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Edith Cowan University

2008

E-learning

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Effects Of Personal Characteristics On Learner Online Learning Readiness, Crystal Chun Yun Lau Jan 2008

Effects Of Personal Characteristics On Learner Online Learning Readiness, Crystal Chun Yun Lau

EDU-COM International Conference

Nowadays many educational institutions have embraced online education to cater for flexible and student-centered learning. Through online education, students have an opportunity to gain an education at their own convenience, in terms of time and place. However, it is argued that students are less satisfied with online learning than with traditional classroom learning. As online education continues to expand, the need for determining and maintaining quality online education is becoming an important issue. Therefore, it is important to discern which qualities are necessary for students‘ achievement and satisfaction in an online learning environment (OLE). While numerous studies on the qualities ...


Engaging First Year Students Using A Web-Supported Inquiry-Based Learning, Ron Oliver Jan 2008

Engaging First Year Students Using A Web-Supported Inquiry-Based Learning, Ron Oliver

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

This paper describes a study that explored the utility and efficacy of the application of a Web-based tool to promote learner engagement among first year students in a large class in an undergraduate communications degree. The Web-based tool was developed to support an inquiry-based learning approach that was characterised by strong learning scaffolds, meaningful contexts, feedback and support and administrative efficiencies. The study explored the forms of engagement that the Web-supported inquiry-based learning approach was able to engender among first year undergraduate students and the factors that were found to influence students’ levels of engagement and achievement in the approach.