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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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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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