Title

Critical features for enhancing the design of Web-based learning materials

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE’02)

Publication Date

12-2002

First Page

528

Last Page

532

Publisher

IEEE Computer Society

Abstract

The penetration of the World Wide Web (Web) in our daily lives has been growing at an exponential rate and it is inevitable for educators to follow and to adapt to this new way of living. Although some researchers had proposed guidelines for designing Web-based instructions, most Web-based Learning Materials (WBLM) are primarily designed by the course co-ordinators. This phenomenon could be problematic especially when there is little empirical research in this area. Thus, this research aims at identifying the critical features affecting the effectiveness of WBLM. The important features of WMLM were gathered in an earlier phase of this research and a questionnaire was developed accordingly. This paper reports the opinions gathered from nineteen participants who attended a seminar related to Web based learning. The respondents gave very positive opinions to almost all the items asked. However, they believed that co-ordinators? comments and quick responses were found to be the most crucial. This finding could be served as a guideline for developing WBLM.

DOI

10.1109/CIE.2002.1185997

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2002 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 0769515096

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Ng, E. M. W. (2002). Critical features for enhancing the design of Web-based learning materials. In IEEE (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE’02) (pp. 528-532). Washington, DC: IEEE Computer Society. doi: 10.1109/CIE.2002.1185997

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