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ERIC Number: ED503885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Using Technology Supported Learning to Develop Active Learning in Higher Education: A Case Study
Jowallah, Rohan
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v5 n12 p42-46 Dec 2008
John Dewey believed that the education should educate individuals "not as passive recipients of educational content, but as active makers of meaning, capable of exercising independent judgement and of democratic collaboration" (Gregory, 2001, p. 399). With this philosophical viewpoint, the author strongly believes that teachers should engage students in becoming actively involved and responsible for their own learning. One way in which to get students involved in their own learning is by using technology supported learning. This method is important in relation to the diverse student population now enrolling in universities. This case study was carried out to assess the implementation of technology supported learning within a first year module. Three online tasks were made available for students within this course. A questionnaire was used to solicit information on the online task. The findings suggested that there are many benefits that can be derived from the effective utilization of technology within higher education.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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