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Comparative analysis of the impact of traditional versus innovative learning environment on student

Posted on 02 Oct 2018 with 0 comments
Engagement and performance Learning environment

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This study explored the claim that different classroom layouts can affect teaching and learning, comparing students’ attitudes to their learning experiences, motivation, engagement and academic outcomes in each layout over a school year. A correlation was identified between enhanced student attitudes in an ILE and higher English, Humanities and Mathematics academic achievement.


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Investigating undergraduate mathematics learners’ cognitive engagement with recorded lecture videos

Posted on 02 Oct 2018 with 0 comments
Learning environment Multimedia

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A study of the use of recorded lecture videos (RLVs) in mathematics instruction in Australia and the UK found similar outcomes in both contexts: a reduction in live lecture attendance coupled with a dependence on RLVs was associated with an increase in surface approaches to learning.


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Validation of a touch screen tablet assessment of early literacy skills

Posted on 01 Oct 2018 with 0 comments
Assessment online Early childhood Mobile learning

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This study tested the psychometric properties of a tablet-based app designed to measure early literacy skills, and were also compared with paper-based tests. Agreement between scores for the tablet and traditional tests was high indicating tablet tests provide valid and reliable measures of children’s early literacy skills.


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