ERIC Number: EJ950540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Teaching Business Statistics in a Computer Lab: Benefit or Distraction?
Martin, Linda R.
Journal of Education for Business, v86 n6 p326-331 2011
Teaching in a classroom configured with computers has been heralded as an aid to learning. Students receive the benefits of working with large data sets and real-world problems. However, with the advent of network and wireless connections, students can now use the computer for alternating tasks, such as emailing, web browsing, and social networking. Do these distractions diminish the benefits of the computers? An experiment was conducting comparing exam scores in two different classes, one class held in a traditional classroom and another class taught in a computer lab classroom. Holding constant other factors such as student's ability and demographics, the results show a small negative effect from conducting class in a computer equipped classroom. (Contains 5 tables.)
Descriptors: Statistics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Business Administration, Intermode Differences, Electronic Learning, Conventional Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Performance Factors, Computer Centers, Achievement Gains, Scores, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Testing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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