A case for group interactive learning with group process support

Catherine Jones, Michael Connolly, Anthony Gear, Martin Read

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An effective seminar is about discussion, exchanges of ideas and developing understanding: but is this always achieved? This paper evaluates a pilot study into whether group process support technology has the potential to improve the learning experience of students in seminar groups by increasing participation and focusing debate. The trial involved 86 undergraduate students. The technology consists of wireless handsets, a PC and data projector. The use of the technology was varied to increase our understanding of how it could be used effectively. The Pilot Study received a positive evaluation by both the tutor and the student group. The results are encouraging, and the paper concludes by establishing further research issues, how this application of technology can be developed and briefly describes how the technology has been subsequently used in the University of Glamorgan Business School.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-586
Number of pages15
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2001


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