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ERIC Number: EJ1095135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1539-3100
Enhancing Skills of Application Software via Web-Enabled Problem-Based Learning and Self-Regulated Learning: An Exploratory Study
Shen, Pei-Di; Lee, Tsang-Hsiung; Tsai, Chia-Wen
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, v6 n3 p69-84 Jul-Sep 2008
The computer software education in vocational schools in Taiwan can hardly be deemed as effective. To increase students' learning motivation and develop practical skills, innovative learning designs such as problem-based learning(PBL) and self-regulated learning (SRL) are on trial in this specific context. We conducted a series of quasi-experiments to examine effects of these designs mediated by a web-based learning environment. Two classes of 106 freshmen in a semester course at Institute of Technology in Taiwan were chosen for this empirical study. Results reveal that effects of web-enabled PBL, web-enabled SRL, and their combinations, on students' skills of application software have significant differences. The implications of this study are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan