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Problem-Based Learning Effectiveness on Micro-Blog and Blog for Students: A Case Study
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Interactive Learning Environments Volume 24, Number 6, ISSN 1049-4820

Abstract

Problem-based learning (PBL) is regarded as an effective learning strategy to enhance cognition not only in traditional learning but also in e-learning. In e-learning settings, blogs and micro-blogs can plausibly provide a platform to conduct PBL. Recently, most studies on blogs and micro-blogs have respectively probed satisfaction and learning effectiveness. However, little effort has been made to explore their effectiveness on learning. Therefore, this study explored an application of a PBL approach on a micro-blog and blog by seventh-grade students taking an information ethics course; in particular, the effect of a micro-blog and blog on student learning with different learning achievement levels. Moreover, results showed that the micro-blog had more effect on PBL for low achievement students compared to the blog. This study suggests that using a micro-blog for PBL is more appropriate for the sake of maximizing learning effectiveness, if generally considering students with different learning achievement levels.

Citation

Huang, S.H., Huang, Y.M., Wu, T.T., Chen, H.R. & Chang, S.M. (2016). Problem-Based Learning Effectiveness on Micro-Blog and Blog for Students: A Case Study. Interactive Learning Environments, 24(6), 1334-1354. Retrieved January 22, 2020 from .

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