This paper reports on an action research project investigating whether the integration of computer-based homework with face-to-face delivery can enhance learning opportunities for 36 Indigenous adult learners enrolled in Certificate III in Spoken and Written English at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education in the Northern Territory. The impetus for the project was concern over learners' slow rate of progress through the course in the two years prior to the project.
Four action research cycles were conducted during the 2008 academic year to investigate student levels of participation in, and responses to, computer-based homework. The findings show that the use of computer technology enhances opportunities for homework participation; however, these opportunities are mitigated by factors linked to three thematic areas: access to computer technology; lifestyle factors; and attitudes towards learning and homework.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2011|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2011): Changing demands, changing directions - Hobart, Australia|
Duration: 4 Dec 2011 → 7 Dec 2011
Conference number: 2011
|Conference||Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2011)|
|Period||4/12/11 → 7/12/11|