| University of Exeter - School of Education
||B.Phil / M.Ed Modular Degree Programme|
|Learning Effectively with ICT - G161 Summer 1998
||Professor Niki Davis|
Evaluation of effectiveness in two case studies of learning using IT |
| Submitted by: Alastair Reynolds and Megan Dick
||Previous modules undertaken : G162|
Introduction to the Case Studies
The content of this page was discussed and agreed by both authors and the page was written by Alastair Reynolds.
A transcript of the discussion can be found in Appendix K.
Brief description of cases
Megan Dick is writing the account and analysis of Case Study X, looking at the use of History simulation software to teach about motte and bailey castles.
Alastair Reynolds is writing the account and analysis of Case Study Y, looking at the teaching of circle relationships using an activity based in the LOGO environment.
Outline research plan
Both studies are examining the effectiveness of tasks which involve IT. It was agreed that a range of techniques would be used to analyse the activities. These include:
This range of techniques should lead to a balanced assessment of the extent to which the tasks were effective in each case. Since the activities and their contexts are different, the research will take different forms, but the points above will form the basic framework.
- Asking teachers about their intended learning objectives and the percieved effectiveness of the task.
- Asking pupils questions to determine the type and amount of learning which occurs.
- Observing pupils undertaking the activity to help understand the type of learning which occurs.
- Comparing expected and observed results with theories relating to effective learning.
At this point it is likely that you will want to move on to
Case Study X or
Case Study Y.
You may also return to the contents page.
Assignment Quick Links
Title Page |
Case X Literature Review |
Case Y Literature Review
Introduction to Cases |
Case Study X |
Case Study Y |