Title

Inquiry-based learning set

Author Identifiers

Ron Oliver

National Library of Australia: nla.party-497141

Scopus: 7401914525

Collection Type

Dataset

Faculty

Vice-Chancellory

School or Research Centre

Vice-Chancellory

Contact

r.oliver@ecu.edu.au

Publisher

Edith Cowan University Research Online

Dataset Identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/102.100.100/6823

Description

The dataset consist of a set of ten survey questions and the survey results, indicating students' levels of engagement in a higher education undergraduate course unit. The ten survey questions were a mixture of Likert scale and open questions. 250 first year undergraduate students from Edith Cowan University were surveyed. The data was collected during the year 2005 and was processed and analysed using Excel and SPSS. The data was collected to support research that explored the utility and efficacy of the application of a Web-based tool to promote learner engagement among first year students in a large class in an undergraduate communications degree. The Web-based tool was developed to support an inquiry-based learning approach that was characterised by strong learning scaffolds, meaningful contexts, feedback and support and administrative efficiencies. Students were surveyed at the end of the semester to measure the levels of engagement that the Web-supported inquiry-based learning approach was able to engender.

FoR Codes

130306, 130202

Research Activity Title

Web supported inquiry-based learning

Research Activity Description

With the massification and corporatisation of higher education there is mounting pressure on universities to create and delivery curricula that meet the needs of diverse student groups and also utilise economies of scale. Information and communication technologies (ICT) are being increasingly applied in universities to this end. The research project at Edith Cowan University explored the utility and efficacy of the application of a Web-based tool to promote learner engagement among first year students in a large class in an undergraduate communications degree. The Web-based tool was developed to support an inquiry-based learning approach that was characterised by strong leaning scaffolds, meaningful contexts, feedback and support and administrative efficiencies. The research provides evidence that the Web supported enquiry-based learning environment was able to support learner engagement but also identified factors that could limit student motivation and interest.

Start of data collection time period

February 2005

End of data collection time period

December 2005

Language

eng

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