ERIC Number: EJ966044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
Developing a Survey for Assessing Preferences in Constructivist Context-Aware Ubiquitous Learning Environments
Tsai, P.-S.; Tsai, C.-C.; Hwang, G.-J.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v28 n3 p250-264 Jun 2012
This study developed a survey to explore students' preferences in constructivist context-aware ubiquitous learning environments. A constructivist context-aware ubiquitous learning (u-learning) environment survey (CULES) was developed, consisting of eight scales, including ease of use, continuity, relevance, adaptive content, multiple sources, timely guidance, student negotiation, and inquiry learning. The survey responses were gathered from 215 university students from five universities in Taiwan. The students all had actual experience of using u-learning systems in u-learning environments. Both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses showed that the CULES had high reliability and validity. The structural model revealed that the provision of realistic and close-to-real-life information could enhance students' preferences for timely guidance, student negotiation, and inquiry-learning activities. In addition, the attainment of inquiry learning is quite challenging when designing u-learning activities, as it involves the enhancement of the other CULES scales.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes, Learning Activities, Foreign Countries, Guidance, Student Surveys, Educational Environment, Context Effect, Rating Scales, College Students, Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Factor Analysis, Reliability, Validity, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Educational Experience
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan