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ERIC Number: EJ848788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Learning with Web-Based Interactive Objects: An Investigation into Student Perceptions of Effectiveness
Salajan, Florin D.; Perschbacher, Susanne; Cash, Mindy; Talwar, Reena; El-Badrawy, Wafa; Mount, Greg J.
Computers & Education, v53 n3 p632-643 Nov 2009
In its efforts to continue the modernization of its curriculum, the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto has developed a series of web-based interactive learning applications. This article presents the production cycle of these new interactive learning objects and the preliminary study conducted to measure the students' perception of the objects' effectiveness for learning. Three applications are described in detail in this article, namely: "Panoramic Radiography: Principles and Interpretation," "Gross Human Anatomy 3D Atlas" and "Restorative Dentistry: Virtual and Interactive Cavity Preparation." Each of these applications introduces unique elements of interactivity with the learning content, specifically designed to address hard-to-grasp concepts in their respective dental disciplines. The results of a student survey conducted post-deployment suggest that the visual and interactive features embedded in the three applications have the potential to induce positive outcomes in mediating the students' conceptualization of difficult theoretical notions. (Contains 9 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada