Designing Web 2.0 Based Constructivist-Oriented E-Learning Units
Campus-Wide Information Systems Volume 27, Number 2, ISSN 1065-0741
Purpose: The main purpose of this paper is to present how meaningful e-learning units can be created by using an online tool called Meaningful E-learning Units (MeLU). The paper also aims to describe how created e-learning units can be shared by teachers and students. Design/methodology/approach: This tool can help to produce e-learning units that consist of six components: introduction context/scenario, activities, rules and roles, assessment, and concluding activities. A sample of an e-learning unit called "Creating Tessellations" was created by using the tool and is presented in this paper. Findings: It is easy to create e-learning units by using the MeLU tool as it provides a large number of templates for teachers to choose. The tool also allows multimedia elements to be added to or deleted from the unit. Also, this tool enables teachers to share their e-learning units with others and to customize existing units for their use. Originality/value: The proposed form of e-learning lessons could help to advance the integration of ICT-enabled constructivist learning in schools. The potential to further enhance MeLU's capacity and to further develop it to incorporate Web 3.0 technologies are also discussed. (Contains 6 figures.)
Chai, C.S., Woo, H.L. & Wang, Q. (2010). Designing Web 2.0 Based Constructivist-Oriented E-Learning Units. Campus-Wide Information Systems, 27(2), 68-78.