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Evaluating The Effectiveness Of E Learning In A University

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2007 Annual Conference & Exposition


Honolulu, Hawaii

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June 24, 2007

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June 24, 2007

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June 27, 2007



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Teaching Innovation in Architectural Engineering I

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12.696.1 - 12.696.11



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Ming-yin Chan Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Kwok-wai Mui Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Evaluating the effectiveness of e-learning


Computer assisted instruction and assessment is increasingly being adopted within

the university sector to complement more traditional methods of teaching and learning.

Much focus is often given to the advantages of exploiting technology, and the ability to

store, manipulate and report data. However, teachers and trainers are increasingly aware that

students and learners are beginning express concern about the time and effort required to

achieve learning outcomes. This paper reviews these concerns, and presents the results of an

attitudinal survey among a group of 143 engineering students that reveals their misgivings.

Kendall’s rank correlation was used to analyse the results. The paper continues by showing

that through careful planning, design and implementation of on-line course success is

possible, thus enabling full advantage of the benefits of available technologies to accrue.

The paper concludes by arguing that learner feedback is essential when evaluating on-line


Keywords: e-learning, web-based courses


What is e-learning? There are a lot of complex definitions of e-learning in the

academia. The simplest one may be: “e-learning is the use of Internet and digital

technologies to provide educational experiences to our fellow students”. This definition is

open-ended, allowing complete freedom as to how these experiences are formulated,

organized, created, packaged, and marketed. Digital technologies include Web-pages,

interactive displays, video, e-mail, and others. The traditional view of education is in the

classrooms of universities and workplaces. However, change does happen rapidly in

classrooms. Not only does learning look different during the new era, but teachers are also

Chan, M., & Mui, K. (2007, June), Evaluating The Effectiveness Of E Learning In A University Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. 10.18260/1-2--1605

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