TBAL: Technology-Based Active Learning in Higher Education

Ghilay, Y. & Ghilay, R. (2015). TBAL: Technology-Based Active Learning in Higher Education. Journal of Education and Learning , 4(4), 10-18. doi/10.5539/jel.v4n4p10

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Yaron Ghilay

The NB School of Design and Education

Ruth Ghilay

Independent

Date Written: September 29, 2015

Abstract

In many institutions of higher education worldwide, faculty members manage lessons based on information transfer whereas their students become passive listeners. According to international research, passive learning has disadvantages mainly because students do not engage in the lesson. The study introduces a new model for higher education called TBAL: Technology-Based Active Learning. It intends to face the challenge of transfer to active learning, using mobile devices in face-to-face courses. Following a research undertaken at the Neri Bloomfield School of Design and Education (n = 67), the new model was found to be very successful. Students, who participated in the research, reported that courses based on TBAL principles, improved their learning process, were very experiential and had a significant contribution for better participation, collaboration and teamwork.

The TBAL model was found to be applicable to courses based on text reading, in particular, but it may be also suitable for quantitative courses, subject to appropriate adjustments.

Keywords: clicker, learning, LMS, mobile, smartphone, SRS, tablet, TBAL

Suggested Citation

Ghilay, Yaron and Ghilay, Ruth, TBAL: Technology-Based Active Learning in Higher Education (September 29, 2015). Ghilay, Y. & Ghilay, R. (2015). TBAL: Technology-Based Active Learning in Higher Education. Journal of Education and Learning , 4(4), 10-18. doi/10.5539/jel.v4n4p10 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3736634

Yaron Ghilay (Contact Author)

The NB School of Design and Education ( email )

21 Haganim street
Haifa, 3502350
Israel

Ruth Ghilay

Independent ( email )

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