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Ongoing Design of a Case-Based E-Learning System Promoting Engineering Students’ Personal Epistemology and Real-World Problem Solving Abilities: A Formative Evaluation PROCEEDINGS

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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to design and develop a case-based e-learning system that promotes the development of engineering students’ epistemic beliefs (Perry, 1970) and thus enhance their problem-solving abilities to deal with real-world engineering problems. This e-learning system provides second-year engineering students with real-world problem solving experience through four major phases: exploring situations, constructing reality, creating solutions, and reflecting on the product and the process, which has been adapted from Choi & Lee’s case-based e-learning model (2009). To design an effective and feasible e-learning system, the e-learning system itself, stakeholders, and existing college classroom environments should be continually adapted to the new changes through the iterative design and implementation processes. This paper reports the first cycle of design, development, and formative evaluation of the e-learning system in this ongoing research and development project.

Citation

Choi, I., Hong, Y.C., Kellam, N., Gattie, D. & Gay, M. (2010). Ongoing Design of a Case-Based E-Learning System Promoting Engineering Students’ Personal Epistemology and Real-World Problem Solving Abilities: A Formative Evaluation. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (pp. 34-39). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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