory and Practice), 2000
Reviews research concerning within-class grouping of students for learning and addresses some issues related to the integration of research on small group instruction raised by S. Prais (1998, 1999). Elaborates on pedagogical techniques that encourage effective small group instruction. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Learning, Small Group Instruction