A scholarly article «Tablet-based cross-curricular Maths vs. traditional Maths classroom practice for higher-order learning outcomes» was published in an international research journal which is ranked in Q1 quartile. One of the article’s co-authors is KFU’s invited professor Andreja Istenic Starcic.
About 300 seven-year-old children from 12 Slovenian schools took part in the research that lasted for 7 months. Accessibility of applications on the basis of cross-curricular modules was examined with regard to spheres of learning and ergonomics (academic and research discipline that studies a working process with an aim of creating reasonable working environment that increases productivity).
Andrea is a widely known expert focusing on questions of teaching, development and implementation of teaching technologies, innovative concepts for various groups of people with special learning difficulties.
According to Andrea, students prefer tablet computers to PCs as the latter hinder their movements.
Gadgets should not be viewed as means of entertainment but as an actual facilitator in the learning process. Scientists pointed out development of students’ manual dexterity, reaction, reasoning skills, memory and other important skills. Andrea claims that students are more enthusiastic about unusual forms of learning rather than traditional. Besides, tablet computers contribute the transfer from visual thinking to abstract.
Even though research results were publish in SCOPUS quite recently it evoked a great interest among scholars.
“Computers and Education” is an international journal indexed in SCOPUS, quartile Q1, publishing only high-quality articles with high reference numbers. The journal “Computer and Education” focuses on the researches about the ways of improving teaching and learning through the use of digital technologies. The journal’s impact-factor for the last 5 years is 5.047.