ERIC Number: ED479625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Lessons from an Action Research on Project-Based Learning in a Web-Based Learning Environment.
This study investigated issues related to the project-based learning (PBL) approach using Web technology. Action research methodology was employed for the investigation. Data included online discussions, an online questionnaire, and the transcripts of face-to-face instruction. Content analysis was used for data analysis. The findings showed that students required more scaffolds to become active learners and assume their learning responsibility. Their abilities of searching information, using technology, and keyboarding also influenced their learning and participation. In addition, a powerful, stable, learner-centered system was needed to implement project-based learning effectively. Finally, the instructor's skills in dealing with emotional issues are important to successful online learning. (Contains 24 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Content Analysis, Distance Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learner Controlled Instruction, Learning Strategies, Online Systems, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Student Participation, Student Reaction, Teacher Role, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Proceedings (7th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-19, 2002); see IR 022 093.