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Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Web-Based Computer Courses PROCEEDINGS

, Islamic Azad Univesity-Mashad Branch and UPM, Iran (Islamic Republic Of) ; , , , , Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

As far as improving learning is concerned, teaching and learning in higher education continues to present challenges especially with the advent of Web-based courses. The most pressing challenge on web-based courses is about how to increase the effectiveness of learning especially on Web-based courses in Iran. The general objective of this study was to identify factors may influence the effectiveness of Web-based computer courses in Iranian E-learning centers as perceived by students. Descriptive and inferential statistics were employed on a total of 482 valid responses. This study found that generally two independent variables significantly contribute towards the effectiveness of Web-based computer courses and had relationship with it including: Learning experiences in Web and the hours that students spent on computer per week for study the course. The study has contributed new knowledge in the literature of Web-based learning especially for Iranian E-learning centers and creates the need for further research in this area as well.

Citation

Fariborzi, E., bt Abu Bakar, K., Kasa, Z., Abu Samah, B. & Taufik bin Abdullah, M. (2009). Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Web-Based Computer Courses. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4184-4189). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 24, 2017 from .

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