ERIC Number: EJ723821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
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Developing Interactive Learning Objects for a Computing Mathematics Module
Lim, Cher Ping; Lee, Siew Lie; Richards, Cameron
International Journal on E-Learning, v5 n2 p221-244 Apr 2006
Based on a case study of the online component of a Computing Mathematics module at a local polytechnic in Singapore, this article provides a descriptive account of the development and employment of interactive learning objects to enhance the learning experiences of the students in the course. The experimented learning objects were branded as interactive learning objects to reflect the key pedagogical factor for effective learning object that is interactivity. The main findings of the study from the questionnaire survey and interviews with students point to the importance of content being meaningfully chunked by the learning objects, types of learners, level of interactivity and learner control. Moreover, the study suggests the importance of designing online modules according to a blended e-learning plan and that teachers also ensure students are e-learning ready.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Learning Modules, Computers, Mathematics Instruction, Technical Education, Foreign Countries
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, P.O. Box 1545, Chesapeake, VA 23327-1545. Tel: 757-366-5606.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore