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A moderate constructivist e-learning instructional model evaluated on computer specialists
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Artificial intelligence
Information
Abstract
This paper presents a novel instructional model for e-learning and an evaluation study to determine the effectiveness of this model for teaching Java language programming to information technology specialists working for the Spanish Public Administration. This is a general-purpose model that combines objectivist and constructivist learning theories and is based on the concept of learning objective. The purpose of the evaluation study is to find out whether the results of using this distance learning instructional model to teach this subject are comparable to learning in a traditional face-to-face classroom, with the plus of eliminating travel and maintenance expenses of the public servants attending the course and also saving time. The learners, selected at random to participate in this study, were divided into three groups depending on the type of teaching/learning they received: traditional classroom, distance learning with virtualized course contents and distance learning based on the proposed instructional model. The results indicate that the grades and satisfaction levels were similar for learners taught using the proposed instructional model and learners taught in the traditional classroom. Moreover, they were substantially better than for distance learning with virtualized contents, although the mean course learning time is greater.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
COMPUTERS AND EDUCATION
ISBN
0360-1315
Impact factor JCR
2,19
Impact info
Volume
53
Journal number
1
From page
57
To page
65
Month
AGOSTO
Ranking
Participants
  • Coautor: José María Viñes
  • Autor: Daniel Manrique Gamo (UPM)
  • Autor: Fernando Alonso Amo (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Inteligencia Artificial (LIA)
  • Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Investigación en Tecnología Informática y de las Comunicaciones: CETTICO
  • Departamento: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería de Software
  • Departamento: Inteligencia Artificial
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