Authentic learning principles in a web-based student-centred learning environment

Tan, Heidi Yeen-Ju (2012) Authentic learning principles in a web-based student-centred learning environment. Masters thesis, Multimedia University.

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Abstract

Globally educational institutions have already begun introducing technological tools into teaching and learning. However, there is a lack of confidence about the effectiveness of online learning materials as technology is often used ineffectively in classrooms. There is now a need for web-based learning environments to be authentic and to provide students with relevant learning content which they can apply in real life. There is also a lack of pedagogy and proper design guidelines for the development of web-based learning materials and a need to move towards more student-centred web-based learning systems. Therefore in this study authentic learning principles outlined by Herrington and Kervin (2007) were adapted and incorporated into interactive modules and delivered in a web-based student-centred learning environment. Students were given access to the authentic learning modules and the students’ attitudes and perceptions of the learning environment were evaluated and assessed. Results were highly favourable towards the use of the authentic web-based interactive modules as the findings indicated that authenticity and relevancy were important factors in the learning environment, as was the use of multimedia and the web environment, which supported the authentic content. The student learning process was enhanced and the results of the student learning outcomes indicated statistically significant positive changes. These results culminated into an Authentic Web-based Student-centred Learning Environment (AWSLE) conceptual framework that can provide educators with an effective design guideline for creating authentic web-based student-centred learning environments.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Call Number: LB1028.3 T36 2012
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2014 01:57
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2014 01:57
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/5247

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