A computer-assisted approach for conducting information technology applied instructions

Hui Chun Chu*, Gwo Jen Hwang, Pei Jin Tsai, Tzu-Chi Yang

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Abstract

The growing popularity of computer and network technologies has attracted researchers to investigate the strategies and the effects of information technology applied instructions. Previous research has not only demonstrated the benefits of applying information technologies to the learning process, but has also revealed the difficulty of applying them effectively. One of the major difficulties is due to the lack of an easy-to-follow procedure for inexperienced teachers to design course content with proper use of suitable information technologies. In this paper, a model for conducting information technology applied instructions is proposed. The novel approach can assist teachers in designing information technology applied course content based on the features of subject materials and the learning status of the students. An experiment on a Chemistry course in a junior high school was conducted to evaluate the performance of our novel approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-43
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Distance Education Technologies
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Analytic hierarchy process
  • Computer-assisted learning
  • Computer-assisted tutoring
  • Distance education
  • Information technology applied instruction

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