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Author Sivula, Martin
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract Over the last several years many studies have addressed eLearning, and distance education, by asynchronous learning methods. This survey research study applies principles of augmented or mediated reality together with Blackboard s Wimba collaborative tool to explore students perceptions of the effectiveness of the synchronous classroom. Students were able to self-select their favored method of instruction by using principles of observation research: full participant (on a computer at home); participant-observer (on laptop in class); and observer-participant (in class observing and participating, no laptop). Davis (1986) Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and Rogers' (1995) Diffusion of Innovations (DOI) were used to guide the creation of a survey instrument utilizing Google Drive s Form tool. Several of the TAM model s constructs were used: perceived usefulness (PU), perceived ease of use (PEU), behavioral intention to use, and attitude towards use of the software (Wimba). It was determined real-time, synchronous instruction within a self-selection of augmented reality seems to offer much for the student.
Description Affiliation: Johnson & Wales University (Sivula, Martin)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-09-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal eLearn (ELERN)
Volume Number 2013
Issue Number 9

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Source: ACM Digital Library