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ERIC Number: EJ768870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
Examining the Effect of Small Group Discussions and Question Prompts on Vicarious Learning Outcomes
Lee, Yekyung; Ertmer, Peggy A.
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v39 n1 p66-80 Fall 2006
This study investigated the effect of group discussions and question prompts on students' vicarious learning experiences. Vicarious experiences were delivered to 65 preservice teachers via VisionQuest, a Web site that provided examples of successful technology integration. A 2x2 factorial research design employed group discussions and question prompts as independent variables and students' perceptions of their competencies and self-efficacy for technology integration as dependent variables. While three of the four conditions showed significant increases in perceptions of knowledge and skills, ANOVA results showed no significant differences among treatments. It is speculated that additional conditions may have distracted students from the content/message of the teacher models highlighted on VisionQuest. (Contains 2 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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