Health Education in a Web-based Learning Environment: Learners' Perceptions PROCEEDINGS
Barry Harper, John Patterson, Lori Lockyer, University of Wollongong, Australia
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Seattle, WA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-35-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The increasing utilization of the World Wide Web in higher education allows
instructors to re examine pedagogical strategies and explore ways of taking advantage of the
Web's potential to provide for learning experiences that go beyond that possible in the traditional
classroom environment. Assumptions on how this enhances the learning experience for students
require examination. This paper discusses a study which examines, among other issues, student
perceptions of the learning experience when asynchronous, Web-based, collaborative tutorial
activities are utilized within an undergraduate health education subject. Analysis of the study
data demonstrates that students' perceptions of the effectiveness of the Web-based tutorials lie in
their appreciation of opportunities for flexibility, reflection, and self-directed investigation within
the learning environment.
Harper, B., Patterson, J. & Lockyer, L. (1999). Health Education in a Web-based Learning Environment: Learners' Perceptions. In B. Collis & R. Oliver (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 1999--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 56-61). Seattle, WA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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