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Blikstein, Paulo; Gomes, July Silveira; Akiba, Henrique Teruo; Schneider, Bertrand – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2017
Technology is changing the way students interact with knowledge, and open-ended activities are one of the main types of tasks that students engage with in technology-rich environments. However, the amount of guidance needed to promote learning in these environments remains unknown. We explore this issue by focusing on the effects of step-by-step…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Arousal Patterns
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Rosegard, Erik; Wilson, Jackson – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2013
College students ("n" = 846) enrolled in a general education course were randomly assigned to either an arousal (experimental) or no-arousal (control) group. The experimental group was exposed to a topic-relevant, 90-second external stimulus (a technique used to elevate arousal and focus attention). The control group listened to the…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, College Students, Lecture Method