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Title: Development and implementation of the interactive electronic lecture system as an innovative solution to enhance communication skills
Author: Al-Thobaiti, Ahmed Radah M.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5356 1514
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2015
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Research context: Communication and effective information exchange within technology has become a crucial part of delivering knowledge to students during the learning process. It enables better understanding, builds trust and respect, and increases the sharing of knowledge between students. Therefore interactivity is an important technology that has underpinned the learning process in recent years. Research Aim: The primary purpose of this research is to investigate the effectiveness of applying a new lecturing system to the learning process and to examine its impact on the communication process. Research Project: An interactive electronic lecture system (IELS) has been designed and developed. The IELS is a combination of a number of tools such as a recorded lecture divided into short clips, interactive interfaces, and interactive actions that enable students to engage with the lecture content. This system was created according to constructivism and connectivism learning theories. In order to build this system the ADDIE model was followed. Research Method: A qualitative and quantitative empirical study has been applied. Two studies were conducted: a preliminary study to explore the current situation and check the feasibility of designing and developing a new lecturing system; a main study to examine and evaluate the effectiveness of applying a new lecturing system against the e-lecture. Two cohorts of participants from two departments were involved in this experiment; undergraduate students and lecturers. Six main dimensions (accessibility, usability, interactivity, learnability, communication and satisfaction) were analysed to check the impact of the new system. Students learning outcomes, exchange of information and students interaction with lecture content are three issues that have been discussed to compare between and show the differences between the e-lecture and IELS. Research Result: The preliminary study found that it is feasible to develop and establish an interactive electronic lecture application to support and enhance the learning and lecturing process. It also found that such an interactive application would improve the learning process and achieve greater communication between students as well as between students and their lecturers. It would also offer a high level of interaction between students and the content of lectures. The main study found that the IELS has a positive effect on students’ experiences regarding all variables and that there is a strong and positive relationship between all dimensions and satisfaction.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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