Computing Professor and Student Win Best Paper Award for Study on Usefulness of Web Lectures

July 5, 2007

(July 6, 2007) - Interactive Computing Professor James Foley and Computer Science Grad Student Jason Day have won the IEEE Education Society's 2007 Best Transactions Paper Award for a paper titled "Evaluating a Web Lecture Intervention in a Human-Computer Interaction Course," published in the November 2006 issue of IEEE Transactions on Education.

The paper presents research that shows the use of Web lectures enhanced the classroom learning  experience in an introductory human-computer interaction course. A quasi-experiment was conducted over  a 15-week semester with 46 students in two sections of the same course-one section using Web lectures  and one using traditional lectures.

The award will be presented at the 2007 IEEE Education Society awards on Friday evening, October 12,  as part of the Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

IEEE Subscribers can download the full text of the paper on the IEEE Explore Website.