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ERIC Number: EJ1115694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1436-4522
Comparing the Effectiveness of Self-Learning Java Workshops with Traditional Classrooms
Eranki, Kiran L. N.; Moudgalya, Kannan M.
Educational Technology & Society, v19 n4 p59-74 2016
In this work, we study the effectiveness of a method called Spoken Tutorial, which is a candidate technique for self-learning. The performance of college students who self-learned Java through the Spoken Tutorial method is found to be better than that of conventional learners. Although the method evaluated in this work helps both genders, females seem to benefit more through self-learning workshop based approach. Self-learners found to be more interested in ease of learning and the availability of content, while classroom learners focused more on evaluation. All of these findings are in agreement with the literature. Although the proposed method seems to be effective to a restricted class of topics, the benefits can still be enormous and suitable for flipped classrooms, MOOC, etc.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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