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A Web-based Learning Environment in Nutrition Health Education

, , , University of Kuopio, Department of Nursing Science, Finland ; , Savonlinna Department of Teacher Education, University of Joensuu, Finland

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The study aimed to describe and compare, in a test-control setting, the implementation of nutrition health education as well as the experiences of seventh-grade pupils and members of the school staff concerning the use of a web-based learning environment and the Internet for purposes of nutrition health learning. The results show that the methods of nutrition health education used in the test schools were more diversified than those used in the control schools. The test school pupils felt that learning in the web-based environment was pleasant and interesting and allowed them to understand and learn at their own pace. The test school staff considered the web-based learning environment one of the most central future methods in nutrition health education, although at the present, the shortage of time and equipment as well as the staff's inadequate web-based education skills pose an obstacle to its more diversified use.


Räihä, T., Tossavainen, K., Turunen, H. & Enkenberg, J. (2004). A Web-based Learning Environment in Nutrition Health Education. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4020-4027). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 2, 2021 from .



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