Event Title

Effects of Active Learning on Learners’ Satisfaction and Achievement

Speaker's Credentials

Aparna Bhargava, Doctoral student in Instructional Technology and Distance Education.

Delroy Thompson, recent graduate of Instructional Technology and Distance Education.

Location

Auditorium A

Format

Podium Presentation

Start Date

21-1-2017 2:05 PM

End Date

21-1-2017 2:35 PM

Abstract

Introduction: Practitioners of learning are often faced with the challenge of how to implement lessons that are satisfactory and effective. With the use of transactional distance theory in one study and motivational designs as theoretical frameworks in another study, active learning was explored in researches that involved adolescent students in urban public schools in Florida. Purpose: In these studies, the researchers sought to understand effective influences on students’ learning. In one study, the relationship between adolescent students’ perceptions of the quality and level of learner-teacher, learner-learner, and learner-content interactions were explored. In the other study, learners’ engagement and academic achievement based on lesson design were explored. Methodology: In both studies, participants completed pre and post assessments. In one study, pre and post surveys measured learners’ perceptions; in the other study learners’ completed pre and posttests that measured engagement and academic performance. Results: Results of this study showed positive relationship between learners’ levels of interactions, their satisfaction, and their academic performance. Learners whose interactions demonstrated higher quality were more likely to report higher satisfaction. There was also significant improvement in learners’ performances. Conclusion: The researchers found that satisfactory and effective courses require learners to be active. These courses need to be designed with students’ engagement in mind. Active and engaged students experience improved satisfaction and improved academic performance.

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Jan 21st, 2:05 PM Jan 21st, 2:35 PM

Effects of Active Learning on Learners’ Satisfaction and Achievement

Auditorium A

Introduction: Practitioners of learning are often faced with the challenge of how to implement lessons that are satisfactory and effective. With the use of transactional distance theory in one study and motivational designs as theoretical frameworks in another study, active learning was explored in researches that involved adolescent students in urban public schools in Florida. Purpose: In these studies, the researchers sought to understand effective influences on students’ learning. In one study, the relationship between adolescent students’ perceptions of the quality and level of learner-teacher, learner-learner, and learner-content interactions were explored. In the other study, learners’ engagement and academic achievement based on lesson design were explored. Methodology: In both studies, participants completed pre and post assessments. In one study, pre and post surveys measured learners’ perceptions; in the other study learners’ completed pre and posttests that measured engagement and academic performance. Results: Results of this study showed positive relationship between learners’ levels of interactions, their satisfaction, and their academic performance. Learners whose interactions demonstrated higher quality were more likely to report higher satisfaction. There was also significant improvement in learners’ performances. Conclusion: The researchers found that satisfactory and effective courses require learners to be active. These courses need to be designed with students’ engagement in mind. Active and engaged students experience improved satisfaction and improved academic performance.