The Paper Store integrates a
variety of different research resources into their example
dissertations, for use as tutorial aids in support of the learning
process. Mark Alan Stewart (1999), in his book Real A+ Term Papers,
provides an overview of the services of The Paper Store and states
that the company provides beneficial research assistance and exemplary
documents that help students design their own research studies.
Stewart's evaluation of The Paper Store promotes the idea that on-line
resources and research assistance are beneficial components of the
"teaching-by-example" process and are based in a
student-motivated approach to the learning process.
Researchers have stated
that both technology and teaching-by-example (also known as
"learning-by-example") are beneficial elements in
determining the success of learners in higher education. (ETRD, 1994).
Markwood and Johnstone (1994), for example, support the use of
examples as a new pathway towards educational development, and have
also called for the integration of technology. Further, the use of
examples through the push for increasing technology in the college
setting has also determined a shift in the way educational development
is pursued. Clearly, the changing focus of the educational environment
promotes the use of technology and variety of learning approaches in
order to determine the greatest gains.