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ERIC Number: ED557290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: 978-989-8704-08-5
Application of E-Learning Technologies to Study a School Subject
Herbst, Nadia; Mashile, Elias Oupa
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conference e-Learning 2014. Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (Lisbon, Portugal, Jul 15-19, 2014)
This paper reports on the introduction and use of e-learning technologies to help students study a school subject. The research intervention is located within a relatively resourced school in South Africa with students largely coming from one racial group. The choice of the school enabled the researchers to focus on investigating the effects of computer-based study methods on students' skills of studying and their perceived learning experience without the necessity of controlling a lot of variables such as socio-economic status, language competence, and so on which have been shown by previous research in South Africa as impacting heavily on teaching and learning and student performance. This paper describes how technology is used in similar schools as the sample school under investigation, how pedagogy has changed practices in the school and how study methods are used. Based on the results of the literature review an intervention of introducing free open source software to investigate study practices of school learners was introduced. The results of the intervention are reported. [For the complete proceedings, see ED557189.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 11; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning and Study Strategies Inventory