The Designing of Constructivist Web-Based Learning Environment to Enhance Problem Solving Process and Transfer of Learning for Computer Education Student
The purpose of this research was to design and development of constructivist web-based learning environment to enhance problem solving process and transfer of learning for computer education student. The developmental research (Type I): design and development process were employed in this study. Several methods used were document analysis, survey and case study. The results revealed that: (1) The designing of constructivist web-based learning environment consisted of the following components; (1) Problem base (2) Resources (3) Cognitive tool (4) Collaboration (5) Related case (6) Fostering problem solving process center (7) Transfer of learning center (8) Social support for education views (9) Scaffolding, and (10) Coaching, (2) The efficiency of this learning environment was evaluated by expert review. It was found that the learning environment is appropriate on 3 aspects: content, instructional design and media. (3) The problem solving process was found from the problem solving process test form (mean = 86.54, S.D = 0.31) and the transfer of learning test form (mean = 81.22, S.D. = 0.21) that every learner passes the 70% criterion of the specific scores, and (4) The students’ opinion towards the learning environment was divided into 3 aspects. They were (1) the contents can be supported concept formation of the learners, (2) characteristic of learning environment was designed for helping learners to easily for learning about in classroom and out of the classroom, (3) the learning environment supported and encouraging learners to enhancing knowledge construction and problem solving process and transfer of learning for the learners.
KeywordsConstructivist learning environment Problem solving process Transfer of learning Web-based learning environment
This work was supported by the Innovation and Cognitive Technology Research Center, Faculty of Education, and the Research and Technology Transfers Affairs Division, Khon Kaen University.
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