Enhancing Case-based Learning Environment, Processes and Outcomes Through e-Cases - A Pilot Study
Joseph Mohan, Community College of City University, Hong Kong ; Paul Lam, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Cases enhance the overall learning environment, process, and outcomes. The e-medium has the potential to enrich case studies by transforming traditional paper-based cases into e-cases. The various characteristics of e-learning, such as multimedia content, online communication tools, and the availability of copious resources, should support the environment, process and potentially enhance learning. This project aimed to develop e-cases to realize these potentials. Two e-cases were built and piloted. One emphasized the collaborative design of case-based learning and the other, interactive design. The two e-cases were tested on 120 students in Hong Kong for a semester. Feedback from students showed a clear advantage of the e-medium enriching the learning environment (realistic, interesting and easy to understand). There were positive and not so encouraging factors regarding the learning processes. The improvements on learning outcomes were not apparent, perhaps since the learning experiences were too brief to cast observable effects on learning.
Mohan, J. & Lam, P. (2007). Enhancing Case-based Learning Environment, Processes and Outcomes Through e-Cases - A Pilot Study. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2939-2946). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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