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The Effects of a Web-based Guided Inquiry Approach on Students' Achievement

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The Effects of a Web-based Guided Inquiry Approach on Students' Achievement
- Although Web technology is widely used in today’s classrooms, educationists are still unsure of its capability to generate meaningful learning. As the numbers of web-based learning (WBL) materials keep increasing tremendously, more students will rely on such resources in their learning process. WBL is always seen as a platform to deliver information, and as such, most of its learning materials are linear and tutorial-based. A WBL that applies a guided inquiry approach offers an alternative as it allows the users to explore the environment based on a given problem. This study investigated the effectiveness of two learning approaches in a WBL environment (guided inquiry, GIA and tutorial, TuA) on the achievement of students with different cognitive styles (Field Independent, FI and Field Dependent, FD). Two versions of a WBL material (TuA and GIA versions) were developed for this purpose. The findings revealed that: (1) the GIA group performed significantly better than the TuA group,...
Irfan Naufal Umar, Sajap Maswan
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where JCP
Authors Irfan Naufal Umar, Sajap Maswan
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