Blogger Widgets S1-08 IRS Group D: July 2013

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Research on our topic( Our opinion)

In my opinion, I think that using technology to learn is really good. I am glad that our school uses the Learning Device for learning. Not long ago, our school has blocked some websites which are unrelated to school research, of if they contain inappropriate materials.

The web is full of information. In our lessons, we would research on information pertaining to the topic.  Later on, we would post our researched information on a certain website, usually a blog. By doing this, people from all over the world would be able to view our work, and at the same time benefit them. In turn, we can also benefit from the information posted by other people in the world.

According to research,
Students actually like learning with a device. They stated that when learning with a device helps them bond with their family, as there is more family involvement.

research done by Thiha



Video in Detail

-Title, Aim, Current Research Importance, Obstacles

Thiha Htet Zaw Research


http://www.apple.com/education/docs/L419373A-US_L419373A_AppleTechDisabilities.pdf

Research On Learning with Technology: The Impact of Learning Device on SST students' social behavior.



Learning with Technology: The impact of learning devices on student's social behaviour.

Resources-Research links: 

  1. http://www.askingsmarterquestions.com/what-social-media-behavior-is-your-brand-targeting/
  2. http://www.viralblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Social-Media-And-Behavior-Study-Infographic.jpg
  3. http://www.nsba.org/sbot/toolkit/tnc.html#Society
By Lakshitha, Research Specialist 

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Some Research on the problem statement




Recently, a debate has begun over whether in-class laptops aid or hinder learning. While some research demonstrates that laptops can be an important learning tool, anecdotal( not necessarily true or reliable, because based on personal accounts rather than facts or research) evidence suggests more and more faculty are banning laptops from their classrooms because of perceptions that they(Laptops) distract students and detract from learning. The current research examines the nature of in-class laptop use in a large lecture course and how that use is related to student learning. Students completed weekly surveys of attendance, laptop use, and aspects of the classroom environment. Results showed that students who used laptops in class spent considerable time multitasking and that the laptop use posed a significant distraction to both users and fellow students. Most importantly, the level of laptop use was negatively related to several measures of student learning, including self-reported understanding of course material and overall course performance. 

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Beaufort County (South Carolina) School District initiated a new and exciting era for the use of computers in learning. It's cutting-edge initiative provided approximately 300 of the district's sixth graders with their own laptop computers. Unlike computers in traditional instructional settings, these new laptops were intended to be in the constant possession of each sixth grader—in effect, they were replacements for the students' customary three-ring school binders. Each of the laptops included sufficient hardware and software to support word processing, spreadsheets, graphic applications, creation of databases, and electronic communication. Students now had an electronic notebook to use both at school and at home. And with the laptop's modem, students had access to a world of information via the Internet.

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Another Interesting article.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Thur,18 July 2013 reflection

Question A)  What is the difference between Primary and Secondary types of information? When are they useful to us?
Primary source are original , uninterpreted information. They are useful like in court, when they needed an eyewitness.

Question B)  What is the difference between Popular and Scholarly types of information? When are they useful to us?
Secondary scources are interpreted, analyse and summarised version from the primary sources. example: someone is writing a book about the past which he was not in. But based on primary sources he gathered to gather information.

 Question C)  What are the different formats of information?
Printed, Digital, Audio/Video, multimedia, microform, human

by Thiha htet Zaw

Thur,18 July 2013


a. What is the difference between Primary and Secondary types of information? When are they useful to us?

b.  What is the difference between Popular and Scholarly types of information? When are they useful to us?

 c. What are the different formats of information?




a.Primary information can be oral or written made by someone who was present at the scene.,while secondary 


b.popular types of information is information that entertains the public examples are news among movie stars while scholarly type of information.


c.There are 6 different types of formats which are:Printed,digital,video,multimedia,microform and human.I think the most effective format is the digital format,you can obtain digital information through using your daily used electronics which is very common.

Ivan
Blog editor

Reflection after reading modules 1&2

Questions to reflect on

a. What is the difference between Primary and Secondary types of information? When are they useful to us?
b. What is the difference between Popular and Scholarly types of information? When are they useful to us?
 c. What are the different formats of information?


a. Something that is said to be primary is either first hand news or experience. However, secondary sources are usually commentary of something that had happened.

b. Popular-type information is to inform and entertain the general public. However, scholarly-type information is a discussion about academic issue and such, usually done among professionals within certain disciplines.

c. There are 6 different formats. They are printed, digital, audio/video, multimedia, microform and human.
Personally, i think that the digital format is more useful and effective to transmit information as we use electronic device everyday.

Alicia
Research Specialist

Task for Week 3: Information Literacy (Online Learning)

1. Complete reading and understanding Module 1 & 2
2. Reflect on the following questions and post them on your blog
(I need to see each member contribution under the heading Thur,18 July 2013. Type your answers end off with name and role in team)
a. What is the difference between Primary and Secondary types of information? When are they useful to us?

b. What is the difference between Popular and Scholarly types of information? When are they useful to us?

 c. What are the different formats of information?

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Big ideas to make a school a better place

Definition of applied research: http://padlet.com/wall/o59mdxv708
Our ideas to solve the problems in school: http://padlet.com/wall/v5zkptatdj


Plans for the following week


Things we are going to do:

  • We plan to choose a topic to work on.
  • We would update our blog with the correct date.
  • We would go around taking pictures as evidence to the problem we are solving.

Applied Research

Applied Research
Applied research is research with application of science. It uses some parts of collected knowledge, theory, method or technique for a particular purpose. The purpose could be client- driven, for a business, etc. Applied research helps solve practical problems.

~Alicia
  Research Specialist :D