Construction safety training via e-Learning: Learning effectiveness and user satisfaction

Chun Ling Ho*, Ren-Jye Dzeng

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In Taiwan, promoting knowledge of "Labor Safety" which relates to life and work right is very important. Safety training and learning effectiveness become essential issues of adult learning. To reduce the costs of educational training, enterprises have also started to aggressively introduce e-learning education training. Unlike the construction industry, few studies have investigated the effectiveness of e-learning and conventional learning. This study tested the effectiveness of the safety education to prevent falls by different learning modes used to assess safety behavior and learning effectiveness during the education training period. According to the average pass rate, satisfaction degree of course and total number of unsafe behavior, the e-learning mode improves learning effectiveness. Additionally, when the e-learning mode is introduced in the construction safety education training, the labor can use the teaching material more independently and multimedia system, such as animated teaching materials, case teaching, and repeated course learning, to reduce the error rate of operation, property loss rate, and light (heavy) injury. Under this condition, the e-learning mode is positively associated with the learning effectiveness of construction safety education training. High learning effectiveness promotes safe behavior during construction operations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)858-867
Number of pages10
JournalComputers and Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2010


  • Adult learning
  • Applications in subject areas
  • Improving classroom teaching
  • Media in education
  • Multimedia/hypermedia systems

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