Exploring the learning effect of a web-based learning community on EMBA students

I. Fan Liu, Meng Chang Chen, Yeali Sun

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Abstract

In this paper, we develop a Web-based learning community to assist learners' on-line learning. The subjects of this research are 138 EMBA from a university in Taiwan who have taken a Management course. Most of them worked in Hi-tech companies. The Management course was taught by four co-teachers. The study was carried out from Sep. 2005 to Jan. 2006 - a period of 16 weeks. We explore the learning effect for EMBA students from Web-based learning community. Our important findings are: (1) EMBA students use the Web-based learning platform to obtain more knowledge about management and help to develop good social relationships with their peers. (2) By using the system, busy students can extend the study at home. In addition, the system improves interaction among students. (3) All most students use the discussion room a great deal, while others use it infrequently. (4) EMBA students are active in discussion with case study, which they provide are very interesting for professors and other students to know how other enterprises operate and what obstacles they encounter. (5) The level that different teachers integrate information technology into teaching differs greatly. Finally, we also propose some suggestions for two aspects of web-based learning community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning by Effective Utilization of Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationFacilitating Intercultural Understanding, Proceeding of the 14th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2006
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2006 - Beijing, China
Duration: Nov 30 2006Dec 4 2006

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2006
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period11/30/0612/4/06

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Keywords

  • EMBA learning effect
  • Management
  • Web-based learning community

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Education

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Liu, I. F., Chen, M. C., & Sun, Y. (2006). Exploring the learning effect of a web-based learning community on EMBA students. In Learning by Effective Utilization of Technologies: Facilitating Intercultural Understanding, Proceeding of the 14th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2006