Title: Preferences toward the constructivist Internet-based learning environments among high school students in Taiwan
Authors: Chuang, SC
Tsai, CC
Institute of Education
Center of Teacher Education
Keywords: Internet;constructivist;learning environment;questionnaire;survey
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2005
Abstract: This paper explored students' preferences toward the constructivist Internet-based learning environments. A Constructivist Internet-based Learning Environment Survey (CILES) was developed. The CILES consisted of six scales, including student negotiation, inquiry learning, reflective thinking, relevance, ease of use and challenge. Questionnaire responses gathered from more than 700 high school students in Taiwan suggested that the survey showed adequate reliability in assessing students' preferences. Students showed stronger preferences for the learning environments, which were easy to use or navigate and integrate complex real-life problems with relevant knowledge in a meaningful way. In addition, males and females shared similar preferences toward the Internet-based learning environments. Students having moderate Internet experiences seemed to be more critical to the preferences of the Internet-based learning environments, in which they may have demanded authentic and facilitated Internet-based learning environments, while their inquiry and reflective thinking should be promoted. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2004.02.015
ISSN: 0747-5632
DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2004.02.015
Volume: 21
Issue: 2
Begin Page: 255
End Page: 272
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