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Wireless Laptop Computers as Means for Facilitating Studio-based Learning in Higher Education
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, , , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-54-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Undergraduate students in engineering and science courses are expected to acquire programming skills as a part of their education. Traditional engineering courses are based on three elements: lectures, tutorials and laboratories. In the current study, an alternative paradigm - studio-based learning - was introduced into one of the leading programming courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Studio-based learning combines lectures with in-class demonstrations, active learning exercises, and on-task feedback through the use of wireless laptop computers. This paper reports on a study aimed at investigating the effect of studio-based learning via wireless laptop computers on students' learning performances. Our results indicated that wireless laptop computers were useful tools for facilitating effective studio-based instruction. It was also found that the new paradigm had a positive effect on improving students' understanding in object-oriented programming.

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Barak, M., Harward, J. & Lerman, S. (2004). Wireless Laptop Computers as Means for Facilitating Studio-based Learning in Higher Education. In J. Nall & R. Robson (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2004--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1077-1082). Washington, DC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 8, 2019 from .

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