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|Posted By: Margaret Brooks on February 5, 2008|
|Too often we repeat and repeat describing case studies of perceived benefits. It is really valuable to see a well planned comparison of these claims of benefits to get to the heart of the matter. Now to learn how to use the new technologies for really effective interactive support for students. |
This study should provide sound background information for the administrators who are determined that access to information is enough to stimulate long term knowledge and skill acquisition. Interactivity at the appropriate time in an appropriate way, which, at the moment, only skilled educators can provide is important for learning. The increasing student numbers without a proportional increase in supporting staff does little to support realistic interactivity.