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Development and evaluation of a web-based learning system for re-conceptualization : basic electric circuits

Yahaya, Nazli (2002) Development and evaluation of a web-based learning system for re-conceptualization : basic electric circuits. PhD thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Science and Mathematics Education, Faculty of Education.

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Abstract

The aim of this research was to build a web-based learning system utilizing the Rapid Prototyping model as the theoretical framework. This was a means to persuade 18-19 year-old Malaysian university students, to change thier incorrect electrical concepts, for scientific ones. The learning system for reconceptualization was designed by employing the conept-building model of heirarchical cognition. The student population under study consisted of 93 18-19 year old Malaysian electrical engineering undergraduate freshmen in which more than 90% of this population had several misunderstandings in electrical concepts. The instruments used were the preliminary test, system evaluation checklists, the experimental prer and post tests, subjects web-based answers, interviews and observations.Analysis of results showed an increase of 50% of the subjects who assumed the the correct understanding about the battery as a voltage instead of a current generator, and, that current was never lost rather conserved in a circuit

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information:Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2002
Uncontrolled Keywords:web-based learning, electrical misconceptions, learning difficulties
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Education
ID Code:9882
Deposited By: PM Dr Nazli Yahaya
Deposited On:07 Jun 2010 09:57
Last Modified:23 Jan 2011 13:33

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