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ERIC Number: ED562208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Perceived Affordances of a Technology-Enhanced Active Learning Classroom in Promoting Collaborative Problem Solving
Ge, Xun; Yang, Yu Jin; Liao, Lihui; Wolfe, Erin G.
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA) (Fort Worth, TX, Oct 22-24, 2013)
This study explored students and instructors' perceptions and experience of technology affordances in an technology-enhanced Active Learning Classroom (ALC) to promote students' collaborative problem solving. Multiple case studies were conducted. Five classes of 92 students and five professors participated in this study. The data sources were class observations, interviews, and pre- and post-surveys. The study showed that students' self-efficacy and confidence in completing problem-solving tasks increased over time. Additionally, it was found that some professors used the ALC to its potentials while others used it minimally. While both students and professors agreed about numerous benefits of ALCs for learning and instruction, how technology was used depended on the perceived purpose, needs and meaningfulness of the instructors. [For the full proceedings, see ED562107.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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