Search results for: Computer assisted instruction
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This study examined the flipped classroom through the eyes of pre-service language teachers to reveal what hinders them from or encourages them to adopt this approach. Data were collected from students in a Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) course; they experienced two flipped class sessions (complementing the traditional instructor-led sessions) and completed a survey about their experiences. Semi-structured interviews were also conducted with a sub-set of students to examine their perceptions in greater depth. Three major themes emerged regarding benefits of the flipped classroom: learner autonomy, learning by doing with support, and preventing cognitive overload. Four challenges emerged: learners’ technology access and technical ability, technical support for instructors, ambiguous student responsibility, and an inability to provide immediate clarification. Three additional notable themes emerged: heightened awareness of peers in the classroom, different reactions to content-oriented versus technically-oriented instructional videos, and student workload. These themes are discussed in detail, along with suggestions for teacher training and professional development. Also considered is the need to establish guidelines for best practices in flipped classrooms and to develop high-quality approaches to flipping without a dependence on instructional videos.
Updated: Dec. 13, 2020
The present review describes a meta-analysis of findings from 50 controlled evaluations of intelligent computer tutoring systems. The median effect of intelligent tutoring in the 50 evaluations was to raise test scores 0.66 standard deviations over conventional levels, or from the 50th to the 75th percentile. However, the amount of improvement found in an evaluation depended to a great extent on whether improvement was measured on locally developed or standardized tests, suggesting that alignment of test and instructional objectives is a critical determinant of evaluation results.
Updated: Nov. 09, 2016
Intertwining Digital Content and a One-To-One Laptop Environment in Teaching and Learning: Lessons from the Time To Know Program
This research provides a comprehensive look at a constructivist one-to-one computing program’s effects on teaching and learning practices as well as student learning achievements. Findings indicated consistent and highly positive findings of the efficacy of a constructivist one-to-one computing program in terms of student math and reading achievement, differentiation in teaching and learning, higher student attendance, and decreased disciplinary actions.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2015
Preservice Social Studies Teachers’ Historical Thinking and Digitized Primary Sources: What They Use and Why
In this qualitative case study the authors explored secondary social studies preservice teachers’ abilities to discern the digitized primary resources available to them for historical thinking instruction. The results revealed that two themes emerged from the initial data analysis: First, the preservice teachers were able to identify and rationalize an importance of digitized primary source websites in teaching the social studies. Second, the pedagogical knowledge preservice teachers held regarding historical thinking was made apparent through their evaluation of the website’s historical thinking task. The authors used the teacher cognition scholarship of Shulman in order to suggest that the preservice teachers’ enumerated knowledge sources are vital in tracing teachers' decisions.
Updated: Oct. 01, 2013
Interacting and Learning Together: Factors Influencing Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Academic Wiki Use
The authors investigated the use of an academic wiki within a technology teacher preparation course. The results showed that although the preservice teachers believed that the wikis were useful in organizing and presenting information, their interactions within the wiki were somewhat immature and included little constructive feedback or editing others’ work.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2013
Evaluating Modes of Teacher Preparation: A Comparison of Face-to-Face and Remote Observations of Graduate Interns
This study compared between two modes of teaching observations: face-to-face observations and synchronous remote observations of graduate interns in a southern university at USA. The authors evaluated the differences between the two observational modes and whether these differences affected the quality of teacher preparation. The data suggest that each mode of observation has both benefits and limitations, but neither process was overall a more effective method of evaluating the quality of teaching.
Updated: May. 08, 2013
A Triarchic Model for Teaching “Introduction to Special Education”: Case Studies, Content Acquisition Podcasts, and Effective Feedback
The purpose of this article is to introduce the content acquisition podcast (CAP) method to deliver course content (i.e., characteristics of students with disabilities) in order to maximize limited face-to-face instructional time for hands-on learning experiences.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013
Building Caring Relationships between a Teacher and Students in a Teacher Preparation Program Word-by-Word, Moment-by-Moment
The authors' purpose was to illustrate the process by which caring relationships between students and their teacher educator developed in the context of preservice reading preparation that made use of online communication as one class activity.
Updated: Jun. 27, 2012
This study examined a range of specific features that presumably influence the effectiveness of computer-assisted statistics instruction, such as the level of learner engagement, learner control, and the nature of feedback. The authors’ analyses revealed three statistically significant findings: larger effects were reported in studies in which treatment groups received more instructional time than control groups, in studies that recruited graduate students as participants, and in studies employing an embedded assessment.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2012
The current article describes the experiences of elementary education majors during their social studies methods course. The authors used digital primary sources to teach historical perspective and to model historical inquiry teaching strategies for use in elementary classrooms. The students indicated that their experiences were positive and that digital resources had great potential for elementary classroom use.
Updated: Apr. 16, 2012