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Savin-Baden, Maggi; Gourlay, Lesley; Tombs, Cathy; Steils, Nicole; Tombs, Gemma; Mawer, Matt – Educational Research, 2010
Background: The literature on immersive virtual worlds and e-learning to date largely indicates that technology has led the pedagogy. Although rationales for implementing e-learning have included flexibility of provision and supporting diversity, none of these recommendations has helped to provide strong pedagogical location. Furthermore, there is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Staff Role, College Instruction, Literature Reviews
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Limniou, Maria; Papadopoulos, Nikos; Whitehead, Christopher – Computers & Education, 2009
Pre-laboratory activities have been known to improve students' preparation before their practical work as they assist students to make available more working memory capacity for actual learning during the laboratory. The aim of this investigation was to compare two different teaching approaches which supported a pre-laboratory session by using the…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Short Term Memory, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction
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Chu, Hui-Chun; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chen, Nian-Shing – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
Although Web 2.0 technologies have been recognized as effective means of conducting group learning activities, a critical and challenging issue of Web 2.0-based learning is the lack of mechanisms for promoting information exchanges and sharing among participating students. To cope with this problem, an intelligent blog system is proposed in this…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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Che, Pei-Chun; Lin, Han-Yi; Jang, Hung-Chin; Lien, Yao-Nan; Tsai, Tzu-Chieh – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2009
The pervasive popularity of the Internet in the past decade has changed the way many students live and learn, in part, because modern technology has made it possible for learners to access Real-Time Multimedia information on the Internet, or research any topic of interest to them from virtually any computer anywhere in the world. Students can also…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Distance Education, Internet, Teaching Methods