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Using Electronic Notebooks in the classroom to improve learner engagement

Publishedin 2009 by LSIS, this report describes an action research project carried out by Hopwood Hall College. The project involved trialling the use of several DVDs on a range of engineering topics, then linking them in an electronic workbook using notebook software. Outcomes on teaching and learning as well as students’ and staff perceptions were evaluated.

In its simplest terms, this software can present a concept, e.g. primary forming, in the form of a mind map which then links to the DVDs to illustrate the process. This form of presentation is easy to understand from the students’ point of view, both in the classroom and via the VLE.

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