Understanding and mitigating students’ difficulties in undertaking complex practical activities on their computers

Wong, Patrick; Donelan, Helen and Hirst, Tony (2020). Understanding and mitigating students’ difficulties in undertaking complex practical activities on their computers. In: 9th eSTEeM Annual Conference, 29-30 Apr 2020, Milton Keynes, England.

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Practical activities can improve students understanding of technological concepts and their technical skills. Computing activities often require students to install specialised-software. When problems occur, getting immediate support is difficult as they are distance learners. This study investigated students’ experiences of using virtualisation for their practical activities and identified difficulties experienced.

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