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ERIC Number: EJ926490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1449-5554
An Information-Summarising Instruction Strategy for Improving the Web-Based Problem Solving Abilities of Students
Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Kuo, Fan-Ray
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, v27 n2 p290-306 2011
As knowledge rapidly expands and accumulates, training and assessing students' information searching ability for solving problems on the Internet has become an important and challenging issue. This research aims to improve the web-based problem solving abilities of primary school students by employing an information summarising approach for improving their skills in using keywords and extracting proper information. Moreover, a web-based learning environment is employed to record and analyse the online information searching behaviours of students. An experiment has been conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of this innovative approach. The experimental results show that the information summarising training significantly improved the performance of the students in the experimental group in terms of using keywords, selecting information resources and extracting important content. Therefore, it was concluded that the innovative approach has a significant impact on promoting the web-based problem solving abilities of students. (Contains 5 figures and 8 tables.)
Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Ascilite Secretariat, P.O. Box 44, Figtree, NSW, Australia. Tel: +61-8-9367-1133; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan