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ERIC Number: EJ834286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1552-3233
Learner-Interface Interaction for Technology-Enhanced Active Learning
Sinha, Neelu; Khreisat, Laila; Sharma, Kiron
Innovate: Journal of Online Education, v5 n3 Feb-Mar 2009
Neelu Sinha, Laila Khreisat, and Kiron Sharma describe how learner-interface interaction promotes active learning in computer science education. In a pilot study using technology that combines DyKnow software with a hardware platform of pen-enabled HP Tablet notebook computers, Sinha, Khreisat, and Sharma created dynamic learning environments by integrating classroom and computing environments. Results of the pilot study indicate that the learner-interface interaction provided by this versatile learning environment, which is based on a hands-on approach with real-time feedback, has enabled active learning for face-to-face computer science courses from introductory to advanced levels. These new technologies facilitate the creation of a nonthreatening, flexible, and challenging learning environment with a focus on practical applications, potentially narrowing the perceived gap between theory and practice in computer science education and aiding in student and teacher recruitment and retention. (Contains 1 table and 13 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey