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The conventional lecture scenario implicates fundamental didactic problems due to a lack of interactivity and opportunity for feedback. In an interactive lecture, each student is equipped with a lightweight, mobile device that can be used to wirelessly interact with the lecturer during the lesson. This creates an additional channel of communication. In this(More)
BACKGROUND Academic procrastination, the tendency to postpone learning activities, is regarded as a consequence of postmodern values that are prominent in post-industrialized societies. When students strive for leisure goals and have no structured routines for academic tasks, delaying strenuous learning activities becomes probable. AIMS The model tested(More)
New forms and techniques of teaching based on the Internet and on multimedia have appeared in recent years. In the teleteaching project Virtual University of the Upper Rhine Valley (VIROR), many Java-based teaching modules were developed for the topic Compression Techniques and the DCT and given to the students in supplement to their theory classes. In the(More)
Feedback on learning strategies is a promising instructional support measure. However, research on the expertise reversal effect suggests that if instructional support measures are provided to expert learners, these learners would have to integrate and cross-reference redundant instructional guidance with available knowledge structures, resulting in less(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of care and interdisciplinary cooperation in the palliative treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC), including the associated costs. PATIENTS AND METHODS 103 patients were enrolled from 13 institutions to reflect the existing clinical treatment reality and costs of palliative CRC treatment. We present(More)