Value of online resources for learning by distance education

Sivapalan, Siva & Cregan, Peter (2005) Value of online resources for learning by distance education. CAL-laborate, 14, pp. 23-27.

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A range of online resources were created to support the learning of a first year mathematics-based subject by distance education students in 2005. Results of students’ final score in the subject in 2004 and 2005 were compared to assess the impact of these online resources on their learning. There is clear evidence to suggest that the overall performance of students in 2005 was better than that in 2004. In addition, students who demonstrated an active participation in online activities also scored better marks compared with the rest of the students. Overall, the use of online resources has helped distance education students of learning of the first year subject and improved their performance in assessment tasks and final score of the subject. Hence the value of online resources for learning of a first year subject by distance education is high.

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ID Code: 3006
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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ISSN: 1443-4490
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 UniServe Science
Copyright Statement: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:29

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