Remote delivery of cognitive science laboratories: A solution for small disciplines in large countries

Michael Kalish*, Stephan Lewandowsky, Simon Dennis

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Abstract

Numerically small disciplines can be jeopardized by geographic difficulties, if student populations at universities are small and distances between them large. This problem could be addressed, if teaching resources could be shared among several universities and students in several locations could be taught simultaneously. We present the results of a trial in simultaneous Internet and videoconferencing delivery of an introductory cognitive science laboratory. The trial relied on off-the-shelf software and hardware. Students found the delivery nearly as effective as a locally run laboratory, despite a noticeable difference in the level of interactivity between the remote and other, local laboratory classes. We discuss possible further improvements in teaching efficiency and efficacy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-274
Number of pages5
JournalBehaviour Research Methods Instruments & Computers
Volume31
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1999

Structured keywords

  • Memory

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