Development of WWW courseware: Experience of design and implementation

Pun Hon NG, Kwan Hung KWOK, Kai Hing Lionel YEUNG, Yau Yuen YEUNG

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Abstract

We have been commissioned by the Curriculum Development Institute of the Education Department in Hong Kong to develop a courseware called the “Induction CD-ROM (Sixth Form Electronics): to support the introduction of a new Sixth Form syllabus, the AS Level Electronics, which will be offered in most technical and prevocational schools in September, 1997. The main objective of this courseware is to provide a set of interactive activities, documents and learning resources inducting students who lack the necessary background knowledge into the Sixth Form Electronics curriculum via self-learning. This courseware is being designed in accordance with an appropriate programmed learning model and includes those traditional curriculum materials plus various interactive multimedia attributes. In this paper, we relate our practical experience (such as planning, organization, design strategy, reviewing mechanism, and some technical details) of developing this courseware for Hong Kong schools. We also describe how to evaluate the difficulties of the actual school implementation, the effectiveness of learning, and the students’ attitudes about this courseware based on a number of questionnaire surveys and classroom observations. Copyright © 1997 Social Sciences Research Centre and authors of papers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the third Hong Kong web Symposium
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong
Pages169-182
ISBN (Print)9627558257
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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electronics
Hong Kong
programmed learning
school
learning
planning organization
curriculum
experience
CD-ROM
syllabus
curriculum development
induction
multimedia
student
social science
classroom
questionnaire
lack
resources
education

Citation

Ng, P. H., Kwok, K. H., Yeung, K. H., & Yeung, Y. Y. (1997). Development of WWW courseware: Experience of design and implementation. In J. Bacon-Shone & F. Castro (Eds.), Publishing on the line: Proceedings of the third Hong Kong web Symposium (pp. 169-182). Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong.

Keywords

  • Courseware
  • Hypermedia
  • Publishing
  • World Wide Web