Schmid, Gretchen Lowerison and Phil Abrami
Over the 2003-2004 academic year the PedTech team continued to explore issues surrounding the techniques and resources that complement student learning preferences and the role that computer technology plays in facilitating learning. The qualitative study examined the way in which faculty integrates technology and whether faculty differed in their beliefs about learner preferences, the use of learning resources and the advantages/disadvantages of integrating computer technology. One theme that has emerged has been how instructors view technology as learning with technology, learning from technology, and technology as a cognitive extension. The quantitative study investigated the role that computer technology plays in transforming the learning process in higher education. Results suggest that there is a relationship between computer technology, active learning, and perceived course effectiveness where active learners gain the most benefit from computer technology use. Both documents are currently being prepared for journal submission.