Design of Online Learning Community for Conceptual Learning in Engineering Education and the Evaluation of the Inquiry Activity Supporting Tools

공학교육에서의 개념학습을 위한 온라인 학습 커뮤니티의 설계와 탐구활동 지원도구의 평가

  • Received : 2011.06.15
  • Accepted : 2013.01.04
  • Published : 2013.01.31

Abstract

The previously developed practical inquiry activity supporting tools, deduced from the design principles and implementation principles based on the study of precedent researches and theories, applicable to conceptual learning in engineering education were implemented to an on-line learning community, a web-based Windows application, to find out its effectiveness in actual classroom situation through experimental research. The On-line learning community includes the inquiry activity menu to implement learning procedure of inquiry based conceptual learning, the functions supporting the communication among participants, the information sharing function, the scheduling function of class and inquiry activity, the mentoring function, and the evaluation of on-line activities of learners. Experimental study were also conducted in order to analyze the effects of inquiry activity supporting tools on inquiry based conceptual learning in engineering education.

Keywords

Conceptual learning;Inquiry activity supporting tool;Inquiry based learning;Online learning community

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