The limitations of the conventional tutorial are highlighted and the advantages of using the World Wide Web as a medium for conducting tutorials are examined. An experiment of the new approach was conducted using a combination of open-ended tutorial discussion and multiple-choice self-assessment through the WWW with a class of 100 students. A questionnaire was administered and the results were analysed udner a) ease of use of the WWW system; b) whether the system aids learning; c) the extent to which the system aids the development of autonomy and confidence in learning; and d) preferences for conventional or Web tutorial methods. Both students and tutors opinions were analysed and the results showed the Web tutorial was felt to be highly flexible and to promote autonomy in learning. However, it was found that to use the WWW effectively as a teaching tool requires that the institutional computer network and the computer hardware available for students need to have sufficient capacity to permit unrestricted access to the Web tutorial resources.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||The 78th world conf. of the Textile Institute, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 1997, Vol. 1|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Sep 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)