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This meta-analysis of the experimental literature of distance education (DE) compares different types of interaction treatments (ITs) with other DE instructional treatments. ITs are the conditions or environments that are designed and arranged by teachers into DE courses. These treatments are intended to facilitate student-student (SS), student-teacher (ST), or student-content (SC) interactions. Seventy-four DE versus DE studies that contained at least one IT are included in the meta-analysis, which yield 74 achievement effects.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2009
Instructional Interventions Affecting Critical Thinking Skills and Dispositions: A Stage 1 Meta-Analysis
Critical thinking (CT), or the ability to engage in purposeful, self-regulatory judgment, is widely recognized as an important, even essential, skill. This article describes an ongoing meta-analysis that summarizes the available empirical evidence on the impact of instruction on the development and enhancement of critical thinking skills and dispositions. The data suggest a generally positive effect of instruction on students' CT skills.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2009