I’ve been scouring the literature recently to see if I can find some evidence of the impact of e-learning and the use of some Web 2.0 tools on student learning outcomes. I haven’t yet found anything much of note. A number of the papers I’ve read end up highlighting the need for more research.
Donald Clark had an interesting post today about spaced practice in learning. However, given my current train of thought it was Donald’s P.S. that particularly caught my attention. He says:
“Speaking to Dr Itiel Dror, he was aghast at the lack of basic knowledge in the psychology of learning in learning professionals. He also suggested some basic controlled research into a traditional lecture versus the same lecture on video (with learner control) and the same lecture in an e-learning format. Seems obvious but it hasn’t been done – or has it?”
Has anyone done this? Is anyone currently doing this? Can anyone point me to anything that’s been published?