ERIC Number: ED448726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
A New Paradigm for Successful Learning on the Web.
The purpose of this study was to determine if learning orientation, time, and learning environment accounted for significant variance, effects, and interactions. The investigator developed a course for adults, entitled "Discovering the Web," presented it in three World Wide Web learning environments, and provided adapted solutions for audiences differentiated by three learning orientations (i.e., intentional, performing, and conforming learners). Two research questions were developed to examine the effects of learning orientations on the selected dependent research variables: do learners using intentional learning environments benefit more than learners not using intentional learning environments? and do learning orientations influence group interactions? The results indicate the need to provide: (1) sophisticated, discovery learning situations for intentional learners when they want to be assertive, high-standard, high-effort learners; (2) non-risk, competitive, interactive settings that help performing learners overlook requirements for extra effort and difficult standards; (3) and scaffolded, structured, non-risk settings that help conforming learners learn safely and comfortably, then gradually help them internalize more intentional learning performance. (Contains 13 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: WebNet 99 World Conference on the WWW and Internet Proceedings (Honolulu, Hawaii, October 24-30, 1999); see IR 020 454.