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ERIC Number: EJ1059045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Different Modes of Digital Learning Object Use in School Settings: Do We Design for Individual or Collaborative Learning?
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v10 n3 p87-95 2014
The aim of the studies reported in this paper is to gain classroom based empirical evidence on the learning effectiveness of learning objects used in two types of study settings: Collaborative and individual. A total of 127 seventh and ninth grade students participated in the experiments. They were assigned into one of the study modes and worked with one of the four learning objects. The pretest and post test measures and observation data showed that though the learning objects were primarily developed for individual use, they may also help students working in peers. The comparison among different study modes did not strongly favor any of the study modes. However, the study provided evidence that using the learning objects in different modes is possible and designing and developing learning objects for the use of multiple modes is crucial. Implications on collaborative learning objects are discussed.
Descriptors: Grade 7, Grade 9, Resource Units, Cooperative Learning, Independent Study, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis, Learning Strategies, Mixed Methods Research, Quasiexperimental Design, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Geography, Computer Simulation, Learning Activities, Pretests Posttests, Scores, Instructional Effectiveness
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dave Hill, St. Michael BB11000, Barbados. Tel: 868-663-9021; Fax: 868-645-9741; Web site: http::ijedict.dec.uwi.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Grade 9; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey