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ERIC Number: EJ1004779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1065-0741
Diversifying Higher Education: Facilitating Different Ways of Learning
Virtanen, Pasi; Myllarniemi, Jussi; Wallander, Heini
Campus-Wide Information Systems, v30 n3 p201-211 2013
Purpose: This paper aims to demonstrate how higher education in Finland can benefit from using methods such as Web 2.0 technologies. Design/methodology/approach: The paper describes how different types of learners (auditory, visual, kinaesthetic) benefit from being exposed to new methods and tools in the tuition process (traditional teaching settings). The strengths and weaknesses of these alternative teaching methods and tools are assessed. The paper is based on a case study--a pilot project--where the Prezi presentation tool and Twitter were tested and used in a university teaching setting. Findings: The results of the study show that both students and faculty found the utilization of Prezi and Twitter in teaching improved the learning and teaching experience. Originality/value: In Finland, the use of Prezi and Twitter in the classroom is not common. The results of this study should help encourage other teachers in Finland to implement new methods and tools in the tuition process. (Contains 5 figures, 1 table and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland