ERIC Number: ED466178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Web-Based Instruction: The Effect of Design Considerations on Learner Perceptions and Achievement.
Jones, Colleen M.; Liu, Min
Web-based instruction provides a new medium for the presentation of instructional activities. The medium has the capability of addressing individual preferences and styles of learning through its structure and the use of multiple forms of media. Through careful design and adherence to the objectives of instruction and to learners' needs, Web-based instruction can provide a successful environment for a variety of learners. Factors in the Web-based environment, such as visualization, as well as individual student characteristics, such as goal orientation, achievement, and perception, must be taken into account so that the design of Web-based instruction enhances the educational opportunities of the learners. This study examines learner characteristics that impact engineering students' use of a Web-based instructional environment as well as their achievement. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Hypermedia, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Activities, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Web Based Instruction, World Wide Web
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), P.O. Box 2966, Charlottesville, VA 22902 ($40, AACE members; $50, nonmembers). Tel: 804-973-3987; Fax: 804-978-7449; Web site: http://www.aace.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: ED-Media 2001 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (13th, Tampere, Finland, June 25-30, 2001); see IR 021 194.