ERIC Number: EJ757131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Are We Using Technology for Learning?
Lowerison, Gretchen; Sclater, Jennifer; Schmid, Richard F.; Abrami, Philip C.
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v34 n4 p401-425 2005-2006
This study investigated the role that computer technology plays in transforming the learning process in higher education. Specifically, we looked at the relationship between computer-technology use, active learning, and perceived course effectiveness. The sample consisted of 1966 students in 81 graduate and undergraduate classes at a large, urban university. The survey categories were: 1) learner preferences; 2) course structure; 3) active learning; 4) time on task; 5) learning with technology; 6) perceived effectiveness of computer use; 7) context of computer use; and 8) overall perceived course effectiveness. Results suggest that there is a relationship between computer technology, active learning, and perceived course effectiveness. Students who use computer technology a lot appear to benefit the most from active learning. (Contains 7 tables and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Time on Task, Computers, Urban Universities, Active Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Surveys, Higher Education, Graduate Students, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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