Supporting practices in web-based learning

Changjie Tang, Qing Li, Rynson W.H. Lau, Xiaodong Huang

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Student practices are an important aspect in schooling. This article explores a possible solution of this issue for Web students in the field of computer science. Taking a DBMS implementation course as an example, the practical experiences are introduced, including courseware organization, question answering, project assignments and checking for Web Learning. The courseware is featured with: (a) self-navigation by semantic links, (b) seeing before learning, (c) provision of source code and practice-slots, (d) learning with tasks, and (e) personalized interface facilities. The special techniques inside the implementation of a personalized interface, such as user information table, behavior table, topic level tree and the page producing mechanisms are also discussed. A strategy to get the feedback of Web students is proposed, namely, by setting up a shadow class on campus to reflect the feedback of all Web learning students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Web-Based Learning - 1st International Conference, ICWL 2002, Proceedings
EditorsJoseph Fong, Chu Ting Cheung, Hong Va Leong, Qing Li
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)3540440410, 9783540440413
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Web-Based Learning, ICWL 2002 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 17 Aug 200219 Aug 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference1st International Conference on Web-Based Learning, ICWL 2002
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong


  • Learning with task
  • Practical classes
  • Shadow classes
  • Web learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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