Monday, December 06, 2010

Ascilite2010 - opening presentation

Shirley Alexander of UTS just gave the opening presentation at ASCILITE2010. Interesting presentation that made the following observations:

  • Much of research in computer managed learning has pretty much been all the same.
  • Learning gains that have been ascribed to technology in the past has been due to student group work - gave example of use of laser discs instead of face to face teaching where 0.5 GPA gains were achieved, and yet it was due to the fact the disc was so hopeless students went to the library to study in groups.
  • So many students are working full time, so how do we accomodate that - unlike me who studied full time and was able to wax lyrical about my studies.
  • Cheating has become very sophisticated - see link below

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