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Workshop Tutorials: Accommodating Student-Centered Learning in Large First Year University Physics Courses
International Journal of Science Education Vol. 21, No. 8 (1999) pp. 839–53
Presents the results of introducing cooperative learning tutorials into large first-year physics classes at the University of Sydney. Finds that students attending more than half the total number of tutorials scored significantly better than those...
Online Lecture Recordings and Lecture Attendance: Investigating Student Preferences in a Large First Year Psychology Course
Journal of Learning Design Vol. 9, No. 1 (2016) pp. 55–71
While blended learning has been around for some time, the interplay between lecture recordings, lecture attendance and grades needs further examination particularly for large cohorts of over 1,000 students in 500 seat lecture theatres. This paper...
International Journal of Science Education Vol. 37, No. 2 (2015) pp. 272–293
Our study capitalized on a unique natural experiment rather than a researcher-designed, randomized experiment whereby, thanks to the Australian Government's Digital Education Revolution, half of grade 9 students in 2008 received laptops and...
Qualitative Differences between Learning Environments Using Videos in Small Groups and Whole Class Discussions: A Preliminary Study in Physics
Research in Science Education Vol. 39, No. 4 (August 2009) pp. 477–493
Interactivity, group learning and student engagement are accepted as key features of social constructivist learning theories. The challenge is to understand the interplay between such features in different learning environments. This study focused...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 35, No. 6 (November 2007) pp. 519–533
Recent research on principles of best practice for designing effective multimedia instruction has rarely taken into account students' alternative conceptions, which are known to strongly influence learning. The goal of this study was to determine...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 2 (June 2015) pp. 126–160
Using a mixed-methods approach the authors compared the associated practices of senior physics teachers (n = 7) and students (n = 53) in a 1:1 laptop environment with those of senior biology teachers (n = 10) and students (n = 125) also in a 1:1...
The Effect of Interactive Lecture Demonstrations on Students' Understanding of Heat and Temperature: A Study from Thailand
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 27, No. 1 (April 2009) pp. 61–74
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of Interactive Lecture Demonstrations over traditional instruction on university students' understanding of heat and temperature. The participants were 327 first year undergraduate...