Data Modeling Technique Made Easy with Hybrid Learning Computer Aided Instruction

  • Joseph Fong
  • L. F. Kwok
  • Simon K. S. Cheung
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6837)


Although hybrid learning has been adopted in higher education for a decade, it is still a challenge to build a satisfactory Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) on Internet. Not only it is difficult to guide users through the operations of CAI, but also it is hard to measure the learning effectiveness. This paper presents an effective method of using a set of CAI steps to demonstrate hybrid learning on data modeling technique. A constructivist theory is applied for users to go through the CAI steps. The result is a CAI for teaching and learning data modeling techniques. A case study of designing a hospital patient system is used for illustration. Its merit is the effective application of interactivity in teaching and learning data modeling techniques in designing an extended entity relationship model.


hybrid learning constructivist theory computer aided instruction data modeling technique 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Fong
    • 1
  • L. F. Kwok
    • 1
  • Simon K. S. Cheung
    • 2
  1. 1.City University of Hong KongKowloonHong Kong
  2. 2.Open University of Hong KongKowloonHong Kong

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