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Peled, Yehuda; Pundak, David; Weiser-Biton, Rivka – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2020
The study examines to what extent a student who is intuitive and comfortable with information consuming becomes a more critically thinking learner. The study was based on connectivism theory, which was applied to planning and executing an introductory course on online learning, with the objective of encouraging students to take an active approach…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Critical Thinking, Electronic Learning, Student Attitudes
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Pundak, David; Liberman, Ido; Shacham, Miri – Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education, 2017
Considerable debate exists among discipline-based astronomy education researchers about how students change their perceptions in science and astronomy. The study questioned the development of astronomical models among students in institutions of higher education by examining how college students change their initial conceptual frameworks and…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, College Science
Pundak, David; Dvir, Yoav – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2014
The paper investigates difficulties involved in integrating online courses in academic colleges. Despite their growing prevalence in Israel and worldwide there are still no online courses offered as part of the learning process in many colleges. In order to identify factors for this phenomenon, a study was conducted to investigate the attitudes of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Engineering Education, College Faculty, Lecture Method
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Pundak, David; Shacham, Miri; Herscovitz, Orit – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2013
Web technology offers lecturers the option of checking students' assignments online. Several systems have evolved to deliver personal assignments to each student in a multi-participant course. These systems provide students with immediate feedback, allowing them to correct erroneous answers and referring them to relevant literary sources that can…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Assignments, Online Courses, Student Attitudes
Pundak, David; Herscovitz, Orit; Shacham, Miri – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
Instruction in higher education has developed significantly over the past two decades, influenced by two trends: promotion of active learning methods and integration of web technology in e-Learning. Many studies found that active teaching improves students' success, involvement and thinking skills. Nevertheless, internationally, most instructors…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Active Learning, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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Pundak, David; Rozner, Shmaryahu – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2008
There is a growing consensus that traditional instruction in basic science courses, in institutions of higher learning, do not lead to the desired results. Most of the students who complete these courses do not gain deep knowledge about the basic concepts and develop a negative approach to the sciences. In order to deal with this problem, a…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Information Technology, Educational Change, Engineering Education
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Finegold, Menachem; Pundak, David – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1991
School students' conceptual frameworks in astronomy and students' levels of knowledge and conceptualization were examined for 130 students in grades 2 through 12. Knowledge and conceptualization increased with school age. A test administered to 892 students in 7 schools demonstrated that schools contributed little to education in astronomy. (SLD)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Astronomy, Cognitive Processes, Comparative Analysis
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Pundak, David; Maharshak, Arie; Rozner, Shmaryahu – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2005
What is the effect on studies when integrating Web Assignment Checker (WAC) into science teaching? This article examines the change in students' attitudes to this question from the beginning of the course to its end, as compared with the attitudes of the teaching staff. The examiner's questionnaires, incorporating six aspects relating to students'…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires, Internet