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Web-based Learning: Status Quo and Trend


Fan, S and Le, Q, Web-based Learning: Status Quo and Trend, Technologies for Enhancing Pedagogy, Engagement and Empowerment in Education: Creating Learning-Friendly Environment, IGI Global, T Le and Q Le (ed), Hershey PA, pp. 217-229. ISBN 9781613500767 (2011) [Other Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-074-3.ch019


Due to the increasing adoption of computers and networks, web-based learning (e-learning) has become more feasible and acceptable within the worldwide (De Moor, 2007). The Web, as an essential means of supporting teaching and learning, has become an important application in the field of tertiary education. Most Australian universities adopt the Web and web-based technologies to support their students in both traditional coursework as well as online learning (Straub, 2008). As one indispensible mode of education, web-based learning has brought students and lecturers with a much more convenient way to teach and learn. It serves in a variety of learning activities, such as communication, information retrieval, collaboration, assessment and work management. With a strong confidence in web-based learning, it is believed by a number of researchers that this learning mode will continue to grow and capture a greater share of the tertiary education market.

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Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:CAL, Classroom-based learning, Computer micro-world, Virtual learning environment,
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fan, S (Dr Frances Fan)
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
ID Code:72250
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2011-08-24
Last Modified:2017-07-25
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