ERIC Number: ED442870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Analyzing Multiple Dimensions of Web-Based Courses: The Development and Piloting of a Coding System.
Jiang, Mingming; Meskill, Carla
This study undertook the development and piloting of a coding system for the evaluation of asynchronous Web-based Instruction and learning. Processes were guided by four prominent educational perspectives and the extended examination of, and survey data from, 17 archived Web-based courses. These served as the bases for the development and application of the coding system. The study focus was on 4 courses, involving 801 students. Data from the pilot application of the coding system indicate that there are particular features of courses favored by learners. Features such as content richness, instructor's constructive and probing questions and responses, the amount and quality of learner participation in discussions, and links to students' own experiences are integral to those courses students deem supportive of their learning and environment. An appendix contains the survey questions. (Contains 5 tables and 25 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000).