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Experimentally assessing a resourceeffective design for ODL environments

Experimentally assessing a resourceeffective design for ODL environments This study is concerned with the formal assessment of a Distance Learning Environment DLE created to deliver a course on UML sequence diagrams to universitylevel students, divided into control and treatment groups. An adhoc DLE was constructed to deliver instruction to the treatment group, while the control group was taught in a traditional facetoface way. The main point of concern is whether a DLE can be as effective for the treatment group, as the faceto face lecture is for the control group, in terms of gaining mastery on the domain. So, a controlled experiment was organized and executed, in order to measure the participants performance in both groups. The results have shown no statistically significant difference for both groups of students. So, it can be argued that in the context of this experiment and by following a DLEdesign close enough to the traditional facetoface approach, one can obtain equally good results using distance learning as with the traditional system. However, a number of concerns remain and more work is needed to generalize the results of this work on other domains. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Interactive Technology and Smart Education Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1741-5659
DOI
10.1108/17415650480000028
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Abstract

This study is concerned with the formal assessment of a Distance Learning Environment DLE created to deliver a course on UML sequence diagrams to universitylevel students, divided into control and treatment groups. An adhoc DLE was constructed to deliver instruction to the treatment group, while the control group was taught in a traditional facetoface way. The main point of concern is whether a DLE can be as effective for the treatment group, as the faceto face lecture is for the control group, in terms of gaining mastery on the domain. So, a controlled experiment was organized and executed, in order to measure the participants performance in both groups. The results have shown no statistically significant difference for both groups of students. So, it can be argued that in the context of this experiment and by following a DLEdesign close enough to the traditional facetoface approach, one can obtain equally good results using distance learning as with the traditional system. However, a number of concerns remain and more work is needed to generalize the results of this work on other domains.

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Interactive Technology and Smart EducationEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 30, 2004

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