Computer-supported learning environment: Practicing what we preach

Mee Wah Eugenia NG, Siu Cheung KONG, See Wai Alison YEUNG

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Abstract

The authors attempted to teach learners the concept of computer-supported learning environment by creating such a learning environment. The module materials, discussion forum and announcements were put together on a learning platform called NextEd so that learners could learn the theories in an authentic and situated environment. To make the best out of the technology support, the authors believed that it was important that learners could tackle problems together and to build up a learning community. One hundred and two pre-service student teachers participated in this study. Learners were required to: 1) do a group project, 2) present and facilitate discussion, and 3) assess their peer groups online. Quantitative and qualitative feedback from this teaching approach was gathered. It is found that this module has provided learners an experience to become independent learners and to assist them to acquire necessary skills and abilities to learn with self-initiatives.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Citation

Ng, E. M. W., Kong, S. C., & Yeung, A. S. W. (2003). Computer-supported learning environment: Practicing what we preach. In K. T. Lee & K. Mitchell (Eds.), International Conference on Computers in Education 2003: A conference of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE): The "second wave" of ICT in education: From facilitating teaching and learning to engendering education reform: Proceedings [CD-ROM] (pp. 402-405). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advance of Computing in Education.

Keywords

  • Teacher Education
  • Theory and Practice of Teaching and Learning