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The Effectiveness of Web-Based Instruction in Supporting Teachers in Implementing Inquiry-Based Instruction

by Byers, Amanda J.

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The purpose of this paper was to investigate the effectiveness of a web-based learning environment in supporting the participants in implementing a new instructional technique. This paper also investigated the expectations of those participants enrolled in the web-based learning environment. The data in this study was obtained during a previous study of a graduate-level on-line course. Pre and post-surveys were given to the participants of the course and a group of teachers who had participated in a previous, more traditional course. The data was analyzed through MANCOVA and ANCOVA. Open-ended questions were summarized to obtain more information about the expectations of the course. The results showed that those who participated in the web-based course felt more supported in implementing the instructional technique in their classrooms than those who had not participated. Qualitative analysis resulted in a variety of course expectations listed by those enrolled in the web-based learning environment.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:web based instruction education

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Date of Publication:01/01/2005

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