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New Media in Teaching and Learning History of Building Technology

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Numerous scholars in the field of education established that relevance is one of the important instructional components that influence students? interest and motivation to learn (Bergin, 1999; Frymier and Shulman, 1995; Schumm and Saumell, 1995). Relevance can be achieved by juxtaposing personal experiences with professional scientific principles (Pigford, 1995; Blanton, 1998). In addition to the relevancy of a course substance Blanton (1998) recommends that instructors should introduce the material in an organized system that is relevant to the learner?s life.

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