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MacKinnon, Gregory; Saklofske, Jon – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
A virtual world was created in an effort to supplement the study of the novel "The Natural Daughter". The educational impact of the virtual world experience on college students of English Literature was assessed using concept mapping as a measure of conceptual change. While conceptual change was evident, the origin of the growth was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Internet, Computer Simulation
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Le, Ada; Joordens, Steve; Chrysostomou, Sophie; Grinnell, Raymond – Computers & Education, 2010
At the University of Toronto at Scarborough, we provide enhanced flexibility to our students using a blended-learning approach (i.e., the webOption) whereby students can attend lectures live, watch them online at their convenience, or both. The current research examines the use of pause and seeks features afforded by the webOption interface and…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Calculus, Lecture Method, Instructional Effectiveness
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Lauricella, Sharon; Kay, Robin – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Considerable research has been conducted examining the use of laptops in higher education, however, a reliable and valid scale to assess in-class use of laptops has yet to be developed. The purpose of the following study was to develop and evaluate the "Laptop Effectiveness Scale" (LES). The scale consisted of four constructs: academic…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Construct Validity, Measures (Individuals)
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Muhirwa, Jean-Marie – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
Distance education and information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been marketed as cost-effective ways to rescue struggling educational institutions in developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This study uses classroom video analysis and follow-up interviews with teachers, students, and local tutors to analyse…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Conflict, Interaction, Foreign Countries