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Buckley, Patrick; Doyle, Elaine – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
This paper outlines how an existing collaborative forecasting tool called a prediction market (PM) can be integrated into an educational context to enhance information literacy skills and cognitive disciplinary knowledge. The paper makes a number of original contributions. First, it describes how this tool can be packaged as a pedagogical…
Descriptors: Prediction, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Decision Support Systems
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Hack, Catherine Jane – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
Using the delivery of a large postgraduate distance learning module in bioethics to health professionals as an illustrative example, the type of learning activity that could be enhanced through delivery in an immersive virtual world (IVW) was explored. Several activities were repurposed from the "traditional" virtual learning environment…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Graduate Study, Distance Education
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Buckley, Patrick; Doyle, Elaine – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
The literature suggests that gamified learning interventions may increase student engagement and enhance learning. We empirically investigate this by exploring the impact of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation on the participation and performance of over 100 undergraduate students in an online gamified learning intervention. The paper makes a…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Intervention, Learner Engagement, Pretests Posttests
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McArdle, Gavin; Bertolotto, Michela – Interactive Learning Environments, 2012
Today, the Internet plays a major role in distributing learning material within third level education. Multiple online facilities provide access to educational resources. While early systems relied on webpages, which acted as repositories for learning material, nowadays sophisticated online applications manage and deliver learning resources.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Interaction