An efficient constructive e-alignment for onsite-online learning

Vien, Quoc-Tuan ORCID logoORCID: and Shah, Purav ORCID logoORCID: (2019) An efficient constructive e-alignment for onsite-online learning. International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 28 (3/4) . pp. 276-292. ISSN 1560-4624 [Article] (doi:10.1504/ijceell.2018.098073)

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This paper aims at proposing an efficient constructive electronic-based alignment (CeA) to promote self-learning amongst the students via e-learning environment where e-lectures/e-tutorials are developed followed by e-assessments. The CeA is developed based on behaviourism, cognitivism, humanism and constructivism to ensure the students’ learning does take place in the e-learning environment. Considering engineering related courses at higher education, it has been shown that the decline in mathematical background of the students causes difficulties in accomplishing the quantitative curricula. A well-designed constructive alignment is thus necessary to support active learning of the students having different background. Onsite tutorials and seminars may be helpful; however, they may not be very effective, especially in a large-sized and/or high-diversity class. Therefore, in this paper, the proposed CeA not only helps the onsite students strengthen their knowledge but also provides the offsite students with various kinds of learning supplement. Particularly, a case study is presented to show the potential impact of the CeA on both onsite and online learning of mathematics for postgraduate students in both telecommunications engineering and computer networks.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
Item ID: 24755
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Inderscience in the International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning. The final published version is available online:
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Depositing User: Quoc-Tuan Vien
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2018 16:25
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 19:15

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