A comparative study of human teacher and computer teacher

Nooriafshar, Mehryar (2010) A comparative study of human teacher and computer teacher. In: 2nd Asian Conference on Education: Internationalization or Globalization? (ACE2010), 2-5 Dec 2010, Osaka, Japan.

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This ongoing research project investigates learners' preferences and perceptions with regard to human and computer teachers. In this study, a human teacher is defined as the experienced, knowledgeable and patient teacher giving the traditional face to face lesson/lecture. The computer teacher is the educational computer software, multimedia and/or various learning resources on the Internet. Survey results and analysis have indicated that the majority of the respondents believe in the use of the latest computer technologies in education but they have a preference for a human teacher.

This research also paves the way for further work and development in adopting the latest technologies in tablet computing in education. In particular, the more human-like interface features, offered by Apple’s iPad and other touch devices is being investigated for educational development.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2010 11:18
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: technology; tablet computing; education
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0899 Other Information and Computing Sciences > 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150309 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9209

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