Time on Task

October 6th, 2010

Lowerison, Gretchen, et al. Are We Using Technology for Learning? Journal of Educational Technology Systems 34 4 (2006): 401-25.

No, this post has nothing to do with me staying on task beyond the fact that it is another blog post reviewing yet another source for the dissertation. This addresses a specific section of Lowerison et al.’s Are We Using Technology for Learning.

Time on Task
Bloom (1957) stated that the amount of time one spent on a task increased the likelihood that the material would be processed at a deeper level. Lowerison, et al. note that the computer technology is a benefit to students since they could spend their energies processing information instead of gathering it, it reduces their workload, it allows for increased organization, and it makes it easier for them to access materials. (405). Read the rest of this entry »