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Journal Issue
Volume 5 Issue 2 / Jun 2007  pp87‑173

Editor: Shirley Williams

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A Novel Approach to Define Performance Metrics for Students' and Teachers' Evaluation  pp87‑102

Pradipta Biswas, S.K. Ghosh

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Initial Evaluation and Analysis of Post Graduate Trainees' Use of a Virtual Learning Environment in Initial Teacher Training  pp103‑112

Alison Hramiak

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Online Communities of Practice Enhancing Statistics Instruction: The European Project EarlyStatistics  pp113‑122

Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Efstathios Mavrotheris

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Agent‑based Collaborative Affective e‑Learning Framework  pp123‑134

Mahmoud Neji, Mohamed Ben Ammar

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An Effective Profile Based Video Browsing System for e‑Learning  pp135‑147

S. C. Premaratne, D. D. Karunaratna, K. P. Hewagamage

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Applying Web‑Enabled Problem‑Based Learning and Self‑Regulated Learning to Enhance Computing Skills of Taiwan's Vocational Students: a Quasi‑Experimental Study of a Short‑Term Module  pp148‑157

Pei-Di Shen Tsang-Hsiung Lee, Chia-Wen Tsai

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Abstract

Contrary to conventional expectations, the reality of computing education in Taiwan's vocational schools is not so practically oriented, and thus reveals much room for improvement. In this context, we conducted a quasi‑experiment to examine the effects of applying web‑based problem‑based learning (PBL), web‑based self‑ regulated learning (SRL), and their combination to enhance students' computing skills in a short‑term module of deploying Microsoft Word. Two classes of 106 first‑year students were divided into 2 (PBL vs. non‑PBL) × 2 (SRL vs. non‑SRL) experimental groups. Results were generally positive. This study thus provided a significant illustration of a promising design and implementation of chosen web‑based pedagogies for a short‑term module. With limitations in mind, we hope that the lesson learned is also useful for those teachers engaged in e‑learning, specifically, in vocational schools. 

 

Keywords: web-based PBL, web-based srl, e-learning, vocational students, computing education, short-term module

 

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The Purpose of Focus Groups in Ascertaining Learner Satisfaction with a Virtual Learning Environment  pp158‑165

Yana I Tainsh

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An Innovative Junior Faculty Online Development Program  pp166‑173

Luis M. Villa, Olga M. de la Rosa

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