ERIC Number: EJ904967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
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Learning through Interaction: Improving Practice with Design-Based Research
Voigt, Christian; Swatman, Paula M. C.
Interactive Technology and Smart Education, v3 n3 p207-224 2006
This article presents the first stage of a design-based research project to introduce case-based learning using existing interactive technologies in a major Australian university. The paper initially outlines the relationship between case-based learning, student interaction and the study of interactions--and includes a review of research into technologies supporting varying types of interaction. We then introduce design-based research (DBR) as a way of improving student interaction within an undergraduate e-business course while simultaneously adding practical and theoretical insights to the literature in the field. Applying DBR, we present the learning environment used and analyse the interactions observed. The paper concludes with a summary of our findings concerning instructional means to make online interactions more meaningful and a discussion of future research activities within the project using design-based research.
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Interaction, Online Systems, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Undergraduate Study, Educational Research, Instructional Design, Problem Based Learning, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Business Administration Education, Educational Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia