An Effective Pedagogical Model for the Adoption of e-Learning Platform
Wei-Mann Lee, The Overseas Chinese Institute of Technology, Taiwan ; Yung-Sheng Chang, National Taichung Institute of Technology, Taiwan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Although e-Learning platforms are widely adopted around the globe, their pedagogical effect and application paradigm in higher education are so far inconclusive. This paper took a case approach and applied two skill-based courses (Data Processing and Applied Statistics) to investigate the effectiveness of an e-Learning platform regarding knowledge and skill acquisition, homework management, evaluation, and classroom interaction for one year. The results indicated that students were satisfied with content presentation, homework submission, peer-review, automated testing, and forum discussion on the platform. The instructor also confirmed the platform's contribution to classroom management efficiency. Suggestions and other current studies are also included.
Lee, W.M. & Chang, Y.S. (2008). An Effective Pedagogical Model for the Adoption of e-Learning Platform. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2078-2085). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).