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Analyzing Learners Behavior and Resources Effectiveness in a Distance Learning Course: A Case Study of the Hellenic Open University

  • Alachiotis, Nikolaos S.;Stavropoulos, Elias C.;Verykios, Vassilios S.
    • Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice
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    • v.7 no.3
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    • pp.6-20
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    • 2019
  • Learning analytics, or educational data mining, is an emerging field that applies data mining methods and tools for the exploitation of data coming from educational environments. Learning management systems, like Moodle, offer large amounts of data concerning students' activity, performance, behavior, and interaction with their peers and their tutors. The analysis of these data can be elaborated to make decisions that will assist stakeholders (students, faculty, and administration) to elevate the learning process in higher education. In this work, the power of Excel is exploited to analyze data in Moodle, utilizing an e-learning course developed for enhancing the information computer technology skills of school teachers in primary and secondary education in Greece. Moodle log files are appropriately manipulated in order to trace daily and weekly activity of the learners concerning distribution of access to resources, forum participation, and quizzes and assignments submission. Learners' activity was visualized for every hour of the day and for every day of the week. The visualization of access to every activity or resource during the course is also obtained. In this fashion teachers can schedule online synchronous lectures or discussions more effectively in order to maximize the learners' participation. Results depict the interest of learners for each structural component, their dedication to the course, their participation in the fora, and how it affects the submission of quizzes and assignments. Instructional designers may take advice and redesign the course according to the popularity of the educational material and learners' dedication. Moreover, the final grade of the learners is predicted according to their previous grades using multiple linear regression and sensitivity analysis. These outcomes can be suitably exploited in order for instructors to improve the design of their courses, faculty to alter their educational methodology, and administration to make decisions that will improve the educational services provided.

Development and Examination of the Online and Offline Educational Programs for Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients (강직성 척추염 환자의 오프라인 교육과 온라인 교육 프로그램 개발 및 효과 검증)

  • Lee, In-Ok;Lee, Eun-Ok
    • Journal of muscle and joint health
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    • v.10 no.2
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    • pp.167-187
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    • 2003
  • Ankylosing spondylitis(AS) is one of the most common forms of chronic arthritis causing pain and progressive disability. The purposes of this study were 1) to develop an offline educational program and online educational program for the patients with ankylosing spondylitis; and 2) to test the effectiveness of each program in terms of changes in ankylosing spondylitis self-efficacy, exercise continuity disease activity, physical functioning, and depression. The convenient samples for three groups were selected acceding to the inclusion criteria. Online education group consists of 7 patients, and 14 patients were included for the offline group, while 12 patients were assigned to the control group. Outcomes variables included self efficacy, exercise continuity, disease activity, physical function, and depression and the reliability of each measure was ranged from .88 to .95 in the present study. The offline educational program demonstrated positive effects on self-efficacy, exercise continuity, disease activity, and depression, whereas the online educational program on exercise continuity, disease activity, and depression. The self-efficacy was showed positive effect only in the offline educational program, whereas physical functioning did not improve in both intervention groups. These partial improvements may be due to the small sample size and the methods of online education program. In conclusion, the effectiveness of the offline and online educational programs was partially supported in the present study. For the improvement of these programs, the further study would be necessary to apply this kind of intervention program with larger sample and to test the psychometric of the newly development tools.

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The Development of Pre-Engineering Educational Program Model Based on STEM Integration Approach (STEM 통합 접근의 사전 공학 교육 프로그램 모형 개발)

  • Moon, Dae-Young
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.11 no.2
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    • pp.90-101
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    • 2008
  • This study was conducted to develop pre-engineering educational program model based on STEM integration approach. To accomplish this purpose literature review and content validity ratio survey were carried out. The main results of this study were as follows: First, the conceptual model of STEM integration approach was constituted. Second, the conceptual model of pre-engineering educational program model based on STEM integration approach was proposed. Third, the formation steps of inquiry project activity, problem solving activity, and creative engineering design activity were developed to structure the educational program.

Changes of Nursing Activities after DNR(do-not-resuscitate) Decision (심폐소생술금지 결정에 대한 간호활동의 변화)

  • Jang, Seo-Yeon;Huang, Sol-Jil;Jeong, Ji-Eun;Kim, Yeo-Jin
    • 대한한의정보학회지
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    • v.21 no.2
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    • pp.25-33
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    • 2015
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine hospital nurses' nursing activities changes after DNR(do-not-resuscitate) decision. Methods: The subjects were 120 registered nurses working in two university hospitals. The data were collected from September 1 to September 15, 2015 using self-report questionnaires. The data were analyzed using SPSS 20.0 program. Results: DNR awareness of the educational needs was very high(91.7%). But DNR educational experience was low(59.2%). Nursing activity change was classified as the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social areas. There were significant difference among religion(F=3.459, p=.010), working unit(F=3.410, p=.036), DNR awareness of the educational needs(t=5.048, p=.027), DNR educational experience(t=-2.816, p=.006) and nursing activities changes. Conclusion: Nurses are needed DNR educational programs to take care of DNR patients. And the criteria for nursing activities related to DNR is required.

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Development of the Educational Program for Korean Traditional Food Culture for the Elementary Students (초등학교 고학년을 대상으로 한 한국 전통음식문화 교육 프로그램 개발)

  • Yang, Il-Seon;Jeong, Hye-Gyeong;Jang, Mun-Jeong;Cha, Jin-A;Lee, So-Jeong;Jeong, Ra-Na;Park, So-Hyeon;Cha, Seong-Mi
    • Journal of the Korean Dietetic Association
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    • v.12 no.2
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    • pp.127-145
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    • 2006
  • The purpose of this study is to develop an educational program for Korean traditional food culture, which is consisted of diverse activity factors and educational contents of the elementary students, and to transfer Korean traditional food culture to the next generation effectively. We have developed the program on the basis of FIB(Fun Integrated Behavior) approach derived from the activity-based education theory. This program is consisted of 32 subjects related with Korean traditional food culture, which is planned to perform in special activity classes for 2 semesters. An instruction guidebook for teachers and a workbook for students have been also developed. The traditional food culture educational program which is developed in this study could be used as a practical educational tool in 'dietary life and culture class' or 'special activity class' which is recently being introduced as the nutrition education curriculum in the elementary school. Furthermore, we expect this program to be able to contribute to transferring Korean traditional food culture to the next generation and reinforcing the elementary schoolers' diet behavior through inspiring them with a realization of the superiority of Korean traditional food culture.

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A study on the Comparison of Cognition of Instruction Teacher and Student-teacher about Role of Industry Vocational Subject Educational Practice Instruction Teacher (공업계열 전문교과 교육 실습 지도 영역에 대한 지도 교사와 교육 실습생의 인식 비교)

  • Lee, Sang-Hyun;Lee, Byung-Wook
    • 대한공업교육학회지
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    • v.39 no.2
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    • pp.19-36
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    • 2014
  • The purposes of this study are to grasp industry vocational subject student-teachers' instruction area, compare cognitive level of cooperating teacher and student-teachers for the importance of instruction area and secure base data required to develop educational practical area of professional teachers in specialized high school. To achieve this, instruction area of instruction teacher in charge of industry vocational subject pre-teacher education was developed by document consideration and expert verification and differences of importance cognition for the area was compared between educational practice insturction teacher and student-teacher. The results are as the following. First, for the instruction areas that educational practice instruction teachers should teach student-teacher, there are 7 categories, 17 mid-fields and 85 subsections. Especially expert group suggested an opinion that areas of teacher's values and personality formation should be added to pre-teachers. And, they judged that category of school business showed low validity for educational practice instruction teacher's instruction area. Second, educational practice instruction teacher importantly cognized 'class activity', 'student instruction and class management' and 'development of desirable view of education attitude'. On the other hand, they cognized 'development and management of curriculum', 'support on educational activity', 'industrial-educational cooperation and tie with local community' and 'specialty improvement' less importantly. Student-teachers cognized 'class activity', 'student instruction and class management', 'specialty improvement', 'development of desirable view of education attitude' importantly. They cognized 'development and management of curriculum', 'support on educational activity' and 'industrial-educational cooperation and tie with local community' relatively less importantly. Third, both educational practice instruction teachers and student-teachers importantly cognized 'class activity', 'student instruction and class management' and 'development of desirable view of education attitude'. However, student-teachers importantly cognized, but educational practice instruction teachers didn't importantly cognized 'specialty improvement'. Both two group cognized 'development and management of curriculum', 'support on educational activity' and 'industrial-educational cooperation and tie with local community' less importantly.

A Study on the Knowledge about Pediatric Asthma and the Educational demand on Mothers of children with Asthma (천식 아동 어머니의 지식정도 및 교육요구도 조사)

  • Kwon, Mi-Kyung;Lee, Kyung-Min
    • Korean Parent-Child Health Journal
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    • v.5 no.2
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    • pp.191-205
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    • 2002
  • This study was conducted to provide the baseline data for preparing an educational program for mothers of pediatric asthma patients by identifying the knowledge about asthma, mother's educational demand and the perceived educational performance. This study used survey design. The subjects were chosen from the mothers whose children have received pediatric asthma treatment or who have admitted in the pediatric unit of major hospitals using selection criteria. The total number of subjects were 63 mothers. The data collection period was from May 1st, 2001 to April 17th, 2001. Instruments used for this study were knowledge examination, educational demand evaluation, and educational performance. The data were analysed using t-test, ANOVA with SPSS PC(Version 10.0). The results of this study were as follows. 1. Mean score of knowledge about pediatric asthma was 17.95, which suggests the mothers of children with asthma have a medium knowledge level. The highest grade was knowledge about treatment and follow management and the lowest grade was knowledge about diet. 2. Demand for education showed 4.23, which suggests the mothers of children with asthma have high educational demand. The highest score was about exercise and activity in daily life and the lowest score was medication. 3. Perceived educational performance score of themselves showed 2.40, which suggests the mothers of children with asthma thought that health team do not give enough education to them. The highest score was knowledge about pediatric asthma itself and the lowest score was exercise and activity in daily life. 4. Demand for education and perceived educational performance about pediatric asthma showed significant difference in all areas. 5. There were no statistically significant difference noted between general characteristics and degree of knowledge, educational demand and perceived educational performance about pediatric asthma. In conclusion, there needed a systematic educational program development for the mothers of children with asthma. Especially, an education program for mothers in the beginning period of pediatric asthma should be emphasized.

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Analysis of psychological effects expected from educational pet insect rearing

  • Kim, So Yun;Park, Hae Chul;Park, Ingyun;Park, Kwan Ho;Kim, Namjung;Kim, Seong Hyun
    • International Journal of Industrial Entomology
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    • v.31 no.1
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    • pp.7-13
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    • 2015
  • In an effort to obtain foundational data required to evaluate the therapeutic effect of educational insect rearing, this study surveyed current educational pet insect rearing practices in Korea and examined the expected psychological effects from participating in the activity. Data were collected from those who visited the special insect exhibition in May 2013 using a self-reporting survey. The results indicated that 48.3% of the responders had experienced insect rearing, and that rhino and stag beetles were the most commonly reared insects. Most of the respondents (83.1%) reported they were not currently rearing any insects, which suggested that insect rearing tends to be a one-time experience. Expected psychological effects could be divided into emotional (56.3%) and cognitive (41.8%) effects, and these varied by age and gender. The differences in expected psychological effects were particularly clear between adults and adolescents, the latter of whom were the main participants in the activity. It is therefore necessary to develop standardized manuals and care programs for more diverse insect species with which to help keep up consumer interest in educational insect rearing. These efforts will help champion the psychotherapeutic effects of educational pet insect rearing and enhance its role as a learning aid.