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Ellis, Robert A.; Bliuc, Ana-Marie – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
As online learning technologies are becoming an integral part of the learning experience at university, the quality of student learning is increasingly shaped by their experience of using these new artefacts. In many cases, the research frameworks investigating the contribution of online learning technologies to quality outcomes are yet to have…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learning Experience, Educational Quality, Cognitive Style
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Heijstra, Thamar Melanie; Sigurðardóttir, Margrét Sigrún – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The flipped classroom offers a new approach to student-centred teaching and learning by moving the lecture out of the classroom. Research on the topic reveals that the flexibility of viewing the recorded lectures at a time and speed that is convenient to the student is what students appreciate mostly in the flipped classroom. This article examines…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Homework
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Nicol, Adelheid A. M.; Owens, Soo M.; Le Coze, Stéphanie S. C. L.; MacIntyre, Allister; Eastwood, Christina – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Many academic institutions are investing thousands of dollars in technology-based classrooms to market themselves as modern and adapt to the new generation of students for whom technology forms part of their everyday lives. This technology is also believed to provide the added benefit of better knowledge acquisition, improved critical thinking and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Active Learning, Instructional Effectiveness
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Vercellotti, Mary Lou – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Research on interactive learning space classrooms has reported that instructors and students find them engaging, and engagement is expected to increase learning outcomes. Positive findings about interactive classrooms, though, are often confounded with active learning pedagogy since instructors who teach in interactive classrooms tend to also…
Descriptors: Interaction, Educational Environment, Blended Learning, Academic Achievement
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Islim, Omer Faruk – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This article explores how the use of concept mapping, with and without technology support, assists students in learning complex concepts to which they may have had limited previous exposure. Students were engaged in a group-based concept mapping activity, wherein they created two concept maps over the course of several weeks in a large lecture…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Group Activities
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Remón, Javier; Sebastián, Víctor; Romero, Enrique; Arauzo, Jesús – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This work addresses the use of tablets and smartphones to enhance both student learning and engagement. Tablets were tested as potential substitutes for digital whiteboards, while smartphones were tested as potential survey media in the classroom using a question and answer method. Two teaching strategies were evaluated and compared: (1)…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Audience Response Systems
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Burke, Alison S.; Fedorek, Brian – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
"Flipped" or inverted classrooms are designed to utilize class time for application and knowledge building, while course content is delivered through the use of online lectures and watched at home on the students' time. It is believed that flipped classrooms promote student engagement and a deeper understanding of the class material. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Homework
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Henderson, Michael; Finger, Glenn; Selwyn, Neil – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This article explores the digital technologies that taught postgraduate students engage with during their studies, what these technologies are used for and how useful they are perceived to be. The article draws upon data gathered from a survey of 253 masters and postgraduate diploma/certificate students across two universities in Australia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Graduate Students
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Ellis, Robert A. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
There is variation in the university student experience of learning. Prior research has shown that factors that shape this include student characteristics, the learning context, student perceptions of that context and approaches to learning and their learning outcomes. In blended contexts, there is a need to identify variables which can explain…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Educational Environment, Inquiry, Higher Education
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Nguyen, Bang; Yu, Xiaoyu; Japutra, Arnold; Chen, Cheng-Hao Steve – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The concept of reverse teaching, considered by some as the education model of the future due to increasing technological availability in the classroom, has received great attention in education research lately. However, the focus of these studies has mainly been on the understanding of reverse teaching in terms of its application rather than…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Blended Learning
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Vuopala, Essi; Hyvönen, Pirkko; Järvelä, Sanna – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Despite the numerous studies on social interaction in collaborative learning, little is known about interaction forms in successful computer-supported collaborative learning situations. The purpose of this study was to explore and understand student interaction in successful collaborative learning during a university course which was mediated by…
Descriptors: Interaction, Cooperative Learning, Computer Uses in Education, College Students
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Nkhoma, Mathews; Cong, Hiep Pham; Au, Bill; Lam, Tri; Richardson, Joan; Smith, Ross; El-Den, Jamal – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
The study described in this article aims to investigate the use of out-of-class communication between students and instructors using Facebook as a means of interaction for learning. How often/how much students use such an online social network and the clarification as to the reasons for online communication are the two exogenous variables used to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction
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Demirbilek, Muhammet – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Web 2.0 tools are becoming increasingly pervasive in higher education, and as a result, there is increasing interest in the use of online feedback activities. This study investigated students' actual experiences and perceptions using social media, Wiki and Facebook, tools to provide peer feedback on students' instructional material projects and to…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Media, Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education
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Prestridge, Sarah – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2014
In their advertising campaigns, universities depict students using computers, laptops, mobile phones, iPads and tablets as learning devices. Regardless of the marketing used, there is value in enlisting the advantages of any medium that can aid deep thinking and increase student engagement. This study offers new knowledge about conceptualising…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Social Networks
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Prescott, Julie – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2014
There is a distinct lack of research that has considered university staff use of and attitudes towards Facebook. The aim of this study was to gain an understanding of how teaching staff at one UK university use Facebook, and their attitudes towards Facebook and online professionalism, in terms of the student-staff relationship. An online survey…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Social Networks, Foreign Countries
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