ERIC Number: ED429542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Web-based Educational Media: Issues and Empirical Test of Learning.
Radhakrishnan, Senthil; Bailey, James E.
This paper addresses issues and cost benefits of World Wide Web-based education systems. It presents the results of an effort to identify problems that arise when considering this media and suggests conceptual solutions to some of these problems. To evaluate these solutions, a prototype system was built and tested in an engineering classroom; the system was used to test the knowledge transfer and attitude of students as compared to the traditional classroom system. The primary conclusion was that the Web-based system resulted in significantly better learning as measured by an average of 10 more points on a 75-point quiz. Students working with the Web-based system spent more time studying the subject, which did affect their performance; however, a regression analysis showed that students using the traditional method improved their grade more per hours of study than did students using the Web method. Three figures illustrate the course assignment/team-communication page, course homepage, and course presentation page. (AEF)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer System Design, Conventional Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Courseware, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Problems, Student Attitudes, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A