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Wireless Laptops as Means for Promoting Active Learning in Large Lecture Halls
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Journal of Research on Technology in Education Volume 38, Number 3, ISSN 1539-1523

Abstract

This paper reports on a study that examined the use of wireless laptops for promoting active learning in lecture halls. The study examined students' behavior in class and their perceptions of the new learning environment throughout three consecutive semesters. An online survey revealed that students have highly positive perceptions about the use of wireless laptops, but less positive perceptions about being active in class. Class observations showed that the use of wireless laptops enhances student-centered, hands-on, and exploratory learning, as well as meaningful student-to-student and student-to-instructor interactions. However, findings also show that wireless laptops can become a source of distraction, if used for non-learning purposes. (Contains 2 figures and 6 tables.)

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Barak, M., Lipson, A. & Lerman, S. (2006). Wireless Laptops as Means for Promoting Active Learning in Large Lecture Halls. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 38(3), 245-263. Retrieved July 9, 2020 from .

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